TECHNICAL NEWS

Yahoo data breach will delay $4.8bn Verizon deal

FINANCIAL TIMES TECHNOLOGY - 22 min 41 sec ago
Mayer says ‘future looks bright’ but acquisition will not close on schedule
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LG Display says 2016 profit $1.1 billion, down 19 percent on year

TECHNICAL NEWS - 35 min 34 sec ago
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's LG Display Co Ltd said on Tuesday its 2016 operating profit fell 19 percent from a year earlier.

Yahoo revenue rises 15.4 percent amid Verizon deal uncertainty

TECHNICAL NEWS - 1 hour 29 min ago
(Reuters) - Yahoo Inc reported a 15.4 percent rise in quarterly revenue on Monday, ahead of a proposed sale of its core internet business to Verizon Communications Inc.

Beyond Pokemon Go: augmented reality catches Jon Hamm at Sundance

TECHNICAL NEWS - 3 hours 30 min ago
PARK CITY, Utah (Reuters) - Attendees at the Sundance Film Festival can use augmented reality (AR) to hang out with "Mad Men" star Jon Hamm or assemble a human brain, as makers of the new immersive technology seek to engage independent filmmakers.

'Resident Evil' goes back to survival horror roots for new game

TECHNICAL NEWS - 4 hours 42 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Videogame series 'Resident Evil' goes back to its 'survival horror' roots for its new installment with players experiencing the new game from a first person perspective for the first time, according to Japanese videogame maker Capcom.

SEC opens formal probe of Yahoo hacking disclosure

FINANCIAL TIMES TECHNOLOGY - 5 hours 23 min ago
Watchdog concerned whether investors received timely information about cyber attack
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Saudi Telecoms authority says cyber attacks have targeted websites

TECHNICAL NEWS - 7 hours 57 min ago
KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's telecommunications regulator, the Communication and Information Technology Commision (CITC) said on Monday cyber attacks had targeted several websites in the kingdom, the country's state television said on its Twitter account.

Raine forecast good for European tech and media

FINANCIAL TIMES TECHNOLOGY - 8 hours 21 min ago
Boutique bank adds to London staff and sees more Chinese deals in Europe
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China cracks down in 'clean-up' of web services

SKY NEWS TECHNOLOGY - 8 hours 39 min ago
The Chinese government is clamping down on internet services which get around strict controls - in a 14-month-long "clean-up" of the industry.

Austrian software firm raises $165 million to take on HPE and IBM in testing

TECHNICAL NEWS - 8 hours 51 min ago
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A little-known Austrian software company is looking to snatch business from established players HP Enterprise (HPE) and IBM in the market for software testing tools, after raising $165 million from a U.S. private equity firm.

Sprint to buy a third of Jay Z's music streaming service Tidal

TECHNICAL NEWS - 9 hours 10 min ago
(Reuters) - U.S. wireless carrier Sprint Corp said on Monday it would buy 33 percent of Tidal, a music streaming service owned by rapper Jay Z.

Angel investors need to help ‘tough tech’

FINANCIAL TIMES TECHNOLOGY - 9 hours 29 min ago
The digital economy has disrupted R&D and good ideas are stuck in the lab
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Lloyds cyber-attack details emerge

BBC TECHNOLOGY - 10 hours 11 min ago
Lloyds Bank was hit by a denial of service attack nearly two weeks ago that disrupted online access.
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International ‘face’ of tech start-up Xiaomi quits

FINANCIAL TIMES TECHNOLOGY - 10 hours 40 min ago
Hugo Barra’s departure comes after chief executive says group expanded too quickly
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China to crack down on censor-busting services

BBC TECHNOLOGY - 11 hours 6 sec ago
China is cracking down on the hi-tech ways citizens avoid official scrutiny of what they do online.
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Japanese banks agree to not call in some Toshiba loans early for now: sources

TECHNICAL NEWS - 11 hours 6 min ago
TOKYO (Reuters) - Main Japanese lenders of Toshiba Corp have agreed to not call in some of their loans early for now even as recent downgrades of the troubled firm's credit ratings violate some provisions in debt agreements, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said.

