If data is the new oil, are tech companies robbing us blind?

Data is the new oil, or so the saying goes. So why are we giving it away in exchange for free email and better search results? And should we be entitled to any of the money it generates?

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Amazon offers Prime members more discounted phones

In exchange for the price reductions, Prime members who opt for one of these phones will have to deal with personalized offers and ads displayed on the lock screen.

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Microsoft Research proposes a method for full control over data stored in the cloud

Microsoft Research is currently working on a project to enable secure data exchange in the cloud, which uses multiparty computation to generate results without exposing the actual data held by all parties involved. The team will release tools soon.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/08/10/microsoft-research-proposes-method-for-full-control-over-data-stored-in-cloud.html

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Carl Icahn, David Einhorn cut Apple positions amid hedge fund titration

Article Image A series of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings reveal activist investor Carl Icahn and David Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital both shed Apple stock in the fourth quarter of 2015 after bullish prospects

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Apple gears up for yet another bond sale to buy back stock, fund acquisitions

Article Image Apple’s massive share buybacks continue, as the company notified the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday that it is planning up to a 10-part bond to further finance its capital return program, in addition to funding corporate acquisitions.

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Apple includes shareholder proposal on diversity in proxy statement, advises vote against

Article Image Apple, in its 2016 proxy statement issued to the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday, decided to let shareholders vote on a contentious proposal that would force the company to add “people of color” to high-ranking management and its board of directors. The letter recommends a vote against, however, saying installed policies not only address diversity concerns, but are much broader in scope.

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Apple SVP Johny Srouji nets $9.6M in RSUs in first SEC filing

Article Image In his first U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing as Apple’s SVP of Hardware Technologies, Johny Srouji revealed the recent receipt of a restricted stock unit award currently worth $9.6 million, as well as substantial common stock holdings valued at $10.9 million.

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Half a Dorsey May Mean Trouble for IPO-Bound Square

Square on Wednesday announced that it had registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission for its long-expected initial public offering. A startup that specializes in electronic payments, Square has been operating in the red. It plans to raise up to $275 million in its IPO, it disclosed. However, market conditions currently are not considered very favorable for IPOs. Square’s news made a few heads turn, coming just days after cofounder and CEO Jack Dorsey announced a big move at Twitter — which he also cofounded and where he’s also CEO.

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Apple announces first sterling-denominated bond valued at $2B US

In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday, Apple announced its first-ever pound-denominated bond issuance set at 1.25 billion pounds sterling, or nearly $2 billion.

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Apple revises down capital expenditure projection 8% for fiscal 2015

Apple revealed in a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing Wednesday that it plans to spend $12 billion on capital expenditures for the 2015 fiscal year, $1 billion less than was initially projected last year.

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Apple's first-ever Japanese yen bond raises $2 billion US

In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday, Apple revealed that it has raised 250 billion yen through its first-ever Japanese bond offering, which is the equivalent of $2 billion U.S.

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Apple gearing up for sale of seven-part bond to fund share buybacks and dividends

Apple on Wednesday notified the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it is planning yet another bond sale, accruing debt to fund its ongoing quarterly dividend payments and share repurchase program.

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Apple says EC investigation could result in 10 years of back taxes in Ireland

In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday, Apple warned that a European Commission investigation could require the company to pay ten years’ worth of back taxes to Ireland.

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Consortium behind Apple Pay competitor CurrentC replaces CEO

The Merchant Customer Exchange, better known by its acronym MCX, announced on Tuesday that it has named payments expert Brian V. Mooney as interim CEO, replacing former chief executive Dekkers Davidson.

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SEC probes bond disclosure in L.A. school district's failed iPad program – report

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has opened a probe into whether investors and other parties were properly informed about bonds being put towards the Los Angeles Unified School District’s failed iPad program, a report said on Friday.

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Apple plans $5 billion bond offering to fund share buybacks, dividends

Apple on Monday disclosed to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it is gearing up to sell another $5 billion in debt through a new bond offering.

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Coinbase Bitcoin Exchange Off to a Rocky Start

Coinbase on Monday launched Coinbase Exchange, the first regulated bitcoin exchange in the U.S. The firm raised $75 million last week in a round of funding from new backers including DFJ Growth and BBVA Ventures, as well as existing investors Andreessen Horowitz, Union Square Ventures and Ribbit Capital. Coinbase beat out Cameron and Tyler Winkelvoss, who are working on their own U.S.-based regulated bitcoin exchange, named “Gemini.” Coinbase Exchange debuted in 24 U.S. states, but the launch was bedeviled with problems.

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Winkelvoss Twins Plan to Tame Bitcoins

Cameron and Tyler Winkelvoss on Friday announced Gemini, a regulated bitcoin exchange to be based in the United States. The Winkelvoss twins, who shot to fame when they sued Facebook and won $65 million, have assembled a team of security experts, technologists and financial engineers to build a world-class exchange from the ground up, based on security. They have entered a banking relationship with a bank chartered in New York State, which means that U.S. dollars held on Gemini will be eligible for FDIC insurance.

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Apple increases issued shares for 7-for-1 stock split in official SEC amendment

In a brief filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday, Apple officially announced an amendment to its Articles of Incorporation to reflect a 7-for-1 stock split that brings total issuance to 12.6 billion shares.

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Apple officially appoints new CFO Luca Maestri as Peter Oppenheimer transitions out

In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday, Apple announced it officially appointed Luca Maestri as its new Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer on May 29. Maestri succeeds longtime finance chief Peter Oppenheimer.

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