TECHNOLOGY NEWS

Premier League considers new anti-terror barrier

SKY TECH - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 22:28
A number of Premier League clubs will meet this week to discuss whether to introduce a "revolutionary" new anti-terror barrier at their grounds.
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Apple moves to store iCloud keys in China, raising human rights fears

TECHNEWS - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 06:15
SAN FRANCISCO/BEIJING (Reuters) - When Apple Inc begins hosting Chinese users' iCloud accounts in a new Chinese data center at the end of this month to comply with new laws there, Chinese authorities will have far easier access to text messages, email and other data stored in the cloud.
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Dropbox seeking to raise $500 million in stock market debut

AP TECH - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 01:06
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- One of the world's largest online services for backing up documents, photos and other video is opening its files in an initial public offering of stock....

Mobile World Congress: Why do smartphones look so alike?

BBC TECH - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 01:01
Smartphone sales are falling - could the fact they increasingly have similar designs be why?
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MWC 2018: Smell-sensing CAT 61 smartphone sniffs out glue

BBC TECH - Sat, 02/24/2018 - 01:00
A phone that can detect the "smell" of chemicals has been unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2018.
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Dropbox files for IPO of up to $500 million

TECHNEWS - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 21:45
(Reuters) - Data-sharing business Dropbox Inc on Friday filed for an initial public offering of up to $500 million with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
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Do people agree with Kylie Jenner on the Snapchat update?

BBC TECH - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 19:28
We asked young people what they thought about the Snapchat after Kylie Jenner said she was no longer a fan.
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Self-driving cars with "remote" drivers could test on Calif roads in April: DMV

TECHNEWS - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 19:00
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Self-driving cars that back up their computerized system with a remote human operator instead of a fallback driver at the wheel could be tested on California roads as early as April, the state department of motor vehicles said.
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Mobile industry promises smarter everything at Barcelona show

TECHNEWS - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 17:42
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Two words - artificial intelligence - promise to upstage familiar technology industry themes like 5G, the Internet of Things and virtual reality at next week's Mobile World Congress, Europe's biggest annual technology industry gathering.
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Virtual reality coronation takes dementia patients down memory lane

TECHNEWS - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 17:24
HINDHEAD, England (Reuters) - For 93-year-old Daphne Padfield, a dementia sufferer in an English care home, the arrival of a virtual reality (VR) headset offered a window back to the day in 1953 when Britain crowned its new queen.
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Google raises price of YouTube TV, adds sports, Turner

TECHNEWS - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 17:06
(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google is raising the price of its YouTube TV online service for new customers as it adds channels from Time Warner Inc's Turner, National Basketball League and Major League Baseball, the company said Wednesday.
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Steve Jobs' error-filled pre-Apple CV on sale

SKY TECH - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 16:07
An error-filled job application written by Steve Jobs before he co-founded Apple could fetch more than $50,000 (£35,700) at an auction next month.
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Stores make push in scan and go tech, hope shoppers adopt it

AP TECH - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 16:06
NEW YORK (AP) -- Shoppers at self-checkout lanes scanning all their groceries after they're done shopping? Old school. More stores are letting customer tally their choices with a phone app or store device as they roam the aisles....

HPE shares soar on $7 billion repurchase plan, upbeat forecast

TECHNEWS - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 15:47
(Reuters) - Shares of Hewlett Packard Enterprise rose 7 percent to a record in early trading on Friday after the company unveiled a $7 billion share buyback program, reported strong quarterly results and raised its full-year profit forecast.
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Social media helps French police find WWI soldier's relative

AP TECH - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 15:32
PARIS (AP) -- A fallen soldier's letter from World War I that was discovered in France has touched authorities so much they launched a successful search for the soldier's living relatives....

