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...."A deeper question that each individual organisation needs to answer is: does the benefit bring ROI [return on investment']? Will it have any long-lasting benefits for the company?" she says. Other employee perk schemes that have made the headlines in recent years include Apple and Facebook offering to pay for egg freezing for their female employees, while Netflix allows staff to take up to a year's parental leave. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Getting it right can help boost sales. Apple iPhones, KitchenAid mixers, Beats headphones, Kate Spade and The Cambridge Satchel Company have all used colour to make themselves stand out from competitors. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... Today’s top executives are devoted work-worshippers, nearly to the point of perversity. Apple CEO Tim Cook told Time that he begins his day at 3. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....In 2009, the chamber called for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to hold “the Scopes monkey trial of the 21st century” – a trial that put creationist theory up against evolutionary science – in order to discuss humanity’s role in climate change. That same year, Apple and the utility companies Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) and Excelon left the chamber, citing its anti-environmental advocacy. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. Uber broke Apple’s privacy rules in its iOS app in an effort to catch Chinese fraudsters, resulting in chief executive Travis Kalanick being hauled in to Cupertino for a personal dressing down from Tim Cook, it has been revealed. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Even if their email was notionally anonymised, this use of it was not something the users had bargained for. Beyond that, it keeps track of the phones that have been used to summon its services even after the original owner has sold them, attempting this with Apple’s phones even thought it is forbidden by the company. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....In its early years, streaming was derided by many musicians and observers as the final nail in the industry’s coffin. However, with 112 million paying subscribers to services such as Spotify, Apple Music and Tidal, which ensured growth in streaming revenue went up by more than 60% last year, it has now been hailed as the saviour of music. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The biggest gains on Tuesday came from the US, with the technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite breaking the 6,000 barrier for the first time, 17 years after it first reached 5,000 during the height of the dotcom boom. The index was boosted by technology giants such as Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Google and Facebook, which will be among the main beneficiaries of any Trump tax reforms. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....What do the leaks of unflattering email from the Democratic National Committee’s hacked servers during the 2016 US presidential election campaign and the deafening hour-long emergency warning siren in Dallas, Texas, have in common? It’s the same thing that links the North Korean nuclear threat and terrorist attacks in Europe and the US: all represent the down sides of tremendously beneficial technologies – risks that increasingly demand a robust policy response. The growing contentiousness of technology is exemplified in debates over so-called net neutrality and disputes between Apple and the FBI over unlocking suspected terrorists’ iPhones. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....”. The record-breaking run is likely to continue next week when the market will hear from Apple and Facebook. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 11:08:29 PM
...."A deeper question that each individual organisation needs to answer is: does the benefit bring ROI [return on investment']? Will it have any long-lasting benefits for the company?" she says. Other employee perk schemes that have made the headlines in recent years include Apple and Facebook offering to pay for egg freezing for their female employees, while Netflix allows staff to take up to a year's parental leave. ...
The Guardian view on Apple-Uber affair: reasons to tame Silicon Valley | Editorial image
.... Even if their email was notionally anonymised, this use of it was not something the users had bargained for. Beyond that, it keeps track of the phones that have been used to summon its services even after the original owner has sold them, attempting this with Apple’s phones even thought it is forbidden by the company. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 11:08:21 PM
....Getting it right can help boost sales. Apple iPhones, KitchenAid mixers, Beats headphones, Kate Spade and The Cambridge Satchel Company have all used colour to make themselves stand out from competitors. ...
Stock markets surge to new highs ahead of Trump's tax reform plan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 05:35:25 PM
....The biggest gains on Tuesday came from the US, with the technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite breaking the 6,000 barrier for the first time, 17 years after it first reached 5,000 during the height of the dotcom boom. The index was boosted by technology giants such as Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Google and Facebook, which will be among the main beneficiaries of any Trump tax reforms. ...
How streaming saved the music: global industry revenues hit £12bn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 04:55:19 PM
....In its early years, streaming was derided by many musicians and observers as the final nail in the industry’s coffin. However, with 112 million paying subscribers to services such as Spotify, Apple Music and Tidal, which ensured growth in streaming revenue went up by more than 60% last year, it has now been hailed as the saviour of music. ...
