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Amazon Jumps Into Restaurant Delivery in Seattle

Online retailer Amazon Inc said on Tuesday it will begin offering its own restaurant delivery service to Prime members in Seattle, marking its first push into an increasingly crowded market for meal delivery known for razor-thin margins. Amazon customers will be able to order food from dozens of restaurants in the Seattle area using the […]

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Microsoft Buys Cloud Computing Security Startup Adallom

Microsoft said Tuesday it bought an Israel-based cyber-security startup specializing in defending programs and content in the cloud, as it expands offerings for the enterprise. Microsoft did not disclose how much it paid for Adallom, but the website TechCrunch put the purchase price at $250 million. The acquisition comes as Microsoft responds to the trend […]

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Google Expands Home Delivery in US

Google on Tuesday expanded its shopping home delivery service into the midwestern portion of the United States, coving an additional 25 million people. Google Express shopping service launched two years ago added Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin to the roster of states where it will let people order online from selected shops and […]

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US Federal Appeals Court Set to Hear Microsoft ‘Cloud’ Case

Microsoft Corp. gets a second chance to prove it’s entitled to keep data stored overseas out of the hands of US investigators when its lawyers appear before a federal appeals court Wednesday, but the computer software giant is already hedging its bets, calling on Congress to clarify the law. The 2nd US Circuit Court of […]

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EU, US Reportedly Clinch Data-Sharing Deal for Security, Terrorism Cases

The European Union and the United States have clinched a deal protecting personal data shared for law enforcement purposes such as terrorism investigations, according to a document seen by Reuters. The two sides have been negotiating for four years over the so-called “umbrella agreement” that would protect personal data exchanged between police and judicial authorities […]

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Latvian Man Pleads Guilty in Worldwide Computer Virus Case

A Latvian computer code writer who helped create a virus that spread to more than a million computers worldwide and corrupted some at Nasa may be returning home soon after pleading guilty to a federal charge on Friday. Deniss Calovskis, soft-spoken and bespectacled, pleaded guilty in Manhattan to conspiring to commit computer intrusion. The 30-year-old […]

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Samsung Unveils Ultra HD Blu-ray Player, SleepSense Device at IFA 2015

Samsung took to the stage at the ongoing IFA trade show event on Thursday to announce a range of Internet of Things products. The South Korean technology conglomerate unveiled the SleepSense health-centric device, and its first Ultra HD HD Blu-ray player. The firm also unveiled an Internet-connected Samsung WW8500 AddWash washing machine. First up is […]

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Google Redesigns Its Logo

Following its corporate reorganisation last month, Google is making another major change – the company on Tuesday unveiled a new logo. Google’s new logo epitomises the company as it stands today, present on myriad devices rather than its humble roots of a single browser page. Apart from the redesign of the full logo, which while […]

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Will the internet of things result in predictable people?

We’re told that eventually sensors will be everywhere. Not just in phones, tablets, and laptops. Not just in the wearables attached to our bodies. Not just at home or in the workplace. Sensors will be implanted in nearly everything imaginable and they will be networked, tightly connected, and looking after us 24-7-365. So, brace yourself. […]

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Latin America Cyber-Attacks Rise as Hackers Link With Russians

Cyber-attacks and cyber-espionage are on the rise in Latin America, and the source of much of it is Brazilian hackers and Peruvian recent university graduates linking up with Russian-speaking experts, according to Internet security analysts. The region has seen a massive rise in ‘trojans’ – disguised malicious software – especially in the financial sector, and […]