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Reuters Data Show Google's New Cloud Boss Has Big Task to Catch Rivals

Reuters Data Show Google's New Cloud Boss Has Big Task to Catch Rivals

Google has a new cloud computing boss and big ambitions to someday produce more revenue from that business than from advertising. Now comes the hard part: winning over big-spending customers.Alphabet
Samsung’s Folding Phone Aims to Rejuvenate Smartphone Market

Samsung’s Folding Phone Aims to Rejuvenate Smartphone Market

Ten years after launching its Galaxy line of smartphones, Samsung Electronics unveiled a new form of the ubiquitous device — a phone that seamlessly turns into a tablet — to create some new excitement
Samsung Rolls Out New Smartphones

Samsung Rolls Out New Smartphones

Samsung has unveiled its newest line of smartphones. The top-selling smartphone maker hopes to inject excitement into a sluggish global smartphone market. Michelle Quinn attended the event in San
Students Build City of the Future

Students Build City of the Future

A future of rising oceans and stronger storms awaits the next generation as the climate warms. It will take talented engineers and city planners to tackle those challenges. The annual Future City
WhatsApp Bug Lets Users Bypass New Privacy Controls

WhatsApp Bug Lets Users Bypass New Privacy Controls

A security bug is allowing users to bypass new privacy controls introduced by Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp on iPhones this month, the service said Wednesday after users posted about the
Samsung Unveils Folding Phone With 5G — at $1,980

Samsung Unveils Folding Phone With 5G — at $1,980

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Wednesday said it will release a folding smartphone in April that works with the next-generation 5G networks and will cost almost $2,000, a move to entice consumers to
Microsoft Detects Hacking Targeting Europe Democracy Groups

Microsoft Detects Hacking Targeting Europe Democracy Groups

A hacking group has targeted European democratic institutions including think tanks and non-profit groups ahead of highly anticipated EU parliamentary elections in May, Microsoft said.The company said
Amazon's 'Collaborative' Robots Offer Peek into the Future

Amazon's 'Collaborative' Robots Offer Peek into the Future

Hundreds of orange robots zoom and whiz back and forth like miniature bumper cars -- but instead of colliding, they're following a carefully plotted path to transport thousands of items ordered from
App-Based Delivery Men Highlight India's Growing Gig Economy

App-Based Delivery Men Highlight India's Growing Gig Economy

Suraj Nachre works long hours and regularly misses meals but he treasures his job as a driver for a food delivery startup -- working in a booming industry that highlights India's expanding apps-based
Tech Enables Holocaust Survivors to Engage in Conversations Beyond the Grave

Tech Enables Holocaust Survivors to Engage in Conversations Beyond the Grave

The life history of Holocaust survivors is being kept alive in a very real and personal way with the help of technology. Imagine speaking to a video image of a genocide survivor and getting answers
Future Styles: Could Virtual Clothes Reduce Damage of Fast Fashion?

Future Styles: Could Virtual Clothes Reduce Damage of Fast Fashion?

Striking a pose in the mirror, Swedish model and stylist Lisa Anckarman shows off a new jacket with a difference on Instagram – though it fits her perfectly in the photo, it's a virtual design that
Twitter Tightens EU Political Ad Rules Ahead of Election

Twitter Tightens EU Political Ad Rules Ahead of Election

Twitter said Tuesday it is tightening up rules for European Union political ads ahead of bloc-wide elections this spring, following similar moves by fellow tech giants Facebook and Google.The social
Artists Create Contemporary Take on Ancient Art Form

Artists Create Contemporary Take on Ancient Art Form

Levitating objects and plastic boxes may not seem to have anything to do with landscape painting, but they are the contemporary take on an ancient Chinese art style called "shan shui hua" or mountain
Artists Emulate Ancient Art With Modern Technology

Artists Emulate Ancient Art With Modern Technology

Dating back more than 1000 years ago, the style of Chinese landscape painting that uses brush and ink has evolved over time. This traditional art form is evolving once again in an exhibit called
Nigerian Center Teaches Coding to Conflict-Displaced Kids

Nigerian Center Teaches Coding to Conflict-Displaced Kids

Nigeria's internal conflicts have displaced nearly 2 million people, according to the United Nations, with 60 percent of them being children. A program in the Nigerian capital is trying to teach
Amazon Aims to Cut Its Carbon Footprint

Amazon Aims to Cut Its Carbon Footprint

Amazon, which ships millions of packages a year to shopper's doorsteps, says it wants to be greener.The online retail giant announced plans Monday to make half of all its shipments carbon-neutral by
Facebook Voids Accounts Targeting Moldovan Election

Facebook Voids Accounts Targeting Moldovan Election

Facebook said on Thursday it had disrupted an attempt to influence voters in Moldova, increasing concerns that EU elections in May could be prey to malign activity.Employees of the Moldovan government
China Accuses US of Trying to Block its Tech Development

China Accuses US of Trying to Block its Tech Development

China's government on Monday accused the United States of trying to block its industrial development by alleging that Chinese mobile network gear poses a cybersecurity threat to countries rolling out
'Digital Gangsters': UK Wants Tougher Rules for Facebook

'Digital Gangsters': UK Wants Tougher Rules for Facebook

British lawmakers issued a scathing report Monday that calls for tougher rules on Facebook to keep it from acting like "digital gangsters" and intentionally violating data privacy and competition
Gone in a New York Minute: How the Amazon Deal Fell Apart

Gone in a New York Minute: How the Amazon Deal Fell Apart

In early November, word began to leak that Amazon was serious about choosing New York to build a giant new campus. The city was eager to lure the company and its thousands of high-paying tech jobs,