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2019 Rugby World Cup streaming: 10,000 fans ask for help with Spark Sport

Ten thousand footy fans have flooded Spark Sport's helplines as the countdown heats up ahead of tonight's All Blacks versus Springboks clash.And Spark chief executive Jolie Hodson has also urged fans to "be patient" if they are...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 21 Sep 2019 | 7:37 pm

Rugby World Cup Q&A: Which games are free, how to hook up, more

How many games will be available free? Fourteen of the 48 Rugby World Cup matches will be available free, including all of the All Blacks' games.Twelve games will screen free-to-air on TVNZ 1 (see the full list below) and available...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 21 Sep 2019 | 7:25 pm

U.S. trade regulators approve some Apple tariff exemptions amid broader reprieve

U.S. trade regulators on Friday approved 10 out of 15 requests for tariff exemptions filed by Apple Inc amid a broader reprieve on levies on computer parts, according to a public docket published by the U.S. Trade Representative and a Federal Register notice.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 21 Sep 2019 | 1:42 pm

Facebook suspends tens of thousands of apps in response to Cambridge Analytica row

Facebook Inc said on Friday it has suspended tens of thousands of apps on the social networking platform, as part of the company's ongoing app developer investigation it began in March 2018 in response to the Cambridge Analytica row.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 21 Sep 2019 | 1:08 pm

What3words: 'Life-saving app' divides opinion

First responders have been singing the praises of what3words but some have reservations about the tech.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 21 Sep 2019 | 11:53 am

Few U.S. lawmakers hit 'like' button after Facebook CEO visits Capitol Hill

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrapped up three days of discussions with Washington movers and shakers on Friday, with few if any indications he had won new "friends" to help the top social media company deal with multiple probes by Congress, state attorneys general and federal regulators.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 21 Sep 2019 | 9:21 am

Exclusive: Fitbit considers whether it should explore a sale - sources

Wearable device maker Fitbit Inc has been in talks with an investment bank about the possibility of exploring a sale amid challenges in successfully pivoting from fitness trackers to smartwatches, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 21 Sep 2019 | 9:11 am

Uber sues New York City over cruising and licensing caps

Uber Technologies Inc sued New York City on Friday, seeking to void a new rule limiting how much time its drivers can spend cruising streets in busy areas of Manhattan without passengers, saying it threatens to undermine the company's ride-sharing model.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 21 Sep 2019 | 8:48 am

Blockbuster's 'crazy, doomed' Netflix meeting that ruined video chain

It's hard to believe today, but in 2000, video stores were still king — and Netflix was a struggling little start-up on the brink of collapse.In fact, it was haemorrhaging money, which is why founders Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 21 Sep 2019 | 8:40 am

Facebook suspends tens of thousands of apps

The move comes as part of a review launched in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 21 Sep 2019 | 8:34 am

Facebook suspends tens of thousands of apps following data investigation

Facebook said Friday it has suspended "tens of thousands" of apps that may have mishandled users' personal data, sparking fresh concerns about the tech giant's privacy practices and exposing it to another potential standoff with US...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 21 Sep 2019 | 8:00 am

Amazon vows to be carbon neutral by 2040, buying 100,000 electric vans

Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos on Thursday pledged to make the largest U.S. e-commerce company net carbon neutral by 2040 and to buy 100,000 electric delivery vans from a start-up, as employees and consumers around the world plan protests to address climate change.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 21 Sep 2019 | 6:14 am

60,000 streamed RWC opener on Spark Sport: how that stacks up

Spark says "almost 60,000" streamed the World Cup opener. READ MORE: • TVNZ, Spark turn to virtual All Blacks • Sky TV already jostling against Spark for rights to 2023 Rugby World Cup "This makes it one of the highest...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 21 Sep 2019 | 5:32 am

CME to start offering options on bitcoin futures early next year

CME Group, the world's largest futures exchange operator, said on Friday it plans to launch options on its bitcoin futures contracts in the first quarter of 2020, giving traders another way to hedge their risk in the cryptocurrency.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 21 Sep 2019 | 5:32 am

Netflix chief says 'The Crown' will look a bargain after streaming explosion

Netflix Chief Executive Reed Hastings said on Friday the entrance of Apple, Disney and NBC to the global streaming market will push content costs to levels that make its epic drama about the British Royal family "look like a bargain".

