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Apple Asks UK Retail Landlords for 50% Rent Cut Despite Record Sales

Apple has asked landlords of its retail stores in the UK for a 50 percent cut to rent, reports The Sunday Times. If landlords agree to cut rent by up to 50 percent and offer a "rent-free period" of an undisclosed duration, Apple is supposedly offering a considerable lease extension in return. The proposal is understood to relate to stores with several years left to run on their leases, meaning that landlords are not faced with making an immediate decision. The tactic has reportedly caused "c...
Tags: Apple, UK, United Kingdom, Apple Retail, United Kingdom Apple, Thesundaytimes.co.uk, Apple Asks UK Retail Landlords


Three People Charged in Twitter Bitcoin Hack [Updated]

A Florida teenager, who is accused of being the "mastermind" behind the July hacking of social media site Twitter, has been arrested, according to Tampa's WFLA Channel 8 News site. 17-year-old Graham Clark is facing 30 felony charges for "scamming people across America" with the Twitter hack. He's been accused of organized fraud, 17 counts of communication fraud, one count of fraudulent use of personal information with over $100,000 or 30 or more victims, 10 counts of fraudulent use of person...
Tags: Apple, Twitter, Elon Musk, Florida, Featured, Microsoft, America, Barack Obama, Tesla, Joe Biden, United Kingdom, Warren, Jeff Bezos, Doj, Tampa, Anderson


Buildots raises $16M to bring computer vision to construction management

Buildots, a Tel Aviv and London-based startup that is using computer vision to modernize the construction management industry, today announced that it has raised $16 million in total funding. This includes a $3 million seed round that was previously unreported and a $13 million Series A round, both led by TLV Partners. Other investors include Innogy Ventures, Tidhar Construction Group, Ziv Aviram ( co-founder of Mobileye & OrCam) , Magma Ventures head Zvika Limon , serial entreprene...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Cloud, Japan, Technology, London, Enterprise, Medicine, Finance, Israel, Tel Aviv, Tech, United Kingdom, Agriculture, Cyber, Poland


Build products that improve the lives of inmates

Nik Milanovic Contributor Share on Twitter Nik Milanovic is a fintech and financial inclusion enthusiast, with a decade of work across mobile payments, online lending, credit and microfinance. The opinions expressed in his articles do not reflect those of his employer(s). More posts by this contributor Now more than ever we need fintechs to lead on consumer transparency Who will the winners be in the future ...
Tags: TC, Column, New York, Crime, Craigslist, Prison, Education, Developer, Opinion, Government, Wikipedia, Tech, Diversity, Policy, United States, United Kingdom


With Robinhood’s UK launch delayed, eToro to bring out UK debit card following acquisition

Investment app eToro is to launch a debit card, following its acquisition of Marq Millions Ltd, the UK based e-money business. Marq Millions will now trade as eToro Money and will be the issuer for eToro’s card. The acquisition was for an undisclosed amount, and the Marq Millions management team stays on. The card will initially be available to eToro Club members in the UK, then Europe, and will later be extended to non-eToro users. eToro has over 14 million registered users and expects take-...
Tags: TC, Europe, UK, Finance, US, Tech, Spokesperson, United States, United Kingdom, Financial Conduct Authority, Fca, Financial Services, Robinhood, Social Network, Debit Cards, Coo


Apple Highcross in Leicester Reopens Wednesday, First Time Since March All UK Stores Will Be Open

Apple Highcross in the British city of Leicester is set to reopen on Wednesday, which will mark the first time every Apple retail store in the United Kingdom has been open since the country's lockdown began in March in response to the global health crisis. Michael Steeber on Twitter noted the change on Apple's Highcross store web page, which indicates the retail location will open on July 29 at 10:00 a.m. Leicester became the first city in Britain to be placed in a local lockdown on June 29,...
Tags: Apple, UK, Britain, United Kingdom, Leicester, Apple Retail, Michael Steeber, United Kingdom Apple, COVID-19 Coronavirus, Highcross, Apple Highcross


Google is building a new private subsea cable between Europe and the U.S.

