Thursday, May 23, 2019

Binance hackers shift stolen bitcoin, identity still unclear: researchers

LONDON (Reuters) - Hackers who stole bitcoin worth over $40 million from the major Binance cryptocurrency exchange have moved the tainted coins to...

Underwater ultrasound scans manta rays without contact

Teams from the University of Cambridge and the Manta Trust are using an underwater ultrasound device to scan pregnant manta rays for first...

Chinese AI start-up Megvii raises $750 million ahead of planned HK IPO

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese artificial intelligence (AI) provider Megvii Inc, commonly known as Face++, said on Wednesday it raised $750 million in...

Lyft shares hit record low, piling pressure on Uber ahead of IPO

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Lyft Inc’s stock slumped nearly 11% on Wednesday to a record low after the ride-hailing company posted a deep...

Instagram to block ‘antivax’ hashtags used to spread misinformation about vaccines

Facebook-owned app wants to stop dodgy claims about immunisations circulating on its networkInstagram is cracking down on the spread of misinformation about vaccinations...

UK has concerns about 'significant and widespread' Chinese cyber intrusion

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has a strong relationship with China but has expressed concerns about its “significant and widespread” cyber intrusion, a spokesman...

The answer to Uber's profit challenge? It may lie in its trove of data

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Over the past two years, Uber Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi has used his peace-making and political skills to settle...

Defiant Uber co-founder Kalanick shows up for stock market premiere

Former Uber Technologies Inc. CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick and his father Donald Kalanick stand on a balcony above the floor of the...

U.S. indicts operators of 'dark web' drug referral service

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors have filed money laundering charges against two Israelis who allegedly made millions of dollars operating a website connecting...

Trial date set for Elon Musk's 'pedo guy' tweet

(Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday said Elon Musk must face a defamation lawsuit by a British diver who said he was...

South Korea orders arrest of two Samsung Electronics officials over affiliate's accounting scandal

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Samsung Electronics is seen at its office building in Seoul, South Korea, March 23, 2018. REUTERS/Kim...

Symantec CEO to step down in abrupt departure as company warns on profit

(Reuters) - Symantec Corp’s chief executive officer stepped down unexpectedly on Thursday, the same day the antivirus software maker issued a profit warning,...

Mike Pompeo warns UK over Huawei 'security risks'

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Uber fizzles in Wall Street debut, opens below $45 IPO price

(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc’s shares made a disappointing market debut on Friday, marking a rocky start for the most anticipated initial public...

Dropbox raises full-year revenue forecast as paying users rise

(Reuters) - File sharing and storage company Dropbox Inc raised its full-year revenue forecast and reported better-than-expected quarterly results, as it added more...

A dress with 3D-printed petals and other tech news

BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at some of the week's best technology stories including:Hackers steal $41m (£31m) worth of Bitcoin in a major...

Jeff Bezos reveals Blue Origin’s moon lander and it’s the size of a house

Jeff Bezos has revealed his company’s planned lunar lander (BlueOrigin.com)Amazon tycoon Jeff Bezos has revealed the moon lander that his private space company...

Walmart Brasil to ditch e-commerce, focus on brick and mortar

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Walmart Brasil will close down its e-commerce operation in Latin America’s biggest retail market to focus on brick and...

Uber to debut on Friday with $82 Bln valuation

Uber priced its initial public offering on Thursday at the low end of its targeted range to value the company at $82.4 billion,...

Mexico president says state will cover internet gaps, others should 'stand aside'

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Saturday the government would bring internet to remote areas of the...

AT&T's Mexico unit loses class action lawsuit to consumer watchdog

FILE PHOTO: The AT&T logo is pictured during the Forbes Forum 2017 in Mexico City, Mexico, September 18, 2017. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido/File PhotoMEXICO CITY...

True cost of iPhone upgrades revealed – and it’s staggering

The iPhone XS comes in at over £1,000 if you buy it outright (Getty)How often do you upgrade your phone? Once upon a time...

Can’t afford AirPods? Urbanista Stockholm earbuds are far cheaper and come in black

Like the AirPods, but cheaper and in black (Urbanista)Picking up a pair of wireless headphones seems par for the course now the 3.5mm...

U.S. says Huawei lawyer's prior work at Justice Department poses conflicts

(Reuters) - Huawei Technologies Co Ltd lawyer James Cole’s prior work at the U.S. Department of Justice created conflicts of interest that should...

Google says Singapore's fake news law may hurt innovation

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Google said on Thursday an anti-fake news law passed by Singapore’s parliament could stunt innovation, a quality that the...

Twitter suspended 166,153 accounts for terrorism content in second half 2018

FILE PHOTO: A 3D-printed logo for Twitter is seen in this picture illustration made in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina on January 26, 2016....