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....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. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Tuesday 9th of May 2017 10:56:59 AM
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. Google is planning to track billions of credit and debit card sales to compare online ad clicks with money spent offline. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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. Google says it has stopped a phishing email that reached about a million of its users. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....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+. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Wednesday 17th of May 2017 11:01:47 PM
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....”. Unlike its rivals Apple and Google, Samsung does not have many value-added services that generate revenue after a user has bought a device. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 16th of May 2017 02:37:21 PM
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. Google's DeepMind AlphaGo artificial intelligence has defeated the world's number one Go player Ke Jie. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Friday 12th of May 2017 08:24:58 AM
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....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. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Monday 8th of May 2017 04:00:25 AM
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....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). ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 15th of May 2017 06:00:37 AM
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....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. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Wednesday 10th of May 2017 08:59:46 PM
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.... . The cross-party committee took evidence from Facebook, Twitter and Google, the parent company of YouTube, for its report. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Monday 1st of May 2017 01:06:58 AM
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. Google and Facebook attracted one-fifth of global advertising spending last year, nearly double the figure of five years ago, research shows. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 1st of May 2017 11:01:11 PM
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....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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 15th of May 2017 04:00:35 AM
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....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. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Wednesday 17th of May 2017 03:17:59 PM
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.... 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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 10th of May 2017 09:22:36 PM
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....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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 4th of May 2017 04:06:16 PM
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....The deal builds on the live-streaming deals Twitter has done with others that spreads content via the social network. The deal could also help Twitter compete more with giants such as Google and Facebook, which already make a lot of money from video ads. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Monday 1st of May 2017 02:35:23 PM
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....Uber faces criminal inquiry in US. Lyft in self-driving deal with Google. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Monday 15th of May 2017 07:27:22 PM
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.... . 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. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Thursday 25th of May 2017 09:43:14 AM
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....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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 22nd of May 2017 11:28:37 AM
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....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. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Monday 8th of May 2017 05:19:53 PM
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....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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 18th of May 2017 06:00:18 AM
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.... . Just Google it: The student project that changed the world. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Sunday 7th of May 2017 11:30:01 PM
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....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. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Tuesday 9th of May 2017 08:16:09 AM
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. Samsung is stepping up its plans for self-driving cars to rival former Google project Waymo, Uber and Apple, bringing the key players from the battle for smartphone dominance to the brave new world of autonomous vehicles. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 10:05:10 AM
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....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. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Monday 22nd of May 2017 11:35:07 PM
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. 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. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Monday 15th of May 2017 08:23:51 AM
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.... But this is the era of the Fangs, the “big four” of technology, and they are currently growing at breakneck speed. Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google have been roaring away since the turn of this year. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....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. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... 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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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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. ...
Samsung self-driving cars take fight to Apple, Uber and Google's Waymo image
. Samsung is stepping up its plans for self-driving cars to rival former Google project Waymo, Uber and Apple, bringing the key players from the battle for smartphone dominance to the brave new world of autonomous vehicles. ...
Premium Bonds winners for May: Are you a lucky winner?  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 09:41:00 AM
....com. There is also a prize checker app available from Apple Store or Google Store. ...
Don’t be duped by paid-for booking websites image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 06:00:20 AM
. Hopefully everyone is now pretty familiar with the websites, highly ranked on Google, that charge a premium for doing something you can do for free, such as renewing a passport. ...
Google and Facebook bring in one-fifth of global ad revenue image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 1st of May 2017 11:01:11 PM
. Google and Facebook attracted one-fifth of global advertising spending last year, nearly double the figure of five years ago, research shows. ...
Twitter signs deal with Bloomberg on rolling video news image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 1st of May 2017 02:35:23 PM
....The deal builds on the live-streaming deals Twitter has done with others that spreads content via the social network. The deal could also help Twitter compete more with giants such as Google and Facebook, which already make a lot of money from video ads. ...
Social media giants 'shamefully far' from tackling illegal content image
.... . The cross-party committee took evidence from Facebook, Twitter and Google, the parent company of YouTube, for its report. ...
Fangs: the lightning rise of Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of April 2017 08:00:25 AM
Google and Facebook duped in huge 'scam' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 10:47:03 AM
. Google and Facebook have confirmed that they fell victim to an alleged $100m (£77m) scam. ...
Nasdaq surge expected to continue after strong Alphabet and Amazon results image
. A slew of large tech companies including Google parent Alphabet and Amazon have reported better than expected bumper profits, promising to boost the Nasdaq index to fresh highs. ...
