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Toshiba probed by Japan securities watchdog over results filing: source

TECHNEWS - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 06:23
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's securities watchdog is investigating Toshiba Corp's accounting in its latest earnings statement to see if it properly handled losses incurred by its U.S. nuclear unit, a source with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday.
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Study: Lower-income kids give more time to TV, digital media

AP TECH - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 06:10
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Children in lower-income families spend more time watching TV and using electronic devices than kids in more affluent homes, according to a survey released Thursday....
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Study: Lower-income kids give more time to TV, digital media

AP TECH - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 06:04
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A survey finds that children in lower-income families spend more time watching TV or using electronic devices than kids in more affluent homes....
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China's Meituan Dianping raises $4 billion, valuing firm at $30 billion

TECHNEWS - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 05:59
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's largest on-demand internet services platform, Meituan Dianping, has raised $4 billion in a new funding round, valuing the firm at $30 billion, it said on Thursday.
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Toshiba investigated by Japan's securities watchdog: source

TECHNEWS - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 04:46
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's securities watchdog is investigating Toshiba Corp's accounting practices for the last business year to see if it properly handled the losses incurred by its U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.
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Special Report: Backroom battle imperils $230 million cryptocurrency venture

TECHNEWS - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 03:56
ZUG, Switzerland/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Just three months ago, a tech project called Tezos raised $232 million online in a wildly successful "initial coin offering," in which new digital currency is parcelled out to buyers. At the time, it was the most money ever raised from the public in the white-hot cryptocurrency sector.
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Toshiba investigated by Japan's securities watchdog: Nikkei

TECHNEWS - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 03:02
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's securities watchdog is investigating Toshiba Corp's accounting practices for the last business year to see if it properly handled the losses incurred by its U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse, the Nikkei business daily reported on Thursday.
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House, Senate intel committees receive briefing from Google

AP TECH - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 02:24
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Google has briefed the House and Senate intelligence committees ahead of two Nov. 1 hearings that will examine Russian efforts to influence U.S. elections through social media....
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ADP is already making changes Ackman wants: CEO

TECHNEWS - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 01:54
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Automatic Data Processing Inc is already making many of the changes activist shareholder William Ackman is advocating, but it will take time to see results, Chief Executive Officer Carlos Rodriguez said in an interview on Wednesday.
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Still photographs spring to life

BBC TECH - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 01:22
New software animates still photos so that subjects can be made to smile and pull expressions.
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Fed to step-up focus on payment security with study, working groups: Fed's Powell

TECHNEWS - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 00:43
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve is stepping-up its focus on payment security as the industry reaches a "critical juncture" driven by new technologies, Federal Reserve board governor Jerome Powell said on Wednesday.
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House, Senate intel committees receive briefing from Google

AP TECH - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 00:34
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Tech giant Google has briefed the House and Senate intelligence committees ahead of two Nov. 1 hearings that will examine Russian efforts to influence U.S. elections through social media....
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EBay's profit forecast disappoints, shares fall

TECHNEWS - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 00:19
(Reuters) - EBay Inc warned Wall Street on Wednesday that profit this quarter could fall below analysts' estimates as it invests in marketing and a revamped website to attract more shoppers, sending shares down more than 5 percent in after-hours trade.
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Amazon Web Services resolves connectivity issues in Oregon region

TECHNEWS - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 00:01
(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's web services unit said on Wednesday that it resolved connectivity issues that affected its Direct Connect customers in the Oregon region in the United States.
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Adobe forecasts FY18 profit above estimates, shares surge

TECHNEWS - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 23:20
(Reuters) - Photoshop maker Adobe Systems Inc forecast better-than-expected revenue and profit for fiscal 2018 due to growth in its cloud business, sending its shares up 8 percent in extended trading.
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EBay's adjusted profit forecast disappoints, shares fall

TECHNEWS - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 22:45
(Reuters) - EBay Inc forecast current-quarter adjusted profit that was largely below analysts' estimates as the company continues to ramp up spending to tweak its e-commerce platforms.
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Adobe forecasts fiscal 2018 revenue, profit above expectations

TECHNEWS - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 22:38
(Reuters) - Photoshop maker Adobe Systems Inc forecast better-than-expected revenue and profit for fiscal 2018 on growth in its cloud business, sending its shares up 5 percent in extended trading.
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EBay reports 8.7 percent rise in quarterly revenue

TECHNEWS - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 22:26
(Reuters) - EBay Inc reported an 8.7 percent increase in quarterly revenue on Wednesday as revamps to its e-commerce platforms helped attract more customers.
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Ohio seeks technology ideas to solve national opioid crisis

AP TECH - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 21:50
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio launched an $8 million effort Wednesday to attract ideas for using technology to solve the national opioid addiction crisis that has touch scores of families, including that of Columbus mother Jacqueline Lewis, who said solutions can't come too soon....
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Tech firms improve cooperation on extremism but more needed, U.S. security chief says

TECHNEWS - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 21:21
LONDON (Reuters) - Technology firms have improved cooperation with the authorities in tackling online militant material but still must act quicker to remove propaganda fuelling a rise in homegrown extremism, acting U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke said on Wednesday.
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