Google signs $1.1bn HTC smartphone deal

Alphabet's Google has struck a $1.1bn (£822m) deal with Taiwan's HTC to expand its smartphone business. Google will not take a stake in the firm, but some HTC staff will join the Silicon Valley giant. The...

YouTube to end paid channels service

YouTube has announced the end of paid channels, which were launched in 2013 as one of the site's first attempts at charging for content. The facility let people pay a monthly fee to access individual...

Facebook adds human reviewers after ‘Jew haters’ ad scandal

Facebook will add more human reviewers to its advertising system after admitting it failed to prevent, or even notice, anti-Semitic targeting on the network. Sheryl Sandberg, the network’s chief operating officer, said she was "disgusted"...
Samsung

Kenyans can now pre-order for Galaxy Note8

Following the global release of the Galaxy Note8, Kenyans can now pre-order for the device ahead of its arrival in October.  The Galaxy Note8 builds on Samsung’s heritage of creating stunning and functional devices. It...

Hijacked security software sparks alert

A security company has issued a warning after its software was compromised by malicious hackers. Piriform told users a booby-trapped version of its CCleaner software had been made available in August and September. Millions of people use the...

Microsoft confirms Outlook issues

Microsoft has confirmed that some users of its email service Outlook are unable to send email or access their accounts. Hundreds from around Europe have commented on the website Downdetector that they have been affected by the...

Uber sorry for ‘Wife Day’ promotion

Uber has apologised after being accused on social media of sexism in a promotional message sent to customers in Bangalore. The message urged "husbands" to "let your wife take a day off from the kitchen",...

Row over Pirate Bay crypto-cash miner

The Pirate Bay briefly put code on some of its web pages that used visitors' machines to mine a virtual currency. The hidden code helped the file-sharing site generate coins for the Monero digital currency. The...

Snapchat blocks Al Jazeera in Saudi Arabia

Social media platform Snapchat has blocked access to Al Jazeera content in Saudi Arabia. Snapchat said it was asked by the Saudi authorities to remove the Qatari-backed broadcaster's Discover Publisher Channel because it violated local...
Equifax

Equifax replaces staff after data breach

US credit report giant Equifax has replaced two senior staff after revealing last week it had suffered a massive data breach. Data on up to 143 million Americans, about 400,000 Britons and a number of...
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