Technology

  • Can an algorithm pass for an author? Can a robot rock the house? A series of contests at Dartmouth College is about to find out. Dartmouth is seeking artificial intelligence algorithms that create "human-quality" ...

  • The 'terrifying' moment in 2012 when YouTube changed … Business Insider - Fri, Jul 3, 2015 8:01 PM SGT

    Although there wasn't any Roman-style backstabbing, YouTubers will remember the Ides of March...

  • The 1,200 Microsoft sales staffers offered jobs at … Business Insider - Fri, Jul 3, 2015 6:04 PM SGT

    As part of the deal struck earlier this week between Microsoft and AOL that will see the former...

  • After the Mergers, the Pain of Goodwill @ Barrons.com - Fri, Jul 3, 2015 12:46 PM SGT

    It’s well known by now that the market for technology mergers is running wild with megadeals. A month ago, chip maker Avago Technologies (ticker: AVGO) announced the biggest-ever tech deal, saying it will ...

  • Marc Benioff blasts SAP CEO: 'He’s scared of Sales … Business Insider - Fri, Jul 3, 2015 3:37 AM SGT

    Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has turned up his trash talking game against rival software maker SAP...

  • Most people will have to wait a little longer to get … Business Insider - Fri, Jul 3, 2015 1:38 AM SGT

    Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system will be available worldwide starting July 29 — but...

  • When HP splits, employees will not be able to jump … Business Insider - Fri, Jul 3, 2015 1:23 AM SGT

    HP on Wednesday took a major step forward in its plan to split into two huge companies. It filed...

  • Yahoo Test to Use Google-Powered Search Results and … @ Bloomberg - Fri, Jul 3, 2015 1:16 AM SGT

    Yahoo! Inc. is working with Google Inc. on a test that would use Google’s search results and advertisements on its site. If successful, the trial could result in a larger search deal between the companies. ...

  • Google is apologizing after reports surfaced that an automatic image-recognition feature in its Photos application was identifying images of some black people as "gorillas." A New York man posted ...

  • BBC says to cut more than 1,000 jobs as viewers trade … Reuters - Thu, Jul 2, 2015 6:30 PM SGT
    A pedestrian walks past a BBC logo at Broadcasting House in central London

    The BBC said it will cut more than 1,000 jobs because it expects to receive 150 million pounds ($234 million) less than forecast from the licence fee next financial year as viewers turn off televisions and watch programmes on the Internet. Every UK household with a television has to pay 145.50 pounds a year to the BBC, …

  • Hewlett-Packard is moving forward with plans to split into two companies, filing paperwork to create a new entity that will sell commercial technology, while a separate spinoff will sell personal computers ...

  • Progress Software posts 2Q profit Associated Press - Thu, Jul 2, 2015 4:27 AM SGT

    On a per-share basis, the Bedford, Massachusetts-based company said it had net income of 11 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs and stock option expense, were 35 cents per share. The business ...

  • YouTube not liable on copyright, but needs to do more … Reuters - Thu, Jul 2, 2015 2:25 AM SGT
    People pose with mobile devices in front of projection of Youtube logo in this picture illustration taken in Zenica

    A German court reaffirmed on Wednesday that YouTube was only responsible for blocking copyright-infringing videos which had been brought to its attention, but the judicial panel said the Google video unit could do more to stop breaches. The Hamburg regional court rejected an appeal by German performing rights association …

  • The future of news: Stop the presses! @ Financial Times - Thu, Jul 2, 2015 2:23 AM SGT

    The internet era has not been kind to newspaper publishers. It has almost killed classified advertising, accelerated a decline in circulation and directed eyeballs towards a seemingly infinite supply of ...

  • Does Pandora stand a chance against Apple Music? Business Insider - Thu, Jul 2, 2015 2:05 AM SGT

    Pandora has long been the most popular music streaming service. In a survey last year, it had a...

  • Oracle Gains Advantage in Google Suit @ Barrons.com - Thu, Jul 2, 2015 1:57 AM SGT

    Oracle (ORCL:NYSE) By MKM Partners ($40.30, July 1, 2015) On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from Google in a copyright-infringement suit brought against them by Oracle for their use of Java in Android devices. This lets stand a lower court ruling in which a judge declared that Google (GOOGL) …

  • First-job tales of YouTube celebrities Reuters - Thu, Jul 2, 2015 1:54 AM SGT
    People pose with mobile devices in front of projection of Youtube logo in this picture illustration taken in Zenica

    There was a restaurant called China Buffet in Tampa that hung a 'Help Wanted' sign outside, so I went in and ended up hosting every Friday and Sunday for $6 or $7 an hour.     "My favorite dish was lo mein, which was so greasy.

