ONLINE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/ONLINE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Indian online retailer Flipkart raises $1 billion http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58241430-79/flipkart-indian-online-amazon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58241430-79/flipkart-indian-online-amazon.html.csp">Indian online retailer Flipkart raises $1 billion</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KAY JOHNSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T10:33:01.453-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 10:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mumbai, India • India’s largest online e-commerce company, Flipkart, raised $1 billion in new capital this week as the company gears up for competition with Amazon’s push into the Indian market. The company said the funds will be used to invest in expansion, especially in mobile technology. Flipkart is sometimes called the Amazon of India. It was founded by two Indian brothers, Sachin and Binny Bansal, who left Amazon and came home to found their own online retailer. Among the investors in the r...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582414302014-07-30T10:33:01.453-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-30T10:33:01.453-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58241430@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:33:01 MDT Amazon to invest $2 billion to expand in India http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58241195-79/india-billion-amazon-flipkart.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58241195-79/india-billion-amazon-flipkart.html.csp">Amazon to invest $2 billion to expand in India</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KAY JOHNSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T09:22:02.389-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 09:22AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mumbai, India • The world’s largest online retailer is facing off in India against a new name in e-commerce that was founded by former Amazon employees. Amazon.com Inc. said Wednesday it will invest $2 billion to expand its Indian business, a day after local rival Flipkart raised $1 billion to fund its own expansion. Launched last year, Amazon’s India division has been making a big push into the country’s small but fast-growing online retail market. It has been running front-page advertisements ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582411952014-07-30T09:22:02.389-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-30T09:22:02.389-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58241195@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:22:02 MDT Gold bugs, Bitcoin believers in bid to supplant dollar http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58232951-79/bitcoin-gold-exchange-according.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58232951-79/bitcoin-gold-exchange-according.html.csp">Gold bugs, Bitcoin believers in bid to supplant dollar</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Isaac Arnsdorf</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T10:57:01.495-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 10:57AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Call it bitgold. It’s what you get when you combine bitcoin, one of the world’s newest would-be currencies, and gold, one of the oldest. Add mistrust of centralized authority, a dash of rebelliousness and a dollop of profit motive and you might have the Independence Coin, the first gold-backed crypto-money, unveiled this month at FreedomFest, a libertarian convention in -- where else? -- Las Vegas. “A staunch person who believes in the gold standard says bitcoin is valueless and ultim...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58232951@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:57:01 MDT FedEx charges raise online pharmacy issues http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58227207-68/pharmacies-online-company-fedex.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58227207-68/pharmacies-online-company-fedex.html.csp">FedEx charges raise online pharmacy issues</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL ELIAS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-26T11:39:02.02-06:00">Updated Jul 26, 2014 11:39AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Francisco • FedEx Corp., the latest company accused in a federal probe involving illegal online pharmacies, says it will fight the charges that it knowingly shipped drugs to people who lack valid prescriptions. The company says it would have to invade the privacy of customers to stop such deliveries. By contrast, UPS Inc. paid $40 million last year to resolve similar allegations and vowed to overhaul its procedures and work with investigators to detect suspicious activity. The contrasting re...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58227207@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:39:02 MDT Alaska’s largest paper undergoes name change http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58199384-79/alaska-news-newspaper-anchorage.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58199384-79/alaska-news-newspaper-anchorage.html.csp">Alaska’s largest paper undergoes name change</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T17:38:01.872-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 05:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Anchorage • Alaska’s largest newspaper will undergo a name change. The Anchorage Daily News officially becomes Alaska Dispatch News with the Sunday edition. Publisher Alice Rogoff and Editor Tony Hopfinger outlined that and other changes to advertisers during an outdoor luncheon Friday. Alaska Dispatch Publishing LLC, the parent company of the online newspaper the Alaska Dispatch, purchased the Anchorage Daily News from The McClatchy Co. for $34 million earlier this year. The newspaper’s new nam...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581993842014-07-18T17:38:01.872-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-18T17:38:01.872-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58199384@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:38:01 MDT What happens to online accounts when you die? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58190431-79/access-accounts-account-williams.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58190431-79/access-accounts-account-williams.html.csp">What happens to online accounts when you die?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ANNE FLAHERTY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T16:16:02.333-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 04:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • When you die, should your loved ones have access to your Facebook, Gmail and other online accounts? A group of influential lawyers says yes, unless you specify otherwise in a will. The Uniform Law Commission, whose members are appointed by state governments to help standardize state laws, endorse a plan to automatically give loved ones access to — but not control of — all digital accounts unless otherwise specified. To become law in a state, the legislation would have to be adopted ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581904312014-07-18T16:16:02.333-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-18T16:16:02.333-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58190431@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:16:02 MDT Visa launches new service for online payments http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58190986-79/visa-service-checkout-cards.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58190986-79/visa-service-checkout-cards.html.csp">Visa launches new service for online payments</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MAE ANDERSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-16T13:13:02.391-06:00">Updated Jul 16, 2014 01:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Payment processor Visa is launching a new service called Visa Checkout that eliminates a few steps in online payment. The company and its retailing partners, including Neiman Marcus, Pizza Hut, Staples and others, hope a quicker payout will lead to fewer abandoned shopping carts online. As more customers shop on smaller screens like smartphones and tablets, the hassle of entering in credit card numbers and billing addresses is becoming a sticking point and payment processors have been...