Friday, December 14, 2018

Tesla starts hiring for new $2 billion Shanghai plant

BEIJING: Tesla Inc has started hiring for a new factory in Shanghai, according to job postings on its website, just a month after the...

Facebook gave data on user’s friends to certain companies

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook Inc let some companies, including Netflix and Airbnb, access users’ lists of friends after it cut off that data for most...

Google, Facebook face crackdown over market power

SYDNEY: Google and Facebook Inc. face a regulatory crackdown in Australia after the nation’s competition watchdog joined a chorus of international criticism over their...

London attractions adopt Alipay to boost tourism

LONDON: Tourist attractions around the world are stepping up their efforts to deploy Chinese mobile payment methods as the country’s outbound tourism market has...

Xiaomi sews up deals for smart homes

SAN FRANCISCO: Chinese technology giant Xiaomi Corp announced it has teamed up with Sweden's furniture titan Ikea to offer smart home products. The tie-up is...

Is North Korea secretly continuing its nuclear programme?

Reports that North Korea is continuing its weapons programme, despite pledges to denuclearise, have cast doubt on its sincerity in peace talks. The recent reports,...

BlackBerry to buy cybersecurity firm Cylance for $1.4 billion

TORONTO: BlackBerry Ltd raised its bets on artificial intelligence and cybersecurity with the $1.4 billion purchase of California-based machine-learning specialists Cylance. The Canadian technology company,...

Twitter tests new ads strategy for trending topic

San Francisco: Micro blogging site Twitter is reportedly starting to test a new advertising strategy to boost revenue from its trending topics. The “Promoted Trend...

SpaceX Christmas delivery arrives at space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA: A SpaceX delivery full of Christmas goodies arrived at the International Space Station, following a slight delay caused by a communication...

Google’s solution for African internet: Balloons

SAN FRANCISCO: Bringing fast, widespread internet to rural Africa has proven vexing for companies that have tried—and largely failed—with strategies ranging from drones to...

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