Otago Daily Times: Technology News

Verizon buying Yahoo for $US4.8b

Verizon buying Yahoo for $US4.8b

Verizon Communications will buy Yahoo Inc's core internet properties for $US4.83 billion in cash, marking the end of the line for a storied Web pioneer and setting the stage for a big new internet push by the telecom giant.

Facebook's internet drone takes flight

Facebook's internet drone takes flight

Facebook says it has completed a successful test flight of a solar-powered drone that it hopes will help it extend internet connectivity to every corner of the planet.

Apple stands to make billions from Pokemon Go

Apple stands to make billions from Pokemon Go

Apple Inc stands to rake in $US3 billion in revenue from the Pokemon Go craze in the next one to two years as gamers buy "PokeCoins" from its app store, brokerage Needham & Co said.

Facebook's Messenger hits 1 billion users

Facebook's Messenger hits 1 billion users

Facebook's Messenger has more than 1 billion users, the social media company says, making it one the world's top three apps just two years after it was split off from Facebook's main app, which is by far and away the most popular.

Alaming levels of online abuse for women

Alaming levels of online abuse for women New figures from Norton by Symantec have revealed 72 per cent of New Zealand women under the age of 30 have experienced some form of online harassment.

Twitter crackdown after 'Ghostbusters' actress abused

Twitter crackdown after 'Ghostbusters' actress abused

Twitter has moved to permanently suspend a number of user accounts for abuse and harassment after Ghostbusters actor Leslie Jones drew renewed attention to the issue and announced she would quit the social media site.

Huge potential in real-time data feeds

Huge potential in real-time data feeds

‘‘Internet of Things'' data will help us predict the future, writes Timothy McCallum.

Demystifying the blockchain

Demystifying the blockchain

Most people agree we do not need to know how a television works to enjoy using one. This is true of many existing and emerging technologies. Most of us happily drive cars, use mobile phones and send emails without knowing how they work.

Microsoft delays 1 billion devices goal

Microsoft delays 1 billion devices goal

Microsoft says it will take more time than it thought to get a billion devices running Windows 10 because of its sharply curtailed ambitions in the smartphone business.

Chorus of complaints over phone, internet

Chorus of complaints over phone, internet

A growing number of people say they are frustrated and annoyed with telecommunications provider Chorus after going without phone or internet for considerable periods of time.

Warning after Queenstown woman hit in scam

Warning after Queenstown woman hit in scam

Queenstown police are warning the public after a woman had $1000 stolen in a sophisticated phone scam.

How Twitter gives researchers an insight into humanity

How Twitter gives researchers an insight into humanity On Twitter's 10th birthday, we look at how researchers have used the platform for a range of studies, from predicting the next flu outbreak to identifying the happiest city in America.
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