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  • US aviation regulator proposes opening skies to commercial drones

    The Federal Aviation Administration and Department of Transportation proposed Sunday new regulations that remove many of the barriers to commercial use of drones for applications like photography and surveying, but they don't permit the kind of automated drone use that companies like are eyeing for package delivery.

    Written by Martyn Williams16 Feb. 15 03:15
  • Amazon said to launch enterprise email service

    Amazon will launch an enterprise email and calendar service that competes against products from Microsoft and Google, according to the Wall Street Journal.

    Written by Fred O'Connor29 Jan. 15 06:39
  • Google, Facebook, Apple spent record amounts on lobbying in 2014

    The tech industry's most influential companies spent record amounts of money on federal lobbying in 2014 despite a general drop in lobbying by most tech companies. The spending was often directed at areas away from the central business of technology, and it indicates how diverse and powerful major tech companies are becoming.

    Written by Martyn Williams22 Jan. 15 12:41
  • Amazon ditches Wallet mobile payment service

    Amazon has pulled the plug on its Wallet app, a service the company launched in beta six months ago to dip its toes into the burgeoning area of mobile payments.

    Written by Zach Miners22 Jan. 15 07:08
  • Amazon has watershed week as content producer

    It's been a week of milestones for Amazon's ambitions as content producer, as it makes its way down a path paved by another Internet-based company -- Netflix. Both companies are now giving legacy producers of quality TV content a run for their money, potentially forcing a greater disruption in the industry than ever before.

    Written by Fred O'Connor15 Jan. 15 03:57
  • Romanian version of EU cybersecurity directive allows warrantless access to data

    More than a dozen Romanian non-governmental organizations are protesting new cybersecurity legislation passed by the parliament last week that would force businesses to provide the country's national intelligence agencies with access to their data without a court warrant.

    Written by Lucian Constantin25 Dec. 14 05:17
  • Top five smartphone disappointments of the year

    The poor design of two different smartphones, a low-resolution front camera with the new iPhone, the Moto G's lack of LTE, and the hefty price tag of the Amazon Fire led to disappointment this year when it came to smartphone releases.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs18 Dec. 14 02:59
  • In Pictures: How 41 tech companies got their names

    From Apple to Amazon to Microsoft to Twitter, the names of some of the world's most popular tech companies tend to have interesting and significant backstories.

    Written by Yoni Heisler18 Nov. 14 09:57
  • Amazon builds sales, but losses pile up continued to increase its sales last quarter but losses also mounted, to the growing consternation of investors.

    Written by Joab Jackson24 Oct. 14 09:11