TECHNOLOGY NEWS

EU leaders want proposals on taxing online giants early next year

TECHNEWS - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 23:44
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders said on Thursday they looked forward to seeing proposals on taxing online giants by early 2018 but in a nod to concerns from countries like Ireland said EU efforts had to be in line with work under way at a global level.
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After massive quakes, millions in Mexico turn to early warning app

TECHNEWS - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 23:42
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Since two massive earthquakes hit Mexico in September, claiming more than 460 lives, an early warning start-up called SkyAlert has doubled its users to 5.8 million, making it one of the country's most downloaded apps.
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PayPal quarterly profit beats on higher mobile transaction volume

TECHNEWS - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 22:53
(Reuters) - Payment processor PayPal Holdings Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday, helped by mobile payments volume that more than doubled.
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US: Lap

AP TECH - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 22:43
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. government is urging that large, personal electronic devices like laptops be banned from airline checked luggage because of the potential for a catastrophic fire....
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U.S. lawmakers want crackdown on Facebook, Twitter political ads

TECHNEWS - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 22:30
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers, alarmed that foreign entities used the internet to influence last year's election, introduced legislation on Thursday to extend rules governing political advertising on television, print and radio to also cover social media like Facebook Inc .
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Paypal third-quarter profit rises 17.6 percent

TECHNEWS - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 22:24
(Reuters) - Payment processor PayPal Holdings Inc reported a 17.6 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by higher ecommerce spending.
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Billions in tax breaks offered to Amazon for second headquarters

TECHNEWS - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 22:16
(Reuters) - A public contest ending Thursday to bid over housing Amazon.com Inc's second headquarters has drawn pitches from governors and a prime minister, marketing campaigns and offers of tax credits worth at least as much as $7 billion.
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Google parent leads $1B Lyft investment, deepening Uber rift

AP TECH - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 22:10
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google's parent company is throwing its financial support behind ride-hailing service Lyft, deepening its rift with market leader Uber....
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Facebook to launch news subscription feature, some big names opt out

TECHNEWS - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 21:56
(Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Thursday it has signed up 10 news publishers including the Washington Post and The Economist to take part in a trial that gives its mobile app users access to a limited number of articles a month and then the option to subscribe via the publishers' own websites.
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U.S. lawmakers want regulation of Facebook, Twitter political ads

TECHNEWS - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 21:03
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers, alarmed over hackers' use of the internet to influence last year's election, introduced legislation on Thursday to extend the rules that apply to political advertising on television and radio to social media like Facebook Inc .
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Little Rock drops Amazon bid in ad: 'It's not you, it's us.'

AP TECH - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 21:03
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Arkansas' capital city pre-emptively broke up with Amazon Thursday rather than submit a long-shot bid for the e-commerce giant's second headquarters, telling the company in a full-page newspaper ad: "It's not you, it's us."...
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Google parent leads $1B Lyft investment, deepening Uber rift

AP TECH - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 20:58
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google's parent company is throwing its financial support behind ride-hailing service Lyft, deepening its rift with market leader Uber....
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Little Rock drops Amazon bid in ad: 'It's not you, it's us.'

AP TECH - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 20:42
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Arkansas' capital city pre-emptively broke up with Amazon Thursday rather than submit a long-shot bid for the e-commerce giant's second headquarters, telling the company in a full-page newspaper ad: "It's not you, it's us."...
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Google offers bug bounty to clean up mobile apps

TECHNEWS - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 20:34
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google is offering security experts a bounty to identify Android app flaws as the Alphabet Inc unit seeks to wipe out bugs from its Google Play store.
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Microsoft expands rural U.S. campaign with Green Bay Packers tie-up

TECHNEWS - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 20:28
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp has teamed up with the National Football League's Green Bay Packers in a $10 million partnership intended to spur tech innovation in Wisconsin, the software company said on Thursday.
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Mobile phone providers 'overcharging customers'

SKY TECH - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 20:21
Millions of loyal mobile phone customers are being charged for their handsets after they have paid them off, a consumer group has warned.
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Smartphone 'loyalty penalty' of over £1 a day

SKY TECH - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 20:21
Mobile phone firms are denying they hide charges of more than £1 per day for handsets after fixed-term contracts expire.
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Packers, Microsoft join in tech venture near Lambeau Field

AP TECH - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 20:17
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Green Bay Packers and Microsoft are launching a tech incubator near Lambeau Field in a $10 million partnership aimed at igniting innovation in an area not typically targeted by major, global companies....
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Alphabet's CapitalG leads Lyft's $1 billion funding round

TECHNEWS - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 20:15
(Reuters) - Lyft Inc has raised $1 billion in fresh financing, the ride-services company said on Thursday, in a round led by one of Alphabet Inc's investment funds, further complicating the convoluted world of ride-hailing alliances and dealing a blow to rival Uber Technologies Inc.
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Packers, Microsoft join in tech venture near Lambeau Field

AP TECH - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 20:03
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Green Bay Packers and Microsoft are launching a tech incubator next to Lambeau Field in an effort to boost innovation in a part of the U.S. not typically targeted by major global companies....
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