THE NEWS WRAP: EU urges Google to extend ‘right to be forgotten’ globally

11:29AM | Friday, 28 November 2014 | Kye White

The European Union is calling on Google to apply the recent ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling to the rest of the world, The New York Times reports.


THE NEWS WRAP: Sony goes for style over tech with electronic paper watch

11:20AM | Thursday, 27 November 2014 | Kye White

Sony is developing a watch made out of electronic paper for release as soon as next year in a trial of the company's new venture-style approach to creating products.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Yik Yak app raises $US62 million in latest funding round

11:27AM | Tuesday, 25 November 2014 | Kye White

Anonymous messaging app Yik Yak, a platform which is available specifically to students on US college campuses, has raised $US62 million ($A72 million).

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THE NEWS WRAP: Symantec researchers uncover spook malware’s reign of surveillance

11:15AM | Monday, 24 November 2014 | Kye White

Computer security researchers at Symantec say they have discovered a Trojan piece of malware likely built by a nation-state, which has spied on business and governments since 2008.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Twitter upgrade allow tweets to be shared as direct messages

11:22AM | Friday, 21 November 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Twitter has unveiled a new feature allowing users to forward tweets as direct messages as part of its latest update.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Beats Music to be bundled into iOS early next year

11:17AM | Thursday, 20 November 2014 | Kye White

As part of Apple’s revamp of Beats Music, the recently acquired music streaming service will be bundled directly into iOS.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Uber hopes Spotify deal will be music to its riders’ ears

11:19AM | Tuesday, 18 November 2014 | Kye White

Transportation network startup Uber has partnered with Spotify to allow those catching a ride with its service to select songs that will play during their trip.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Anonymous messaging app Yik Yak raises $75 million in funding

11:17AM | Monday, 17 November 2014 | Kye White

Yik Yak, an anonymous messaging platform targeting US college students, is closing in on $75 million ($A85.4m) in new financing, TechCrunch reports.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Facebook moves to reassure users about privacy policy

11:27AM | Friday, 14 November 2014 | Kye White

In an attempt to address user concerns about how Facebook handles their data, the social media giant has shortened its privacy policy by two-thirds and has introduced an interactive tutorial called privacy basics, to help explain its policy.

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THE NEWS WRAP: YouTube cues up paid music subscription service for launch

11:33AM | Thursday, 13 November 2014 | Kye White

YouTube has confirmed it will launch a paid subscription service that will let users stream high-quality, ad-free music and music videos.

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THE NEWS WRAP: President Obama asks FCC to reclassify broadband as a utility in move to protect net neutrality

11:22AM | Tuesday, 11 November 2014 | Kye White

US President Barack Obama has thrown his support behind net neutrality, urging the Federal Communications Commission to reclassify broadband as a utility.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Xiaomi in talks to raise $US1.5 billion in private capital

11:25AM | Monday, 10 November 2014 | Kye White

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is negotiating a capital raise of $US1.5 billion ($A1.75 billion), at a valuation of $US40 billion, in the largest private financing for a venture-backed company since Facebook in 2011.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Facebook does its bit to fight Ebola

11:30AM | Friday, 7 November 2014 | Kye White

Facebook is launching a number of new features to help fight Ebola.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Payments provider BlueSnap raises $US50 million in latest funding round

11:21AM | Thursday, 6 November 2014 | Kye White

BlueSnap’s technology helps online companies maximise customer acquisition and retention through its global payment gateway and checkout pages.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Apple executive signals US spring for Watch launch

11:35AM | Tuesday, 4 November 2014 | Kye White

The Apple Watch launch is scheduled to arrive later than originally anticipated, according to Apple’s senior vice president of retail and online stores, Angela Ahrendts.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Nothing lazy about Slack’s $US120 million funding round

11:20AM | Monday, 3 November 2014 | Kye White

Slack, an enterprise collaboration platform, announced it has closed a $120 million round of funding.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Xiaomi now the world’s third-largest smartphone maker

10:39AM | Friday, 31 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is now the third largest smartphone manufacturer in the world after Samsung and Apple, according to new figures.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Reddit launches crowdfunding website

10:33AM | Thursday, 30 October 2014 | Broede Carmody

Reddit has expanded into the crowdfunding space with the launch of Redditmade, a platform that allows moderators to set up projects that can be backed by Reddit users.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Twitter’s quarterly revenue up 114%

10:21AM | Tuesday, 28 October 2014 | Kye White

Twitter has announced its third quarter financial results, posting revenue of $US361 million ($A410 million), up 114% year-over-year and earnings per share of $0.01.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Twitpic reaches agreement with Twitter over domain and pics

10:29AM | Monday, 27 October 2014 | Kye White

Twitpic, which recently announced it would be closing down, has agreed to give Twitter the Twitpic domain and photo archive, keeping the photos and links alive.

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