TECHNICAL NEWS

Panasonic aims to move Tesla auto partnership beyond batteries: CEO

TECHNICAL NEWS - 38 min 10 sec ago
OSAKA (Reuters) - Panasonic Corp aims to extend its partnership with electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc beyond batteries and into self-driving technology, as the Japanese conglomerate continues to shift its focus to the automotive business.

LionTree names Fatine Layt to head new Paris office

FINANCIAL TIMES TECHNOLOGY - 1 hour 33 min ago
US boutique adviser hopes to catch wave of telecoms, media and tech deals in France
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Toshiba shares plunge on fears of full-blown crisis

FINANCIAL TIMES TECHNOLOGY - 2 hours 3 min ago
Concerns over nuclear writedowns prompt steepest drop in four decades
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U.S exchanges rent helicopter, drape banner in pursuit of Snapchat IPO

TECHNICAL NEWS - 2 hours 32 min ago
SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - This past November, Nasdaq Inc hired a helicopter to film Manhattan's skyline using Snapchat's new video-camera sunglasses and sent the aerial footage to its social media followers.

Palantir climbs towards profitability with Airbus

FINANCIAL TIMES TECHNOLOGY - 3 hours 45 min ago
Work with aerospace company will help data-mining group in its bid to be profitable
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Bitcoin exchange BTCC says operating normally, no official word from China central bank

TECHNICAL NEWS - 4 hours 41 min ago
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The head of major Chinese bitcoin exchange BTCC said on Thursday the platform was operating normally and that it had stopped offering margin loans last week alongside its competitors Huobi and OkCoin.

Snap Inc hires Jennifer Park Stout as head of global policy

TECHNICAL NEWS - 6 hours 10 min ago
(Reuters) - Messaging app owner Snap Inc has hired Jennifer Park Stout, former deputy chief of staff to the U.S. Secretary of State, as its head of global public policy, a spokeswoman told Reuters on Wednesday.

Netflix: square eyes, strong jaw

FINANCIAL TIMES TECHNOLOGY - 7 hours 18 min ago
Real danger to streaming service has little to do with its rivals
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Nintendo says to launch Super Mario Run Android version in March

TECHNICAL NEWS - 8 hours 3 min ago
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Nintendo said it will release an Android version of its first ever Super Mario mobile game in March following the launch of Super Mario Run for Apple Inc's iPhone in December.

Indian government wants Apple, but not all officials are biting

TECHNICAL NEWS - 8 hours 15 min ago
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Some Indian officials have baulked at Apple's demands for concessions before it assembles iPhones there, raising doubts about a spring deadline to launch a key project in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's campaign to lure foreign investors.

Toshiba shares slump on reports of U.S. nuclear business loss

TECHNICAL NEWS - 8 hours 21 min ago
TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp shares slumped on Thursday after a media report said the industrial conglomerate will post a loss of more than 500 billion yen ($4.36 billion) at its U.S. nuclear reactor business.

Welcome to Lagos - tech incubator

BBC TECHNOLOGY - 8 hours 49 min ago
A new crop of Nigerian developers is drawing on the depth of culture across the continent to make distinctly African games.
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Netflix adds record 7m subscribers in quarter

FINANCIAL TIMES TECHNOLOGY - 9 hours 19 min ago
Video streaming group’s shares jump 8% after surge in international audience
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S Korea court rejects move to arrest Samsung scion

FINANCIAL TIMES TECHNOLOGY - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 22:56
Judge finds no cause to hold Lee Jae-yong over scandal engulfing president
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Netflix adds more subscribers than expected

TECHNICAL NEWS - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 22:19
(Reuters) - Netflix Inc's international and U.S. subscriber additions sped past analysts' estimates as the video streaming service released shows including the award-winning British drama "The Crown" and a revival of "Gilmore Girls".

Alibaba's Ma says no chance of U.S. trade war with China

TECHNICAL NEWS - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 21:19
DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - China and the United States are not about to be drawn into a trade war, Alibaba Executive Chairman Jack Ma said on Wednesday at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos.

