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Jan 30, 2012
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LinkedIn “alert” shows users still on edge about privacy

By Gerry Shih and Himank Sharma

Looks like social media users are getting twitchy about their online privacy rights.

Days after Google made known its decision to establish a common privacy policy across  its scores of products,  a chain-message of uncertain origin began circling on the Internet, claiming LinkedIn had quietly changed its own policy on the treatment of user data.

Jan 23, 2012
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Hear RIM’s new CEO. Then speak your mind.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUFwhpcrCTw&feature=player_detailpage[/youtube]

For many BlackBerry users and smartphone industry pundits, this Youtube video was their first close-up look at new Research in Motion CEO Thorsten Heins.

Jan 13, 2012

Path to connected future clear at crowded tech show

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – From the world’s first eye-controlled laptop and a pet-tracking app to a glass-encased ultra-thin notebook, 2012′s Consumer Electronics Show produced more than a few gems to point the way forward in technology.

Out of the noise and confusion of the sprawling electronic circus in Las Vegas, two trends stood clear: we will soon interact with devices without thinking about it — or even being aware of it — and everything we do will be connected to the rest of the world.

Jan 13, 2012

Analysis: Path to connected future clear at crowded show

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – From the world’s first eye-controlled laptop and a pet-tracking app to a glass-encased ultra-thin notebook, 2012′s Consumer Electronics Show produced more than a few gems to point the way forward in technology.

Out of the noise and confusion of the sprawling electronic circus in Las Vegas, two trends stood clear: we will soon interact with devices without thinking about it — or even being aware of it — and everything we do will be connected to the rest of the world.

Jan 13, 2012

Duke signals plan to stay at Fed for a while

SANTA BARBARA, California (Reuters) – Federal Reserve Governor Elizabeth Duke on Friday signaled that she would stay in her post past the expiration of her term on January 31, saying she planned to work on banking and housing issues for the “foreseeable future.”

Speaking at a banking seminar, Duke noted that Fed governors can serve until replaced and added, “I’m now heavily focused on issues of community banks and housing, and will continue to be for the foreseeable future.”

Jan 13, 2012

GPS dogtags and sacred kangaroos: hits and misses

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – This year’s Consumer Electronics Show turned out to be the largest on record, despite a slow economy and what many industry pundits agree is a dearth of genuine scene-stealers.

But as with most years, avid – and hardy – attendees can always find a few gems that stand out from the inevitable tidal wave of headphones, Internet-enabled home appliances and gadget casings.

Jan 13, 2012

GPS dogtags and sacred kangaroos: hits and misses at CES

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – This year’s Consumer Electronics Show turned out to be the largest on record, despite a slow economy and what many industry pundits agree is a dearth of genuine scene-stealers.

But as with most years, avid – and hardy – attendees can always find a few gems that stand out from the inevitable tidal wave of headphones, Internet-enabled home appliances and gadget casings.

Jan 12, 2012

GPS dogtags and glass PCs: the show’s hits and misses

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – This year’s Consumer Electronics Show turned out to be the largest on record, despite a slow economy and what many industry pundits agree is a dearth of genuine scene-stealers.

But as with most years, avid – and hardy – attendees can always find a few gems that stand out from the inevitable tidal wave of headphones, Internet-enabled home appliances and gadget casings.

Jan 12, 2012

Wynn shares slide as lawsuit stokes Macau concern

LOS ANGELES, Jan 12 (Reuters) – A legal dispute
between the founder of Wynn Resorts Inc (WYNN.O: Quote, Profile, Research) and his
longtime partner raised questions about the state of the U.S.
casino company’s fast-growth Macau business, sending its shares
down more than 5 percent on Thursday.

Wynn Vice Chairman and major shareholder Kazuo Okada sued
the company in Nevada, accusing it of blocking his attempts to
review its business accounts despite repeated requests.

Jan 6, 2012

Analysis: U.S. casinos, vendors eye big online-poker stakes

By Deena Beasley and Edwin Chan

(Reuters) – Louis Castle has been preparing for this moment for months.

Even before the Justice Department effectively gave the green light for states to legalize online gambling, the Shuffle Master Inc chief strategy officer had assembled a design team for a multiplayer gaming platform, kicked off a hiring plan, and made preparations to launch the company’s maiden interactive division this year.

“Come February, you’ll see a lot of activity in Nevada around legal online gaming. Some people will jump, we’ll certainly be ready,” said Castle, who joined Shuffle Master in October from Zynga. “The question is which companies will want to go first.

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      "Based in Los Angeles, I oversee company news coverage of much of the U.S. West Coast, including such corporations as Apple, Google and Microsoft. Previously, I was bureau chief for Hong Kong and Shanghai and oversaw coverage for all corporations in China and Hong Kong."
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