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.... But Uber continues to face challenges on multiple fronts. The embattled company is currently squaring off against Google parent company Alphabet’s self driving car arm Waymo in an intellectual property lawsuit that could pose an “existential” threat to Uber’s future. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The Edge browser in Windows 10 is a new sandboxed app, so it’s much better for banking than Internet Explorer. Otherwise, Chrome is the most secure alternative, because it runs in Google’s own strong sandbox. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. Advertisers will pull hundreds of millions of pounds in spending from Google and Facebook this year over concerns about ads running next to inappropriate content such as extremist sites and fake news. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Perhaps this is why, despite Silicon Valley’s veneer of liberal cosmopolitanism, it has a certain affinity for the president. On Monday, Trump met with top executives from Apple, Amazon, Google and other major tech firms to explore how to “unleash the creativity of the private sector to provide citizen services”, in the words of Jared Kushner. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Uber has form in this regard: it faced multiple accusations around the world of breaching taxi regulations, and also over its tests of self-driving cars, which it did without the correct certification. It’s hardly alone: Google’s gigantic book-scanning project ignored the text at the front of every book saying you need the copyright holder’s permission to scan and store its content, and was eventually let off by the courts on the basis that it might be useful. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... From New Coke to the Apple Newton, many have found that a wave of hype often propels an idea only so far until it is smothered by the heightened expectations it has created. The recent launch of SnapChat’s Snap Spectacles to much fanfare inevitably calls to mind its predecessor Google Glass, which suffered a well-documented demise. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....”. Dell is headquartered in the region; Google expanded its Austin presence in 2015, the same year Amazon moved into a big corporate space in the city. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Murdoch's Sky takeover bid: culture secretary's verdict due this week image
....Critics of the Murdochs argue that the family will still be the ultimate owner of assets including the Sun, Times and Wall Street Journal as well as Fox News and Sky News that will give them too much control over UK news media. Fox also argues that over the past seven years media plurality has exploded with the rise of digital rivals such as Google and Facebook and news distributors and new outlets such as Vice, Buzzfeed and Huffington Post while traditional newspaper sales decline. ...
Uber and the ‘brogrammers’ feel the consequences of changing the world image
.... Uber has form in this regard: it faced multiple accusations around the world of breaching taxi regulations, and also over its tests of self-driving cars, which it did without the correct certification. It’s hardly alone: Google’s gigantic book-scanning project ignored the text at the front of every book saying you need the copyright holder’s permission to scan and store its content, and was eventually let off by the courts on the basis that it might be useful. ...
Is it safer to use an app or a browser for banking? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 09:55:03 AM
....The Edge browser in Windows 10 is a new sandboxed app, so it’s much better for banking than Internet Explorer. Otherwise, Chrome is the most secure alternative, because it runs in Google’s own strong sandbox. ...
Google and Facebook 'will lose millions in ads over extremism fears' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 06:14:48 AM
. Advertisers will pull hundreds of millions of pounds in spending from Google and Facebook this year over concerns about ads running next to inappropriate content such as extremist sites and fake news. ...
How privatization could spell the end of democracy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of June 2017 08:00:25 AM
.... Perhaps this is why, despite Silicon Valley’s veneer of liberal cosmopolitanism, it has a certain affinity for the president. On Monday, Trump met with top executives from Apple, Amazon, Google and other major tech firms to explore how to “unleash the creativity of the private sector to provide citizen services”, in the words of Jared Kushner. ...
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigns following months of chaos image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of June 2017 06:19:56 AM
.... But Uber continues to face challenges on multiple fronts. The embattled company is currently squaring off against Google parent company Alphabet’s self driving car arm Waymo in an intellectual property lawsuit that could pose an “existential” threat to Uber’s future. ...
Don't believe the hype: the downside of being the next big thing image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of June 2017 09:00:00 AM
.... From New Coke to the Apple Newton, many have found that a wave of hype often propels an idea only so far until it is smothered by the heightened expectations it has created. The recent launch of SnapChat’s Snap Spectacles to much fanfare inevitably calls to mind its predecessor Google Glass, which suffered a well-documented demise. ...
Whole Foods for thought: Austin foodies ponder future under Amazon image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of June 2017 06:00:28 AM
....”. Dell is headquartered in the region; Google expanded its Austin presence in 2015, the same year Amazon moved into a big corporate space in the city. ...