Google today announced its plans to build a new subsea cable with landing points in New York in the U.S. and Bude, UK and Bilbao, Spain in Europe. The new cable, named after the pioneering computer scientist Grace Hopper, will join Google’s various other private subsea cables like Curie between the U.S. and South America, Dunant between the U.S. and France, and Equiano between Europe and Africa. The new cable is scheduled to go online in 2022 and will be built by SubCom, which Google also con...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Cloud, Europe, UK, New York, Technology, France, India, Africa, Israel, Spain, Companies, United States, Oceans


A winning photo from a contest highlighting the best iPhone photography was taken on an iPhone 4 — a phone that's more than 10 years old (AAPL)

One winning photo in the 2020 iPhone Photography Awards was captured using the iPhone 4, a phone that launched 10 years ago. The winning photo was taken by photographer Omar Lucas, who captured the first place prize in the awards' "People" category. The iPhone 4 had a single 5-megapixel camera and was the first iPhone to come with FaceTime. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. You don't have to upgrade to the latest iPhone to take prize-winning photos, it turns out. The winner...
Tags: Apple, India, Trends, United Kingdom, Peru, Facetime, Cnet, Lucas, Samsung Galaxy, Aapl, Dimpy Bhalotia, Artyom Baryshau, Omar Lucas, FaceTime Visit Business Insider


Anatomy of the FANTAMAN, the tech stock amalgam worth more than Germany’s GDP

The market value of FANTAMAN — the amalgam of prominent tech stocks led by Apple and Microsoft — has swelled by a gut-punching $1.87 trillion this year, representing 36% growth in just seven months. FANTAMAN may seem merely a catchy iteration of Wall Street insider acronyms like FANG. However, it’s no joke. FANTAMAN represents the most powerful tech companies in the US: Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Tesla, Alphabet, Microsoft, Apple, and NVIDIA. Collectively, those eight companies are worth $7.267 ...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Microsoft, France, Germany, US, United Kingdom, Nvidia, Hard Fork, FANTAMAN


Unmortgage founder’s new startup wants to make it free to sell your house

Having left his previous company under unceremonious circumstances, Rayhan Rafiq-Omar, who founded Unmortgage, is launching his next proptech venture. Called Free.co.uk, the startup wants to eradicate listing fees when selling your house, as well as streamlining other parts of the house selling process. Instead of charging for a listing on Rightmove, it hopes to make money in commissions if you also let the company find you a suitable mortgage. Prospective house buyers can also use Free.co.uk as...
Tags: TC, Technology, Money, Finance, Tech, Economy, United Kingdom, Commission, Rightmove, Purplebricks, Unmortgage, Rafiq Omar, Free.co.uk, Rayhan Rafiq Omar


UK gov’t asleep at the wheel on Russia cyber ops threat, report warns

The UK lacks a comprehensive and cohesive high level strategy to respond to the cyber threat posed by Russia and other hostile states using online disinformation and influence ops to target democratic institutions and values, a parliamentary committee has warned in a long-delayed report that’s finally been published today. “The UK is clearly a target for Russia’s disinformation campaigns and political influence operations and must therefore equip itself to counter such efforts,” the committee wa...
Tags: Security, Europe, UK, London, Putin, Government, China, Russia, US, Social Media, Tech, Eu, European Union, Iran, Cybercrime, Policy


Robinhood, the stock trading app, postpones UK launch ‘indefinitely’

Robinhood, the U.S.-based stock trading app, is postponing its U.K. launch “indefinitely,” more than a year and a half after the company begun executing on plans to cross the pond. It now intends to refocus its efforts on its home market. In November last year, a U.K. waitlist was opened up, garnering 250,000 signups. That’s now in vain, with Robinhood shutting down the U.K. website and promising to delete customer email addresses in line with local privacy regulation. Prospective customers w...
Tags: TC, UK, Finance, US, Tech, United States, United Kingdom, Robinhood, Revolut, Alex Kearns, Robinhood U K, Freetrade Bux, Revolut As Yahoo News


