Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Microsoft

Cyber attack could spark lawsuits but not against Microsoft

Businesses that failed to update Microsoft Windows-based computer systems that were hit by a massive cyber attack over the weekend could be sued over their lax cyber security, but Microsoft Corp...
Amazon

Alexa – where is Amazon opening a new R&D centre? Cambridge, England

Amazon plans to open a new centre in the university city of Cambridge for scientists developing technologies including the Alexa digital assistant used in its Echo speakers. Able to house more than...
Facebook

Facebook to use photo-matching to block repeat ‘revenge porn’

Facebook Inc is adding tools on Wednesday to make it easier for users to report so-called "revenge porn" and to automatically prevent the images from being shared again once they have...

Twitter explores subscription-based option for first time

Twitter Inc is considering whether to build a premium version of its popular Tweetdeck interface aimed at professionals, the company said on Thursday, raising the possibility that it could collect subscription...
Google

Google adds audio-only calls to Duo, file sharing to Allo

Google said on Wednesday it would offer an audio-only option on its Duo video calls service to help users communicate using poor-quality connections, and was adding a feature to permit file...
Nokia

Nokia goes back to the future with the new 3310 phone

Nokia's newly revitalised phone business went back to the future on Sunday, re-introducing a brightly coloured version of the classic 3310 talk and text phone, the world's most popular device in...
SoundCloud

SoundCloud launches budget plan to attract paying subscribers

Music-streaming service SoundCloud launched a budget subscription package on Tuesday, hoping to convert more listeners into paying subscribers and undercutting rivals Apple and Spotify. The $4.99 per-month offer will give subscribers access...
Samsung Galaxy Book

Samsung launches new tablets in flagship phone hiatus

Samsung Electronics launched two new tablets on Sunday, marking its first major announcement since being forced to withdraw the flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after some of the devices caught fire. The...
Facebook

Facebook in talks to live stream one MLB game per week

Facebook Inc is in talks with Major League Baseball to live stream one game per week during the upcoming season, which could be a key win as the social media platform works...
Facebook

TransferWise launches international money transfers via Facebook

Money transfer company TransferWise has launched a new service that allows users to send money internationally through Facebook Inc's chat application, as competition in the digital payments landscape intensifies. The London-based startup...
Kim Dotcom

New Zealand court rules Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom can be extradited to U.S. for...

A New Zealand court ruled on Monday that internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom could be extradited to the United States to face charges relating to his Megaupload website, which was shutdown in...
Facebook

Facebook launches app for watching its videos on TV

Facebook Inc is launching an app for smart TVs that will help the social network's users enjoy its videos on a bigger screen. The app will roll out soon from app stores...
YouTube Red

Why YouTube Red is failing to increase subscriptions

YouTube Red continues to struggle to lure in new subscribers for its paid content service. Figures show that by the end of summer 2016 the service only managed to attract 1.5 million...
Kodi

Fully loaded Kodi stream box sellers arrested

Five people have been arrested in the North of England for selling modified streaming boxes which allow users to watch subscription football matches, television channels and films for free. The Federation Against...
Bitcoin

Bitcoin hits one-month high after China FX reserves fall

The price of digital currency bitcoin hit its highest in a month on Tuesday, after a fall in Chinese foreign exchange reserves to their lowest in nearly six years highlighted Beijing's...
Microsoft

Microsoft’s market value tops $500 billion again after 17 years

Microsoft Corp's market capitalization topped $500 billion for the first time since 2000 on Friday, after the technology giant's stock rose following another quarter of results that beat Wall Street's expectations. Shares of...
Apple Products

Apple strategy in ‘smart home’ race threatened by Amazon

In less than a year, Amazon's combination of the Echo speaker system and the Alexa voice-controlled digital assistant has come close to delivering on the elusive promise of easy-to-use technology that...
Apple Products

After pound’s fall, Apple to hike British app store prices

Tech giant Apple is set to raise the prices of its apps in Britain by around 25 percent after the steep drop in sterling following Britain's vote to leave the European...
Samsung

Samsung Electronics probe finds battery was main cause of Note 7 fires: source

A Samsung Electronics Co Ltd investigation into what caused some Galaxy Note 7 smartphones to catch fire has concluded that the battery was the main reason, a person familiar with the matter...
Nintendo

Nintendo disappoints with $299 price for new Switch console

Nintendo Co Ltd on Friday priced its first console in about four years above market expectations, disappointing investors and clouding its prospects of winning back gamers who have shifted from consoles...
Instagram

Instagram adds advertising to Instagram Stories

Facebook Inc's Instagram is bringing more than 30 advertisers into one of its fastest-growing features, Instagram Stories, in a bid to boost advertising revenue, the company said on Wednesday. The social media...
Facebook

EU privacy proposal could dent Facebook, Gmail ad revenue

Online messaging services such as WhatsApp, iMessage and Gmail will face tougher rules on how they can track users under a proposal presented by the European Union executive on Tuesday which...

Snapchat becomes latest tech firm to pick London despite Brexit

Messaging app Snapchat said it would make London the home of its international operations, delivering another vote of confidence in Britain's tech standing as the country prepares to leave the European...
Amazon

Amazon’s Alexa moves in on Google’s Android system

Amazon.com Inc’s digital assistant appeared almost everywhere at the CES technology show this week in Las Vegas, even making an unexpected appearance on rival Google’s Android system. Companies ranging from appliance maker...
Amazon

Amazon doubles deliveries in 2016 for third-party sellers

Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) shipped 50 percent more items this holiday season than last for third-party vendors and doubled the amount for 2016 overall, the retail giant said on Wednesday. The news offers...
New York Times

New York Times surpasses 100 million views on Facebook Live

Presidential politics and celebrity interviews helped The New York Times Co surpass 100 million views for its Facebook Live videos, the company said on Wednesday. Facebook launched its live-streaming platform in August...

Disney will create shows for Snapchat

The Walt Disney Company’s U.S. television arm will create shows for Snap Inc’s Snapchat, Disney announced on Wednesday, in Snapchat's latest deal with a major U.S. media company. Financial terms were not...
Yahoo

Yahoo says one billion accounts exposed in newly discovered security breach

Yahoo Inc warned on Wednesday that it had uncovered yet another massive cyber attack, saying data from more than 1 billion user accounts was compromised in August 2013, making it the...
Facebook

Facebook to roll out new tools to tackle fake news

Facebook Inc said on Thursday it will roll out a number of new tools to prevent the spread of false news stories on the social media network. The company will make it...
Microsoft

Microsoft to raise enterprise prices in UK after pound plunges

Microsoft plans to increase prices for some enterprise services by up to 22 percent in Britain following the plunge in the pound, likely hitting thousands of companies and government departments who...

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YouTube Red

Why YouTube Red is failing to increase subscriptions

YouTube Red continues to struggle to lure in new subscribers for its paid content service. Figures show that by the end of summer 2016 the...

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Pink announces new single

P!NK is back with her new single, "What About Us". The pop anthem was written by P!NK, Johnny McDaid of Snow Patrol and Steve Mac...