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10 Oct 10:28pm Updated Quickening Retreat From Tech Sinks Market
U.S. stocks posted their biggest decline in more than seven months, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average losing more than 800 points and the Nasdaq Composite Index falling 4% as investors accelerated their retreat from fast-growing technology stocks.
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James Murdoch tipped to lead Tesla board 10 Oct 9:06pm Updated James Murdoch tipped to lead Tesla board
Tesla must replace Elon Musk as board chairman as part of a settlement with US financial regulators.
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AT&T Streaming Video Service Is Set to Launch in 2019 10 Oct 8:33pm AT&T Streaming Video Service Is Set to Launch in 2019
AT&T is set to launch a streaming video service featuring films and TV shows it acquired from its purchase of Time Warner, ratcheting up its rivalry with Netflix.
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Amazon ditched AI recruiting tool that favored men for technical jobs 10 Oct 7:42pm Amazon ditched AI recruiting tool that favored men for technical jobs
Specialists had been building computer programs since 2014 to review résumés in an effort to automate the search process Amazon’s machine-learning specialists uncovered a big problem: their new recruiting engine did not like women. The team had been building computer programs since 2014 to review job applicants’ résumés, with the aim of mechanizing the search for top talent, five people familiar with the effort told Reuters.
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How light could help superfast mobile reach even further 10 Oct 7:07pm How light could help superfast mobile reach even further
Internet connectivity over light waves could help 5G mobile extend into buildings and underground.
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Virtual lives: Could VR change how we think of others? 10 Oct 7:00pm Virtual lives: Could VR change how we think of others?
Researchers are studying whether controlling a virtual reality body can affect real life behaviour.
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Travelers Cos. Selling Home-Security Gear via Amazon 10 Oct 3:48pm Travelers Cos. Selling Home-Security Gear via Amazon
Travelers Cos. began selling discounted home-security and sensor devices to its home-insurance customers on Amazon.com Inc. on Wednesday, the first time an insurer has had a retail presence on the online retail giant.
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James Murdoch favorite to replace Elon Musk as Tesla chairman - report 10 Oct 3:22pm James Murdoch favorite to replace Elon Musk as Tesla chairman - report
Son of media tycoon Rupert Murdoch is the lead candidate to replace the embattled Tesla founder Murdoch media dynasty son James is the favorite to take over the chairmanship of volatile electric-carmaker
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Music Piracy Remains High, Record Companies Say 10 Oct 2:21pm Updated Music Piracy Remains High, Record Companies Say
Even as on-demand streaming has helped the music business grow, piracy rates remain high, according to a trade group.
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Tech Fix: How to Delete Facebook and Instagram From Your Life Forever 10 Oct 1:54pm Tech Fix: How to Delete Facebook and Instagram From Your Life Forever
Lost faith in Facebook and Instagram after data leakages, breaches and too much noise? Here’s a guide to breaking up with the social network and its photo-sharing app for good.
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BBC News disrupted by software glitch 10 Oct 1:05pm Updated BBC News disrupted by software glitch
The BBC had to replace live broadcasts with recorded material on its TV news channels for about an hour.
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Workers urge Amazon boss to restore share schemes 10 Oct 12:13pm Workers urge Amazon boss to restore share schemes
Dozens of UK Amazon warehouse workers have sent emails directly to Jeff Bezos urging him to restore their employee share and incentive schemes, which they say have been cut in order to fund a promised pay rise.
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How Dirty Money Disappears Into the Black Hole of Cryptocurrency 10 Oct 12:09pm Updated How Dirty Money Disappears Into the Black Hole of Cryptocurrency
A Wall Street Journal investigation documents millions of dollars in suspicious trades through ShapeShift, a company backed by mainstream venture capitalists.
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Tech We’re Using: It’s Her Job to Get More People to Act Like You Right Now 10 Oct 11:46am Tech We’re Using: It’s Her Job to Get More People to Act Like You Right Now
Millie Tran, the first global growth editor at The Times, discusses how she tries to understand and nurture a worldwide audience. “So many dashboards and data sets!”
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10 Oct 10:43am Updated Travelers Cos. to Sell Home-Security Gear via Amazon
Travelers Cos. plans to sell discounted home-security and sensor devices to its home-insurance customers on Amazon, the first time an insurer will have a retail presence on the online retail giant.
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SoftBank Explores Taking Majority Stake in WeWork 10 Oct 8:10am Updated SoftBank Explores Taking Majority Stake in WeWork
SoftBank is in discussions to take a majority stake in WeWork, in what would be a giant bet on the provider of shared office space.
