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Little risk for Google in retrial vs Oracle over Android
Thu, 05 May 2016 13:33:49 -0400
Letters spell the word "Alphabet" as they are seen on a computer screen with a Google search page in this photo illustration taken in ParisEven if a jury orders Alphabet Inc's Google to pay the full $8.8 billion sought by Oracle Corp in an upcoming San Francisco copyright trial over the Android operating system, shareholders and analysts say it will likely have little impact on the search giant's bottom line. Oracle claims Google's Android violated its copyright on parts of the Java programming language, while Google says it should be able to use Java without paying a fee under the fair-use provision of copyright law. If the new jury, in the trial starting on Monday, rules against Google on fair use, then it will consider damages.

SAP teams up with Apple to bring SAP's HANA to iOS
Thu, 05 May 2016 17:17:46 -0400
An Apple store is seen in Los Angeles(Reuters) - Apple Inc is taking another step into the corporate computing world by partnering with SAP to develop apps that run the German company's widely used business software on smartphones and tablets, the two companies said on Thursday. The consumer electronics giant, which historically has remained aloof from the unglamorous but potentially lucrative market for enterprise software, has in the past two years set partnerships with IBM, Cisco Systems and now SAP that enable Apple products to reach a growing audience of business professionals. SAP, whose business software runs inside 87 percent of the world's 2,000 biggest companies, said it would work with Apple to develop mobile business apps for iPhones and iPads that run on its HANA database software.

Striking union workers protest at Verizon shareholder meeting
Thu, 05 May 2016 17:21:06 -0400
File photo of the entrance to a Verizon wireless store in New YorkBy Malathi Nayak NEW YORK (Reuters) - Dozens of Verizon Communications Inc landline workers, on strike since mid-April after contract talks hit an impasse, marched on the company's annual shareholder meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Thursday. The Albuquerque Police Department said no arrests were made but 15 people were cited. The unions for the strikers said they also planned hundreds of protests across the United States against Verizon, the No. 1 U.S. wireless service provider.

Alibaba's revenue soars, but new ventures hit profit
Thu, 05 May 2016 12:12:57 -0400
A logo of Alibaba Group is seen on a building under construction, where the company's Beijing headquarters will be, in BeijingAlibaba Group Holding Ltd, China's biggest e-commerce company, said fourth-quarter sales rose 39 percent after its core online shopping business grew, but profit fell for the first time as it spent on ventures like food delivery. Net income excluding extraordinary items, Alibaba's preferred measure for earnings, shrank 1.4 percent to 7.6 billion yuan from the previous year, as the company continued to invest heavily in new but shakier businesses. Its online finance affiliate Ant Financial Services Group, one of founder Jack Ma's crown jewels in his e-commerce empire, recorded a net loss in the quarter.

GoPro revenue beats estimates; to delay drone launch
Thu, 05 May 2016 17:13:45 -0400
Re-fuel rechargeable battery for GoPro Hero cameras is displayed during the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas(Reuters) - GoPro Inc reported a lower-than-expected fall in quarterly revenue as demand for its popular wearable action cameras remained strong. Shares of the company, which said it would delay its drone launch, were up 4.1 percent in after-hours trading on Thursday. Analysts on average had expected revenue of $169.1 million, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. "Unit sell-thru was close to first quarter 2015 levels, a quarter which benefited from the launch of HERO4," Nicholas Woodman, GoPro Founder and CEO, said in a statement.

'Call of Duty' maker Activision's revenue, profit beat estimates
Thu, 05 May 2016 16:35:51 -0400
Men are dressed as soldiers to promote the video game "Call Of Duty Black Ops 3" at the Gamescom fair in Cologne(Reuters) - Activision Blizzard Inc reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit due to strong demand for its popular "Call of Duty: Black Ops III" videogame. Shares of the company, which also forecast current-quarter revenue and profit above analysts' expectations, rose 4 percent in extended trading on Thursday. Activision, known for its game series such as "Skylanders" and "World of Warcraft", said adjusted revenue from its high-margin digital business rose 48 percent to $797 million.

Everything terrible about Donald Trump's taco bowl tweet
Thu, 05 May 2016 17:26:50 -0400
Everything terrible about Donald Trump's taco bowl tweetEarlier today, Donald Trump celebrated Cinco de Mayo by publishing a tweet that read: "Happy #CincoDeMayo! The best taco bowls are made in Trump Tower Grill. Happy #CincoDeMayo! The best taco bowls are made in Trump Tower Grill.

