• French banks, retailers team up to launch online payment app

    Two French banks and a group of retailers are teaming up to launch a smartphone app next year that will help customers pay for purchases in stores and online, gather loyalty benefits or transfer money using a single "mobile payment solution". France's biggest bank BNP Paribas and cooperative

  • Apple: Many 'genuine' Apple products on Amazon are fake

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple says it has been buying Apple chargers and cables labeled as genuine on Amazon.com and has found nearly 90 percent of them to be counterfeit.

    Associated Press
  • Winter outlook: Warm south; cooler north; murky in middle

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal forecasters predict this winter may paint the U.S. in stripes of different weather: Warmer and drier than normal in the south, and colder and wetter than usual in the far north.

    Associated Press
  • Mediaset's pay-TV prospects hampered by Vivendi impasse

    By Giulia Segreti MILAN (Reuters) - Shares in Mediaset fell sharply on Thursday after French media group Vivendi took a hard line in a dispute with the Italian broadcaster over a soured pay-TV deal, raising the prospect of a long legal battle that could cloud its prospects. Mediaset and Vivendi have

  • UK to invest a further £265m in Cyber Security

    Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has announced that the UK will be investing a further 265 million pounds to combat Cyber crime. .

  • U.S. start-up R3, banks test Ripple's cross-border payments technology

    By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S.-based financial innovation start-up R3, along with 12 global banks, have completed the test of a cross-border payment system powered by blockchain technology and developed by financial technology company Ripple. Ripple, a U.S.-based provider of

  • Scientists in Europe downplay likely loss of Mars lander

    BERLIN (AP) — Scientists at the European Space Agency downplayed the likely loss of its Mars lander, saying Thursday that a wealth of data sent back by the experimental probe would help them prepare for a future mission to the red planet.

    Associated Press
  • Nintendo unveils next-gen gaming console Nintendo Switch

    (Reuters) - Japan's Nintendo Co Ltd launched Nintendo Switch, its next-generation gaming console, as the company looks to catch up with rivals Sony Corp and Microsoft Corp. Nintendo Switch, the company's first console since Wii U in 2012, is a hybrid device, doubling up as a traditional console

  • China's Geely shows global ambitions, launching new compact SUV in Germany

    By Caroline Copley BERLIN (Reuters) - Chinese automaker Geely, the owner of Volvo cars, showed off the first model of its new Lynk & Co brand in Germany on Thursday, a compact SUV aimed at taking on the likes of BMW and Mercedes-Benz, as well as ride-hailing service Uber, across the world. The Lynk

  • Verizon revenue drops as subscriber additions disappoint

    As its bread-and-butter wireless operations struggle in a saturated phone market, Verizon had said in July it would buy Yahoo's core business for $4.83 billion to drive growth in advertising and media. Analysts had expected revenue of $31.14 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Shares

  • India's Wipro to buy U.S. cloud services company Appirio for $500 million

    MUMBAI (Reuters) - Wipro Ltd , India's third-biggest software services exporter, said on Thursday it had agreed to buy U.S.-based cloud services company Appirio for $500 million.

  • Japanese Yaskawa to build robot factory in Slovenia: PM

    Japanese electrical equipment producer Yaskawa Electric [6506.T] will build a robot factory in Slovenia, Prime Minister Miro Cerar told reporters in Brussels on Thursday. State news agency STA reported that the investment was likely to be around 25 million euros ($27.3 million) and that Yaskawa chose

  • Massive carpet mosaic briefly uncovered in Palestinian town

    JERICHO, West Bank (AP) — Archaeologists have removed the protective cover from one of the Middle East's largest carpet mosaics — but only for a day.

    Associated Press
  • Amazon streaming TV devices won't be so Amazon-focused

    NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon's own video store will no longer have the starring role on the company's Fire TV streaming devices.

    Associated Press
  • Samsung in talks with LG Chem for new smartphone batteries: Nikkei

    (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is in talks with LG Chem Ltd to supply batteries for its new smartphones, the Nikkei newspaper reported, citing sources. Samsung, the world's biggest smartphone maker, scrapped production of the fire-prone Note 7 and said it would take a hit to its operating

  • Spiders can "tune" webs for good vibrations, researchers say

    Spiders can control the tension and stiffness of their webs to optimise their sensory powers, helping them locate and identify prey as well as partners, according to researchers at Oxford University. Much in same way that notes travel along a plucked guitar string, spider silk transmits vibrations in

  • Exclusive: Blockchain platform developed by banks to be open-source

    By Jemima Kelly LONDON (Reuters) - A blockchain platform developed by a group that includes more than 70 of the world's biggest financial institutions is making its code publicly available, in what could become the industry standard for the nascent technology. The Corda platform has been developed

  • Apple demanda a empresa que vende productos falsos

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple dijo que ha estado comprando en Amazon.com productos clasificados como genuinos y concluyó que 90% son falsos.

    Associated Press
  • Crash landing feared as Europe's Mars lander still silent

    FRANKFURT/BERLIN (Reuters) - Thrusters intended to slow a European lander as it neared Mars on Wednesday fired for less time than expected before contact with the vehicle was lost, leaving scientists uncertain whether it touched down safely or broke apart. The Schiaparelli probe, part of a broader mission

  • Sonda marciana europea sigue sin enviar señales

    BERLIN (AP) — La Agencia Espacial Europea (ESA) desestimó la importancia de la aparente pérdida de su sonda en Marte, al declarar el jueves que la gran cantidad de datos ya enviados por el módulo le ayudará a preparar una nueva misión al planeta rojo.

    Associated Press
  • Samsung India to launch 4G phones, expects bigger market share

    Kolkata, Oct 20 (IANS) Samsung India Electronics will make all future launches, including entry-level smart phones, with 4G facility and it expects to gain a bigger market share on the back of the new launches, a top company official said on Thursday. "There is huge conversion happening from feature

    IANS India Private Limited
  • Chinese brands a huge success in Indian smartphone market: Report

    Beijing, Oct 20 (IANS) Despite calls for boycott of Chinese goods on Indian social media, the sales of Chinese smartphones are on the rise due to growing acceptance of brands like Vivo, Oppo, Huawei, Xiaomi and Lenovo, suggests a report in the state-owned media. Xiaomi "set a record" by selling

    IANS India Private Limited
  • Vodafone Portugal sees favorable EU decision on network access

    Vodafone expects the European Commission to force Portuguese authorities to open access to Altice's fiber optic network to rivals, which should boost competition in the telecoms sector, the head of Vodafone's Portuguese unit said. Altice now owns MEO, the country's largest pay-TV and broadband

  • 5 quick tips for reviving your struggling startup

    From rebranding to pivot to retargeting, here are some tips that can help give your struggling startup a much-needed boost To succeed is to constantly change, at least in the business world. However relentlessly ambitious and endowed with means, expertise and experience, young entrepreneurs have got

  • Catwalks and Katy Perry: Alibaba starts countdown to Singles' Day

    Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd started the countdown to its annual shopping festival Singles' Day on Friday, promising consumers - and investors - a bonanza of fashion shows, virtual reality and U.S. pop star Katy Perry. The one-day event, held annually on Nov. 11, sees billions



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