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Huawei CFO seeks bail, cites health fears behind bars: court documents

A top executive of China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] argued that she should be let out on bail while awaiting an extradition hearing due to severe hypertension and fears for her health while incarcerated in Canada, court documents released on Sunday showed.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 10 Dec 2018 | 11:51 am

Australia competition watchdog flags concerns over tech firms' use of user data

Australia's competition regulator on Monday outlined concerns about the ability of social media companies like Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google to monetize content and the extent to which consumer data is used for targeted advertising.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 10 Dec 2018 | 11:46 am

Trade Me boss Jon Macdonald delays departure amid bidding war

Jon Macdonald's Christmas won't be quite as relaxing as anticipated.In June, after more than ten years as Trade Me chief executive, he announced his intention to depart by the end of the year.Now, with a bidding war for Trade...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 10 Dec 2018 | 11:15 am

Canada Moose Cree First Nation to get drone deliveries

They will fly over parcels and necessities to a remote First Nation community in northern Ontario.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 10 Dec 2018 | 8:15 am

'Digital museum' brings millions of fossils out of the dark

A global effort to digitally record millions of fossils is set to transform the study of evolution.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 10 Dec 2018 | 7:35 am

From mini bots to robot arms, here are five gadgets your kids will love this Christmas

Struggling for ideas for the kids this Christmas? Chris Schulz has some suggestions that are sure to soak up some time on Christmas Day. Vector He's supposed to be Cosmo's grown-up cousin, but Vector loves to throw tantrums...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 10 Dec 2018 | 6:00 am

New wonder material: A rugby field packed in a teaspoon

Picture the entire surface area of a rugby field crammed inside a teaspoon.That's the incredible amount of complexity packed within a cutting-edge compound that scientists say could make a big difference in efforts to combat climate...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 10 Dec 2018 | 6:00 am

Huawei arrest: China demands Canada free Meng Wanzhou

The foreign ministry demands Canada release CFO Meng Wanzhou, who faces fraud charges in the US.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 10 Dec 2018 | 4:23 am

NHS told to ditch 'absurd' fax machines

Almost 9,000 fax machines are currently used by the NHS in England - but that is set to change.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 10 Dec 2018 | 3:27 am

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey criticised for 'tone deaf' Myanmar tweets

Jack Dorsey is accused of ignoring the persecution of the country's Muslim Rohingya minority.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 10 Dec 2018 | 12:15 am

O2 'to seek millions' in damages over data outage

The mobile phone operator is understood to be demanding damages from supplier Ericsson.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 10 Dec 2018 | 12:09 am

How to be a spy in the digital age

The head of MI6 has just revealed a huge secret - his first ever mission. But being a spy is very different now.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 9 Dec 2018 | 11:51 pm

How the star of Sheryl Sandberg dimmed

Facebook is in crisis. And the firm's chief operating officer, once the golden girl, is taking the heat.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 9 Dec 2018 | 2:43 pm

China's ire finally flares as US opens Huawei CFO case

The US began a market-shaking case against Huawei Technologies in a Vancouver courtroom, alleging a top executive at the Chinese telecom giant committed fraud to sidestep sanctions against Iran. More: Huawei Q&A: What you need...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 9 Dec 2018 | 2:15 pm

China's bold mission to land a probe on the dark side of the Moon

China has launched a ground-breaking mission to land a spacecraft on the largely unexplored far side of the moon, demonstrating its growing ambitions as a space power to rival Russia, the European Union and the US.A Long March 3B...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 9 Dec 2018 | 11:55 am

Uber makes confidential filing for long-awaited IPO

Uber Technologies Inc has filed paperwork for an initial public offering, according to three people with knowledge of the matter, taking a step closer to a key milestone for one of the most closely watched and controversial companies in Silicon Valley.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 9 Dec 2018 | 11:07 am

Local Focus: Picnic in the Pinetum

It may well be the best kept secret of Manawatū. The Ian McKean Pinetum in Rangiwahia is home to the largest collection of conifer species in the southern hemisphere.And last weekend the iconic tree collection celebrated the...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 9 Dec 2018 | 7:43 am

Liam Dann: Can we all be 'social influencers'?

COMMENT: What's up with young people these days? As much as that's a traditional grumble for us older folk, it's also a central question for business as it grapples with social trends that threaten to disrupt it.The internet...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 9 Dec 2018 | 6:00 am

U.S. court issued Huawei CFO arrest warrant in August

A New York court issued an arrest warrant for Huawei Technologies' chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou on Aug. 22, asking she be detained to stand trial to face U.S. charges, according to documents released during her bail hearing in Canada on Friday.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 8 Dec 2018 | 4:29 pm

Explainer: How does extradition to the U.S. work?

The arrest in Canada of a top Chinese technology executive for possible extradition to the United States has roiled markets and cast doubt on a recent U.S.-China trade truce.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 8 Dec 2018 | 4:29 pm

U.S. accuses Huawei CFO of Iran sanctions cover-up; hearing adjourned

Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's chief financial officer faces U.S. accusations that she covered up her company's links to a firm that tried to sell equipment to Iran despite sanctions, a Canadian prosecutor said on Friday, arguing against giving her bail while she awaits extradition.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 8 Dec 2018 | 4:29 pm

Recording shows what it sounds like on Mars

New audio has been released from the surface of Mars, and the sound is more hauntingly familiar than you might expect.NASA's Insight lander has captured audio that it labelled an "unplanned treat", where motion sensors on the vessel...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 8 Dec 2018 | 4:25 pm

Canadian court bail hearing for Huawei CFO adjourned until Monday

A bail hearing for the chief financial officer of China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd was adjourned until Monday, after

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 8 Dec 2018 | 1:21 pm

Comment: Huawei reveals the real trade war with China

COMMENT: If you only scan the headlines, you could be forgiven for thinking that the US-China trade war is mainly about tariffs. More: Huawei Q&A: What you need to know about the Chinese giant After all, the president and...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 8 Dec 2018 | 12:23 pm

Facebook to buy back additional $9 billion of shares

Facebook Inc will buy back an additional $9 billion of its shares, as it looks to pacify investors following a slump in its stock.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 8 Dec 2018 | 11:56 am

Exclusive: Amazon targets airports for checkout-free store expansion

Amazon.com Inc is looking at bringing its futuristic checkout-free store format to airports in an effort to win business from hungry, time-pressed travelers, according to public records and a person familiar with the strategy.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 8 Dec 2018 | 11:28 am

Crypto crash accelerates, sending Bitcoin to lowest level in a year

Cryptocurrencies continued their epic slide with a fresh bout of losses Friday after the SEC dashed hopes that a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund would appear before the end of this year.Bitcoin, the largest digital token, slumped as...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Technology | 8 Dec 2018 | 11:19 am

FCC to probe whether major carriers gave false coverage information

The Federal Communications Commission said on Friday it was investigating whether major wireless service providers submitted false information about their coverage areas.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 8 Dec 2018 | 11:12 am

Huawei: The rapid growth of a Chinese champion in five charts

China's tech giant leads the market for telecoms infrastructure, and is second only to Samsung in smartphone sales.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 8 Dec 2018 | 11:00 am

What's going on with Huawei?

The Chinese telecoms giant was the focus of international scrutiny even before the arrest of a senior executive.

Source: BBC News - Technology | 8 Dec 2018 | 10:55 am









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