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Samsung Heir Faces Arrest on Charges of Bribing South Korea’s President

Chow Sang-Hun, reporting for the NYT: The sprawling investigation into President Park Geun-hye of South Korea took a dramatic turn on Monday with word that prosecutors were seeking the arrest of the de facto head of Samsung, one of the world’s largest conglomerates, on charges that he bribed the president and her secretive confidante. Show More Summary

AI-based fraud detection startup Fraugster lands $5M funding round

Besides the constant threat of hacking, companies in industries such as banking and e-commerce also need to fend off scammers who are employing increasingly sophisticated methods to avoid detection. Germany’s Fraugster Ltd. argues that artificial intelligence is the answer. Show More Summary

2016 was the hottest year on record. Again - CNET

For the third year in a row, global temperatures continued to rise, once again breaking the record.

Diablo III mahjong is now a thing - CNET

2 hours agoTechnology / Internet : Webware

Blizzard's new merch merges a legend of board gaming with a legend of online gaming.

Google Acquires Fabric, a Mobile App Development Platform by @MattGSouthern

Fabric, one of the most popular mobile development platforms, has been acquired by Google. The post Google Acquires Fabric, a Mobile App Development Platform by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.

Daimler acquires bitcoin friendly digital payments company PayCash

German car maker Daimler AG has acquired PayCash Europe SA, a Luxembourg-based digital payments company that along with fiat money transfers also supports bitcoin. Founded in 2012, PayCash describes itself as an “Electronic Money Institution” that services the 28 European Union states. Show More Summary

Bing Ads Now Lets You Schedule When Ad Extensions are Displayed in Search by @MattGSouthern

Bing is giving advertisers more control over their ad extensions with the ability to schedule specific times for them to be displayed. The post Bing Ads Now Lets You Schedule When Ad Extensions are Displayed in Search by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.

Newly discovered Mac malware uses pre-OS X code

Security researchers at Malwarebytes have discovered a new type of Mac malware that surprisingly uses antiquated code to gain access to infected Apple computers. Dubbed Fruitfly, the malware, which is believed to have been created some time ago but has only now been detected, features antique system calls, some dating back to pre-OS X days. Show More Summary

Slack just made things a lot simpler with a way to make conversations more coherent

According to Slack Technologies Inc. one of the most sought after features for customers was something to simplify public conversations – in view of conversations within a channel often being places of mass digression. To deal with this...Show More Summary

IBM lands huge $62M private cloud contract with U.S. Army

IBM Corp. has secured a huge deal with the U.S. Army to build, manage and operate a cloud solution for its Redstone Arsenal near Huntsville, Alabama. The deal was described as “a one-year task order with four additional one-year options...Show More Summary

Google’s New Update Will Now Let You Search Offline

A spotty network is what all of us dread of when doing an intricate search on the internet. Well, not anymore, and

Robots start delivering food in Silicon Valley and Washington D.C.

People who order their food online in Washington D.C. and Silicon Valley may soon notice a different sort of delivery driver with autonomous robots now undertaking the task. The deployment of delivery robots is part of a trial between...Show More Summary

Oracle sued by Department of Labor for alleged employment discrimination

The U.S. Department of Labor Wednesday sued Oracle America Inc. over accusations that it discriminated in hiring and pay in violation of equal employment laws. The lawsuit, filed by the department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance...Show More Summary

Online Tead Brand Vahdam Teas Raises $650K from Angel Investors

Premium online tea brand, Vahdam Teas has raised $650,000 from a clutch of eminent angel investors including Kanwaljit Singh’s Fireside Ventures, Mumbai

Red Hat adds dynamic storage provisioning to OpenShift Container Platform 3.4

Open-source Linux company Red Hat Inc. has announced an update to its OpenShift Container Platform, with new features including support for dynamic storage provisioning for both local and remote applications. Red Hat’s OpenShift Container...Show More Summary

O2O eCommerce Platform Direct Create Raises Funding from Rajasthan Venture Capital Fund

Jaipur-based Rajasthan Venture Capital Fund (RVCF) has invested in Direct Create Private Limited (DC)- an online and offline platform that brings together

Patrick Stewart to play Poop? The legend says 'make it so' - CNET

4 hours agoTechnology / Internet : Webware

The veteran of stage, screen, "Star Trek" and "X-Men" has been cast to voice the most notorious of all emojis. No, not the peach that looks like a butt.

ACLU accuses Facebook of racial bias in hate speech takedowns - CNET

4 hours agoTechnology / Internet : Webware

In an open letter, almost 80 advocacy groups say the social network needs to be more transparent about its censorship decisions.

The Information: ‘Google to Expand Mid-Range “Android One” Program Into U.S.’

Amir Efrati, reporting for The Information (behind a paywall, alas — here’s The Verge’s regurgitated version if you don’t have a subscription) For instance, Google recently expressed its displeasure with Huawei after the China-based smartphone giant said earlier this month it would offer Amazon’s Alexa “virtual assistant” on upcoming U.S. Show More Summary

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