Category: Technology

UK factory orders weaken in September as exports fade

UK factory orders weaken in September as exports fade

British manufacturers’ order books slipped in September, as export business weakened with little more than six months to go before Brexit, an industry survey showed on Monday. The Confederation of British Industry’s monthly factory orders balance fell to a four-month low of -1 from +7 in August, although remained above the series’ long-run average. The CBI’s gauge of export orders […]

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Comcast beats Fox in Sky auction with $39B bid

Comcast beats Fox in Sky auction with $39B bid

 Comcast has emerged as the top bidder for European broadcaster Sky after a rare auction held by British regulators. After three rounds of secret bidding on Friday and Saturday, Comcast offered the higher price of 17.28 pounds ($22.58) per share for Sky, the equivalent of nearly 30 billion pounds ($39 billion). Rival 21st Century Fox offered 15.67 ($20.47) per share. […]

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Germany’s Porsche says it won’t produce new diesel models

Germany’s Porsche says it won’t produce new diesel models

Porsche’s chief executive says the sports car maker won’t produce any new diesel models in the wake of parent company Volkswagen’s diesel emissions scandal. CEO Oliver Blume told Sunday’s Bild am Sonntag newspaper that, although Porsche itself never developed and produced diesel engines, its image has suffered from the scandal that erupted in 2015. He was quoted as saying the […]

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PayPal is the latest platform to ditch Alex Jones, Infowars

PayPal is the latest platform to ditch Alex Jones, Infowars

You won’t be able use PayPal anymore to buy fluoride-free toothpaste or a bottle of The Real Red Pill Plus from right-wing conspiracy promulgator Alex Jones. The digital payments company is the latest platform to ditch Jones and his Infowars site, which along with conspiracy theories peddles “I Stand With Trump” T-shirts, Wake Up America coffee, dietary supplements and survival […]

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Twitter finds software privacy bug affecting direct messages

Twitter finds software privacy bug affecting direct messages

Twitter says it found a software bug that may have sent some private messages to the wrong people. But the company says the problem specifically involved direct messages or protected tweets sent to businesses and other accounts overseen by software developers. The issue, which started in May 2017, could in some cases have directed messages to the wrong developer. The […]

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FBI arrests Oregon man over alleged YouTube threats

FBI arrests Oregon man over alleged YouTube threats

 Federal agents arrested an Oregon man who threatened to kill YouTube employees and specifically threatened the CEO of the company, saying he was coming for her, the FBI said Friday. William Gregory Douglas, 35, of Cave Junction, faces charges of cyberstalking and transmission of threats in interstate commerce to injure another. The FBI said Douglas was arrested Thursday outside a […]

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Congressmen question Google over kids’ privacy on YouTube

Congressmen question Google over kids’ privacy on YouTube

Two members of Congress are calling on Google to address concerns that YouTube might violate children’s privacy. Rep. David Cicilline, a Rhode Island Democrat, and Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, a Nebraska Republican, sent a letter this week to Google CEO Sundar Pichai asking for more details about how the service collects data. Their letter comes months after privacy advocates filed a […]

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Is $1,100 too much for an iPhone? Get an older one for less

Is $1,100 too much for an iPhone? Get an older one for less

The $1,100 price tag on Apple’s latest iPhone turned heads when the company announced it last week. But for less than half as much, you can still get a good camera, a decent-sized screen and other popular features. That phone was Apple’s first to come with water resistance and its first to lose the standard headphone jack. Its 4.7-inch screen […]

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Micron outperforms, but trade war costs emerge

Micron outperforms, but trade war costs emerge

Micron’s stock is down nearly 6 percent ahead of the opening bell with collateral damage from the U.S.-China trade war overshadowing a strong performance from the chipmaker in its most recent quarter. The company topped profit and revenue expectations, but Chief Financial Officer David Zinsner told industry analysts in a call late Thursday that gross margins are going to be […]

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AT&T fires back in bid to preserve its deal with Time Warner

AT&T fires back in bid to preserve its deal with Time Warner

 Fighting to defend its $81 billion takeover of Time Warner from a government challenge, AT&T is arguing the Trump Justice Department has failed to show that the merger will raise prices for pay-TV programming and for the consumers who watch it. The AT&T-Time Warner marriage was completed this spring soon after a federal judge approved it. But government antitrust regulators […]

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