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Business / Tech Sep 20, 2019

U.K. report calls for learning from Japan on robots and automation

A U.K. parliamentary committee has released a report that highlights industrial automation in Japan, calling on the government to promote automation in British industries. Japan "has a long history of automation and is home to major robotics manufacturers," the House of Commons Business, Energy and ...

Apple's 11 series handsets go on sale in iPhone-loving Japan

Business / Tech Sep 20, 2019

Apple's 11 series handsets go on sale in iPhone-loving Japan

Apple Inc. launched its iPhone 11 series in Japan on Friday amid increased competition from other major smartphone manufacturers, including those from China and South Korea. Japan is one of the most important markets for Apple. Its iPhone models were the best-selling handsets in the ...

Business / Tech Sep 19, 2019

African star tech startup lays off hundreds of junior developers

Major African tech start-up Andela sacked hundreds of its staff this week — the majority from Nigeria — in one of the largest layoffs in the continent's budding tech industry. The start-up, backed by hundreds of millions of dollars from investors including Facebook and tennis ...

Facebook taps London police to track terror livestreams

Business / Tech Sep 18, 2019

Facebook taps London police to track terror livestreams

Facebook on Tuesday teamed up with the London police to help its artificial intelligence tools track livestreams of terror attacks such as the New Zealand mosque massacre. A self-professed white supremacist used a head-mounted camera in March to broadcast live footage on Facebook of him ...

U.S. flags Huawei 5G network security concerns to Gulf allies

Business / Tech Sep 13, 2019

U.S. flags Huawei 5G network security concerns to Gulf allies

The United States has raised its concerns with Gulf allies over a possible security risk in using Huawei's technology for their 5G mobile infrastructure, U.S. officials said on Thursday. Washington has been warning allies against using the Chinese company's equipment, which it says presents a ...

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