Reacting to technological threats isn't enough – we need to plan for them | Michael Boskin image
....What do the leaks of unflattering email from the Democratic National Committee’s hacked servers during the 2016 US presidential election campaign and the deafening hour-long emergency warning siren in Dallas, Texas, have in common? It’s the same thing that links the North Korean nuclear threat and terrorist attacks in Europe and the US: all represent the down sides of tremendously beneficial technologies – risks that increasingly demand a robust policy response. The growing contentiousness of technology is exemplified in debates over so-called net neutrality and disputes between Apple and the FBI over unlocking suspected terrorists’ iPhones. ...
Disney, the Gap and Pepsi urged to quit US Chamber of Commerce image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 11:00:17 AM
....In 2009, the chamber called for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to hold “the Scopes monkey trial of the 21st century” – a trial that put creationist theory up against evolutionary science – in order to discuss humanity’s role in climate change. That same year, Apple and the utility companies Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) and Excelon left the chamber, citing its anti-environmental advocacy. ...
Uber broke Apple’s iOS privacy rules and Tim Cook wasn't happy about it image
. Uber broke Apple’s privacy rules in its iOS app in an effort to catch Chinese fraudsters, resulting in chief executive Travis Kalanick being hauled in to Cupertino for a personal dressing down from Tim Cook, it has been revealed. ...
The new status symbol: it’s not what you spend – it’s how hard you work image
.... Today’s top executives are devoted work-worshippers, nearly to the point of perversity. Apple CEO Tim Cook told Time that he begins his day at 3. ...
Braced for Brexit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 08:44:19 PM
....The pound has fallen in value in the wake of last June's referendum outcome. The leading music streaming services, from Sweden's Spotify to US-based Apple Music, are all multinational firms whose pricing policies are decided elsewhere. ...
Nasdaq hits new high on tax cut hopes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 11:46:41 PM
.... . Companies posting gains of more thab 1% on Nasdaq included Apple, Facebook, Netflix and Starbucks. ...
Zuckerberg addresses 'Facebook killing' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 06:19:46 PM
....The changes include:. Messenger has also added the ability to include Spotify extensions, allowing music to be shared and played within chats, and said Apple Music would also be supported shortly. ...
Guardians of the home image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 17th of April 2017 11:15:19 PM
.... . The connected home security market is expanding fast, with companies such as Withings, Nest, D-Link, Netgear, Philips, Panasonic - not to mention the tech behemoths Apple, Amazon and Samsung - all offering an expanding array of internet-connected smart gadgets, from thermostats to motion-sensitive cameras with infrared and audio capability. ...
Internet pioneer Robert Taylor dies image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 17th of April 2017 03:11:19 PM
.... It was networked, controlled by a ball-driven mouse and used a graphical user interface (Gui). Steve Jobs and others from Apple were given an early look, and it went on to inspire them to create the Apple Lisa and later the Apple Mac. ...
Music industry goes to war with YouTube image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of April 2017 03:00:05 PM
....”. However the IFPI, the global recording industry body, claims that with 800 million music users, YouTube is paying little more than $1 per user for the entire year: “This pales in comparison with the revenue generated by other services, from Apple to Deezer to Spotify. ...
Record company revenues hit new high image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 11:18:29 PM
....However, more revenues could be generated by platforms such as Youtube, the BPI said. Revenue from physical formats dipped below £300m last year, but remained just above the £274m generated by streaming services such as Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer. ...
How Uber conquers a city in seven steps image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 03:19:57 PM
.... A large chunk was spent in the first half of 2016, as officials and lobby groups argued over the levels of insurance rideshare firms would be obliged to provide drivers. In California, Uber spent almost $1m on lobbyists – more than double that spent by Facebook and Apple – over two years from 2013-2015, with efforts focused on whether drivers should need commercial licenses and be classified as employees. ...
Apple takes Swatch to court over 'Tick Different' ads image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 12:59:56 PM
. Apple has filed a complaint against Swatch in a Swiss court over the use of the phrase Tick Different in a marketing campaign. ...