  • Facebook launches a 'full-on attack' against YouTu … Business Insider - Thu, Jul 2, 2015 1:51 AM SGT

    Facebook will soon start sharing ad revenue with select companies that upload their videos to its...

  • Sale of IBM microchip plants in Vermont, New York  … Associated Press - Thu, Jul 2, 2015 12:51 AM SGT

    GlobalFoundries announced Wednesday it had completed its purchase of IBM's microchip plants in Vermont and New York, giving a new lease on life to a big employer in Vermont and New York's Duchess County. ...

  • Hasbro, Lions Gate to roll dice with Monopoly movi … Reuters - Thu, Jul 2, 2015 12:36 AM SGT

    Toy maker Hasbro Inc is bringing the Monopoly board game to the silver screen, in a movie about a boy's quest to make his fortune and avoid jail time. Andrew Niccol, who was nominated for an Academy Award for writing Jim Carrey's "The Truman Show", will write the screenplay for the movie, to be co-produced by Hasbro and …

  • Microsoft Debuts Skype Phone, Meeting Services for … @ Bloomberg - Wed, Jul 1, 2015 9:00 PM SGT

    Microsoft Corp.’s Skype wants your company to rip out its landlines and place calls over the Web instead. Skype will roll out new products that will let companies replace their phone networks and broadcast meetings to thousands of people at once. The new features are part of Microsoft’s Office 365 cloud products and will …

  • These are the questions that keep Mark Zuckerberg up … Business Insider - Wed, Jul 1, 2015 8:01 AM SGT

    As CEO of a social network that has more than 1.4 billion monthly active users, Mark Zuckberg is...

  • Google just suffered three new attacks against its … Business Insider - Wed, Jul 1, 2015 5:07 AM SGT

    Google has a staggering number of projects going on right now. The company is simultaneously...

  • Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton is on pace to do something … Business Insider - Wed, Jul 1, 2015 4:16 AM SGT

    Cincinnati Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton is single-handedly bringing back one of the most...

  • Disney names treasurer Christine McCarthy as CFO Reuters - Wed, Jul 1, 2015 2:18 AM SGT
    The entrance gate to The Walt Disney Co is pictured in Burbank

    (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co said it named Christine McCarthy as its chief financial officer. McCarthy had previously served as Disney's treasurer over the past 15 years. Disney said in June that James Rasulo, a 29-year veteran of the media company, would step down as CFO at the end of the month. (Reporting by Anya George …

  • Apple loses appeal over ebooks case @ Financial Times - Wed, Jul 1, 2015 2:02 AM SGT

    Apple has lost its latest appeal against a 2013 ruling that said it played a "central role" in a conspiracy with publishers to raise ebook prices. The defeat comes on the same day that the company ...

  • Despite being the first generation to have grown up using the Internet, studies indicate millennials can be surprisingly unaware of online security threats they face. In fact, a 2013 survey by Marble Security, a mobile threat intelligence and defense company, found that 26.2 percent of young adults born in the U.S. between …

  • Facebook just upped its ante against YouTube's video … Business Insider - Wed, Jul 1, 2015 12:24 AM SGT

    Facebook is introducing a new, attractive way for marketers to buy video ads as it continues to...

  • 10 New Features YouTube Is Rolling Out for Creators … Entrepreneur - Tue, Jun 30, 2015 11:30 PM SGT
    10 New Features YouTube Is Rolling Out for Creators (Hint: 3-D Is Getting More Immersive)

    Other updates include new channel management capabilities on mobile and a rejiggered comments ranking.

  • You get a bizarre answer after asking Siri to divide … Business Insider - Tue, Jun 30, 2015 11:06 PM SGT

    Fire up Siri and ask, "What is zero divided by zero?" You get the true mathematical answer: But...

  • Cisco said Tuesday that it plans to buy privately-held OpenDNS for $635 million to boost its network security business. OpenDNS, based in San Francisco, makes online software that protects devices and ...

  • The 10 things in advertising you need to know toda … Business Insider - Tue, Jun 30, 2015 7:28 PM SGT

    Good morning! Here's everything you need to know in the world of advertising today. 1. Microsoft...

  • 10 things in tech you need to know today Business Insider - Tue, Jun 30, 2015 3:01 PM SGT

    Good morning! Here's the tech news you need to know today. 1. Apple Music is set for release...

  • Microsoft shake-up sees ads switch to AOL @ Financial Times - Tue, Jun 30, 2015 6:27 AM SGT

    Microsoft is to hand over much of its advertising operations to AOL and AppNexus, in the latest shake-up by chief executive Satya Nadella to weed out underperforming businesses and narrow the company's ...