Google, Amazon and Microsoft report rising profits image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 08:53:18 PM
....Profits surged at four US tech giants in the first three months of the year. Profits at Google parent Alphabet increased 28% year-on-year to to $5. ...
Even Trump's Twitter binges aren't enough to make it worth $11bn | Nils Pratley image
.... But the current breakdown in the relationship between audience and revenues suggests Twitter’s clout with advertisers is fading fast. Maybe it is being outgunned by Facebook and Google, with their vastly greater audiences and budgets. ...
Barclays boss sounds Brexit talent warning image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 12:19:59 PM
....However, Mr Staley, who was speaking at a Brexit event in London, said the strength of the City came from the "intellectual capital" of its workers. For that reason, Google's decision to expand its presence in London was potentially "the most important economic announcement post-Brexit", the Barclays boss said. ...
Andrew Tyrie, scourge of bankers, deserves new City role | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 06:18:25 PM
.... Yes, but Yahoo did all those things about a decade and a half ago. Then it was overtaken by Google, Facebook and others. ...
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. ...
Outgoing Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer will likely get $186m payout image
.... In December, Yahoo announced a further billion accounts had been hacked – the largest data breach in history. When Mayer, one of Google’s earliest recruits, joined Yahoo in 2012, her hiring was deemed a major coup for the already struggling internet pioneer. ...
Are flying cars the future? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 07:01:28 AM
. Here's a first glimpse at the Kitty Hawk Flyer - the flying car backed by Google co-founder Larry Page. ...
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Machine learning image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 11:52:29 PM
....Using spoken commands to ask your phone to carry out a search, or make a call, relies on technology supported by machine learning. Virtual personal assistants - the likes of Siri, Alexa, Cortana and Google Assistant - are able to follow instructions because of voice recognition. ...
Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales creates news service Wikitribune image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 11:50:10 PM
.... This really irks Wales, and quite right too. The second recent development is the radical shift in online advertising, where the strength of Facebook and Google - who are gobbling up ever more digital advertising dollars - is creating a race to the bottom. ...
Reacting to technological threats isn't enough – we need to plan for them | Michael Boskin image
.... Cable TV, the internet, and social media have given people unprecedented power over the information they share and receive; but they have also contributed to the balkanisation of information and social interaction, with people choosing sources and networks that reinforce their own biases. Modern information technology, moreover, tends to be dominated by just a few firms: Google, for example, is literally synonymous with internet search. ...
Driverless cars trial set for UK motorways in 2019 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 09:23:45 AM
...."Britain is trying to keep up, but the big development in the field is going on elsewhere," said Prof David Bailey from Aston Business School. "That includes Google in the US, Volvo in China and Daimler in Germany. ...
Geeks v government  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 11:03:23 PM
....Grace Hopper's compiler: Computing's hidden hero. Just Google it: The student project that changed the world. ...
Electric flying car that takes off vertically could be future of transport image
....Terrafugia, based outside the US city of Boston and founded 11 years ago by MIT graduates, aims to build a mass-market flying car, while the US-Israeli firm Joby Aviation has said it is working on a four-seater drone. Google, Tesla and Uber have also reportedly shown interest in the new technology. ...
Barbie out of fashion as Mattel slumps image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 10:30:59 PM
....". The former president of Google's Americas division plans to develop more tech-enabled toys to go on sale in the next couple of years, as well as expanding in Asia. ...
Sadly it was money – not morals – that forced Fox to boot Bill O'Reilly | Lucia Graves image
....Public opinion polling suggests as much. So does the dramatic spike in interest in O’Reilly in Google trends, and the activation of online communities. ...
Baidu to share self-drive car technology image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 05:25:16 AM
....Called Apollo, the project will make a range of software, hardware and data services available to others, especially carmakers. Other firms in the sector, such as Tesla and Google, have tended to keep key developments secret. ...
Google takes Android search blow in Russia image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 17th of April 2017 04:20:19 PM
. Google has promised to allow rivals' search engines and apps to be pre-installed on phones running its versions of Android in Russia. ...
Music industry goes to war with YouTube image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of April 2017 03:00:05 PM
....The BPI, the record labels’ association that promotes British music, says this is the latest example of YouTube exploiting the “value gap” between what it makes from online advertising shown around music videos and what finds its way to the artists’ pockets. As if to add insult to injury, news of the paltry level of payouts came a day after figures showed that Google, and subsidiary YouTube, took home the lion’s share of the £10bn spent on internet advertising in the UK last year. ...
