Starbucks has denied reports that cyber-criminals are using the coffee chain’s mobile payments app to siphon money from its customers. The announcement follows multiple media reports that intruders have hijacked the accounts of hundreds of the coffee chain’s customers, siphoned off the value stored on the smartphones, and then used the auto-reload function to steal [...]Read More
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Jet.com has raised $220 million so far for an ecommerce service with around 1,600 retail partners, and plans to sell some 10 million products when it launches in the coming weeks. While its retail site is not yet available to the public, many are already touting Jet.com as a potential alternative to Amazon. The startup [...]Read More
This summer the self-driving cars will be tested on the roads around Mountain View, in California, where the search giant is headquartered. Until now the cars have only been tested on test tracks and have not mixed with regular traffic. The robot cars will not be completely autonomous, but will have safety drivers on board [...]Read More
Facebook is walking all over European privacy law by tracking people without consent, according to Belgium’s privacy watchdog which has said that the country’s Privacy Protection Commission accused Facebook of dodging questions from European regulators. Internet users were also urged to install privacy software which would help stop Facebook being able to track them, regardless [...]Read More
Users who believe they are being bullied will be able to email Reddit and report it. Some users though complained that the policy is vague and not in keeping with Reddit’s promotion of free speech.The site announced the changes, for which it has been preparing for six months, in a blogpost on Thursday signed by [...]Read More
According to the latest research from the Internet Advertising Bureau UK (IAB), 10 per cent of the UK’s top brands are still running mobile display advertising across non-optimised sites. Over 80 per cent of the top 250 UK advertisers have a mobile optimised site, with half of those being developed using responsive web design. For [...]Read More
The Office for National Statistics has pointed out a growing numbers of UK shoppers purchasing from the EU, with the proportion of UK adults buying from sellers from other EU countries is estimated to have increased from 12 per cent in 2008 to 23 per cent in 2014. And EU retailers are pushing back. For [...]Read More
China’s smartphone market has shown a dip in the first quarter of 2015. For the first time in six years, the number of smartphones shipped fell by 4% from a year ago to 98.8 million units in the January to March period. Between the last quarter of last year and the first quarter, shipments were [...]Read More
New details about how Amazon’s proposed delivery drones might work in the future have been published by the US Patent Office. In the patent, the drones will be able to track the location of the person it’s delivering to by pulling data from their smartphone. The unmanned vehicles will also be able to talk to [...]Read More
Facebook and Nokia have got together and quietly made a deal to include the telecommunications company’s Here Maps into Facebook, Instragram and Messenger mobile versions, despite the intention of Nokia to sell its mapping division. The sale of the tool, which has an estimated value of $2bn (£1.3bn), has been confirmed by Nokia following rumours [...]Read More