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EU lawmakers agree to strengthen privacy rules for WhatsApp, Skype

TECHNEWS - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 19:51
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union lawmakers voted on Thursday to bring online messaging and email services such as WhatsApp and Skype into the scope of tough telecoms privacy rules that will restrict how they can track users.
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'Anemic' iPhone 8 demand drags Apple shares lower

TECHNEWS - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 19:46
(Reuters) - Signs of poor demand for the iPhone 8 fueled more questions on Thursday over Apple Inc's strategy of releasing two phones within months of each other in 2017, sending its shares almost 3 percent lower.
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Coming soon: a selfie with your credit card application

AP TECH - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 19:40
NEW YORK (AP) -- The selfie is everywhere - Facebook, Instagram, Twitter - and soon your bank could be asking for one in order to approve your purchase or credit card application....
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Merck cyber attack may cost insurers $275 million: Verisk's PCS

TECHNEWS - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 19:35
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Insurers could pay $275 million to cover the insured portion of drugmaker Merck & Co's loss from a cyber attack in June, according to a forecast by Verisk Analytics Inc's Property Claim Services (PCS) unit.
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Coming soon: a selfie with your credit card application

AP TECH - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 19:17
NEW YORK (AP) -- The selfie may soon have a new use - your bank could ask for one in order to approve your purchase or credit card application....
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Alphabet's CapitalG leads Lyft's latest $1 billion funding

TECHNEWS - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 19:11
(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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Workers at iPhone supplier in China protest unpaid bonuses

AP TECH - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 18:35
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 China Labor Watch, a New York based non-profit group, said Thursday....
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Facebook, Twitter lawyers to testify in Congress on Russia meddling

TECHNEWS - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 18:27
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc will send their general counsels to testify on Nov. 1 before two Congressional panels investigating possible Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, the companies said on Thursday.
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Workers at iPhone supplier in China protest unpaid bonuses

AP TECH - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 18:20
SHANGHAI (AP) -- Apple Inc. says it will investigate underpayment of bonuses after workers staged a night protest at an iPhone supplier in eastern China....
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Alphabet leads Lyft's latest $1 billion funding

TECHNEWS - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 17:58
(Reuters) - Uber rival Lyft said on Thursday Capital G, the growth investment fund of Google parent company Alphabet Inc , led a $1 billion round of financing, boosting the valuation of the ride-hailing service to $11 billion.
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Lyft says Alphabet leads latest $1 billion round of funding

TECHNEWS - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 17:44
(Reuters) - Uber rival Lyft said on Thursday Capital G, the growth investment fund of Google parent company Alphabet Inc, led a $1 billion round of financing, boosting the valuation of the ride-hailing service to $11 billion.
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Amazon: More than 100 cities bid for new headquarters

BBC TECH - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 16:46
The deadline is approaching for US cities to submit proposals to host Amazon's new headquarters.
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'Anemic' iPhone 8 demand drags Apple lower

TECHNEWS - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 16:38
(Reuters) - Signs of poor demand for the iPhone 8 fueled more market questions over Apple Inc's double 2017 iPhone release strategy, sending its shares down as much as 2.6 percent on Thursday.
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How does this look? Be your own virtual make-up artist

BBC TECH - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 16:37
French cosmetics chain Sephora is using augmented reality so that customers can try on make-up virtually, before buying it.
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Just relax, Europe's tech leader SAP tells investors, fourth quarter will be dynamite

TECHNEWS - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 16:37
FRANKFURT/LONDON (Reuters) - SAP , Europe's most valuable technology stock, predicted a "dynamite" fourth quarter for its cloud computing business, helping its shares erase losses after third-quarter results fell short of market expectations.
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Facebook general counsel to testify before Congress on Nov. 1

TECHNEWS - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 16:30
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's general counsel will testify on Nov. 1 before a U.S. House of Representatives panel investigating possible Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, the company said on Thursday.
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Boeing invests in autonomous flight tech provider Near Earth Autonomy

TECHNEWS - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 16:12
(Reuters) - Boeing Co said on Thursday it invested in Near Earth Autonomy, a Pittsburgh-based firm that develops technologies enabling autonomous flight such as drones.
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Wooing Amazon with sun, fun ... and giant buttons

AP TECH - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 16:03
BOSTON (AP) -- Mayors from Toledo to Tulsa are so eager to woo Amazon's much-vaunted second headquarters that they've been brandishing bourbon, selling the sun, whispering sweet nothings to the company and even pushing its buttons....
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Social media helping college teams start new traditions

AP TECH - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 15:59
In an era when it's increasingly difficult to get fans in the stadium, it apparently isn't so hard to get them into new rituals....
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Native American tribe sues Amazon and Microsoft

BBC TECH - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 14:25
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe was assigned data-processing patents by technology company SRC Labs.
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