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Amazon aims for TV business with free video streaming: WSJ

Amazon aims for TV business with free video streaming: WSJ

5:26pm EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Online retailer Amazon.com Inc plans to enter the battle for living-room viewership in the coming months, launching a free, ad-supported streaming TV service, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing anonymous sources. Read more of this post

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Most of Toyota’s Indian employees refused to return to work, the latest example of workers demanding more from global auto makers as they push into emerging markets

Toyota Workers in India Refuse to Return to Work

Dispute Reflects Broad Hurdles for Global Auto Makers in Emerging Markets

SANTANU CHOUDHURY And DHANYA ANN THOPPIL

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Swedish eye tracking technology firm Tobii plans IPO: report

Swedish eye tracking technology firm Tobii plans IPO: report

5:50pm EDT

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Swedish eye tracking technology firm Tobii, co-owned by chipmaker Intel, is planning a stock market listing which could value the firm at around 2 billion crowns ($309 million), business daily Dagens Industri reported. Read more of this post

Cargill, Copersucar to form world’s No. 1 sugar trader

Cargill, Copersucar to form world’s No. 1 sugar trader

By Sarah McFarlane and Reese Ewing

LONDON/SÃO PAULO (Reuters) – U.S.-based agribusiness trader Cargill CARG.UL and Brazil’s Copersucar announced plans on Thursday to form a business to create the world’s biggest sugar trader through a 50-50 joint venture. Read more of this post

Intel takes ‘significant’ stake in Big Data startup Cloudera

Intel takes ‘significant’ stake in Big Data startup Cloudera

2:10pm EDT

By Noel Randewich

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Intel Corp said on Thursday it made a significant investment in Cloudera and will make the fast-growing startup its preferred distributor of software for crunching Big Data. Read more of this post

How a rental service could help digital textbooks thrive on college campuses

How a rental service could help digital textbooks thrive on college campuses

By Matt McFarland, Updated: March 27 at 8:31 am

Only 3 percent of college students use a digital textbook as their primary course material, according to one survey. Even as Amazon sells more digital books than print books, college students haven’t embraced digital textbooks. It’s surprising, given younger generations’ embrace of everything else digital, whether it be smarthphones or social media. Read more of this post

Rupert Murdoch shows his creative flair for corporate governance

Rupert Murdoch shows his creative flair for corporate governance

Elizabeth Knight

Businessman Lachlan Murdoch takes the helm of his father’s news empire, being named co-chairman of News Corp and 21st Century Fox. Nine News.

Rupert Murdoch has never been one to adhere to the niceties of corporate governance. The news that his son Lachlan will take the role as joint chairman of both arms of the listed empire and that Murdoch’s younger son, James, will assume the mantle of joint chief operating officer of 21st Century Fox is unsettling for many investors. Read more of this post

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