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US says Russian hackers targeted 21 state election systems

US says Russian hackers targeted 21 state election systems

Written by on June 22, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Russian hackers targeted 21 U.S. state election systems in the 2016 presidential race and a small number were breached but there was no evidence any votes were manipulated, a Homeland Security Department official told Congress on Wednesday. Jeanette Manfra, the department’s acting deputy undersecretary of cyber security, testified before the Senate Intelligence […]

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Virgin US ditches Android, goes with Apple for first time

Virgin US ditches Android, goes with Apple for first time

Written by on June 22, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Apple Inc will soon start selling wireless plans from Virgin Mobile USA, the first new carrier offered by the iPhone maker’s since 2013, the companies said on Wednesday. Virgin Mobile USA, a subsidiary of Sprint that licenses its name from the Virgin Group co-founded by Richard Branson, struck the deal as part of […]

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News highlights – 20 June

News highlights – 20 June

Written by on June 21, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 20 June Adobe posts better than expected profits (Reuters) – Adobe Systems Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit and forecast current-quarter above analysts’ estimates, as the software maker benefits from a rapid switch to the cloud. Read more… AI uptake will grow at 162% CAGR through 2022 ABI Research predicts the number […]

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Toshiba picks Japanese Government investors for chip business

Toshiba picks Japanese Government investors for chip business

Written by on June 21, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

TOKYO (Reuters) – Toshiba Corp has chosen a consortium of Japanese government investors and Bain Capital as the preferred bidder for its chip business, aiming to seal a deal worth some $18 billion by next week as it scrambles for funds to cover massive losses. But prospects for a clean early resolution to the sale […]

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Uber Co-founder and CEO Kalanick resigns

Uber Co-founder and CEO Kalanick resigns

Written by on June 21, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc co-founder Travis Kalanick stepped down as chief executive of the ride-hailing service, following intense pressure from investors, a company spokesman said on Wednesday. Kalanick’s resignation comes after a months-long investigation led former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who was hired by Uber to look into its culture and workplace practices […]

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News highlights – 19 June

News highlights – 19 June

Written by on June 20, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 19 June Trump meets tech company CEOs in bid to make government systems more efficient WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump met on Monday with the heads of 18 U.S. technology companies including Apple Inc, Amazon.com Inc and Microsoft Corp, seeking their help to make the government’s computing systems more efficient. Read […]

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The social networking phenomenon Nextdoor expands in Europe

The social networking phenomenon Nextdoor expands in Europe

Written by on June 20, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

LOS GATOS, Calif. (Reuters) – U.S. local social networking phenomenon Nextdoor is entering Germany, Europe’s largest market, the company said on Monday, following expansion moves last year into Britain and the Netherlands, where it has grown rapidly. San Francisco-based Nextdoor launched in 2011 and now covers more than 144,000 discrete U.S. neighborhoods, or roughly three-quarters […]

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Orange plans to dramatically reduce stake in BT

Orange plans to dramatically reduce stake in BT

Written by on June 20, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

PARIS (Reuters) – French telecoms company Orange plans to reduce its stake in British rival BT Group from 4 percent to as little as 1.33 percent, it said on Monday. Shares in BT, Britain’s biggest telecoms operator, have underperformed those of its European peers of late, falling by about 21 percent since the start of […]

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News highlights – 18 June

News highlights – 18 June

Written by on June 19, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 18 June Canada to take action ahead of suspected 2019 election hacktivist action OTTAWA/TORONTO (Reuters) – Canada’s electronic spy agency said on Friday it was “very likely” that hackers will try to influence Canada’s 2019 elections and it planned to advise political parties next week on how to guard against cyber threats. […]

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Apple grabs Sony Pictures executives to dive deeper into content

Apple grabs Sony Pictures executives to dive deeper into content

Written by on June 19, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Apple Inc has hired two long-time Sony Pictures Television executives to expand the iPhone maker’s push into original television programming, plunging deeper into a field crowded by Hollywood studios and online streaming services. Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, responsible for hit shows such as “Breaking Bad,” “Better Call Saul” and […]

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