IAC's Vimeo aims for $100 million in revenue this year: CEO

TECHNEWS - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 15:24
(Reuters) - IAC/Interactive Corp's video hosting service Vimeo is targeting 1 million in paid subscribers and more than $100 million in revenue in about a year, its chief executive officer said in an interview.
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'Sooner, faster, now' - the companies surfing the e-commerce wave

TECHNEWS - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 14:33
LONDON (Reuters) - Amazon's assault on the retail industry has brought misery to traditional retailers without a strong web presence.
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Trump says violent video games 'shape' young minds

BBC TECH - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 13:08
The president said violence in video games had a big influence on how youths view the world
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Tencent, JD.com buy stakes in Chinese retail chain

TECHNEWS - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 12:01
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Tencent Holdings and JD.com will pay $140 million and $117 million respectively for minority stakes in a Chinese retail chain as China's tech giants extend their battles in the retail space.
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Google starts taking payments for apps via Kenya's M-Pesa service

TECHNEWS - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 11:36
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Google Play apps and games store has started accepting payments in Kenya through Safaricom's mobile phone M-Pesa service to boost downloads in a market where many people do not have a credit card.
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BT told to share poles for fibre broadband

BBC TECH - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 11:10
BT must make it easier for rivals to use its telegraph poles to install fibre broadband, Ofcom says.
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Easy Ride trial to mark Nissan's first stop on road to taxi services

TECHNEWS - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 10:52
YOKOHAMA (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co is taking its first steps to becoming an operator of autonomous vehicle services, hoping to break into a segment set to be dominated by Uber [UBER.UL] and other technology firms.
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The trouble knowing how much screen time is 'OK'

BBC TECH - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 10:43
Concerns about time spent online are widespread, but knowing how much is 'OK' is difficult.
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China's Huawei set to lead global charge to 5G networks

TECHNEWS - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 08:28
FRANKFURT/HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's Huawei is forging closer commercial ties with big telecom operators across Europe and Asia, putting the company in prime position to lead the global race for next-generation 5G networks despite U.S. allegations it poses a security threat.
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Oh Snap! Jenner's tweet sees Snapchat shares fall

SKY TECH - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 07:10
A tweet by Kylie Jenner led to a $1.3bn (£930m) fall in the value Snap Inc, the parent company of Snapchat.
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With Easy Ride trial, Nissan takes new step toward being Uber competitor

TECHNEWS - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 05:08
YOKOHAMA (Reuters) - Facing a future in which self-driving cars may curb vehicle ownership, Nissan Motor Co is taking its first steps to becoming an operator of autonomous transportation services, hoping to break into a segment set to be dominated by Uber Technologies and other technology firms.
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Airbnb CEO pledges to take more responsibility for impact to housing

TECHNEWS - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 03:53
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Home-booking company Airbnb has sparred with regulators across the globe, but Chief Executive Brian Chesky on Thursday spoke of coming to terms with his responsibility for how the company can impact housing markets and neighborhoods.
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Wot, no signal?

BBC TECH - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 00:53
Billions of people still have no access to mobile services, but nano-satellites could change this.
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The fashion show with Hollywood visual effects

BBC TECH - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 00:48
Lucasfilm’s ILMxLAB and the London College of Fashion used a virtual avatar to join catwalk models.
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GoDaddy revenue tops estimates as customer base expands

TECHNEWS - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 00:34
(Reuters) - GoDaddy Inc's quarterly revenue topped Wall Street estimates on Thursday, as the web-hosting company earned more from each user and expanded customer base with its acquisition of Host Europe Group.
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HP Inc results beat estimates, raises 2018 profit forecast

TECHNEWS - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 23:44
HP Inc reported first-quarter revenue and profit on Thursday above Wall Street estimates as it sold more personal computers and printers, helping the company raise its full-year profit forecast.
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GoDaddy beats revenue estimates, shares rise

TECHNEWS - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 22:57
(Reuters) - GoDaddy Inc reported better-than-expected revenue on Thursday, as the web-hosting company earned more from each user and expanded its customer base with its acquisition of Host Europe Group.
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HP Inc quarterly results beat estimates on higher PC sales

TECHNEWS - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 22:49
HP Inc , which houses the hardware business of former Hewlett-Packard Co, reported a better-than-expected revenue and profit in the first quarter as the company sold more personal computers and printers.
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HP Inc reports three-fold jump in profit due to tax gain

