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US says Romanians hacked Washington DC police cameras

BBC TECH - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 11:35
The alleged attack took place in Washington DC just days before Donald Trump's inauguration.
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YouTube app removed from Amazon Fire TV kit early

BBC TECH - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 11:20
Amazon Fire TV devices now point people towards the YouTube website instead.
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South Korea students dive into virtual coins, even as regulators crack down

TECHNEWS - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 08:08
SEOUL (Reuters) - Hackers have stolen millions, lawmakers are pushing for new taxes and regulations, and a leading financial official has called them a "Ponzi scheme".
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India likens cryptocurrencies to Ponzi scheme, cautions investors

TECHNEWS - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 07:37
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's finance ministry on Friday cautioned investors about the risks of trading in cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, saying digital currency investments are like "Ponzi schemes."
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South Korea students dive into virtual coins, evens as regulators crack down

TECHNEWS - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 07:05
SEOUL (Reuters) - Hackers have stolen millions, lawmakers are pushing for new taxes and regulations, and a leading financial official has called them a "Ponzi scheme".
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India's Reliance Jio to buy RCom's wireless assets in $3.75 billion deal: sources

TECHNEWS - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 06:01
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Debt-laden Reliance Communications has signed a deal to sell its wireless assets to Reliance Jio Infocomm, for a total value of nearly 240 billion rupees ($3.75 billion), two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Friday.
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China's Huawei flags slowest revenue growth in four years

TECHNEWS - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 05:22
HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd expects 2017 revenue to rise 15 percent to 600 billion yuan ($92.08 billion), its rotating chief executive, Ken Hu, said in a New Year's message to staff posted on its official WeChat account on Friday.
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China's Huawei says expects 2017 revenue up 15 percent to $92 billion

TECHNEWS - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 04:32
HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] expects 2017 revenue to rise 15 percent to 600 billion yuan ($92.08 billion), its rotating chief executive, Ken Hu, said in a New Year's message to staff posted on its official WeChat account on Friday.
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Hong Kong eyes blockbuster China tech IPO queue, led by Xiaomi

TECHNEWS - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 02:05
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong bankers are eyeing a slew of blockbuster IPOs from Chinese technology firms with a total market capitalization of some $500 billion over the next two years, in a sharp contrast to 2017 - the city's worst year for raising equity in a decade.
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Apple apologises for slowing down older iPhones

SKY TECH - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 00:22
Apple has apologised for slowing down older iPhones after customers accused the firm of trying to force them into buying newer models.
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Apple sorry for slowing iPhones, cuts battery price by $50

AP TECH - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 00:16
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Apple is apologizing for secretly slowing down older iPhones, which it says was necessary to avoid unexpected shutdowns related to battery fatigue....
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SoftBank succeeds in tender offer for Uber shares

TECHNEWS - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 00:14
(Reuters) - A consortium led by SoftBank Group Corp will buy a large number of shares of Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] in a deal that values the ride-services firm at $48 billion, Uber said on Thursday, in a victory for new Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi.
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Apple apologizes after outcry over slowed iPhones

TECHNEWS - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 00:05
(Reuters) - Facing lawsuits and consumer outrage after it said it slowed older iPhones with flagging batteries, Apple Inc is slashing prices for battery replacements and will change its software to show users whether their phone battery is good.
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Apple apologises for slowing iPhone batteries down

BBC TECH - Thu, 12/28/2017 - 23:59
It says it will reduce the price of replacements and will issue battery-monitoring software.
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Uber: Softbank takes large stake in ride-hailing firm

BBC TECH - Thu, 12/28/2017 - 23:24
The investment comes as the ride-hailing company concludes a difficult year.
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SoftBank succeeds in bid buy Uber shares

TECHNEWS - Thu, 12/28/2017 - 23:16
(Reuters) - A consortium led by SoftBank Group Corp successfully bought a large number of shares of Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] in a deal that values the ride-services firm at $48 billion, Uber said on Thursday, handing a victory to new Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi.
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With lineup widening, Apple depends less on iPhone X

TECHNEWS - Thu, 12/28/2017 - 21:29
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - In years past, demand for Apple Inc's latest flagship phone was critical to the company's results over the holiday shopping quarter.
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SoftBank tender for Uber stake succeeds at discounted price: WSJ

TECHNEWS - Thu, 12/28/2017 - 21:12
(Reuters) - A consortium led by SoftBank Group Corp will buy a more than 15 percent stake in Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] after existing investors in the ride services company agreed to sell shares at a price that values the startup at $48 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.
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How to keep your smartened-up home safe from hackers

AP TECH - Thu, 12/28/2017 - 20:37
NEW YORK (AP) -- More people are getting voice-activated speakers and other smart devices for convenience and security. But doing so could also be giving hackers a key to their homes....
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Smart homes: Not just for tech geeks anymore

AP TECH - Thu, 12/28/2017 - 20:20
NEW YORK (AP) -- Internet-connected lights, locks and laundry machines are close to becoming everyday household items, thanks in part to voice-activated speakers such as Amazon's Echo and Google Home....
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