Yahoo CEO sketches out new plan to jump-start growth

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc Chief Executive Scott Thompson outlined how the Internet pioneer will revive itself by putting in place a new structure to sharpen its focus on users, advertisers and overlooked areas such as commerce.

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Microsoft to struggle vs. Apple, Google in tablets

(Reuters) - Microsoft's push into the tablet industry will see only limited success, with the U.S. software maker remaining a distant No. 3 behind Apple and Google, research firm Gartner said on Tuesday.

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Tablet boom waiting for corporate wave

(Reuters) - When John Sperling, 91-year old chairman of Apollo Group Inc , calls into meetings at the education company he founded, he opens an iPad app Fuze instead of video conferencing gear installed at his home.

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Court narrows reach of computer fraud law

(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court rejected the government's broad reading of a computer fraud law to prosecute workers who steal from company computers, saying it could expose millions of Americans to prosecution for harmless activities at work.

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RIM losing money on BlackBerry hardware: analyst

TORONTO (Reuters) - Research In Motion Ltd likely lost money on sales of its BlackBerry smartphones and PlayBook tablet computers in the fiscal year just ended, an analyst said on Tuesday after studying the company's latest data.

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Sony sees record $6.4 billion loss on tax hit

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Sony Corp flagged a record $6.4 billion annual net loss, double an earlier forecast and a fourth straight year of red ink, as it writes off deferred tax credits, heaping more pressure on its new CEO to turn around the electronics giant.

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Facebook to buy Instagram for $1 billion

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook will pay $1 billion in cash and stock for Instagram, a 2-year-old photo-sharing application developer, in its largest-ever acquisition just months before the No. 1 social media website is expected to go public.

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China Web giants promise to fight "rumors": Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) - Three of China's largest Internet companies have promised the government they will take steps to banish online rumors, state media said on Tuesday, as the ruling Communist Party fights jitters over a tricky leadership transition.

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Android beats Apple in China mobile platform race: report

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Google Inc's Android mobile operating system (OS) was the top smartphone platform in China last year, growing its market share by about 35 percent in the world's largest market for mobile phones, a Chinese technology research firm said.

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Exclusive: China's ZTE planned U.S. computer sale to Iran

(Reuters) - China's ZTE Corp, which recently sold Iran's largest telecommunications firm a powerful surveillance system, later agreed to ship to Iran millions of dollars worth of embargoed U.S. computer equipment, documents show.

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Source: Reuters