YouTuber DanTDM gets in trouble with London Fire Brigade

BBC TECHNOLOGY - 11 hours 10 min ago
Vlogger DanTDM has been called 'reckless' by the London Fire Brigade after a stunt in one of his videos.
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Lloyds a victim of cyber attack that hit banking services

TECHNICAL NEWS - 11 hours 22 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Lloyds Banking Group is working with law enforcement agencies to trace who may be behind a cyber attack that caused intermittent outages for customers of its personal banking websites almost two weeks ago, according to a source familiar with the incident.

Quentin Willson encouraging the use of electric cars

BBC TECHNOLOGY - 11 hours 43 min ago
Motoring journalist Quentin Willson calls for cheaper and simpler prices to encourage the use of electric cars.
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Fingerprint Cards board member detained for alleged market abuse

TECHNICAL NEWS - 12 hours 20 min ago
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden's Fingerprint Cards said on Monday its board member Lars Soderfjell had been taken into custody for alleged market abuse in conjunction with a profit warning by the biometric technology firm in December.

China cracks down on unauthorized internet connections

TECHNICAL NEWS - 12 hours 30 min ago
HONG KONG (Reuters) - China is reinforcing its censorship of the internet with a campaign to crack down on unauthorized connections, including virtual private network (VPN) services, that allow users to bypass restrictions known as the Great Firewall.

China approves first list of green car models for subsidies this year

TECHNICAL NEWS - 13 hours 9 min ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - China released on Monday this year's first list of "recommended" green energy vehicles, paving the way for 185 car models to receive government subsidies.

As attacks grow, EU mulls banking stress tests for cyber risks

TECHNICAL NEWS - 13 hours 18 min ago
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union is considering testing banks' defenses against cyber attacks, EU officials and sources said, as concerns grow about the industry's vulnerability to hacking.

The armband that controls an artificial hand

BBC TECHNOLOGY - 13 hours 37 min ago
How biomechatronics could lead to major advances in prosthetics.
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JP Morgan sees U.S. telecom sector consolidation, T-Mobile deal

TECHNICAL NEWS - 14 hours 18 min ago
(Reuters) - U.S. telecom sector could be on the brink of a major consolidation under President Donald Trump's likely more merger-friendly administration, said JP Morgan Securities, which now sees a 90 percent chance of T-Mobile US being involved in a strategic transaction in the next five years.

Samsung confirms battery faults as cause of Note 7 fires

BBC TECHNOLOGY - 15 hours 35 min ago
The firm says neither software nor hardware, other than the batteries, were at fault in Note 7.
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Hugo Barra to leave Xiaomi

TECHNICAL NEWS - 16 hours 24 sec ago
(Reuters) - Xiaomi's global vice-president Hugo Barra announced his departure from the Chinese technology company after a four year-run.

South Korea prosecutors to investigate other conglomerates after Samsung probe

TECHNICAL NEWS - 16 hours 53 min ago
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's special prosecutor's office said on Monday it plans to investigate other conglomerates after completing its probe of Samsung Group [SAGR.UL], whose leader has been named a suspect in a graft scandal involving President Park Geun-hye.

Cambridge scientists consider fake news 'vaccine'

BBC TECHNOLOGY - 17 hours 44 min ago
Concern at fabricated stories on websites prompts a psychological study to help people spot fake news.
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Alibaba buys into retail stores strategy

FINANCIAL TIMES TECHNOLOGY - 17 hours 54 min ago
Move is part of a trend of online retailers taking stakes in the offline world
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Online dating fraud victim numbers at record high

BBC TECHNOLOGY - 18 hours 1 min ago
UK online dating scams reached record levels in 2016, the Victoria Derbyshire programme learns.
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China's bitcoin exchanges, eyed by regulators, slap on trading fees

TECHNICAL NEWS - 18 hours 17 min ago
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's three largest bitcoin exchanges, whose activities have drawn increased scrutiny from the central bank, said they will begin charging trading fees effective Tuesday.

