Iran central bank bans cryptocurrency dealings

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran’s central bank has banned the country’s banks from dealing in cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, over money-laundering concerns, the state news agency IRNA reported on Sunday as the...

Amazon to double down on groceries; foray deeper into fresh produce in India

BENGALURU (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc expects groceries and household products to account for over half of its business in India in the next five years, as it moves to broaden...

Malaysia says will look into bot activity on Twitter, upon complaints

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian regulators will look into the activity of automated accounts on Twitter, known as bots, in the run-up to a general election if they get complaints...

Toshiba eyes cancelling chip unit sale if no China approval by May: media

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s Toshiba Corp has decided it will cancel the planned $18.6 billion sale of its memory chip unit if it does not get approval from China’s anti-monopoly...

Telecom standards group puts new technology on hold in wake of U.S. probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A telecommunications standards organization - GSMA - said on Saturday it is delaying implementation of a new cellphone technology due to a U.S. government probe of alleged...

Shadow-boxing tough guy should protect home-alone Japanese women

TOKYO (Reuters) - Behind the apartment’s curtain, a tough guy is boxing, throwing left and right hooks and jabs, and lunging forward, enough to make any passing criminal think twice...

Apple offers battery replacement for some MacBooks after flaws reported

(Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) on Friday said component failure in a limited number of MacBook Pros has caused built-in battery to expand, adding, it will offer worldwide free replacement...

Photo storage service SmugMug acquires Flickr

(Reuters) - Photo management platform SmugMug said on Friday it has agreed to buy image and video-hosting website Flickr for an undisclosed amount. Flickr will continue to operate as a...

Acxiom CEO says data industry bracing for regulation

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Companies that buy and sell consumer data are preparing for increased scrutiny from U.S. lawmakers after a scandal over how social network Facebook handles personal information,...

U.S. said to investigate AT&T, Verizon over wireless collusion claim: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. has opened a probe into alleged coordination by AT&T Inc (T.N), Verizon Communications (VZ.N), a telecommunications standards organization and potentially other providers to hinder consumers...

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Frigidaire Professional Gas Cooktop with Griddle review

Featuring cast iron continuous grates, easy-to-use precision dials, and powerful yet efficient burners, Frigidaire’s Professional Gas Cooktop accomplishes the feat of making cooking...