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 21 Sep 2019 | 5:24 am

U.S. dollar to be main currency underpinning Facebook's Libra: Spiegel

The U.S. dollar will make up 50% of the basket of currencies backing Facebook's planned digital coin Libra, with the euro, yen, sterling and Singapore dollar comprising the rest, Der Spiegel reported, referring to a letter from Facebook.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 21 Sep 2019 | 5:12 am

Essential etiquette tips for Facebook Messenger

Failing to reply within a day, leaving messages on "read" and bombarding people with your thoughts are the worst messaging etiquette mistakes, a new guide by Debrett's has ruled.The renowned etiquette company has launched a new...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 21 Sep 2019 | 5:00 am

Sky TV reportedly already jostling against Spark for rights to 2023 Rugby World Cup

As All Blacks fans log into the brave new world of Spark's streaming World Cup broadcast tonight, the Weekend Herald understands Sky is already preparing its bid for the next one. READ MORE • 60,000 streamed RWC opener on...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 21 Sep 2019 | 5:00 am

No crowds as Apple's iPhone 11 hits stores in China

Apple's latest iPhone 11 range hit stores in China on Friday, with short queues of die-hard fans contrasting with the hundreds who camped out ahead of some previous launches.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 21 Sep 2019 | 4:05 am

YouTube stars rattled by verification changes

YouTube will remove the "verified" status from many video-makers' channels.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 20 Sep 2019 | 11:52 pm

Hackers get chance to target US satellite

The US Air Force will allow selected hackers try and take over an orbiting satellite.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 20 Sep 2019 | 11:18 pm

Microsoft president: Don't move fast and break things

Microsoft's president urges other tech firms to accept responsibility for the effects of their work.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 20 Sep 2019 | 8:40 pm

Spark's RWC bombshell to customers just before kick-off

Auckland woman Michelle Pickles has been shocked to receive a letter from Spark, on the eve of the Rugby World Cup , that dropped the bombshell:"You recently took up our Broadband Plan offer, which included a Spark Sport Rugby...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 20 Sep 2019 | 2:17 pm

Is it worth upgrading to the iPhone 11? Depends what you have now

When Apple unleashed the original iPhone in 2007, the world changed.Fast forward 12 years and now pretty much everyone is (distractedly) walking around with a super computer in their front pocket (or more likely, glued to their...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 20 Sep 2019 | 1:13 pm

Tech entrepreneurs call for more government regulation

Tech insiders say we cannot trust companies like Google and Facebook to regulate themselves.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 20 Sep 2019 | 11:15 am

Robotic fish to scare invasive species and other news

BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at some of the week's best technology stories.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 20 Sep 2019 | 11:11 am

The work experience you can do in your pyjamas

Big companies are offering internships via the internet, but are they a valuable experience?

Source: BBC News - Technology | 20 Sep 2019 | 11:00 am

Airbnb says it will go public in 2020

Airbnb Inc. said Thursday it plans to go public in 2020, a long-awaited move by the home-sharing company that is both loved and reviled for its disruption of the hotel business.Airbnb disclosed the news in a brief statement. It...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 20 Sep 2019 | 10:50 am

Amazon's Jeff Bezos promises climate-change action

The chief executive says Amazon will buy thousands of electric vehicles and become carbon neutral by 2040.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 20 Sep 2019 | 4:16 am

Fish waste-based alternative to plastic wins Dyson Award

MarinaTex is an alternative to the single-use plastics such as those used in sandwich packets.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 20 Sep 2019 | 3:51 am









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