• Deutsche Telekom reviews vendors in light of China security debate
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    Reuters

    Deutsche Telekom reviews vendors in light of China security debate

    Deutsche Telekom, Europe's largest telecoms company, said on Friday it was reviewing its network vendor strategy in light of a debate on the security of Chinese network equipment that it was taking "very seriously". The reassessment by Telekom, in which the German state owns a stake of

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    Reuters

    Australia, NZ investigating bomb threat emails: cyber security agencies

    WELLINGTON/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Law enforcement agencies in Australia and New Zealand are investigating bomb threat emails received by some residents, cyber security officials said on Friday, after similar threats were made in the United States and Canada. "Given the widespread nature of these malicious

  • Canada caught between 2 powers, feeling alone in the world
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    Associated Press

    Canada caught between 2 powers, feeling alone in the world

    First U.S. President Donald Trump attacked Canada on trade. Then Saudi Arabia punished it for speaking up for human rights. Now China has the country in its cross-hairs, detaining two Canadians in apparent retaliation for the arrest of a top Chinese tech executive on behalf of the United States.

  • Apple to push software update in China as Qualcomm case threatens sales ban
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    Reuters

    Apple to push software update in China as Qualcomm case threatens sales ban

    Apple will carry out the software updates at the start of next week "to address any possible concern about our compliance with the order", the firm said in a statement sent to Reuters. Earlier this week, Qualcomm said a Chinese court had ordered a ban on sales of some older iPhone models for

  • From 'complete failure' to boss of Expedia: Mark Okerstrom on being a travel tycoon
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    The Telegraph

    From 'complete failure' to boss of Expedia: Mark Okerstrom on being a travel tycoon

    When he took the helm at Expedia last year, Mark Okerstrom had, by his own admission "big shoes" to fill.

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    BGR News

    California is considering taxing its citizens for sending text messages

    Regulators in California have come up with a proposed plan to raise more money to pay for expanding internet connectivity in the state by adding a text message surcharge to residents' phone bills.The plan has been brought up by the state's Public Utilities Commission, which would add a monthly

  • Apple upstages Amazon in selecting new tech hub locations
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    Associated Press

    Apple upstages Amazon in selecting new tech hub locations

    One tech giant strung dozens of North American cities through a circus-like contest that led mayors and governors to desperately pitch their regions — and offer huge sums of public money — in hopes of landing a gleaming new corporate campus. The outcome was largely the same: Amazon and Apple are running

  • Apple says it will update software in response to China iPhone injunctions
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    South China Morning Post

    Apple says it will update software in response to China iPhone injunctions

    Responding to a recent Chinese court order instructing Apple to stop sales of its iPhones in China, Apple said it will release an operating system update next week to avoid potential compliance issues in an ongoing patent dispute, according to a statement on Friday from the Cupertino, California-based

  • Surveillance fears grow after Taylor Swift uses face recognition tech on fans
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    The Guardian

    Surveillance fears grow after Taylor Swift uses face recognition tech on fans

    Swift has stayed silent following the Rolling Stone report that she secretly surveilled fans. Taylor Swift secretly secretly surveilling her fans using facial recognition technology might sound like science fiction – but Rolling Stone reported on Thursday that the pop star has been doing exactly that

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    BGR News

    Taylor Swift used facial recognition tech at an LA concert to track creeps

    The kiosk set up at the site of Taylor Swift's Rose Bowl concert in May stopped many fans in their tracks, and they came in closer for a look. It showed rehearsal clips and other highlights of the singer performing. But what wasn't immediately apparent was the fact that while her fans were watching

  • Harnessing digitalisation: key takeaways from today’s startup founders
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    e27

    Harnessing digitalisation: key takeaways from today’s startup founders

    Xero and E27 teamed up to bring together insiders to talk about digitalisation as a way to take control of your business Between managing overhead costs, logistic processes, marketing expenses, and many other entrepreneurial woes, business owners have a ton on their plate to deal with. And with today

  • Billionaire builds beach access app after violating rules
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    Associated Press

    Billionaire builds beach access app after violating rules

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A tech billionaire whose elaborate wedding in a redwood grove violated California rules has helped create a smartphone app that shows users a map of more than 1,500 spots where people can get to the coastline.

