Technology News
Samsung Electronics to set up fund to help suppliers amid Moon's reform push5/26/2017 2:28:36 AMSEOUL - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said it would set up a 500 billion won ($445 million) fund to help small suppliers, the highest-profile South Korean firm to unveil steps in the wake of new President Moon Jae-in's call to protect small businesses.Newly discovered vulnerability raises fears of another WannaCry5/25/2017 4:51:03 PMSINGAPORE - A newly found flaw in widely used networking software leaves tens of thousands of computers potentially vulnerable to an attack similar to that caused by WannaCry, which infected more than 300,000 computers worldwide, cybersecurity researchers said on Thursday.Billionaire Slim eyeing electric taxi to reduce pollution in Mexico City5/25/2017 10:24:55 PMMEXICO CITY - Giant Motors, an automaker partially owned by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, is working on a prototype electric taxi to replace the gas-guzzling cabs polluting Mexico City's air, a company executive said.Coinbase suffers outages amid bitcoin surge5/25/2017 7:41:09 PM - Coinbase said on Thursday it suffered outages this week as the bitcoin exchange saw "unprecedented traffic and trading," with the digital currency hitting record levels.China police arrest 44 in $140 million online scam5/26/2017 1:14:20 AMSHANGHAI - China's police have arrested 44 people over a scam which saw many as 93,000 people contribute start-up capital to "unfreeze" assets smuggled overseas when the Nationalist government was overthrown in 1949, police authorities said late on Thursday.Britain's May asks G7 to back moves to tackle internet extremism5/25/2017 9:18:08 PMBRUSSELS - British Prime Minister Theresa May will urge the world's major industrialized nations on Friday to unite to force technology companies to tackle "extremist material" and stop militants who are moving their fight "from the battlefield to the internet".Global chat platform Kik to launch digital currency5/25/2017 1:22:17 PMNEW YORK - Kik Interactive, which created the chat platform Kik, said on Thursday it was launching a crypto-currency or token called Kin that would enable customers to use a whole range of digital services.Some Uber and Lyft riders are giving up their own cars: Reuters/Ipsos poll5/25/2017 9:34:03 PMSAN FRANCISCO - Wally Nowinski got his first car when he turned 16 in Michigan, the home of the U.S. auto industry. But after two years of living in New York City, he sold his wheels, using ride services, carsharing and bike sharing to get around.Google's AlphaGo clinches series win over Chinese Go master5/25/2017 5:09:11 PMSHANGHAI - Google's artificial intelligence program, AlphaGo, beat Chinese Go master Ke Jie for a second time on Thursday, taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in a best of three series meant to test the limits of computers in taking on humans at complex tasks.Facebook's Zuckerberg urges Harvard grads to contemplate risk5/25/2017 11:44:38 PMCAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg returned on Thursday to Harvard University, the school he dropped out of to start the pioneering social network, to urge its graduating class to help create a new social safety net to allow creative risk-taking.