South Korean court dismisses request to arrest Samsung chief

TECHNICAL NEWS - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 21:17
SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean court on Thursday rejected a request for a warrant to arrest the head of the Samsung Group, Jay Y. Lee, over his alleged role in a corruption scandal that led to the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye.

U.S. sues Oracle, alleges salary and hiring discrimination

TECHNICAL NEWS - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 21:13
(Reuters) - The U.S. Labor Department has sued Oracle America Inc, alleging that the technology company systematically paid its white, male employees more than other workers and unlawfully favored Asian applicants in its recruiting and hiring efforts.

U.S. to probe whether Fujifilm violating Sony magnetic tape patents

TECHNICAL NEWS - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 21:07
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. International Trade Commission said on Wednesday it had launched on investigation into whether Fujifilm Holdings Corp was violating patents which Sony Corp holds for certain magnetic tape cartridges.

U.S. begins patent probe of graphics processors, DDR memory controllers

TECHNICAL NEWS - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 21:06
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. International Trade Commission began a patent infringement probe on Wednesday after ZiiLabs Inc charged that several firms were importing products to the United States in violation of its patents on graphics processors and DDR memory controllers.

Facebook dismissive of censorship, abuse concerns, rights groups allege

TECHNICAL NEWS - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:33
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nearly 80 rights groups on Wednesday accused Facebook of "racially biased censorship" and failing to be more transparent about its removal policies and cooperation with law enforcement, adding to criticism the company has faced in recent months over its management of content on its network of 1.8 billion users.

Photos show 'weaponised commercial drones' in Iraq

BBC TECHNOLOGY - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 18:47
Photographs taken in Iraq appear to show commercial drones adapted to drop grenades on the Iraqi security forces.
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Drone photography company to pay record-sized fine

BBC TECHNOLOGY - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 18:40
A Chicago-based drone operator is to pay a record-sized fine to settle claims it carried out dozens of illegal flights.
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GM resolves SEC accounting case tied to ignition switch

TECHNICAL NEWS - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 18:03
NEW YORK (Reuters) - General Motors Co has agreed to pay $1 million to resolve a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission accounting case related to a faulty ignition switch linked to 124 deaths and 275 injuries, the regulator announced on Wednesday.

Renault-Nissan electric car sales hit 400,000, CEO says in Davos

TECHNICAL NEWS - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 17:10
DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Renault-Nissan has sold more than 400,000 electric cars globally and the leader in plug-in vehicles is planning further investment to maintain its market lead, the chief executive of the auto alliance said on Wednesday.

DNA-testing smartphone aims to tackle drugs resistance

BBC TECHNOLOGY - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 16:22
A smartphone attachment that analyses DNA could help improve cancer and tuberculosis treatments.
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Silicon Valley IPO contender DocuSign hires CEO after long search

TECHNICAL NEWS - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 16:05
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - After a marathon search lasting more than a year, Silicon Valley company DocuSign announced on Wednesday it hired a new chief executive.

Galaxy Note 7 recall refuseniks face new action

BBC TECHNOLOGY - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 13:10
US owners of the Galaxy Note 7 who ignored a recall face a fresh effort to make them return the fire-risk phones.
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Thousands warned they may be victims of rogue webmaster

BBC TECHNOLOGY - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 13:01
Police in the Netherlands are contacting more than 20,000 people who they suspect had their data stolen by a rogue web developer.
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Baidu CEO steps back from day-to-day running

FINANCIAL TIMES TECHNOLOGY - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 13:00
Robin Li hands challenges to artificial intelligence expert poached from Microsoft
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Galileo satellites experiencing multiple clock failures

BBC TECHNOLOGY - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 12:43
The onboard atomic clocks that drive the satellite-navigation signals on Europe's Galileo network have been failing at an alarming rate.
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German e-car supplier Aumann plans stock market listing: sources

TECHNICAL NEWS - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 12:29
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German engineering group Aumann is planning a stock market-listing as the maker of parts for electric engines seeks cash for its expansion, people close to the matter said.

