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A man walks out of Samsung Electronics' headquarters in SeoulSEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Wednesday that it will invest $560 million to build a consumer appliances production complex in Vietnam, its latest move to build manufacturing capacity in the country. Samsung, the world's largest TV maker, said in a statement the new 700,000 square meter complex will mainly produce televisions. Samsung has been investing heavily in production facilities in Vietnam across business segments including smartphones in a bid to lower production costs. ...

The logo of of Rocket Internet, a German venture capital group is pictured in illustration photo in SarajevoFRANKFURT (Reuters) - Rocket Internet , the global e-commerce investor, will likely price its flotation at the upper end of the 35.50 euros ($44.75) to 42.50 euros a share price range, three people familiar with the deal said. "Books for retail investors are still open until 5 o'clock (German time), and no final price has been set. But it certainly looks like the price will be 42.50 euros," one of the people said. The shares are poised to be priced Wednesday night with trading to start on Thursday. ...

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev in the city of AtyrauBy Alexei Anishchuk MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday he would not restrict Internet access for Russians but Moscow must protect state domains against a surge of cyber attacks since the Ukraine crisis began. His remarks were intended to douse speculation that he plans a crackdown on use of the Internet, which he has called a "CIA project" used to organize protests against him, as tensions mount with the West over the Ukraine crisis. ...

An eBay sign is seen at an office building in San Jose, CaliforniaBy Deepa Seetharaman and Supantha Mukherjee (Reuters) - EBay Inc's agreement on Tuesday to spin off PayPal next year will give the unit more flexibility to strike deals in the rapidly evolving payments space as growth at the company's traditional e-commerce business slows. The surprise move is a huge about-face for eBay's leadership, including Chief Executive Officer John Donahoe, who resisted shareholder activist Carl Icahn's calls for a split earlier this year and led a months-long campaign to convince investors that eBay should remain intact. ...

Microsoft CEO Nadella addresses the media during an event in New DelhiBy Bill Rigby SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp announced its 'Windows 10' operating system on Tuesday to replace the largely unpopular Windows 8, skipping a number to mark a leap toward unifying the way people work on tablets, phones and traditional computers. The next version of Microsoft's flagship product, which still runs the vast majority of personal computers and is used by 1.5 billion customers worldwide, is aimed at recapturing the lucrative business market, which generally ignored the new-look Windows 8. ...

A part of the signage at the main gate of The Walt Disney Co. is pictured in Burbank(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc  appears to be close to settling a nearly two-month dispute with Walt Disney Co during which Amazon stopped offering Disney DVDs for preorder, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. Upcoming Disney DVD releases including "Guardians," "Maleficent," "Million Dollar Arm," "Planes: Fire and Rescue" and "The 100-Foot Journey" were back on Amazon last week, the WSJ said, citing a person with knowledge about the issue. ...

  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:54:22 -0400

Apple Pay to Work with Siri (Report)"Siri, pull out my credit card." That's exactly what you'll be able to tell your iPhone soon, if folks with access to the iOS 8.1 beta are to be believed. According to a beta user, Apple's voice-activated assistant will be upgraded to work closely with Apple Pay, which is expected to arrive sometime this month. As pointed out by 9to5Mac, Twitter user Lakewooder noticed Siri's new ability when toying with the iOS 8.1 beta.

Lynn La/CNETUnder new CEO Marcelo Claure, Sprint is keeping the pressure on its larger competitors and going directly after AT&T.>

Ex-Apple managers spill dirt on what it’s like to work there, say Apple execs ‘are nuts’Do you love working long hours, spending a lot of time away from your family, and dealing with insanely demanding bosses? If so then there’s a little company in Cupertino that just might be the perfect place for you to set up shop.  Via 9to5Mac, two former Apple managers recently published a podcast where they talked about their experiences working for the company and what becomes very clear very quickly is that working at Apple probably isn’t for everyone. RELATED: Apple designer walks away from job, dishes dirt on what it’s like to work there Don Melton, Apple’s former Director of Internet Technologies, and Nitin Ganatra, its former Director of iOS Apps, start off their podcast by describing how Sunday

GoogleCurrying favor with educators and the next generation of workers, Google lifts the 30GB limit on its free Google Apps service for education customers.>

Paranoid? You can destroy this SSD simply by texting it

X1 is Comcast's cable TV software that moves the brains of cable TV into the cloud rather than being locked in a set-top box in the living roomComcast inches closer to box-free TV in the country's tech hub by adding streaming of live TV to mobile devices in the home and the ability to download anything recorded to its DVR onto a gadget.>

Can a massive seawall save New York from flooding?Come along with The Verge for the second season of Detours. We’ve traveled across the country to find the people, groups, and companies that are solving America’s problems in new and unconventional ways.

AcerOr a non-touchscreen model for $179.99. Plus: Three bonus deals, including a seriously sweet Xbox freebie!>

Watch the first full trailer for Ridley Scott's biblical epic 'Exodus'If the first teaser for Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings showed us just how somber the movie is portraying Moses' story, the first full-length trailer, which has just been released, really starts to show us why. This is the first solid look at Scott's next movie, and it's a good one: there's no denying that it's an action-packed biblical epic, but it appears that there's a lot more to it than just the action. And, when the action does hit, it looks pretty great too. The movie is out on December 12th.

Amazon, Disney close to mending strained relationship -- reportSome Disney DVD releases are back on Amazon after they were removed from the e-commerce site in August.>

Some of the very best business executives, startup founders, venture capitalists, management thought leaders, and bestselling authors regularly share words of wisdom on Twitter. Here are a 100 inspirational business leadership quotes for you to enjoy and share on Twitter: Having a great idea is important. But having a great team is also...