ITV narrows search for successor to chief executive Adam Crozier image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 01:45:50 PM
....”. The chief executive of WPP, one of the biggest spenders of advertisers’ money on ITV, said the broadcaster had a tough task choosing its next leader, with the TV advertising market under attack from Facebook and Google and viewers being lured away by the rise of streaming rivals businesses such as Netflix and Amazon. ...
Revealed: the Romanian site where Louis Vuitton makes its Italian shoes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of June 2017 08:00:33 AM
....The factories are a well-kept secret, their identity closely guarded. The management says it has taken pains to ensure they do not turn up in a Google search. ...
Google 'faces €1bn-plus fine' from EU over market dominance image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of June 2017 10:14:33 AM
. Google is reportedly facing a record-breaking fine from Brussels of more than €1bn (£875m) over alleged abuse of its market dominance. ...
Grenfell Tower's managers were reviewing safety after fire at another block image
....Witt UK, based in Halifax, West Yorkshire, previously had a page on its website that boasted of work by one of its subsidiaries, PSB UK, on Grenfell Tower. A version of the page was still available in Google’s historic “cached” data, in which the company explained that ventilation systems would protect residents from smoke in the event of a fire. ...
Street wars 2035: can cyclists and driverless cars ever co-exist? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of June 2017 06:00:19 AM
....But cities have some urgent questions to answer and failure to address the issues raised could see us sleepwalking back into the problems of the 1960s and 70s, where cities became thoroughfares for traffic first … and places for people second. Driverless cars navigate and detect other road users using a combination of cameras, detailed maps, radar and, in the case of Google cars, Lidar (light detection and ranging), a laser-sensing system adapted from oceanographic surveying. ...
Google and Facebook face penalties if they don't stop online hate image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 08:22:44 PM
. Technology companies such as Google and Facebook must do more to curb the “poisonous propaganda” that fuels terror attacks such as the atrocities in London and Manchester, the prime minister has said, launching a UK-French pact to explore new ways to curb the spread of online hate. ...
Embattled Uber CEO Travis Kalanick takes indefinite leave of absence image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 06:36:50 PM
....Last week, at least 20 people were fired over incidents of harassment, retaliation, discrimination and bullying, dozens more were disciplined and 57 complaints remain under investigation by Holder’s law firm, Perkins Coie. And in February, Uber’s self-driving car program, which Kalanick has described as “existential” to the company, was threatened by an explosive intellectual property lawsuit by the Google spinoff Waymo. ...
Apple chief: driverless car venture is ‘the mother of all AI projects’ image
....”. Silicon Valley’s other behemoth, Google parent company Alphabet, has also shifted the focus of its driverless vehicle plans towards technology for installation in cars built by established automotive firms. ...
Waymo ditches futuristic self-driving bubble car for … a minivan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 10:39:29 AM
. When Google unveiled its brand new self-driving car prototype in May 2014 it looked like a shot at a new type of public transport system filled with pod-like autonomous cars. ...
Why doesn’t Google play fair with my cancellation? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 06:00:48 AM
. I subscribed to the Google Play music service for a three-month free trial, and used the app to cancel the subscription before the free trial period ended. ...
Shaken it off! Taylor Swift ends Spotify spat image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 04:21:39 PM
....” “It is my opinion that music should not be free,” she said at the time. On Friday, the 27-year old announced a volte-face with a statement on her Twitter account, Taylor Nation, that she was to put her entire library, including most recent album 1989, back on Spotify and rival services including Google Play and Amazon Music. ...
Leaked Uber sex memo throws new spotlight on frat-house culture image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 11:21:33 AM
.... It recently fired 20 employees following a sexual harassment investigation and fired a top executive that obtained the medical records of a woman who was raped by an Uber driver, after journalists learned of the incident. Meanwhile the company has been embroiled in a legal fight with Google’s former self-driving car company Waymo, failed to help when a female Uber driver was assaulted by passengers and underpaid New York City drivers by millions of dollars. ...
Alphabet sells off 'BigDog' robot maker Boston Dynamics to Softbank image
. Google’s parent company Alphabet has sold robotics firm Boston Dynamics to Japan’s Softbank for an undisclosed sum, over a year after putting it up for sale. ...
