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Microsoft And Symantec Turn Tables On $1M Per Year Botnet Scam
2013-02-07 14:06:36

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit (MDCU) has done it again, this time disrupting a crime operation which was controlling thousands of PCs without the permission or knowledge of their owners. Teaming up with Symantec, the Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit was able to bring down the Bamital botnet, which was taking over users´ web searches and guiding them to dangerous sites. These sites would then install malware on the...

2013-02-01 08:31:09

LONDON and NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomson Reuters today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Practical Law Company, a leading provider of practical legal know-how and workflow tools. Practical Law Company has operations in New York and London; terms of the deal were not disclosed. Thomson Reuters announced on January 3 that it had reached a definitive agreement to acquire Practical Law Company. The acquisition, which was subject to regulatory review in...

PepsiCo To Halt Use Of Flame Retardant As Emulsifier In Gatorade
2013-01-27 05:40:15

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online PepsiCo Inc has announced that they will discontinue the use of a controversial ingredient in some flavors of their Gatorade-brand sports drink, though they insist the move was not made in response to a Mississippi teenager´s petition seeking the chemical´s removal. The ingredient in question, brominated vegetable oil (BVO), is a chemical that contains bromine, which is also found in fire retardants, according to...

2013-01-21 12:24:28

DALLAS, Jan. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today announced the company has been named a Thomson Reuters 2012 Top 100 Global Innovator. The program, an initiative of the IP Solutions business of Thomson Reuters, honors corporations and institutions around the world that are at the heart of innovation. "Innovation fuels TI's success in developing the analog and embedded process technologies that are helping to shape the future of...

2013-01-16 12:25:31

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gordon Macomber has been appointed to the role of managing director of the Scientific and Scholarly Research (SSR) unit of the Intellectual Property & Science business at Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. Keith MacGregor, who formerly led the unit, has moved into the role of strategic advisor to the business, working closely with global customer groups including government...

2013-01-10 12:20:20

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today released the results of its study of the global automobile industry's patent activity. The findings, which are featured in the Thomson Reuters paper "Auto Industry Sets Sights on Alternative Power," detail a 182 percent increase in alternative-power-related patents filed globally since...

2013-01-06 05:04:04

There has been much controversy surrounding the recent $100 million claim filed, and subsequently withdrawn, following the Newtown shooting. The notice was filed by Connecticut attorney Irving Pinsky on behalf of the family of an unidentified six-year-old–the child survived the shooting, according to Reuters. Marlton, NJ (PRWEB) January 04, 2013 There has been much controversy surrounding the recent $100 million claim filed, and subsequently withdrawn, following the Newtown shooting....

2013-01-03 08:30:34

LONDON and NEW YORK, Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomson Reuters today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Practical Law Company, the London-based provider of practical legal know-how and workflow tools to law firms and corporate law departments. Practical Law Company has more than 750 employees, with principal operations in London and New York, and will be part of the Legal business of Thomson Reuters. The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval and...

Instagram Loses Users Over TOS Snafu
2012-12-30 10:13:53

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online In the week after the photo-sharing service announced changes to their terms of service that had some users worried their pictures could be used for advertising purposes without compensation, the number of people using Instagram on a daily basis has reportedly dropped by nearly one-fourth. Reuters reported Friday the service, which was purchased earlier this year by Facebook for the cool sum of $715 million, saw the number...

Amazon And Google Duking It Out In 2013: Reuters
2012-12-24 12:28:54

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A report by Reuters predicts Amazon is on a "collision course" with Google in 2013, and it all started with a project that digitizes catalogs. The report quotes a former Amazon executive as saying Google's project to scan and digitize product catalogs was a "wake-up" call to Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO. "He realized that scanning catalogs was interesting for Google, but the real win for Google would be to get all the books scanned and...