TECHNEWS - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 22:27
HP Inc reported a more than three-fold rise in first-quarter profit on Thursday as the company, formed out of the 2015 split of Hewlett-Packard Co, benefited from changes in the U.S. tax law and sold more personal computers and printers.
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GoDaddy reports 24 percent rise in quarterly revenue

TECHNEWS - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 22:24
(Reuters) - GoDaddy Inc on Thursday reported a 24 percent rise in quarterly revenue, as the web-hosting company expanded its customer base with its acquisition of Host Europe Group last year.
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Shooting survivors endure new assault _ from online trolls

AP TECH - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 22:06
One student was teased about being a "brown, bald lesbian." Another was the target of conspiracy theorists who claimed he was really an actor. When a group of teens posed for a photo, they were accused of lapping up attention from the news cameras and "partying like rock stars."...

Kylie Jenner says Snapchat is over - and Wall Street panics

BBC TECH - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 21:59
Shares in Snapchat's owner sink after the reality TV star tweets her criticism of the messaging app.
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States refile lawsuits to block repeal of U.S. net neutrality

TECHNEWS - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 21:57
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A coalition of 22 state attorneys general and the District of Columbia on Thursday refiled legal challenges intended to block the Trump administration's repeal of landmark rules designed to ensure a free and open internet from taking effect.
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Airbnb unveils new category of rentals rated by inspectors

AP TECH - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 21:25
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Airbnb is dispatching inspectors to rate some of the properties listed on its home-rental service in an effort to reassure travelers they're booking nice places to stay....

Shooting survivors endure new assault _ from online trolls

AP TECH - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 21:25
One student was teased about being a "brown, bald lesbian." Another was the target of conspiracy theorists who claimed he was really an actor. When a group of teens posed for a photo, they were accused of lapping up attention from the cameras and "partying like rock stars."...

Intel did not tell U.S. cyber officials about chip flaws until made public

TECHNEWS - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 21:22
(Reuters) - Intel Corp did not inform U.S. cyber security officials of the so-called Meltdown and Spectre chip security flaws until they leaked to the public, six months after Alphabet Inc notified the chipmaker of the problems, according to letters sent by tech companies to lawmakers on Thursday.
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Airbnb unveils new category of rentals rated by inspectors

AP TECH - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 20:43
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Airbnb is dispatching inspectors to rate some of the properties listed on its home-rental service in an effort to reassure travelers they're booking nice places to stay....

Palantir ordered to open books to investor seeking U.S. fraud probe

TECHNEWS - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 20:35
WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - Data analytics and security company Palantir Technologies Inc must open its books to early investor Marc Abramowitz, who wants to investigate possible fraud and mismanagement at one of the most highly valued private U.S. companies, a judge ruled on Thursday.
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SpaceX launches Spanish satellite, 2 others from California

AP TECH - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 20:17
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- An Earth-observation satellite built for Spain and two experimental satellites for internet service were successfully launched into orbit from California at dawn Thursday, creating a brief light show as it arced over the Pacific Ocean west of Los Angeles....

Mini tumours grown in chemotherapy breakthrough

SKY TECH - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 19:26
Scientists have successfully grown mini versions of patients' tumours in a lab - and then tested them against dozens of drugs to find the best possible treatment.
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Mexico's Televisa to create content for Amazon Prime

TECHNEWS - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 18:57
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican broadcaster Televisa said on Thursday that it plans to start producing original content to be distributed on Amazon.com Inc's platform, underscoring streaming services' increasing efforts to woo Latin American audiences.
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Groups refile lawsuits to block net neutrality reversal

TECHNEWS - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 18:50
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Web browser developer Mozilla Corp and video-sharing website Vimeo Inc said on Thursday they had refiled legal challenges intended to block the Trump administration's repeal of landmark net neutrality rules from taking effect.
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Another former employee sues Google over issues of diversity

AP TECH - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 18:38
NEW YORK (AP) -- Another former Google employee is suing the tech company over issues of diversity....

Another former employee sues Google over issues of diversity

AP TECH - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 18:23
NEW YORK (AP) -- Another former Google employee is suing the tech company over issues of diversity....

