PM Lures Farmers, Says ‘Want to Integrate Technology in Agriculture Sector’

Asserting that his government’s first aim was to win the trust of the farmers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said his government wants to integrate technology in the agriculture sector for the farmers’ welfare. Prime Minister Modi, who was addressing a Kisan Kalyan Mela at Sehore, said the Madhya Pradesh Government under the leadership of Shivraj Singh Chouhan, did ... Read More »

Technology Vendors Jump on 5G Bandwagon

Many technology vendors hope to shape the next generation of cellular communications. Few people have as much riding on the outcome as Aicha Evans, who oversees Intel Corp.’s sales of wireless chips. The Senegal-born executive, who was raised in Paris, faces the challenge of reversing years of disappointment as the Silicon Valley giant has sought to build a major business ... Read More »

Europe launches satellite to help track global warming

  Europe launched a satellite on Tuesday that will help predict weather phenomena such as El Nino and track the progress of global warming as part of the multibillion-euro Copernicus Earth observation project. The Sentinel-3A satellite, part of a system of satellites that is to monitor Earth, blasted off on board a Rockot launcher from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in Russia’s ... Read More »

N.Y. stockbrokers’ trades on IBM deal tip not illegal, jurors told

Lawyers for two former Wall Street stockbrokers urged jurors on Tuesday to reject a U.S. regulator’s claims they illicitly traded on a tip about an IBM Corp deal, saying their conduct did not constitute illegal insider trading. At the start of a trial in Manhattan federal court, lawyers for ex-Euro Pacific Capital Inc brokers Daryl Payton and Benjamin Durant admitted ... Read More »

Apple Pay takes on China’s internet kings in mobile payments

Apple Inc launched its mobile payment system in China on Thursday in a bid to convince the hundreds of millions of users of the country’s entrenched, dominant services to switch. “We think China could be our largest Apple Pay market,” Jennifer Bailey, vice president of Apple Pay, told Reuters in an interview in Beijing. In an early boost, China’s biggest ... Read More »

What Apple and the U.S. government are fighting over

Apple Inc is resisting a federal court order that it help the U.S. government break into the iPhone 5c of Rizwan Farook, who along with his wife killed 14 people in a December shooting in San Bernardino, California, which the government has described as a terror attack. The following is an explanation of the technology and data privacy issues at ... Read More »

Exclusive: Amazon expanding deliveries by its ‘on-demand’ drivers Inc (AMZN.O) is quietly inviting drivers for its new “on-demand” delivery service to handle its standard packages, as the online retailer known for low prices and razor-thin profit margins looks to speed up delivery times and tamp down its growing multi-billion dollar logistics bill. The move, which has not been announced publicly, is the latest sign that the world’s ... Read More »

U.S. DOJ is asking Apple for access to one device – White House

The court ruling ordering Apple Inc. to help unlock an iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino attackers represents just one case, the White House said on Wednesday, emphasizing that the U.S. Department of Justice is asking the tech giant for access to a single device. In a briefing with reporters, White House spokesman Josh Earnest deferred to the ... Read More »

Apple opposes order to help unlock California shooter’s phone

Apple Inc opposed a court ruling on Tuesday that ordered it to help the FBI break into an iPhone recovered from a San Bernardino shooter, heightening a dispute between tech companies and law enforcement over the limits of encryption. Chief Executive Tim Cook said the court’s demand threatened the security of Apple’s customers and had “implications far beyond the legal ... Read More »

Aston Martin to develop electric car with China’s LeEco

Aston Martin set up a venture with Chinese consumer electronics group LeEco to jointly develop the British luxury car brand’s first electric vehicle, an example of the deepening ties between the technology and automotive industries. Companies like Alphabet and LeEco are developing automotive expertise because they want to broaden their reach beyond computers and cellphones into cars, while automakers want ... Read More »