Posts Tagged ‘Technology’

U.K. Slams Apps That Let Terrorists Communicate in Secret

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

British officials tore into technology companies for what they said was profiting from terrorist propaganda and offering them secret places to communicate, in strong criticism of Silicon Valley days after a terrorist rampage outside Parliament left four people dead.

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Uber Suspends Self-Driving Vehicle Program

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Uber Technologies said it is suspending testing of its autonomous vehicles after one of the autos was involved in an accident in Tempe, Ariz., casting doubt on one of the most high-profile self-driving programs.

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YouTube Continues Showing Brands’ Ads With Objectionable Videos

Friday, March 24th, 2017

A week after Google was forced to apologize for running customers’ advertisements on objectionable videos, triggering a change in policy, its YouTube site is still rife with examples that are ensnaring more big advertisers and causing some to cut spending with the tech giant.

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Netflix: The Monster That’s Eating Hollywood

Friday, March 24th, 2017

The streaming-video service is hogging talent and pushing up prices, spurring pushback from rival TV producers who once saw it as a partner.

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Samsung’s Restructuring Plan Faces Challenges

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Samsung Electronics’ chief executive said that officials see challenges in restructuring the sprawling Samsung conglomerate, with a continuing review revealing “adverse implications” to switching to a holding-company structure.

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China’s Bike-Sharing Startups Are Coming to U.S. Cities

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

The surge of money flowing into Chinese bike-sharing companies this year has already brought smartphone-activated two-wheelers to an unlikely destination: San Francisco.

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IPG Creates New Role For Arun Kumar in Data Push

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

IPG has named Arun Kumar data and marketing technology chief for its media agency network as it moves to create a more central data strategy.

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How a Patent Case May Shake Up Domination of Eastern Texas

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Businesses, particularly tech firms, are watching closely a case to be argued in the Supreme Court next week challenging a system that has led to a concentration of patent cases in plaintiff-friendly jurisdictions such as eastern Texas.

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Apple Poised to Make in India

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Apple will soon start assembling iPhones in India for the first time, say government officials familiar with its plans, boosting the company’s chances of gaining a foothold in the fast-growing market.

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Baidu’s Loss Is a Setback for AI in China

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

As ambitious as they are, China’s tech firms are behind the likes of Google, Facebook and Microsoft when it comes to artificial intelligence. With the resignation of Baidu chief scientist Andrew Ng, their ability to retain top foreign talent is in question.

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Privacy Shield Seems Safe, but Have a Backup Plan

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

The Privacy Shield data transfer agreement between the U.S. and EU is likely to remain intact under the Trump administration, experts say, but American businesses can still take steps to ensure they’re protected if the deal fails.

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China Ramps Up Charm Offensive With U.S. Business Leaders

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Chinese officials are casting themselves to top American executives as champions of globalization at a time when the U.S. is expected to retreat from free trade under the Trump administration.

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ETF Glitch Fuels Worries Over Modern Markets

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

A botched software update that snarled trading in hundreds of securities in the New York Stock Exchange’s Arca platform has renewed worries about fragility in U.S. markets.

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LinkedIn Wants to Hook Users With ‘Trending Storylines’

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Microsoft Corp.’s LinkedIn plans to add a stream of links to news and posts from the site that is curated by editors, in a bid to convince customers to linger longer on the professional social network.

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Publicis and Microsoft Link Up Products for Data Push

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Publicis and Microsoft expand a partnership that connects the ad giant’s Cosmos data product with Microsoft’s Azure cloud service.

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Game Publisher Tencent Warns of Risks Even as Profit Jumps

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Tencent Holdings warned it faces stiff competition in maintaining rapid growth of its core gaming and content businesses, despite notching a surge in quarterly revenue as the Chinese internet giant continues to expand abroad.

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Scientists Observe Massive Landslide on ‘Ducky’-Shaped Comet

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Images taken by the Rosetta spacecraft captured comet’s landslide and the ensuing burst of dust—a first, according to new research.

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Uber Rival Grab Hits the Road in Myanmar

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

GrabTaxi Holdings, a top Southeast Asian ride-sharing startup, started service in Myanmar, hoping for an edge in its race to reach new areas ahead of its American rival Uber.

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Alibaba Raises Entertainment Bet With Ticket-Vendor Deal

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Alibaba increased its stake in online ticketing vendor Damai.cn to full ownership from 32%, looking to feed China’s growing appetite for concerts, movies and sporting events.

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Microsoft Modifies Windows 10 for China’s Government

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Microsoft has finished development of a Windows 10 version customized for Chinese government use, which could boost its China prospects after sales were hit by Beijing’s cybersecurity crackdown.

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Free Up iPhone Space With These Hidden Tricks

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Storage running out? For most, the biggest stuff is in four types of places: photos, messages, music and the big third-party apps that everyone has. These tricks can help you take back your precious gigabytes

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Qualcomm Unveils Product for Lower-Priced Cell Phones

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Qualcomm Inc. is introducing a new product designed to bring faster wireless service to basic, lower-priced cellphones in emerging markets, an attempt to bolster the chip giant’s reach among consumers who can’t afford smartphones.

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Bitcoin Price Plunges on Fears of a Currency Split

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

Bitcoin shed about a fifth of its value over the weekend as an increasingly bitter split in the developer community behind the virtual currency threatened to literally break it in two.

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Virtual Reality Startups Get New Place to Connect

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

Co-working company Alley is tapping into New York City’s nascent virtual-reality sector with a new Chelsea co-working space catering to young companies developing and using these technologies.

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Facebook, Twitter, Google+ Face EU Deadline to Satisfy Consumer Rules

Friday, March 17th, 2017

The European Union’s executive body and other national consumer authorities on have given Facebook, Twitter, and Alphabet Inc.’s social networking channel Google+ one month to address scams and fraud and bring their terms in line with the bloc’s rules or face enforcement action.

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Online Tool for College Aid Taken Down After ‘Criminal Activity’

Friday, March 17th, 2017

A key tool used by college students to apply for financial aid was pulled down by the IRS this month as a result of “criminal activity,” said U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett.

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‘Greyball,’ From 16th-Century Clubs to Uber

Friday, March 17th, 2017

A phrase for a controversial tool used by Uber has its roots in the private clubs of 16th-century London.

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How Much Screen Time Is Safe for Teens?

Friday, March 17th, 2017

New research suggests that teenagers can spend a substantial amount of time on smartphones, videogames and computers without harmful effects on their mental well-being.

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China Bitcoin Rules Would Require Exchanges to Verify Clients’ Identity

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Under proposed guidelines from the People’s Bank of China, bitcoin exchanges would need to adhere to banking regulations, as Beijing continues its quest to stem outflows.

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Google Vows More Control for Brands Over Online Ads

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Google on Friday said it plans to give advertisers more control over where their ads appear online after major clients in the U.K. withdrew their spots because some ads ran before extremist videos on its YouTube platform.

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