Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Factbox: Disney to take on Netflix as streaming war heats up

(Reuters) - The crowded market for video streaming, currently dominated by Netflix Inc, is expected to heat up further as Walt Disney Co...

U.S. assures support to American tech firms in India in letter

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The United States ambassador to India has written to top American technology firms assuring them of support for a...

Monster ‘Pac-Man’ black hole caught feasting on the corpse of a dead star

An artist’s impression of the behemoth munching a neutron star (Credit: Carl Knox, OzGrav ARC Centre of Excellence)Astronomers have detected a black hole...

Facebook contractor hikes pay for Indian content reviewers

BENGALURU/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook contractor Genpact has raised minimum wages for the content moderation teams it runs for the Silicon Valley firm...

Disney streaming service to launch in Canada, Netherlands in November

FILE PHOTO: The entrance to Walt Disney studios is seen in Burbank, California, U.S. August 6, 2018. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo(Reuters) - Walt Disney...

Hubble Space Telescope captures ‘blobby jellyfish’ star in deep space

The expanding red giant as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope (ESA/Hubble & NASA, R. Wade)The Hubble Space Telescope has captured another memorable...

U.S. grants Huawei another 90 days to buy from American suppliers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Monday the U.S. government will extend a reprieve given to Huawei Technologies that...

Nasa preparing for arrival of ‘God of Chaos’ asteroid Apophis

The space rock due to buzz Earth is big enough to destroy a city (Photo: Getty)A monster asteroid named after an Egyptian God...

A comet crashed into the sun and one ‘prophet’ thinks Nibiru is to blame

This is what some imaginative people think Nibiru looks like. Spoiler: it’s not actually real (Picture: Getty)Last week astronomers watched in awe as...

Exclusive: Fearing data privacy issues, Google cuts some Android phone data for wireless carriers

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s Google has shut down a service it provided to wireless carriers globally that showed them weak...

Earth has ‘no defence’ against apocalypse asteroids, Elon Musk warns

A doomsday space rock could wipe out millions or even cause the extinction of humanity (Provider: Getty)Elon Musk has warned that Earth has...

E-Scooters: Should they be legal on public roads?

E-scooters and e-skateboards have been riding around many of the world's city streets. But while some countries have welcomed them, they are illegal...

Russia's Yandex looks at ten-fold increase in driverless car fleet to speed up testing

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Yandex, a Russian equivalent to Google, said it is considering expanding its fleet of self-driving cars to up to 1,000...

Microsoft, Nvidia team up for more realistic visuals on Minecraft game

FILE PHOTO: A child plays video game Minecraft at the Minecon convention in London July 4, 2015. REUTERS/Matthew Tostevin(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp...

Shell debuts electric vehicle chargers in Singapore, first in Southeast Asia

FILE PHOTO - A sign is seen at a Shell facility near the Houston Ship Channel in Galena Park, Texas, U.S., May 5,...

U.S. President Trump does not want to do business with China's Huawei

FILE PHOTO: People look at products at the Huawei stall at the International Consumer Electronics Expo in Beijing, China August 2, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas...

Cambodia to ban online gambling, cites threat to social order

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia said on Sunday it is banning online gambling, which helped propel a wave of Chinese investment in casinos...

Exclusive: U.S. to extend Huawei's partial reprieve on supply curbs – sources

SINGAPORE/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Commerce Department is expected to extend a reprieve given to Huawei Technologies that permits the Chinese firm to...

Airbnb records 30% growth rate in first-quarter on booking strength: source

FILE PHOTO: The Airbnb logo is seen on a little mini pyramid under the glass Pyramid of the Louvre museum in Paris, France,...