The CeBIT information technology fair brings together hundreds of thousands of attendees and exhibitors focused on the latest developments in mobile, big data, cloud computing and other industries. In light of the Edward Snowden affair, security and privacy will be a top theme at the five-day conference held in Hanover, Germany.
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, who has overseen an almost 150 percent stock rally fueled by her company’s stake in Alibaba, is poised to pare that ownership -- a move that threatens to diminish the Web portal’s investor appeal.
Google won a major victory in its fight against claims it illegally scanned private e-mail messages to and from Gmail accounts, defeating a bid to unify lawsuits in a single group case on behalf of hundreds of millions of Internet users.
Vivendi SA, after weighing competing offers for its French wireless carrier SFR each valued at more than $20 billion, will start exclusive talks with billionaire Patrick Drahi’s cable holding Altice SA.
Vodafone Group Plc and Grupo Corporativo Ono SA’s owners are moving closer to a takeover agreement after the Spanish cable company delayed plans for an initial public offering, according to people familiar with the matter.
Grupo Corporativo Ono shareholders have approved plans for an initial public offering today even as talks about a takeover of the Spanish cable company by Vodafone Group continue, according to people familiar with the matter.
Starbucks, the world’s largest coffee-shop operator, will test a smartphone service this year that lets customers order items ahead of time at some U.S. cafes, part of a push to promote its mobile application.
Who needs an army of lawyers when you have a computer? When Minneapolis attorney William Greene faced the task of combing through 1.3 million electronic documents in a recent case, he turned to a so-called smart computer program.
Billionaire Masayoshi Son says his wireless Internet service can challenge U.S. cable companies with lower prices and increased speeds. The pitch probably won’t quiet regulators’ qualms about his plan to buy T-Mobile US.
Vivendi has asked Bouygues and Altice, the competing bidders for its French phone unit SFR, to submit final offers by tomorrow, giving them a chance to improve their terms, people familiar with the matter said.
Vodafone plans to use Kabel Deutschland, the cable company it bought last year for more than $10 billion, as the “core” of its fixed-line business in Germany and potentially other countries, CEO Vittorio Colao said.