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UK concludes it can mitigate risk from Huawei equipment use in 5G: FT

The British government has decided it can mitigate the risks arising from the use of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd in 5G networks, the Financial Times reported on Sunday, citing two sources familiar with the conclusion of Britain's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 18 Feb 2019 | 7:54 am

Small Business: Soulstorm Lasers lights up venues with fluro coloured beams

Musician Ben Lawrence, 31, co-founder of an Auckland laser company discusses collaborating with DJs and putting on the annual New Year's countdown animation display on Auckland's Sky Tower. What does your business do? Soulstorm...

Source: - Technology | 18 Feb 2019 | 6:00 am

China chill hits New Zealand schools: Student downturn may hit Kiwi parents in pockets

The number of Chinese students enrolling in New Zealand schools has plunged by more than 1000 this year, amid record numbers of last-minute cancellations.The drop of an estimated 20 to 30 per cent is already hitting school budgets...

Source: - Technology | 18 Feb 2019 | 6:00 am

Quadriga: The cryptocurrency exchange that lost $135m

When Quadriga's founder died he left behind a mystery: what happened to millions in cryptocurrency?

Source: BBC News - Technology | 17 Feb 2019 | 1:41 pm

Amazon's exit could scare off tech companies from New York

Amazon jilted New York City on Valentine's Day, scrapping plans to build a massive headquarters campus in Queens amid fierce opposition from politicians angry about nearly US$3 billion ($4.3b) in tax breaks and the company's anti-union...

Source: - Technology | 17 Feb 2019 | 11:00 am

Liam Dann: Where to next for NZ-China relations?

With Chinese New Year celebrations underway around the country, its unfortunate that the suggestion New Zealand's diplomatic relationship with Beijing has soured is dominating headlines.But we just can't afford to ignore the risk...

Source: - Technology | 17 Feb 2019 | 6:00 am

Germany to extend electric company car tax incentives: paper

German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz plans to extend tax incentives for electric company cars, he told a newspaper on Saturday, the government's latest attempt to boost demand for clean vehicles.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 17 Feb 2019 | 5:04 am

Exclusive: China ride-hailing giant Didi plans Chile, Peru launches to take on Uber

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing is planning to take on U.S. rival Uber in some of Latin America's fastest-growing markets, recruiting managers in Chile, Peru and Colombia, according to job postings and a company official.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 17 Feb 2019 | 1:35 am

Amazon invites Ocasio-Cortez for tour, calls worker claims untrue

A senior Inc executive on Friday disputed claims raised by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that Amazon workers face "dehumanizing conditions" as being untrue and invited her to take a tour of company facilities.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 16 Feb 2019 | 12:33 pm

Ports of Auckland goes driverless to boost container numbers

In the high-tech equivalent of "look Mum, no hands," Ports of Auckland's new 70-tonne straddle carriers will hurtle around at up to 22km/h, without anyone at the controls.This Luddite's nightmare means no human contact with the...

Source: - Technology | 16 Feb 2019 | 12:17 pm

Fran O'Sullivan: Plenty on the menu for Winston Peters' dinner date

COMMENT: Chinese Ambassador Wu Xi has taken a leaf straight from the Winston Peters playbook by throwing a dinner for him as the relationship between China and New Zealand becomes increasingly vexed.Peters will no doubt accept....

Source: - Technology | 16 Feb 2019 | 12:16 pm

JPMorgan Chase boss Jamie Dimon banking on digital currency

Billionaire Jamie Dimon famously dubbed bitcoin "stupid" and "fraud", but now the boss of one of America's largest banks is pushing his company into the world of cryptocurrencies.Dimon-led JPMorgan Chase will reportedly start issuing...