Play the prologue of ‘Linda & Joan,’ a video game about the worst year of its creator’s life

It’s not hard to see why Russell Quinn calls 2017 the worst year of his life. That was the year he moved back to the United Kingdom to take care of his mother, and the year in which both his mother and grandmother died within a month of each other. Quinn recalled returning to Los Angeles afterwards and “trying to unpack all of this trauma that had happened.” During that time, he said he was “reading a lot about how other creative people dealt with grief” and realized there’s “a rich history” of ...
Tags: Gaming, England, Media, Los Angeles, Tech, United Kingdom, Quinn, Joan, Linda, McSweeney, Russell Quinn, Linda Through, Linda Joan, Russell Linda


Russian cyberops are targeting COVID-19 vaccine R&D, intelligence agencies warn

Western intelligence agencies say they’ve found evidence that Russian cyber espionage is targeting efforts to develop a coronavirus vaccine in a number of countries. In an advisory report, the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said the Russia-linked cyber espionage group commonly known as ‘APT29’ — which is also sometimes referred to as ‘the Dukes’ or ‘Cozy Bear’ — has targeted various organisations involved in medical R&D and COVID-19 vaccine development in Canada, the US and the UK th...
Tags: Health, Security, TC, Facebook, Europe, UK, Gchq, Government, China, Russia, US, Tech, Eu, Conservative, European Union, Advanced Persistent Threat


Intel: Putin’s Hillary Hackers Now After Our COVID-19 Vaccine Secrets

A Russian hacking group that played a role in breaking into Democratic networks during the 2016 election is now trying to steal coronavirus research, according to officials in the U.S., U.K., and Canada.  In a joint cybersecurity advisory released by the three countries, intelligence agencies warned that a Russian hacking ground referred to as “APT29” had “targeted various organisations involved in COVID-19 vaccine development in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom, highly likely wi...
Tags: Google, News, Putin, Nsa, China, Russia, Merck, Ukraine, Intel, Fbi, Canada, Britain, United States, United Kingdom, Moscow, Fireeye


Decrypted: As tech giants rally against Hong Kong security law, Apple holds out

It’s not often Silicon Valley gets behind a single cause. Supporting net neutrality was one, reforming government surveillance another. Last week, Big Tech took up its latest: halting any cooperation with Hong Kong police. Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, and even China-headquartered TikTok said last week they would no longer respond to demands for user data from Hong Kong law enforcement — read: Chinese authorities — citing the new unilaterally imposed Beijing national security la...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, Security, Facebook, Twitter, Hong Kong, Technology, Supreme Court, Microsoft, Privacy, Government, China, Bt, Tech, Spokesperson


Google Play Pass expands outside the US, adds more titles and annual pricing

Google Play Pass, the Android alternative to subscription-based game store Apple Arcade, is expanding. Launched in September 2019 with over 350 apps and games, Play Pass today announced it’s added 150 new titles, including Sonic the Hedgehog, Golf Peaks, and kid-friendly content, like apps from Sesame Workshop, for example. In addition, the service will be offered in a range of new non-U.S. markets for the first time and is adding an annual subscription option. Unlike Apple Arcade, Google Pla...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Play, Mobile, Apps, Games, US, Tech, Mobile Apps, United Kingdom, Android Apps, Mobile Games, NDA, Gardens Between, AccuWeather Facetune


Google Play Pass expands outside the U.S., adds more titles and annual pricing

Google Play Pass, the Android alternative to subscription-based game store Apple Arcade, is expanding. Launched in September 2019 with over 350 apps and games, Play Pass today announced it’s added 150 new titles, including Sonic the Hedgehog, Golf Peaks, and kid-friendly content, like apps from Sesame Workshop, for example. In addition, the service will be offered in a range of new non-U.S. markets for the first time and is adding an annual subscription option. Unlike Apple Arcade, Google Pla...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Play, Mobile, Apps, Games, Tech, Mobile Apps, United Kingdom, Android Apps, Mobile Games, NDA, Gardens Between, Google Play Pass, Subscription Gaming


