Technology News


U.S. regulators reject Bitcoin ETF, digital currency plunges

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday denied a request to list what would have been the first U.S. exchange-traded fund built to track bitcoin, the digital currency.


LinkedIn executive for recruiting software to depart after senior management changes

(Reuters) – Eduardo Vivas, an executive in charge of shaping one of LinkedIn’s biggest revenue generators, plans to leave, a company spokeswoman confirmed on Friday.


Tech workers find communal living a solution for high rents

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Zander Dejah, 25, pays $1,900 a month rent to live in a downtown San Francisco house with at least 40 other people, many of whom sleep in bunk beds.


Alphabet adds patent claim to Uber intellectual property theft lawsuit

(Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s self-driving car unit Waymo on Friday added a new patent claim to its intellectual property lawsuit against Uber Technologies Inc and requested a preliminary injunction to stop the ride-sharing service from using what it says is proprietary information, a court filing showed.


Canada’s OutsideIQ, SAP Ariba partner to tackle compliance, risk

TORONTO (Reuters) – OutsideIQ, a Canadian startup which uses cognitive computing to analyze data, is partnering with the world’s largest business commerce network, SAP Ariba, to help corporations quickly screen vendors for risk and regulatory compliance, they said.


EU reassured on U.S. privacy directive: source

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross gave no indication of any plans to change U.S. privacy protections underpinning a pact enabling billions of dollars of data flows during a meeting with the EU digital chief, a source said on Friday.