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Marissa Mayer Will Exit Yahoo with $184 Million, Once Sale to Verizon Is Done

Yahoo‘s chief executive, Marissa Meyer, will be paid $184 Million when the sale of Yahoo to Verizon completes this year. The total payments to Ms Mayer are much higher than the company outlined last month when the firm she would be entitled to the “golden parachute” payment for losing her job. The combination of various payments […]

Sony Shares Have Surges on Predication of Best Profit in 20 Years

Sony is expected to record its best profit in two decades this week, which has caused the company’s shares to surge. The firm’s stock closed 3.84 per cent higher in Japan amid chatter that the organisation may be on the verge of reporting its strongest profit since 1998. Ever since former PlayStation president Kaz Hirai […]

YouTube Now Unbanned ‘Wrongly Blocked’ LGBT Videos

YouTube has modified its content filter after complaints it had blocked political and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) videos. Restricted mode is an optional filter designed to hide content that may be judged unsuitable for children. But many prominent LGBT video-makers said their videos had been targeted. YouTube said it had fixed an error […]

US Navy Has New Rules on Sharing of Intimate Pics

The US Navy has issued new rules forbidding personnel from sharing intimate photographs without consent. They ban the sharing of images when “the person depicted had a reasonable expectation of privacy” or “without legal justification or excuse”. It follows the discovery that some marines were sharing photos of women in a private Facebook group. Service […]

One of the Founding Fathers Of Computing – Harry Huskey Has Died at aged 101

Engineer Harry Huskey, who helped build many of the first ever computers, has died aged 101. Dr Huskey was a key member of the team that built the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (Eniac) which first ran in February 1946. Eniac is widely considered to be one of the first electronic, general purpose, programmable computers. […]

Tesla Recalls 53,000 Cars Over a Parking Issue

Tesla is issuing a voluntary recall for 53,000 cars spread between the Model S and Model X crossover. The reason for the recall is a fault with the electric parking brakes, which Tesla sourced from a third-party supplier for use in the cars. These brakes ensure the car does not move once placed in Park, […]

FCC Changes Rules for Broadband Deployment and Price Regulation BDS

Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to close two dockets and opening two more, all focused on broadband infrastructure deployment. The Commission voted on two items. First, an Order on Reconsideration will allow providers to fully recover their investment in deploying broadband to high-cost rural areas from the Connect America Fund. Second, a Report and […]

Bose Being Sued Over Spying on What You Listen to

A legal action claims Bose is using an app to collect and track the listening habits of its wireless headphone customers, and then selling that data to third parties without permission. The complaint was filed today by Kyle Zak in federal court in Chicago, Reuters reports. He’s trying to get class-action status for his lawsuit, […]

ZTE US Mobile Phone Leader Promoted to Head of Global Phone Business

ZTE today said it appointed Cheng Lixin, the executive behind the company’s North American mobile phone business, to run its global mobile phone business. The move comes after ZTE settled with the U.S. government over allegations that it violated international trade sanctions against Iran. ZTE paid a $900 million fine to make the allegations go […]

Ant Acquires Singapore’s helloPay Service – Still in the Hunt to Buy MoneyGram

ANT Financial, the payment affiliate of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, has acquired Singapore-based payment service helloPay Group, part of the Chinese firm’s drive to boost its Alipay brand and presence in Southeast Asia. HelloPay is the payment subsidiary of e-commerce firm Lazada Group, which is majority-owned by Alibaba after a US$1 billion deal in 2016, […]

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