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)….

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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…

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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….

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Amazon opens line-free grocery store to challenge supermarkets

Amazon.com 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)…

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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….

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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…

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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…