Ashley Madison offers to pay $11.2 million to hacking victims

Ashley Madison’s parent company has reached a proposed $11.2 million settlement agreement with lawyers representing victims of the cheating site’s 2015 data breach.

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Alphabet Jumps on the $1K-a-Share Train


Alphabet shares reached a new record high on Monday, surpassing the $1,000 benchmark just a week after Amazon accomplished the feat. Investors placed bets that Google’s core search and emerging artificial intelligence technology will help maintain the company’s dominance over its Silicon Valley rivals. The stock price surged after Pacific Crest securities analyst Andy Hargreaves advised investors in a research note to get out of Apple and invest in Alphabet, which he sees as having a great risk/reward profile and more potential upside.

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Instagram Snaps Up Rivals' Users


Instagram has reached a milestone of 700 million members while enjoying the fastest-ever growth rate in the company’s history. The network has grown by more than 100 million members in the last four months. Its burgeoning growth can be credited to new features like Stories, live video and disappearing messages in Direct, the company said. “Ostensibly copied from Snapchat, the feature was significant in driving the ephemeral messaging app to an IPO,” said Zach Fuller, an analyst at Midia Research.

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HP demonstrates next-generation computing prototype as The Machine comes together

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HP’s new architecture, dubbed The Machine, has reached the prototype phase. While the hardware and software platform is still under active development, the company’s claims about memory-driven computing (and the performance advantages of its new model) are starting to shape up.

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AT&T, Time Warner Brace for Regulatory Firestorm


AT&T and Time Warner on Saturday announced they had reached a merger deal, setting off alarm bells across the industry. AT&T has agreed to buy Time Warner for $85.4 billion. At least a year’s worth of regulatory scrutiny, public hearings and political maneuvering is expected. The deal, which followed days of speculation and tightly held negotiations, essentially would create the industry’s first vertically integrated mobile provider of premium cable. AT&T is already the largest pay-TV provider and one of the biggest telecoms in the world.

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Here's What AT&T's Acquisition of Time Warner Means for Consumers

Now that AT&T has reached a deal to acquire Time Warner, consumers could soon be getting both their cell phone service and the next installment of “Game of Thrones” from the same gigantic company…

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SolarCity Deal Would Take Tesla Where No Company Has Gone Before


Tesla Motors on Monday announced that it has reached an agreement to purchase SolarCity. The deal could create the world’s first vertically integrated sustainable energy company. The merger would drive efforts to develop rooftop solar systems, and better storage batteries for homes and businesses, as well as electric vehicles. It would, in essence, tie together Elon Musk’s sustainable energy businesses. The purchase of SolarCity would be an all-stock transaction with an equity value of $2.6 billion, according to Tesla.

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Volkswagen Aims to Clear the Air With $15B US Settlement


Volkswagen has reached an agreement to settle claims arising from the emissions scandal that has plagued the company since its discovery two years ago. The company has agreed to set up a $10 billion funding pool to buy back or terminate leases of diesel vehicles sold in the United States. Volkswagen had used software to cheat on emissions tests in labs for its turbocharged direct injection diesel engines. The vehicles emitted up to 40 times more nitrogen oxides in real-world driving than the company registered in lab tests.

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Yahoo Expands Board to Appease Contentious Investor


Yahoo on Wednesday announced that it has reached a deal with Starboard Value to add four independent directors, thus avoiding a proxy fight with a key investor that has been seeking radical changes at the company. Under the agreement, Starboard CEO Jeff Smith will join Yahoo as an independent director and will be a member of the company’s Strategic Review Committee, which has been in negotiations with several suitors for Yahoo’s core Web business.

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Volkswagen Agrees to Fix or Buy Back Dirty Diesel Cars


Volkswagen has reached an agreement with federal and state authorities to repair or replace about 500,000 diesel cars in the U.S., according to court documents released Thursday. The cars were equipped with software designed to deceive emissions tests. Under the agreement, announced Thursday in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, Volkswagen will pay back an undetermined amount of money to owners of the affected vehicles. Volkswagen confirmed that an agreement in principle had been reached.

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Foxconn reported to ink Sharp deal next week, pay smaller bailout

Article Image After a series of false starts, Apple supplier Foxconn has successfully reached an agreement to buy out embattled Japanese tech giant Sharp and will ink an official deal next week, local reports say.

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Microsoft Buys Xamarin to Boost Cross-Platform Development


Microsoft on Wednesday announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Xamarin, a platform provider for mobile app development. Xamarin’s platform will be used in conjunction with Microsoft’s Visual Studio, enabling developers to build apps using C# to deliver fully native mobile app experiences across platforms, including Android and iOS, said Microsoft’s Scott Guthrie. Its technology could further allow developers to take advantage of the productivity of .NET in building apps that utilize C# to write a full set of native APIs, he added.

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Apple Pay hits 1,000 US card issuers ahead of planned retail expansions

Article Image On Friday Apple reached the 1,000 mark for the number of U.S. card issuers supporting Apple Pay, a figure continuing to outpace the number of retail chains supporting the platform.

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Facebook Messenger Dashes Past 800 Million User Mark


Facebook last week announced that its Messenger app had reached the 800 million monthly user milestone. Messenger lets users send text messages, stickers, photos, videos, voice clips, GIFs, their location and money. It’s a standalone app, so one doesn’t have to be a Facebook member to use it, and it’s cross-platform, running on smartphones, tablets and desktops. This year, Facebook plans to make it easier to do business using Messenger, said David Marcus, vice president of messaging.

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Major Challenge to FTC's Cybersecurity Authority Evaporates


The Federal Trade Commission and Wyndham Worldwide this month reached a settlement over allegations the company violated federal law regarding the protection of customer records. The settlement could have a significant impact on e-commerce in that it ended a major legal challenge to the FTC’s extension of its authority into the realm of cybersecurity. Wyndham essentially agreed to abandon its opposition to the FTC’s assertion that federal law allows it to pursue charges against businesses that fail to protect consumers from cyberthreats.

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Apple announces Apple Pay partnership with China UnionPay, expects 'early 2016' launch

Article Image Apple on Thursday announced it has reached an agreement with Chinese bankcard processor UnionPay to offer Apple Pay services in China early next year, opening the iOS-based mobile payments product to an increasingly important — and vast — Asian market.

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