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  • !Turkey blocks access to Wikipedia
    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey has blocked online encyclopedia Wikipedia, the telecommunications watchdog said on Saturday, citing a law allowing it to ban access to websites deemed obscene or a threat to national security.
    - 6 hours ago 29 Apr 17, 5:26pm -
  • !Google gets Australian tax office demand to pay more, says to fight it
    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google said it will challenge amended tax assessments issued by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), which is trying to claw back billions of dollars from multinational corporations citing unpaid taxes.
    - 17 hours ago 29 Apr 17, 6:48am -
  • !Amazon's moves beyond retail get Wall Street thumbs up, for now
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's ventures far beyond online retail, from cloud computing to movie making, are raising questions among corporate strategy experts about its focus.
    - 21 hours ago 29 Apr 17, 2:22am -
  • !Apple, Tesla ask California to change proposed self-driving car test policy
    (Reuters) - Apple Inc urged California to toughen up its proposed policy on testing self-driving cars, a move that would result in more public data that could help Apple catch up to rivals in the self-driving space by giving it a better window into…
    - 23 hours ago 29 Apr 17, 12:18am -
  • Tesla must complete brake fix to regain top safety rating: Consumer Reports
    DETROIT (Reuters) - Tesla Inc needs to complete fixing its Model S sedan emergency braking system to regain Consumer Reports' top safety rating, the magazine said on Friday, noting that a recent update by the luxury electric car maker was not enough.…
    - 1 day ago 28 Apr 17, 11:23pm -

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  • !Google CEO Tops Other Alphabet Execs With $200 Million Pay
    Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai’s pay package doubled to $200 million last year, making him the highest paid executive at parent company Alphabet Inc., according to a regulatory filing Friday.
    - 22 hours ago 29 Apr 17, 1:50am -
  • Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Earned $27.4 Million Last Year
    Yahoo Inc. Chief Executive Marissa Mayer’s compensation totaled $27.4 million last year, a package mostly unaffected by a deal to sell Yahoo’s core business to Verizon Communications Inc. or two large security breaches that nearly scuttled the ac…
    - 1 day ago 28 Apr 17, 11:10pm -
  • Elon Musk's Latest Dream: Underground Roadways
    The chef executive of Tesla Inc. touted ambitious plans Friday, including an underground roadway accessed by elevators, more giant battery factories and an electric semi truck.
    - 1 day ago 28 Apr 17, 10:00pm -
  • Qualcomm Warns of Lower Profit as Apple Dispute Bites
    Qualcomm slashed its profit forecast, saying it no longer expects any patent-licensing revenue from the iPhone in the current quarter as a result of its increasingly bitter legal battle with Apple.
    - 1 day ago 28 Apr 17, 7:30pm -
  • SoftBank Set to Invest Over $1.5 Billion in India's Paytm
    The deal will give SoftBank Group a 20% stake in Paytm’s parent company One97 Communications, marking the Japanese conglomerate’s single largest investment in an Indian tech firm.
    - 1 day ago 28 Apr 17, 3:58pm -

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  • !Ask Slashdot: Could We Build A Global Wireless Mesh Network?
    An anonymous reader wants to start a grassroots effort to build a self-organizing global radio mesh network where every device can communicate with every other device -- and without any central authority.There is nothing in the rules of mathematics…
    - 6 mins ago 29 Apr 17, 11:19pm -
  • !Developer Shares A Recoverable Container Format That's File System Agnostic
    Long-time Slashdot reader MarcoPon writes: I created a thing: SeqBox. It's an archive/container format (and corresponding suite of tools) with some interesting and unique features. Basically an SBX file is composed of a series of sector-sized blocks…
    - 45 mins ago 29 Apr 17, 10:40pm -
  • !NASA Launches Super Balloon To Detect Cosmic Particles From Near Space
    "After seven unsuccessful attempts NASA has launched a stadium-sized balloon in Wanaka," reports the New Zealand Herald, adding that the super-pressure balloon will collect data from "near space" over the next 100 days. Reuters reports: The balloon,…
    - 1 hour ago 29 Apr 17, 10:09pm -
  • !Microsoft's Surface Revenue Drops By $285M (26%)
    An anonymous reader quotes Computerworld:Revenue generated by Microsoft's Surface hardware during the March quarter was down 26% from the same period the year before, the company said yesterday as it briefed Wall Street. For the quarter, Surface pro…
    - 2 hours ago 29 Apr 17, 9:04pm -
  • !Russian-Controlled Telecom Hijacks Traffic For Mastercard, Visa, And 22 Other Services
    An anonymous reader quotes the security editor at Ars Technica:On Wednesday, large chunks of network traffic belonging to MasterCard, Visa, and more than two dozen other financial services companies were briefly routed through a Russian government-c…
    - 3 hours ago 29 Apr 17, 7:59pm -

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