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Google Rebuffs European Union on Antitrust Charges

Google rebuffed the European Union’s demand that it change the way it ranks online comparison-shopping services in its search results, setting up a potentially drawn-out legal battle.

U.S. Stocks Rally Amid Recovery in Global Markets

U.S. stocks charged higher for a second straight session amid signs of strong domestic growth and a rally in Asia and Europe, marking the latest big move in a tumultuous week for global markets.

Austrian Police Find Up to 50 Migrants Dead

Europe’s migrant crisis took a deadly turn deep in the continent with the discovery in Austria of a truck containing up to 50 decomposing corpses.

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Jihadi Trails: Paths to Syria and Iraq

More than 20,000 foreigners from across the globe are fighting in Syria and Iraq and many come to fight with Islamic State. We chronicle the global scope of their recruitment efforts via the lives and journeys of 10 men and women who traveled to the war zone.

Ukraine Secures Debt-Relief Deal

Ukraine’s government secured a vital debt-relief deal, the country’s finance ministry said, a key step toward unlocking billions of dollars in emergency financing.

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Afghanistan Holds Out Against Taliban, So Far

This year’s fighting season is the first where Afghan security forces have had to battle the Taliban pretty much on their own, writes Yaroslav Trofimov. So far, they are standing their ground where it matters.

Greece Closer to Formal Election Call

Greece on Thursday named Vassiliki Thanou Christopoulou, head of the country’s Supreme Court, as interim prime minister, with the task of leading the country to an election.

Anger Over Garbage in Lebanon Blossoms into Demands for Reform

Calls for political reform, however, collide with country’s entrenched, sectarian-based political system.

NATO Chief Opens Joint Training Base in Georgia

NATO’s secretary-general opened a new joint training base in Georgia, promising the country could count on its western allies.

The Katrina Diaspora, 10 Years Later

Katrina uprooted tens of thousands of people, scattering them across 45 states, and they settled permanently in new cities such as Atlanta, Houston and San Antonio.

Militants Kill Two Senior Iraqi Army Commanders

Islamic State killed two senior Iraqi army commanders, officials and state media said, continuing the extremist group’s tactic of targeting military leaders to deplete morale among fighters.

Winners and Losers in China’s Upheaval

China’s economic slowdown is shaking multinationals that do business there, but the effect is uneven. Major infrastructure firms are hurting, while consumer-based companies are faring better.

Amazon Curtails Development of Consumer Devices

Amazon is scaling back its efforts to develop consumer devices, laying off dozens of engineers at its secretive Lab126 hardware-development center and trimming or halting other projects.

Bouygues Gains Don’t Equal French Telecoms Revival

Bouygues is expanding its customer base, but top-line growth still proves elusive.

Apple Announces Sept. 9 Event

Apple Thursday announced an invite-only event in San Francisco on Sept. 9, likely to unveil new iPhone models.

Funds Still Struggle to Set Prices Amid Computer Woes

Computer problems plagued the U.S. asset-management industry for a fourth day, causing hundreds of mutual and ETFs to miscalculate the value of fund assets.

5 Days That Taught Investors All They Need to Know

A Wall Street veteran tells us it took just five days for him to learn all he needed to know about investing. The problem is, they've happened over the past 15 years.

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Standard Chartered’s Puzzling Currency Questions

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Margin Calls Bite Investors, Banks

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Adobe verschenkt Photoshop ohne es zu wollen

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Adobe stellt sein Profi-Grafiksoftware-Paket Creative Suit  per Gratis-Download zur Verfügung – zumindest in der Version CS 2 von 2005. Das Software-Paket kostete damals mehr als 2.000 Euro. Das Angebot richtet sich an Altkunden, welche die Software gekauft haben, wie Adobe in einem Foren-Beitrag klarstellt. Demnach gab es technische Probleme mit den Aktivierungsservern, die daher am 13. Dezember deaktiviert wurden.

Um den Kunden der sieben Jahre alten Software die Nutzung dennoch zu ermöglichen, werden spezielle Seriennummern samt Download-Links zur Verfügung gestellt. Die Software richtete sich aber nicht an die Allgemeinheit. Nachdem zahlreiche Tech-Portale, darunter auch WSJ Tech, über den Gratis-Download berichteten, schaltete Adobe die Seite vorübergehend ab. Inzwischen funktionieren die Download-Links aber wieder.

