TECHNOLOGY NEWS

Snapchat owner tumbles as results fall short

SKY TECH - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 23:24
Shares in Snapchat owner Snap have plunged after it missed revenue and user targets, warned of a disruptive redesign, and took a $40m charge on unsold Spectacle video-camera glasses.
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No safety driver in Waymo's self-driving car taxi fleet

BBC TECH - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 23:06
Self-driving car company Waymo says it is ditching the human safety driver.
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Snap's shares tumble as user growth falls short of expectations

TECHNEWS - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 23:01
(Reuters) - Snapchat-owner Snap Inc on Tuesday reported slower user growth than Wall Street expected and said it was redesigning the app, sending shares down about 20 percent on concerns it was being beaten by established rivals such as Facebook Inc's Instagram.
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Twitter to roll out 280-character tweets worldwide

TECHNEWS - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 22:38
(Reuters) - Microblogging website Twitter Inc , known for its iconic 140-character tweets, said on Tuesday it would roll out 280-character tweets to users across the world.
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Snap's shares tumble as user growth fall short of expectations

TECHNEWS - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 22:31
(Reuters) - Snapchat-owner Snap Inc on Tuesday reported lower-than-expected daily active users for the third quarter, amid stiff competition from Facebook Inc's Instagram, sending the company's shares down more than 18 percent in extended trading.
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Twitter doubles character limit to 280 for (nearly) everyone

AP TECH - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 22:24
NEW YORK (AP) -- Twitter says it's ending its iconic 140-character limit - and giving nearly everyone 280 characters....
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Snap reports lower-than-expected daily active users in third-quarter

TECHNEWS - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 22:24
(Reuters) - Snapchat-owner Snap Inc on Tuesday reported lower-than-expected daily active users for the third quarter, amid stiff competition from Facebook Inc's photo-sharing application Instagram.
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Game publisher Take-Two raises full-year profit forecast

TECHNEWS - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 22:17
(Reuters) - Take-Two Interactive Software Inc raised its full-year adjusted revenue forecast and its second-quarter revenue topped estimates, driven by the new version of its basketball franchise game and the continued success of "Grand Theft Auto V".
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Twitter to expand 280-character tweets

BBC TECH - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 22:05
Longer tweets to be rolled out more widely as Twitter attempts to attract new users.
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Twitter doubles character limit to 280 for (nearly) everyone

AP TECH - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 22:05
NEW YORK (AP) -- Twitter says it's ending its iconic 140-character limit - and giving nearly everyone 280 characters....
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Twitter goes global with long tweets

SKY TECH - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 21:48
Twitter is going global with 280-character tweets after it found the change did not impact the brevity and speed of most posts.
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Alphabet's Waymo to launch robotaxis with no human in driver's seat

TECHNEWS - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 20:22
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Waymo will launch a ride-hailing service with no human behind the steering wheel and has been testing the fully self-driving cars on public roads in Arizona, Chief Executive John Krafcik said on Tuesday.
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Israeli start-up says Apple copied its patented smartphone camera technology

TECHNEWS - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 19:22
(Reuters) - An Israeli startup has sued Apple Inc, accusing the iPhone maker of copying its patented smartphone camera technology.
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School websites hacked to show pro-Islamic State message

AP TECH - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 19:12
BLOOMFIELD, N.J. (AP) -- Hackers temporarily redirected people looking for hundreds of local school webpages across the U.S. to a video in support of the Islamic State group....
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EU's Vestager seeking details on Apple's recent tax set-up

TECHNEWS - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 19:03
LISBON (Reuters) - European Union regulators have asked iPhone maker Apple for details of its recent tax structure following last year's order to pay back taxes of up to 13 billion euros ($15 billion) to Ireland, Europe's anti-trust chief said on Tuesday.
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Xbox One X: Microsoft 'not leaving current players behind'

BBC TECH - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 18:29
The world's most powerful console, the Xbox One X, has hit the shelves but will set you back £450.
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Berlin start-up raises nearly $12 million to create first equity token

TECHNEWS - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 18:19
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Berlin-based Neufund said it has raised 10 million euros ($11.6 million) from private investors for its fund-raising platform, the first ever that will allow companies to issue a token or digital currency that will represent equity.
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WhatsApp: How the supermarket voucher scam works