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Google Unveils New Gadgets for Its Voice-Controlled Assistant 10 Oct 8:10am Google Unveils New Gadgets for Its Voice-Controlled Assistant
Google launched new mobile and home gadgets on Tuesday aimed at ensuring the voice-controlled Google Assistant is never out of shouting distance.
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Netflix: The signs you might need a break from the site 10 Oct 8:07am Netflix: The signs you might need a break from the site
A handy guide on the telltale clues you might need a break from the streaming service.
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Will Canary Wharf become as quirky as Shoreditch? 10 Oct 8:06am Will Canary Wharf become as quirky as Shoreditch?
The tech sector has been one of the more vocal voices in business calling for the UK to retain full access to skilled migrant workers after Britain leaves the EU.
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Red Dead Redemption 2: three hours with the most anticipated game of the year 10 Oct 7:42am Red Dead Redemption 2: three hours with the most anticipated game of the year
Rockstar Games’ upcoming wild west adventure is a step forward for virtual world realism – and a reminder that cowboys, too, had to face up to modernity Left to my own devices with Red Dead Redemption 2 for a few hours, I was expecting to see sweeping open plains interrupted by mesas, dusty frontier towns with swing-door saloons and wary inhabitants, and a gang of crusty outlaws sharing stories around a campfire then riding through the woods on their way to a shootout. This astounding virtual wild west models itself on the classic Hollywood image of that time, the same fantasy as depicted in
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Google Unveils New Hardware 10 Oct 6:53am Updated Google Unveils New Hardware
Google launched new mobile and home gadgets on Tuesday aimed at ensuring the voice-controlled Google Assistant is never out of shouting distance.
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Google appeals against €4.3bn Android fine 10 Oct 5:18am Google appeals against €4.3bn Android fine
The company appeals against a fine for allegedly using the Android operating system to cement its dominance.
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Are you a ‘cyberhoarder’? Five ways to declutter your digital life – from emails to photos 10 Oct 5:00am Are you a ‘cyberhoarder’? Five ways to declutter your digital life – from emails to photos
Most of us have an unmanageable amount of data on our devices. But a few easy tweaks could bring it all back under control You have Marie Kondoed your wardrobe, recycled your old newspapers and taken unwanted books to the charity shop. It may feel as if you have succeeded in decluttering your life, but then you turn on your phone or open up your laptop and find a whole load more to tidy up. Sometimes, it gets out of control. Just this week, the snappily named European Problematic Use of the Internet Research Network warned of the dangers of “
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Google Appeals $5 Billion EU Fine in Android Case 10 Oct 3:18am Updated Google Appeals $5 Billion EU Fine in Android Case
Alphabet’s Google has filed an appeal of the European Union’s $4.97 billion antitrust fine for allegedly abusing the dominance of its Android operating system for mobile phones.
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Coalition calls on Google and Facebook to get on side with encryption bill 10 Oct 2:35am Coalition calls on Google and Facebook to get on side with encryption bill
Peter Dutton says the tech giants have a responsibility to help combat organised crime The Morrison government has criticised Silicon Valley’s biggest tech companies for opposing its planned encryption laws, saying the internet giants have a responsibility to help combat organised crime. Peter Dutton, the home affairs minister, says Australia’s law enforcement agencies have been prevented from infiltrating paedophile networks and other organised crime groups because the messages they send over encrypted electronic messaging services, such as Wickr and Whatsapp, cannot be intercepted by authorities.
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Get the picture: the Instagram accounts that post the same photo every day 10 Oct 2:00am Get the picture: the Instagram accounts that post the same photo every day
A host of online accounts are dedicated to posting an identical image every day – from pictures of Bake Off stars to Steve Buscemi. But why? If scrolling through your Instagram feed first thing has become an unavoidable morning ritual, then a posting trend that has recently garnered attention might just make sense to you. Teenagers – and they are by all accounts predominantly teenagers – have for the past couple of years taken to running daily “same picture” accounts, which do exactly as the title suggests. They post one pic and one pic only, the same one, every single day. That picture can be anything from
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Soldiers in Facebook’s War on Fake News Are Feeling Overrun 10 Oct 12:12am Soldiers in Facebook’s War on Fake News Are Feeling Overrun
The social network turned to Rappler, a scrappy news start-up, to clean up its service in the Philippines. But misinformation comes fast and has proved hard to stamp out.
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