Snap chief earns $638 million in 2017, third-highest CEO payout ever

TECHNEWS - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 18:23
(Reuters) - Snap Inc Chief Executive Officer Evan Spiegel received $637.8 million as total compensation as the company went public last year, the third-highest annual payout ever received by a company's chief executive.
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Stymied by regulators, Airbnb looks to luxury vacations, hotels for growth

TECHNEWS - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 18:16
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Airbnb is rolling out new services aimed at attracting travelers looking for luxury accommodations and traditional hotels, the latest move to contend with sputtering growth in its original home-renting business.
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Wait, I know you: home security startup taps face-recognition tech

TECHNEWS - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 17:40
(Reuters) - A team of engineers that worked on self-driving cars and helped invent Google Street View wants to help people guard their homes against intruders using the same style of facial recognition that unlocks smart phones.
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Snap CEO Spiegel receives $638 million in compensation for IPO year

TECHNEWS - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 17:22
(Reuters) - Snap Inc Chief Executive Officer Evan Spiegel received $637.8 million as total compensation during 2017, the year the company went public, according to a security filing on Thursday.
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Irish taxman sees disputed Apple bill remaining around $16 billion

TECHNEWS - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 16:39
DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland expects the final disputed tax bill that the European Commission ordered it to collect from Apple to be "in the ballpark" of the 13 billion euros ($16 billion) estimated, the head of the country's tax collectors said on Thursday.
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SpaceX launches broadband pathfinders

BBC TECH - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 16:34
The US rocket company puts up two satellites to test technologies for a broadband mega-constellation.
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Mexico's Televisa to partner with Amazon on content for video

TECHNEWS - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 16:29
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican broadcaster Televisa announced on Thursday it would partner with Amazon to distribute original content on the e-commerce giant's video streaming platform.
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European regulator proposes hack protection, geo-awareness for drones

TECHNEWS - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 16:05
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Europe's aviation safety authority has proposed anti-hacking measures and geo-awareness technology for small drones to avoid collisions with aircraft or people, taking an important step toward Europe-wide regulation.
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Disney loses in Redbox copyright row

BBC TECH - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 15:59
Disney loses a bid to stop movie rental company Redbox from reselling download codes for its films.
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MPs moving private phone chats from WhatsApp to Confide

BBC TECH - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 15:33
Some MPs are reportedly moving their private phone chats from WhatsApp, which has been used in recent years, to a new app.
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SpaceX launches Spanish satellite from California

AP TECH - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 15:26
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) -- A SpaceX rocket carrying a Spanish satellite has blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California....

Olympics: Holograms may help more fans catch the action at Tokyo Games

TECHNEWS - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 15:08
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese telecommunications company NTT is hoping to bring an added dimension to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics by projecting live sporting events with its 3D hologram technology.
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The next CS:GO Major Championship to be held in London

BBC TECH - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 14:44
The Wembley Arena in London will host the next CS:GO Major Championship, one of the biggest eSports events in the world.
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Walmart to launch new online home shopping experience

AP TECH - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 14:09
NEW YORK (AP) -- Bohemian or traditional?...

Elon Musk quits AI ethics research group

BBC TECH - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 13:46
One of the most vocal critics of AI quits the ethics board as Tesla utilises the technology.
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Sports betting will gain from UK crackdown on slot machines: Playtech CEO

TECHNEWS - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 13:17
(Reuters) - If the UK government makes good on promises to cut stakes on fixed odds slot machines, consumers and gambling shops will flip to sports betting terminals instead, the head of the world's largest gambling software maker said on Thursday.
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White nationalist Jared Taylor sues Twitter over ban

BBC TECH - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 13:04
Jared Taylor's lawyer claims the suspension of his client's account is a form of Twitter censorship.
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Investors take flight after Angry Birds maker warns on profit

TECHNEWS - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:56
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Angry Birds game maker Rovio Entertainment warned on profits on Thursday, wiping more than 40 percent off the Finnish company's shares and leaving investors nursing big losses following a flotation last September.
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Game helps players spot 'fake news'