BBC TECH - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 18:08
Scammers are using WhatsApp to send fake supermarket vouchers to trick people into revealing their details.
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Exchange operators believe in cryptocurrencies: CBOE

TECHNEWS - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 17:51
(Reuters) - The major futures exchanges believe in the development of cryptocurrency trading and will push on with launching exchange traded funds that allow investors to trade in them, stock exchange operator BATS Global Markets Inc's Chief Executive said on Tuesday.
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Waymo launching ride-hailing service in Phoenix with no human behind wheel

TECHNEWS - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 17:12
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Waymo self-driving unit is launching a ride-hailing service for the general public with no human driver behind the steering wheel and has been testing such fully self-driving cars on public roads in Arizona, Chief Executive John Krafcik said on Tuesday.
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Daimler unveils new 'Ask Mercedes' customer service chatbot

TECHNEWS - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 17:00
LISBON (Reuters) - German luxury car maker Daimler is set to combine a range of digital customer support experiments into a single voice-activated app that is available whether users are driving their cars, sitting at home or on the go.
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Priceline shares tumble as profit forecast misses Street view

TECHNEWS - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 16:24
(Reuters) - Shares of Priceline Group Inc fell 10 percent in early trading on Tuesday after the U.S. online travel service provider forecast fourth-quarter profit sharply below Street expectations, as it spends heavily to expand advertising its Booking.com to 18 more countries.
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EU's Vestager says seeking details on Apple's recent tax set-up

TECHNEWS - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 15:51
LISBON (Reuters) - EU regulators have asked iPhone maker Apple for details of its recent tax structure following last year's order to pay back taxes of up to 13 billion euros ($15 billion) to Ireland, Europe's anti-trust chief said on Tuesday.
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Workhorse to test electric vans for new customer in California, Ohio

TECHNEWS - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 15:12
DETROIT (Reuters) - Electric delivery van maker Workhorse Group Inc said on Tuesday it will test its new lightweight N-Gen electric van in cities in Ohio and California as the race to develop mass-market electric delivery vehicles heats up.
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eBay removes 'Hawaiian sand' listings

BBC TECH - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 15:09
It is against the law to remove sand from the beaches of Hawaii.
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Nepal recovers 'most' of the money hacked from bank

TECHNEWS - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 15:08
KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A bank in Nepal has recovered most of the money stolen after its SWIFT server was hacked last month, two officials, involved in the investigation of the Himalayan nation's first reported cyber heist, said on Tuesday.
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Uber bullish on Africa despite opposition from local taxi firms

TECHNEWS - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 14:18
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc. [UBER.UL] is growing rapidly in sub-Saharan Africa and considering moves into more markets, despite sometimes violent opposition from metered taxi drivers, a senior executive said on Tuesday.
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Facebook's fake news experiment backfires

BBC TECH - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 14:13
A test to combat misinformation on Facebook by promoting "fake" comments has left users frustrated.
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Merkel's party opposes Telekom selloff to fund broadband upgrade: sources

TECHNEWS - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 13:48
FRANKFURT/BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's ruling conservatives oppose selling the state's holding in Deutsche Telekom to raise billions of euros for a national broadband upgrade, preferring instead to divest stock in Deutsche Post, a senior source said.
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Volkswagen, Google cooperate on quantum computing research

AP TECH - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 13:29
BERLIN (AP) -- German automaker Volkswagen and Google have announced plans to cooperate in exploring possible uses in the auto industry for quantum computers....
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IBM pitches blockchain for cannabis sale

BBC TECH - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 13:19
Could the system that underpins Bitcoin also be used to verify the sale and distribution of cannabis?
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Uber, rival apps join forces in Brazil to stem tide of regulation

TECHNEWS - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 13:13
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] has formed an unprecedented alliance in Brazil with other ride-hailing services, including its main local rival 99, to win public support to block regulation threatening the way they do business in a booming market.
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Mobile phone tracking data 'could replace census questions'

BBC TECH - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 13:00
Statisticians experiment with tracking people's movements to find out about their daily commute.
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Exclusive: Avast owners hire Rothschild for $4 billion software IPO - sources

