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Microsoft Is Fixing Office, But Not Fast Enough - 17/06 11:00 pm

The new version of Microsoft Office is playing catch-up to Google Docs, with cleaner design, faster apps and smarter features, but in some ways it is still stuck in the 1990s.

Sizing Up Tesla's $10 Billion Debt Stack - 17/06 10:07 pm

Tesla is growing faster than any other auto makerjust not always in ways stockholders would want. The companys debt has surged just as fast as sales, while profits remain elusive.

Goldman Sachs Bankers Moonlight as Venture Capitalists - 17/06 7:15 pm

Goldman Sachs bankers have quietly been moonlighting as venture capitalists, investing early in startups like Uber, Spotify, Dropbox and Square and amassing a multimillion-dollar portfolio.

The Mystery of the Ultrasonic Threat - 16/06 8:34 pm

Ultrasonic signals from sensors and other devices are all around us and the health effects of their interactions arent clear.

Chip Makers: We'll End Up Paying Tariffs on Our Own Goods - 16/06 7:02 am

The U.S. semiconductor industry bristled at President Donald Trumps plan to impose tariffs on about $50 billion of Chinese goods, arguing they will hurt American business and make the country less competitive.

Apple Lands Oprah Winfrey for Video Service - 16/06 7:00 am

Apple has formed a production partnership with Oprah Winfrey to make programs for the new subscription video service it is creating.

The Death of the TV Remote---and What's Coming Next - 16/06 4:11 am

With the speedy adoption of voice command were on the verge of smashing the TV clickers hold on us. Will anyone miss it?

Scoot Over: A Two-Wheeled Gold Rush in Silicon Valley - 16/06 12:58 am

Venture capital pour into the hottest thing on two wheels, with startups setting speed records in becoming unicorns and cities trying to limit sidewalk clutter.

Apple to Stick With Cheaper Screens as Consumers Balk at iPhone X Price Tag - 15/06 10:08 pm

Apple is developing production plans for its next iPhones that stress cheaper liquid-crystal displays, in a sign of consumers sensitivity to the price of smartphones.

Why 5G Leader Huawei Could Get Shut Out of a Major Rollout - 15/06 9:06 pm

Australia is looking at barring Huawei from taking part in the introduction of new 5G telecommunications infrastructure, which would deal a blow to the Chinese companys global ambitions.

Big Tech Already Has the Best Show in Town - 15/06 7:16 pm

Tech companies have shown they dont need to own large media agencies to establish a strong presence in the business.

Behemoths Have Dominated the Market Before, but Tech Is Different - 15/06 7:15 pm

The five biggest companies by market value are U.S. tech stocks, which now make up more than 15% of the S Is it time to worry that the market is getting top heavy?

The Hidden Cost of Trying to Land Amazon's HQ2 - 15/06 5:30 pm

Time, money and potential lost opportunities are at stake as finalist cities and states compete ferociously to win Amazons $5 billion second headquarters.

Fitbit Employees Charged in Jawbone Trade-Secrets Case - 15/06 10:47 am

U.S. prosecutors have charged six current and former employees of Fitbit with possessing trade secrets stolen from rival company Jawbone.

A $15,000 iPhone-Hacking Box Has Apple Playing Defense - 15/06 6:03 am

GrayKey, a $15,000 iPhone-unlocking box sold to police and other U.S. authorities by Atlanta startup Grayshift, is in heavy use with some forensic law-enforcement authorities, prompting Apple to punch back.

Top Facebook Strategist to Step Down - 15/06 5:05 am

Facebooks top policy and communications executive, Elliot Schrage, is stepping down after a decade at the social-media giant.

How Computers Could Make Your Customer-Service Calls More Human - 15/06 4:32 am

The robotic call-center agent reading from a script is getting a makeover as a number of companies develop software to give agents real-time feedback about how their customer conversations are going.

Apple's Next Laptops Could Be More iPhone Than Mac - 15/06 3:13 am

As efficient mobile processors overtake their laptop-powering counterparts, Apple could switch MacBooks over to its own custom chips.

This Robotic Chessboard Is Like Something Out of Harry Potter - 14/06 10:45 pm

The high-tech Square Off lets your opponents move carved wooden pieces into position from another roomor even another country.

