Technology http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22975/all en Facebook first-quarter revenue grows 72 percent on rising mobile ads http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140423/facebook-first-quarter-revenue-grows-72-percent-rising-mobile-a <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alexei Oreskovic</p> <p>SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's mobile advertising business continued to accelerate in the first three months of the year, helping the Internet social networking company top Wall Street's revenue target.</p> <p>Shares of Facebook were up nearly 3 percent at $63.05 in after-hours trading on Wednesday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140423/facebook-first-quarter-revenue-grows-72-percent-rising-mobile-a" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Facebook Inc Software Technology World Wide Web Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:16:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6129032 at http://www.globalpost.com Regulators to propose new net neutrality rules in May http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140423/fcc-circulate-new-proposed-net-neutrality-rules-thursday <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alina Selyukh</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators are expected to vote on May 15 on a new set of so-called "net neutrality" rules aimed at making certain that broadband providers do not slow down or block consumers' access to legal Internet content.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140423/fcc-circulate-new-proposed-net-neutrality-rules-thursday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Internet Internet access Network neutrality Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:48:38 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6128994 at http://www.globalpost.com Washington county delays decision on building ban after deadly mudslide http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140423/washington-county-delays-decision-building-ban-after-deadly-mud <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jonathan Kaminsky</p> <p>OLYMPIA, Washington (Reuters) - A Washington state county where a mudslide killed at least 41 people last month delayed a decision on Wednesday on a proposed ban on construction in landslide-prone areas over concerns it could hamper rebuilding efforts.</p> <p>The five-member Snohomish County Council voted unanimously to table the issue of whether to impose a moratorium on construction within a half-mile of landslide hazard areas defined by the county, opting to take up the matter next Monday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140423/washington-county-delays-decision-building-ban-after-deadly-mud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Landslide Mudslide Stillaguamish River Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:10:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6129026 at http://www.globalpost.com San Francisco sues landlords who evicted tenants for Airbnb http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140423/san-francisco-sues-landlords-who-evicted-tenants-airbnb <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Gerry Shih</p> <p>SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The city of San Francisco sued two landlords on Wednesday for allegedly evicting tenants to rent out rooms on such websites as Airbnb, opening a new front in a controversy over increasingly popular home-rental services.</p> <p>In separate lawsuits filed by City Attorney Dennis Herrera, the city named two groups of defendants that it called the "most egregious" offenders because they evicted disabled tenants before listing rooms online for as much as $595 a night.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140423/san-francisco-sues-landlords-who-evicted-tenants-airbnb" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airbnb Airbnb Law Property Technology Vacation rental Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:05:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6129013 at http://www.globalpost.com Nova Scotia says no more free grants for corporations, opposition dismisses move http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140423/nova-scotia-replace-controversial-jobs-fund-remove-cabinet-i <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>HALIFAX - A new funding board would replace a controversial business loans program in Nova Scotia under legislation introduced Wednesday by the government that the Liberals say keeps a campaign promise to end corporate handouts.</p> <p>Economic Development Minister Michel Samson said the government believes the public wants a fresh approach that allows the private sector to drive the economy, which would be achieved by replacing the Jobs Funds with the Invest Nova Scotia Board.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140423/nova-scotia-replace-controversial-jobs-fund-remove-cabinet-i" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business City of Halifax Nova Scotia Nova Scotia New Democratic Party Technology The Canadian Press Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:17:30 +0000 The Canadian Press 6128893 at http://www.globalpost.com Brazil's Rousseff praises U.S. for relaxing grip on Internet http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140423/brazils-rousseff-praises-us-relaxing-grip-internet <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Esteban Israel</p> <p>SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff praised the United States on Wednesday for its decision to ease control over the Internet and called for a more democratic, transparent network following the U.S. National Security Agency spying scandal.</p> <p>Rousseff spoke at a global conference that she convened on how to govern a safer, less U.S.-centered Internet after revelations that she and other world leaders had been spied upon by the NSA.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140423/brazils-rousseff-praises-us-relaxing-grip-internet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Government Health National security Politics Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:03:54 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6129010 at http://www.globalpost.com Ukraine crisis 'harder and harder' to resolve http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/ukraine-crisis-harder-and-harder-resolve-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Germany's foreign minister warned Wednesday that the crisis in Ukraine was getting "harder and harder" to resolve, as the most serious confrontation between Moscow and the West since the Cold War showed no sign of abating.</p> <p>"Each day that passes... makes a solution harder and harder to reach," Frank-Walter Steinmeier said while on a trip to Moldova, urging Moscow and Kiev to seize the "opportunity" of a deal reached in Geneva last week to defuse the crisis.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/ukraine-crisis-harder-and-harder-resolve-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Landlocked countries Technology Ukrainian studies War AFP Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:51:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6129008 at http://www.globalpost.com Pakistan raises $1.1 billion with 3G, 4G licence auction http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/pakistan-raises-11-billion-3g-4g-licence-auction-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Pakistan on Wednesday raised more than $1.1 billion in its long-delayed auction of next-generation telecommunications licences, snapped up by the country's four existing mobile network providers.</p> <p>The government sold off four licences to provide 3G services, which allow broadband-speed internet on mobile phones, and one for superfast 4G connections.