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32m Updated Google Parent Posts Strong Ad Growth, but Earns Less for Each Click
Google parent Alphabet said its advertising business continued to hum, but its fastest-growing segments—mobile and YouTube advertising—are less lucrative than desktop ads.
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SoftBank Seeks Multibillion-Dollar Stake in Uber52m Updated SoftBank Seeks Multibillion-Dollar Stake in Uber
SoftBank is pushing to take a commanding stake in the ride-hailing market, angling for a piece of Uber after spreading its bets across a trio of Asian startups.
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Western Union Opens New Front in Cash-Transfer War: Gas Stations4h Updated Western Union Opens New Front in Cash-Transfer War: Gas Stations
Western Union is turning gas-station attendants in Australia into money-transfer agents, reaching out to customers like taxi and Uber drivers looking to send cash at all hours of the day and night.
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KKR to Buy WebMD in $2.8 Billion Deal6h Updated KKR to Buy WebMD in $2.8 Billion Deal
KKR has reached a deal to buy WebMD Health Corp. for $2.8 billion. The New York-based health-information provider had been running an auction after publicly putting itself in play earlier this year.
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For Alphabet, a Record Fine is Both a Footnote and a Warning7h Updated For Alphabet, a Record Fine is Both a Footnote and a Warning
Not many companies could brush off a $2.7 billion hit. Nonetheless, the fine represents a regulatory threat that could continue to grow.
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Visual-Effects Company Sues Another Two Movie Studios8h Visual-Effects Company Sues Another Two Movie Studios
Rearden LLC on Monday sued Twentieth Century Fox, Paramount Pictures and videogame publisher Square Enix Inc. in federal district court in San Francisco.
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Bitcoin goes arty9h Bitcoin goes arty
The global art market is not known for tech innovation, so why is Bitcoin proving increasingly popular?
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Traffic Costs Jam Up Google9h Updated Traffic Costs Jam Up Google
Google’s sharp jump in paid clicks came at a high cost. Traffic acquisition spending outpaced revenue growth for the first time in five years.
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Alphabet profits rocked by EU fine9h Alphabet profits rocked by EU fine
Google parent Alphabet reports revenues rose in the second quarter but profits drop by almost a third.
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Daimler Invests in Beijing-Based Self-Driving Startup Momenta10h Daimler Invests in Beijing-Based Self-Driving Startup Momenta
Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler AG is investing in a Chinese self-driving startup, in another instance of a Western auto maker seeking out a Chinese partner to get a foothold in a challenging market.
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Apple Supplier Foxconn Looks at Producing Display Panels in Wisconsin11h Updated Apple Supplier Foxconn Looks at Producing Display Panels in Wisconsin
Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology Group, which assembles Apple’s iPhones, is nearing a decision to invest in Wisconsin and could hold an event in Washington, D.C., as soon as this week to discuss U.S. investment plans.
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AT&T Earnings: What to Watch11h AT&T Earnings: What to Watch
AT&T Inc. is slated to report second-quarter earnings after the market close Tuesday. Here’s what you need to know.
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Future astronauts could be drinking Moon water11h Future astronauts could be drinking Moon water
Areas of the Moon have an "unusually" large amount of trapped water that could support future lunar explorations, according to a new report.
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Young Digital Artists, Anxious About ... Technology12h Young Digital Artists, Anxious About ... Technology
An exhibition at Sotheby’s in New York betrays a broad generational anxiety about the technological future and the role of humans in it.
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Microsoft Paint’s Days May Be Numbered12h Microsoft Paint’s Days May Be Numbered
One of first applications for Windows will no longer be actively developed, the company said, pushing the program closer to being discontinued.
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Alphabet Earnings: What to Watch13h Updated Alphabet Earnings: What to Watch
Google parent Alphabet Inc. is scheduled to announce second-quarter earnings after the market closes Monday. Here’s what you need to know.
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Bits: Daily Report: A Venture Capitalist and His Famous Father15h Bits: Daily Report: A Venture Capitalist and His Famous Father
Ben Horowitz is one of the most influential tech investors of his generation. His father is influential, too. But in a very different way.
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In Cyberwarfare, Everyone Is a Combatant16h Updated In Cyberwarfare, Everyone Is a Combatant
The cloak-and-dagger doings of global powers are now entangled with businesses’ day-to-day operations, writes Christopher Mims.
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16h Tech Tip: Using Your Phone to Scan Pictures of Prints
Many sophisticated apps can capture images of photo prints and create good-quality digital versions that take up much less space in the closet.
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Smart fridges and TVs should carry security rating, police chief says17h Smart fridges and TVs should carry security rating, police chief says
At-a-glance security information should be beside energy efficiency ratings to protect households according to Durham chief constable Mike Barton Televisions, fridges and other internet-connected home appliances should carry cyber security ratings alongside energy efficiency ratings, a police chief has suggested. Durham chief constable Mike Barton said customers should be given the at-a-glance information for internet-ready equipment in the same way fridges, freezers, TVs and other appliances have to display their energy efficiency ratings before sale.
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Police warn criminals could hack your kettle18h Police warn criminals could hack your kettle
Police are warning that cyber criminals will hack new smart home gadgets as a 'back door' into personal internet bank accounts.