Snapchat Zigs Where Facebook Zags - 14/06 9:00 pm

Snapchat is opening its platform to outside software developers in a push for growth that will also test its commitment to privacy.

China's Costly Wars to Go Cashless - 14/06 8:00 pm

As more Chinese leave their wallets at home, Alibaba and Tencent are reaching deeper into theirs to fund an increasingly arms race to dominate mobile payments.

Grabbing an Uber? Now You Can Buy Your Own Insurance for the Ride - 14/06 6:50 pm

Chubb Ltd. has teamed with a technology startup to sell insurance to passengers of ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft to cover medical and other costs in the event of an accident.

Apple Tests Feature That Could Hamper Access to iPhones - 14/06 9:39 am

Apple is working on a new security feature that could make it harder for investigators to retrieve data from iPhones, the latest twist in its long-running standoff with law-enforcement agencies over user privacy.

WeWork in Talks With SoftBank to Double Valuation to as Much as $40 Billion - 14/06 9:38 am

SoftBank Group Corp. is in discussions to invest another giant slug of capital in WeWork Cos., with a potential deal that would value the shared-office company at $35 billion to $40 billion, people familiar with the matter said.

Twitter Has More News It Thinks You Want to Follow - 14/06 4:57 am

Twitter Inc. plans to offer more aggressive personalized suggestions of real-time news and sports it thinks you want to followits latest stab at making the social networks vast trove of information easier to use.

Apple's New App-Privacy Rules Expose Past Loopholes - 14/06 4:40 am

Apple is trying to enforce new privacy policies across its vast network of iPhone and iPad appsand in the process is exposing longstanding gaps that left users data vulnerable to abuse.

Cloud Gaming Still a Wisp - 14/06 3:57 am

Cloud-based videogame services are no longer pie-in-the-sky, but most developers plans remain nebulous for now.

Payment-Tech Company Adyen Soars in European Market Debut - 14/06 3:23 am

Shares in Dutch payment-technology company Adyen surged in their first day of trading on the Amsterdam Euronext exchange.

A Chip in the Windshield: China's Surveillance Will Soon Track Cars - 14/06 2:52 am

China is establishing a nationwide program to track cars using an electronic identification system, according to records and people briefed on the matter, adding to a growing array of its surveillance tools used to monitor its citizens.

Why You Will See Bigger, Not Cheaper, Cable Bundles - 14/06 2:21 am

The merger of AT and Time Warner will bring biggernot cheaperpackages of entertainment rather than a la carte, pay-as-you-go custom content, writes Christopher Mims.

How Whole Foods Gives Amazon a Boost - 14/06 1:36 am

Amazons acquisition of Whole Foods last year freaked out rival supermarkets, but the real surprise is how much the grocery chain has helped Amazon grow.

U.S. Politics Is the ABC for ZTE - 13/06 4:45 pm

Chinas ZTE has narrowly escaped death, only to become living proof of the way political risk can dominate a stocks fortunes. The Hong Kong-listed shares of the Chinese telecom-equipment maker dropped about 40% Wednesday.

Toyota Plans Billion-Dollar Investment in Ride-Hailing Startup Grab - 13/06 1:09 pm

The deal is one of Toyotas largest investments outside of its core business of making cars. Chief Executive Akio Toyoda, who has said the automotive business will be in jeopardy in a future of self-driving and shared vehicles, has pushed his company to break into new businesses to ensure its survival.

Revolve, Online Clothing Retailer, Prepares IPO for Late 2018 - 13/06 11:52 am

An initial public stock offering by Revolve, expected to value it at more than $1 billion, would seek to capitalize on investors excitement over the 2017 IPO of online apparel seller Stitch Fix.

Competitive About Your Meditation? Relax, Everyone Else Is Too - 13/06 7:27 am

As hard-chargers descend on the ancient practice, they are tweaking the quest for inner peace.

Inside the Chaotic Launch of a $4 Billion Crypto Project - 13/06 6:53 am

EOS raised $4 billion on the promise of a blockchain platform that could change the way the internet works. But infighting among its fragmented developers shows it still has a ways to go.

