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Far-left victory in Greece bruises European markets

Yahoo Business - 56 mins 14 segs ago

By Marius Zaharia LONDON (Reuters) - European shares fell and borrowing costs for the euro zone's most indebted states rose on Monday as the leftist Syriza party looked set to take on Greece's international lenders after a crushing victory in early elections. Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras promised Greeks on Sunday that the five years of austerity imposed under bailout programs worth 240 billion euros from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund were over. The Greek election result is a second blow to the single currency after the European Central Bank launched a money-printing program last week. "The QE announced last week has gone some way to prop up the markets but the implications of a 'Grexit' will continue to linger," said Tom Robertson, senior trader at Accendo Markets.


Logitech unveils ConferenceCam Connect for flexible video conferencing

Yahoo Business - 1 hora 18 mins ago

Logitech's distinctive ConferenceCam Connect, which is designed for meeting rooms housing up to six people, offers HD videoconferencing, battery-powered operation and wireless screen mirroring from compatible mobile devices.


​MySQL: Percona plugs in TokuDB storage engine for big datasets

Yahoo Business - 1 hora 20 mins ago

By using Tokutek's TokuDB storage engine instead of InnoDB, firms using Percona's MySQL fork are being told to expect to see a number of benefits


Oil falls more than 1 percent as euro tumbles after Greek election

Yahoo Business - 2 horas 23 mins ago

Oil slid more than 1 percent on Monday, with U.S. crude falling close to a six-year low, after Greek election results heightened uncertainty in the euro zone and depressed the bloc's currency against the dollar. Greece's left-wing Syriza appeared on course to trounce the ruling conservatives in Sunday's snap election, setting up a possible confrontation with international creditors. March Brent crude fell 71 cents to $48.08 a barrel by 0718 GMT, wiping out light gains made on Friday after the death of Saudi King Abdullah, but it was off an early low of $47.85. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude for March delivery was trading down 69 cents at $44.90 a barrel.


Ideas Box fuses design and technology to transform refugee life

Yahoo Business - 2 horas 32 mins ago

A French project to bring mobile libraries and connectivity to people in the aftermath of crises has been given a vote of confidence in a recent 'tech for good' list.


UK goes all Big Brother, Russia stifles free speech, N. Korea still cranky

Yahoo Business - Dom, 25/01/2015 - 21:27
It wouldn't be another news week if our governments didn't disappoint us in some way or another. The UK seems to be tiring of civil liberties, Russia is tiring of civility, and North Korea is way overdue for its little nap. Plus (no surprise), the Department of Homeland Security is insecure.

Japan exports grow most in year, signaling steady recovery from recession

Yahoo Business - Dom, 25/01/2015 - 21:19

By Tetsushi Kajimoto TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's exports grew the most in a year in December, helped by a weak yen and a pick-up in overseas demand led by the United States, an encouraging sign for the recession-hit economy even as doubts persist about the strength of global consumption. The 12.9 percent year-on-year rise in exports marked a fourth straight month of growth, supported by shipments of cars to the United States and of electronics parts to China, data by the Ministry of Finance (MOF) showed on Monday. A recovery in exports, which has been a soft spot in the world's third-largest economy, could be a source of comfort for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is battling to re-kindle growth after an April sales tax hike drove Japan into a recession.


India turns to corner shops, mobile phones for banking revolution

Yahoo Business - Dom, 25/01/2015 - 21:06

By Douglas Busvine and Devidutta Tripathy NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) - India is betting that mobile phone vendors, fuel stations and corner stores can help it put basic banking within the grasp of hundreds of millions of its poor people living beyond the reach of traditional bank branches. The regulations announced by the central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), reflect a realization that traditional banks alone can't achieve the objective of financial inclusion championed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In a four-month campaign to end "financial untouchability", Modi has opened 115 million new bank accounts. Backers of the payments banks say they could help bring those accounts to life by bridging the gap from bank branches in town to India's 600,000 villages, making it easier to send money home, collect state benefits or do business deals.


Samsung Electronics to be main chip supplier for next iPhone: South Korea paper

Yahoo Business - Dom, 25/01/2015 - 20:19

South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd will be the main supplier of processors powering Apple Inc's next iPhone, Maeil Business Newspaper reported on Monday, citing unidentified sources in the semiconductor industry. Samsung will be responsible for around 75 percent of the chip production for the next iPhone, the South Korean newspaper said. The newspaper did not say how much the contract is worth and what other company will be supplying Apple. Samsung will make the chips from its factory in Austin, Texas, according to the report.


China train maker CNR says secures 30 deals worth $3.9 billion

Yahoo Business - Dom, 25/01/2015 - 19:32

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China CNR Corp Ltd , one of the country's top train makers, said on Sunday it had recently signed 24.3 billion yuan ($3.9 billion) of deals with both Chinese and foreign firms. The 30 contracts involve high-speed trains, urban subways and electric vehicles, and are equivalent to about 25 percent of CNR's 2013 revenue, it said in a statement. CNR did not provide details on when the deals were signed. They included a 4.1 billion yuan ($658 million) subway deal with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, which Reuters reported in October. ...