Softbank buys robot-maker Boston Dynamics from Alphabet image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 04:08:23 AM
. Shares of Japan's Softbank have surged to their highest in nearly two decades after the firm bought robot-maker Boston Dynamics from Google's Alphabet. ...
How low does Uber have to go before we stop using it? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 01:27:04 PM
.... Uber claimed that the incident was “human error”, but that too unravelled in February when it was revealed that the car had been under the control of its AI driver at the time – the only “human” error was that the person overseeing the AI didn’t notice it was about to break the law and intervene. Then Uber entered a long and costly legal battle with Google’s self-driving sibling, Waymo, over allegations that a former Waymo employee had stolen trade secrets when he had joined Uber. ...
Uber fires more than 20 employees after sexual harassment investigation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 03:52:01 AM
....Uber has been taking steps to change company culture following a series of scandals that appeared to demonstrate aggressive business practices and a toxic work environment. In addition to allegations of sexual harassment, these include a video of Kalanick berating an Uber driver, a legal battle with Google over the alleged theft of driverless car technology, the revelation that Uber used secret “Greyball” software to deceive city regulators, and allegations that the company had another program called “Hell” designed to spy on its arch-rival, Lyft. ...
Advertisers should follow Vodafone's lead after Facebook and Google failures | Nils Pratley image
. About time too: a major advertiser has become so frustrated with Facebook and Google’s limp attempts to police the content they publish that it has taken matters into its own hands. ...
Uber fires 20 staff after harassment investigation image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 07:14:58 PM
....It led to two investigations and the uncovering of 215 complaints about harassment and other allegations. Uber has struggled with a series of controversies in recent months, including a backlash over aggressive corporate tactics and a lawsuit from Google-owner Alphabet over allegedly stolen technology for self-driving cars. ...
Vodafone to stop its ads appearing on fake news and hate speech sites image
....Vodafone is to introduce a tough new global policy to prevent its advertising from appearing on fake news and hate speech sites. The telecoms company, which spends close to £400m of its £750m annual global ad budget on digital ads, is thought to be the first to move beyond relying on Google and Facebook’s automated technology. ...
Rise of the machines: who is the ‘internet of things’ good for? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 04:30:13 AM
.... I cannot improve on Amazon’s own description of this curious object and how it works, so I’ll repeat it here: “Amazon Dash Button is a Wi-Fi-connected device that reorders your favourite item with the press of a button. To use Dash Button, simply download the Amazon app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. ...
Apple HomePod challenges Amazon image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of June 2017 07:55:55 PM
....Apple has announced a voice-activated loudspeaker powered by its virtual assistant Siri. Like devices by Amazon and Google, Apple's HomePod speaker can respond to questions and control smart home gadgets such as lights. ...
London attack: Tech firms fight back in extremism row image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 4th of June 2017 03:05:46 PM
....Prime Minister Theresa May called for areas of the internet to be closed because tech giants had provided a "safe space" for terrorist ideology. But Google said it had already spent hundreds of millions of pounds on tackling the problem. ...
Mail makes gains (but not profits) in the battle to break America image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 4th of June 2017 06:00:16 AM
.... Silicon Valley doesn’t make the news weather. Indeed – see Facebook and Google – you can see only storms ahead. ...
Jeff Bezos: the 'obsessive' Amazon founder and world's next richest man image
.... Amazon was founded in 1994, when people still referred to the web as the information superhighway. But it is now the fourth most valuable company in the world behind Microsoft, Google’s parent company, Alphabet, and Apple. ...
Google to let publishers charge users for ad-blockers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 01:43:49 PM
. Google will let publishers ask people who use ad-blockers to either enable advertising or make a payment to view content without ads. ...
Paris climate deal: US firms criticise Trump move image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 10:26:59 PM
....Walt Disney chief executive Robert Iger said he too would quit an advisory role, while Goldman Sachs boss Lloyd Blankfein used his first ever tweet to condemn the move. Other big firms, including Morgan Stanley, PepsiCo and Walmart, and major tech firms such as Apple and Google, issued statements on Thursday with several reaffirming their own commitments to protect the environment. ...
