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US Government warns cyber attacks are North Korean

US Government warns cyber attacks are North Korean

Written by on June 14, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON/TORONTO (Reuters) – The U.S. government on Tuesday issued a rare alert squarely blaming the North Korean government for a raft of cyber attacks stretching back to 2009 and warning that more were likely. The joint warning from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation said that “cyber actors of […]

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Verizon closes Yahoo purchase, Marissa Meyer steps down

Verizon closes Yahoo purchase, Marissa Meyer steps down

Written by on June 14, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Verizon Communications Inc said on Tuesday it closed its $4.48 billion acquisition of Yahoo Inc’s core business and that Marissa Mayer, chief executive of the internet company, had resigned. The completion of the acquisition marked the end of Yahoo as a stand-alone internet company, a tech pioneer once valued at more than $100 […]

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Technology rout poses question: blip or the dawn of reality?

Technology rout poses question: blip or the dawn of reality?

Written by on June 13, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The “sell in May” memo arrived a bit late in some investors’ inboxes this year. A technology sector rout extended to its second trading day on Monday, with the Nasdaq Composite on track for its biggest two-day loss since September. The tech selling dragged down all three major indexes, causing concerns […]

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US banks will roll out Zelle to challenge payments app Venmo

US banks will roll out Zelle to challenge payments app Venmo

Written by on June 13, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. banking industry is about to launch its answer to the popular mobile payments app Venmo, in what is likely to be the biggest change in years in how individuals exchange funds digitally. Over the next week, five of the largest U.S. banks will light up their segments of a […]

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Oi wants to raise $2.4 billion to speed up emergence from bankruptcy

Oi wants to raise $2.4 billion to speed up emergence from bankruptcy

Written by on June 12, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Oi SA is working on a proposal to raise 8 billion reais ($2.4 billion) in fresh capital from shareholders and investors as a way to accelerate the Brazilian wireless carrier’s emergence from bankruptcy, Chief Executive Officer Marco Schroeder told Reuters on Friday. Under terms of the plan, which are under analysis […]

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Tim Cook warns MIT students to think like humans, not computers

Tim Cook warns MIT students to think like humans, not computers

Written by on June 12, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) – Apple CEO Tim Cook on Friday warned graduates at MIT, a pioneer in fields like computers and robots, about technology’s dehumanizing aspects and urged them to infuse its development with their own values. “I’m not worried about artificial intelligence giving computers the ability to think like humans,” Cook said in his […]

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Boeing is studying self-flying planes, plans to test tech soon

Boeing is studying self-flying planes, plans to test tech soon

Written by on June 9, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

SEATTLE (Reuters) – Boeing Co is looking ahead to a brave new world where jetliners fly without pilots and aims to test some of the technology next year, the world’s biggest plane maker said in a briefing ahead of the Paris Airshow. The idea may seem far-fetched but with self-flying drones available for less than […]

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VC firm DST Global sees $4 trillion worth of new internet companies

VC firm DST Global sees $4 trillion worth of new internet companies

Written by on June 9, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

HONG KONG (Reuters) – A surge in online consumer spending globally in coming years will create $4 trillion worth of new internet companies by the middle of the next decade, billionaire investor Yuri Milner, founder of venture capitalist DST Global, said on Friday. Milner, an early backer of internet firms Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, Facebook […]

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EU: let’s make it easier to get electronic evidence from tech firms

EU: let’s make it easier to get electronic evidence from tech firms

Written by on June 8, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union wants to make it easier for law enforcement authorities to get electronic evidence directly from tech companies, such as Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google, even when stored in another European country. In the wake of the deadly Islamist-inspired attacks in Europe over the past two years, tech companies […]

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Apple’s Planet of the Apps, reality, and how you build an app

Apple’s Planet of the Apps, reality, and how you build an app

Written by on June 7, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Apple Inc’s long-awaited move into original television series starts Tuesday, with a reality show about a universe that is key to the technology giant’s business: the world of app developers trying to bring their ideas to the masses. The 10-episode “Planet of the Apps,” an unscripted show with similarities to ABC’s […]

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