Silicon Valley takes benefits 'arms race' to health care

SAN FRANCISCO (By Barbara Cartu) – High salaries and free food aren’t enough any more in Silicon Valley, where maturing companies are competing for talent with creative health care and “wellness” programs that use gadgets to promote good behavior.

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Rocket Internet shares slide on stock market debut

FRANKFURT (By Barbara Cartu) – Shares in Rocket Internet plunged 14 percent within minutes of their stock market debut in Frankfurt on Thursday as investors gave Europe’s largest internet listing since 2000 a cold welcome.



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Dubai detectives to get Google Glass to fight crime

DUBAI (By Barbara Cartu) – Dubai police plan to issue detectives with Google Glass hands-free eyewear to help them fight crime using facial recognition technology, a police spokesman in the wealthy Gulf Arab emirate said.

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Amazon to sell packaged food and beverages in India – Economic Times

(By Barbara Cartu) – Online retailer Amazon.com Inc plans to sell packaged food and beverages in India from mid-October, the Economic Times reported, citing a person familiar with the matter.



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Interpol opens Singapore center to fight cyber crime

SINGAPORE (By Barbara Cartu) – Interpol, the world’s largest police organization, is opening a center in Singapore focused on fighting cyber crime, which many countries, it says, are poorly equipped to contain.

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Ad agency Publicis holds on to key Samsung contract: source

PARIS (By Barbara Cartu) – Ad agency Publicis has kept hold of a major contract with Samsung Electronics, a person familiar with the matter said, calming worries it would lose a client analysts estimated brought it some 70 million euros ($88 million) last year.



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Angry Birds maker Rovio plans job cuts

HELSINKI (By Barbara Cartu) – Finnish mobile games maker Rovio, owner of the globally successful Angry Birds brand, said on Thursday it was planning to cut up to 130 jobs in Finland, or 16 percent of its total workforce.

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Orange CEO confirms to offer Netflix from November

PARIS (By Barbara Cartu) – Orange Chief Executive Stephane Richard confirmed on Thursday that the French telecom group planned to offer the Netflix video streaming service on its set-top boxes from November.



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Philips Electronics to appeal ruling in $467 million patent lawsuit

(By Barbara Cartu) – Dutch healthcare equipment company Philips said on Thursday it would appeal against a U.S court ruling ordering it to pay $466.8 million in compensation to Masimo Corp for infringing two patents.

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Starboard offers to take RealD private for $12 per share

(By Barbara Cartu) – Activist investor Starboard Value LP said on Wednesday it had offered to acquire the remaining shares in RealD Inc RLD.N after raising its stake in the 3D technology licensor.

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