News: Tech & Science

Nissan-Renault plan driverless ride-hailing service to beat off startup competition

Thursday  14:46,   22 june 2017
Reuters

Ogi Redzic, head of Nissan-Renault's Connected Vehicles and Mobility Services division, said the alliance would begin self-driving services based on its electric cars "certainly within 10 years," though not likely before 2020. "We[...]

Wanted: A new CEO to remake Uber

Thursday  14:40,   22 june 2017
USA TODAY

Uber's board has not made clear the extent of Kalanick's removal from day-to-day operations, nor has it clearly signaled how it will snare a CEO at this pivotal time in the company's history.As the ride-hailing start-up gets set to[...]

Wanted: A new CEO to remake Uber

Thursday  14:40,   22 june 2017
USA TODAY

Uber's board has not made clear the extent of Kalanick's removal from day-to-day operations, nor has it clearly signaled how it will snare a CEO at this pivotal time in the company's history.As the ride-hailing start-up gets set to[...]

Wanted: A new CEO to remake Uber

Thursday  14:40,   22 june 2017
USA TODAY

Uber's board has not made clear the extent of Kalanick's removal from day-to-day operations, nor has it clearly signaled how it will snare a CEO at this pivotal time in the company's history.As the ride-hailing start-up gets set to[...]

Hubble find shows how dead galaxies evolve

Thursday  14:21,   22 june 2017
CNET

And ancient galaxy that stopped producing new stars a very long time ago shows how dead galaxies could continue to change shape.Imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope, the galaxy stopped producing new stars just a few billion years after the Big Bang[...]

Facebook takes a step to stop ‘catfishing’ — starting in India

Thursday  14:20,   22 june 2017
The Washington Post

Facebook is testing a new way to it harder to steal someone's profile picture.Starting Wednesday, Facebook is introducing new privacy tools to users there, where the social network has an estimated 166 million users. The tools will add further[...]

Facebook takes a step to stop ‘catfishing’ — starting in India

Thursday  14:20,   22 june 2017
The Washington Post

Facebook is testing a new way to it harder to steal someone's profile picture.Starting Wednesday, Facebook is introducing new privacy tools to users there, where the social network has an estimated 166 million users. The tools will add further[...]

Pokémon Go has a new way to shame cheaters

Thursday  10:10,   22 june 2017
Polygon

Niantic’s not messing around with hacked Pokémon “With the announcement of Raid Battles and the new battle features, we are staying true on our commitment to ensuring that Pokémon Go continues to be a fun and fair experience for all[...]

Apple Said to Seek Lower Rate in New Deals With Record Labels

Thursday  10:10,   22 june 2017
Bloomberg

Apple Inc. is seeking to reduce record labels’ share of revenue from streaming, part of negotiations to revise the iPhone maker’s overall relationship with the music industry, according to people familiar with the matter. The talks[...]

ESA throws its weight behind satellite-based 5G internet

Thursday  09:10,   22 june 2017
Engadget

The European Space Agency has joined forces with 16 European space companies to demonstrate and champion satellite-based 5G internet. Since the joint agreement is still in its very early stages, the participants haven't had the chance to[...]

BMC, CA Inc. Said to Mull Biggest Tech Buyout Since Dell

Thursday  06:45,   22 june 2017
Bloomberg

BMC Software Inc. and CA Inc. are considering a potential deal that would see the software companies combine as part of a transaction to take CA private, according to people familiar with the process. If a deal goes ahead, it would be the biggest[...]

Amazon's grocery push playing catch up with Chinese e-commerce giants

Thursday  06:20,   22 june 2017
Reuters

Amazon's grocery push playing catch up with Chinese e-commerce giantsAs Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) looks to swallow U.S. grocery chain Whole Foods, China's tech giants are already digesting hefty bricks-and-mortar deals, taking the lead in the[...]

Amazon's grocery push playing catch up with Chinese e-commerce giants

Thursday  06:20,   22 june 2017
Reuters

Amazon's grocery push playing catch up with Chinese e-commerce giantsAs Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) looks to swallow U.S. grocery chain Whole Foods, China's tech giants are already digesting hefty bricks-and-mortar deals, taking the lead in the[...]

Hired in 1958 as a 'computer,' Sue Finley talks about her long career at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Wednesday  18:50,   21 june 2017
Los Angeles Times

Sue Finley, 80, has worked at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory outside Los Angeles for more than 50 years. She was first hired in 1958 as a "computer," an employee who calculated mathematical equations, such as rocket or spacecraft[...]

Uber Chief Travis Kalanick Resigns From Ride-Sharing Startup

Wednesday  18:10,   21 june 2017
Bloomberg

Uber Technologies Inc. Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick has resigned, capping a series of controversies that have rocked the world’s largest privately backed startup. The company confirmed Kalanick’s departure from the top executive’s role[...]