Wednesday March 20, 2019 3:12:54 AM PDT - The less things change, the more they remain the same. - Sicilian proverb
 
 
 

 

 

 
 

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 05:59:42 -0400

Facebook agrees to advertising overhaul to settle U.S. discrimination suits

Facebook Inc has agreed to change its paid advertising platform as part of a wide-ranging settlement to prevent discriminatory and "harmful" practices, the company and U.S. civil rights groups said on Tuesday.


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Wed, 20 Mar 2019 05:56:11 -0400

U.S. lawmaker says tech companies must quickly remove violent content after New Zealand

Following the live-streaming on social media of the mass shooting in New Zealand, the chair of the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security wrote a letter to top executives of four major technology companies urging them to do a better job of removing violent political content.


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Wed, 20 Mar 2019 05:37:29 -0400

SAP signals cloud intent as it ousts top in-house programmers

When business software company SAP announced in January it would lay off 4,400 staff, Chief Financial Officer Luka Mucic described the restructuring as a "fitness program" for Europe's most valuable technology firm.


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Wed, 20 Mar 2019 05:32:39 -0400

Hydro working to restore operations after cyber attack

Norsk Hydro, one of the world's largest aluminum producers, has made some progress in restoring operations but is not yet back to normal after a ransomware cyber attack, the company said on Wednesday.


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Wed, 20 Mar 2019 05:24:33 -0400

Italy to extend golden share powers to 5G technologies: League party

The Italian government plans to extend its special powers on strategic interests to 5G technologies in a bid to ease U.S. concerns over a planned accord on infrastructure Rome plans to sign with China this week, the ruling League party said on Wednesday.


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Wed, 20 Mar 2019 04:38:53 -0400

Nvidia partners with SoftBank to deploy cloud gaming servers in Japan

(This story was corrected story to say "SoftBank Corp", not "Softbank Group Corp", partnered with Nvidia Corp in March 18 story.)


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Wed, 20 Mar 2019 04:17:00 -0400

EU antitrust chief news conference at 1030 GMT, Google likely in focus

European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager will hold a news conference on an antitrust case at 1030 GMT (11.30 a.m. Brussels time), the European Commission said on Wednesday.


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Wed, 20 Mar 2019 03:44:25 -0400

Elon Musk never sought approval for a single Tesla tweet, U.S. SEC tells judge

Chief Executive Elon Musk has never sought pre-approval for a single tweet about Tesla Inc since striking a court-approved deal about how to communicate important information about the electric vehicle maker, the top U.S. securities regulator told a judge on Monday.


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Wed, 20 Mar 2019 03:28:16 -0400

Xiaomi weathers China smartphone slowdown but growth worries hit shares

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp beat quarterly profit estimates as it dominated the fast-growing Indian market and sold more expensive handsets in Western Europe, but shares slid as revenue fell short of expectations.


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Tue, 19 Mar 2019 23:13:22 -0400

Samsung Elec sees green shoots in China smartphone business: co-CEO

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Wednesday its new Galaxy flagship smartphones were selling well in China and it was confident it could reverse the recent slump in its fortunes in the world's biggest smartphone market.


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Tue, 19 Mar 2019 21:19:45 -0400

Google announces browser-based streaming game service

Alphabet Inc's Google announced on Tuesday that it would launch this year a browser-based video game streaming service dubbed Stadia that attempts to capitalize on the company's cloud technology and global network of data centers.


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Tue, 19 Mar 2019 21:14:24 -0400

Lyft's IPO oversubscribed on road show's second day: sources

Lyft Inc's initial public offering (IPO) is oversubscribed based on commitments made so far by investors, making it more likely that the ride-hailing startup will fetch or even exceed the $23 billion valuation it is seeking, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.


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Tue, 19 Mar 2019 19:01:50 -0400

Google to prompt Android users to choose preferred browsers to allay EU concerns

Alphabet's Google will prompt Android users to choose their preferred browsers and search apps, a senior Google executive said on Tuesday, as the company seeks to allay EU antitrust concerns and ward off fresh sanctions.


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Tue, 19 Mar 2019 18:29:34 -0400

Franco-German startup Doctolib gets unicorn status with 150 million-euro fundraising

Franco-German start-up Doctolib, an online booking platform for doctors, has raised 150 million euros from a pool of investors led by U.S. venture capital giant General Atlantic, it said on Tuesday.


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Tue, 19 Mar 2019 14:12:13 -0400

Instagram adds shopping feature for U.S. users

Facebook Inc's Instagram is trialing a feature that lets U.S. users shop from the photo-sharing app by using a "checkout" option on items tagged for sale, the company said on Tuesday.


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Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:27:27 -0400

Riding with 'Uncle Diego': Uber's wild drive for growth in Chile

The Uber driver pulled up to the international airport outside Chile's capital. As his passenger jumped into his gleaming Suzuki, he glanced around furtively for signs of trouble.


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Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:04:57 -0400

Aluminum maker Hydro battles to contain ransomware attack

Norsk Hydro, one of the world's largest aluminum producers, battled on Tuesday to contain a cyber attack which halted parts of its production, the latest example of the damage hackers can cause to business and industry.


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Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:54:50 -0400

New entrant makes early running in German 5G auction

Germany's auction of spectrum for 5G mobile networks drew brisk initial bidding on Tuesday with prospective new entrant 1&1 Drillisch submitting bold offers for the frequencies it covets.


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Tue, 19 Mar 2019 10:15:22 -0400

Israeli agriculture tech fund Copia raises $27 million

Israel's Copia Agro and Food Technologies Fund said on Tuesday it raised $27 million in a funding from institutional and private investors and companies in Israel, Europe, Asia, Africa and the United States.


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Tue, 19 Mar 2019 08:41:49 -0400

Norway says Norsk Hydro has been exposed to LockerGoga ransomware attack

Aluminum producer Norsk Hydro has been exposed to a LockerGoga ransomware attack, a spokesman for the Norwegian National Security Authority, in charge of cyber security, told Reuters on Tuesday.


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