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Tech billionaire Elon Musk says he's off Twitter 'for a while'

New York - Tech billionaire Elon Musk said Tuesday he was taking a break from Twitter "for a while", after his posts on the platform helped fuel a stock market frenzy that sent the share prices of several companies soaring.

Samsung Electronics profit spikes on pandemic-driven demand

Seoul - Samsung Electronics, the world's biggest smartphone and memory chip maker reported fourth-quarter net profits up by more than a quarter year-on-year Thursday, with coronavirus-driven working from home boosting demand for devices powered by its chips.

Samsung Electronics profit spikes on pandemic-driven demand

Seoul - Samsung Electronics, the world's biggest smartphone and memory chip maker, on Thursday reported a 26-percent rise in fourth-quarter net profits year-on-year, with pandemic-driven working from home boosting demand for devices powered by its chips.

How EU and US are trying to rein in tech giants

Paris - Tech giants have changed our daily lives but governments around the world are worried they are out of control.

Bolstered by pandemic, tech titans face growing scrutiny

Paris - Accelerating the transition to an ever more digital life, the coronavirus pandemic has tightened tech giants' grip on billions of customers' lives.

EU unveils new rules to curb tech giants

Apo - The European Union on Tuesday unveiled tough draft rules targeting tech giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook, whose power Brussels sees as a threat to competition and even democracy.

EU flexes muscle against big tech 'gatekeepers'

Apo - US tech giants such as Facebook and Google face unprecedented regulation in Europe, as the EU prepares to unveil landmark proposals that could change the face of life online.

Japan boosts AI funding to match lonely hearts

Apo - Japan is seeking to boost its flagging birthrate by funding the use of artificial intelligence to help match lonely hearts, an official said Monday.

New PlayStation hits market as console battle with Xbox begins

Apo - Sony's PlayStation 5 hit the shelves on Thursday, just two days after rival Microsoft released its newest Xbox, with the next-generation consoles vying for holiday season dominance as the pandemic boosts gaming demand.

New PlayStation hits market ready for battle with latest Xbox

Apo - Sony's PlayStation 5 went on sale Thursday, just two days after rival Microsoft released its newest Xbox, with the next-generation consoles vying for holiday season dominance as the pandemic boosts gaming demand.

New Xbox hits stores, launching holiday season console war

Apo - Microsoft's new Xbox console hit stores worldwide Tuesday, kicking off a holiday season battle with Sony's latest PlayStation model, as the coronavirus pandemic creates unprecedented gaming demand around the world.

New Xbox hits stores, launching holiday season console war

Apo - Microsoft's new Xbox console hit stores worldwide Tuesday, kicking off a holiday season battle with Sony's latest PlayStation model, as the coronavirus pandemic creates unprecedented gaming demand around the world.

Samsung Electronics chairman Lee Kun-hee dies at 78

Seoul - Samsung Electronics chairman Lee Kun-hee, who transformed the South Korean firm into a global tech titan, died at the age of 78 on Sunday, the company said.

Samsung Electronics chairman Lee Kun-hee dies at 78: company

Seoul - Samsung Electronics chairman Lee Kun-hee died at the age of 78 on Sunday, the company said.Lee, who turned the South Korean firm into a global tech giant, was left bedridden by a heart attack in 2014.

Stuck in your 'smart' chastity device? Use a screwdriver, manufacturer says

Fpo - The maker of a 'smart' male chastity device has recommended using a screwdriver to break them open after warnings they can be locked remotely by hackers.

Man 'asleep' in speeding self-driving car charged in Canada

Ottawa - A driver who allegedly set his car to autopilot and then took a nap as it broke the speed limit on a rural Canadian highway has been charged with dangerous driving, police said.

Google rallies YouTubers against Australian news payment plan

Sydney - Google has urged YouTubers around the world to complain to Australian authorities as it ratchets up its campaign against a plan to force digital giants to pay for news content.

China slams US 'abuse' over new Huawei sanctions

Bejing - Beijing on Tuesday hit out at new US sanctions against telecom giant Huawei, accusing Washington of an "abuse of national power" to block the rise of Chinese companies.

Pakistanis risk unproven plasma treatment in virus fight

Islamabad - Pakistanis with COVID-19 are risking their lives and navigating a shady black market to get blood plasma transfusions, despite scant medical proof about the remedy's effectiveness.

Pakistan warns video-sharing app TikTok over 'immoral content'

Islamabad - Pakistan has issued a final warning to Chinese-owned social media app TikTok to clamp down on what it called "immoral, obscene and vulgar" content on the video-sharing platform.

Trump says considering TikTok ban as China row deepens

Washington - US President Donald Trump said he is considering banning the wildly popular video-sharing app TikTok as a way to punish China over the coronavirus pandemic, remarks China described Wednesday as "a malicious smear".

Uber agrees deal to buy food delivery app Postmates: Bloomberg

San Francisco - Uber has agreed to buy food delivery app Postmates in a multibillion dollar deal, according to Bloomberg.

Apple data show dramatic impact of virus on movement

Fpo - Apple has launched a new website that shows with striking graphs how the coronavirus pandemic has slammed the brakes on life around the world.

Pitfalls ahead for EU's big-tech scourge Vestager

Apo - Denmark's Margrethe Vestager, the scourge of Silicon Valley, will return for five years as the EU's powerful anti-trust enforcer with even greater responsiblities, but traps lie in wait for her -- and not only Donald Trump.

Girls need role models if we’re going to close the gender gap

Girls Who Code CEO Reshma Saujani and Girls Who Code Canada Programs Coordinator Kathryn Semogas share their perspective on the need for role models in tech for the next generation.

US tech giants split over corporate tax to help homeless

San Francisco - Taxing San Francisco's wealthiest companies to rein in the city's homelessness problem makes sense to local campaigners -- but the local tech giants aren't all so sure.

Slack is raising a $400 million funding round

Almost a year after raising $250 million in a Series G funding round, Slack is reportedly raising an even bigger round this time around.

Legal tech company raises $25 million in Series B funding round

California-based legal tech company Everlaw recently announced a $25 million Series B funding round, bringing their total funding to $34.6 million. This bodes well for the future of the legal tech startup sector.

Saudi replaces chief executive of NEOM mega city

Apo - Saudi Arabia has replaced the CEO of its NEOM mega city project less than a year after the unveiling of the $500 billion venture billed as a regional Silicon Valley.

How companies can prepare for digital transformation

Digital transformation is impacting every sector and business, and with all the guides being published it's easy to get lost. Here's a roundup of how experts think companies should be preparing for digital transformation.
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