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Google Concedes That Drive-by Prying Violated Privacy – New York Times

In agreeing to settle a case brought by 38 states involving the project, the search company for the first time is required to aggressively police its own employees on privacy issues and to explicitly tell the public how to fend off privacy violations like this one. While the settlement also included a tiny — for […]

At Galaxy unveiling, Samsung will have insurance plan in back pocket – Reuters

Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:07am EDT * Backup plan aims to avoid repeat of last year’s costly supply disruption * Analysts warn Samsung may have raised consumer expectations too high * Stakes for Samsung high on product that delivers its biggest profits By Miyoung Kim SEOUL, March 13 (Reuters) – The success of Samsung Electronics […]

Look who’s taking it to the iPad – Fortune

Look who’s taking it to the iPad – Fortune

Japanese—yes, Japanese—electronics manufacturers have gotten the memo about what customers really want. And they’re finally fighting back. By Michael Fitzpatrick, contributor FORTUNE — Stung badly by soaring sales of foreign-made smartphones and tablets, Japan’s electronics makers are fighting back with a bevy of hi-tech tablets it hopes will turn the tables on the dominant Apple […]

TREASURIES-Bonds gain in Asia, retail sales in focus – Reuters

TOKYO, March 13 | Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:08am EDT TOKYO, March 13 (Reuters) – U.S. Treasuries ticked up in Asia on Wednesday, extending their gains following a retreat in U.S. shares the previous day, with upcoming U.S. retail sales data in focus. * The yield on 10-year notes dipped slightly to 2.014 percent compared […]

ADB: In Asia, wealth buys access to clean water – MiamiHerald.com

MANILA, Philippines — Ninety-one percent of people living in Asia have improved access to clean water, a remarkable achievement over the last two decades in the world’s most populous region. But its richest countries and wealthiest citizens likely have better water supplies and governments better prepared for natural disasters. The assessments made by the Asian […]

Europe stocks track Asia lower, pressure on autos – MarketWatch

Europe stocks track Asia lower, pressure on autos – MarketWatch

By Barbara Kollmeyer MADRID (MarketWatch) — European stock markets opened mostly lower on Wednesday, tracking losses […]

Asia stocks down on bleak UK factory production – U.S. News & World Report

Asia stocks down on bleak UK factory production – U.S. News & World Report

By PAMELA SAMPSON, Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stock markets ran out of steam Wednesday after a sharp drop in Britain’s industrial production and a warning from the head of Germany’s central bank that the euro debt crisis isn’t over. Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann said Tuesday that the European Union needs to move ahead […]

Oil Futures Mixed in Asia; Brent Below $110/bbl – Wall Street Journal

Email Newsletters and Alerts The latest news and analysis delivered to your in-box. Check the boxes below to sign up. New! To sign up for Keyword or Symbol Alerts click here. To view or change all of your email settings, visit the Email Setup Center. Oil Futures Mixed in Asia; Brent Below $110/bbl – Wall […]

SKorea’s finance chief sees risk of slower growth – Huffington Post

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s newly-named finance minister said Wednesday the recovery in Asia’s fourth-largest economy is weak and might need additional government stimulus. Hyun Oh-seok told parliament that South Korea’s economy may not achieve the 3 percent growth projected by the government and he would quickly introduce measures to aid the recovery. His […]

Former prosecutor Stolper starts litigation finance firm – Reuters

By Casey Sullivan Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:46am EDT (Reuters) – High-profile former federal prosecutor Andrew Stolper said Tuesday he had teamed up with an ex-FBI agent to form a private equity firm specializing in litigation finance, a growing business in the legal industry. Stolper, whose career included the ill-fated Broadcom case in 2009, said […]