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LionTree names Fatine Layt to head new Paris office

1 hour 31 min ago
US boutique adviser hopes to catch wave of telecoms, media and tech deals in France
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Toshiba shares plunge on fears of full-blown crisis

2 hours 1 min ago
Concerns over nuclear writedowns prompt steepest drop in four decades
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Palantir climbs towards profitability with Airbus

3 hours 43 min ago
Work with aerospace company will help data-mining group in its bid to be profitable
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Netflix: square eyes, strong jaw

7 hours 15 min ago
Real danger to streaming service has little to do with its rivals
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Netflix adds record 7m subscribers in quarter

9 hours 17 min ago
Video streaming group’s shares jump 8% after surge in international audience
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S Korea court rejects move to arrest Samsung scion

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 22:56
Judge finds no cause to hold Lee Jae-yong over scandal engulfing president
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Baidu CEO steps back from day-to-day running

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 13:00
Robin Li hands challenges to artificial intelligence expert poached from Microsoft
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Toshiba: distress test

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 11:12
Best to steer clear of unwieldy conglomerate
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Qualcomm: chipped away

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 02:34
The chip company’s resolve over the royalties it charges is slowly weakening
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Deliveroo to add 300 UK jobs as takeaway orders soar

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 01:02
Food delivery start-up wants more high-tech staff to improve operations
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US sues Qualcomm over tech licensing for mobiles

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 00:24
Case centres on patents needed to implement communications standards such as 3G
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One day it will be curtains, so I’m planning for it

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 17:15
Notebook: Making arrangements for our demise is only fair to those who care about us
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Apple raises UK app store prices by a quarter

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 14:52
Cheapest apps will now cost 99p — from 79p — on back of weak sterling
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Facebook to debut business incubator in France

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 09:05
Social network backs Paris as tech hub with space in world’s largest start-up campus
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Amazon’s leading voice in the next big tech shift

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 06:04
Alexa gives ecommerce giant an unexpected advantage over Apple, Google and Microsoft
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Life-long learning will be crucial in the AI era

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 06:03
Changing education essential to achieve the best from the new industrial revolution
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The confidence of other people’s convictions

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 21:01
Investment company names eight new external equity managers
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WANdisco shares hit 18-month high on record bookings

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 18:24
Chief says results justify his return to UK software group after boardroom dispute
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Tech jobs: supersize that sector

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 14:36
As the hiring pledges reach six figures, they are less dramatic than they seem
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China tightens app store regulations

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 12:58
Mobile marketplaces told to register as Beijing acts against ‘illegal information’
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South Korea seeks arrest of Samsung heir-apparent

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 06:56
Court to decide on Wednesday whether to issue warrant for Lee Jae-yong
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SAP raises fears over EU data privacy rules

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 06:01
Forthcoming regulation could act as a drag on European start-ups, software group says
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Toyota marks break from past with tech investments

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 02:10
Typically conservative carmaker turns focus on fostering start-ups as rivals encroach
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US concerns grow over Chinese chip expansion

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 02:01
Trump has threatened new tariffs as semiconductor sector receives massive subsidies
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Driverless cars heading for a jam, says transit group

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 01:04
Promotion of private vehicles over buses and trains expected to make congestion worse
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China’s Kuang-Chi takes first stake in UK tech

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 01:03
Innovation group says $30m investment in jetpack engine maker is ‘first of many’
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Fintech groups fall short on gender equality

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 21:10
Only 8 per cent of directors globally are women, compared to 22 per cent in big banks
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Facebook to flag up fake news in Germany

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 12:34
Fact-checking tools come as Merkel warns about Russian hacking ahead of elections
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SpaceX mount a comeback with new rocket launch

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 20:22
Elon Musk’s company returns to flight after launch pad explosion last year
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Addictive, divisive iPhone is a tribute to Jobs

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 05:50
It’s not his fault that, a decade on, we can’t tear ourselves away from his products
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Walmart to ramp up ecommerce drive

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 23:38
Marc Lore to begin expanding all retailer’s online businesses in US
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Ex-Logica analyst avoids jail for insider trading

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 21:18
Pair plead guilty and receive suspended sentences and community-work orders‎
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From diesel emissions to omitting the driver

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 18:38
Autonomous vehicles will become a challenge for cities and governments
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Nintendo shares dive on pricing of Switch console