TECHNEWS - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 12:45
MADRID/LONDON (Reuters) - The owners of Avast Software have hired Rothschild to prepare the business for a share sale which could value one of the world's most used providers of computer antivirus software at as much as $4 billion, four sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.
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Finland's Nokia joins Vodacom to trial 5G technology in South Africa

TECHNEWS - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 12:29
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Finnish network equipment maker Nokia will trial its 5G technology in South Africa in collaboration with Vodacom Group, the firms said on Tuesday, as they seek to provide faster data delivery.
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Govt's extremism strategy will 'backfire'

SKY TECH - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 12:06
Government plans to remove online extremist content will "backfire" and fail to prevent terrorist attacks, Sky News has been told.
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Tweeter-in-chief ready to confront China's 'great firewall'

AP TECH - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 11:52
WASHINGTON (AP) -- America's tweeter-in-chief is set to face off bit-to-bit against China's "great firewall."...
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China's Xiaomi seeks to reignite global push with Spain launch

TECHNEWS - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 11:35
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc launched sales in Spain on Tuesday, its first foray into Western Europe as it revs up a stalled global push into other developed markets around Europe and the United States.
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Exclusive: Avast owners hire Rothschild for $4 billion software float - sources

TECHNEWS - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 11:13
MADRID/LONDON (Reuters) - The owners of Avast Software, one of the world's most used pieces of computer antivirus software, have hired Rothschild to prepare the business for an initial public offering (IPO) which could value the firm at as much as $4 billion, four sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.
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World's biggest shipping company counts cost of cyberattack

AP TECH - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 10:54
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- The world's biggest shipping company, Denmark's A.P. Moller-Maersk, has fallen to a quarterly loss due partly to the cost of a cyberattack....
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Bitcoin a new asset class, not a crypto-currency: CME's Melamed

TECHNEWS - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 10:48
TOKYO (Reuters) - Bitcoin is likely to become a new asset class in its own right, such as gold or stocks, which can be traded by major investors and regulated, not simply a crypto-currency, Leo Melamed, Chairman Emeritus of CME Group , said on Tuesday.
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Tweeter-in-chief ready to confront China's 'great firewall'

AP TECH - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 10:38
WASHINGTON (AP) -- America's tweeter-in-chief is set to face off bit-to-bit against China's "great firewall."...
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British app-only bank Monzo attracts $93 million in fresh funding

TECHNEWS - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 10:32
LONDON (Reuters) - British digital challenger bank Monzo has raised 71 million pounds ($93 million) in a funding round, the company said on Tuesday, to boost investment in its chase for customers disenchanted with traditional banks.
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AP PHOTOS: Homeless crisis exposes poverty, hardship

AP TECH - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 10:20
Homelessness is not a new issue to America's West Coast. But it's getting worse - much worse....
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GCHQ bulk surveillance challenged in court

SKY TECH - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 09:58
Legal complaints against the UK triggered by Edward Snowden's revelations on global surveillance will today be heard by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).
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Vietnam's neighbors, ASEAN, targeted by hackers: report

TECHNEWS - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 09:44
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A hacking group previously linked to the Vietnamese government or working on its behalf has broken into the computers of neighboring countries as well as a grouping of Southeast Asian nations, according to cybersecurity company Volexity.
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Face to Face with Nest's smartest home security camera

AP TECH - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 09:18
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Nest's new home security camera is supposed to be so smart that it can identify people it's been introduced to....
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India's ride hailing firm Ola ties up with Microsoft for connected car platform

TECHNEWS - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 09:03
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Indian ride hailing service Ola has tied up with Microsoft Corp to build a new connected vehicle platform and will also use the U.S tech gaint's Azure cloud computing service to power its in-car entertainment offering, it said on Tuesday.
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Indonesia threatens to block WhatsApp over sexual content

AP TECH - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 06:47
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesian authorities say they will block access to the popular WhatsApp instant messaging app if it doesn't remove sexually explicit content....
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After WhatsApp threat, Indonesia steps up Internet obscenity purge

TECHNEWS - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 06:44
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia said on Tuesday it would summon representatives of messaging services and search engines, including Alphabet Inc's Google, to demand they remove obscene content, a day after threatening to shut down WhatsApp Messenger.
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In shadow of tech boom, the working homeless sleep in cars

