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Verizon to announce $5 billion deal to buy Yahoo on Monday: source
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 15:24:43 -0400
A combination photo of Yahoo logo in Rolle Switzerland and a Verizon sign in San Diego California(Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc will announce an agreement on Monday to buy Yahoo Inc for about $5 billion, according to a person familiar with the matter. The deal will end months of uncertainty about Yahoo's future after the company announced plans to review strategic alternatives in February. Yahoo and Verizon both declined to comment.


Nintendo shares plunge, company says Pokemon GO's earnings impact limited
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 22:26:39 -0400
Cosplayer dressed as a character of the augmented reality mobile game "Pokemon Go" by Nintendo participate in a "poketour" organized by the municipality in San SalvadorShares of Nintendo Co tumbled as much as 18 percent early on Monday after the company said smash-hit mobile game Pokemon GO would have only a limited impact on its earnings. Nintendo said after the market closed on Friday that it had already factored in anticipated revenues from its Pokemon GO Plus device - an accessory worn on the wrist to alert players of nearby monsters to catch - and that it had no plans to revise its annual earnings forecasts for now. Nintendo said its affiliate Pokemon Co receives licensing and fees from the game's developer, Niantic Inc, and that profits at Nintendo from those revenues would be limited.


Facebook, Twitter co-operated with Brazil probe of alleged militants
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 22:44:05 -0400
3D-printed Facebook and Twitter logos are seen in this picture illustration made in ZenicaThe judge overseeing the probe that led to the arrest last week of suspected Islamist militants in Brazil said Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. co-operated with investigators by providing information about the suspects' use of both social networks. In an interview late Sunday with Fantastico, a weekly news program on the Globo television network, Judge Marcos Josegrei da Silva said cooperation by both companies, after a judicial order tied to the investigation, was instrumental to understand the nature of discussions carried out by the suspects, a 12th of whom was detained late Sunday. Spokesmen for Facebook and Twitter declined to comment on specifics of the case.


Pokemon Go gets big Comic-Con stage, creator talks success and future
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 20:05:59 -0400
Niantic, game developer of Nintendo's smash hit Pokemon GO, Chief Executive Hanke speaks during an interview with Reuters in TokyoBy Piya Sinha-Roy SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Reuters) - The creator of the wildly popular Pokemon Go gaming app received the celebrity treatment on Sunday at the final day of San Diego's annual Comic-Con, as he discussed the viral popularity and future of the game. John Hanke, founder of Niantic Labs and developer of Pokemon Go, was welcomed with loud applause from more than 6,500 fans on a stage usually reserved for star-studded presentations from movie studios and TV networks. Hanke said the global popularity of the game, which incorporates colorful animated creatures from Nintendo's Pokemon universe into the real world using augmented reality (AR) and Google mapping technology, had been "mind-blowing." The game, released July 6, was evolved from an earlier Niantic Labs AR app game called Ingress, which Hanke said has also gained in popularity after the release of Pokemon Go.


China's Huawei says first-half sales revenue rose 40 percent year-on-year
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 22:34:51 -0400
Journalists attend the presentation of the Huawei's new smartphone in ParisHuawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL], one of the world's largest telecoms equipment makers, on Monday posted a 40 percent rise in first-half sales revenue and said it would "maintain current momentum" this year. Sales revenue reached 245.5 billion yuan ($36.8 billion) in the first six months of 2016, the company said in a statement. The Shenzhen-based private company, which competes with Sweden's Ericsson for the top spot in the global market for telecoms equipment, did not elaborate in its brief statement.


Apple weathers anti-U.S. demo in China, where patriotic protests snowball
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 20:12:55 -0400
A 3D printed Apple logo is seen in front of a displayed stock graph in this illustration takenApple Inc found itself on the receiving end of a small, short-lived anti-U.S. protest this week in China, the tech firm's biggest overseas market and a country where foreign firms have suffered damaging boycotts following international spats. A handful of unofficial Apple stores were picketed and social media users encouraged each other to destroy their Apple goods, in a rare instance of the tech firm being targeted as a symbol of perceived injustice following an international ruling against Chinese territorial claims. "There's not much Apple or any other foreign firm can do to prevent such patriotic protests," said analyst Nicole Peng at researcher Canalys, who sees no impact to Apple's sales from the recent protest.