Samsung says battery defects caused Note 7 fires

FINANCIAL TIMES TECHNOLOGY - 18 hours 18 min ago
Company looking to move past design and manufacturing flaws as S8 debut looms
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SEC probing Yahoo over previously disclosed cyber breach: filing

TECHNICAL NEWS - 19 hours 48 min ago
(Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating a previously disclosed data breach at Yahoo Inc, the company said in a filing.

Samsung Electronics won't unveil Galaxy S8 smartphone at MWC show: executive

TECHNICAL NEWS - 20 hours 9 min ago
SEOUL (Reuters) - Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Monday it will not unveil its Galaxy S8 smartphone at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show this year, suggesting the flagship model's launch may be later in the year than its 2016 version.

Samsung reveals cause of fire-prone phone

SKY NEWS TECHNOLOGY - 20 hours 48 min ago
Samsung has blamed faulty batteries for the fires that led to last year's humiliating recall of its Galaxy Note 7 device.

Samsung Electronics says battery defects caused Note 7 fires

TECHNICAL NEWS - 21 hours 43 min ago
SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Monday said battery defects caused its premium Galaxy Note 7 phones to catch fire, not the device's software or hardware.

New seat alert app for pregnant commuters

BBC TECHNOLOGY - 22 hours 8 min ago
Developers launch a new app to help pregnant women get a seat on public transport while commuting.
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Virtually cycling the length of Britain

BBC TECHNOLOGY - 22 hours 24 min ago
A digital games programmer from Angus is thought to be the first person to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats in virtual reality (VR).
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How we built India's biggest robot company

BBC TECHNOLOGY - 22 hours 41 min ago
GreyOrange is India's biggest robotics company, making machines which support the country's booming online retail industry.
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L’Oréal invests in ‘beauty tech’ digital makeover

FINANCIAL TIMES TECHNOLOGY - 23 hours 25 min ago
Cosmetics company experiments with nail art tech and social media influencers
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Samsung burning to regain trust with results of Note 7 fires probe

TECHNICAL NEWS - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 23:05
SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd plans on Monday to reveal reasons behind the spontaneous combustion of its recalled Galaxy Note 7, as the world's biggest smartphone maker works to regain consumer trust before launching its next premium model.

Coursera enrols governments in online learning

FINANCIAL TIMES TECHNOLOGY - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 15:50
Education platform extends virtual classroom to help close skills gap
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Foxconn CEO says investment for display plant in U.S. would exceed $7 billion

TECHNICAL NEWS - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 13:00
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Foxconn, the world's largest contract electronics maker, is considering setting up a display-making plant in the United States in an investment that would exceed $7 billion, company chairman and chief executive Terry Gou said on Sunday.

UK's May looks to boost technology industry as she eyes life after Brexit

TECHNICAL NEWS - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 12:36
LONDON (Reuters) - The government's plan to reshape Britain's economy to adapt to Brexit will be announced next week, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday, highlighting technology as one growth sector and setting out a new technical education strategy.

PayTM plots move into asset management in India

FINANCIAL TIMES TECHNOLOGY - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 12:25
Alibaba-backed group seeking to disrupt traditional financial services with digital services
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China sets up $14.6 billion internet investment fund: Xinhua

TECHNICAL NEWS - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 08:20
BEIJING (Reuters) - China has set up a 100 billion yuan ($14.55 billion) fund to support investment in the internet sector, said official news agency Xinhua on Sunday.

Chief of Taiwan's Foxconn says rise of protectionism unavoidable

TECHNICAL NEWS - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 04:17
TAIPEI (Reuters) - The head of Foxconn, the world's largest contract manufacturer of electronic goods and a major Apple Inc supplier, said on Sunday that the rise of protectionism is unavoidable.