ADP CFO Jan Siegmund Plans to Leave Company - 13/06 6:51 am

Automatic Data Processings finance chief plans to resign from his post, the payroll-processing company said, a departure that comes as the firm faces scrutiny from a trio of activist investors.

'Fortnite' Joins Nintendo's Switch, but Full Crossplay Stays Elusive - 13/06 5:23 am

Nintendo is bringing the combat-survival game Fortnite to the Switch, securing the most talked-about game as the company hopes to carry strong sales for its videogame console through the machines second year.

Judge Rules AT&T Can Acquire Time Warner - 13/06 5:18 am

A federal judge ruled AT can proceed with its planned acquisition of Time Warner Inc., rejecting the Justice Departments allegations that the deal would suppress competition in the pay-TV industry.

Tesla Cutting About 9% of Global Workforce - 13/06 4:58 am

Car maker Tesla is cutting about 9% of its global workforce, or 3,500 workers, according to a memo to employees that says the move is aimed at reducing costs and becoming profitable.

News Buzz    

1MDB Scandal Turns Funds Cool on Malaysia - Bloomberg - Bloomberg
Bloomberg 1MDB Scandal Turns Funds Cool on Malaysia Bloomberg ... 3 percent of gross domestic product, Wee said. Rating agencies are likely to downgrade Malaysia sooner rather than later if its fiscal health deteriorates significantly due to liabilities arising from 1MDB , Brown Brothers ..[GC - Google Cache]
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Warisan files election petitions to challenge GE14 .. - FMT
Free Malaysia Today Warisan files election petitions to challenge GE14 results Free Malaysia Today We are confident with the evidence we have, he said, adding that today was the last day to file the election petitions. Yesterday, Warisan president Shafie Apdal said he had given the party's ..

At least three dead, dozens injured, after strong .. - Straitstimes
New York Times At least three dead, dozens injured, after strong earthquake hits Osaka in western Japan The Straits Times Water flows out from cracks in a road damaged by an earthquake in Takatsuki, Osaka, on June 18, 2018. PHOTO: REUTERS. Train guide electric boards tilt following an earthquake ..

Japan Paces Asia Stocks Drop on Trade; Oil Falls: .. - Bloomberg
Bloomberg Japan Paces Asia Stocks Drop on Trade; Oil Falls: Markets Wrap Bloomberg Japan's stocks led Asian declines amid investor concern the exchange of threats between China and the U.S. is the precursor of a full-blown trade war. Oil dropped, while the dollar edged higher as Treasury yields ..[GC - Google Cache]

Asus Zenfone Ares launched with 8GB RAM, AR, VR .. - Moneycontrol
Moneycontrol.com Asus Zenfone Ares launched with 8GB RAM, AR, VR capabilities: Price and specs Moneycontrol.com Asus has unveiled the all-new Zenfone Ares in Taiwan. The phone features advanced augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) capabilities and has specifications akin to Asus ZenFone ..
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Liberty systems breached in hack - BusinessTech - Businesstech
BusinessTech Liberty systems breached in hack BusinessTech Since becoming aware we have taken immediate steps to secure our computer systems and are investigating the incident . We are giving this matter the highest priority and will keep you informed as appropriate. According to the group, ..
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WhatsApp Business Tipped to Allow Product Showcase .. - Ndtv
NDTV WhatsApp Business Tipped to Allow Product Showcase Through a Catalogue NDTV Last month, it was reported that in addition to the existing Android app , the Facebook-owned team is working on a WhatsApp Business app for iOS to expand its presence. The app is also in the rumours to receive a ..
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Google places a $550 million bet on China's .. - Cnbc
CNBC Google places a $550 million bet on China's second-largest e-commerce player CNBC Tech giant Google said Monday it will invest more than half a billion dollars in China's second-largest e-commerce player, JD.com. As part of a strategic partnership, Google will put $550 million in cash into JD.com, ..
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Mercedes EQC wagon, an electric performer, takes aim .. - NewsCom
NEWS.com.au Mercedes EQC wagon, an electric performer, takes aim at Tesla NEWS.com.au The German brand previewed the look of the first member of its planned family of Tesla-beaters back in 2016, with a one-off motor show concept car called Concept EQ. ... If this all sounds like cutting edge ..