Foxconn says in talks with Sharp over deal hitch; hopes for agreement

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  • Feb 26, 2016
TOKYO/TAIPEI Foxconn, a major supplier to Apple Inc (AAPL.O), said on Friday it was in talks with Sharp Corp (6753.T) to clarify a late hitch to its takeover of the Japanese firm, worth an estimated near-$6 billion. It said it hopes for a "satisfactory...
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Qihoo 360 to be taken private in $9.3 billion deal

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  • Dec 18, 2015
Chinese mobile security software maker Qihoo 360 Technology Co said it agreed to be acquired by a group of investors for about $9.3 billion, including about $1.6 billion of debt.The holders of each American Depositary Share, which represents three cla...
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India IT firms may raise fees to counter dearer U.S. visas

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  • Jan 11, 2016
MUMBAI India's export-driven IT outsourcing firms are likely to raise client fees and process more work from their centers in India to cushion the impact of an increase in fees for work visas in the United States, their top market, investors said.The n...
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Software Tech Investment Risks and You

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  • Apr 27, 2016
We live in a connected world, and a connected world leads to more and more transparency. Transparency means also discovering things which were not obvious.So, a new fresh insight by Yoav Fisher on startup business and venture capitalists is that venture c...
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Australia's biggest supermarkets will get rid of microbeads by 2017

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  • Jan 08, 2016
Following legislation in the U.S. that banned the sale of products containing microbeads, Australian retail giants Woolworths and Coles have committed to removing all such products from their shelves by the end of 2017. Microbeads, often labelled as polye...
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Beer brewers toast Australian gluten-free barley

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  • Apr 20, 2016
SYDNEY Australian scientists say they have developed the world's first WHO-approved "gluten-free" barley, a breakthrough for global beer manufacturers which have had to use alternatives to barley such as rice and sorghum to brew gluten-free beer.Austra...
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Five cheetah cubs fight for survival after rare C-section birth

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  • Mar 21, 2016
NEW YORK Five cheetah cubs are fighting for their lives after being delivered prematurely at a Cincinnati zoo by a caesarean section, a procedure seldom performed during the birth of the endangered cats.The cubs, born earlier this month, have weak immu...
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Visa's investment in Square represents about 1 percent stake

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  • Feb 13, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO Visa Inc (V.N), the world's largest credit and debit card company, said on Friday it currently has about a 1 percent stake in mobile payments company Square Inc (SQ.N) based on a 2011 investment.Visa told Reuters its current holdings are ...
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Geek Reading: EBay Merges, Neural Networks in Python, and More

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  • Apr 21, 2016
Today we start with some local flavor. Ebay Enterprise, located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, merges with Innotrac to become Radial. Like many local software developers, I also spent part of my career at what used to be GSI Commerce. Google Research tel...
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Spacecraft to seek life on Mars in European-led mission

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  • Mar 11, 2016
BERLIN A spacecraft is due to set off for Mars next week on a mission that scientists hope will help answer one of the most burning questions of spacefaring times: Is there life on other planets?The craft, part of the European-Russian ExoMars program, ...
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