Toshiba loses court appeal against EU cartel fine on joint venture

TECHNICAL NEWS - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 12:09
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Japanese consumer electronics group Toshiba on Wednesday lost an appeal against an EU cartel fine levied on its joint venture with Panasonic five years ago, after Europe's highest court said it had decisive influence over the business.

Kiev power outage in December was cyber attack: Ukrenergo

TECHNICAL NEWS - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 12:02
KIEV/MILAN (Reuters) - A power blackout in Ukraine's capital Kiev last month was caused by a cyber attack and investigators are trying to trace other potentially infected computers and establish the source of the breach, utility Ukrenergo told Reuters in emailed comments on Wednesday.

Japan's hi-tech toilets to get standardised symbols

BBC TECHNOLOGY - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 11:18
Flush strength, front and back bidets, and air drying are all common features of toilets in Japan.
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Toshiba: distress test

FINANCIAL TIMES TECHNOLOGY - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 11:12
Best to steer clear of unwieldy conglomerate
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India to consider Apple's request for incentives with 'open mind': Minister

TECHNICAL NEWS - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 10:41
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India will consider Apple's request for incentives to invest in the country with an "open mind", Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told reporters on Wednesday."We will very much like Apple to come and have a base in India," Prasad said.

South Korea's Netmarble seeks M&As, U.S. expansion: founder

TECHNICAL NEWS - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 10:33
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's largest mobile game company, Netmarble Games Corp, is seeking more mergers and acquisitions and intellectual property rights to expand its share of the gaming market in North America and Europe, its founder said.

EE mobile firm fined £2.7m for overcharging customers

BBC TECHNOLOGY - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 08:37
EE, the UK's biggest mobile phone operator, broke billing rules, says regulator Ofcom.
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Deliveroo serves up over 300 'high-tech' jobs

SKY NEWS TECHNOLOGY - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 07:12
Deliveroo, the app-based restaurant delivery service, is ramping up its expansion through the creation of more than 300 tech jobs.

Toshiba in talks to sell chip business stake to Western Digital: source

TECHNICAL NEWS - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 05:13
TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp is in talks to sell a minority stake in its flash memory business to U.S. chips business partner Western Digital Corp in a bid to boost its capital base, a source briefed on the discussions said on Wednesday.

Deliveroo to add 300 UK tech jobs in new London office

BBC TECHNOLOGY - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 03:52
The food delivery firm will hire a third more staff when it opens its new London HQ in summer 2017.
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Qualcomm sued in US over claims of unfair phone chip patent deals

BBC TECHNOLOGY - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 03:21
The firm is accused by US antitrust regulator of unfair practices in the way it licenses technology.
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Yahoo Japan defies calls to rethink ivory sales as Yahoo Inc CEO weighs in

TECHNICAL NEWS - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 03:05
TOKYO/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Yahoo Japan, the country's biggest online auction site, is rebuffing calls to end online ivory trading despite Yahoo Inc CEO Marissa Mayer's misgivings over facilitating a business blamed for the illegal slaughter of African elephants.

Qualcomm: chipped away

FINANCIAL TIMES TECHNOLOGY - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 02:34
The chip company’s resolve over the royalties it charges is slowly weakening
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Uber to invest more than $60 million in Sao Paulo support center

TECHNICAL NEWS - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 01:13
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Ride-hailing service Uber inaugurated a support center in Brazil's biggest city on Tuesday with plans to invest 200 million reais ($62 million) and create 2,000 jobs, underscoring an aggressive growth strategy in Latin America's biggest nation.