AP TECH - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 06:25
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) -- In the same affluent, suburban city where Google built its headquarters, Tes Saldana lives in a crowded but tidy camper she parks on the street....
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In shadow of tech boom, the working homeless sleep in cars

AP TECH - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 06:13
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) -- The booming economy along America's West Coast has led to a historic shortage of affordable housing and has upended the stereotypical view of people out on the streets....
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Indonesia to summon messenger, search engine providers over content

TECHNEWS - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 05:59
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's communications ministry said on Tuesday it will summon representatives from messenger services and search engine providers including Alphabet Inc's Google to push them to clean up obscene content.
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Indonesia threatens to block WhatsApp over sexual content

AP TECH - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 05:44
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesian authorities say they will block access to the popular WhatsApp instant messaging app if it doesn't remove sexually explicit content....
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Lyft COO Rex Tibbens to quit by year end

TECHNEWS - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 04:24
(Reuters) - U.S. ride-hailing service Lyft Inc's Chief Operating Officer Rex Tibbens plans to step down by the end of the year, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters.
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Bargaining chip? China seen closely scrutinizing Qualcomm, Broadcom deal

TECHNEWS - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 03:31
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A potential mega-merger between chipmaker Broadcom Ltd and U.S. rival Qualcomm Inc is likely to face stern scrutiny in China, antitrust lawyers say, amid a strategic push by Beijing into semiconductors.
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Snapchat outage prompts complaints on Twitter

TECHNEWS - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 02:00
(Reuters) - Snapchat faced a worldwide outage for at least four hours on Monday, prompting a flood of complaints on rival mobile application Twitter a day before posting its third quarterly earnings as a public company.
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Tiger cubs

BBC TECH - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 01:12
Asia is driving the massive growth in online shopping, with younger generations leading the charge.
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Report: Apple revamped overseas ops to find new tax havens

AP TECH - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 00:32
Apple revamped its overseas subsidiaries to take advantage of tax loopholes on the European island of Jersey after a crackdown on Ireland's loose rules began in 2013, according to The New York Times and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists ....
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Will.i.am's startup raises $117 million, enters enterprise market

TECHNEWS - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 23:34
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - I.am+, the tech startup founded by pop star and entrepreneur will.i.am, has raised $117 million in venture funding, the company told Reuters on Monday as it announced its entry into the corporate computing market with a voice assistant for customer service.
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Apple says no operations were moved from Ireland

TECHNEWS - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 23:22
(Reuters) - Apple Inc said on Monday that none of its operations were moved from Ireland and that changes made to its corporate structure in 2015 was specially designed to preserve tax payments to United States, not to reduce taxes anywhere else.
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Historic sites brought to life on Google

SKY TECH - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 23:15
Armchair historians now need not leave their living rooms to see key English sites in incredible detail.
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Broadcom bids $103 billion for Qualcomm, open to going hostile

TECHNEWS - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 22:45
(Reuters) - Chip maker Broadcom Ltd made an unsolicited $103 billion bid for Qualcomm Inc on Monday, setting the stage for a takeover battle that could reshape the industry at the heart of mobile phone hardware.
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Report: Apple moved offshore billions to new tax havens

AP TECH - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 22:42
Apple revamped its overseas subsidiaries to take advantage of tax loopholes on the European island of Jersey after a crackdown on Ireland's loose rules began in 2013, according to The New York Times and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists....
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Salesforce, Google form cloud partnership

TECHNEWS - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 22:41
(Reuters) - Cloud-based software maker Salesforce.com Inc said on Monday it has entered into a partnership with Google's cloud platform G Suite, to support its rapidly growing global customer base.
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Apple's iPhone X has higher margin than iPhone 8: analysis

TECHNEWS - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 22:38
(Reuters) - Apple Inc's new flagship iPhone X makes the company more money per phone than its iPhone 8 model, according to an analysis, which found the iPhone X's flashier parts cost Apple 25 percent more than the iPhone 8, but that it retailed 43 percent higher.
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Equifax probes legal officer's role in post-breach share sales: WSJ

