THE NEWS WRAP: Amazon turns up the heat in smartphone market with Fire

6:22AM | Thursday, 19 June 2014 | Kye White

Amazon has unveiled its long awaited smartphone – Fire.


THE NEWS WRAP: Speech-recognition software maker Nuance Communications listens to overtures from potential buyers

6:11AM | Tuesday, 17 June 2014 | Kye White

Speech-recognition software maker Nuance Communications has held discussions with potential buyers, sources told The Wall Street Journal.

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THE NEWS WRAP: GHash moves to become miner of choice for bitcoin

6:14AM | Monday, 16 June 2014 | Kye White

For the first time in bitcoin’s history, a single entity has repeatedly provided more than half of the computing power required to mine new bitcoins.

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THE NEWS WRAP: London black cab drivers take to the streets to protest Uber

6:27AM | Thursday, 12 June 2014 | Kye White

Thousands of black cab drivers in London have protested against technology-enabled taxi services such as Uber.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Amazon unveils plans to launch local services marketplace

6:18AM | Wednesday, 11 June 2014 | Kye White

Amazon plans to launch a marketplace for local services – a term which encompasses anything from babysitters to tradespeople, according to a Reuters report.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Google adds Docker to its cloud computing services

6:30AM | Tuesday, 10 June 2014 | Kye White

Google is throwing its weight behind Docker, an open source technology that’s one of the hottest new ideas in the world of cloud computing.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Twitter acquires mobile native ad startup Namo Media

6:27AM | Friday, 6 June 2014 | Kye White

Twitter has acquired mobile native ad startup Namo Media.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Long-awaited Amazon smartphone likely to be unveiled on June 18

6:24AM | Thursday, 5 June 2014 | Kye White

Amazon is holding a product announcement on June 18 which is likely regarding its long-rumoured smartphone.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Kickstarter simplifies campaign rules

6:44AM | Wednesday, 4 June 2014 | Kye White

Kickstarter has simplified rules for campaigns in an attempt to make the service easier to use than ever before.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Apple unveils iOS 8

6:26AM | Tuesday, 3 June 2014 | Kye White

Apple has unveiled iOS 8 in what it says is its biggest release since the launch of the app store.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Top secret NSA facial recognition program revealed

6:24AM | Monday, 2 June 2014 | Kye White

America’s National Security Agency has been collecting millions of images as part of its facial recognition program, according to top secret documents.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Apple iCloud users hacked, warned to change passwords

5:17AM | Thursday, 29 May 2014 | Kye White

Apple has suggested users should change their Apple ID password after a number of Australian users reported finding their iCloud-connected devices locked with a message asking for money.

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THE NEWS WRAP: LG announces its new G3 smartphone

5:17AM | Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | Kye White

LG has announced its new G3 smartphone at launch events in London, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, Singapore and Istanbul.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Rap Genius co-founder fired for insensitive comments about Santa Barbara shooting

5:16AM | Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | Kye White

Mahbod Moghadam, co-founder of annotation service Rap Genius has been fired after posting tasteless comments regarding the memoir of mass murderer Elliot Rodger.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Sony follows Microsoft lead and unveils PlayStation strategy for China

5:27AM | Monday, 26 May 2014 | Kye White

Sony has followed the lead of Microsoft and has announced that it will be bringing PlayStation to China.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Samsung joins the race to get real with VR headsets

5:12AM | Friday, 23 May 2014 | Kye White

Samsung is developing a VR headset for its phones and tablets.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Cyber-attack prompts eBay to ask users to change passwords

5:22AM | Thursday, 22 May 2014 | Kye White

Online auction site eBay is asking users to change their passwords following a cyber-attack that compromised a company database containing encrypted passwords and other non-financial data.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Twitter changes its tune on SoundCloud deal

5:18AM | Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | Kye White

Twitter has backed out of a proposed deal to buy audio-sharing service SoundCloud.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Twitter gets musical with proposed deal to buy SoundCloud

5:22AM | Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | Kye White

Twitter is considering a deal to buy music and audio-sharing service SoundCloud.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Facebook rumoured to being launching its own Snapchat

5:20AM | Monday, 19 May 2014 | Kye White

Facebook is looking to become a competitor of Snapchat, according to reports.

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