Deliveroo to add 300 UK jobs as takeaway orders soar

FINANCIAL TIMES TECHNOLOGY - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 01:02
Food delivery start-up wants more high-tech staff to improve operations
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Brazil Air Force to privatize air traffic control telecom system

TECHNICAL NEWS - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 00:41
BRASILIA (Reuters) - The Brazilian Air Force is planning to privatize the running of its telecom network used for defense, surveillance and air traffic control, an Air Force spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

US sues Qualcomm over tech licensing for mobiles

FINANCIAL TIMES TECHNOLOGY - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 00:24
Case centres on patents needed to implement communications standards such as 3G
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Bitcoin exchange employee pleads guilty in U.S. case tied to hacking

TECHNICAL NEWS - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 23:51
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Florida man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to charges stemming from his employment with an unlicensed bitcoin exchange that prosecutors say was owned by an Israeli who oversaw a massive scheme to hack companies including JPMorgan Chase & Co.

HP Enterprise to buy cloud software company SimpliVity

TECHNICAL NEWS - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 22:40
(Reuters) - Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co said on Tuesday it would buy privately held cloud software company SimpliVity for $650 million in cash, as it looks to expand in the fast-growing market for hybrid cloud platforms.

U.S. antitrust agency sues Qualcomm over patent licensing

TECHNICAL NEWS - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 22:07
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm Inc on Tuesday, accusing the company of antitrust violations in its patent licensing business.

Samsung scion Lee faces court hearing on arrest warrant

TECHNICAL NEWS - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 22:03
SEOUL (Reuters) - Jay Y. Lee, the 48-year-old leader of the Samsung Group, is due to appear at a court hearing on Wednesday when a judge will decide whether to issue an arrest warrant over his alleged role in a corruption scandal that has rocked South Korea.

Toshiba considering spinning off semiconductor business - Nikkei

TECHNICAL NEWS - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 19:29
(Reuters) - Toshiba Corp is considering spinning off its semiconductor business and selling a partial stake in the unit to Western Digital Corp, the Nikkei financial daily reported on Wednesday.

Instagram rolls out live video and disappearing photos in the UK

BBC TECHNOLOGY - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 18:37
Two months after launching Instagram Live in America, the service is rolling out in the UK.
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Facebook's virtual-reality tech was not stolen, Zuckerberg testifies

TECHNICAL NEWS - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 17:47
DALLAS (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg took the witness stand in Dallas federal court on Tuesday and denied an allegation by a rival company that Facebook's virtual-reality technology of its Oculus unit was stolen.

Ambulances to jam car radios in Sweden

BBC TECHNOLOGY - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 17:33
Ambulances in Stockholm are to test a system that stops radio in cars to tell drivers that an emergency vehicle is approaching.
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One day it will be curtains, so I’m planning for it

FINANCIAL TIMES TECHNOLOGY - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 17:15
Notebook: Making arrangements for our demise is only fair to those who care about us
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Porn videos streamed 'via YouTube loophole'

BBC TECHNOLOGY - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 16:33
Adult video websites appear to be exploiting a YouTube loophole to host explicit material on the platform.
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Chile to invite bids on value-added lithium tech in April

TECHNICAL NEWS - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 16:22
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile will hold a tender in April to encourage companies to use its vast lithium resources to move it up the value chain with cathode or battery production, the head of the country's development agency told Reuters on Tuesday.

After pound's fall, Apple to hike British app store prices

TECHNICAL NEWS - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 15:27
LONDON (Reuters) - Tech giant Apple is set to raise the prices of its apps in Britain by around 25 percent after the steep drop in sterling following Britain's vote to leave the European Union.

Apple raises UK app store prices by a quarter

FINANCIAL TIMES TECHNOLOGY - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 14:52
Cheapest apps will now cost 99p — from 79p — on back of weak sterling
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Brazil to intervene in Oi bankruptcy if talks fail: paper

TECHNICAL NEWS - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 14:04
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The Brazilian government is prepared to intervene if negotiations fail in bankruptcy court over phone carrier Oi SA, newspaper Folha de S.Paulo reported on Tuesday, citing an interview with Communications Minister Gilberto Kassab.