Roadmap says transistors will stop shrinking in 5 years
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 01:53:00 -0400
Hillary Clinton's new mobile app offers real-world rewards to her biggest supporters
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 01:06:07 -0400
Hillary Clinton's new mobile app offers real-world rewards to her biggest supportersHillary Clinton might be namedropping Pokémon Go on the campaign trail, but she'll also be hoping her supporters have some smartphone battery left for another app — her own. Clinton supporters Hillary for America launched Hillary 2016 on the App Store last night, an app that offers daily challenges and quizzes to Clinton supporters, as well as providing digital and physical rewards to volunteers who help organize and canvas for the Democratic candidate.


What's next for 'Pokémon Go'? Custom locations and more monsters
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 00:25:00 -0400
All 2017 Ford vehicles are getting CarPlay and Android Auto
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 00:01:00 -0400
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How to pay for everything with your smartphone
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 10:16:28 -0400
Forget your wallet? Don't panic. Just grab your smartphone.
     
 
 
Keeping old router on Verizon Fios will cost you
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 12:49:59 -0400
You can avoid fees related to older routers by upgrading.
     
 
 
Report: Verizon closes in on Yahoo deal
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 16:32:08 -0400
Verizon is closing in on a deal to take over the troubled Internet pioneer.
     
 
 
Report: Arrival of Apple Car pushed back a year
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 14:39:43 -0400
Tech giant expected to unveil electric vehicle in 2021.
     
 
 
5 tips for parents of Pokémon Go kids
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 09:03:35 -0400
Tips for parents, including staying off private property and recognizing stranger danger.
     
 
 
We found out what happens after you catch every Pokémon
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 15:11:28 -0400
Nick Johnson has caught every Pokémon in Pokémon Go that is available in the U.S. Now what?
     
 
 
Many in tech squarely behind Clinton on eve of DNC
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 16:10:48 -0400
The comprehensive plan has been lauded by tech executives and associations for its emphasis on expanding education in STEM and computer science, emphasis on cybersecurity and push for immigration reform.
     
 
 
Love Pokémon Go? Here are 5 more cool AR apps
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 07:00:44 -0400
These are the best mobile apps using augmented reality.
     
 
 
The next decade in tech: Podcast
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 17:57:34 -0400
#TalkingTech looks to 2026, in transportation, dating, energy and more
     
 
 
'Pokémon Go' sets download record on Apple's App Store
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 17:30:28 -0400
Hit game logged the most downloads in its first week in App Store history.
     
 
 
3 legitimate ways you can make money online
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 08:17:43 -0400
Here are some tips for putting extra cash in your pocket.
     
 
 
Sony just announced the brightest TVs ever made
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 14:02:14 -0400
Sony's new "Z Series" flagship aims to claim HDR supremacy.
     
 
 
The week in tech podcasts
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 10:25:10 -0400
Clean out apps, dating meets augmented reality, groundbreaking tech of last 10 years
     
 
 
How to use your smartphone to pay for everything
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 10:14:02 -0400
Forget your wallet or purse? No need to panic. Columnist Jennifer Jolly shows you why it's easier -- and safer -- to make purchases in stores with your smartphone.
     
 
 
Secrets of Sears: Who makes Kenmore products?
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 09:04:27 -0400
This popular brand doesn't make its own appliances. Who does?
     
 
 
Solar Impulse 2 takes off on final flight
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 19:33:10 -0400
Solar Impulse 2 took off from Cairo early Sunday local time in the final leg of its around-the-world journey that started more than a year ago.
     
 
 
This 2-in-1 laptop packs a powerful battery
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 14:00:38 -0400
The Lenovo Yoga 900S makes some sacrifices in exchange for lots of juice.
     
