Technology News
Facebook shares slip after Instagram founders quit
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 11:04:05 -0400
Shares of Facebook Inc fell more than 2 percent in early trading on Tuesday after the two founders of photo-sharing app Instagram left the social networking giant under unexplained circumstances.
Qualcomm accuses Apple of stealing its secrets to help Intel
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:31:43 -0400
Qualcomm Inc on Tuesday alleged that Apple Inc stole its trade secrets and gave them to Intel Corp to improve its chips, paving the way for Apple to use them instead of Qualcomm chips, the latest salvo in a drawn-out legal dispute between the companies.
Instagram co-founders resign in latest Facebook executive exit
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:03:35 -0400
Instagram on Monday said co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have resigned as chief executive officer and chief technical officer of the photo-sharing app owned by Facebook Inc, giving scant explanation for the move.
Facebook not protecting content moderators from mental trauma: lawsuit
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 07:43:48 -0400
A former Facebook Inc contract employee filed a lawsuit in California, alleging that content moderators who face mental trauma after reviewing distressing images on the platform are not being properly protected by the social networking company.
In latest change, Uber launches 24/7 phone support in Britain
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 07:01:38 -0400
Uber on Tuesday launched a 24/7 telephone support line for its users in Britain, in the latest change the taxi app has made to meet the demands of regulators.
Germany's Merkel says EU battery cell production 'extremely important'
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 05:22:44 -0400
It is "extremely important" that the European Union develop its own battery cell production to secure its role in the automotive industry as it shifts to electric mobility, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said.
A swipe is not enough: Tinder trials extra control for women
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 04:21:12 -0400
The Indian edition of dating app Tinder is trialing a new feature which gives women an additional level of scrutiny and security before they allow men to start messaging conversations, with a view to rolling the function out globally.
Tesla is making its own car carriers
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 00:46:28 -0400
Tesla Inc is building its own car carriers, as the electric carmaker faces vehicle distribution problems.
U.S. Justice Department to discuss consumer protection at social media meeting
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 19:55:49 -0400
The U.S. Justice Department said on Monday it will hold a "listening session" with officials from more than a dozen states on Tuesday to discuss consumer protection and the technology industry, an agency official said.
The night a Chinese billionaire was accused of rape in Minnesota
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 19:14:57 -0400
With the Chinese billionaire Richard Liu at her Minneapolis area apartment, a 21-year-old University of Minnesota student sent a WeChat message to a friend in the middle of the night. She wrote that Liu had forced her to have sex with him.
Avvo settles New York probe, to reform lawyer ratings
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 17:27:42 -0400
New York's attorney general on Monday said U.S. lawyer review website Avvo had agreed to reform its rating system and improve disclosures after a probe revealed shortcomings in how it presented information to consumers seeking to hire lawyers.
Walmart, Sam's Club to put food products on blockchain
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 16:45:20 -0400
Walmart and its unit Sam's Club said on Monday leafy greens suppliers will be asked to implement real-time, farm-to-store tracking using blockchain technology by next September, as the retailer tackles food-safety incidents.
Snapchat ties up with Amazon for point-and-buy
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 14:39:13 -0400
Snap Inc said on Monday it is testing a new way to search for products on through its Snapchat app's camera, allowing users to shop directly using the messaging app.
UK watchdog considers fining Tesco Bank over cyberattack: Sky News
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 14:34:10 -0400
Britain's finance watchdog is considering fining the banking arm of Tesco Plc more than 30 million pounds ($39 million) over a 2016 cyberattack, Sky News reported on Monday.
Apple completes deal to buy Shazam
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:45:35 -0400
Apple Inc has completed the acquisition of music discovery app Shazam, it said on Monday, weeks after the European Union approved the deal.
Ride-hailing firm Careem purchases Commut app
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:38:55 -0400
United Arab Emirates-based ride-hailing app Careem said on Monday it has acquired Commut, the Hyderabad-based mass transportation app.
Uber's strongest growth comes in depressed Argentina -- minus commissions
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 11:33:16 -0400
Uber's fastest-growing market in the world is now Argentina, company executives say, attributing the expansion to the nation's sudden economic unraveling, which has boosted unemployment and sliced the purchasing power of Argentines.
Facebook picks chief of Hotstar streaming service as India head
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 10:17:38 -0400
Facebook has poached the head of Indian video streaming service Hotstar to take on the newly-created role of managing director of its Indian operations, as the social media giant faces pressure to tackle fake news and store more data locally.
Singapore fines Grab and Uber, imposes measures to open up market
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 09:52:22 -0400
Singapore slapped ride-hailing firms Grab and Uber with fines and finalized restrictions to open up the market to competitors after concluding that their merger in March has driven up prices.
SAP, Microsoft and Adobe announce data alliance
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 09:32:28 -0400
Business software companies SAP, Microsoft and Adobe said on Monday they were forming a data alliance that will make it easier for clients running their applications to get a better overview of the customer.