UK U-turns on Huawei and 5G, giving operators until 2027 to rip out existing kit

The UK government has confirmed a widely expected U-turn related to “high risk” 5G vendors linked to the Chinese state — attributing the policy shift to the US recently imposing tighter sanctions on Huawei’s access to its technologies. UK digital minister Oliver Dowden told parliament the new policy will bar telcos from buying 5G kit from Huawei and ZTE to install in new network builds from the end of this year. While any of their kit that’s already been installed in UK 5G networks must be re...
Tags: Security, Mobile, Europe, UK, China, Bt, US, Samsung, Supply Chain, Tech, NEC, Britain, United States, Telecommunications, United Kingdom, Boris Johnson


Auckland-based photo software startup Narrative raises $2.58 million led by Founders Fund

For many freelance photographers, marketing their businesses and editing photos takes as much time, if not much more, than photoshoots. Founded in 2017, Auckland-based Narrative helps professional photographers with tools including a website builder and Narrative Select, an AI-based tool that identifies the best frames from a shoot, cutting down the amount of time it takes to go through hundreds or thousands of shots. The company announced today that it has raised $2.58 million in seed funding l...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Tech, United States, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Auckland, Narrative, Founders Fund, COVID, Icehouse Ventures


Legaltech startup Orbital Witness scores £3.3M to create a ‘universal risk rating’ for real estate

Orbital Witness, a U.K.-based legaltech startup developing “AI-powered” software to transform the £4 billion U.K. property due diligence market, has raised £3.3 million in seed funding. The round is led by LocalGlobe and Outward VC, with participation from previous investors, including Seedcamp and JLL Spark. It brings Orbital Witness’s total funding to £4.5 million. Launched with its first customer in September 2018 and now used by numerous large law firms, including four of the five so-called ...
Tags: TC, Real Estate, Articles, Tech, Economy, Corporations, Artificial Intelligence, United Kingdom, Lawyer, Commercial Real Estate, Pearce, Due Diligence, Localglobe, Machine Learning Technology, Co-founder, Orbital Witness


Rapid Huawei rip-out could cause outages and security risks, warns UK telco

The chief executive of UK incumbent telco BT has warned any government move to require a rapid rip-out of Huawei kit from existing mobile infrastructure could cause network outages for mobile users and generate its own set of security risks. Huawei has been the focus of concern for Western governments including the US and its allies because of the scale of its role in supplying international networks and next-gen 5G, and its close ties to the Chinese government — leading to fears that relying...
Tags: Security, Mobile, Hong Kong, Europe, UK, Gchq, China, Bt, US, Tech, Bbc, Broadband, United States, Telecommunications, United Kingdom, Johnson


Brydge iPad Keyboards Now Available From UK Apple Store

Apple is now offering the popular Brydge line of keyboards designed for the newest iPads in retail and online stores across the United Kingdom. As of today, Apple UK is selling the Brydge 10.2 Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard for the seventh-generation iPad, the Brydge 10.5 Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard for the third-generation ‌‌iPad‌‌ Air, and the Bridge 7.9 Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard for fifth-generation ‌iPad‌ mini. Starting at £99.95, the Brydge keyboards are more affordable than Apple's own...
Tags: Apple, UK, Canada, United Kingdom, Apple Stores, Brydge, Silver Space Gray, Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard, United Kingdom Brydge


Make Your Data Center Location Work For You

There has been a lot of talk over the past few years regarding the location of the data centers that host your websites. Many people still feel that having a server located in the same country as your target audience is very important as it can help make your websites faster for your audience, than if it was located on the other side of the world. There are lots of factors that you should pay attention to when selecting your web host. You’ll find thousands of different web hosts all over the wo...
Tags: Google, Startups, Europe, UK, Australia, US, United Kingdom, Data Center, Others, IT infrastructure


