26 May 2017
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13/05/2017 18:18

Ransomware, the weapon wielded in cyber attacks

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A software that demands a ransom was the weapon of choice used in a wave of unprecedented global cyber attacks Friday that affected 130,000 systems in more than 100 countries.

09/05/2017 15:44

Amazon's new Alexa speaker has a screen too

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Amazon on Tuesday unveiled the latest member of its family of devices powered by its Alexa digital assistant -- this one with a touchscreen.

05/05/2017 20:30

Michelle Obama accidentally tweets phone number of ex-staffer

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The former US first lady, Michelle Obama, on Friday joined the ranks of the mere mortals prone to the odd social media slip-up, accidentally tweeting the cellphone number of an ex-White House staffer.

05/05/2017 19:28

Kanye West exits social media

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Rap superstar Kanye West, long a prolific user of Twitter, has disappeared from social media after months of erratic behavior.

04/05/2017 13:19

Google coughs up 306 million euros in Italy tax settlement

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Google said Thursday that it would pay 306 million euros ($334 million) to settle a tax dispute in Italy, where it was under criminal investigation for booking profits generated in the country in Ireland.

25/04/2017 20:31

Google tweak aims to curb fake, misleading search results

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Google on Tuesday announced changes to how it delivers and ranks internet searches, the latest effort by the tech giant to weed out «fake news» and offensive content.

25/04/2017 11:01

Thai man murders child, kills himself on Facebook Live

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A man in Phuket filmed himself killing his girlfriend's child and then himself on Facebook Live, Thai police said Tuesday, the latest example of the social...

24/04/2017 16:26

LinkedIn membership reaches half a billion

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The professional social network LinkedIn said Monday its membership had swelled to 500 million, as its user base showed steady growth following its acquisition last year by Microsoft.

20/04/2017 12:53

Facebook out to read minds

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Facebook wants to read your mind. At least, when it comes to what you'd like to say or type.

19/04/2017 06:32

Yahoo earnings beat expectations on cusp of Verizon merger

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Yahoo on Tuesday reported quarterly earnings that topped expectations as the pioneering internet firm remained on track to be bought by Verizon.

19/04/2017 06:27

Google Earth re-invented for new era

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Google on Tuesday launched a re-imagined version of its free Earth mapping service, weaving in storytelling and artificial intelligence and freeing it from apps.

19/04/2017 06:23

Zuckerberg vows work to prevent next «Facebook killer»

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Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday vowed to work to keep the world's leading social network from being used to propagate grisly acts like the murder of an elderly man on Easter Sunday.

19/04/2017 05:30

Facebook pushes to augment reality through smartphones

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Facebook on Tuesday launched a mission to make smartphone cameras windows to augmented reality, focusing on what people have in hand instead of waiting for high-tech eyewear.

18/04/2017 06:16

Netflix growth misses mark despite strong earnings

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Netflix subscriber growth missed its mark in the first quarter of this year, but the on-demand television star expects to hit the 100-million milestone this weekend.

18/04/2017 05:55

Google reaches $7.8 mn antitrust settlement with Russia

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Google on Monday agreed to pay a nearly $8 million fine and open its Android mobiles to competing search engines in Russia in an antitrust settlement reached after two years.

17/04/2017 06:25

Police seek US suspect accused of committing murder on Facebook

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Police on Sunday were searching for a gunman they said murdered a man live on Facebook in the US state of Ohio.

16/04/2017 07:13

Amazon, Flipkart battle in India for e-commerce's «last frontier»

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With 100 million new internet users every year, Amazon is betting big on India, but a major new investment in homegrown rival Flipkart means the battle to dominate the fast-growing e-commerce market is set to heat up.

28/02/2017 16:43

OneWeb, Intelsat merge to advance satellite internet

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Satellite telecom firms OneWeb and Intelsat announced plans Tuesday to merge, and a fresh $1.7 billion investment from Japan's SoftBank to advance an ambitious «internet in the sky» plan.

28/02/2017 16:38

Streaming industry in historic win at Oscars

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In a first for the streaming industry, Amazon Studios and Netflix walked away with Oscars, underlining their emergence as major players in the entertainment business.

04/01/2017 12:41

Streaming subscription boom boosts US music sales

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Song streaming on subscription services more than doubled in the United States last year, bringing solid growth to the music industry despite sagging album sales, data showed Monday.

03/01/2017 23:39

Kim Kardashian breaks social media silence

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Following months of silence, reality television star Kim Kardashian reemerged on social media Tuesday, posting a photograph of herself with rapper husband Kanye West and their two children.

29/12/2016 10:12

Pokemon Go, Trump top Google trend list

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The past year was a big one for Donald Trump, but also for Pokemon Go. According to Google's global trends report released Wednesday, the augmented reality game from Nintendo was the most-searched item online in 2016.

17/12/2016 07:03

Facebook lets users click to report fake news

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Facebook on Thursday unveiled a tool that allows users to report fake news, a move aimed at stemming a wave of misinformation some claim influenced the 2016 US election.

12/12/2016 06:26

Sydney New Year fireworks to be live streamed on Facebook

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Sydney's famous New Year's Eve fireworks, which traditionally kick off the world's major celebrations, are set to be streamed live on Facebook for the first time, officials said on Monday.

04/12/2016 11:19

Big data helped Trump even after he scorned it

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Donald Trump derided the use of data and technology tools for his presidential campaign -- but those techniques might well have propelled him to victory.

30/11/2016 10:09

Hillary, pizza and a phony sex scandal: the power of «fake news»

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The internet rumor had the makings of a bizarrely sordid scandal involving a top political aide to Hillary Clinton, allegations of pedophilia and a restaurant in an upscale part of Washington.

29/11/2016 16:04

Stunned tech sector ponders future under Trump

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After disbelief, anger and grief, the US tech sector is looking to come to grips with the presidency of a man described by many of its leading lights as a «disaster» for innovation.

22/11/2016 12:26

Uber launches in congested Bangladesh capital

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Uber launched its on-demand car ride services in the perennially jammed Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Tuesday, saying it would help reduce congestion in one of the world's largest metropolises.

21/11/2016 17:40

Facebook announces 500 new jobs in «global hub» London

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Facebook on Monday became the latest US tech giant to announce new investment in Britain with hundreds of extra jobs but hinted its success depended on skilled migration after Britain leaves the European Union.

20/11/2016 06:38

Facebook's Zuckerberg urges post-Trump world not to «disconnect»

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Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg called on world leaders Saturday to forge a more «connected» planet, something he said was under threat after Donald Trump's US election win and Britain's «Brexit» vote.

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