TECHNEWS - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 22:35
(Reuters) - An special committee of Equifax Inc's board is investigating the role the credit reporting company's chief legal officer played in approving share sales by four executives days after suspicious activity was discovered in its systems, according to The Wall Street Journal.
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GoDaddy quarterly profit jumps nearly five fold

TECHNEWS - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 22:24
(Reuters) - GoDaddy Inc reported a near five-fold surge in quarterly profit, as the website hoster booked a gain from the sale of its European business.
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Wells Fargo targets post-boomer customers with robo-adviser

TECHNEWS - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 19:45
(Reuters) - Wells Fargo Inc on Monday launched a new robo-adviser to give first-time investors a low-cost option to invest, joining other financial firms in the hunt for tech-savvy customers looking to enter the markets.
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Paradise Papers: Apple's secret tax bolthole revealed

BBC TECH - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 19:37
The US multinational has used a Channel Island to protect its low tax regime, the Paradise Papers show.
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Mobile bank N26 sees customers tripling within two years: CEO

TECHNEWS - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 18:28
LONDON (Reuters) - The smartphone-based bank N26 expects to peel away 5 to 10 percent of retail customers from established banks in its core continental European market in the next two to three years, its chief executive told Reuters.
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BP, Shell lead plan for blockchain-based platform for energy trading

TECHNEWS - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 18:09
(Reuters) - A consortium including energy companies BP and Royal Dutch Shell will develop a blockchain-based digital platform for energy commodities trading expected to start by end-2018, the group said on Monday.
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Wells Fargo launches robo-adviser to target new investors

TECHNEWS - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 18:07
(Reuters) - Wells Fargo Inc on Monday launched a new robo-adviser to give first-time investors a low-cost option to invest, joining other financial firms in the hunt for tech-savvy customers looking to enter the markets.
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Sprint shares plunge after T-Mobile merger talks called off

TECHNEWS - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 17:18
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sprint Corp's shares fell more than 13 percent on Monday after the No. 4 U.S. wireless carrier called off merger talks with T-Mobile US Inc and a wireless partnership with cable company Altice USA failed to appease investors.
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Rivals AMD, Intel partner to take on Nvidia

TECHNEWS - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 16:32
(Reuters) - Bitter rivals Advanced Micro Devices Inc and Intel Corp on Monday unveiled a partnership that will help the chipmakers take on Nvidia Corp.
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Altice agreement 'not contingent' on T-Mobile talks failing: Sprint CFO

TECHNEWS - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 16:23
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sprint Corp's wireless partnership with Altice USA was not contingent on merger talks with T-Mobile US Inc failing, the chief financial officer of the No. 4 U.S. wireless carrier said on Monday.
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Supreme Court passes on taking John Madden Football case

AP TECH - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 16:00
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pass. That's what the Supreme Court has decided to do with a copyright dispute case stemming from a classic football video game....
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U.S. top court rejects Samsung appeal of patent loss to Apple

TECHNEWS - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 15:47
(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to step back into the years-long feud over patents between the world's top smartphone makers, declining to hear Samsung's appeal of a lower court ruling that reinstated a jury award of about $120 million in favor of Apple.
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Supreme Court rejects Samsung appeal in Apple patents case

AP TECH - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 15:45
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court has rejected Samsung's appeal of court rulings that it impermissibly copied features of Apple's iPhone....
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Supreme Court rejects Samsung appeal of patent loss to Apple

TECHNEWS - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 15:43
(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to step back into the years-long feud over patents between the world's top smartphone makers, declining to hear Samsung's appeal of a lower court ruling that reinstated a $120 million jury award in favor of Apple.
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Afghanistan will not block WhatsApp, Telegram: spokesman

TECHNEWS - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 15:39
KABUL (Reuters) - The Afghan government will not block the instant messaging services WhatsApp and Telegram, a spokesman said on Monday, following days of controversy after reports the services would be suspended.
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EBay removes listings of Hawaii beach sand from its website

AP TECH - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 15:08
HILO, Hawaii (AP) -- Online auction and sales company eBay has removed multiple listings of sand said to be taken from Hawaii beaches....
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Broadcom offers $103 billion for Qualcomm, sets up takeover battle