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Norway Takes Lead in Race to Build Autonomous Cargo Ships18h Updated Norway Takes Lead in Race to Build Autonomous Cargo Ships
Two Norwegian companies are taking the lead in the race to build the world’s first crewless, autonomously operated electric ship, an advance that could mark a turning point in seaborne trade.
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Next Leap for Robots: Picking Out and Boxing Your Online Order18h Updated Next Leap for Robots: Picking Out and Boxing Your Online Order
Developers are close to creating robots that can move products off shelves and into boxes, a breakthrough that would revolutionize one of the most labor-intensive aspects of e-commerce.
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Beat the Hustler: a virtual experience of a street con – trailer video18h Beat the Hustler: a virtual experience of a street con – trailer video
Pit your wits against a wily street hustler (played by Dan Skinner) in the heart of the City of London. But be on your guard: they say you always win your first game, always lose your second. You’ll need all your powers of observation and concentration to come out on top ...
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How Cyberwarfare Makes Cold Wars Hotter18h Updated How Cyberwarfare Makes Cold Wars Hotter
Ransomware attacks such as WannaCry seek information that combatants can leverage in a global online war fought with coercion not force.
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Internet firms should use profits to stamp out child abuse images, says police chief19h Internet firms should use profits to stamp out child abuse images, says police chief
Mike Barton says companies must do more to stop content appearing online, and questions difficulty of removing images Internet companies should re-invest some of their “eye-watering” profits into efforts to stamp out child abuse images online, a chief constable has said. Mike Barton challenged firms to do more to stop the content appearing in the first place, as police arrest hundreds of suspected paedophiles every month.
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Microsoft Paint to be killed off after 32 years19h Microsoft Paint to be killed off after 32 years
Long-standing basic graphics editing program, used throughout childhoods since the 1980s, has been marked for death Microsoft’s next Windows 10 update, called the
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Kingdom Hearts 3: the RPG that crosses Disney and Final Fantasy20h Kingdom Hearts 3: the RPG that crosses Disney and Final Fantasy
In 2002 a game depicting Micky Mouse and pals threatened by an evil force was a surprise hit. Can the latest Toy Story-themed instalment provide the magic fans crave? When Disney held its annual D23 fan convention in Anaheim, California, last week, news was dominated by the announcement of new Star Wars-themed areas for its giant theme parks, promising fully immersive adventure experiences. But when it came to video games, neither of Disney’s big geek-friendly franchises – Star Wars or Marvel – dominated the show. Instead, the spotlight was very much on franchise far less recognised by the wider masses: Kingdom Hearts, an action-RPG series that crosses Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy with elements of the Final Fantasy series. When new material for the much-delayed Kingdom Hearts III was revealed during the gaming-focused Level Up panel, the cheering was louder than anything that greeted major mainstream properties such as EA’s
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Microsoft signals end of Paint program20h Microsoft signals end of Paint program
The graphics program has been around for 32 years.
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Dov Moran: The man behind the memory stick20h Dov Moran: The man behind the memory stick
Israeli inventor Dov Moran talks about the success of the memory stick and the sale of his company M-Systems in 2006.
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Pokémon Go fans enraged as first festival ends in connectivity disaster22h Pokémon Go fans enraged as first festival ends in connectivity disaster
Developer booed on stage as gamers left unable to connect to play popular augmented reality game after mobile networks and servers overloaded The first ever, official Pokémon Go Fest collapsed into chaos on Saturday, after attendees who had queued for hours for the chance to catch Legendary Pokémon Lugia found the game almost unplayable due to overloaded mobile phone networks. Developer Niantic has apologised to fans, offering a full refund on the $20 ticket, $100 worth of in-game Pokécoins, and giving a Lugia to all registered attendees, but the event still casts a shadow over what was supposed to be a very public celebration of the game’s first anniversary.
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Microsoft giving Paint the brush-off after 32 years22h Microsoft giving Paint the brush-off after 32 years
Microsoft Paint, the image-editing program which helped a generation with their computer art, is to be erased later this year.
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Microsoft is planning to kill off Paint after 32 years22h Microsoft is planning to kill off Paint after 32 years
Long-standing basic graphics editing program, used throughout childhoods since the 1980s, has been marked for death Microsoft’s next Windows 10 update, called the
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Sensing Weakness, Uber’s Asian Rivals Make $2.5 Billion Play24h Sensing Weakness, Uber’s Asian Rivals Make $2.5 Billion Play
With a new funding round, the Southeast Asian ride-sharing company Grab is doubling down as Uber seeks new leadership.
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Facebook worker living in garage to Zuckerberg: challenges are right outside your door24h Facebook worker living in garage to Zuckerberg: challenges are right outside your door
As the Facebook CEO travels across the US to ‘learn about people’s hopes and challenges’, the cafeteria workers at his company struggle to make ends meet
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Are we looking at an electric future?24h Are we looking at an electric future?
The UK could see savings of £40bn thanks to a revolution in electricity
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£246m to make UK leader in battery technology25h £246m to make UK leader in battery technology
The first phase of a four-year £246m Government investment into battery technology is being launched to make batteries more accessible and affordable.
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Uber rival Grab to raise $2.5bn in fresh investments26h Uber rival Grab to raise $2.5bn in fresh investments
China's Didi Chuxing and Japan's Softbank are backing the ride-hailing firm with extra funding.
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Cloud Wars at the Right Price28h Updated Cloud Wars at the Right Price
The cloud computing business is growing, and revenue is building even without the draw of price cuts.
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