This Budweiser-themed VR headset can also carry your beer, for some inexplicable reason
Thu, 05 May 2016 17:21:12 -0400
This Budweiser-themed VR headset can also carry your beer, for some inexplicable reasonThe Cleveland Cavaliers are playing the Atlanta Hawks in the NBA playoffs this week, and that's exciting enough, probably. LeBron James! But Budweiser and DodoCase VR have teamed up to make things a little more exciting, or entirely off-putting, depending on who you ask. During yesterday's game, the first 750 spectators who arrived were gifted with the glory of a Budweiser-themed beer holder that they could also attach to their faces later to watch VR content.

Google added a clever way to remove awful autocorrect suggestions
Thu, 05 May 2016 17:20:02 -0400
Google added a clever way to remove awful autocorrect suggestionsGoogle's default Android keyboard got a big update this week that adds in all kinds of small changes and new features, including a one-handed mode. Today people started noticing another small change: Google now lets you drag away awful autocorrect suggestions that you don't want to see again.

Navigate your smartwatch by touching your skin
Thu, 05 May 2016 17:19:00 -0400
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Dorsey's Square hit by 15% stock drop after results
Thu, 5 May 2016 17:01:49 -0400
Shares of the mobile-payment service dove 15% after it announced another quarterly loss.
Apple, SAP partner on business apps for iPhone, iPad
Thu, 5 May 2016 16:52:18 -0400
Apple and SAP inked a deal Thursday to jointly develop business apps for iPhone, iPad
Tesla's stock drops as investors question Musk optimism
Thu, 5 May 2016 17:30:33 -0400
Retreat comes a day after an initial rally Wednesday following the company's Q1 earnings report.
App Store search is working again, Apple says
Thu, 5 May 2016 16:20:41 -0400
Apple says a glitch that broke the search functions in the App Store Thursday morning has been resolved.
New rule allows feds to hack millions of computers more easily
Thu, 5 May 2016 11:01:35 -0400
The Justice Department says the rule change will help them catch tech-savvy criminals.
Periscope CEO shrugs off Facebook threat and the technorati
Thu, 5 May 2016 01:12:47 -0400
The co-founder of Periscope, Beykpour helped popularize the idea of broadcasting from your smart phone.
Alibaba shares up on spike in March revenue
Thu, 5 May 2016 14:41:41 -0400
Commerce giant beat revenue estimates, missed on earnings.
How to save your live Periscope broadcast
Thu, 5 May 2016 09:40:40 -0400
New feature quietly added this week
Ford invests $182 million in Silicon Valley tech firm
Thu, 5 May 2016 15:05:59 -0400
Deal with Pivotal is latest partnership between automakers and Silicon Valley firms.
'Oregon Trail,' 'Space Invaders,' 'Sims' enter Video Game Hall of Fame
Thu, 5 May 2016 15:15:16 -0400
'Grand Theft Auto III,' 'The Legend of Zelda' and 'Sonic the Hedgehog' round out the 2016 class.
Time Inc. unveils streaming network, Kobe Bryant short film
Thu, 5 May 2016 17:25:32 -0400
Time Inc. and other magazine publishers present plans at Digital Content NewFronts.
GoPro sales, shares drop
Thu, 5 May 2016 17:22:56 -0400
GoPro sales still drop from a year ago
NASA takes us on a journey to the center of our galaxy
Thu, 5 May 2016 14:42:25 -0400
Want to go for a wild ride into the center of the Milky Way? Want to get there really fast?
FitBit shares fall on poor outlook
Thu, 5 May 2016 10:13:07 -0400
FitBit stock fell more than 9% in after-hours trading after the company issued weaker than expected second quarter guidance.
GM, Lyft to test self-driving cars within a year
Thu, 5 May 2016 16:54:01 -0400
The plan is still a work in progress, but Chevrolet Bolt EV is a potential subject.
The best cameras you can buy right now
Thu, 5 May 2016 11:57:12 -0400
With all the cameras on the market, we help you choose the best of the best.
How to see it: Mercury to make rare trip between Earth and sun on Monday
Thu, 5 May 2016 10:11:54 -0400
The smallest planet in our solar system will make a rare trip between the Earth and sun on Monday, according to NASA. 
Tech Five: Square leads Thursday earnings rush
Thu, 5 May 2016 10:04:08 -0400
Activision Blizzard, Yelp also share earnings after the bell.
Tesla's ambitions push for 500,000 Model 3's in 2018
Thu, 5 May 2016 09:03:53 -0400
