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Google sets sights beyond smartphones at annual developer conference

 Google Inc (GOOGL.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) (GOOG.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), whose Android software reigns as the world’s dominant smartphone operating system, will step up efforts to make inroads into cars, televisions and other devices at its annual developer conference this week, sources familiar with the matter said. The Internet company is

Sprint agrees to pay about $32 billion to buy T-Mobile: source

 Sprint Corp (S.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) has agreed to pay about $40 per share to buy T-Mobile US Inc (TMUS.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday, signaling progress in a long-contemplated deal to merge the third- and fourth-largest U.S. wireless carriers. At that price,

U.S. industry too complacent about cyber risks, say experts

 After warning for years that the U.S. electric grid and other critical infrastructure are dangerously vulnerable to hacking, security experts fear it may take a major destructive attack to jolt CEOs out of their complacency. While awareness about cybersecurity has increased in recent years, infrastructure consultants say the industry remains reluctant to spend the money

Cyber experts warn Iranian hackers becoming more aggressive

 Iranian hackers have become increasingly aggressive and sophisticated, moving from disrupting and defacing U.S. websites to engaging in cyber espionage, security experts say. According to Silicon Valley-based cybersecurity company FireEye Inc (FEYE.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), a group called the Ajax Security Team has become the first Iranian hacking group known to use custom-built

Keep an eye on companies where U.S. revenue rules

U.S. stock investors are finding the value of staying close to home. Even as the U.S. economy barely grew in early 2014, companies with a domestic orientation have on balance delivered better first-quarter sales and profit growth than their globally oriented peers. RBC Capital Markets found that sales growth among companies with a high percentage