 
 
Pokémon Go: How to keep your kids and your data safe
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 08:02:19 -0400
Parents: It’s time to have “the talk” with your kids.
     
 
 
Weekend deal: A 60-inch 4K TV for under $800
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 15:23:42 -0400
Get an extra-large screen for medium-sized money.
     
 
 
Amazon's Bezos now fourth-richest in world
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 15:18:15 -0400
Bezos, now worth $61.2 billion, is edging up on Warren Buffett who has $67.9 billion.
     
 
 
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Verizon 'agrees $5bn Yahoo deal'
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 19:02:19 GMT
US telecoms giant Verizon Communications is to buy Yahoo's core internet business for $5bn (£3.8bn), according to media reports.
The legacy of TV's Robot Wars
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 23:21:52 GMT
Robot Wars judge Noel Sharkey shares his memories of the programme.
US copyright law faces legal challenge
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:08:02 GMT
Digital rights group the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) attempts to overturn parts of US copyright law which, it says, are unconstitutional.
Players probe Elite game space mystery
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 16:01:32 GMT
Elite Dangerous gamers are working feverishly to decipher a puzzle uncovered by one player of the space simulation.
Snowden designs phone case to spot hack attacks
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 13:31:37 GMT
A smartphone case that tells its owner when their phone has been hacked is being designed by whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Pokemon Go finally launches in Japan
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 08:43:06 GMT
Nintendo's Pokemon Go is now available for players in Japan, the birthplace of the little monsters, says game developer Niantic Labs.
US man jailed over bitcoin fraud scheme
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 11:47:46 GMT
A Texan man has been sentenced to 18 months in jail for running a fraudulent Ponzi-style scheme based around the Bitcoin virtual currency.
Japan 'to stop making VCR machines'
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:06:20 GMT
The last videocassette recorder (VCR) in Japan is to be produced by the end of the month, according to the Nikkei newspaper.
Desktop banking use falls, as users switch to apps
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 23:00:58 GMT
The use of internet banking on a computer has fallen for the first time, as users switch to mobile apps, according to the banking industry.
Pokemon: Detective Pikachu live action movie confirmed
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 10:29:41 GMT
A live action Pokemon movie is to begin production in 2017, Legendary Entertainment has confirmed.
More misery for BT broadband users after new power cut
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 09:40:02 GMT
BT and Plusnet users were unable to access some websites again, after problems with the service yesterday.
Tinder launches group dates feature
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 10:00:11 GMT
Tinder now allows groups of friends to meet up - a feature one expert says risks turning it into an "orgy app".
Valve tackles Counter Strike gambling sites
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 11:39:29 GMT
Game maker Valve is threatening to shut down sites that use add-ons for its Counter Strike game to gamble.
Mozilla to block Flash in Firefox browser
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 12:27:41 GMT
Mozilla is planning to end full support for Adobe's Flash software in its Firefox browser from next month.
France data authority criticises Windows 10 over privacy
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 12:12:34 GMT
Windows 10 gathers an "excessive" amount of personal data on users, the French data authority says in a formal notice about the operating system.
Cleric flags fatwa against Pokemon
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 11:18:27 GMT
A leading Saudi cleric has urged followers to shun Pokemon Go because of a fatwa against it.
File-sharing 'mastermind' arrested in Poland
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:46:14 GMT
US authorities have charged a Ukrainian man alleged to be the mastermind of the world's biggest online piracy website.
What will stop Tumblr's tumble?
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 23:10:34 GMT
Three years have passed since Yahoo bought micro-blogging site Tumblr, but it is not the goldmine it once hoped.
Nearly six million fraud and cyber crimes last year, ONS says
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 12:36:38 GMT
Almost six million fraud and cyber crimes were committed last year in England and Wales, new figures from the Office for National Statistics suggest.
Google tests ads that load faster and use less power
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:50:44 GMT
Google reveals it is building new technology to make ads appear more quickly and use less battery power.
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