</p> <p>The total is close to the $1.2 billion estimated for the sale in the federal budget for 2013-14 but below a bullish prediction of $2 billion made by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in January.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/pakistan-raises-11-billion-3g-4g-licence-auction-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 3G Software-defined radio Technology USD Videotelephony AFP Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:50:15 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6129002 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Diaby closing on Arsenal return - Wenger http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130921/thirty-dead-60-wounded-nairobi-mall-attack-red-cross <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby is close to a return from a 13-month injury lay-off after playing for the club's under-21 side, manager Arsene Wenger revealed on Wednesday.</p> <p>"He hasn't played for a year, but physically he is ready to play, completely," Wenger told the club website.</p> <p>"It is now just decision-making, getting used to challenges again. Everybody (counted him out), but he is fit and ready."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130921/thirty-dead-60-wounded-nairobi-mall-attack-red-cross" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arsene Wenger Association football Football in France Sport in France Technology AFP Sat, 21 Sep 2013 18:19:52 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5940737 at http://www.globalpost.com R&B singer Chris Brown's assault trial delayed by bodyguard case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140423/rb-singer-chris-browns-assault-trial-delayed-bodyguard-case <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Tom Ramstack</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - R&amp;B singer Chris Brown's trial for allegedly assaulting a fan outside a hotel in Washington, D.C., was delayed again on Wednesday after his defense said more time was needed to arrange for the testimony of his bodyguard.</p> <p>Brown, 24, is accused of punching a man who was trying to take his photo near the White House in October. Christopher Hollosy, the singer's 35-year-old bodyguard, was convicted on Monday of misdemeanor assault for hitting the man during the altercation.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140423/rb-singer-chris-browns-assault-trial-delayed-bodyguard-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Chris Brown Edward and Elaine Brown Environment Health Mark Geragos Politics Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:49:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6128997 at http://www.globalpost.com Special Report: For private deals, no one is watching the watchdogs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140423/special-report-private-deals-no-one-watching-the-watchdogs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Emily Flitter</p> <p>OMAHA, Nebraska (Reuters) - From 2006 to 2009, Provident Asset Management raised $485 million from 7,700 investors who were drawn to its promises of annual returns as high as 18 percent on oil and gas assets. Law firm Mick &amp; Associates helped. Provident paid Mick to provide "due diligence" reports to help brokers decide whether to recommend the investments to their clients.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140423/special-report-private-deals-no-one-watching-the-watchdogs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Financial economics Labor Law Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:48:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6128995 at http://www.globalpost.com Extradition in Amanda Todd case could come before Dutch trial: prosecution http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140423/extradition-amanda-todd-case-could-come-dutch-trial-prosecut <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>VANCOUVER - Dutch prosecutors says the possible extradition of a man accused of using the Internet to target underage girls, including B.C. teen Amanda Todd, won't necessarily have to wait until after his trial in Holland.</p> <p>Thirty-five-year-old Aydin Coban is facing charges in Canada and the Netherlands over allegations he surreptitiously recorded webcam footage of underage girls and men and then used the footage to extort them.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140423/extradition-amanda-todd-case-could-come-dutch-trial-prosecut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Criminal law Extradition International law Technology The Canadian Press Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:48:25 +0000 The Canadian Press 6128989 at http://www.globalpost.com Extradition in Amanda Todd case could come before Dutch trial: prosecution http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140423/extradition-amanda-todd-case-could-come-dutch-trial-prosec-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>VANCOUVER - Dutch prosecutors says the possible extradition of a man accused of using the Internet to target underage girls, including B.C. teen Amanda Todd, won't necessarily have to wait until after his trial in Holland.</p> <p>Thirty-five-year-old Aydin Coban is facing charges in Canada and the Netherlands over allegations he surreptitiously recorded webcam footage of underage girls and men and then used the footage to extort them.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140423/extradition-amanda-todd-case-could-come-dutch-trial-prosec-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Criminal law Extradition International law Technology The Canadian Press Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:48:25 +0000 The Canadian Press 6128990 at http://www.globalpost.com Brazil: No nation has right to rule Internet http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140423/brazil-no-nation-has-right-rule-internet <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sao Paulo, Apr 23 (EFE).- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said at a gathering here Wednesday that no country can have "more weight than another" in governing cyberspace.</p> <p>She made her remarks at the opening of the NETMundial international conference, where delegations from more than 85 countries will debate Internet regulation issues and try to reach agreement on a new oversight model.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/140423/brazil-no-nation-has-right-rule-internet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Digital media Government Internet Technology Agencia EFE Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:48:18 +0000 Agencia EFE 6128987 at http://www.globalpost.com Chinese man released on bond while awaiting trial in seed corn theft conspiracy case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140423/chinese-man-released-bond-while-awaiting-trial-seed-corn-the <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>IOWA CITY, Iowa - One of six Chinese businessmen charged with conspiring to steal trade secrets of U.S.-based corn seed manufacturers for a Chinese competitor has been released from custody pending trial after posting a $50,000 cash bond.</p> <p>Mo Hailong, also known as Robert Mo, will be required to surrender his passport and live on home confinement under around-the-clock surveillance, according to release conditions set by a judge Tuesday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140423/chinese-man-released-bond-while-awaiting-trial-seed-corn-the" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Droughts Labor Law Mo Hailong (Robert Mo) Monsanto Pioneer Hi-Bred Technology The Canadian Press Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:47:26 +0000 The Canadian Press 6128979 at http://www.globalpost.com