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THE NEWS WRAP: New iPhone to be equipped for mobile payments

8:17AM | Friday, 29 August 2014 |  Apple’s new iPhone, set to be unveiled on September 9, will feature the company’s own payment platform, sources told Wired.

THE NEWS WRAP: Microsoft on the “threshold” of Windows 9 release

8:16AM | Friday, 22 August 2014 |  Microsoft is planning to reveal Windows 9 at a press event on September 30, sources have told The Verge.

THE NEWS WRAP: Google backs $300 million broadband infrastructure project in Japan

8:20AM | Tuesday, 12 August 2014 |  Google has announced it’s backing a new $300 million high speed internet trans-pacific cable system between the US and Japan.

THE NEWS WRAP: Apple files patent for Siri-like desktop virtual assistant with advanced features

8:23AM | Friday, 8 August 2014 |  Apple has filed a patent in the US for a new desktop virtual assistant that is very similar to Apple’s iOS assistant Siri, AppleInsider reports.

THE NEWS WRAP: USB security is 'fundamentally broken'

8:17AM | Friday, 1 August 2014 |  Security researchers Karsten Nohl and Jakob Lell say USB security is fundamentally broken, and there’s no easy fix.

NEWS WRAP: Microsoft confirms up to 18,000 jobs will go in ‘realignment’ of workforce

7:16AM | Friday, 18 July 2014 |  Microsoft chief executive officer Satya Nadella has confirmed the company will shed up to 18,000 jobs in the next year.

THE NEWS WRAP: Early-stage investor 500 Startups teams with SeedInvest for new $100 million public raising fund

6:23AM | Friday, 27 June 2014 |  Early-stage investor and accelerator 500 Startups is using public fundraising for a new $100 million fund.

THE NEWS WRAP: Victorian government follows NSW lead with crackdown on Uber drivers

5:27AM | Friday, 9 May 2014 |  The Victorian government has been issuing $1700 fines to Uber ride-sharing drivers.

THE NEWS WRAP: Google acquires restaurant web tech business and systems infrastructure startup

5:24AM | Thursday, 8 May 2014 |  Google has bought Appetas, which is a website builder for restaurants, and systems infrastructure startup Stackdriver.

THE NEWS WRAP: Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba gets ready to float

5:45AM | Wednesday, 7 May 2014 |  Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has filed to go public in what could be the largest US initial public offering ever.
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