Source: - Technology | 16 Feb 2019 | 12:10 pm

Lyft to woo investors with fast U.S. growth in IPO race with Uber

Lyft Inc will pitch investors on its fast growth in the United States as it seeks to beat out Uber Technologies Inc to become the first publicly listed ride-hailing company, according to people familiar with the matter.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 16 Feb 2019 | 12:04 pm

How Amazon scrapped its plans for a New York headquarters

More than a year of work to bring Inc's headquarters and tens of thousands of jobs to New York City ended on Thursday with a couple of phone calls.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 16 Feb 2019 | 10:58 am

Amazon places big bet on aspiring Tesla rival Rivian Inc said on Friday it would lead a $700 million investment in U.S. electric pickup truck startup Rivian Automotive LLC, in the e-commerce giant's biggest bet on technologies with potential to reshape the automotive sector.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 16 Feb 2019 | 10:42 am

Tech entrepreneur's $50,000 gamble on mum's credit card made him a multi-millionaire

A British tech entrepreneur has revealed how he "stole" more than £30,000 ($56,291) from his mum for a gamble that ultimately put him on the path to become a founder Andrew Michael was just 17 in 1997 when he...

Source: - Technology | 16 Feb 2019 | 9:51 am

Alphabet unit seeks share of property taxes for Toronto smart city

Alphabet Inc's Sidewalk Labs unit is proposing it get a share of property taxes, development fees, and the rising value of Toronto city land as part of a deal to build a smart city, according to the company's slide presentation made public on Friday.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 16 Feb 2019 | 7:51 am

Private equity firms win over Scout24 with improved $6.4 billion bid

Hellman & Friedman and Blackstone have won over Scout24 after raising their offer for the online classifieds group to 5.7 billion euros ($6.4 billion) including debt, setting up the biggest takeover of a listed German company by private equity.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 16 Feb 2019 | 7:27 am

Visa, Mastercard mull increasing fees for processing transactions: WSJ

Visa Inc and Mastercard Inc, the two biggest U.S. card networks, are preparing to raise certain fees levied on U.S. merchants for processing transactions from this April, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 16 Feb 2019 | 7:11 am

Back-up plan if 2019 Rugby World Cup coverage blacks out

Spark and TVNZ have privately agreed on contingency plans in the event of a major malfunction of a Rugby World Cup broadcast by the telco provider – the most significant of which is the promise that the test will be shown on free-to-air...

Source: - Technology | 16 Feb 2019 | 6:00 am

Weird Science: Did Jaws kill off The Meg?

The giant prehistoric predator that inspired Hollywood's latest piece of low-brow sharksploitation became extinct much earlier than first thought – and it was today's great whites that drove its demise.The 15m-long Megalodon – meaning...

Source: - Technology | 16 Feb 2019 | 6:00 am

PewDiePie: Roblox lifts ban after social media backlash

Online multiplayer game Roblox has reinstated PewDiePie after banning the YouTuber for using his name.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 16 Feb 2019 | 5:30 am

Ad code 'slows down' browsing speeds

The code putting ads on webpages can stop pages loading by seconds, finds analysis of millions of sites.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 16 Feb 2019 | 1:42 am

Mobile networks call for 5G security inspector

The mobile network industry has called for a new security testing scheme to check 5G equipment.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 16 Feb 2019 | 1:33 am

Tilly Lockey: 'I can paint with my bionic arms'

Tilly Lockey, 13, has bionic arms that are so sophisticated she can now use a paintbrush and apply make-up.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 16 Feb 2019 | 1:24 am

Made In Chelsea's Andy Jordan: Being an influencer made me 'a puppet'

Made In Chelsea's Andy Jordan has a warning about the realities of being a social media influencer.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 15 Feb 2019 | 8:03 pm

Ford puts bed hoggers in their place, and other news

BBC Click's Jen Copestake looks at some of the best technology stories of the week.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 15 Feb 2019 | 2:20 pm

Meet the tech entrepreneurs tackling sexual harassment

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, new apps are helping victims gather and share evidence.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 15 Feb 2019 | 1:00 pm

Amazon cancels New York City campus plan

The internet giant hit local opposition over the roughly $3bn in subsidies it had been promised.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 15 Feb 2019 | 9:10 am

JP Morgan creates first US bank-backed crypto-currency

The US investment bank has created the JPM Coin to handle wholesale payments for some clients.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 15 Feb 2019 | 4:58 am

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