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Technology News

Airbus CEO sees ‘flying car’ prototype ready by end of year

MUNICH, Jan 17: Airbus Group plans to test a prototype for a self-piloted flying car as a way of avoiding gridlock on city roads by the end of the year, the aerospace group’s chief executive said on Monday. Airbus last year formed a division called Urban Air Mobility that is exploring concepts such as a vehicle to transport individuals or ...Full Article

Oracle opens start-up accelerator in Israel for cloud innovation

TEL AVIV, Jan 17: U.S. software provider Oracle Corp said on Monday it was opening an accelerator programme in Israel for startups developing cloud technologies or whose technologies are ...Full Article

China’s Baidu opens augmented reality lab to boost waning profits

BEIJING, Jan 17: Chinese search engine Baidu Inc on Monday launched an augmented reality (AR) lab in Beijing as part of a US$200 million effort to revitalise the company’s shrinking ...Full Article

UK to test Fiat Chrysler Jeep model after US emission accusations

LONDON, Jan 17: Britain said on Monday it will carry out tests on the Jeep Grand Cherokee model following U.S. accusations carmaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles mislead regulators on diesel ...Full Article

Facebook Germany says it will start tackling fake news in weeks

FRANKFURT, Jan 16: Facebook said on Sunday it would update its social media platforms in Germany within weeks to reduce the dissemination of fake news. “Last month we announced measures ...Full Article

China, Europe drive shift to electric cars as US lags

DETROIT, Jan 16: Electric cars will pick up critical momentum in 2017, many in the auto industry believe: just not in North America. Tighter emissions rules in China and ...Full Article

South Korea prosecutor weighs economic impact of arrest of Samsung chief

SEOUL, Jan 16: South Korea’s special prosecutor said on Sunday it will take into account the economic impact of whether to arrest Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee in connection ...Full Article

SpaceX 2015 accident cost it hundreds of millions – Wall Street Journal

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.: – Elon Musk’s SpaceX lost more than a quarter of a billion dollars in 2015 after a botched cargo run to the International Space Station and ...Full Article

Syrian selfie refugee sues Facebook for ‘defamatory’ posts

LONDON, Jan 14: (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A Syrian refugee whose selfie with German Chancellor Angela Merkel went viral is suing Facebook for defamation, his lawyer said, after the social ...Full Article

Wal-Mart’s leadership expands executive roles in online push

REUTERS, Jan 14: Wal-Mart on Friday announced a management shuffle that integrates the running of its physical outlets and online operations, and extends broader authority to the former head ...Full Article
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