Labour plans clampdown on 'sweetheart deals' to close £36bn tax gap image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 14th of April 2017 11:01:09 PM
....Successive governments, including Theresa May’s administration, have pledged to crack down on multinational companies gaming the international tax system to pay less tax. But accusations persist that some multinationals have been allowed to arrange so-called “sweetheart” deals with firms, including Google, Vodafone and Starbucks, to pay nominal sums to settle investigations into allegations of years of tax avoidance. ...
Here’s how to civilise Uber, and make the other ‘death stars’ work for us too | Deborah Orr image
.... Executive haemorrhage is by no means the company’s only problem. Among many other difficulties is the legal action Google’s parent company, Alphabet, is pursuing, following allegations that one of their former executives stole the research details of their self-driving technology arm, Waymo, and took them to Uber. ...
Hell of a ride: even a PR powerhouse couldn't get Uber on track image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 14th of April 2017 07:00:27 AM
. When Rachel Whetstone left Google two years ago to replace David Plouffe, a former Barack Obama official, as policy and communications vice-president at Uber, it seemed like a promising Silicon Valley role. ...
Rachel Whetstone: from Tory power broker to Silicon Valley PR guru image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 03:02:53 PM
....Whetstone left politics not long afterwards, when Howard’s 2005 general election campaign ended in resounding defeat. She moved back into the corporate world, joining Google in 2005 and rising to become senior vice-president of communications and public policy. ...
UK technology firms turn to Silicon Valley to ward off Brexit blues image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 06:00:19 AM
....Theresa May’s article 50 letter might have dominated the front pages in Britain but it was met with a shrug in San Francisco, where 30 tech leaders from the north of England recently embarked on a four-day mission to woo, impress and tempt cash from Silicon Valley’s top dealmakers. Anxiety over the future of Britain outside Europe has not, it seems, spread to the home of Facebook, Twitter and Google. ...
Record company revenues hit new high image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 11:18:29 PM
....". However, many argue that the Google-owned video site should pay out far more revenue to artists and songwriters. ...
Google Home devices stop responding to Burger King's TV ad prompt image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 06:27:37 PM
. Pepsi has dominated the headlines over the past week for having the country’s most irritating and offensive TV advertisement, but Burger King briefly took the mantle on Wednesday with an ad that includes a command to wake up voice-activated Google Home devices. ...
Uber's head of communications quits scandal-hit cab app image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 08:49:11 AM
. Uber’s head of public policy and communications, Rachel Whetstone, has quit the troubled cab-hire app less that two years after it poached her from Google. ...
UK internet ad spend passes £10bn as Google faces YouTube row image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 06:32:23 AM
....Internet advertising spend surged above £10bn in the UK last year as companies more than doubled the amount they spent on mobile video ads. The year-on-year increase of 17% on 2015 comes as many advertisers have pulled campaigns from Google and YouTube after it emerged that some ads have been running around inappropriate content such as extremist videos. ...
Why Silicon Valley wants to thwart the grim reaper | John Naughton image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 06:00:00 AM
.... What’s interesting is that they are also coming to the view that perhaps death is optional too, at least for the very rich. You think I jest? Well, meet Bill Maris, the founder and former CEO of Google Ventures, the investment arm of Alphabet, Google’s owners. ...
Rupert Murdoch's Sky takeover approved by European regulator image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 04:07:03 PM
....Fox claims that in the years since the abandoned bid, the media landscape has changed beyond recognition. The company said media plurality was flourishing with the rise of digital rivals such as Google and Facebook, and outlets such as Vice, BuzzFeed and Huffington Post, while newspaper sales have declined. ...
Google to display fact-checking labels to show if news is true or false image
. Google is to start displaying fact-checking labels in its search results to highlight news and information that has been vetted and show whether it is considered to be true or false, as part of its efforts to help combat the spread of misinformation and fake news. ...
Google adds search results 'fact check' flag image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 01:45:18 PM
. Google has added its fact check feature to search results globally, in a bid to help tackle the spread of "fake news". ...
Facebook to tackle fake news with educational campaign image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 04:12:18 PM
.... . "One of the biggest problems with fake news is that the algorithms that run social media sites like Facebook and search engines such as Google are being gamed by black ops companies. ...
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
....”. Just look at this year’s Super Bowl ads: from Budweiser to Airbnb to Google, a surprising number of ads pushed a Trump-baiting, pro-diversity message. ...
Social media firms faces huge hate speech fines in Germany image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 03:55:57 PM
....". Twitter, Snapchat and Google have yet to comment. ...

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