  • Google just got replaced by Microsoft Bing in a big … Business Insider - Tue, Jun 30, 2015 5:37 AM SGT

    Microsoft is handing over parts of its display advertising business to AOL, the company announced...

  • NBC fires Trump, drops pageants over candidate's … Reuters - Tue, Jun 30, 2015 5:24 AM SGT
    File photo of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Trump in front of a statue of actor John Wayne during a campaign event in Winterset

    (Reuters) - NBC cut ties with real estate developer and TV personality Donald Trump and the "Miss USA" and "Miss Universe" pageants on Monday for making comments insulting Mexicans when he began his run for president earlier this month. The pageants, part of a 50/50 joint venture with NBCUniversal for the English-language …

  • Microsoft Said to Exit Display Ad Business, Cut 1,200 … @ Bloomberg - Tue, Jun 30, 2015 4:15 AM SGT

    Microsoft Corp. is shutting down its Web display advertising business and handing operations over to AOL Inc. and AppNexus Inc., a person with knowledge of the matter said. About 1,200 jobs at Microsoft ...

  • Uber just bought part of Microsoft Bing's mapping technology, … Business Insider - Tue, Jun 30, 2015 2:59 AM SGT

    Uber is acquiring part of Microsoft Bing's mapping technology, including 100 of its engineers...

  • Facebook and Google are winning the app war Business Insider - Tue, Jun 30, 2015 2:56 AM SGT

    Smartphone users spend more time with apps they've installed from Facebook and Google than with...

  • China Smartphone Demand to Boost These Stocks @ Barrons.com - Tue, Jun 30, 2015 2:56 AM SGT

    Pacific Crest Securities China smartphone demand is improving, but longer-term growth prospects remain in question. Discussions with smartphone original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and supply-chain partners indicate demand trends for China smartphones began to improve in May-June. While near-term demand trends have …

  • There is one key reason why people are spending more … Business Insider - Mon, Jun 29, 2015 11:55 PM SGT

    Smartphone users in the United States are spending more time in Facebook's apps than Google's...

  • A Chinese artificial intelligence program just beat … Business Insider - Mon, Jun 29, 2015 11:21 PM SGT

    Science just took us a small step closer to HAL 9000. A new artificial intelligence (AI) program...

  • Justices won't hear Google appeal in dispute with  … Associated Press - Mon, Jun 29, 2015 9:44 PM SGT

    The Supreme Court is staying out of a long-running legal battle between technology giants Oracle and Google over copyright protection for a computer program that powers most of the world's smartphones ...

  • Apple Suppliers Said to Start Making New IPhone With … @ Bloomberg - Mon, Jun 29, 2015 11:17 AM SGT

    Apple Inc.’s suppliers have started initial production of new iPhone models with a feature called Force Touch, which senses how hard users are pressing down on a screen, people with knowledge of the matter said. Its newest iPhones, in the same 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch sizes as the current iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices, …

  • Silicon Valley Profit Caper @ Barrons.com - Sat, Jun 27, 2015 12:01 PM SGT

    When Ruth Porat gave up her job as chief financial officer at Morgan Stanley earlier this year to take the same position at Google, a funny thing happened. By leaving New York and going to California, Porat entered a weird world where a wide range of technology companies, such as Google (GOOGL), Facebook (FB), Twitter …

  • Exclusive: Apple Will Restore Battle of Gettysburg … @ Fox Business - Sat, Jun 27, 2015 7:28 AM SGT

    After pulling apps for their use of the Confederate flag, Apple will reinstate the Battle of Gettysburg app unchanged.

  • Apple Suppliers Said to Start Making IPhones With Force … @ Bloomberg - Sat, Jun 27, 2015 6:00 AM SGT

    Apple Inc. has started early production of new iPhone models with a feature called Force Touch, which senses how hard users are pressing down on a screen, people with knowledge of the matter said. Its newest iPhones, in the same 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch versions as the current iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices, will have …

  • Micron Technology squeezed by falling PC demand AP - Sat, Jun 27, 2015 4:39 AM SGT

    Shares of Micron Technology tumbled 18 percent Friday, hitting levels not seen in more than a year as demand for PCs continues to fade. Net income and revenue both fell in the third quarter and the declines ...

  • Google is reportedly having a hard time getting its … Business Insider - Sat, Jun 27, 2015 3:42 AM SGT

    Google is having trouble getting TV networks and YouTube stars to support its new video...

  • Sci-fi TV series 'Humans' breathes new life … Reuters - Sat, Jun 27, 2015 1:35 AM SGT

    By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Attractive, efficient robots relieve people of the menial tasks of everyday life but problems arise when the androids threaten to surpass their creators in "Humans," a new sci-fi TV series that explores the fascination and fear about technology. "Humans" is not the first show or …

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