Technology

GoDaddy boots white supremacist web site after offensive post

GoDaddy boots white supremacist web site after offensive post

Published 14/08/2017

The web hosting company GoDaddy said on Sunday it had given The Daily Stormer 24 hours to move its domain to another provider after the extremist web site posted an article denigrating the woman who was killed at a white nationalist rally in Virginia. [more…]

Hackers release more HBO episode shows: report

Hackers release more HBO episode shows: report

Published 14/08/2017

Hackers have released more unaired episodes of popular HBO shows but the latest leak did not include anything on the hit series "Game of Thrones," the Associated Press reported on Sunday. [more…]

Merkel rounds on German auto executives in opening election rally

Merkel rounds on German auto executives in opening election rally

Published 12/08/2017

Chancellor Angela Merkel kicked off her re-election campaign on Saturday with a stinging attack on German auto executives, pressing them to innovate to secure jobs, and win back trust lost by a diesel emissions scandal. [more…]

Uber, beset by scandal, faces battle over `destructive` lawsuit

Uber, beset by scandal, faces battle over `destructive` lawsuit

Published 12/08/2017

Ride-services company Uber is facing a divided board of directors and angry shareholders after investor Benchmark Capital filed a lawsuit against the company's ousted chief executive, Travis Kalanick, dealing another blow to the firm as it struggles to recover from a series of scandals and hire a new leader. [more…]

Bond investors give Tesla a $1.8 billion endorsement

Bond investors give Tesla a $1.8 billion endorsement

Published 12/08/2017

Bond investors on Friday gave a $1.8 billion boost to Tesla Inc's (TSLA.O) balance sheet by snapping up the electric car maker's first foray into the U.S. junk bond market, where yield-hungry investors have raced to lock in relatively higher returns. [more…]

HBO offered $250,000 to hackers in bid to delay data release

HBO offered $250,000 to hackers in bid to delay data release

Published 11/08/2017

Time Warner Inc's (TWX.N) HBO network last month offered $250,000 to cyber criminals who hacked into its computer system, asking them to extend a deadline for paying a much larger ransom, according to an email reviewed by Reuters. [more…]

Amazon looks to new food technology for home delivery

Amazon looks to new food technology for home delivery

Published 11/08/2017

Amazon.com Inc is exploring a technology first developed for the U.S. military to produce tasty prepared meals that do not need refrigeration, as it looks for new ways to muscle into the $700 billion U.S. grocery business. [more…]

Netflix discussing keeping Disney`s Marvel, `Star Wars` films

Netflix discussing keeping Disney`s Marvel, `Star Wars` films

Published 11/08/2017

Netflix Inc is in "active discussions" with Walt Disney Co about keeping Marvel and "Star Wars" films after 2019, when new Disney and Pixar movies will stop appearing on the streaming service, a senior executive said late on Thursday. [more…]

Facebook OKs local firm`s launch of Moments-like app in China: New York Times

Facebook OKs local firm`s launch of Moments-like app in China: New York Times

Published 11/08/2017

Facebook Inc, whose social media platform is blocked in China, authorized a local company to launch a photo-sharing application in the country in May, the New York Times reported, citing a person with knowledge of the company's plans. [more…]

Cash-strapped SoundCloud gets new funds and top management

Cash-strapped SoundCloud gets new funds and top management

Published 11/08/2017

SoundCloud, the world's most popular streaming music app, but one that has struggled to find a profitable business model, said it received new funding on Friday, insulating it from potentially running out of cash this year. [more…]