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  1. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    What would you do for free Wi-fi? In experiment, some sign away eldest child

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 11:40pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Several Britons agreed to give their eldest child in return for free Wi-fi, in an experiment that highlighted the dangers of public internet. Londoners were ... your passwords are being spilled into a publicly accessible space... anybody on the network can see your information," said F-Secure security adviser Sean Sullivan. ...

  2. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Thom Yorke uses BitTorrent to sell new album

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 05:20am by AFP

    ... the public would "get its head around" the idea. Radiohead has frequently experimented on distribution techniques, with the last album The King of Limbs self-released for downloading ...

  3. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Microsoft lays off 2,100

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 12:57pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Seattle Microsoft will close its Silicon Valley research-and-development operation as part of 2,100 layoffs announced as it moves towards its new chief executive’s goal of cutting 18,000 staff, or about 14 per cent of its workforce. News of the closure of the Microsoft Research lab at the company’s campus in Mountain View, California, was first made public ...

  4. Business - China Business - TECHNOLOGY

    Apple hiring manager in Beijing to handle China government data requests

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 03:37pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Apple looks for handler of data requests Apple is hiring a head of law enforcement in Beijing to deal with user data requests from the government, according to a public ... law enforcement authorities, public prosecutors, and courts etc throughout China," said the posting on LinkedIn. Apple declined to comment, but referred to the company's new privacy ...

  5. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    IBM launches cognitive tool for business clients

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 05:57am by Reuters

    ... with geographic, industry and economic data that customers can use in conjunction with their own data. The interactive tool also automatically prepares, refines and houses data. The offering ...

  6. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Mobile commerce gets a head start in city

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 05:34am by JUNE SUN

    ... June Sun june.sun@scmp.com With its Octopus card experience, Hong Kong is already ahead of the game in mobile commerce Mobile commerce gets a head start in city Following Apple's recent announcement of the iPhone 6's mobile payment feature, Apple Pay, experts from both the public and private sector gave positive predictions for the outlook of mobile commerce in Hong ...

  7. Business - Money - TECHNOLOGY

    Online financial advisers gain investor favour

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:23am by WASHPOST

    ... Washington Post While software applications can offer automated guidance by tracking user behaviour, it is questionable they can fully replace human advisers E-financial advisers gain investor favour About two years ago, 29-year-old Samuel Dalsimer opened his first personal investment account. The New York-based public relations manager initially considered traditional ...

  8. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Yahoo founder Jerry Yang plays a key role in Alibaba's listing

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 06:19am by Bloomberg

    ... e-commerce provider and his considerable Silicon Valley Rolodex to work as Alibaba prepares to go public next week. The moves underscore Yang's re-emergence after he stepped back from Yahoo in 2012. The comeback is set to be cemented by Alibaba's initial public offering. "He is a strong, clear, and insightful voice in the boardroom," Lenovo Group chief executive Yang ...

  9. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Microsoft’s man in China defects to search powerhouse Baidu

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 04:12am by BIEN PEREZ, SUE SU XINQI

    ... at Baidu could also be part of a widely speculated plan by the company to prepare iQiyi, its mobile video service, for a possible initial public offering next year. In May, Baidu bought the online ...

  10. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Baidu raises bar in mobile mapping with US$10m IndoorAtlas investment

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 01:54pm by BIEN PEREZ

    ... is similar to Global Positioning System outdoors. Commercial applications included retail, public safety, manufacturing and social networking. "Baidu will continue to not just lead innovation ...




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