YouTube launches pay channels with campy flicks Roger Corman's campy B movies, children's shows like "Sesame Street" and "Inspector Gadget," and inspirational monologues by celebrities — these are among the 30 channels that will require a paid monthly subscription on YouTube coming soon. More
Are you on Frownbook (1)? - Buenos Aires Herald ... network seems to have either a book deal, an award ... Proper nouns such as Facebook, You Tube, Skype, Whatsapp, Ebay, Twitter and Google are ... 06/29/2015 - 7:49 am | View Link
THE SILICON VALLEY 100: The most amazing and inspiring people in ... - Yahoo! Singapore Zuckerberg and Peter Thiel as well as executives at eBay and others. ... and Mossberg’s 18-month-old tech blog Re/code in an all-stock deal. 06/24/2015 - 10:05 am | View Link
As eBay says goodbye to PayPal, challenges loom Thirteen years after it acquired PayPal in a $1.3 billion deal, eBay is spinning off the ... And PayPal's soaring revenue helped eBay grapple through some of its costly mistakes: the $2.6 billion Skype acquisition, which resulted in a $1.4 billion write ... 07/16/2015 - 2:02 am | View Link
How eBay Fared in Latest Skype Deal The conventional thinking goes that Meg Whitman, eBay’s former chief executive, blundered by buying Skype six years ago for $2.5 billion. Her idea that Skype, the Internet calling service, would encourage eBay’s users to talk to one another rather than ... 05/10/2011 - 11:02 am | View Link
DONE DEAL: eBay Settles Skype Lawsuit, Founders Return After a saga that simply defied explanation, the eBay/Skype lawsuit has finally been settled. The founders of Skype have returned to their creation. A recap of the story: eBay bought Skype for $2.6 billion back in 2005. Skype's founders, Niklas Zennstrom ... 11/5/2009 - 8:15 pm | View Link
Sold! eBay jettisons Skype in $2 billion deal E-commerce giant eBay announced Tuesday that it is selling its Skype unit to an investor group that includes Marc Andreessen's new venture. Under the deal, eBay will receive approximately $1.9 billion in cash and a note from the buyer in the principal ... 09/1/2009 - 4:15 am | View Link
Did EBay Make a Profit on Skype Or Not? The short answer: Not so fast. From an accounting standpoint, eBay already wrote down Skype’s value by $1.4 billion in 2007 after the deal failed to achieve the synergies eBay had expected. Conveniently, it will now be able to write that value back upwards. 09/1/2009 - 3:01 am | View Link
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Shanghai (AFP) - China's benchmark Shanghai stock index slumped 4.09 percent at the open on Tuesday, despite a renewed government vow to support the market following the biggest fall in eight years a day earlier. The Shanghai Composite Index plunged 8.48 percent on Monday, the biggest fall since February 27, 2007, despite a broad-based government effort to shore up prices following a weeks-long rout.
Addis Ababa (AFP) - Barack Obama will be the first-ever US president to address the African Union on Tuesday, in the culmination of a short tour of the region that has seen him focus on security and human rights. After visiting Kenya, the country of his father's birth, Obama is in the Ethiopian capital, the seat of the pan-African body, where he has already praised the country as a key partner in the war against Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shebab militants in Somalia."Part of the reasons we've seen this shrinkage of Shebab in East Africa is that we've had our regional teams," Obama said, referring to African Union and Somali government troops."We don't need to send our own Marines in to do the fighting: the Ethiopians are tough fighters," Obama said, adding: "We've got more work to do.
Michael Cohen, a special counsel to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, threatened Daily Beast reporters before the publication ran a story Monday night about Trump and his ex-wife, Ivana. The Daily Beast's Tim Mak and Brandy Zadrozny reported Monday night on decades-old comments from Trump's ex-wife, Ivana. She had used the word "rape" to describe an encounter between the two during a deposition in their divorce case.
San Francisco (AFP) - Cyber security firm Zimperium has warned of a flaw in the world's most popular smartphone Android operating system that lets hackers take control with a text message."Attackers only need your mobile number, using which they can remotely execute code via a specially crafted media file delivered via MMS (text message)," Zimperium Mobile Security said in a blog post."A fully weaponized successful attack could even delete the message before you see it.
Many headlines over the weekend were dedicated to a CNN/ORC poll showing Donald Trump leading the Republican pack in the race for the GOP presidential nomination and Hillary Clinton maintaining real but shrinking leads against all of the top Republican contenders. One detail, however, got less attention than it perhaps deserved.
Having been hammered yesterday, Chinese stocks have opened Tuesday’s session significantly lower. The benchmark Shanghai Composite index, fresh from falling 8.48% yesterday, has lost an additional 3.74%. In the space of just two and a bit sessions the index has now suffered a loss in excess of 10%, marking a technical correction.