|Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Technology News

Brazilian mayor takes issue with Amazon.com in graffiti debate

SAO PAULO, Mar 29: Amazon.com Inc dove into a spirited debate about graffiti in Brazil’s biggest city, drawing a pointed response on Tuesday from Sao Paulo’s mayor, who called the company “opportunist” and challenged it to make a public donation. Amazon kicked off the controversy with an online ad pegged to Mayor Joao Doria’s “Pretty City” campaign, which has ...Full Article

China telecom firm ZTE removed from US trade blacklist

WASHINGTON, Mar 29: The U.S. Department of Commerce will remove Chinese telecommunications equipment maker ZTE Corp from a trade blacklist on Wednesday after the company pleaded guilty to violating ...Full Article

Pakistan says Facebook vows to tackle concerns over blasphemous content

KARACHI, Pakistan, Mar 29: Facebook has assured Pakistan that concerns about blasphemous content on the social media site will be addressed and a company delegation will visit this week ...Full Article

Uber resumes self-driving programme three days after Arizona crash

REUTERS, Mar 28: Uber Technologies Inc put its self-driving cars back on the road on Monday, voicing confidence in its autonomous vehicle programme three days after one of its ...Full Article

Snap surges after IPO banks give flurry of ‘buy’ ratings

REUTERS, Mar 28: Shares of Snap Inc jumped nearly 5 percent on Monday after several of the Snapchat owner’s IPO underwriters handed it badly needed “buy” ratings. Snap’s listing ...Full Article

Britain reopens privacy debate after attack, presses tech firms

LONDON, Mar 28: British officials have demanded tech firms do much more to give police access to smartphone communications following last week’s Westminster attack, just months after new laws ...Full Article

UK minister says encryption on messaging services is unacceptable

LONDON, Mar 27: Technology companies must cooperate more with law enforcement agencies and should stop offering a “secret place for terrorists to communicate” using encrypted messages, British interior minister ...Full Article

Commentary: Smart Nation 2.0? Three ideas to keep Singapore smart

SINGAPORE, Mar 27: The provocative power of digital advances lies in the novel ways we can use them to improve lives. The newly announced Smart Nation and Digital Government ...Full Article

Chinese court rules in favour of Apple in local design patent disputes

BEIJING, Mar 27: A Chinese court has ruled in favour of Apple in design patent disputes between the Cupertino, California company and a domestic phone-maker, overturning a ban on ...Full Article

Finnish start-up wants to teach 5-year-olds quantum physics

SINGAPORE, Mar 27: Imagine your five-year-old being able to tell you about quarks, protons and the periodic table. Not a big deal, until you realise those are fundamental components ...Full Article
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