Ex-Kit Digital CEO, associate convicted in U.S. of fraud schemes

(Reuters) – The former head of Kit Digital Inc and a business associate were convicted on Tuesday on charges related to what prosecutors said were wide-ranging fraud schemes involving the bankrupt video technology company.

Argentina judge says death of prosecutor Nisman was murder

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Alberto Nisman, the Argentine prosecutor who was found dead days after accusing former President Cristina Fernandez of covering up Iran’s role in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center, was murdered, a federal judge said on Tuesday.

Former Baha Mar owner sues Chinese contractor over ‘massive fraud’

(Reuters) – The original owner of the Baha Mar Resort, BML Properties Ltd, has filed a $2.25 billion lawsuit alleging a “massive fraud” by the Chinese contractor of the luxury hotel and casino project in Nassau, the Bahamas, that opened its doors in April after years of delays.

U.S. sanctions North Korean missile experts, Russia offers to mediate

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW (Reuters) – The United States announced sanctions on two North Korean officials behind their country’s ballistic missile program on Tuesday, while Russia reiterated an offer to mediate to ease tensions between Washington and Pyongyang.

Syrian army and Iranian proxies demand surrender of rebels near Israel border

AMMAN (Reuters) – Syrian rebels pinned down in a strategic area where the Israeli and Lebanese borders meet with Syria were handed an ultimatum by the Syrian army and its Iranian-backed militia allies to either surrender or face certain military defeat, rebels said on Tuesday.

The Echo Dot was the best-selling product on all of Amazon this holiday season

 The holiday shopping season is finally over and that means Amazon has some shopping data for us. This holiday season, Amazon’s Echo Dot was the top-selling Amazon device, as well as the top-selling product available from any manufacturer across all categories on Amazon.com, with millions sold. Meanwhile, Amazon’s newer Alexa-enabled devices, the Echo Spot, Echo Dot and Echo… Read More

Wall Street slips on tech sector weakness

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks declined on Tuesday as Apple and shares of its parts suppliers weakened on a report of soft iPhone X demand, which pulled technology shares lower.

Apple, suppliers drop on report of weak iPhone X demand

BEIJING/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Shares in Apple Inc and several of its Asian suppliers fell on Tuesday after a report by Taiwan’s Economic Daily and comments from some analysts suggested iPhone X demand could come in below expectations in the first quarter.