Sober look of Google's 'landscraper' shows tech firm is trying to grow up image
. Plans for Google’s new London headquarters have been shrouded in secrecy and awaited with bated breath since the internet giant ditched its original architects in 2015 for being “too boring”. ...
Another Uber executive quits but losses improve image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 11:41:41 AM
.... He is leaving for a job at Tusk Ventures, which advises start-up businesses on regulatory issues. Mr Levandowski, who was considered critical in the development of Uber's self-drive projects, was fired for declining to testify in the lawsuit that Google owner Alphabet has brought against Uber. ...
Climate clash image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 09:37:48 AM
....Facebook's Mr Zuckerberg said it would continue with plans to power every new data centre it builds through 100% renewable energy, while Amazon insisted it remained "committed to putting our scale and inventive culture to work in ways that are good for the environment". Meanwhile Google's chief executive Sundar Pichai said he was "disappointed" and that his firm would "keep working hard for a cleaner, more prosperous future for all". ...
Google submits plans for 'landscraper' London headquarters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 09:15:49 AM
. Google has officially submitted plans for its new 92,000-square metre “landscraper” London headquarters, with the intention of beginning construction on the building in 2018. ...
Premium Bonds winners for June: Are you a lucky winner? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 08:56:00 AM
....com. There is also a prize checker app available from Apple Store or Google Store. ...
Uber fires self-driving car engineer amid legal fight with Google image
. Uber has fired the engineer accused of stealing secrets from Google-owner Alphabet after he failed to assist with an investigation related to the lawsuit. ...
Amazon shares hit $1,000 for first time image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 03:11:46 PM
....According to consultancy Slice Intelligence, Amazon now accounts for about 43% of all online sales in the US. Amazon is now the fourth-largest US company by market capitalisation, behind Apple, Google owner Alphabet, and Microsoft. ...
WannaCry ransom notice analysis suggests Chinese link image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 29th of May 2017 02:12:57 PM
...."It was only really the Chinese and the English versions that appeared to be written by someone that understood the language," said cyber-security expert Prof Alan Woodward from the University of Surrey. "The rest appeared to come from Google Translate. ...
Spotify hopes going public will cement streaming as music's future image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 27th of May 2017 10:00:25 AM
....The company’s closest rival, Apple Music, counts 20 million paying users; Tidal, fronted by the rap superstar Jay Z, a little more than 1 million. Amazon and Google are also in the game, with Facebook a likely entrant. ...
Apple's Jonathan Ive says immigration vital for UK firms image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 09:43:14 AM
.... . Sir Jonathan said the UK had a "fabulous tradition of design education", but that it needed to do more to become a technology hub on a par with Silicon Valley in California, where the likes of Apple, Facebook and Google are based. ...
Google AI defeats human Go champion image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 08:11:28 AM
. Google's DeepMind AlphaGo artificial intelligence has defeated the world's number one Go player Ke Jie. ...
Nintendo's share price hits seven-year high as Switch sales soar image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 01:29:39 PM
....However, the stock tumbled again after investors realised that Pokémon Go had not been developed by Nintendo or its affiliate The Pokémon Company, but instead by the developer Niantic. Nintendo, which had a small investment in Niantic, the San Francisco-based company spun out of Google, released a formal notice pointing out it was not making direct sales from Pokémon Go and hence would not be making a fortune from last summer’s worldwide craze. ...
Google plans to track credit card spending image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 12:13:45 PM
. Google is planning to track billions of credit and debit card sales to compare online ad clicks with money spent offline. ...
'A wall of foam rose 6ft high, everyone ran' – your biggest work blunders image
....My new boyfriend (now husband) was also a colleague. His name began with “A” and one day I sent him a cheesy Google chat message saying “Hello hunnybun!”. ...
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Cuban revolution image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 11:35:07 PM
....Between 2013 and 2015, the share of the Cuban population using the internet jumped from about a quarter to more than 35%, according to estimates from the International Telecommunications Union. The growing market has helped draw the attention of internet giants, such as Airbnb, Netflix and Google, which installed servers on the island and started hosting data there last month. ...
Ford names Jim Hackett as new CEO in push to build self-driving cars image
....That’s not much in the context of more than 1bn cars worldwide, but represents rapid progress from a standing start just a few years ago. In the US, the race pits traditional auto firms such as Ford and General Motors against technology-focused newcomers, such as Uber and Google, through its Waymo spinoff company. ...