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 12:37
Video game group pitches portable machine at higher-than-hoped-for $300 at launch
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Heart rate watch aims to defy wearables gloom

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 06:01
Amid gadget industry woes, Withings tries to buck trend
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US eyes settlement with Takata on exploding airbags

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 23:18
Obama administration targets global auto industry with final flurry of fines
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Automation’s rise poses quandary over jobs

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 23:05
Variables that will affect the rate of adoption of robots and smart machines are huge
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Fiat Chrysler accused of emissions cheating in US

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 19:38
Group faces fine of up to $4.6bn after EPA says violations covered 104,000 vehicles
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Drone start-up to return cash as idea fails to fly

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 19:13
Lily Robotics says it will return $34m in pre-orders to customers
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Amazon to add 100,000 US jobs in next 18 months

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 18:45
Move seen as helping mend fences with incoming administration
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PC shipments drop for fifth year in a row

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 17:16
Total falls below 300m for first time since 2008 as smartphones rule
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TSMC: chippy

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 15:52
Chipmaker seems a bit stuck with its tag of commodity cyclical
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Blendle mixes subs option with pay-per-story news

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 15:27
Experiment in home market offers 20 articles a day for €10 a month
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China’s Xiaomi concedes it expanded too rapidly

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 10:55
Smartphone maker pledges to rein in growth but still eyes Rmb100bn revenues this year
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Binary trader winds down after regulatory issues

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 06:00
Cyprus and Israel-based Banc de Binary had attracted inexperienced investors
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Jawbone in search of new funds after Fitbit approach

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 02:32
December talks petered out despite maker of UP wristbands facing cash crisis
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VW admits guilt and pays $4.3bn emissions penalty

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 19:33
German carmaker admits destroying documents during cheating probe
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Facebook launches ‘journalism project’

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 16:02
Latest effort by social network to combat fake news problem and answer media critics
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The changing face of Russian cyber espionage

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 13:20
How Russian hackers changed the rules of engagement of cyber espionage
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Hon Hai posts first revenue fall in two decades

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 12:52
Apple supplier hit by declining sales of blockbuster smartphone last year
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Silicon Valley start-ups fall behind in VC funding

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 12:16
Home of big tech groups sees total funding drop 28% in 2016 after ‘exuberant’ 2015
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Jobs’ legacy is the omniscient tech company

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 12:11
Driverless cars would be unimaginable without the iPhone revolution
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Samsung boss faces prosecutors over Park scandal

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 09:43
Grilling comes as South Korean company tries turn corner after tumultuous 2016 
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Sonos turns to new chief to drive smart-homes push

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 06:49
Founder to hand over reins with growth underpinned by rise of music streaming
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Self driving cars still face multiple roadblocks

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 06:00
Manufacturers aim for 2020, but transport revolution may be delayed
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Businesses start to pick up on Dropbox

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 06:00
File-share service has grown up and found more ways into the enterprise, says founder
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Norway starts FM switch-off in move to digital radio

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 05:30
Nationwide DAB is world first but two-thirds are unhappy at having to pay
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Twists on a long road to expose VW cheating

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 04:17
Sophisticated tests set off panic among community of employees aware of the swindle
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Plouffe quits Uber to join Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 01:52
Obama’s ex-campaign manager to lead political advocacy at Facebook founder’s entity
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Tesla enlists Apple veteran to run Autopilot software

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 01:35
Hiring of Chris Lattner as competition intensifies in autonomous driving rivalry
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EU proposal on ad blockers welcomed by publishers

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 17:12
Draft regulation also sets out clearer rules on cookies settings
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The highs and lows of hipster capitalism

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 16:41
Artisanal globalisation offers some control but cannot fix all economic problems
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Apple’s Orwellian move in China

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 12:37
Pulling of New York Times app is disappointing
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Alibaba: retail or detail

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 11:35
Cosying up to Donald Trump will not be enough to prolong the fairy story
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Yahoo: baba shop

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 11:24
Watch for the rump of the internet company to be undervalued
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Waymo unplugs self-driving cars to prevent hacking

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 09:34
Limited cloud communication minimises opportunities for cyber attacks
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Snapchat establishes international HQ in Britain

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 06:02
Messaging start-up goes against trend of US tech heading for lower-tax EU countries
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Data capitalism is cashing in on our privacy . . . for now

