Amazon finishes New York affair on Valentine’s Day

Amazon, the biggest company in the US  with the richest man as its head, stunned New York by announcing it would no longer relocate its second headquarters to the city, which promised 25, 000 jobs and its $3bn tax incentives and $27bn in tax revenues over the next two decades.  Possible culprits include State Governor…

Shares in Snap soared 26 per cent

Shares in Snap, maker of the Snapchat messaging app soared 26 per cent at the start of Wall Street trading after the firm said last night it had arrested a fall in users on Apple device and drew a series of favourable reviews from analysts for its progress with a new Android app. The targeting…

Fight for Robo-taxis

US car sales could strink from more than 17m last year to just 11.5m by 2025, about the same level seen in 2008-09 which caused GM and Chrysler to go Bankrupt and Ford to suffer a £11.2bn ($14.6bn) loss. GM after celebrating the world’s largest carmaker for the 76th straight year in 2007 on £19.25bn…

Battle of the tech titans: Apple and Facebook over data privacy

Facebook is shutting down an app that paid $20 a month to people aged between 13 and 35 for allowing it to collect data on their iPhones, which according to Apple breached its privacy policies. The “ Facebook Research” app enabled the social network to monitor a user’s web and phone activity, including how they…

Apple in the process for fixing eavesdropping Face Time bug

Apple Face Time software  has a major flaw acknowledged by Apple, which allowed for brief eavesdropping –even if the recipient did not pick up and in some cases the target iPhone could send video without the receiver’s knowledge. Apple’s status page shows it has disabled the ability for users to make group calls on Face…

Facebook should ban micro-trageting

  “ I am really sad about Facebook, now I am embarrassed and I am ashamed” a memo written by Roger McNamee  to Mark Zukerberg and Sheryl Sandberg. Roger McNamee  was an early investor and had advised Zukerberg on crucial decisions including turning down a $1bn acquisition offer, and helped him hire Sandberg as his…

Bing restored in China after being inaccessible

Microsoft in a statement said “ We can confirm that Bing was inaccessible in China, but service is now restored”. The outage caused concern that the service might have been blocked by the Chinese authorities, in the same way the firewall that blocks  Facebook and Twitter. Chinese authorities have also cracked down on Virtual Private…

Super blood wolf moon

Skygazers  were treated to a rare astronomical spectacle of a “ super blood wolf moon” , when the moon turned a deep shade of red, part of a lunar eclipse makes  the surface of the moon appear a reddish hue and won’t be seen again for another 18 years. The red moon was visible for…