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    BGR News

    Japan’s asteroid rovers continue to send back amazing images of its alien surface

    It's been a couple of months since the Japanese space agency (JAXA) deployed robots to the surface of the asteroid known as Ryugu. The Hayabusa-2 "mothership" sent the bots down to examine the space rock's surface and send back readings to Earth, and we got to see the images shortly

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    BGR News

    Robocalls are out of control, and these were the most common types in 2018

    People seem to be actually answering their phones less and less these days, also using them to make fewer calls when texting and social network messaging works just fine and is even quicker in many cases. Arguably helping that trend along is the fact that we don't always know who it is on the other

  • Virgin Galactic tourism rocket ship reaches space in test
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    Associated Press

    Virgin Galactic tourism rocket ship reaches space in test

    MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — Virgin Galactic's tourism spaceship climbed more than 50 miles high above California's Mojave Desert on Thursday, reaching for the first time what the company considers the boundary of space.

  • Nave de Virgin Galactic alcanza frontera espacial
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    Associated Press

    Nave de Virgin Galactic alcanza frontera espacial

    MOJAVE, California, EE.UU. (AP) — Una nave diseñada para el turismo espacial por la empresa Virgin Galactic surcó los cielos sobre el desierto del Mojave el jueves, alcanzando lo que la compañía considera el límite del espacio.

  • Bomb threat hoaxers on hunt for Bitcoin
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    The Telegraph

    Bomb threat hoaxers on hunt for Bitcoin

    A wave of bomb threats emailed to hundreds of schools, businesses and government buildings across the US triggered searches, evacuations and fear - but there were no signs of explosives, and authorities said the scare appeared to be a crude extortion attempt with hoaxers requesting cryptocurrency ransoms

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    BGR News

    Violent video games may promote immunity to disturbing images

    The debate over whether violent video games makes someone violent in the real world has been raging for decades. There's been no indisputable evidence to support the theory that interactive virtual violence has a negative affect on a person -- especially when violent imagery is so easy to consume

  • How Bitcoin Investors Lied to Themselves to Justify Prices
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    Bloomberg Videos

    How Bitcoin Investors Lied to Themselves to Justify Prices

    Dec.13 -- Bloomberg Editor-in-Chief Emeritus Matt Winkler explains how crypto investors justified non-traditional methods to determine digital coin valuations. He speaks with Bloomberg's Emily Chang on "Bloomberg Technology." Winkler is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist. His opinions are his

  • Record number of Mexican gray wolves found dead in 2018
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    Associated Press

    Record number of Mexican gray wolves found dead in 2018

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Wildlife managers have confirmed a record number of Mexican gray wolves have been reported dead this year, fueling concerns about the decades-long effort to return the endangered predator to the southwestern U.S.

  • How Brexit Will Impact U.K. Venture Funding
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    Bloomberg Videos

    How Brexit Will Impact U.K. Venture Funding

    Dec.13 -- EQT Ventures Partner Alistair Mitchell discusses the impact of Brexit on tech startup investments in the U.K. with Bloomberg's Emily Chang on "Bloomberg Technology."

  • Robinhood to Offer Checking Service Promising 3% Interest
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    Bloomberg Videos

    Robinhood to Offer Checking Service Promising 3% Interest

    Dec.13 -- Robinhood Financial LLC is rolling out its take on the traditional bank account, promising a 3 percent interest rate. Co-Chief Executive Officer Baiju Bhatt discusses the offering with Bloomberg's Julie Verhage on "Bloomberg Technology."

  • Bitcoin ransoms just are not what they used to be
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    Reuters

    Bitcoin ransoms just are not what they used to be

    (Reuters) - Give me bitcoin or your life. Seriously? The people behind a rash of bomb threats made across the United States and Canada on Thursday demanded a $20,000 ransom to be paid in bitcoin. Authorities said none of the threats - emailed to hundreds of businesses, public offices and schools - appeared

  • Why Facebook, PayPal a 'Match Made in Heaven'
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    Bloomberg Videos

    Why Facebook, PayPal a 'Match Made in Heaven'

    Dec.13 -- MoffettNathanson Partner and Senior Equity Analyst Lisa Ellis discusses a possible Facebook Inc. and PayPal Holdings Inc. partnership with Bloomberg's Emily Chang on "Bloomberg Technology."

  • Amazon Facing Hometown Pushback After Rapid Growth
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    Bloomberg Videos

    Amazon Facing Hometown Pushback After Rapid Growth

    Dec.13 -- Heather Redman, Flying Fish Partners co-founder and managing partner, discusses Amazon.com Inc.'s relationship with hometown Seattle. She speaks with Bloomberg's Emily Chang on "Bloomberg Technology."