As nuclear loss grows, Toshiba needs chip investors, soon

TECHNICAL NEWS - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 01:18
TOKYO (Reuters) - With mounting writedowns from its nuclear business, Japan's Toshiba Corp is looking to sell part of its core semiconductors business, a world No.2 in the flash memory chips used in smartphones.

Apple sues Qualcomm for abusing monopoly position

FINANCIAL TIMES TECHNOLOGY - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 23:26
iPhone maker says chipmaker owes it a rebate for licensing fees
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Apple files $1 billion lawsuit against chip supplier Qualcomm

TECHNICAL NEWS - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 22:13
(WASHINGTON) - Apple Inc filed a $1 billion lawsuit against supplier Qualcomm Inc on Friday, following a U.S. government lawsuit which accused the chip maker of using anti-competitive tactics to maintain its monopoly of a key semiconductor used in mobile phones.

Rockwell Collins sees defense market uptick, small 777 impact

TECHNICAL NEWS - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 21:56
(Reuters) - Aviation electronics maker Rockwell Collins Inc's defense business is "really busy right now," reflecting a new emphasis on defense spending, Chief Executive Officer Kelly Ortberg said on Friday.

Uber hires Google search veteran Singhal for senior engineering post

TECHNICAL NEWS - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 20:24
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc. has hired the man behind Google search to work closely with Chief Executive Travis Kalanick and help grow the company's self-driving car program.

Canada's Competition Bureau reaches deal with Apple, publishers

TECHNICAL NEWS - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 19:54
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's business competition watchdog said on Friday it had reached an agreement with Apple Inc and three major e-book publishers that will allow retailers to offer discounts to customers.

Outgoing FCC chair warns against overturning net neutrality

TECHNICAL NEWS - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 17:36
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Outgoing U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler warned Republicans against dismantling the Obama administration's landmark "net neutrality" protections that bar internet service providers from slowing consumer access to web content.

Amazon's Dash button goes online

TECHNICAL NEWS - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 16:57
(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc has put its popular Dash button on its website and mobile app, making it easier for shoppers to buy their favorite items such as peanut butter, detergent and paper towels.

T. Rowe Price to recover $100 million from insurance after voting error

TECHNICAL NEWS - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 16:21
BOSTON (Reuters) - Fund manager T. Rowe Price Group said in a securities filing this month it has entered an insurance agreement to recover $100 million after it made a voting error in the 2013 buyout of Dell Inc.

Google placed its own ads first, study claims

BBC TECHNOLOGY - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 15:59
Adverts for Google products occupied 91% of the top slots on the firm's search results pages.
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BT announces price hikes for broadband, landline and sport

BBC TECHNOLOGY - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 15:55
Broadband costs will rise by between 5% and 6% while free BT Sport is to end for TV customers.
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Sony Music seeks Nigeria streaming growth to build on ringback market

TECHNICAL NEWS - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 15:22
LAGOS (Reuters) - Sony Music Entertainment sees big growth prospects for music streaming in Nigeria, thanks to falling internet data costs and a large, growing population, a senior executive told Reuters.

UK looks for HS2 train-builder

BBC TECHNOLOGY - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 14:36
A company is needed to take on a £2.75bn contract to build 60 high speed trains.
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Paedophile Adam Isaac groomed boys on Minecraft

BBC TECHNOLOGY - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 13:58
A man who groomed young boys through the online game Minecraft has been jailed for two years and eight months.
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Amazon and Apple end exclusive deal on audio books

BBC TECHNOLOGY - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 13:11
Apple and Amazon are ending a deal that made the web retailer the only firm supplying audio books for iBooks.
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Nintendo signals end for Wii U

BBC TECHNOLOGY - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 12:35
Nintendo signals the "end of life" for its Wii U games console, which was first released in 2012.
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Media Markt trials service to rent drones, VR headsets

TECHNICAL NEWS - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 12:23
BERLIN (Reuters) - Media Saturn, Europe's biggest consumer electronics group, is trialing a new service at its Media Markt unit to allow customers to rent devices such as drones or virtual reality headsets, in a bid to tempt customers to try out new products.

