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Jun 14, 2012

Reuters Summit-FT sees BlackBerry with smaller role in future

NEW YORK, June 14 (Reuters) – Financial Times, which gets
nearly a third of its revenue from digital subscriptions,
expects BlackBerry smartphones to become less important for
corporate executives as BlackBerry loses market share to
devices like Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android based system.

FT.com managing director Rob Grimshaw said BlackBerry, made
by Research In Motion (RIM.TO: Quote, Profile, Research), is now fourth in terms of
priority for developing the FT’s applications, even behind
Microsoft’s (MSFT.O: Quote, Profile, Research) Windows 8.

Jun 13, 2012

AOL, Starboard set for board battle at annual meet

June 13 (Reuters) – Activist hedge fund Starboard Value may
gain at least one of the three seats it is seeking on AOL Inc’s
board during the Internet company’s annual shareholder
meeting in Boston on Thursday, two top shareholders said.

Jeffrey Smith, the founder and CEO of Starboard is one of
the nominees up for an AOL board seat, and a person close to the
matter said Smith will be at the shareholder meeting.

Jun 12, 2012

Reuters Summit-Adobe to help stream Olympics, eyes Super Bowl

June 11 (Reuters) – Adobe Systems Inc (ADBE.O: Quote, Profile, Research) will get into
the Olympics as its technology helps stream live events this
summer to mobile users all over the world as the software
company hopes demand for video will support its push into new
areas including the Super Bowl.

“The two aspirations we had when we started Adobe Media
Server were the Olympics and live streaming of the Super Bowl,”
said David Wadhwani, senior vice president and general manager
of Adobe’s digital media business unit.

Jun 9, 2012

LinkedIn breach puts site’s reputation on the line

June 8 (Reuters) – LinkedIn Corp’s silence on the
extent of a security breach that exposed millions of user
passwords has damaged its reputation among some business
professionals, and may slow the fast-growing company’s rise if
the breach turns out to be more serious than so far disclosed.

Several days after news of the theft of the passwords
emerged, the site with more than 160 million members still says
it has yet to determine the full extent of the breach.

Jun 7, 2012

LinkedIn, eHarmony suffer data breaches

BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Social networking site LinkedIn (LNKD.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) and online dating service eHarmony warned that some user passwords had been breached after security experts discovered scrambled files with passwords for millions of online accounts.

The two companies declined to say how many accounts had been breached when they disclosed the breaches in statements issued on Wednesday.

Jun 7, 2012

Analysis: In scare for newspapers, digital ad growth stalls

By Jennifer Saba

(Reuters) – As more newspapers cut back on print to reduce costs and focus on their websites, a troubling trend has emerged: online advertising sales are stalling.

In the first quarter, digital advertising revenue at newspapers rose just 1 percent from a year ago, the fifth consecutive quarter that growth has declined, according to the Newspaper Association of America, a trade organization.

Jun 7, 2012

In scare for newspapers, digital ad growth stalls

June 7 (Reuters) – As more U.S. newspapers cut back on print
to reduce costs and focus on their websites, a troubling trend
has emerged: online advertising sales are stalling.

In the first quarter, digital advertising revenue at U.S.
newspapers rose just 1 percent from a year ago, the fifth
consecutive quarter that growth has declined, according to the
Newspaper Association of America, a trade organization.

Jun 7, 2012

LinkedIn suffers data breach

BOSTON/NEW YORK, June 6 (Reuters) – LinkedIn said
on Wednesday that it had a data breach that compromised the
passwords of some of the social network’s members.

LinkedIn engineer Vicente Silveira confirmed on the
website’s blog that some passwords were “compromised.”

Jun 6, 2012

LinkedIn suffers data breach -security experts

BOSTON/NEW YORK, June 6 (Reuters) – Computer security
experts in the United States and Europe warned they have
uncovered evidence that the social networking site LinkedIn
has suffered a data breach that may have compromised
the passwords of millions of users.

LinkedIn Corp said Wednesday via Twitter and on its blog
that it was “unable to confirm” that a breach had occurred.

Jun 6, 2012

Security experts say LinkedIn suffered data breach

BOSTON/NEW YORK, June 6 (Reuters) – Computer security
experts in the United States and Europe warned they have
uncovered evidence that the social networking site LinkedIn
has suffered a data breach that compromised the
passwords of an unknown number of its users.

LinkedIn said via Twitter early on Wednesday that it was
“unable to confirm” that a security breach had occurred. “Our
team continues to investigate,” the Tweet said.