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Amazon links with students to build Alexa capabilities

Amazon links with students to build Alexa capabilities

Written by on March 3, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc has launched a new program to help students build capabilities into its voice-controlled assistant Alexa, the company told Reuters, the latest move by a technology firm to nurture ideas and talent in artificial intelligence research. The e-commerce company said it is paying for a year-long doctoral fellowship at four […]

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FCC and FTC put last minute block on stricter privacy for ISPs over DSPs

FCC and FTC put last minute block on stricter privacy for ISPs over DSPs

Written by on March 2, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. regulators on Wednesday blocked some Obama administration rules on the eve of implementation, regulations that would have subjected broadband providers to stricter scrutiny than web sites face to protect customers’ private data. The reversal by the Trump administration’s U.S. Federal Communications Commission was a victory for internet providers such as […]

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Snap valued at $24 billion, ready, steady, trade

Snap valued at $24 billion, ready, steady, trade

Written by on March 2, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Snap Inc’s in-demand shares are set to start trading in New York on Thursday after the owner of the popular Snapchat messaging app raised $3.4 billion in its initial public offering (IPO) on Wednesday, above its price expectations. Snap’s IPO was oversubscribed by more than ten-times, indicating a hunger for the […]

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YouTube to launch YouTube TV, live broadcasting for young fans of pay TV

YouTube to launch YouTube TV, live broadcasting for young fans of pay TV

Written by on March 1, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s YouTube will launch a live TV service featuring U.S. broadcast networks and cable channels to attract young fans of online videos to a pay television package, YouTube executives said on Tuesday. The new offering, called YouTube TV, will compete with other services fighting to attract mobile-loving younger audiences who […]

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FCC Chair says agency made a mistake with net neutrality rules

FCC Chair says agency made a mistake with net neutrality rules

Written by on March 1, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The new Republican head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission promised “light-touch” regulation of areas such as the internet, a dramatic shift away from the Obama administration’s approach to telecommunications oversight. Ajit Pai, whom President Donald Trump named in January to chair the FCC, said at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona […]

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Huawei staff brace for cuts, Samsung closes Strategy Office

Huawei staff brace for cuts, Samsung closes Strategy Office

Written by on February 28, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

Huawei staff fear cuts after internal memo HONG KONG/BARCELONA (Reuters) – Staff at China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd are bracing for possible jobs cuts after internal memos highlighted intense pressure to improve earnings and an executive said the flagship smartphone business had missed internal profit targets. Huawei, which rose rapidly to become the world’s third […]

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Netflix is no bandwidth hog, wants co-operation, says Netflix

Netflix is no bandwidth hog, wants co-operation, says Netflix

Written by on February 28, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

BARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) – Streaming video pioneer Netflix held out a vision of cooperation to potentially sceptical telecom partners on Monday, saying it could deliver a quality experience to mobile phones without hogging bandwidth needed for other services. In a first for a media executive, Netflix Chief Executive Reed Hastings delivered the keynote speech on […]

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Warren Buffett has bought 120 million Apple shares already this year

Warren Buffett has bought 120 million Apple shares already this year

Written by on February 27, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Warren Buffett, chairman and chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway Inc, told CNBC on Monday that his conglomerate had purchased about 120 million shares of Apple Inc. in 2017 and that U.S. stocks were not in a “bubble territory.” “Apple strikes me as having quite a sticky product,” Buffett said. He said […]

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Telefonica differentiates with 4th Platform, where customers control their data

Telefonica differentiates with 4th Platform, where customers control their data

Written by on February 27, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

BARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) – Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica announced a new strategy on Sunday promising to give customers back control of their own data with the help of a new digital personal assistant. The so-called “fourth platform” comes after Telefonica faced questions about its growth strategy last year following a dividend cut and asset disposals […]

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Is Huawei in poll position to capitalise on Samsung Note 7 fiasco?

Is Huawei in poll position to capitalise on Samsung Note 7 fiasco?

Written by on February 27, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Phonemakers are piling in to fill a gap in the market left by Samsung, still licking its wounds from a costly recall of its flagship Note 7 and with no key device of its own to launch at the telecom industry’s biggest annual fair. China’s Huawei, the most likely contender to fill […]

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