Technology

FILE PHOTO: Fitbit Blaze watch is seen in front of a displayed Alphabet logo in this illustration picture taken November 8, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic (Reuters) – Australia’s consumer watchdog said on Thursday it had concerns that Alphabet Inc-owned (GOOGL.O) Google’s planned $2.1 billion acquisition of fitness tracker company Fitbit (FIT.N) may hinder competition in digital
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Timotheus Hoettges, Chief Executive Officer of Germany’s telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom AG, holds a mobile phone as he attends the presentation of the new contact-tracing smartphone app that will use Bluetooth short-range radio and technology standards from Apple and Google to alert people of the risk of infection with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Berlin,
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FILE PHOTO: Facebook, Google and Twitter logos are seen in this combination photo from Reuters files. REUTERS/File Photos/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Top officials from Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc’s Google and Twitter Inc will appear before U.S. lawmakers on Thursday at a hearing on foreign influence and election security, the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee
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FILE PHOTO: A 3D printed Facebook logo is placed between small toy people figures in front of a keyboard in this illustration taken April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo (Reuters) – Facebook’s acquisition of popular GIF website Giphy is being scrutinized by the United Kingdom’s competition watchdog for possibly reducing competition. The parent of messaging
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(This June 11 story corrects amount recovered by trustee in last paragraph) FILE PHOTO: Representations of virtual currency Bitcoin are seen in this picture illustration taken taken March 13, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration By Nichola Saminather TORONTO (Reuters) – Last year’s collapse of Canadian cryptocurrency trading platform Quadriga CX was due to a Ponzi scheme operated
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Twitter (TWTR.N) on Thursday said it removed more than 170,000 accounts tied to a Beijing-backed influence operation that deceptively spread messages favorable to the Chinese government, including about the coronavirus. FILE PHOTO: The Twitter App loads on an iPhone in this illustration photograph taken in Los Angeles, California, U.S., July 22,
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FILE PHOTO: Uber’s logo is pictured at its office in Bogota, Colombia, December 12, 2019. Picture taken December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez/File Photo (Reuters) – Drivers working for ride-hailing services such as Uber Technologies Inc (UBER.N) and Lyft Inc (LYFT.O) will now be considered employees under California’s new gig worker law, the state’s public utilities
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FILE PHOTO: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) logo is seen before the FCC Net Neutrality hearing in Washington February 26, 2015. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted on Tuesday to adopt auction procedures to provide up to $16 billion to areas that lack broadband service, including nearly 6 million
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FILE PHOTO: German Minister of Education and Research Anja Karliczek attends a news conference on the 2020 report of the expert commission on research and innovation in Berlin, Germany February 19, 2020. REUTERS/Michele Tantussi BERLIN (Reuters) – The German government said on Tuesday it would commit millions of euros in funding to electronics research and
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FILE PHOTO: SIM cards and 3d printed objects representing 5G are put on a motherboard in this picture illustration taken April 24, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic /Illustration COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Denmark wants to be able to exclude 5G technology suppliers from providing critical infrastructure in Denmark if they are not from countries considered security allies, online
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