BBC TECH - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:38
Players run their own fake news empire so they can learn how misinformation is spread.
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Israeli chipmaker TowerJazz profit up, first quarter guidance misses forecast

TECHNEWS - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:34
TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israeli chip maker TowerJazz reported higher-than-expected fourth quarter net profit on Thursday but its guidance for revenues in the first quarter was lower than forecasts, sending its shares down.
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Moneysupermarket.com slumps after strategy shift stalls growth

TECHNEWS - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:35
LONDON (Reuters) - Price comparison website Moneysupermarket.com said its earnings would not grow this year as it tries to reinvent itself to focus on more personalization, mobile and new products like mortgages, sending its shares down 25 percent.
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Uber will aggressively invest in Southeast Asia, won't let SoftBank rule it: CEO

TECHNEWS - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:17
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc's [UBER.UL] chief executive pledged to continue investing aggressively in Southeast Asia even though the U.S. ride hailing firm expects to lose money in the fast growing market due to costly battles with rivals such as Grab.
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Uber will aggressively invest in SE Asia, won't let SoftBank rule it: CEO

TECHNEWS - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:10
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc's [UBER.UL] chief executive pledged to continue investing aggressively in Southeast Asia even though the U.S. ride hailing firm expects to lose money in the fast growing market due to costly battles with rivals such as Grab.
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Uber will aggressively invest in SE Asia, preserve strategy post SoftBank deal

TECHNEWS - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:23
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc's chief executive pledged to continue investing aggressively in Southeast Asia even though the U.S. ride hailing firm expects to lose money in the fast growing market due to costly battles with rivals such as Grab.
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Uber CEO says no change in India business after SoftBank deal

TECHNEWS - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 09:02
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc does not expect any change in its India operations following an investment deal with Japan's SoftBank Group, which also has a stake in the U.S. firm's India rival Ola, Uber's chief executive said on Thursday..
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Japan MOF's Asakawa: to actively engage in G20 debate on cryptocurrencies

TECHNEWS - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 08:58
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's top financial diplomat Masatsugu Asakawa said on Thursday that G20 finance leaders would raise the issue of cryptocurrencies at their meeting in Buenos Aires in March.
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South Korean chat app becomes new outlet for #MeToo movement

TECHNEWS - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 07:04
SEOUL (Reuters) - A chat app where South Koreans can anonymously dish the dirt on their misbehaving bosses and colleagues is belatedly stirring the country’s #MeToo movement, shedding new light on sexual harassment in the heavily male-dominated corporate culture.
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Mexico supreme court says competitors can use America Movil's network

TECHNEWS - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 06:13
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that Mexican mogul Carlos Slim's America Movil must allow competitors to use its network and infrastructure, essentially holding up a 2014 telecoms reform.
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'Mad' Mike's rocket mission to check if Earth is flat

BBC TECH - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 01:37
A US rocket enthusiast is looking to blast himself into outer space to test an age-old theory.
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Bitcoin: MPs launch inquiry into digital currencies

BBC TECH - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 01:03
The UK's Treasury Committee has launched an investigation into the risks and rewards of digital money.
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British lawmakers launch inquiry into cryptocurrencies

TECHNEWS - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 01:02
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's cross-party Treasury Select Committee of lawmakers on Thursday said it is launching an inquiry into digital currencies, as well as the underlying distributed ledger technology.
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U.S. arrests operator of shuttered bitcoin investment platform

TECHNEWS - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 23:43
(Reuters) - The operator of a shuttered bitcoin-denominated exchange was arrested on Wednesday on federal charges that he lied to U.S. securities regulators to avoid taking responsibility for the theft by hackers of virtual currency now worth nearly $70 million.
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White nationalist is latest to sue over social media ban

AP TECH - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 23:40
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A prominent white nationalist is suing Twitter for banning his accounts at a time when social networks are trying to crack down on hateful and abusive content without appearing to censor unpopular opinions....

