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Dec 5, 2012

Instagram’s Systrom coy on ad plans, user data

PARIS, Dec 5 (Reuters) – Instagram’s youthful Chief
Executive Kevin Systrom allowed himself a luxury at a Paris
technology conference that he never feels comfortable doing in
San Francisco: wearing a tie.

The founder of the popular photo-sharing app, now owned by
Facebook, looks less comfortable when asked whether he’ll
soon be adding advertising to his service.

Jul 10, 2012
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The whole world is going to play together: Zynga founder

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“Do you want to play Atari?”

Mark Pincus is sharing an inscription from his high school yearbook with a roomful of journalists at his company Zynga’s San Francisco headquarters.

The purpose of this event, called Zynga Unleashed, is to reveal the roadmap of one of Silicon Valley’s fastest growing companies – but right now Pincus is looking back.

Jan 9, 2012

Netflix sparks price war with UK launch

LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. online video and DVD rental company Netflix launched in Britain and Ireland on Monday, taking on BSkyB’s premium drama and movies offerings and prompting Amazon-owned rival Lovefilm to offer a new cut-price service.

In its first expansion outside the Americas, which the company has already said will push it into a loss this year, Netflix said its prices and instant access to a broad range of online entertainment would attract new customers.

Oct 6, 2011

Fans lay tributes of apples for Steve Jobs

LONDON/SYDNEY, Oct 6 (Reuters) – Technology and design
admirers flocked to Apple stores worldwide on Thursday
to express their sorrow at the death of Steve Jobs, the
visionary who transformed the daily lives of millions.

The Apple co-founder who inspired the Macintosh computer,
iPod, iPhone and iPad died on Wednesday at the age of 56 after a
long battle with pancreatic cancer. He stepped down as Apple
chief executive in August.

Feb 14, 2011

Mobile Fair: Interview:Microsoft says Nokia deal good for rivals

BARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) – Microsoft’s deep collaboration with Nokia will help rival phone makers, not threaten them, the software giant’s president of mobile told Reuters in an interview on Monday.

Many analysts believe that smartphone makers such as Samsung, HTC or Sony Ericsson will now embrace Google’s Android platform more deeply, fearing they can no longer compete with Nokia on Windows Phone.

Feb 14, 2011

Mobile Fair-INTERVIEW-Microsoft says Nokia deal good for rivals

BARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) – Microsoft’s deep collaboration with Nokia will help rival phone makers, not threaten them, the software giant’s president of mobile told Reuters in an interview on Monday.

Many analysts believe that smartphone makers such as Samsung, HTC or Sony Ericsson will now embrace Google’s Android platform more deeply, fearing they can no longer compete with Nokia on Windows Phone.

Feb 14, 2011

Mobile Fair-INTERVIEW-RIM says state security demands are normal

BARCELONA, Spain Feb 14 (Reuters) – BlackBerry maker Research in Motion
(RIM.TO: Quote, Profile, Research) is not alone in facing demands from governments for access to its data
services, and it is just a normal part of the business, co-chief executive Jim
Balsillie said.

RIM has attracted attention over the past year for disputes with a number of
countries in the Gulf Arab region and most recently in India, as governments
seek to monitor its encrypted email and messaging services for security reasons.

Feb 14, 2011

RIM says state security demands are normal

BARCELONA, Spain Feb 14 (Reuters) – BlackBerry maker Research in Motion
(RIM.TO: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) is not alone in facing demands from governments for access to its data
services, and it is just a normal part of the business, co-chief executive Jim
Balsillie said.

RIM has attracted attention over the past year for disputes with a number of
countries in the Gulf Arab region and most recently in India, as governments
seek to monitor its encrypted email and messaging services for security reasons.

Feb 14, 2011

Microsoft says Nokia deal good for rivals

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb 14 (Reuters) – Microsoft’s (MSFT.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz)
deep collaboration with Nokia (NOK1V.HE: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) will help rival phone
makers, not threaten them, the software giant’s president of
mobile told Reuters in an interview on Monday.

Many analysts believe that smartphone makers such as Samsung
(005930.KS: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), HTC (2498.TW: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) or Sony Ericsson (6758.T: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz)(ERICb.ST: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz)
will now embrace Google’s (GOOG.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) Android platform more deeply,
fearing they can no longer compete with Nokia on Windows Phone.

Jan 27, 2011

Buzzdeck could tell if you’re gonna be a rock star

By Matt Cowan

LONDON, Jan 27 (Reuters Life!) – For a virtually unknown
16-year-old British ukulele player and singer, Misty Miller
already boasts an impressive international following.

“The places in the world that know my music? South America,
China and Australia,” she says with slight astonishment.