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WhatsApp to share user data with Facebook

Mobile messaging service WhatsApp on Thursday announced it would begin sharing subscriber data with parent Facebook, giving advertisers better access to information on WhatsApp's one billion-strong user base...

1 day ago

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Catch an autonomous flying drone to work

International aerodynamics corporation Airbus is at the forefront of the air and space travel industry. While currently focused on setting up...

By Kate Walker 2 days ago

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Apple boosts health while Microsoft revs machine smarts

Microsoft on Monday announced it bought a startup to boost its artificial intelligence capabilities, and rival Apple confirmed it has boosted...

23 Aug 2016

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Pokémon hunt leads to glory for Google-born Niantic

Born in Google's shadow, Niantic strode into the spotlight with a mobile internet spin on hunting Pokémon but can the obsession with the game lead to long-term financial success?

16 Aug 2016

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Microsoft buys interactive game streaming startup

Microsoft said it is bolstering its Xbox arsenal with the purchase of a startup specialising in letting people join in the fun while watching live-streamed game play...

15 Aug 2016

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Amazon ramps up profit with cloud, new services

WASHINGTON - Online giant Amazon said on Thursday profit in the second quarter surged ninefold as cloud computing and other services helped produce a fifth consecutive profit...

1 Aug 2016

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Big electronics makers to merge in $15bn deal

Electronic component maker Analog Devices announced a deal on Tuesday to buy rival Linear Technology for $15 billion...

28 Jul 2016

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Yahoo selling internet assets for $4.8bn to Verizon

Yahoo agreed to sell its core assets to telecom giant Verizon for $4.8 billion, ending a 20-year run by the internet pioneer as an independent company...

25 Jul 2016

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Windows 10 to take longer to reach billion-device goal

Microsoft said it will take longer than initially expected for Windows 10 to reach a billion devices due to the lack of traction in its smartphone business...

19 Jul 2016

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Tech icons pan Trump as 'innovation disaster'

Tech icons branded presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump an "innovation disaster" on Thursday in an open letter...

18 Jul 2016

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Survey reveals executive thoughts on digital transformation

IFS's Digital Transformation Survey has unveiled how senior decision makers in 20+ countries view the need for digital transformation...

13 Jul 2016

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Google buys French startup that helps machines see

Google on Wednesday announced a deal to buy Moodstocks, a French startup behind technology that helps smartphones recognise...

6 Jul 2016

UNITED STATES

Oracle shares sink as lawsuit alleges sales were hyped

Shares in Silicon Valley titan Oracle fell more than 4% on Thursday after a former accountant alleged in a whistle-blower lawsuit that she was pressed to exaggerate cloud-computing sales data...

3 Jun 2016

UNITED STATES

Google unveils landline phone, which lives in cloud

Google on Tuesday unveiled a new landline telephone service aimed at helping consumers stay connected in the internet cloud. The new Fiber Phone service will be made available to a few US markets...

31 Mar 2016

UNITED STATES

Google tests digital wallets that can stay in pockets

Google said it is testing ways to let people use digital wallets without having to even take smartphones out of their pockets. The Internet colossus is dabbling with ways to make its Android Pay system...

3 Mar 2016

UNITED STATES

Leap Motion opens door to reach into virtual worlds

California virtual reality startup Leap Motion on Wednesday opened a door for makers of games or other applications to literally touch virtual worlds. The San Francisco firm is using its expertise...

18 Feb 2016

UNITED STATES

Devices start ordering refills from Amazon online shop

SAN FRANCISCO - Amazon on Tuesday announced the arrival of devices that order their own refills from the online retail titan...

21 Jan 2016

UNITED STATES

Hadoop: The funny name for serious big data

What used to require massive server farms and an army of IT experts is now being scaled into increasingly efficient systems to help businesses and organisations operate more effectively...

By Hicks Crawford 20 Jan 2016

UNITED STATES

Transport of the future takes many shapes at tech show

In the future world of mobility, you might be traveling in a car, on a bike or a personal air transporter - with a range of new possibilities raised by connected technology...

12 Jan 2016

UNITED STATES

New wave in tech: hacking the brain

The next frontier for the tech sector is the human brain. A new breed of neuro-hacker is finding ways to capture and manipulate brainwaves...

11 Jan 2016

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