Für Windows und alte Versionen von Mac OS X stehen die Creative Suit 2 kostenlos inklusive Seriennummer zum Download bereit – auch in einer deutschsprachigen Version. Voraussetzung ist lediglich, dass sich der Nutzer per kostenloser Registrierung auf der Website eine Adobe-ID anlegt. Eine Überprüfung, ob der Kunde die Software wirklich gekauft hat, findet nicht statt. Danach stehen Adobes wichtigste Werkzeuge für Profi-Grafiker in der fünf Jahre alten Variante zur Verfügung. Kurz nachdem über den Download berichtet wurde, schienen die Server aufgrund des Ansturms überlastet zu sein.

Auch wenn CS2 offiziell nur Windows 2000 und Windows XP unterstützt, läuft die Software Berichten zufolge auch unter Windows 7, selbst in der 64-Bit-Variante. Damit dürfte sie auch auf dem aktuellen Windows 8 lauffähig sein. Heise Online berichtet allerdings von Problemen unter Windows 7 mit den RAW-Dateien von Digitalkameras.

Die nicht mehr ganz frische Software läuft auf Apples aktuellen Intel-Rechnern nicht mehr – Voraussetzung ist  Mac OS X 10.2.8 bis 10.3.8 mit den Prozessoren PowerPC G4 oder G5. Apples Rechner hatten vor dem Wechsel auf Intel-Prozessoren eine Prozessoren mit der PowerPC-Architektur genutzt, die von heutigen Versionen des Betriebssystems Mac OS X nicht mehr simuliert werden kann. Möglich ist der Betrieb auf aktuellen Macs mit Intel-Prozessoren nur mit einer PowerPC-Emulation, welche Apple nur bis zur Version Snow Leopard ins System eingebaut hatte – nicht mehr in die Nachfolgeversionen Lion und Mountain Lion.

Das Paket umfasst Adobe Photoshop, das weltweit bekannteste Programm zum Bearbeiten von Fotos und anderen Bildern, sowie Acrobat Standard 7.0 zum Erzeugen von PDF-Dokumenten, das PDF-Konvertierungsprogramm Acrobat Pro 8.0, den HTML-Editor Audition 3.0 GoLive CS2, das Vektorgrafikenprogramm Illustrator CS2,  die professionelle Textverarbeitung InCopy CS2, das Layout- und Satzprogramm InDesign CS2 und die Filmbearbeitungssoftware Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0. Auch die abgespeckte Photoshop-Varianten Elements 4.0 und 5.0 sind verfügbar.

Die Programme können jeweils einzeln als Installationsarchiv heruntergeladen werden, die dazugehörige Seriennummer steht direkt neben dem Download.

Update 19:32 Uhr: Auf der Adobe-Download-Seite ist nur noch eine Fehlermeldung zu sehen. Adobe reagierte nicht auf eine Bitte um Stellungnahme.

Update vom 8. Januar, 9:34 Uhr: Offenbar will Adobe die Software nicht allen Anwendern zur Verfügung stellen, sondern nur Kunden, welche die Software bereits gekauft hatten, geht aus einem Foren-Beitrag von Adobe hervor. Demnach gab es technische Probleme mit einem Aktivierungsserver. Um den Kunden dennoch die Nutzung der sieben Jahre alten Software zu ermöglichen, wurden dazu spezielle Seriennummer samt Download zur Verfügung gestellt. Der Download-Link wurde unterdessen wieder aktiviert. Der Artikel wurde entsprechend überarbeitet.

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Google Rebuffs European Union on Antitrust Charges

Google rebuffed the European Union’s demand that it change the way it ranks online comparison-shopping services in its search results, setting up a potentially drawn-out legal battle.

GDP Numbers Reveal Momentum Underlying U.S. Economy

Consumer, business and government spending helped propel better-than-expected U.S. growth in the second quarter. 404

U.S. Stocks Rally Amid Recovery in Global Markets

U.S. stocks charged higher for a second straight session amid signs of strong domestic growth and a rally in Asia and Europe, marking the latest big move in a tumultuous week for global markets.