Donald Trump’s tax holiday 'would help top US companies save $300bn' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 04:00:25 AM
....Trump’s proposed tax holiday would be a big boost for US technology companies which make a lot of money overseas and often park the profits in low-tax jurisdictions, such as Ireland. Apple holds more than $200bn offshore, and was last year accused of tax avoidance by the European commission and ordered to pay €13bn (£11bn) in back taxes. ...
Trump is reckless – but he knows he can't afford to antagonise China | Barry Eichengreen image
.... Retailers such as Target and Walmart rely on Chinese imports to stock their shelves. Electronics companies such as Apple rely on workers in China to assemble their products. ...
The new age of Ayn Rand: how she won over Trump and Silicon Valley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 05:49:09 PM
.... Peter Thiel, Facebook’s first major investor and a rare example of a man who straddles both Silicon Valley and Trumpworld, is a Randian. Meanwhile, Steve Jobs is said by his Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak, to have regarded Atlas Shrugged as one of his “guides in life”. ...
Toshiba may sell chip business to Foxconn for $27bn image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 03:59:36 PM
....Toshiba is the world's second-largest chip manufacturer, with its products used in data centres and consumer goods worldwide, including iPhones and iPads. It would not be the first bid for a Japanese firm from Foxconn, which assembles most of Apple's iPhones. ...
Small towns seethe at bank closures, but others are plotting a new future image
.... Near St Paul’s cathedral in London, the bank is trialling its smallest branch, about the size of a studio flat, with just two staff working in what was once a sweet shop. Inside, the branch is like a pint-sized Apple store: rather than rows of windows, it has iPad-wielding staff offering help and advice around a white table. ...
Huawei defeats Samsung in patent battle in China image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 11:22:55 AM
.... It does not make products itself and has been referred to in the past as being a "major patent troll" because of its efforts to extract payments from those who do. The Nevada-based company is also suing Samsung, Google and Apple. ...
From Coke’s flower power to Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi ad – how ads co-opt protest image
.... Meanwhile, outside the world of advertising, huge brands are doing their best to signal their progressive sensibilities. Take, for example, Apple providing rainbow-branded T-shirts for the 8,000 members of its staff who marched at San Francisco’s Pride march. ...
Bed and breakfast? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 11:20:27 PM
....The latest annual ranking of the world's most valuable brands by consultancy Interbrand is dominated by tech firms. Apple and Google came top for the fourth year in a row. ...
Mining shares help FTSE 100 to a 0.5% gain image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 08:03:47 AM
.... . Shares in the computer chip maker had plunged 62% on Monday after the tech giant Apple said it would end a deal to use its products. ...
Ignore the nanny-state claims – credit card firms need to help those in long-term debt | Nils Pratley image
....One suspects that Imagination Technologies will become a case study for management consultants about the importance of diversification after its announcement on Monday morning. The news that Apple, which accounts for roughly half of Imagination’s revenues, plans to stop using Imagination’s technology within 15 months to two years wiped more than 60% off its share price. ...
WS Atkins receives potential £2bn takeover offer image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 09:00:52 AM
.... . The biggest fall of the day came from Imagination Technologies, whose shares plunged 62% to 103p after tech giant Apple said it would end a deal to use its products. ...
Apple exit sends UK chip firm's shares into freefall image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 08:10:18 AM
. Shares in the UK chip designer Imagination Technologies have slumped 70% after it said Apple, its largest customer, would stop using its graphics technology in the iPhone and other new products by 2019. ...
Imagination Technologies' shares plunge after Apple ends contract image
. Shares in UK chip designer Imagination Technologies have plunged more than 60% after Apple said it would end a deal to use its products. ...
Lloyds Bank to shrink hundreds of branches in size image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of April 2017 11:00:44 PM
....As part of the changes Lloyds will also open up to 20 much larger banking centres, which will have a full range of facilities, including sections for entrepreneurs. "Think Apple store, as opposed to bank branches," said Mr Pfaudler. ...