Squirrel 'threat' to critical infrastructure

BBC TECHNOLOGY - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 13:57
It's squirrels, not cyber-attacks, that pose the real threat to critical infrastructure systems, says one security expert.
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Blockchain could save investment banks up to $12 billion a year: Accenture

TECHNICAL NEWS - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 13:37
NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - Blockchain technology could help the world’s largest investment banks cut their infrastructure costs by between $8 to $12 billion a year by 2025, according to a report by Accenture.

Apple hikes app store prices over weak pound

SKY NEWS TECHNOLOGY - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 13:22
Apple has backed up last year's 20% hike in laptop and computer prices with a sharp rise in app costs.

Audi and FAW sign China electric car cooperation deal

TECHNICAL NEWS - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 12:33
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Volkswagen's Audi AG said it will expand its model portfolio in China to include locally produced electric cars produced by FAW VW, handing a lifeline to China FAW Group Corp.[SASACJ.UL] whose brands have struggled.

Apple App Store prices rise in UK, India and Turkey

BBC TECHNOLOGY - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 11:46
Apple is raising prices in its UK App Store by 25% to take account of sterling's drop versus the dollar.
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Tech vendor Misys launches P2P lending software for banks

TECHNICAL NEWS - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 10:22
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Financial technology vendor Misys is launching software to enable banks to provide peer-to-peer lending to their customers as competition from young companies in the sector heats up.

Facebook to debut business incubator in France

FINANCIAL TIMES TECHNOLOGY - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 09:05
Social network backs Paris as tech hub with space in world’s largest start-up campus
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Google Play and iOS apps demand surges in India and China

BBC TECHNOLOGY - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 09:01
India set a new record for Google Play downloads in 2016, while demand for iOS software soared in China, a study says.
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Samsung chief faces long day as South Korean court weighs arrest warrant

TECHNICAL NEWS - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 07:55
SEOUL (Reuters) - The head of South Korea's giant Samsung Group faces a long day in court on Wednesday as a judge decides whether he should be arrested for bribery in a corruption scandal that has engulfed President Park Geun-hye's administration.

Daz Black, Ben Phillips and Tish Simmonds pay tribute as Vine closes

BBC TECHNOLOGY - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 06:20
The six-second clip-sharing service is shutting down but it's still not clear exactly why.
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Amazon’s leading voice in the next big tech shift

FINANCIAL TIMES TECHNOLOGY - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 06:04
Alexa gives ecommerce giant an unexpected advantage over Apple, Google and Microsoft
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Life-long learning will be crucial in the AI era

FINANCIAL TIMES TECHNOLOGY - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 06:03
Changing education essential to achieve the best from the new industrial revolution
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Baidu names former Microsoft exec as COO in artificial intelligence push

TECHNICAL NEWS - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 04:24
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Baidu Inc said it has appointed a former Microsoft Corp executive as chief operating officer, part of a push into artificial intelligence as earnings from its core search engine business wane.

Radar sensor for the home which can 'see' through walls

BBC TECHNOLOGY - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 01:18
The radar imaging system is capable of detecting movement and "seeing" through walls.
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Voice trouble

BBC TECHNOLOGY - Tue, 01/17/2017 - 01:14
Our voices can activate gadgets and authenticate ourselves to banks. But can they tell if we're ill?
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Canada's Portag3 Ventures invests in Street Contxt

TECHNICAL NEWS - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 23:21
TORONTO (Reuters) - Portag3 Ventures, a financial technology fund backed by Canada's Power Financial Corp , has invested an undisclosed amount in finance startup Street Contxt, Portag3's president said in an interview on Monday.

Facebook moves to head off tougher regulation in Germany

TECHNICAL NEWS - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 21:18
BERLIN/MUNICH (Reuters) - Facebook is stepping up efforts to head off tougher regulation by Germany, a fierce critic of the social media network operator, saying on Monday it would do more to combat fake news as its chief operating officer met with officials in Berlin.