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581909862014-07-16T13:13:02.391-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-16T13:13:02.391-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58190986@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:13:02 MDT KUTV expo offers screenings, demonstrations on healthy living http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58171068-78/expo-health-healthy-kutv.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58171068-78/expo-health-healthy-kutv.html.csp">KUTV expo offers screenings, demonstrations on healthy living</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-12T22:29:06.757-06:00">Updated Jul 12, 2014 10:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Above • Colleen Johnson, of West Valley City, has her blood pressure checked by Southern Utah University nursing professor Shelley Sanderson during the KUTV 2 Your Health Expo at the South Towne Exposition Center on Saturday as the expo wrapped up its two-day run. Right • A model shows off sunglasses during the Standard Optical eyewear fashion show during the expo. Cooking demonstrations, health screenings and more than 100 vendors offered information on healthy living. For more information on t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58171068@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Jul 2014 22:29:06 MDT Letter: Online comments not so bad http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58157523-82/comments-online-letter-editor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58157523-82/comments-online-letter-editor.html.csp">Letter: Online comments not so bad</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-13T12:59:20.537-06:00">Updated Jul 13, 2014 12:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Though long an admirer of George Pyle’s editorials, I must take mild exception to his most recent one (“Your community needs your words and ideas,” July 6). Wanting to have Tribune readers submit more letters-to-the-editor, Pyle deplores the increasing popularity of online comments, calling them a “firehose of dumb.” Though acknowledging that some comments are “thoughtful, witty, and representative enough to make worthwhile reading,” he states that many more are “harsh, uninformed, name-calli...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58157523@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Jul 2014 12:59:20 MDT Website apologizes for George Clooney mother-in-law story http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58165272-223/clooney-druse-alamuddin-mail.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58165272-223/clooney-druse-alamuddin-mail.html.csp">Website apologizes for George Clooney mother-in-law story</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JILL LAWLESS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-09T10:27:10.383-06:00">Updated Jul 9, 2014 10:27AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">London • The British website Mail Online apologized Wednesday to George Clooney for alleging that his fiancee’s mother opposed their marriage on religious grounds — a story Clooney called both wrong and irresponsible. Clooney is engaged to Beirut-born London lawyer Amal Alamuddin, whose father Ramzi belongs to a prominent Druse family. The Druse are adherents of a monotheistic religion based mainly in Lebanon, Syria and Israel. Citing unnamed family “friends,” Mail Online, which is affiliated wi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581652722014-07-09T10:27:10.383-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-09T10:27:10.383-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58165272@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Jul 2014 10:27:10 MDT Park City cocktail contest now online http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58138516-223/park-cocktail-contest-online.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58138516-223/park-cocktail-contest-online.html.csp">Park City cocktail contest now online</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kathy Stephenson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-04T01:01:02.492-06:00">Updated Jul 4, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Park City’s annual Summer Cocktail Contest has moved online so that more restaurants can participate and more people can vote. “We are very excited to see how the contest unfolds, and we can’t wait to crown the winner,” said Ginger Ries, executive director of the Park City Area Restaurant Association, which sponsors the event. In previous years, a panel of guest judges sampled the 16 entries and selected the winning libation. Under the new format, anyone 21 and older can visit the participating ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58138516@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Jul 2014 01:01:02 MDT King, Tartt among backers of anti-Amazon letter http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58147567-79/amazon-authors-preston-hachette.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58147567-79/amazon-authors-preston-hachette.html.csp">King, Tartt among backers of anti-Amazon letter</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By HILLEL ITALIE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-03T16:24:02.052-06:00">Updated Jul 3, 2014 04:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Stephen King, Nora Roberts and Donna Tartt are among the hundreds of authors who have added their names to an online letter criticizing Amazon.com for restricting access to works published by Hachette Book Group. The letter, initiated by Hachette author Douglas Preston, urged Amazon to resolve its standoff with Hachette over e-book prices and other issues. Readers were asked to email Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos at jeff@amazon.com and “tell him what you think.” Amazon has slowed delivery on ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581475672014-07-03T16:24:02.052-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-03T16:24:02.052-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58147567@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Jul 2014 16:24:02 MDT Cybercrime ring is uncovered in Brazil http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58146784-79/brazil-report-ring-banks.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58146784-79/brazil-report-ring-banks.html.csp">Cybercrime ring is uncovered in Brazil</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STAN LEHMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-03T12:21:02.231-06:00">Updated Jul 3, 2014 12:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sao Paulo • A massive cybercrime ring in Brazil may have stolen billions of dollars from a widely used online payment system, a technology security company said. The RSA Security division of EMC Corp. said in a research report released on Wednesday that a “malware-based fraud ring” had infiltrated the online payment method known as the boleto, diverting payments to accounts held by members of the ring. Boletos are used in a wide range of transactions, such as telephone, school tuition, mortgage ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581467842014-07-03T12:21:02.231-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-03T12:21:02.231-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58146784@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Jul 2014 12:21:02 MDT Mercury News: Facebook experiment shows need for online bill of rights http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58146210-82/users-companies-facebook-online.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58146210-82/users-companies-facebook-online.html.csp">Mercury News: Facebook experiment shows need for online bill of rights</a></h4>