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China's Tencent cautious after surge in quarterly profit

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 21:52
China's Tencent Holdings , the world's largest gaming company by revenue, warned on Wednesday of a difficult economic environment even as it reported a better-than-expected 35% jump in quarterly profit.

Irish regulator queries Facebook on transcription of users' audio

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 20:35
Facebook's lead regulator in the European Union is seeking information over how it handled data during the manual transcription of users' audio recordings, Ireland's Data Protection Commision said on Wednesday.

China's Meituan Dianping to join maps service battle

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 20:15
Meituan Dianping, a Chinese online food delivery-to-ticketing firm, has started building a mapping service, aiming to enter an area currently dominated by Alibaba's AutoNavi and Baidu Maps.

Russia's Mail.Ru eyes pre-installing software on Huawei devices

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 18:20
Russian internet group Mail.Ru is in talks with China's Huawei about the possibility of having its software pre-installed on the Chinese tech giant's devices, Mail.Ru told Reuters.

Japanese researchers build robotic tail to keep elderly upright

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 17:57
Millions of years after the ancestors of humans evolved to lose their tails, a research team at Japan’s Keio University have built a robotic one they say could help unsteady elderly people keep their balance.

Barclays no longer banking Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase: sources

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 17:34
Barclays is no longer providing banking services to cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters, ending a relationship that started in March last year as the exchange expanded in Europe.

Avast upgrades forecast as users protect online privacy

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 16:08
Cybersecurity company Avast said demand for products that protected users' privacy, such as VPN and AntiTrack, would drive revenue growth for the year to the upper end of its high, single-digit percentage range after a 9% rise in the first half.

Avast sees strong year after beating first-half forecast

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 13:33
Cybersecurity company Avast said revenue growth for the year would be at the upper end of its high, single digit percentage range after a strong first half, driven by demand for products like VPN and AntiTrack that help secure users' privacy.

U.S. aviation regulator bans select MacBook Pro laptops from flights

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 09:19
U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has banned certain models of Apple Inc's MacBook Pro laptops on flights, after the company recalled select units which had batteries posing fire risks.

Google, Facebook, Amazon to testify in U.S. against French digital tax

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 04:36
Alphabet Inc's Google unit, Facebook Inc and Inc are among the companies that will testify Monday at a U.S. government hearing on the French government's digital services tax.

U.S. FTC chief says regulator is prepared to break up big tech firms: Bloomberg

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 04:27
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is prepared to break up major technology companies if necessary by undoing past mergers, Chairman Joe Simons said in an interview with Bloomberg published on Tuesday, as the regulator probes anti-competitive practices in the sector.

Facebook paid contractors to transcribe users' audio: Bloomberg

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 02:25
Facebook Inc has been paying outside contractors to transcribe audio clips from users of its services, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Snap, in augmented reality push, launches new Spectacles version

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 23:53
Snap Inc said Tuesday it will launch a new version of its Spectacles sunglasses that will have the capability of capturing photos and videos and uploading them directly to its unit Snapchat.

Shanghai fines Didi, Meituan for using unlicensed vehicles

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 22:54
Shanghai authorities have fined ride-hailing service providers Didi Chuxing and Meituan Dianping for using unlicensed vehicles and warned their smartphone applications could be suspended if they continue to fail to meet standards.

Snap, in augmented reality push, launches new Spectacles

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 20:13
Snap Inc said Tuesday it will launch a new version of its Spectacles sunglasses, which will have the capability of capturing photos and videos and uploading them directly to its unit Snapchat, as the technology company works to develop its augmented reality features.

Exclusive: Google's jobs search draws antitrust complaints from rivals

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 14:47
Google's fast-growing tool for searching job listings has been a boon for employers and job boards starving for candidates, but several rival job-finding services contend anti-competitive behavior has fueled its rise and cost them users and profits.

Exclusive: European online job search websites call on EU to crack down on Google

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 14:40
Alphabet unit Google could face more regulatory heat in Europe after 23 online job search websites urged EU antitrust regulators to act against the company for allegedly using its market power to favor its job search unit.

China's tech firms to post slower June-quarter growth on sagging demand

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 13:36
China's top technology, e-commerce and consumer electronic firms are set to report a sharp slowdown in revenue growth for the June quarter, as a bruising trade war with the United States weighed on the Chinese economy and hurt consumer spending.

European blockchain company Bitfury launches artificial intelligence unit

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 13:07
European blockchain company The Bitfury Group, valued recently at more than $1 billion, has launched its artificial intelligence (AI) division, the company's top official told Reuters in an interview.

Colombia fines Uber more than $629,000 for obstructing regulatory visit

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 01:13
Colombia's commerce regulator said on Monday it would fine ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc more than $629,000 for obstructing a regulatory visit in 2017.