Score the best mortgage deals, plus the facts about the pensions triple lock image
....One in three tenants borrow money to pay rent, says Shelter. Samsung Pay launches in UK to take on Apple Pay and Google Android Pay. ...
Channel 4 executive who poached Bake Off favourite to land top job image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 06:00:18 AM
....Advocates say she has been responsible for overseeing a creative renaissance at Channel 4 – sparked by the cash freed up from dumping of the popular, but toxic, Big Brother – since she joined from the BBC in 2011. There have been plenty of hits: Googlebox, Educating Yorkshire, First Dates, The Island with Bear Grylls and Humans, Channel 4’s biggest original drama hit in more than 20 years – while the expensively acquired Bake Off, shorn of all its original presenters bar Paul Hollywood, is due to air in 75-minute ad-saturated episodes later this year. ...
Anything to declare? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 11:01:47 PM
....Instead a traveller recently transported a much-loved teddy bear from Chicago to Mumbai after its owner, a four-year-old girl called Heer, left it behind. To remove any security concerns, the buyer and carrier have to be first connected on social media, such as on Facebook, LinkedIn or Google+. ...
Ikea to create 1,300 new UK jobs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 03:17:59 PM
....5% to about 11,700, the company said. It joins firms such as Google, Facebook and Amazon in boosting its UK job numbers since last year's Brexit vote. ...
Samsung Pay launches in UK to take on Apple Pay and Google Android Pay image
....”. Unlike its rivals Apple and Google, Samsung does not have many value-added services that generate revenue after a user has bought a device. ...
Uber must return 'pilfered' Waymo files image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 07:27:22 PM
....Uber faces criminal inquiry in US. Lyft in self-driving deal with Google. ...
Lyft strikes self-driving deal with Google's Waymo image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 08:23:51 AM
. US ride hailing business Lyft has formed a partnership with the Google owner's self-driving car unit Waymo to help develop self-driving vehicles. ...
A new company every week: inside the UK's AI revolution image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 06:00:37 AM
....It is perhaps not coincidental that the centre, which brings together researchers to investigate the implications of AI, has been established in this country. Five of the world’s biggest technology companies have bought UK AI businesses in recent years, including DeepMind, which was acquired by Google for a reported $400m in 2015, SwiftKey (bought by Microsoft for an estimated $250m) and Magic Pony Technology (acquired by Twitter for $150m). ...
Ikea’s solution to peak stuff? Invest in plastics recycling plant image
....Apple, for example, has invested in forest in the US to increase the supply of sustainable pulp and paper goods that it needs for packaging. Google and Amazon, meanwhile, are two of a number of big companies that have bought renewable energy, in part to protect themselves against variable electricity prices. ...
Fake news or not, the future belongs to Facebook image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 06:00:08 AM
....Now, of course, there are elements of hyperbole here. Newspapers see Facebook and Google eating what’s left of their future as the digital giants devour 90% of advertising growth. ...
Improbable sums? Cambridge graduates' tech firm raises $500m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 08:24:58 AM
....A prescient move to take a $20m position in Jack Ma’s Alibaba paid off after it grew to be worth $65bn after the Chinese e-commerce’s site’s IPO in 2014. Son, born in Japan and of Korean heritage, shocked investors last year and abruptly lost his heir apparent, former Google high-flyer Nikesh Arora, after reneging on an agreement to hand over the reins on his 60th birthday this August. ...
Aw Snap: Snapchat parent company's value plummets after earnings report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 09:22:36 PM
.... The company recently said Instagram Stories alone had reached 200 million daily active users. Spiegel had a biting response to Facebook’s copycat tactics: “Just because Yahoo has a search box doesn’t make it Google. ...
Snap shares slide as growth slows image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 08:59:46 PM
....Asked if he feared Snap would be crushed by Facebook, Mr Spiegel replied: "You have to get comfortable with the fact that people are going to copy you if you make great stuff. Just because Yahoo has a search box, it doesn't mean they're Google. ...
Smirnoff owner Diageo to pay HMRC £107m in 'Google tax' crackdown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 06:54:14 PM
. Diageo, the drinks company behind Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff and Guinness, is to pay HMRC £107m under the “Google tax” crackdown aimed at multinationals. ...