Twitter bars tactics used by 'bots' to spread false stories

TECHNEWS - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 22:55
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc said on Wednesday it would no longer allow people to post identical messages from multiple accounts, cracking down on a tactic that Russian agents and others have allegedly used to make tweets or topics go viral.
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U.S. SEC calls for 'clearer' cyber risk disclosure from companies

TECHNEWS - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 22:29
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday updated guidance to public companies on how and when they should disclose cyber security risks and breaches, including potential weaknesses that have not yet been targeted by hackers.
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SEC accuses former bitcoin stock exchange BitFunder of cheating users

TECHNEWS - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 21:59
(Reuters) - The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Wednesday accused former bitcoin-denominated platform BitFunder and its operator of running an unregistered securities exchange and defrauding its users.
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Netflix, Amazon win new favor after Wall Street sell-off

TECHNEWS - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 21:55
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Netflix Inc, Amazon.com Inc and technology companies poised to benefit from U.S. corporate tax cuts are attracting fresh attention on Wall Street after their shares shrugged off recent market turbulence.
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Less is more: Why the Olympics broadcast beats online

AP TECH - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 20:44
NEW YORK (AP) -- When it comes to the Olympics, too much choice can paralyze you with indecision....

U.S. SEC updates guidance on cyber attack disclosure for companies

TECHNEWS - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 20:23
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday updated guidance to public companies on how and when they should disclose cyber security risks and breaches, including disclosing potential weaknesses that have not yet been targeted by hackers.
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U.S. SEC publishes updated guidance on cyber breach disclosure

TECHNEWS - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 19:40
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission published on Wednesday updated guidance on how public companies should disclose cyber security risks and breaches.
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Broadcom cuts Qualcomm offer to $117 billion after new NXP deal

TECHNEWS - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 19:29
(Reuters) - Microchipmaker Broadcom Ltd cut its bid for Qualcomm Inc on Wednesday by 4 percent to $117 billion as it objected to Qualcomm’s decision to raise its own bid for NXP Semiconductors.
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Americans prefer bank branches over mobile apps for opening new accounts

TECHNEWS - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 19:06
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Mobile banking apps keep getting better, but 60 percent of Americans would still rather open a new checking account in person at a bank branch than on a phone, tablet or desktop computer, according to a new survey.
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Snapchat promises update after users balk at redesign

TECHNEWS - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 18:56
(Reuters) - Snap Inc's Snapchat on Tuesday responded to a Change.org petition that asked for a reversal of the messaging app's latest redesign.
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Apple in talks with miners to secure cobalt supplies: sources

TECHNEWS - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 18:53
LONDON (Reuters) - Apple Inc is talking to major cobalt producers to secure supplies of the material vital for the lithium-ion rechargeable batteries that power its mobile phones, three cobalt industry sources said.
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Google's digital assistant branches out to Nest camera

AP TECH - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 18:44
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google's voice-activated assistant is branching out to Nest's deluxe security camera in an expansion that may amplify the privacy concerns surrounding internet-connected microphones....

Twitter bot purge prompts backlash

BBC TECH - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 17:58
Right-wing users claim their beliefs have been discriminated against by the crackdown.
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Bezos-backed 10,000 Year Clock now under construction

BBC TECH - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 17:50
The cuckoo only comes out once a millennium.
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Broadcom trims Qualcomm offer to $117 billion after new NXP deal

TECHNEWS - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 17:40
(Reuters) - Broadcom Ltd cut its bid for Qualcomm Inc on Wednesday by 4 percent to $117 billion, after the latter raised the stakes in the chipmaker takeover battle with a sweetened $44 billion agreement to acquire NXP Semiconductors NV .
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British bank RBS hires "digital human" Cora on probation

TECHNEWS - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 17:14
LONDON (Reuters) - A life-like avatar called Cora is being put through her paces by Royal Bank of Scotland, helping customers with basic queries and giving its digital banking drive a more human face.
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Door-opening dog bot beats meddling human

BBC TECH - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:28
A dog robot that can open doors has been taught a new skill: overcoming human interference.
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Samsung Galaxy S9 smartphone images leaked by MWC app

BBC TECH - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:08
Images of the firm's forthcoming flagship phone are revealed ahead of its Barcelona debut on Sunday.
Categories: TECHNOLOGY NEWS

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