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YouTube to fund premium content, signs film deal
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:05:58 -0400

A picture illustration shows a YouTube logo reflected in a person's eye, in central Bosnian town of Zenica(Reuters) - Google Inc's YouTube will directly invest in new shows to be launched in partnerships with its four top content creators, it said in a blog on Tuesday. The world's No. 1 online video website also said it entered into an agreement with DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc unit AwesomenessTV to release feature films over the next two years. The partnerships would help YouTube, which completed 10 years last week, secure higher quality advertising as it transitions from a repository of grainy home videos to a site with more polished content. YouTube has been trying to lure more premium video advertising to boost margins as overall prices for Google's ads have been declining.


Huawei releases new Honor budget smartphone, to be sold online
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:36:19 -0400

A worker adjusts the logo at the stand of Huawei at the CeBIT trade fair in HanoverHuawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] launched on Tuesday the Honor 4C smartphone, the latest bid by the Chinese technology firm to gain market share in the highly competitive budget handset segment from domestic rivals such as Xiaomi Inc. The phone has a 5-inch display, slightly larger than the iPhone 6 and the same as Xiaomi's Mi 4 smartphone, and starts at 799 yuan ($129). To cut on marketing costs, the Honor 4C will be sold primarily online through outlets including Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's Tmall, George Zhao, the president of Huawei's Honor brand, told the Global Mobile Internet Conference in Beijing.


China iPhone sales boosts Apple; shares up modestly
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 03:09:25 -0400

A woman holds up the iPhone 6 Plus at the Apple Store in Tokyo(Reuters) - Apple Inc beat Wall Street's revenue and profit forecasts on Monday as it sold more iPhones in China than the United States for the first time, but the company gave no sales figures for its new Apple Watch. Apple's iPhone sales in China soared, increasing its revenue in the country 71 percent to $16.8 billion, although that was helped by gift-buying for Chinese New Year. Chief Executive Tim Cook said that China's expanding middle class is fueling iPhone sales there, which is the bulk of the company's sales.


South Korea investigating Oracle over software bundling
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 05:35:06 -0400

Oracle Corporation logo is seen on stage prior to the announcement of the company's latest SPARC servers at Oracle Conference Center in Redwood ShoresSouth Korea's antitrust body said on Tuesday that it is investigating U.S. database firm Oracle Corp over whether its practice of bundling new software offerings into maintenance services contracts is anticompetitive behavior. Hwang Won-chul, a director at the Korea Fair Trade Commission, told Reuters that Oracle also requires customers to pay for maintenance services for all Oracle software being used instead of being able to pick and choose which software the customers want maintenance services for.


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