Apple: dead in the water, or on top of its game? | John Naughton image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of April 2017 06:00:46 AM
....My eye was caught by a headline in the Register, an invaluable online source of tech news and opinion. “Clearance sale shows Apple’s iPad is over. ...
Apple wins Australia ruling to retain Apple Pay dominance image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 31st of March 2017 07:46:25 AM
. Apple has won a major regulatory battle in Australia that will likely see it retain control of its contactless payment technology. ...
Driving licences could be on phones by 2018 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 05:50:10 PM
....The DVLA chief executive, Oliver Morley, revealed on Twitter in May 2016 that a prototype for a digital licence was in development. He tweeted a photo of an iPhone screen displaying the image of a licence in the Apple Pay app, with which people can use their phones to make payments and store documents such as boarding passes. ...
Samsung: Is Galaxy S8 the firm's most important phone yet? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of March 2017 05:01:52 AM
....but it may be too early to say that Samsung's troubles are behind it now," says Kiranjeet Kaur of tech analysts IDC. While the Galaxy S models are the company's flagship line and widely seen as the only serious competitor to Apple's iPhone, the Note models are a range of large-screen phablets, aimed only at a niche market. ...
Is being fined 1% of its profits just a mild irritation for BT? It looks like it | Stefan Stern image
....There is one institution, of course, that has had a rather better record in terms of its regulatory activity: the EU. It ended Sky’s monopoly of Premier League football TV rights, scrapped mobile phone roaming charges across Europe, and has been persistent in its scrutiny of big US corporations such as Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon. ...
WhatsApp must not be 'place for terrorists to hide' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 04:33:52 AM
....The Facebook-owned company, which has a billion users worldwide, has said previously that protecting private communication is one of its "core beliefs". Tim Cook, the chief executive of Apple which also uses end-to-end encryption, has previously said it would be "wrong" for governments to force Apple to "build a back door" into products. ...
Why Apple's red iPhones are not 'Red' in China image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 06:45:31 AM
. Apple's latest iPhone might be red, but it's not Red in China. ...
Apple 'paid no tax' in New Zealand for at least a decade image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 09:09:46 AM
. Apple is facing scrutiny in New Zealand following reports it paid no tax for at least a decade, despite having logged billions in sales. ...
Spear-phishing scammer demanded sex show image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 02:34:32 AM
....This can usually be set up in the security settings for your account or during the sign-up process. Two-step authentication is offered by Gmail, Hotmail, Apple, Amazon, Yahoo, Facebook and Twitter among others. ...
Apple launches red iPhone 7 and video app image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 03:02:54 PM
. Apple has launched a red version of its iPhone 7 and 7 Plus as well as a new video app for iOS. ...
Rising food and fuel prices hoist UK inflation rate to 2.3% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 11:27:08 AM
....The currency effect on inflation, combined with a rise in global oil prices, has brought a rude awakening for UK consumers, who had enjoyed near-zero inflation throughout 2015 and the first half of 2016. A number of companies, including food firms and the tech giant Apple, have announced price rises on the back of the weaker pound, which tumbled to three-decade lows after the Brexit vote. ...
When it comes to deactivating ‘find my iPhone’, I’m lost image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 07:00:07 AM
....I sent it to Tesco Mobile repairs, which said I would have to deactivate the “Find my iPhone” lock before it could look at it. Apple support asked for proof of purchase to action this. ...
Rising prices set to push inflation over 2% Bank of England target image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 03:59:43 PM
.... The pressure on import costs has sparked some high-profile price tussles between suppliers and retailers, such as the row over Marmite last year. Earlier this year, Apple said it was raising prices in its UK app store by almost 25% to reflect sterling’s sharp depreciation. ...
Has the tech bubble peaked? Signs that the startup boom may be fizzling image
....The critical difference now is that it’s not a universal tech slowdown. There are now large established technology companies such as Google, Oracle, Facebook, Apple and Salesforce trading on public markets that can bring stability to the region. ...
UK inflation basket: gin and cycling helmets dropped in image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 11:31:07 AM
....*This was replaced in the basket by a combination of canned apple cider, and bottled flavoured cider. **Apple cider was replaced with a broader cider item, enabling prices of apple, pear and flavoured ciders to be collected. ...