Euro, stocks fall as anti-austerity party wins Greek election

Yahoo Business - Dom, 25/01/2015 - 18:54

By Hideyuki Sano TOKYO (Reuters) - The euro skidded to near an 11-year low and U.S. stock futures fell on Monday as Greece's Syriza party promised to roll back austerity measures after sweeping to victory in a snap election, putting Athens on a collision course with international lenders. The euro fell to as low as $1.1135 on the vote outcome, not far off an 11-year low of $1.1115 touched on Friday when the common currency took a battering after the European Central Bank unveiled a bond-buying stimulus program last week. U.S. stock futures fell 0.6 percent while the Nikkei futures also dropped about 0.5 percent from the local close on Friday on heightened concerns the Greek election results could lead to renewed instability in Europe. Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras was set to become prime minister of the first euro zone government openly opposed to bailout conditions imposed by European Union and International Monetary Fund during the economic crisis.


Microsoft to offer a paid version of its internal Cosmos big-data service

Yahoo Business - Dom, 25/01/2015 - 18:01

Microsoft is privately testing a public-facing version of its Cosmos big-data service, which features new analysis and storage engines, plus a new SQL-IP language.


Disgruntled over big data? Maybe it's that visualization, magic box dependence

Yahoo Business - Dom, 25/01/2015 - 18:00

We catch up with BeyondCore CEO Arijit Sengupta and chat about how too many fancy graphics and artificial intelligence powered magic boxes may lead to big data disillusionment.


Content Marketing Killers Are Everywhere

Yahoo Business - Dom, 25/01/2015 - 17:41

Beating blank page syndrome can be worse than your first date -- content creation is fraught with peril for many small businesses. Great Content Marketing Starts HereGive up on the introduction and start at the middle or the end.Even a crude outline can get you started: napkin, match book covers, menus -- wherever inspiration hits.Write a...


PC and tech suppliers show their stuff at the UK's big BETT2015

Yahoo Business - Dom, 25/01/2015 - 17:36

BETT2015 covered the whole range of educational technologies from toys for toddlers to enterprise-class laptops, with a good smattering of tablets and Windows 8.1 convertibles.


Bill Nye says Belichick is full of hot air (other scientists disagree)

Yahoo Business - Dom, 25/01/2015 - 17:31

The Science Guy says the only way to change ball pressure is with a needle. However, some researchers believe the Patriots coach.>


India turns to corner shops, mobile phones for banking revolution

Yahoo Business - Dom, 25/01/2015 - 16:32

By Douglas Busvine and Devidutta Tripathy NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) - India is betting that mobile phone vendors, fuel stations and corner stores can help it put basic banking within the grasp of hundreds of millions of its poor people living beyond the reach of traditional bank branches. The regulations announced by the central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), reflect a realization that traditional banks alone can't achieve the objective of financial inclusion championed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In a four-month campaign to end "financial untouchability", Modi has opened 115 million new bank accounts. Backers of the payments banks say they could help bring those accounts to life by bridging the gap from bank branches in town to India's 600,000 villages, making it easier to send money home, collect state benefits or do business deals.


Hong Kong tycoon's M&A spree promises bumper year for Asia banks

Yahoo Business - Dom, 25/01/2015 - 16:09

By Denny Thomas HONG KONG (Reuters) - Li Ka-shing's hectic start to 2015 has meant record Asia M&A, loan and equity deals so far this month - good news for investment bankers close to the 86-year-old Hong Kong tycoon's empire. The brisk business - $108 billion of Asia M&A makes it the best start to a year, according to Thomson Reuters data - raises hopes that the Chinese Year of the Goat could bring a windfall to a region that has been starved of fees. Over the years, Goldman Sachs has emerged as Li's favored bank, pulling in an estimated $220 million in fees from Li's two main companies Hutchison Whampoa and Cheung Kong Holdings since 2000.


U.S. gas prices at April 2009 low, bottom in sight: Lundberg survey

Yahoo Business - Dom, 25/01/2015 - 15:45

The average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States fell 13.3 cents in the past two weeks, falling to its lowest level since late April 2009, but the end of a months-long slide may be near, according to the Lundberg survey released Sunday. "The street price crash is either coming to an end or is already at its bottom," Lundberg said, noting that it would take another substantial slide in the price of oil to reverse the gains in wholesale prices. These shallower price losses were part of the reason why the gasoline price drop was less steep this week and contributed to the gains in wholesale prices.


Teen arrested after alleged Facebook emoji threats

Yahoo Business - Dom, 25/01/2015 - 15:44

Technically Incorrect: A Brooklyn teen posts little emojis of guns pointing at little emojis of police officers. His lawyer says he didn't actually intend to act out the implication.>