Microsoft's Sway lets you share ideas on the web without any design skills

Chris Boross, president of Thread Group and project manager at Nest Labs, during the Thread keynote.Google's Nest Labs, Samsung, Big Ass Fans and others came together to tout the burgeoning Thread standard that allows smart home devices to communicate with one another.>

Please don't ask me to visit my bank in virtual realityHere is, without a doubt, the most dangerous thing about virtual reality: it's convinced way too many people that the highest-bandwidth solution to a problem is the best one. Do you watch Netflix? Well, what about a virtual Netflix where you walk around a video rental store and pick up a movie box to start watching?

Trading addictions: the inside story of the e-cig modding scene

Computer mouse with cable forming Shopping basketThe split is a logical progression for PayPal, but eBay needs to show that it's also a smart decision for its core e-commerce business as Amazon lures away sellers.>

  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:00:00 -0400

JibJab is back with a personalized GIF maker

Sophisticated iPhone and Android malware is spying on Hong Kong protestersA fake smartphone app is being used to remotely monitor pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, according to a report from the New York Times. Researchers from Lacoon Mobile Security say the phishing scam is spreading across the messaging application WhatsApp, through texts that read: "Check out this Android app designed by Code4HK for the coordination of OCCUPY CENTRAL!", along with a link to download software. Lacoon says the software, once downloaded, can access a user's personal data, including phone calls, text messages, and the physical location of their smartphone. ...

Watch display in Apple’s video is actually smaller than you initially thoughtWhen unveiling the Apple Watch during the iPhone 6 event, Apple showed a longer than usual 10 minutes video, narrated by its design guru Jony Ive, in which the company talked about various Apple Watch features, from hardware to software. That presentation video was later uploaded on the company’s YouTube channel, just like most of its videos, but Apple on Tuesday pulled the clip, replacing it with an edited version. As 9to5Mac reports, the first video featured an Apple Watch with a display that’s slightly bigger than the Apple Watch’s actual display. FROM EARLIER: ing sooApple Watch production reportedly starting sooner than you might think Apparently, the screen is shorter in Apple’s latest Watch introduction video than in the original

Uber for Business now automatically expenses taxis in 45 countries

Tesco's looking to sell or close its Blinkbox streaming service

Cortana will tell you when your favorite musicians are playing nearbyThe new Concert Watch feature located in Cortana's Notebook will keep you updated on whether your favorite musicians are playing in a town near you. WP Central writes that all it takes to activate this function is accessing Interests and then adding Music from the list of categories. Concert Watch reportedly uses data from Seat Geek, a ticket search and recommendation engine. It is unknown as to how Concert Watch actually identifies who your most beloved bands are, but WP Central speculates it may be related to Xbox Music. ...

Garmin announces new flagship $450 Forerunner 920XT sport watchGarmin today announced the Forerunner 920XT, its latest multisport watch designed for athletes who need metrics beyond what your average fitness tracker can provide. At $449.99, you'd expect this watch to do just about everything under the sun, and it promises to offer detailed stats on swimming, biking, and running. You'll also get notifications for incoming texts, emails, calls, and calendar reminders, though the "smartwatch" functionality here isn't what anyone will be buying the 920XT for. ...

  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 06:51:10 -0400

Windows 10 will bring back the much missed Start menu.After offering a first look at its forthcoming operating system yesterday, Microsoft is giving users a chance to try out a version on their own machines. The Windows 10 preview will be available for download from Wednesday, October 1.

How PayPal missed huge Apple Pay deal because of the Galaxy S5One of the most important products Apple unveiled during its iPhone 6 event is Apple Pay, the company’s official foray into mobile payments. Apple secured deals with the most important card issuers and banking institutions in the U.S. ahead of the keynote, but surprisingly left out one payments company that was rumored in the days preceding the announcement to be working together with the iPhone maker. Bank Innovation, which provided many details about Apple Pay long before its official name was revealed, has found out more details about Apple’s negotiations with PayPal, and why it kicked it out of the Apple Pay business. FROM EARLIER: iPhone 6: This might be Apple’s smartest marketing trick for selling even more units Apparently, the

  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 06:46:11 -0400

The iPad Air (R) and iPad MiniA new report from Bloomberg tallies with earlier rumors that Apple will be adopting the same color palette it uses for iPhones on the next generation iPad Air.

Amazon gives UK customers early e-book access with Kindle First

Nervous Chinese officials search pigeon anuses for bombsOfficials in China this week examined the anuses of 10,000 pigeons that were set to be released today in celebration of National Day, amid government fears of a possible terrorist attack. According to reports from state-run media outlets, the birds had their feathers, legs, and anuses searched for "suspicious objects" yesterday, before being packed onto a truck and sent to Tiananmen Square in Beijing for today's ceremony. Many reports on the probe disappeared from China's tightly-controlled media after being published, though some articles and tweets remain online.

Tomorrow Daily 060: Windows 10, Netflix versus movie theaters, a neural activity hat, and moreOn today's show, we dive into Windows 10 and some of its new features, get excited about Netflix's plan to release an upcoming film the same day it hits theaters, and check out a weird 3D-printed hat that changes color based on your brain activity.>

Mary Turner and Judith Shutt get reacquainted with Thunderbird Gordon Tracy and Captain Scarlet.Stand by for action! The new documentary "Filmed in Supermarionation" goes behind the strings of Gerry Anderson's puppet shows "Thunderbirds", "Captain Scarlet" and "Stingray".>

Hackers charged with stealing Xbox, 'Call of Duty,' and US Army secrets worth over $100 millionFour hackers have been jointly charged with conspiracies to commit computer fraud, copyright infringement, wire fraud, mail fraud, identity theft, and theft of trade secrets. Individually, they have been charged with counts of aggravated identity theft, unauthorized computer access, copyright infringement, and wire fraud.

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