Instagram user Average Rob edits himself into Barack Obama and Joe Biden photos

BBC TECHNOLOGY - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 11:58
"Average Rob" is editing himself into photos of Barack Obama and Joe Biden in his Instagram profile.
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Trading house says Samsung seeks $429 million in LCD panel supply dispute

TECHNICAL NEWS - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 11:55
TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese electronics trading house said Samsung Electronics Co has filed a request for arbitration with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) over an LCD panel maker's decision to stop supplies to the South Korean company.

How the @Potus handover from Obama to Trump works

BBC TECHNOLOGY - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 11:35
The presidential Twitter handle will be handed over later - here's how it works.
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Indian central bank working on plan to reduce online charges: sources

TECHNICAL NEWS - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 10:50
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Reserve Bank of India is working on a plan to reduce online transaction costs as it tries to encourage more digital banking, two parliamentary panel members quoted central bank governor Urjit Patel as saying on Friday.

South Korea prosecutor says summoned Samsung Electronics executive

TECHNICAL NEWS - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 10:29
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's special prosecutor's office said on Friday it has summoned a Samsung Electronics Co Ltd executive for questioning amid a widening graft scandal involving President Park Geun-hye.

Anti-migrant rules force Didi to gut Shanghai fleet

FINANCIAL TIMES TECHNOLOGY - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 09:56
Chinese car-sharing company capitulates to regulators after years of laissez-faire
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Minecraft link to net's biggest botnet

BBC TECHNOLOGY - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 09:11
Minecraft, the game adored by millions of children, is allegedly at the heart of the web's biggest net attack.
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The telepresence bot operated by the mind and other news

BBC TECHNOLOGY - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 09:07
BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at some of the best of the week's technology news.
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More TV networks follow Netflix to binge-watching model

TECHNICAL NEWS - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 07:22
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Traditional TV networks are following Netflix Inc's lead by releasing all new episodes of a series at the same time, a step to win over binge viewers who do not want to wait a week for the next installment.

Impact of job-stealing robots a growing concern at Davos

TECHNICAL NEWS - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 07:16
DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Open markets and global trade have been blamed for job losses over the last decade, but global CEOs say the real culprits are increasingly machines.

Small-cap week: Technology

FINANCIAL TIMES TECHNOLOGY - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 06:03
Updates from two Aim-listed companies send shares above level of last year’s IPOs
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Give your online personal data a detox

FINANCIAL TIMES TECHNOLOGY - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 06:02
This eight-day programme helps you clean your digital profile
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Tech leaders at Davos fret over AI effect on jobs

FINANCIAL TIMES TECHNOLOGY - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 05:30
Silicon Valley fears vilification like bankers for prospering at expense of everyman
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IBM: kicking the buckets

FINANCIAL TIMES TECHNOLOGY - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 02:40
Discerning the real growth path at the venerable tech company needs a supercomputer
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Toshiba starts process to sell stake in chip business: Kyodo

TECHNICAL NEWS - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 01:29
TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp has started the process to sell a minority stake in its profitable flash memory chip business, expecting to fetch several billion dollars as it faces a bigger-than-expected writedown for its U.S. nuclear business, Kyodo News reported.

Toshiba shares extend losses on accounting woes

TECHNICAL NEWS - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 01:26
TOKYO (Reuters) - Shares in Japan's Toshiba Corp extended losses on Friday, weighed down by concern over a potentially bigger-than-expected $6 billion writedown triggered by cost overruns at its U.S. nuclear business.

Sweden's Telia mulling bid for Danish peer TDC: Dagens Industri

TECHNICAL NEWS - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 01:23
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Swedish telecom operator Telia is mulling a bid for Denmark's TDC , Swedish business daily Dagens Industri reported on Thursday, citing unnamed sources.