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 16:23
Technology is all-conquering but it may be time for the consumer to take back control
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Tencent launches ‘miniprograms’ to rival Apple App Store

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 13:56
IPhone maker is under pressure in China and faces threat from WeChat app’s new platform
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Alphabet passes self-driving sensor milestone

Sun, 01/08/2017 - 22:31
Waymo unit claims a lead over rivals by reducing cost with in-house technology
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Uber to share more travel data with cities

Sun, 01/08/2017 - 22:16
‘Movement’ transit time website is conciliatory move after earlier clashes
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Policing the digital cartels

Sun, 01/08/2017 - 19:01
Price-setting algorithms mean regulators must now tackle collusion among machines
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Carmakers steer cautious driverless path

Sun, 01/08/2017 - 18:07
Auto giants differ on how quickly industry can make transition to autonomous
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Insurers tap cyber security ratings

Sun, 01/08/2017 - 08:08
New breed of start-ups aims to assess strength of companies’ defences against hackers
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Internet of things: snitchin’ in the kitchen

Sat, 01/07/2017 - 00:58
Once data-enriched devices are standard in the home, it may only be a matter of time before they turn detective
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Week in Review, January 7

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 23:28
Christmas blues for retailers, Apple’s App boost, Airbnb, Alibaba and Moutai
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Facebook appoints former CNN anchor to media role

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 20:54
Campbell Brown will oversee social network’s relationship with news industry
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Cinema holds steady against a disruptive tide

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 19:58
Record earnings in the US point to the silver screen’s enduring appeal
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Missed targets take a bite out of Apple chiefs’ pay

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 19:08
Tim Cook and senior staff feel the impact of slowing iPhone sales
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The dash to connect the consumer

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 18:04
Exhibitors at CES insist the ‘internet of things’ is moving closer to reality. But will these smart gadgets prove useful?
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Create right conditions for growing up digital

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 16:55
Putting T & Cs into plain language would not only benefit teenagers
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Questions for SoftBank over investment behemoth

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 14:52
Masayoshi Son’s $100bn Vision Fund could prove a rough ride for its big-name backers
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Samsung Electronics: feel the burn

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 13:51
The strength of its chips has helped offset the Note 7 calamity
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Bumpy road for Chinese driverless car ambitions

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 13:16
Jia Yueting, the charismatic backer of Faraday Future, has admitted cash flow problems
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Huawei bucks trend as smartphone sales grow 29%

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 08:50
Chinese group looks to boost sales abroad but faces uphill battle in US
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Consumer Electronics Show 2017 — hits and misses

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 06:03
From folding drones to smart showers, the internet of things is weird and wonderful
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Samsung set for best quarterly profit in three years

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 03:01
Smartphone maker projects 50% operating profit jump as chip sales offset Note 7 fiasco
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Xiaomi makes India gains on broader growth drive

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 00:10
Chinese smartphone maker replicates strategy abroad as pressures intensify at home
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Building a $100,000 fully connected luxury car

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 19:52
Faraday’s concept vehicle offers the latest in technology ecosystems
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Apple chief criticised for ‘disrespect’ to Ireland

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 19:28
Tim Cook under fire after declining to talk to MPs probing company’s tax deal
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SoundCloud in danger of running out of cash

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 18:52
Music streaming service issues ‘going concern’ warning with UK-filed accounts
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Apple: spreading appiness

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 18:51
The App Store’s success is under-appreciated but not guaranteed
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Fitbit to increase social tracking in fitness app

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 15:36
Market leader explores software and services to improve appeal of its wearables
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Apple App Store sales leap 40% in 2016

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 14:30
Games such as ‘Pokémon Go’ help boost services revenues at tech group
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Chinese ride-hailing app Didi drives into Brazil

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 11:50
Domestic regulations and global rivalry with Uber prompt emerging markets push
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Uber faces end of the road in Taiwan

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 09:45
Crackdown on ride-hailing app also casts doubt on Taiwan’s tech ambitions
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Ford enlists Amazon’s Alexa as driver assistant

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 06:23
Companies embracing voice-activated commands as new interface for everyday devices
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Samsung to keep up the hunt for AI acquisitions

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 03:46
Group wants to develop technology that can ‘read the minds’ of its customers
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Apple-SoftBank: noncore bets

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 01:46
Investment of $1bn by tech group may be the easy part in a difficult environment
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