TECHNEWS - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 14:58
(Reuters) - Chip maker Broadcom Ltd on Monday announced an unsolicited bid to buy peer Qualcomm Inc for $103 billion as it looks to boost its presence in the wireless market, setting the stage for what could be one of the biggest takeover battles.
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World needs new rules for powerful tech: Web Summit chief

TECHNEWS - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 14:40
LISBON (Reuters) - Tech companies like Google and Facebook seem like monopolies and need new rules, the organizer of one of the world's biggest technology summits said.
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Broadcom unveils tech sector's largest ever bid for rival

BBC TECH - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 14:29
The company is offering $103bn for Qualcomm to create the world's largest computer chipmaker.
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UK pornographers attack age verification laws

SKY TECH - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 13:50
The UK's domestic pornography industry is being put at risk by age verification laws unveiled by the Government, its supporters have claimed.
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iPhone users fume over letter 'i' bug

BBC TECH - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 13:49
An update to the smartphone's operating system means the letter "i" is auto-corrected in error.
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Africa set to top 1 billion mobile internet connections in five years: study

TECHNEWS - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 13:28
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Africa's mobile internet connections are set to double in the next five years, a study showed on Monday, thanks to affordable smartphones and the roll-out of high-speed networks.
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Broadcom offers to buy Qualcomm for $130bn

SKY TECH - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 13:19
Communications chipmaker Broadcom Ltd has offered to buy smartphone chip supplier Qualcomm Inc in a $130bn deal.
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Broadcom offers to buy mobile chipmaker Qualcomm for $103 billion

TECHNEWS - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 13:06
(Reuters) - Communications chipmaker Broadcom Ltd on Monday said it offered to buy smartphone chip supplier Qualcomm Inc for $70 per share or $103 billion in cash and stock, in what would be the biggest technology acquisition ever.
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Qihoo 360 chairman cites national interest in Shanghai backdoor listing

TECHNEWS - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 12:44
HONG KONG/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese cybersecurity software giant Qihoo 360 Technology Co Ltd said on Monday that the "national interest" was an important driver for its choice to return to the Chinese stock market via a potential $7.5 billion backdoor listing.
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Facebook firing

BBC TECH - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 12:25
Two years ago care home manager Rachel Burns lost her job after posting a photo on Facebook. Was she unfairly dismissed?
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Fake WhatsApp app downloaded more than one million times

BBC TECH - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 12:00
A bogus version of the popular messaging app was available via the Google Play Store.
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Indonesia threatens to block WhatsApp messaging over obscene content

TECHNEWS - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 11:34
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia on Monday vowed to block Facebook Inc's WhatsApp Messenger within 48 hours if the service did not ensure that obscene Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) images were removed.
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BP, Shell lead plan for blockchain-based energy trading platform

TECHNEWS - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 11:07
(Reuters) - A consortium including energy companies BP and Royal Dutch Shell will develop a blockchain-based digital platform for energy commodities trading expected to start by end-2018, the group said on Monday.
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Thailand to roll out biometric checks for SIM cards nationwide

TECHNEWS - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 10:58
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand will introduce biometric checks nationwide for mobile telephone users to register their SIM cards from Dec. 15, the telecoms regulator said on Monday, in a bid to stamp out fraudulent electronic transactions.
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Amid booming economy, homelessness soars along US West Coast

AP TECH - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 10:14
SEATTLE (AP) -- In a park in the middle of a leafy, bohemian neighborhood where homes list for close to $1 million, a tractor's massive claw scooped up the refuse of the homeless - mattresses, tents, wooden frames, a wicker chair, an outdoor propane heater. Workers in masks and steel-shanked boots plucked used needles and mounds of waste from the underbrush....
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Twitter is no laughing matter for Linehan

SKY TECH - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 10:08
Veteran comedy writer Graham Linehan has criticised social media companies for facilitating the monetisation of protest.
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NHS offers smartphone GP appointments

BBC TECH - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 09:54
Trials will take place in London where 3.5 million patients will be able to have video consultations via smartphone.
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Samsung ad pokes fun at iPhone X's 'notch'

SKY TECH - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 09:44
A new ad released by Samsung pokes fun at Apple's iPhone X - and its now infamous "notch".
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