Category: Technology

Facebook plans showing ads in middle of videos

Timesworld desk: Social media giant Facebook is planning to show ads in the middle of videos and share the revenue generated with the publishers — giving them 55 per cent of the sales, media reported….

Yahoo to rename as Altaba, CEO Mayer leaving board

Timesworld desk: Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus addressed the CEOs and top executives of some 240 Tata companies in India on Monday. They assembled at the Tata Sustainability Conclave Conference on Future-Proof Business in Bhubaneshwar. He…

Giant asteroid passes just 120,000 miles from Earth

Timesworld desk: An asteroid as big as a 10-story building has passed by Earth at a distance half that of the Moon, researchers have revealed. The asteroid, dubbed 2017 AG13, was only spotted only Saturday…

HMD Global launches first Nokia smartphone

Timesworld desk: HMD Global, the Finnish company that owns the rights to use Nokia’s brand on mobile phones, announced on Sunday its first smartphone, targeted for Chinese users with a price of 1,699 yuan ($246)….


Uber keeps self-driving cars rolling amidst halt order

Uber said Friday it planned to keep its self-driving cars on the streets of San Francisco, defying a state order to halt the test program. The ridesharing giant said it disputed the interpretation by the…


1 bn accounts exposed in new hack, says Yahoo

YahooYahoo Inc warned on Wednesday that it had uncovered yet another massive cyber attack, saying data from more than 1 billion user accounts was compromised in August 2013, making it the largest breach in history….


Amazon opens line-free grocery store to challenge supermarkets Inc said on Monday it has opened a brick-and-mortar grocery store in Seattle without lines or checkout counters, kicking off new competition with supermarket chains. Amazon Go, the online shopping company’s new 1,800-square-foot (167-square-meter)…


Samsung Elec says reviewing shift to holding company structure

Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Tuesday it will consider whether to transition to a holding company structure, a move long expected as the next succession step for the founding Lee family’s heirs….


Uber in landmark court battle on Tuesday to escape strict rules

Uber will seek to convince Europe’s top court next week that it is a digital service, not a transport company, in a case that could determine whether app-based startups should be exempt from strict laws…


Personal data for more than 130,000 sailors hacked: US Navy

Hackers gained access to sensitive information, including Social Security numbers, for 134,386 current and former US sailors, the US Navy said on Wednesday. It said a laptop used by a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services employee…