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Today β€” January 20th 2020Technology

Netflix opens office in Paris, reveals titles of new French productions

(Telecompaper) Netflix has announced the inauguration of its new office in France, located in the capital's ninth arrondissement. The company, which currently employs 40 people in the country, had previously opened a small office in Paris, but decided to close it in 2016. The new Paris office is its fourth in Europe.

  • January 20th 2020 at 09:19

Japan announces space force to protect against new threats

Japan's prime minister has announced his country will create a space defence force, in an effort to protect it from technological threats.

  • January 20th 2020 at 08:25

TomTom to provide maps to Huawei, as alternative to Google Maps

(Telecompaper) Dutch navigation specialist TomTom has signed a deal to help Huawei with its maps, traffic information and navigation software, De Telegraaf reported. Huawei will use the information to develop its own apps, as an alternative to Google Maps. TomTom confirmed the agreement to De Telegraaf but declined to give any financial or other details, speaking only of a "multi-year agreement."

  • January 20th 2020 at 08:49

Vietnam’s biggest mobile company to roll out 5G services

Viettel will bypass Huawei and use technology it has developed itself

  • January 20th 2020 at 06:55

ICAP founder gives backing to Β£100m fintech fund

Michael Spencer to invest £25m in markets technology fund Element Ventures

  • January 20th 2020 at 06:00

Samsung names new smartphone chief

South Korean electronics group faces rising competition from rivals like Huawei 

  • January 20th 2020 at 05:25

Why Google thinks we need to regulate AI

Companies cannot just build new technology and let market forces decide how it will be used

  • January 20th 2020 at 05:00
Yesterday β€” January 19th 2020Technology

SpaceX blows up rocket to test astronaut escape system

SpaceX has blown up a rocket to test an astronaut escape system as part of the company's final trial before it can fly manned missions. 

  • January 19th 2020 at 16:39

Poland’s finance minister set for tax battle with Airbnb

Tadeusz Koscinski wants US home rental site to pay tax on Polish revenues

  • January 19th 2020 at 17:29

US boosts funding of tech companies helping Iran protests

US-backed companies record rise in use of circumvention apps in recent weeks

  • January 19th 2020 at 17:00

Election Security In Georgia

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Marilyn Marks of the Coalition for Good Governance about the reasons behind the lawsuit seeking to bar Georgia from using its paperless voting machines.

  • January 19th 2020 at 14:02

Lawsuits Over Voting Machines In Pennsylvania

By Emily Previti

After an Election Day meltdown last year, two lawsuits in Pennsylvania could result in the state decertifying a popular voting machine ahead of of the 2020 elections.

  • January 19th 2020 at 14:02

Tech innovation needs a level playing field

Big companies can use lawyers to protect IP while smaller players go to the wall

  • January 19th 2020 at 14:00

The Policing of the American Porch

By John Herrman

Ring offers a front-door view of a country where millions of Amazon customers use Amazon cameras to watch Amazon contractors deliver Amazon packages.

Reasons to beware the growing $1tn tech club

Investors must not be complacent about the risks of concentration

  • January 19th 2020 at 11:00

Oxford Sciences Innovation parts ways with chief executive

Abrupt departure of Charles Conn after 8 months has not been publicly announced

  • January 19th 2020 at 06:00

Can 5G ever be secured against spying?

Huawei is not the only company suspected of being able to eavesdrop

  • January 19th 2020 at 06:00

Lawyers for Huawei CFO call Canada prosecutor's arguments 'circular'

Extraditing Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou to the United States based on American sanctions against Iran would set a dangerous precedent and could even undermine Canada's policy towards Iran, Meng's lawyers argued in court documents released on Friday.