Moshi Monsters maker Mind Candy secures $1m lifeline

Moshi Monsters maker Mind Candy secures $1m lifeline

Mind Candy was once one of the brightest prospects of ‘Silicon Roundabout’ Credit: Telegraph The company behind online children’s game Moshi Monsters has secured a $1m (£760,000) lifeline that prevents the firm from running out of cash in the coming weeks. It is the second time that Mind Candy, […]

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December 4, 2017
China's biggest social media company Tencent is now worth more than Facebook

China’s biggest social media company Tencent is now worth more than Facebook

WeChat has about 500m users in China Credit: Bloomberg Tencent, the Chinese internet giant behind the WeChat messaging app, has surpassed Facebook in value after it became the first company in China to be worth more than $500bn (£378bn). The company’s share price rose 2.4pc on Tuesday in Hong […]

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December 4, 2017
The best Android smartphones you can buy in 2017

The best Android smartphones you can buy in 2017

If you are searching for a new smartphone chances are you will ultimately have to make a choice between an iPhone or an Android handset. Apple’s iPhones have long been among the most popular devices and the newly released iPhone X has created a buzz around the high-tech new […]

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Uber designs system to stop passengers throwing up in driverless cars

Uber designs system to stop passengers throwing up in driverless cars

A passenger sits in a driverless car during a trial launched in Greenwich, London Credit: PA Uber has revealed plans to combat car sickness in driverless cars, unveiling a system of moving seats and blasts of air conditioning that it hopes will stop passengers throwing up in the back […]

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Government urged to make it easier for public to be compensated after hacks

Government urged to make it easier for public to be compensated after hacks

Millions of Britons have been hit by data breaches Credit: PA The Government has been urged to make it easier for people to demand compensation when companies lose sensitive data to cyber attacks. A group of organisations will today write to Matt Hancock, the digital minister, demanding that upcoming […]

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December 4, 2017
Uber concealed hack that affected 57 million customers and drivers

Uber concealed hack that affected 57 million customers and drivers

Uber paid hackers $100,000 (£75,500) to delete the stolen data The cab-hailing app Uber covered up a massive hack of the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers worldwide, it has emerged. The tech company paid hackers $100,000 (£75,500) to delete the stolen data and did not divulge […]

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December 4, 2017
Uber faces fines in the UK over cover-up of 57m stolen user details

Uber faces fines in the UK over cover-up of 57m stolen user details

Uber is in hot water over a massive data breach it covered up for a year An investigation is underway after the personal details of British Uber customers were feared stolen. The ride-sharing app paid hackers $100,000 (£75,000) to delete data belonging to 57 million customers and drivers worldwide […]

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December 4, 2017
Tech giants face tax avoidance crackdown

Tech giants face tax avoidance crackdown

The recent Paradise Papers showed how profits are moved to tax havens Credit: Getty Images Multinational companies that divert billions of pounds to tax havens will have to pay more to the Exchequer from 2019 after a new crackdown on technology giants shifting profits offshore. The move, designed to […]

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New Uber boss ‘knew about hack for months’

Dara Khosrowshahi after meeting with ministers in Brazil earlier this month Credit: Bloomberg Uber’s new chief executive, who is trying to repair the company’s battered reputation, has known about the hack that lost 57 million passengers’ and drivers’ details for over two months. Dara Khosrowshahi was told about the […]

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December 4, 2017
Uber and NASA partner for development of flying taxi service

Uber and NASA partner for development of flying taxi service

November 8, 2017 Lisbon—Uber has struck a deal with NASA to develop software for managing "flying taxi" routes in the air along the lines of ride-hailing services it has pioneered on the ground, the company said on Wednesday. And in this case, it’s working hard to stay on regulators’ […]

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December 4, 2017