Brazil judge rules to unblock Whatsapp
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - A Brazilian judge overturned a suspension of Facebook Inc's Whatsapp messaging application on Tuesday, before a 72-hour block ordered by a different judge on Monday had expired. Judge Ricardo Mucio Santana of the Sergipe State Tribunal decided to cancel Monday's ruling, the court said in a statement. The blockage affected some 100 million WhatsApp users. (Reporting by Natalia Scalzaretto; Writing by Caroline Stauffer; Editing by Daniel Flynn)
Vanguard Group says glitch fixed on app for Apple devices
Vanguard Group has fixed a software application after a glitch caused some clients to see inflated account balances on their Apple mobile devices, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday. The glitch affected a "modest number" of devices running the software application, Vanguard, the big index fund manager, had said late on Monday.
Twitter lawsuit partly dismissed over U.S. information requests
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Monday partly dismissed a lawsuit filed by Twitter Inc in which the social media company argued it should be allowed to publicly disclose more details about requests for information it receives from the U.S. government. U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers in Oakland, California also gave Twitter the opportunity to re-file its lawsuit to include more details about government decision-making, in order to try to move its claims forward. (Reporting by Dan Levine; Editing by Bill Rigby)
Yelp surges on Einhorn stake but some on social media are skeptical
By Amy Tennery and Saqib Iqbal Ahmed NEW YORK (Reuters) - Shares of Yelp Inc shot to a three-month high on Tuesday morning after hedge fund manager David Einhorn unveiled a new stake, but seesawing social media sentiment among active traders signaled skepticism about the business review site's longer-term prospects and Einhorn's prowess as a stock picker. In active mid-day trading, Yelp shares were up 3.3 percent at $22.25. Einhorn, the head of Greenlight Capital, said his firm made new investments in Yelp, according to the fund's first-quarter letter to investors, which was seen by Reuters.
Canadian ordered out of Nepal after criticizing government on social media
A Canadian living and working in Nepal who criticized the government on social media has been ordered to leave the country within two days, a Nepali official said on Tuesday. Robert Penner, a computer programmer working for CloudFactory, an outsourcing company, was arrested by police at his office on Monday and taken to the Department of Immigration for questioning.
10 last-minute gadgets that your mother is going to love
On Monday we published a Mother's Day gift guide that was unlike all the other guides you see around the web. Instead of including cooking tools and beauty supplies, we focused on cool tech gifts that today's mothers will definitely be into. Of course, some mothers are more into technology than others, so we wanted to share one more guide for all you last-minute Mother's Day shoppers out there. Today's Mother's Day gift guide still focuses on gadgets, but they're all items that more traditional moms might appreciate. After all, not every mom wants a tablet or a digital camera for Mother's Day. As was the case with all the items in yesterday's guide , today's 10 devices are all Amazon Prime eligible so they'll arrive in time for Mother's Day this Sunday, May 8. DON'T MISS: 300 free wallpapers that will breathe new life into your iPhone (or Android phone) This nifty little light will automatically illuminate your mom's purse when she opens it to dig around for the cell phone she never answers when you call her. Brainstream SOI Handbag/Purse Light with Automatic Sensor : $31.99 with free Prime shipping Healthy frozen treats are a breeze with this cool gadget. Just drop in some ice and fresh fruit, and you're done. Yonanas Frozen Healthy Dessert Maker - 100% Fruit Soft-Serve Maker (Black and Silver) : $49.59 with free Prime shipping This cute little "Angry Mama" cleans any microwave in no time, no elbow grease required. Kitchen Gizmo Angry Mama Microwave Cleaner : $14.49 with free Prime shipping The perfect gift for any expectant mother. These stuffed animals come with a little recorder that she can bring to her next ultrasound. It'll record 20 seconds of her baby's heartbeat that will replay each time she gives the stuffed animal a hug. We've included three different options here: Lil' Monkey Heartbeat Bear Kit : $26.99 with free Prime shipping Lil' Giraffe Heartbeat Buddy : $26.99 with free Prime shipping Lil' Elephant Heartbeat Bear Kit : $26.99 with free Prime shipping Every mom just wants to chill out and read a book every now and then, so get her a device that will hold thousands of options. The Kindle is the best in the business, and right now it's on sale! Kindle, 6" Glare-Free Touchscreen Display, Wi-Fi - Includes Special Offers : $59.99 with free Prime shipping Help your mom enjoy her next cup of coffee in style. Bodum Chambord 8 cup French Press Coffee Maker, 34 oz., Chrome : $22.49 with free Prime shipping There isn't a mother on the planet who would refuse the help of a robot when it comes to vacuuming the house. iRobot Roomba 880 Vacuum Cleaning Robot : $594.99 with free Prime shipping What, you're going to buy your mom a robot to vacuum but you're still going to make her mop? iRobot Braava 380t Floor Mopping Robot : $254.99 with free Prime shipping Your mom will think of you every time it snows when she gets into a car that's already nice and toasty. Viper 4105V 1-Way Remote Start System : $42.99 with free Prime shipping The next time your mother is out in the back yard enjoying a hot cup of coffee or reading a book on her new Kindle, this patio umbrella light will let her relax as long as she wants even after the sun goes down. Amir Patio Umbrella Light - Wireless 24 LED Lights At 12,000 lux - 3 x AA Battery Operated, Umbrella Pole Light : $17.99 with free Prime shipping
Nextbit Robin will be $299 at Amazon for a week
Nextbit announced that its Robin smartphone will be available for $299 through Amazon from May 4th through May 10th. The Robin features a unique industrial design and a software system that will automatically back up your photos and apps to Nextbit's cloud servers, extending the device's 32GB to more than 100GB without the use of an SD card or higher costs associated with more on-board storage.