Technology

  • East German boom town breaks populist, backward stereotypes AFP - Sun, Mar 26, 2017 3:00 PM AEDT
    East German boom town breaks populist, backward stereotypes

    Jena (Germany) (AFP) - With higher unemployment rates than western Germany and support for the anti-immigration AfD party reaching 20 percent, the country's former communist east has often been associated with economic decline and xenophobia.

  • Bill Gates again world's richest man; Trump slips AFP - Tue, Mar 21, 2017 3:35 AM AEDT
    Bill Gates again world's richest man; Trump slips

    New York (AFP) - Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates once again topped the Forbes magazine list of the world's more than 2,000 billionaires, while US President Donald Trump slipped more than 200 spots, the magazine said Monday.

  • Many US tech workers feel discrimination AAP - Fri, Feb 24, 2017 1:01 PM AEDT

    A survey of US tech industry employees show a large number have experienced discrimination in the workplace.

  • Tech sector leads resistance to Trump travel ban AFP - Tue, Feb 7, 2017 12:59 PM AEDT

    Washington (AFP) - A coalition led by some of the world's biggest tech firms is taking on President Donald Trump's travel ban, signaling the contentious relationship between the sector and the White House could be about to get worse.

  • Trump can boost US innovation: Bill Gates AAP - Wed, Dec 14, 2016 10:57 AM AEDT
    Trump can boost US innovation: Bill Gates

    Bill Gates says president-elect Donald Trump's administration could boost the United States' leadership through innovation.

  • Net firms ask Trump to support encryption AAP - Tue, Nov 15, 2016 12:22 PM AEDT
    Net firms ask Trump to support encryption

    A letter by the Internet Association represents an early effort to repair the relationship between the technology sector and President-elect Donald Trump.

  • Australian market set to open lower AAP - Tue, Nov 15, 2016 6:58 AM AEDT

    The Australian share market looks set to open lower as global markets digest what's likely to be the focus of US President-elect Donald Trump's policies.

  • Dow hits record as world markets react unevenly to Trump AFP - Fri, Nov 11, 2016 9:59 AM AEDT
    Dow hits record as world markets react unevenly to Trump

    New York (AFP) - The Dow powered to a fresh record close Thursday on continued momentum from President-elect Donald Trump's election win as the surprise result prompted swings in some global markets.

  • Dow surges to record close, Nasdaq falls on Trump effect AFP - Fri, Nov 11, 2016 8:40 AM AEDT
    Dow surges to record close, Nasdaq falls on Trump effect

    New York (AFP) - The Dow powered to a fresh record Thursday on continued momentum from President-elect Donald Trump's election win, but the Nasdaq tumbled on weakness in Amazon, Apple and other tech equities.

  • Encryption, surveillance fear on Trump win AAP - Fri, Nov 11, 2016 7:01 AM AEDT

    The technology sector fears a Trump president will seek to widen covert surveillance and resume the government's battle to access encrypted information.

  • Nasdaq tumbles on fears of Trump effect on tech AFP - Fri, Nov 11, 2016 3:44 AM AEDT
    Nasdaq tumbles on fears of Trump effect on tech

    New York (AFP) - The Nasdaq fell sharply in mid-morning trading Thursday, with Amazon, Facebook and other large tech stocks tumbling on worries about policy changes and protectionism under the administration of President-elect Donald Trump.

  • Tech listings boost IPO market AAP - Wed, Jul 13, 2016 2:20 PM AEST

    Information technology listings accounted for more than a third of all IPOs in the first six months of 2016.

  • Talent shortage stymies Indon's tech scene AAP - Tue, Jun 28, 2016 1:01 PM AEST

    One of the biggest headaches for tech start-ups in Indonesia is finding the talant, because of a mis-matched education system, inexperience and low pay.

  • China tech workers asleep on the job AAP - Fri, May 20, 2016 2:01 PM AEST

    Many Chinese startup companies provide sleeping areas or bunks so that workers can have a nap or sleep on the premises during long shifts and overtime.

  • New Zealand launches new entrepreneur visa in tech race with Australia Reuters - Fri, Apr 29, 2016 3:50 PM AEST

    By Charlotte Greenfield WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand will launch a new visa to attract technology entrepreneurs as it tries to offset its struggling dairy industry, but it may str...

  • Smaller tech stocks thrive even as large names get hammered Reuters - Thu, Apr 28, 2016 6:38 AM AEST

    By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) - The technology sector has taken it on the chin in recent days, after lukewarm-to-disappointing results from a range of bellwethers such as Appl...

  • Yen drops on rate cut talk; oil climbs, stocks steady Reuters - Fri, Apr 22, 2016 10:45 AM AEST

    By Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar rose to a three week high against the yen on Friday, on a report of likely further monetary policy easing from the Bank of ...

  • Apple refused China request for source code in last two years: lawyer Reuters - Wed, Apr 20, 2016 2:22 AM AEST

    By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Apple Inc has been asked by Chinese authorities within the last two years to hand over its source code but refused, the company's to...

  • World of Tanks shows Belarus potential beyond Soviet-era farms Reuters - Thu, Mar 31, 2016 5:04 PM AEDT

    By Andrei Makhovsky MINSK (Reuters) - World of Tanks, one of the five most popular PC video games in Europe and the United States with 100 million players joining virtual battles in Wor...

  • Taiwan's TSMC signs deal for $3 bn plant in China AFP - Tue, Mar 29, 2016 6:08 PM AEDT

    Taipei (AFP) - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company has signed a deal to build a $3 billion plant in China, the island's largest outbound investment on the mainland.