News archive from 27 January 2012

Eyes on Samsung smartphone sales, spending plans

Eyes on Samsung smartphone sales, spending plans

Samsung overtook Apple as the biggest smartphone maker in the third quarter, but is likely to have slipped back into second place in October-December as Apple sold a record 37.04 million iPhones. Samsung does not provide its own sales volume data and...

 
House lawmakers seek Google answers on privacy policy

House lawmakers seek Google answers on privacy policy

(Reporting By Lisa Richwine; Editing by Bernard Orr)

 
Four dead, 17 missing in Rio buildings collapse

Four dead, 17 missing in Rio buildings collapse

The buildings, one 20 floors high, collapsed on Wednesday night in a cloud of dust behind the city's 100-year-old Belle Epoque-style Municipal Theater. Engineers said work was being done with no permits from city regulators on two floors of the taller...

 

U.S. outrage as Egypt bars Americans from leaving

Among those hit by travel bans - one of those targeted called it "de facto detention" - is a son of U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, as well as other foreign staffers of the International Republican Institute and National Democratic...

 
AT&T posts $6.7bn fourth-quarter loss

AT&T posts $6.7bn fourth-quarter loss

US phone network AT&T has reported a $6.7bn (£4.3bn) net loss for the three months to the end of December 2011, compared with a $2.1bn profit in the same period in 2010. The loss was despite record smartphone sales in the period. AT&T sold...

BBC, 22:48 in Business
 
Traffic warden hailed a hero after exposing secret quotas forcing inspectors to issue 10 tickets a day

Traffic warden hailed a hero after exposing secret quotas forcing inspectors to issue 10 tickets a day

A brave traffic warden who exposed the secret quotas enforced by parking bosses was today hailed a hero. Hakim Berkani won his claim for unfair dismissal after he stood up to contractors NSL over their draconian policies on the streets of Kensington...

Daily Mail, 23:11 in Auto
 
Italy ship captain wasted precious hour

Italy ship captain "wasted precious hour"

Captain Francesco Schettino is blamed for causing the accident by steering the vessel too close to shore and is accused of multiple manslaughter and abandoning ship before the evacuation of more than 4,200 passengers and crew was complete. At least 16...

 
BP must cover some Transocean liabilities for oil spill

BP must cover some Transocean liabilities for oil spill

BP must cover some but not all of oil rig owner Transocean's liabilities for the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a US judge has ruled. US District Judge Carl Barbier said that Transocean was shielded by its contract with BP from having to pay...

BBC, 23:51 in Business
 
NEVER MIND MESSI OR NAKA IBRAHIM WANTS TO BE SILVA

NEVER MIND MESSI OR NAKA IBRAHIM WANTS TO BE SILVA

NEW Bhoy Rabiu Ibrahim last night shrugged off comparisons with Lionel Messi, Jay Jay Okocha and Shunsuke Nakamura – and admitted he’s inspired to be Celtic’s David Silva. The Nigerian has arrived at Parkhead with a chequered background – and praise...

 
RUSSIANS ARE READY TO SWOOP FOR JELAVIC

RUSSIANS ARE READY TO SWOOP FOR JELAVIC

RUSSIAN giants CSKA Moscow are ready to test Rangers £9m price tag on Nikica Jelavic by offering £1m less for the striker. Currently at a winter training camp in Spain in preparation for their Champions League clash with Real Madrid the clubs'...

 
HIBS AND MOTHERWELL HIT OUT AT TRIAL BY TV

HIBS AND MOTHERWELL HIT OUT AT TRIAL BY TV

FURIOUS Hibs and Motherwell last night slammed the SFA’s adoption of “trial by TV.” Easter Road boss Pat Fenlon has branded the system as an “insult to referees.” Fir Park counterpart Stuart McCall hit out because he reckons striker Michael Higdon is...

 
CLUBS ARE QUEUING UP TO SIGN A BAIRN

CLUBS ARE QUEUING UP TO SIGN A BAIRN

FALKIRK kid Murray Wallace has been given his pick of FOUR English clubs – and it could rise to six by Monday. Wallace spent yesterday on the South coast holding signing talks with Brighton after the Seagulls had a £300,000 bid accepted by the...

 
KENNY SHIELS WANTS TO PUT A SMILE ON THE FACE OF KILMARNOCK

KENNY SHIELS WANTS TO PUT A SMILE ON THE FACE OF KILMARNOCK

KENNY SHIELS is not trying to lead a football team to the League Cup Final but an entire community. Shiels wants to put a smile back on the face of Kilmarnock and knows a semi-final victory over bitter rivals Ayr United would help to lift the gloom...

 
PARS LOOK TO MALTA FOR DUFF

PARS LOOK TO MALTA FOR DUFF

DUNFERMLINE manager Jim McIntyre is desperate to sign his former team-mate Stuart Duff ahead of Tuesday's transfer deadline. The versatile 30-year-old, whose last club was Qormi FC in Malta, is training with the Pars with a view to winning a...

 
Samsung to report Q4; eyes on smartphone sales, spending plans

Samsung to report Q4; eyes on smartphone sales, spending plans

Samsung overtook Apple as the biggest smartphone maker in the third quarter, but is likely to have slipped back into second place in October-December as Apple sold a record 37.04 million iPhones. Samsung does not provide its own sales volume data and...

 


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