Major Dell shareholder favors recent buyout offers

Dell's largest independent shareholder is leaning toward supporting one of the two bidders trying to scuttle the slumping personal computer maker's proposed $24.4 billion sale to a group including CEO Michael Dell.

eBay chief says Web privacy clashes coming

Internet companies will soon have to find a way to protect user privacy to avert a "clash" which could lead to increased government regulation, eBay chief executive John Donahoe said Wednesday.

Netflix enjoys marquee day as stock soars 42 pct (Update 2)

Netflix's rollercoaster ride on Wall Street has surged to new heights. The company's stock climbed Thursday $43.60 to close at $146.86 as investors celebrated a fourth-quarter earnings report highlighted by accelerated growth ...

How to buy an ethical diamond

(Phys.org)—You've already decided that you're going to pop the question. Now comes another quandary: Where to get the ring, if you're buying one?

EU Nobel peace award sparks fiery online backlash

The decision to award the Nobel Peace Prize to the crisis-torn EU on Friday sparked a stunned Twitter backlash, many reacting with derision and anger, although some web users came to its defence.

Verizon reverses on $2 fee for one-time payments

(AP) -- After a customer backlash, Verizon Wireless on Friday dropped a plan to start charging $2 for every payment subscribers make over the phone or online with their credit or debit cards.

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