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  • China postpones portion of cybersecurity law

    May 31, 2017 7:06 AM 6

    BEIJING — China is postponing enforcement of part of a cybersecurity law that business groups warn might violate Beijing’s free-trade pledges, but says most of its restrictions will take effect Thursday as planned. Chinese authorities say they need to tighten control over how companies store and use information to protect the public’s privacy and prevent

  • Quit a Big Silicon Valley Firm? Tread Carefully When You Start Your Own Company

    May 31, 2017 4:34 AM 2

    The biggest players in Silicon Valley’s burgeoning autonomous car industry have a warning for their top engineers: if you quit to set up your own company, tread carefully. Anthony Levandowski, a pioneering self-driving car engineer, became the highest-profile casualty of this increasingly litigious approach after Uber Technologies Inc. fired him in the midst

  • Uber fires self-driving car chief at center of court case

    May 30, 2017 8:23 PM 5

    SAN FRANCISCO Uber Technologies Inc said on Tuesday it fired the technology whiz it had hired to lead its self-driving unit, Anthony Levandowski, after he failed to comply with a court order to hand over documents at the center of a legal dispute between Uber and Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) Waymo unit. Uber had hoped Levandowski, one the most respected

  • Uber fires star engineer, Anthony Levandowski, at the center of self-driving car battle

    May 30, 2017 6:52 PM 3

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Uber has fired Anthony Levandowski, the star engineer at the center of its high-stakes legal fight over driverless cars. Levandowski, the 37-year-old former chief of Uber’s self-driving program, was given notice on Friday, according to a termination letter obtained by the Washington Post. He was let go after failing to comply with a judge’s

  • ‘It’s heartbreaking to tell your daughter she’s not getting any presents’: British Airways left girl in tears after IT fiasco sent her fourth birthday presents to family's holiday destination without her

    May 30, 2017 5:52 PM 1

    A mother caught up in the British Airways IT failure was forced to tell her daughter she would not be getting any birthday presents after the airline failed to find her luggage. Civil engineer Sarah Middleditch, 39, and her family spent 14 hours at Heathrow on Saturday with 'zero' help or information from British Airways. The airline had last night not yet returned

  • Coke Studio Africa and Coke Studio South Africa merge for 2017

    May 30, 2017 9:00 AM 3

    The Coca-Cola Company, through their music flagship show Coke Studio, has merged Coke Studio Africa and Coke Studio South Africa into one, bigger, better Coke Studio Africa 2017. Coke Studio Africa 2017 promises to be a melting pot of music talents bringing together renowned music producers and top-notch artists drawn from various parts of the continent

  • British Airways vows ‘never again’ after costly IT collapse

    May 30, 2017 8:19 AM 22

    LONDON: British Airways (BA) said it would take steps to ensure there was no repeat of a computer system failure that stranded 75,000 passengers over a holiday weekend and turned into a public relations disaster. BA had been forced to cancel all its flights from Heathrow, Europe's busiest airport, and Gatwick on Saturday after a power supply problem

  • Man jumps from plane on runway after trying to bite attendant

    May 30, 2017 3:11 AM 15

    A federal air marshal said a man jumped off of a plane waiting to take off of from Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday after biting a flight attendant. Twenty-two-year-old Tun Sein was on an American Airlines flight from Charlotte to New Bern, N.C., when he stood up after the flight had left the gate. Sein ignored a flight attendant, then bit her and fought

  • Passenger Jumped Out of Taxiing American Flight

    May 30, 2017 1:36 AM 18

    PHOTO: A passenger tried to bite a crew member before successfully opening an airplane’s door and jumping to the tarmac. (photo via Flickr/Piper) Somehow, a passenger on an American Airlines flight taxiing from the gate at Charlotte-Douglas Airport was able to open the aircraft door and jump to the tarmac. The incident happened Thursday when a 22-year

  • UAE's mobile phone penetration rises to 228%

    May 29, 2017 10:13 PM 7

    Mobile phone usage in the UAE increased to 228.3 phones per 100 people in the first quarter of 2017, according to statistics issued by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA). There was also an increase of more than 132,000 new subscriptions in March compared to February, state news agency WAM reported. This led to a jump in the total number