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Apple explores moving 15-30% of production capacity from China: Nikkei

Apple Inc has asked its major suppliers to assess the cost implications of moving 15%-30% of their production capacity from China to Southeast Asia as it prepares for a restructuring of its supply chain, according to a Nikkei Asian Review report on Wednesday.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2019 | 10:16 pm

China's Geely selects Swedish software firm as driverless car supplier

China's Geely has picked Zenuity, a joint venture between its Volvo car marque and Swedish technology group Veoneer, as its preferred supplier for assisted and self driving software.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2019 | 10:14 pm

China loses ground in top supercomputer list

There are slightly fewer Chinese machines, and some more US ones, in the list of top supercomputers.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 19 Jun 2019 | 9:44 pm

Gambling: Four ads banned from Looney Tunes app

The game - considered appealing to under 18s - gave players the chance to earn "gems" by viewing ads.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 19 Jun 2019 | 9:14 pm

Electric dreams in danger as funding dwindles for China's Tesla challengers

Last year, Wei Qing and his private equity investment team visited more than 20 Chinese electric vehicle manufacturing startups.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2019 | 9:05 pm

Activists urge Google to break up before regulators force it to

Shareholder activists want Google parent Alphabet Inc to break itself up before regulators force the world's biggest internet ad seller to split into different pieces.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2019 | 8:33 pm

French photo startup Meero joins unicorn club after $230 million fundraising

French startup Meero, which offers online editing and production tools for photographers, has raised $230 million in a boost for the country's technology and start-up scene that President Emmanuel Macron hopes will boost the overall economy.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2019 | 7:48 pm

Euroclear to press ahead with blockchain pilot for commercial paper

Securities house Euroclear said on Wednesday it would push ahead with building a pilot blockchain-based platform for issuing and settling commercial paper transactions used by companies to grease the wheels of the economy.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2019 | 5:20 pm

Pushpay lifts earnings guidance, hunts for female director

NZX-listed Pushpay nudged up its earnings guidance at its annual meeting today, following a positive start to the year.The digital church collection payment operator now expects earnings before interest, tax, amortisation and fair...

Source: - Technology | 19 Jun 2019 | 4:31 pm

Rumours fly as Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes weds hotel heir

She was America's youngest female billionaire — until her massive scam was finally exposed.Today, Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes is facing up to 20 years in prison after being charged with wire fraud and conspiracy to commit...

Source: - Technology | 19 Jun 2019 | 2:36 pm

U.S. lawmaker calls for Facebook to pause cryptocurrency project

A leading U.S. House lawmaker on Tuesday called on Facebook Inc to halt development on its new cryptocurrency and for company executives to testify before Congress, adding to global concerns about what the digital currency could mean for data privacy and security.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2019 | 1:43 pm

Facebook's cryptocurrency ambitions face privacy concerns, political backlash

Facebook Inc announced ambitious plans on Tuesday to launch a new global cryptocurrency called Libra, part of an effort to expand into digital payments that immediately raised privacy concerns.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2019 | 1:43 pm

Facebook's currency Libra faces financial, privacy pushback

Facebook is getting a taste of the regulatory pushback it will face as it creates a new digital currency with corporate partners.Just hours after the social media giant unveiled early plans for the Libra cryptocurrency, French Finance...

Source: - Technology | 19 Jun 2019 | 1:27 pm

Facebook plans own cryptocurrency, named Libra, for its two billion users

Facebook already rules daily communication for more than two billion people around the world. Now it wants its own currency, too.The social network has unveiled an ambitious plan to create a new digital currency similar to Bitcoin...

Source: - Technology | 19 Jun 2019 | 11:42 am

Should we dislike the 'Like' button?

Social media companies know approval can be addictive, so how should we manage the compulsion to be liked?

Source: BBC News - Technology | 19 Jun 2019 | 11:18 am

Google invests $1 billion to ease housing shortage near California headquarters

Alphabet Inc's Google announced on Tuesday it would set aside $750 million in land and $250 million in financing to spur developers in the San Francisco Bay Area to build at least 20,000 homes and rehabilitate other housing over the next decade.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2019 | 10:14 am

Pushpay election: Why NZSA will vote against Huljich, back Heaslip

The New Zealand Shareholders Association is recommending its members vote against Peter Huljich in a Pushpay board election this afternoon - citing that the biography presented to shareholders failed to mention a 2011 guilty plea...

Source: - Technology | 19 Jun 2019 | 9:36 am

Senior U.S. lawmaker says Facebook should halt cryptocurrency project pending review

U.S. House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters said Tuesday that Facebook Inc should halt development of its announced cryptocurrency until Congress and regulators conduct a review.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 19 Jun 2019 | 9:24 am

Rugby World Cup re-sale talks breakdown: 2degrees says Spark trying to lock out rivals

2degrees has sharpened its criticism of Spark's move to make Rugby World Cup tournament passes free for new or renewing Spark customers - and it's raised the prospect that Spark could squeeze competitors more if the telco wins Super...

Source: - Technology | 19 Jun 2019 | 6:35 am

US and Russia clash over power grid 'hack attacks'

Russia has countered attempts to hack into its infrastructure, says Kremlin spokesman.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 18 Jun 2019 | 10:20 pm

Instagram boss Adam Mosseri: 'We can't solve bullying on our own'

The company's boss Adam Mosseri tells Radio 1 Newsbeat he wants Instagram to be "less pressurised".

Source: BBC News - Technology | 18 Jun 2019 | 9:38 pm

Ready to give a lot? Spark Foundation selling Givealittle

Spark is looking to sell Givealittle, the site run by its charitable wing The Spark Foundation - and famous for crowdfunding drives like the successful $2.2 million effort to keep a pristine Abel Tasman beach in public hands, and...

Source: - Technology | 18 Jun 2019 | 3:56 pm

Tibetan human rights group plan Auckland protest against Google's China expansion plans

A Tibetan human rights group will be protesting outside Google's Auckland office demanding that the technology giant scrap its plans to launch a censored search engine in China called Project Dragonfly.Friends of Tibet leader Thuten...

Source: - Technology | 18 Jun 2019 | 3:45 pm

Uber tests food delivery by drone in US

Uber Eats will begin testing drone delivery in high-density urban areas in the United States later this year.Uber and the city of San Diego have been granted Federal Aviation Administration clearance to operate commercial drone...

Source: - Technology | 18 Jun 2019 | 2:34 pm

Inside Heathrow's high-tech baggage system

Heathrow's luggage system handles 180,000 items per day. Tom Burridge takes a look inside.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 18 Jun 2019 | 11:30 am

How a struggling airline went soaring through the cloud

In a "David and Goliath" battle of the skies, the small airline used tech to punch above its weight.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 18 Jun 2019 | 11:02 am

Sky TV axes Rugby Channel amid sports shake-up

Sky TV will axe the Rugby Channel at midnight on July 31.A letter to Rugby Channel subscribers pitches it as a saving (the Rugby Channel costs $8.81 per month, and is only available to those who already have a sub to the $31.99/month...

Source: - Technology | 18 Jun 2019 | 9:13 am

Samsung TVs should be regularly virus-checked, the company says

The technology company tweeted its QLED-branded sets should be scanned once every few weeks.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 18 Jun 2019 | 2:55 am

Instagram to make hacked account recovery easier

The photo platform is testing a new way to get back into hacked accounts.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 18 Jun 2019 | 12:50 am

Hacker conference speaker axed over abortion views

Protests and a threatened boycott lead the Black Hat hacker conference to axe its keynote speaker.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 18 Jun 2019 | 12:34 am

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