Happy hookah

BBC TECHNOLOGY - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 01:10
Lebanon's capital Beirut has had a troubled past, but it's now becoming the Middle East's tech hub.
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Mexico telecom ruling struck down in blow to Televisa -sources

TECHNICAL NEWS - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 01:09
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A Mexican tribunal struck down a ruling on Thursday that said broadcaster Grupo Televisa did not have market power in pay television, two people with knowledge of the matter said, opening the door to tougher rules against the company.

Uber pays $20m fine over driver earnings’ claims

FINANCIAL TIMES TECHNOLOGY - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 00:46
Lawsuit accused group of inflating expectations and lying about vehicle financing terms
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Samsung Elec says to hold Galaxy Note 7 press briefing on January 23

TECHNICAL NEWS - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 00:38
SEOUL (Reuters) - Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Friday it will hold a press conference on Jan. 23 on the Galaxy Note 7 with the head of its mobile business Koh Dong-jin in attendance.

Uber to pay $20 million to settle U.S. allegations it misled drivers about earnings

TECHNICAL NEWS - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 22:29
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] has agreed to pay $20 million to settle allegations that it exaggerated prospective earnings in seeking to recruit drivers, according to documents filed with a U.S. federal court on Thursday.

IBM's quarterly revenue falls 1.3 percent

TECHNICAL NEWS - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 22:20
t(Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp reported a 1.3 percent fall in quarterly revenue, hurt by a stronger dollar and continued weakness in the company's traditional hardware division.

Putin spokesman denies US election hack

BBC TECHNOLOGY - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 21:55
President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman denies any Russian government involvement in hacking to influence the 2016 US election result.
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Czech inventor gives snow chains a modern makeover

TECHNICAL NEWS - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 21:05
VRBNO POD PRADEDEM, Czech Republic (Reuters) - After struggling one night to get chains on his tyres on a snowy mountain, Czech businessman Petr Gross decided he needed to come up with something that did the job better.

Tesla avoids recall over fatal Autopilot crash

FINANCIAL TIMES TECHNOLOGY - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 20:13
US regulator raises concerns about how partially-driverless cars are being marketed
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Trump team backs China semiconductor crackdown call

FINANCIAL TIMES TECHNOLOGY - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 20:06
Beijing strategy could have same global impact as its steel subsidies, warn officials
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Tech firm creates Trump monitor for stock markets

TECHNICAL NEWS - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 18:16
LONDON (Reuters) - Just in time for his inauguration, London-based fintech firm Trading.co.uk is launching an app that will generate trading alerts for shares based on comments made on social media by Donald Trump.

Tesla avoids recall after Autopilot crash death

BBC TECHNOLOGY - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 18:04
Tesla will not be ordered to recall its semi-autonomous cars in the US, following a fatal crash in May 2016.
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Telecoms company Avaya files for bankruptcy

TECHNICAL NEWS - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 17:36
WILMINGTON, Del (Reuters) - Telecommunications company Avaya Inc filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Thursday to reduce its debt, but said it will not sell its call center business at this time.

U.S. closing Tesla autopilot death investigation without demanding recall: source

TECHNICAL NEWS - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 16:57
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Thursday is expected to close a six-month-old investigation into the death of a Tesla Motors Inc car driver using its semi-autonomous driving system Autopilot without seeking a recall, according to a source briefed on the matter.

Netflix Original: New shows drive blockbuster quarter

TECHNICAL NEWS - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 16:24
Netflix Corp's surprisingly strong subscriber growth in the fourth quarter allayed concerns about the company's multi-billion dollar investment in original content.

Davos 2017: Teens' virtual reality challenge

BBC TECHNOLOGY - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 16:12
A group of Swiss teens has been invited to take a virtual reality challenge at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
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Facebook urged to be more transparent over 'censorship'

BBC TECHNOLOGY - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 14:31
A coalition of more than 70 civil rights groups urges Facebook to be clearer about content it removes.
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Meet the scriptwriters breathing life into Cortana

FINANCIAL TIMES TECHNOLOGY - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 13:19
Microsoft digital assistant’s ‘personality’ is debated and crafted by wordsmiths
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