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Asian shares retreat from highs after Trump tax plan

REUTERS BUSINESS - 47 min 49 sec ago
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares ticked down from near two-year high on Thursday after a long-awaited U.S. tax plan failed to inspire investors, though sentiment remains supported by global growth prospects and receding worries about political risks in Europe.

Samsung Electronics sees stronger earnings from chips, phones after first-quarter profit jump

REUTERS TECHNOLOGY - 1 hour 11 min ago
SEOUL (Reuters) - Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday said it expected earnings to further improve in the current quarter, after it reported its best quarterly profit since 2013 thanks to a memory chip boom.

Samsung Electronics sees stronger earnings from chips, phones after first-quarter profit jump

REUTERS BUSINESS - 1 hour 11 min ago
SEOUL (Reuters) - Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday said it expected earnings to further improve in the current quarter, after it reported its best quarterly profit since 2013 thanks to a memory chip boom.

Shares in Takata suspended after reported bankruptcy filing plan

REUTERS BUSINESS - 1 hour 27 min ago
TOKYO (Reuters) - Trading in shares of Japan's Takata Corp was suspended on Thursday after a newspaper report that the embattled auto parts maker was considering filing for bankruptcy protection, selling all operations to a newly created company.

Mobile Ubuntu Gamble to Fizzle Out in June

Tech News World - 2 hours 34 min ago
Canonical this week said that it will end its support for Ubuntu Touch phones and Ubuntu-powered tablets in June, and that it will shut down its app store at the end of this year. With Ubuntu Touch, a unified mobile OS based on Ubuntu Linux, Canonical hoped to establish a marketable alternative to the Android and iOS platforms. The news came on the heels of Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth's recent disclosure that the company had decided to drop Ubuntu's Unity desktop environment.

Tesla hikes pay to quell unrest at key German supplier

REUTERS TECHNOLOGY - 2 hours 49 min ago
PRUEM, Germany (Reuters) - Luxury electric carmaker Tesla offered pay rises and job guarantees to defuse labor tensions at a key German supplier, whose founder and chief executive left the company late last month, German labor officials said on Wednesday.

Hackers exploited Word flaw for months while Microsoft investigated

REUTERS TECHNOLOGY - 2 hours 58 min ago
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - To understand why it is so difficult to defend computers from even moderately capable hackers, consider the case of the security flaw officially known as CVE-2017-0199.

UK Government Complains After Twitter Cuts Data Access

Security Week News - 3 hours 36 min ago

The British government has complained to Twitter over a block on access to data from the social network, which it was reportedly using to track potential terror attacks, officials said Wednesday.

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BlackRock to pay $1.5 million to settle SEC charges over Russian ETF

REUTERS BUSINESS - 3 hours 45 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A unit of asset manager BlackRock Inc will pay $1.5 million to settle a complaint that it launched a Russian exchange-traded fund without proper regulatory approval, according to U.S. regulators.

UPS wins $2.35 billion U.S. defense contract: Pentagon

REUTERS BUSINESS - 4 hours 1 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - United Parcel Service Co was awarded a five-year $2.35 billion contract, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.

Companies cheer Trump tax cuts, but jobs are less certain to follow

REUTERS BUSINESS - 4 hours 5 min ago
(Reuters) - U.S. businesses would reap a windfall if President Donald Trump's plan to cut corporate tax rates and slash taxes on cash parked overseas becomes law, but it was unclear whether they would stimulate a surge in investment and job creation in return.

Fedex wins $2.35 billion U.S. defense contract: Pentagon

REUTERS BUSINESS - 4 hours 7 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Express Corp was awarded a five-year $2.35 billion contract, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.

CVE-2017-3161

NIST Government - 4 hours 28 min ago
The HDFS web UI in Apache Hadoop before 2.7.0 is vulnerable to a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack through an unescaped query parameter.

CVE-2017-3162

NIST Government - 4 hours 28 min ago
HDFS clients interact with a servlet on the DataNode to browse the HDFS namespace. The NameNode is provided as a query parameter that is not validated in Apache Hadoop before 2.7.0.

Digital ad spend jumps 22 percent to $72.5 billion in 2016: report

REUTERS TECHNOLOGY - 4 hours 36 min ago
(Reuters) - Marketers spent $72.5 billion on digital advertising last year, an increase of 22 percent from 2015, as Google and Facebook once again booked the lion's share of new revenue, a report released by the Interactive Advertising Bureau said on Wednesday.

Digital ad spend jumps 22 percent to $72.5 billion in 2016: report

REUTERS BUSINESS - 4 hours 36 min ago
(Reuters) - Marketers spent $72.5 billion on digital advertising last year, an increase of 22 percent from 2015, as Google and Facebook once again booked the lion's share of new revenue, a report released by the Interactive Advertising Bureau said on Wednesday.

Millions May Have Picked Up FalseGuide Malware at Google Play Store

Tech News World - 4 hours 46 min ago
As many as 2 million Android users might have downloaded apps that were infected with the FalseGuide malware, security research firm Check Point warned on Monday. The oldest of the infected apps could have been uploaded to Google Play as long ago as last November, having successfully remained hidden for five months, while the newest may have been uploaded as recently as the beginning of this month. The malware has infected nearly 50 guide apps for popular games, Check Point researchers Oren Koriat, Andrey Polkovnichenko & Bogdan Melnykov noted.

PayPal's quarterly profit rises 5.2 percent

REUTERS TECHNOLOGY - 5 hours 10 min ago
(Reuters) - Payment processor PayPal Holdings Inc reported a 5.2 percent rise in quarterly profit on Wednesday, helped by an increase in payment processing volumes and customer additions.

PayPal's quarterly profit rises 5.2 percent

REUTERS BUSINESS - 5 hours 10 min ago
(Reuters) - Payment processor PayPal Holdings Inc reported a 5.2 percent rise in quarterly profit on Wednesday, helped by an increase in payment processing volumes and customer additions.

Amgen first-quarter profit exceeds Street estimates on lower costs

REUTERS BUSINESS - 5 hours 14 min ago
(Reuters) - Amgen Inc on Wednesday reported higher-than-expected first-quarter profit as cost controls helped offset a sharp drop in sales of Enbrel, its blockbuster rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis drug.

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