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How regulators and China could scupper Broadcom’s $103 billion deal for Qualcomm

Broadcom has official lodged a $103 billion bid for rival company Qualcomm. The bid could lead to a mega chipmaker worth a staggering $200 billion. And while Qualcomm will be tempted to take the deal, given its recent struggles with antitrust regulators and its ongoing patent war with Apple, it …

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Symantec CEO warns of worrying trend to allow governments access to source code

Symantec CEO Greg Clark has had an encouraging change of heart over sharing the security company’s source code with international governments. In an interview with Reuters Clark said that sharing source code poses ‘unacceptable risks’. Tech companies have been under increased pressure to allow Russian, US and Chinese governments access …

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Kaspersky punished for ‘geopolitical fight’ it never wanted with the US

Russian cyber security firm Kaspersky has more than good enough reason to be feeling a bit sorry for itself. Despite offering the US government its code source in a loyalty bid, the White House has removed the Moscow-based security provider from two lists of approved vendors. While the Trump administration …

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Cyber Monday is biggest ecommerce day in US history

US consumers spent $3.45 billion on goods, this Cyber Monday, making it the largest ecommerce day in US online retail history.  The data, gathered by Adobe Digital Insights, dismissed concerns surrounding sales over the Thanksgiving weekend impacting sales on Cyber Monday.  Cyber Monday sales increased 12.1 per cent year-on-year and surpassed initial expectations …

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FCC rules that ISPs need permission to share user data

The FCC has adopted rules requiring internet service providers (ISPs) to get customers’ permission before selling data they collect to marketers.  "It’s the consumers’ information. How it is used should be the consumers’ choice," said FCC chairman Tom Wheeler. The vote was 3-2 along party lines. ISPs typically collect and …

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UK retailers consider US to be the most important ecommerce market

A survey of 250 British retailers by Global-e has revealed 59 per cent consider the US to be the most important ecommerce market. Despite this, only 44 per cent of UK retailers are actually selling to consumers in the States, and 13 per cent are planning to start selling to …

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Windows users fight back: Microsoft makes ‘updategate’ tweaks after business owner wins $10,000 in court case

Microsoft has already angered the likes of Ann Widdecombe and Richard Madeley with its Windows 10 pop-ups – now someone has sued the company over its updates. Teri Goldstein was awarded $10,000 by Microsoft after taking the tech giant to court over loss of earnings. She sued the company after her computer …

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Dixons Carphone revenues rise again ahead of first US store opening

Dixons Carphone has made a strong start to its financial year, with UK and Ireland like-for-like revenues rising 10 per cent during its Q1 2015/2016 period. For the 13 weeks ended August 1st 2015, the Currys/PC World/Carphone Warehouse owner saw group like-for-like revenues increase eight per cent across the board. …

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New eBay rival hopes to combat counterfeit tech and expensive delivery charges

Cross-border shipping is on the rise, with many tech etailers like NewEgg already shipping from the US to the UK and around the world. Hard-to-find products can be ordered direct from the likes of China on big e-commerce sites such as eBay. Now there’s a new alternative on the market: …

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BenQ-sponsored eSports team wins a record $6.6m in Dota 2 eSports tournament

An eSports team that just last week extended its partnership with PC monitor brand BenQ went on to win a record $6,630,109 million (£4,286,338) in a tournament on the weekend. Evil Geniuses (pictred) picked up the top prize in the Dota 2 event known as The International, which handed out …

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