Netflix picks up prestigious US award nominations

Netflix is an American provider of on-demand streaming media. Earlier this year, it unveiled the first television series of its own: a remake of the British TV show "House of Cards." It proved to be a hit with critics and the viewers. Since then, Netflix has churned out more of its own productions. And now, they’ve even picked up some prestigious U.S. award nominations.

Google ordered by UK to destroy all Wi-Fi data in 35 days, or face...

by Staff Reporter June 22, 2013 (TSR) - The UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has ordered Google to destroy all Wi-Fi payload data that its vehicles collected within 35 days....

Samsung Rejects Zuckerberg’s “Facebook phone” Pitch on the spot

Samsung's mobile unit chief Shin Jong-kyun promptly rejects Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook phone pitch at their brief meeting. Samsung's prompt rejection serves as proof that even smartphone manufacturers see no future in a Facebook phone, let alone Facebook. There are rumors that AT&T is discontinuing the Facebook-centric HTC First soon. It does not look good for Facebook's future prospects, which is the reason for the PR focus of mainstream media on Zuckerberg's meeting with President Guen-hye and her "creative economy" instead.

U.S. lifts ban on mobile phones and software for Iran, including Apple’s iPhone

The U.S. Treasury Department has lifted a sanction on the exportation “of certain services, software, and hardware incident to personal communications” to Iran, which could include Apple’s line of iDevices. US would allow sales of equipment and software to Iranians but said the government and people on a list of “specially designated nationals” remained barred from export licenses.

Egyptian, Arab NGOs call for boycott of Israel-friendly security firm

Egyptian NGOs – along with Palestinian, Lebanese, Jordanian counterparts – issue joint call to boycott UK/Danish security firm G4S due to latter's involvement with Israeli occupation.

Facebook trials ‘pay-to-message’ system: the more famous, the more costly

by Philippa Warr, Wired April 8, 2013 (TSR-Wired) - Facebook is trialling a pay-to-message feature that allows users to contact people they are not connected with -- for a fee. Several...

Retailers Track Employee Thefts in Vast Databases

If you ever want to get hired and work again, don't steal from your employers, or you will get blacklisted and be put on a list where your prospective employers can pull up.

Mexico hits Carlos Slim’s phone firm Telmex with lawsuit

April 1, 2013 (TSR-AFP) - Mexico's consumer protection agency has filed a class-action lawsuit against the Telmex phone company of billionaire tycoon Carlos Slim for charging its customers for...

Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal says Forbes rich list underestimates his wealth, severs ties

Saudi investor severs ties with annual billionaires' list, claiming its 'flawed' valuation disadvantages Middle East investors

Frugality, anti-corruption affects luxury brands in China

February 27, 2013 (TSR) - Sales of luxury goods on the Chinese mainland, a fast growing market for the sector in recent years, are on the decline as the...

Tiffany & Co sues Costco Wholesale for Copyright Infringement

by Lady Michelle-Jennifer Santos, Founder & Publisher February 21, 2013 (TSR) - Tiffany & Co last Thursday filed a suit in Manhattan court to force Costco Wholesale Corporation to forfeit...

Historically Unprecedented: Dutch court says Shell responsible for Nigeria spills

Jan. 30, 2013 (TSR) - A Dutch court ruled on Wednesday that Royal Dutch Shell's Nigerian subsidiary was responsible for a case of oil pollution in the Niger Delta...