Five ways the singles chart can be fixed image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 09:55:40 AM
....The main reason for his success is streaming. Tracks from his album were played 110 million times last week on Spotify, Apple Music and their competitors, sending all 16 tracks from Divide into the chart. ...
Sean Spicer confronted in Apple store image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 12:22:29 PM
. An American woman of Indian descent has accused White House press secretary Sean Spicer of racism after an exchange in an Apple store in Washington. ...
After Brexit, Israel senses a chance to boost trade with UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 04:00:38 PM
....”. Technology is booming in Israel: Google, Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft all have research centres there, and there are 300,000 hi-tech workers in a country of only 8. ...
ARM chip designer stake 'to be sold by Softbank' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 11:25:24 AM
....SoftBank made several commitments as part of the deal, including pledging to keep ARM's headquarters in Cambridge and agreeing to at least double the number of its staff over the next five years. The Cambridge-based firm designs microchips used in most smartphones, including Apple's and Samsung's, and is considered the most precious jewel in the crown of British technology. ...
Apple, Samsung and Microsoft react to Wikileaks' CIA dump image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 09:32:08 AM
....They included allegations the CIA had developed ways to listen in on smartphone and smart TV microphones. Apple's statement was the most detailed, saying it had already addressed some of the vulnerabilities. ...
John Lewis broke advertising rules by pulling Apple Watch deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 07:01:00 AM
. John Lewis has been reprimanded by the advertising watchdog for running a Black Friday promotion offering the Apple Watch on sale, only to pull it from its website until the next day when it was marked up to full price. ...
Jawbone denies 'abandoning' customers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 08:51:53 AM
...."I think Jawbone is not sure how to move forward," said Carolina Milanesi, analyst at Creative Strategies. "The mainstream consumer market right now is a cut-throat business and the high-end is controlled by Apple so looking at the medical sector might seem an option - but I am just not sure they have skills that would set them apart. ...
From sweaters to suits: the evolution of Silicon Valley CEO style image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 02:00:02 PM
.... The “financier on the weekend” look has been there since Microsoft went public in 1986. For Apple’s IPO in 1980, Steve Jobs had a Tom Selleck vibe – tache and a checked shirt. ...
Has wearable tech had its day? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 01:47:11 AM
....And yet the wearables market has had a rollercoaster ride in recent months. This time last year analysts were making multi-billion dollar forecasts for the developers of health trackers and smartwatches, and Apple was boldly selling a $10,000 gold edition of the Apple Watch. ...
Creative sector fills UK coffers as money pours into film and TV production image
....”. Last year, 45bn audio streams were served in the UK by players such as Spotify, Apple, Deezer and Tidal, an increase of 68% year-on-year, according to music industry body the BPI. ...
Spotify hits 50 million subscribers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 01:42:36 PM
....Spotify has become the first music streaming service to pass 50 million paying customers. It reached the milestone after adding 10 million subscribers in less than six months, staying ahead of its closest rival, Apple Music. ...
MWC 2017: Netflix chief is worried and excited by future image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 12:05:29 AM
. Netflix's chief executive Reed Hastings has said his movie and TV streaming service is facing growing competition from Amazon, Apple and Google. ...
The new bank you've NEVER heard of offering BRILLIANT deals for savers image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 08:47:00 AM
....“Savers would be wise to act sooner rather than later,” she added. Atom will only suit tech-savvy savers who can download its mobile banking app, from Apple and Android Play stores. ...
MWC 2017: Sony launches slow-mo Xperia XZ Premium phone image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 07:45:47 AM
. Sony's latest smartphone is capable of filming smooth slow-motion footage at four times the rate possible on Apple and Samsung's top-end models. ...
Nokia 3310 mobile phone resurrected at MWC 2017 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 04:30:03 PM
....The device has a 16 megapixel rear camera, a 5. 5in (14cm) 1080p "full definition" screen and includes the Google Assistant helper - the search engine's rival to Apple's Siri. ...
