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Amazon Picks Up Ring For US$1bn

Amazon is paying around $1bn for Ring, the second maker of connected doorbells and security cameras it has acquired in just over two months, after it bought Blink in December to further its Alexa-led ambitions in the “smart home”. Amazon is expected to keep Ring as an independent business, much like it has with its […]

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California Approves New Rules Allowing Driverless Cars That Do Not Require A Human Operator

California has approved broad new rules allowing driverless cars that do not require a human operator to sit behind the wheel. Until now, a human had always been present to take over in the event of emergency, a requirement that pushed some Silicon Valley companies to start testing outside their home state. Critics say it […]

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Comcast Offers $31bn In Cash For European Broadcaster Sky

In a media merger merry-go-round, Comcast of the US has offered $31bn in cash for the European broadcaster Sky. The offer represents a 16 per cent premium to an existing offer from 21st Century Fox, for the Murdoch empire to acquire the 61 per cent of Sky it does not already own. Since that offer […]

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Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ – Built for the Way We Communicate Today

Samsung Electronics is looking to reclaim its number one spot from Apple, this with the introduction of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+, the smartphones that according to the company reimagine the way consumers communicate, share and experience the world. DJ Koh, president and Head of IT & Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics commenting on […]

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Is Evan Spiegel, Creator of Snapchat, The Highest-Paid US Chief Executive Of 2017 With Total Remuneration Of $638m?

Evan Spiegel, the billionaire creator of Snapchat, is likely to be crowned the highest-paid US chief executive of 2017. His total remuneration has hit $638m. The news came the same day that shares tumbled after celebrity Kylie Jenner tweeted her displeasure with the app. The tweet is said to have wiped more than $1bn from […]

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Microsoft And Qualcomm Pitching Computers That Mix Elements Of Tablets And Smartphones.

Microsoft Corp. and Qualcomm Inc. are pitching computers that mix elements of tablets and smartphones. That means, in principle, people will soon be able to buy a device that works like a familiar Windows laptop, but with the slimmer and lighter form of a tablet computer plus the built-in cellular connections and long battery life […]

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Vodafone To Test World’s First Air Traffic Control System For Drones Over A Mobile Network

Vodafone is to test the world’s first air traffic control system for drones over a mobile network. The industry wants to take a central role in developing a framework to integrate drones safely into international airspace. The telecoms company will work with the European Aviation Safety Agency on the tests, to take place in Germany […]

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“Cars Are To Uber What Books Are To Amazon” – Khosrowshahi

Dara Khosrowshahi plans to expand into buses, bikes and all forms of transportation, he said at a conference, outlining his long-term vision for Uber for the first time since being named chief executive last August. “Cars are to us what books are to Amazon,” he said — a reference to Amazon’s origins as a bookseller.

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Cisco Announces $25bn Stock Buyback Plan

Cisco has become the first big tech company to pass the rewards of US tax reform directly to its investors, with the announcement of a $25bn stock buyback plan. The network equipment maker has $71bn of cash held offshore, amounting to the third largest pile of unrepatriated foreign earnings of any US company, after Apple […]

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Scotia Bank Opens Digital Factories In Toronto, Mexico, Columbia, Peru and Chile.

Chairman of Scotiabank Trinidad and Tobago Limited, Brendan King, is reporting that their parent company, The Bank of Nova Scotia, has opened what they are referring to as Digital Factories, in Toronto, Mexico, Columbia, Peru and Chile. These facilities he said, will bring together a wealth of talent, who are working on exciting projects that […]

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