May 5 -- Tesla Motors vows to increase production by 10 times as it forecasts production of 500,000 Model 3 automobiles starting in 2018.
Tesla posts less than expected Q1 loss, meets Street on sales
Thu, 5 May 2016 08:56:23 -0400
Tesla posted a first quarter loss of 57 cents per share on revenue of $1.6 billion. Analysts were looking for a loss of 58 cents a share on sales of $1.6 billion. Last year, Tesla lost 36 cents per share on sales of $1.1 billion in its first quarter
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Bitcoin 'creator' cancels proof
Thu, 05 May 2016 12:15:55 GMT
Craig Wright, the Australian entrepreneur who has claimed to be the inventor of Bitcoin, reneges on a promise to provide "extraordinary proof".
Pilots report 1,400 laser incidents
Thu, 05 May 2016 15:03:38 GMT
More than 1,400 incidents of lasers being shone at aircraft are reported to the UK's Civil Aviation Authority in a year.
Airbnb looking 'beyond accommodation'
Thu, 05 May 2016 12:52:47 GMT
Airbnb's chief technology officer says the company is looking at pairing guests and hosts for activities.
Former EU Commissioner to advise Uber
Thu, 05 May 2016 11:49:33 GMT
Uber appoints former European Commission vice-president Nellie Kroes to its new public policy board.
BT in 'ultra-fast' broadband promise
Thu, 05 May 2016 13:35:13 GMT
BT Group says it plans to invest £6bn in faster broadband and mobile services but Sky says the plan has 'limited ambition'.
Webmail firms probe login 'leak'
Wed, 04 May 2016 17:51:00 GMT
Popular webmail providers including Gmail and Hotmail are investigating a report that millions of their users' login details are being shared online by a hacker.
Quantum processor made available to all
Wed, 04 May 2016 13:43:32 GMT
Quantum processors are delicate and only available in high-end labs. IBM is letting anyone access one online.
Takata to double US airbag recall
Wed, 04 May 2016 17:52:18 GMT
Japanese airbag maker Takata has been forced to increase a recall after US authorities said they found further safety defects in its products.
'Unmanned sewing machine' does surgery
Wed, 04 May 2016 18:00:58 GMT
An unmanned robot has successfully stitched together a pig's bowel, moving science a step closer to automated surgery, say experts.
Mobile game 'helps dementia research'
Wed, 04 May 2016 13:56:13 GMT
Dementia researchers develop a video game they hope could further the development of diagnostic tests for the disease.
Tesla boosts mass market car production
Wed, 04 May 2016 22:31:36 GMT
Electric carmaker Tesla Motors says it is on track to produce 500,000 vehicles in 2018, two years earlier than expected.
Broadband ads 'mislead and must change'
Wed, 04 May 2016 10:43:04 GMT
The Advertising Standards Authority rules that broadband ads need to be clearer, following evidence the public do not understand current ones.
China's love affair with World of Warcraft
Thu, 05 May 2016 06:47:43 GMT
The decision to open the World of Warcraft movie in China is the culmination of a decade-long love affair between the game and the country, writes the BBC's Tessa Wong.
VIDEO: Scuba diving robot explores shipwreck
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 07:08:43 GMT
BBC Click's Nick Kwek looks at some of the best of the week's technology news
VIDEO: US Air Force breaks maglev speed record
Fri, 22 Apr 2016 07:43:05 GMT
BBC Click's Stephen Beckett looks at some of the best of the week's technology news
AUDIO: Google / NHS deal 'business as usual'
Thu, 05 May 2016 09:58:24 GMT
A data sharing agreement between Google and the NHS is "business as usual", according to an intensive care professor.
VIDEO: Could this camera change film-making?
Thu, 05 May 2016 08:05:46 GMT
The professional cinema camera which allows you to change the focus and perspective after filming.
VIDEO: Video game 'speeds dementia research'
Wed, 04 May 2016 16:39:50 GMT
Dementia researchers develop a video game they hope could further the development of diagnostic tests for the disease.
VIDEO: Dealing with Mexico City's rising smog
Tue, 03 May 2016 23:42:16 GMT
The air quality in Mexico City dropped to its worst level in 14 years this March. The BBC looks at some of the solutions for dealing with air pollution.
VIDEO: The head giving you 3D VR sound
Thu, 05 May 2016 15:20:26 GMT
How a new take on an old technique could make virtual reality sound more immersive
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