Austrian Police Find Up to 50 Migrants Dead

Europe’s migrant crisis took a deadly turn deep in the continent with the discovery in Austria of a truck containing up to 50 decomposing corpses.

In Depth

Jihadi Trails: Paths to Syria and Iraq

More than 20,000 foreigners from across the globe are fighting in Syria and Iraq and many come to fight with Islamic State. We chronicle the global scope of their recruitment efforts via the lives and journeys of 10 men and women who traveled to the war zone.

Ukraine Secures Debt-Relief Deal

Ukraine’s government secured a vital debt-relief deal, the country’s finance ministry said, a key step toward unlocking billions of dollars in emergency financing.

China’s Turbulence Exposes Risks to Europe’s Growth

The Eurozone’s heavy reliance on exports leaves the region vulnerable as emerging markets stumble.

Greece Closer to Formal Election Call

Greece on Thursday named Vassiliki Thanou Christopoulou, head of the country’s Supreme Court, as interim prime minister, with the task of leading the country to an election.

Anger Over Garbage in Lebanon Blossoms into Demands for Reform

Calls for political reform, however, collide with country’s entrenched, sectarian-based political system.

NATO Chief Opens Joint Training Base in Georgia

NATO’s secretary-general opened a new joint training base in Georgia, promising the country could count on its western allies.

The Katrina Diaspora, 10 Years Later

Katrina uprooted tens of thousands of people, scattering them across 45 states, and they settled permanently in new cities such as Atlanta, Houston and San Antonio.

Militants Kill Two Senior Iraqi Army Commanders

Islamic State killed two senior Iraqi army commanders, officials and state media said, continuing the extremist group’s tactic of targeting military leaders to deplete morale among fighters.

Winners and Losers in China’s Upheaval

China’s economic slowdown is shaking multinationals that do business there, but the effect is uneven. Major infrastructure firms are hurting, while consumer-based companies are faring better.

Amazon Curtails Development of Consumer Devices

Amazon is scaling back its efforts to develop consumer devices, laying off dozens of engineers at its secretive Lab126 hardware-development center and trimming or halting other projects.

Bouygues Gains Don’t Equal French Telecoms Revival

Bouygues is expanding its customer base, but top-line growth still proves elusive.

Apple Announces Sept. 9 Event

Apple Thursday announced an invite-only event in San Francisco on Sept. 9, likely to unveil new iPhone models.

Funds Still Struggle to Set Prices Amid Computer Woes

Computer problems plagued the U.S. asset-management industry for a fourth day, causing hundreds of mutual and ETFs to miscalculate the value of fund assets.

5 Days That Taught Investors All They Need to Know

A Wall Street veteran tells us it took just five days for him to learn all he needed to know about investing. The problem is, they've happened over the past 15 years.

Heard on the Street

Standard Chartered’s Puzzling Currency Questions

Asian currencies are the new threat to the emerging markets lender.

Margin Calls Bite Investors, Banks

Loans backed by investment portfolios have become a booming business for Wall Street brokerages. Now the bill is coming due—for both the banks and their clients. 57

Adventure & Travel

Berlin’s Waterfront Heats Up for Travelers

The capital’s long-overlooked riverbanks are now party central, lined with hot hotels and bars—and a beach with a view of Angela Merkel.

At My Vanity

A Hair Stylist’s Secrets for Beauty, the French Way

Celebrity hairdresser Vinz, who has tended to the tresses of everyone from Kirsten Dunst to Caroline de Maigret, shares his top tips for glowing skin and ending bad hair days forever.

Music

Foals’ ‘What Went Down’ Is a Visceral Confessional

Yannis Philippakis, the lead singer whose energetic stage presence and novelistic lyrics have made Foals one of British rock’s most compelling propositions, talks about the band’s fourth album.

Eating & Drinking

Champion of Breakfasts: What’s the Winning Egg Sandwich Recipe?

Fuel for weekend road trips and a host’s salvation in the face of hungry house guests, the breakfast sandwich is hard to improve on. These recipes and tips from top chefs show how to do it right.

Video

Facebook's 'M' Takes on Siri and Google Now

3:36

Up to 50 Migrants Found Dead in Truck in Austria

0:32

Colorado Theater Killer Sentenced to Life in Jail

1:22