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Jun 26, 2014

Reuters | Technology Report - June 26, 2014.

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Action camera-maker GoPro makes picture-perfect debut
(Reuters) - Shares of GoPro Inc, a maker of cameras used by surfers, skydivers and other action junkies to record and post their exploits online, rose as much as 38 percent in their market debut.
Yahoo looking to buy YouTube content provider for $250 million: Sky News
(Reuters) - Internet giant Yahoo has put in a bid of around $250 million to buy Fullscreen, a company which creates content for YouTube channels, Britain's Sky News reported on Thursday.
German government cancels Verizon contract in wake of U.S. spying row
BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government has cancelled a contract with U.S. telecoms firm Verizon Communications inc as part of an overhaul of its internal communications, prompted by revelations last year of U.S. government spying.
Google removes first search results after EU ruling
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Google has begun removing some search results to comply with a European Union ruling upholding citizens' right to have objectionable personal information about them hidden in search engines.
Independent music labels want EU to intervene in YouTube row
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Music trade association Impala has asked European Union antitrust regulators to intervene in a row with Google Inc's YouTube over its paid streaming music service, saying some conditions demanded by the company were anti-competitive.
YouTube's music stars to air on Sirius XM radio show
(Reuters) - YouTube is venturing onto radio with a weekly show on satellite radio service Sirius XM that will feature the online video website's most popular and emerging artists, the companies said on Thursday.
Salesforce takes on healthcare with new apps, alliances
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Salesforce Inc, one of the first cloud-computing companies, is pushing into healthcare with new software and services aimed at the largest hospitals.
Sony to buy Britain's CSC media group in TV network push
TOKYO (Reuters) - Sony Corp's movie and TV unit will snap up Britain's CSC media network, adding to a string of acquisitions by the Japanese company to shift its focus from movies to higher-margin television programming.
Japan's KDDI, SoftBank say NTT's broadband plan risks monopoly revival
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's KDDI Corp and SoftBank Corp said bigger rival NTT DoCoMo Inc (DoCoMo) could gain too much control of the wireless telecommunications business should DoCoMo's parent offer its fibre-optic broadband for resale.
Google sets sights on TVs, cars and watches, beyond mere smartphones
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc's Android software is coming to cars, televisions and watches this year, as the Internet search giant races against Apple Inc and other tech companies to extend its business into a rapidly broadening field of Internet-connected devices.