MWC 2017: LG G6 phone is made for split-screen apps image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 12:03:56 PM
....The new device was unveiled in Barcelona ahead of the opening of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show. LG's new phone was also distinguished by being the first Android device announced to include Google Assistant - the search giant's voice-controlled rival to Apple's Siri - beyond Google's own Pixel phone. ...
Warren Buffett upbeat on US business growth image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 11:22:32 AM
....But he took an upbeat view of the US economy, repeating his claim that "babies born in America today are the luckiest crop in history". Mr Buffett's comments came as his firm Berkshire Hathaway, which owns dozens of US stocks including Apple, Coca-Cola and the four biggest US airlines, reported a 15% rise in fourth-quarter profits to $6. ...
Smart vision image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 12:57:32 AM
....". Marx hopes a final version of his app, available on Android and Apple operating platforms, will be ready to release to the public later this year. ...
If EU workers go, will robots step in to pick and pack Britain’s dinners? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of February 2017 04:00:05 PM
.... The company has ploughed more than £4m into packing technology since 2013, and this has enabled it to expand without taking on additional workers. Apples are now bagged by robots and loaded on to pallets ready to be transported to retailers. ...
The Bank of England fears it may not spot the next crisis. Here’s where to look image
....Beyond British shores, the US stock market is at record highs and much of the rise follows a mania for tech stocks. The technology sector is the best-performing sector in the S&P 500 this year, rising nearly 9%, with firms such as Apple, Facebook and Amazon emerging as the biggest winners. ...
Warren Buffett, 'Oracle of Omaha', criticises Wall Street and praises immigrants image
....The billionaire Warren Buffett, whose stock picks have turned Berkshire Hathaway into one of the most successful conglomerates in the world, criticised Wall Street on Saturday, saying investors should “stick with low-cost index funds”. The much-scrutinised annual letter to shareholders from the man many investors call “the Oracle of Omaha” also revealed that Berkshire Hathaway’s gain on its investment in Apple stands at more than $1. ...
Apple checking 'exploding' iPhone video image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 06:43:45 PM
. Apple is investigating claims that a US woman's iPhone 7 Plus "exploded" and caught fire. ...
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Uber hires Eric Holder to investigate sexual harassment allegations image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 03:06:50 AM
....The company has long refused to release demographic data on its workforce, even though most major tech companies have in recent years begun disclosing data and publicly acknowledging their lack of diversity. Apple, Facebook, Google and Twitter have all published staffing reports. ...
Uber launches 'urgent investigation' into sexual harassment claims image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of February 2017 01:36:50 AM
....While Silicon Valley technology companies have long struggled with a lack of racial and gender diversity, Uber is one of the few holdouts that has refused to reveal data on its workforce. Facebook, Apple and Google have all disclosed diversity statistics. ...
Is Finland’s basic universal income a solution to automation, fewer jobs and lower wages? image
.... “I think CEOs in the Silicon Valley tech industry recognise a basic income could be good for them because it would allow a platform like Uber to keep payments to drivers low,” he says. And why is Silicon Valley fronting up the case for a basic income while some of its biggest success stories – Apple and Facebook – go to all lengths necessary to massively reduce their tax bills? It’s hard not to feel that in doing so the tech sector is passing the buck on to the state while ignoring its own responsibilities to the societies from which it profits. ...
Even with price rises, there’s no place like home for bargain-hungry Brits image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of February 2017 07:00:33 AM
. Apple shoved its prices up in the UK by as much as a quarter, sound system maker Sonos followed, and now Microsoft is raising the price of some its laptops by up to £400, all blaming the Brexit-inspired fall in sterling. ...
Microsoft raises prices of some PCs by up to £400 due to Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of February 2017 09:26:41 AM
....Microsoft has increased the price of its Surface and Surface Book computers in the UK by more than 15%, or £400 for some models, due to sterling’s drop in the value post-EU referendum. The price increase comes in the wake of similar moves by Sonos and twice by Apple, which saw the cost of computers, speakers and apps rise by as much as 25%, adjusting for the falling value of sterling against the dollar, the currency in which Microsoft and other US technology firms do their accounting. ...

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