Monthly Archives: March 2016

Mobile user acquisition fraud: How to find it and how to fight it (webinar)

VB WEBINAR: Fraud is sabotaging UA efforts big time, putting an emphasis on defensive, proactive strategies to ensure you actually acquire the users you’re going after. Join our upcoming webinar of pros to arm yourself.  Register here for free. No business wants to find themselves in a nightmare scenario of mobile user acquisition fraud, yet, the likelihood of it […]










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U.S. FTC sues Volkswagen over diesel advertising claims

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday sued Volkswagen Group of America, saying the U.S. arm of the German automaker falsely advertised more than a half million diesel vehicles as environmentally friendly when it knew they ...

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Hopper raises $16 million to grow its airfare prediction smarts

Airfare prediction startup Hopper has nabbed $16 million in a round led by BDC Capital IT Venture Fund, in addition to existing investors Omers Ventures, Accomplice, and Brightspark Ventures. This takes the company’s total funding to $38 million. Hopper’s price-prediction algorithm serves to answer one question: Should I buy my flight now, or should I […]










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Casino agent in Philippines says high-rollers brought in heist money

MANILA (Reuters) - A Chinese junket operator in Manila said on Tuesday that two high-rollers from Beijing and Macau were responsible for bringing $81 million stolen by hackers from Bangladesh's central bank into the Philippines.

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3SI Group stops its ecommerce business

The 3SI Group, formerly known as 3 Suisses International, has decided to pull the plug on all of its retail activities in France, Belgium, Spain, Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic. It has changed its business strategy drastically and will now focus solely on service activities. The 3SI Group announced Continue reading

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FCC Privacy Proposal Troubles Broadband Internet Providers

Broadband Internet service providers are wary of a government plan to impose consumer privacy protection regulations on the sector. The Federal Communications Commission likely will issue the proposed regulations by Friday. It will accept public comment on the proposal before taking final action. The program would require ISPs to meet privacy standards similar to those covering phone companies.

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Why Czechs are courting China

While Beijing might be hailing it as a symbolic victory, one analyst told CNBC that it signals Prague's economic vulnerabilities.

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Court Strikes Down Puerto Rico Tax on Wal-Mart

Implemented last year, the measure had increased the tax for on-island companies with more than $2.75 billion in revenues that buy goods from off-island 'related parties' to 6.5 percent from 2 percent.

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