TECHNOLOGY NEWS

Players ‘applaud’ Xi Jinping in Tencent game

BBC TECH - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 14:40
The game, which celebrates the Communist Party Congress, lets users "clap" Xi Jinping by tapping their phone screen
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XPO Logistics adding 6,000 holiday workers on e-commerce outlook

TECHNEWS - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 14:33
SEATTLE (Reuters) - XPO Logistics Inc said on Friday it is hiring more than 6,000 seasonal workers for the crucial peak holiday season, roughly 20 percent more than last year, as the third-largest publicly traded U.S. logistics company gears up for a surge in e-commerce deliveries.
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Namibia tells Airbnb hosts to register or face jail

TECHNEWS - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 13:56
WINDHOEK (Reuters) - Namibia said on Friday that local home owners listed with U.S. short-term rental service Airbnb Inc risk imprisonment if they fail to register with the tourism regulatory body before the end of this year.
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Uber opens up Paris travel database to help city planners

TECHNEWS - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 13:51
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Uber [UBER.UL] said on Friday it would open up its trove of travel data in Paris to the public to help city officials and urban planners better understand transportation needs, as the company seeks to woo national authorities.
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EU opens investigation into Chinese e-bike imports

TECHNEWS - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 12:16
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission on Friday launched an investigation into the import of electronic bikes (e-bikes) from China after European producers complained that they are being sold at excessively low prices with the help of unfair subsidies.
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French-led EU push for heftier tax on internet giants stalls

AP TECH - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 11:47
BRUSSELS (AP) -- France's drive to force internet giants to pay more taxes is losing steam, amid resistance from other EU countries that offer tax shelter to companies like Apple....
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3D-printed concrete cycle bridge opens and other news

BBC TECH - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 11:44
BBC Click's Nick Kwek looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories.
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Google offers hackers $1,000 to hack its apps

SKY TECH - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 11:29
Google is offering security researchers a $1,000 (£760) bounty if they can successfully hack apps on its Play Store and help fix them.
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MH370: Malaysia in deal with US firm to restart plane search

BBC TECH - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:53
Texas-based Ocean Infinity signs a deal to search for plane wreckage on a "no find-no fee" basis.
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Facial expressions give clues on bank policies

SKY TECH - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:15
Software can be used to analyse the facial expressions of central bank governors and predict policy changes, researchers have claimed.
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Google owner leads $1bn funding for Uber rival

SKY TECH - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 08:39
Google's parent company Alphabet is leading a $1bn round of new funding for ride-hailing company Lyft that will help it step up its challenge to larger rival Uber.
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Ride hailing firm Grab secures up to $700 million in debt facilities

TECHNEWS - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 07:39
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Grab, the main Southeast Asian rival of Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL], said on Friday it had secured debt facilities of up to $700 million to help it create the largest car rental program in southeast Asia.
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Viral smartphone game lets ordinary Chinese "clap" for Xi

AP TECH - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 06:43
BEIJING (AP) -- Ordinary young Chinese may not have paid close attention to Xi Jinping's 3 ½-hour speech this week, but they're happy to "applaud" the president in the newest viral phenomenon to sweep China's internet....
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How games firm made Destiny 2

BBC TECH - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 06:24
Newsbeat has been given exclusive behind the scenes access to Bungie, the gaming studio behind the Halo and Destiny franchises.
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Exclusive: Tech companies to lobby for immigrant 'Dreamers' to remain in U.S.

TECHNEWS - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 03:51
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Nearly two dozen major U.S. companies in technology and other industries are planning to launch a coalition to demand legislation that would allow young, illegal immigrants a path to permanent residency, according to documents seen by Reuters.
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Workers at iPhone supplier in China protest unpaid bonuses

AP TECH - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 02:54
SHANGHAI (AP) -- Hundreds of workers streamed through dark streets, blocking an entrance to an Apple iPhone supplier's factory in eastern China to protest unpaid bonuses and factory reassignments, two witnesses and a U.S. nonprofit group said Thursday....
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SoftBank's big checks are stalling tech IPOs

TECHNEWS - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 01:58
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (Reuters) - Big cash infusions for startups from an ever-expanding group of financiers, led by SoftBank Group Corp and Middle East sovereign wealth funds, have extinguished hopes that the technology IPO market would bounce back this year.
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The global shop

BBC TECH - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 01:08
Online retailers have a shop window to the world, but how do you handle all those payments?
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PayPal tops profit estimates, lifts target on mobile payments growth

TECHNEWS - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 01:04
(Reuters) - Sharp growth in mobile payments led PayPal Holdings Inc to report a better-than-expected third-quarter profit on Thursday and lift its guidance for earnings through the rest of the year.
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Mobile companies overcharging customers after contracts end

BBC TECH - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 01:03
The UK government said the firms needed to inform customers when they had paid for their handsets.
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