Webwire: LinkedIn hacker targets daters; Samsung installs new chief

Dating website eHarmony has confirmed the passwords of 1.5 million users are among those stolen and leaked by a hacker who also published 6.5 million passwords from social network LinkedIn.
 
Samsung Electronics has picked components head Kwon Oh-hyun as the company's new CEO. Kwon will remain in charge of the component business as well.
 
RIM insists it remains committed to the tablet market despite ditching entry-level 16GB versions of its PlayBook.
 
French media conglomerate Vivendi discussed selling pay-TV business Canal Plus with investors this week, as it prepares for a restructure that could also cover games division Activision, developer of the successful Call of Duty line.
 
Samsung is investing $1.9 billion (€1.5 billion) in a new mobile logic chip production facility to meet growing demand for smartphones and tablets.
 
Virgin Mobile plans to undercut US pre-pay rival Cricket’s iPhone tariffs when it launches Apple devices at the end of the month.
 
Chinese web firm Alibaba is considering selling shares to state finance firms to fund a $7.1 billion (€5.6 billion) share buyback from Yahoo. However, founder Jack Ma says he does not want the firm to be controlled by one or two large stakeholders.
 

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