'I thought I was invincible' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 11:09:35 PM
....Natalie-Jade from Manchester was 18 when she decided she wanted to lose weight. The British teenager did a quick Google search, and the pills she found promised instant results. ...
Microsoft makes emergency security fix image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 10:56:59 AM
....The unusual bug, in Microsoft anti-malware software such as Windows Defender, could be exploited without the recipient even opening the message. Researchers working for Google's Project Zero cyber-security outfit discovered the flaw at the weekend. ...
Facebook must delete hate postings, Austria court rules image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 08:16:09 AM
....Whether that's fake news or hate speech, the days when people can upload what they want - and face only retrospective action if complaints are made - are perhaps numbered. Internet giants including Facebook, Twitter and Google have all come under fire in many countries for failing to remove hate speech from their platforms promptly. ...
Streaming and Ed Sheeran the right tune for Warner Music image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 8th of May 2017 05:19:53 PM
....Mr Cooper did not reveal any specifics about the agreement, saying it was "the best possible deal for our artists and songwriters given the current environment". He made clear he wanted tougher rules for websites that make money from user-generated uploads, like YouTube, which is owned by Google. ...
Facebook publishes fake news ads in UK papers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 8th of May 2017 04:00:25 AM
....The creators of fake news make money because of the clicks on the ads they carry. Google and Facebook say they are committed to blocking them from using ad services but they are still popping up. ...
Superstar economics image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 7th of May 2017 11:30:01 PM
Share your horror stories to help end ticket rip-offs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 6th of May 2017 06:00:56 AM
....Music industry group FanFair Alliance, which has published a ticket-buying guide, said consumers resort to these sites partly due to confusion about the difference between them and primary sites, where tickets are officially released. Some resale platforms muddy the waters by paying Google to appear at the top of search results, the group said. ...
Bill O’Reilly accuser to meet Ofcom as Fox News scandal threatens Sky deal image
....In a letter sent to the culture secretary, Karen Bradley, during the 10-day period she had to review whether to refer the bid to Ofcom, Fox argued that in the six years since the aborted bid, the media landscape had changed beyond recognition. It said media plurality was flourishing with the rise of digital rivals, such as Google and Facebook and news distributors, and new outlets, such as Vice, BuzzFeed and the Huffington Post, while newspaper sales declined. ...
Uber faces criminal probe in US over 'greyball' code image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 5th of May 2017 08:51:04 AM
....The criminal inquiry comes at a difficult time for Uber which has faced criticism on many fronts. It is currently fighting a lawsuit from Google-backed self-driving car firm Waymo. ...
Drone home: Amazon to triple R&D staff at Cambridge base image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 04:06:16 PM
....Amazon’s investment in research and development comes as the tech giants vie for ascendancy in the developing market for digital assistants. Amazon’s Alexa is up against Google Home and Apple’s Siri, all of which allow users to check the weather, order shopping or control home heating and entertainment systems in the their homes using voice control. ...
The science of inequality: why people prefer unequal societies image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 08:00:04 AM
.... Studies have found “a universal desire for more equal pay”, “egalitarian motives in humans”, “egalitarianism in young children”, and that “equality trumps reciprocity”. A Google Scholar search for “inequality aversion” yields over 10,000 papers that bear on this topic. ...
TV's got talent: top jobs in UK broadcasting up for grabs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 06:29:22 AM
.... Scottish broadcaster STV has also just begun the search for a new chief executive; while the top jobs at Sky and the BBC may be up for grabs within the next year. All told, the British TV industry is entering an unprecedented period of senior management upheaval, at a time when traditional broadcasters face ever increasing competition for viewers and revenue from digital interlopers including Netflix, Amazon, Google and Facebook. ...
Google Docs users hit by phishing scam image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 10:11:39 PM
. Google says it has stopped a phishing email that reached about a million of its users. ...
New Zealand media merger: watchdog blocks tie-up of biggest print companies image
....A media merger between New Zealand’s two largest print media companies has been rejected because it would have concentrated ownership to an “unprecedented level” and reduced healthy competition in the newspaper sector. The tie-up between Fairfax Media and NZME was proposed in May last year with both newspapers saying they needed the merge to consolidate their resources amid dwindling readership and competition for advertising dollars from Google and Facebook. ...

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