Amazon’s moves beyond retail get Wall Street thumbs up, for now
Amazon.com Inc’s ventures far beyond online retail, from cloud computing to movie making, are raising questions among corporate strategy...
Oil prices fall on lingering oversupply concerns
Oil prices dipped on Thursday, weighed down by a general sentiment of globally bloated markets, though traders said that...
Uber wants to launch ´flying cars´ by 2020
Uber said Tuesday it wants to launch a system of flying cars to move people around cities, with a...
Amazon’s moves beyond retail get Wall Street thumbs up, for now
Amazon.com Inc’s ventures far beyond online retail, from cloud computing to movie making, are raising questions among corporate strategy experts about its focus. The Seattle-based company wowed Wall Street again this week with a 23 percent jump in sales, pushing its shares to an all-time high. But there are... Read more
Uber wants to launch ´flying cars´ by 2020
Uber said Tuesday it wants to launch a system of flying cars to move people around cities, with a goal of putting demonstration projects in place by 2020. The ridesharing giant announced a series of partnerships to manufacture “vertical takeoff and landing” (VTOL) vehicles and put networks in place,... Read more
Thai man murders child, kills himself on Facebook Live
A man in Phuket filmed himself killing his child and then himself on Facebook Live, Thai police said Tuesday, the latest example of the social network’s live-streaming function being used to broadcast grisly crimes. Officers on the southern resort island said they were alerted to the video by friends... Read more
Alibaba Group president meets PM Nawaz
 President of Alibaba Group,Michael Evans, called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday. Michael Evans following said that improved IT and telecommunications development provided a vital base for expansion of e-commerce in Pakistan. Evans said that he was very confident that Alibaba’s e-platform would provide significant stimulus for growth of... Read more
Orbital to launch cargo to space station Tuesday
A rocket packed with food and supplies for the astronauts living at the International Space Station is scheduled to blast off Tuesday from a NASA launch pad. The unmanned Cygnus cargo ship, nestled atop an Atlas V rocket, is poised for take off during a 30-minute launch window beginning... Read more
Hackers release files indicating NSA monitored global bank transfers
Hackers released documents and files on Friday that cybersecurity experts said indicated the US National Security Agency had accessed the SWIFT interbank messaging system, allowing it to monitor money flows among some Middle Eastern and Latin American banks. The release included computer code that could be adapted by criminals... Read more
Apple considers bidding for big stake in Toshiba chip business: report
Apple Inc is considering teaming up with its supplier Foxconn to bid for Toshiba Corp’s semiconductor business, Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported on Friday – the latest twist in the sale of the world’s second-biggest flash memory chipmaker. The US technology giant is considering investing at least several billion... Read more
US spy agency hacked Pakistani cellular networks: Wikileaks
The National Security Agency (NSA) infiltrated the servers of a major Pakistani cellular service provider. According to Wikileaks, NSA hacked into the Pakistani mobile network servers . Wikileaks claimed that data includes the massive dump of encrypted data, which is still being analysed by network security researchers, divulges how NSA used the... Read more
NASA’s Peggy Whitson takes command of space station
NASA’s Peggy Whitson, soon to become the most experienced U.S. astronaut in terms of time spent in space, assumed command of the International Space Station on Sunday as two Russian crew members and an American prepared to fly back to Earth. For Whitson, 57, it was her second stint... Read more
Australian regulator sues Apple alleging iPhone ‘bricking’
Australia’s consumer watchdog has sued Apple Inc (AAPL.O) alleging it used a software update to disable iPhones which had cracked screens fixed by third parties. The U.S. technology giant “bricked” – or disabled with a software update – hundreds of smartphones and tablet devices, and then refused to unlock... Read more
Twitter drops egg icon in battle with internet ´trolls
An egg icon that for years marked profiles of new Twitter users was gone Monday, a victim of “trolls” who often hid behind them to launch anonymous online attacks. For seven years, anyone who created a Twitter account automatically got an egg icon as their profile picture, which they... Read more
NUST students win int’l technology contest
NUST’s Team TAME has won the Stanford Longevity Design Challenge beating teams from the United States, Brazil, Canada and China. NUST Team TAME consist of Awais Shafique, Hooriya Anam and Muhammad Arsalan Javed have won the contest against teams from world renowned educational institutes such as Massachusetts Institute of Technology... Read more
Snapchat adds more accessible search feature
Snap Inc said on Friday its Snapchat messaging app would add an option for users to search through photos and videos that users have posted to the public. The move comes just days after larger rival Facebook Inc stepped up efforts to encourage users to take more photos and... Read more
Twitter makes room for more characters in tweets
Twitter on Thursday began rolling out changes to let people pack more into tweets, subtracting from the character count names of those being replied to in posts. The latest software modification at the one-to-many messaging service comes about a year after Twitter set out to relax a 140-character limit... Read more