US government may finalize ban on federal contractors using equipment from Huawei this week

The Trump administration is set to finalize regulations this week that ban the United States government from working with contractors who use technology from five Chinese companies: Huawei, ZTE, Hikvision, Dahua and Hytera Communications, according to a Reuters report. The ban was first introduced as a provision in the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act that prevents government agencies from signing contracts with companies that use equipment, services and systems from Huawei, ZTE, Hy...
Tags: TC, Government, US, Tech, Policy, United States, United Kingdom, Italy, Brazil, Huawei, ZTE, U.s. Government, Trump, Reuters, Hikvision, Dahua


U.S. government may finalize ban on federal contractors using equipment from Huawei this week

The Trump administration is set to finalize regulations this week that ban the United States government from working with contractors who use technology from five Chinese companies: Huawei, ZTE, Hikvision, Dahua and Hytera Communications, according to a Reuters report. The ban was first introduced as a provision in the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act that prevents government agencies from signing contracts with companies that use equipment, services and systems from Huawei, ZTE, Hy...
Tags: TC, Tech, Policy, United States, United Kingdom, Italy, Brazil, Huawei, ZTE, U.s. Government, Trump, Reuters, Hikvision, Dahua, Hytera, Telecom Italia TIM


Smartwatch hack could trick patients to ‘take pills’ with spoofed alerts

Security researchers say a smartwatch, popular with the elderly and dementia patients, could have been tricked into letting an attacker easily take control of the device. These watches are designed to help patients to easily call their carers and for carers to track the location of their patients. They come with their own cellular connection, so that they work anywhere. But researchers at U.K.-based security firm Pen Test Partners found that they could trick the smartwatch into sending fake “...
Tags: Security, Startups, Europe, Hardware, Vulnerability, Cryptography, Cybercrime, United Kingdom, Password, Prevention, Cyberwarfare, Smart Devices, Computer Security, U K, Pen Test Partners, Vangelis Stykas


Review: Handsome and nippy, new VanMoof e-bikes could be the shape of cities to come

I have to admit, I was an e-bike virgin. Sure, I’d tried out Uber’s Jump bikes and similar e-bikes, but these are more like normal bikes “with a little extra help.” So when I was offered the chance to try out the new VanMoof S3, an e-bike that has literally been built from the ground up, I was excited at how different the experience might be. Perhaps more significantly, I had a particular task in mind for it. In the current COVID-19 pandemic much has been made of cities being transformed into...
Tags: Reviews, TC, Transportation, Uber, Europe, Milan, London, Bluetooth, Berlin, New York City, Cowboy, Tech, Smartphone, Taiwan, Bicycles, United States


Decrypted: Police hack criminal phone network; Randori raises $20M Series A

Last week was, for most Americans, a four-day work week. But a lot still happened in the security world. The U.S. government’s cybersecurity agencies warned of two critical vulnerabilities — one in Palo Alto’s networking tech and the other in F5’s gear — that foreign, nation state-backed hackers will “likely” exploit these flaws to get access to networks, steal data or spread malware. Plus, the FCC formally declared Chinese tech giants Huawei and ZTE as threats to national security. Here’s more ...
Tags: Security, Social, Startups, Europe, Fcc, China, Tech, Ceo, Data Breach, Encryption, Cryptography, Palo Alto, Information Technology, United States, Internet Security, United Kingdom


The UK government to acquire satellite company OneWeb in deal funded in part by India’s Bharti Global

Distressed satellite constellation operator OneWeb, which had entered bankruptcy protection proceedings at the end of March, has completed a sale process, with a consortium led by the UK Government as the winner. The group, which includes funding from India’s Bharti Global – part of business magnate Sunil Mittal’s Bharti Enterprises – plan to pursue OneWeb’s plans of building out a broadband internets satellite network, while the UK would also like to potentially use the constellation for ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Space, Florida, UK, London, India, Softbank, Tech, Eu, European Union, Bbc, Broadband, United Kingdom, Satellites, Satellite



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