The confidence of other people’s convictions

FINANCIAL TIMES TECHNOLOGY - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 21:01
Investment company names eight new external equity managers
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WANdisco shares hit 18-month high on record bookings

FINANCIAL TIMES TECHNOLOGY - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 18:24
Chief says results justify his return to UK software group after boardroom dispute
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Artificial intelligence predicts when heart will fail

BBC TECHNOLOGY - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 17:08
Technology could be used to improve treatment for heart failure patients.
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Battery with inbuilt 'fire extinguisher' developed

BBC TECHNOLOGY - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 15:07
Flames from an exploding battery were put out in less than half a second during tests.
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Silicon Valley awaits Donald Trump's presidency

BBC TECHNOLOGY - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 15:01
Silicon Valley is anxiously waiting to see how it will be affected by Donald Trump's presidency.
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Tech jobs: supersize that sector

FINANCIAL TIMES TECHNOLOGY - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 14:36
As the hiring pledges reach six figures, they are less dramatic than they seem
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Faraday Future provides a test ride of its FF91 car

BBC TECHNOLOGY - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 14:08
Dave Lee experiences what it is like to ride in Faraday Future's prototype electric car and quizzes the firm about its finances.
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China orders app stores to join register

BBC TECHNOLOGY - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 13:49
China's internet regulator orders mobile app stores to register themselves with it immediately.
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China's Baidu opens augmented reality lab to boost waning profits

TECHNICAL NEWS - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 13:49
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese search engine Baidu Inc on Monday launched an augmented reality (AR) lab in Beijing as part of a $200 million effort to revitalize the company's shrinking profits with cutting edge technology.

Airbus CEO sees 'flying car' prototype ready by end of year

TECHNICAL NEWS - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 13:05
MUNICH (Reuters) - Airbus Group plans to test a prototype for a self-piloted flying car as a way of avoiding gridlock on city roads by the end of the year, the aerospace group's chief executive said on Monday.

China tightens app store regulations

FINANCIAL TIMES TECHNOLOGY - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 12:58
Mobile marketplaces told to register as Beijing acts against ‘illegal information’
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Popular porn sites blocked in Philippines

BBC TECHNOLOGY - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 12:29
Popular pornography sites XVideos, Redtube and Pornhub are blocked by two ISPs in the Philippines.
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South Korea prosecutor seeks arrest of Samsung chief for bribery

TECHNICAL NEWS - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 11:56
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's special prosecutor on Monday sought a warrant to arrest the head of Samsung Group [SAGR.UL], the country's largest conglomerate, accusing him of paying multi-million dollar bribes to a friend of President Park Geun-hye.

Oracle opens start-up accelerator in Israel for cloud innovation

TECHNICAL NEWS - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 11:43
TEL AVIV (Reuters) - U.S. software provider Oracle Corp said on Monday it was opening an accelerator program in Israel for startups developing cloud technologies or whose technologies are based in the cloud.

Angry Birds maker Rovio to open game development studio in London

TECHNICAL NEWS - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 11:25
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish mobile games and animation company Rovio Entertainment is stepping up its hunt for new hit games by opening a studio in London to focus on multiplayer games that would not rely on the company's Angry Birds brand.

Nuisance calls: BT records more than 31 million in one week

BBC TECHNOLOGY - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 11:17
More than a third of nuisance calls are about accident claims, telecoms group BT says.
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S Korea corruption: Prosecutors to seek arrest warrant

BBC TECHNOLOGY - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 09:58
Lee Jae-yong is wanted over a $17m Samsung payment in a scandal that could bring down the president.
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South Korea seeks arrest of Samsung heir-apparent

FINANCIAL TIMES TECHNOLOGY - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 06:56
Court to decide on Wednesday whether to issue warrant for Lee Jae-yong
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China, eager for telecoms reform, calls for private investment

TECHNICAL NEWS - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 06:48
BEIJING (Reuters) - The Chinese government has renewed calls for private investment in the country's telecommunication firms as it encourages them to cut fees and other costs and become more competitive in offering internet-related services.

SAP raises fears over EU data privacy rules

FINANCIAL TIMES TECHNOLOGY - Mon, 01/16/2017 - 06:01
Forthcoming regulation could act as a drag on European start-ups, software group says
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