Health Secretary Hits Out at Facebook’s New App, Says ‘Stay Away From My Kids’

Jeremy Hunt has publicly attacked Facebook for releasing a version of its Messenger app aimed at children, and called on the social media company to “stay away from my kids.” From a report: The health secretary accused the company of “targeting younger children” after Facebook announced on Monday that it was conducting trials of an app called Messenger Kids in the US, which is designed to be used by pre-teens….

December 5, 2017
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Brexit talks breakdown stokes Europe transport fears

European shippers and transportation companies are growing increasingly uneasy over the status of Brexit talks. Photo credit: Shutterstock. LONDON — The last minute collapse yesterday of Brexit talks aimed at securing agreement at next week’s crunch EU summit to kick start the second phase of negotiations over trade relations after the… Source: http://www.joc.com

December 5, 2017
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IDG Contributor Network: 7 considerations when creating a corporate innovation lab

Technology is transforming our world at an unprecedented rate. New technologies like virtual assistants and augmented reality are changing consumer expectations faster than ever. The impact of cybersecurity breaches is intensifying. And digital enablers are allowing upstarts to steal market share from incumbents in a matter of months or years, rather than decades. While it is tempting to believe that these disruptive times will eventually stabilize, our analysis suggests that…

December 5, 2017
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Google Is Pulling YouTube Off the Fire TV and Echo Show as Feud With Amazon Grows

An anonymous reader shares a report: Three months ago, YouTube pulled its programming from Amazon’s Echo Show device — the first skirmish in what is apparently an ongoing war. Shortly after, Amazon stopped selling the Nest E Thermostat, Nest’s Camera IQ, and the Nest Secure alarm system. Two weeks ago, Amazon got YouTube back on the Echo Show by simply directing users to the web version, a workaround that left…

December 5, 2017
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Microsoft unveils ARM LTE-enabled Windows 10 PCs with “all-day” battery life, including $599 Asus NovaGo with 4GB RAM, HP Envy x2; HP coming in spring, Asus TBD (Tom Warren/The Verge)

December 5, 2017

Tom Warren / The Verge: Microsoft unveils ARM LTE-enabled Windows 10 PCs with “all-day” battery life, including $599 Asus NovaGo with 4GB RAM, HP Envy x2; HP coming in spring, Asus TBD  —  A fresh challenge to Intel’s PC dominance  —  Microsoft and Qualcomm are officially unveiling the first ARM-powered Windows 10 laptops today. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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