Tesla cuts car prices, shuts stores and shifts to online-only sales

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Elon Musk says move means electric vehicle manufacturer can sell Model 3 for $35,000 Tesla is closing most of its stores in a cost-cutting measure, so it can lower the starting price of its Model 3 to $35,000 (26,400). Tesla will close many of its stores but leave some open as galleries or information centres […]

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Huawei reportedly punishes staff for New Years Eve tweet sent from an iPhone

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As predicted, Twitter’s subtle new feature showing from which clients tweets are sent is already embarrassing brands. Following on from a Korean boy band sponsored by LG and Apple’s own Music staff, Huawei is the latest to be embarrassed after it sent a New Year’s Eve message using an iPhone. A since-deleted message included the embarrassing […]

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Twitter and Salesforce CEOs bicker over who is helping the homeless more

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How much have you given Marc Benioff asked Jack Dorsey as the two sparred over proposed tax to assist those on the streets The CEOs of two of the worlds most prominent tech companies got into an online spat on Friday over who was doing the most to address homelessness. The Salesforce CEO, Marc Benioff, […]

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Amazon investigates claims staff are leaking data for bribes

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Employees are offering confidential information to sellers, according to report Amazon is investigating claims that employees have taken bribes for leaking confidential sales information, particularly in China, as it the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sellers, brokers and people familiar with internal investigations. The practice violates company policy and is common in China, where the […]

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Peep the future of distributed ledgers with the leaders of Hyperledger, Parity Technologies and Tradeshift

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As cryptocurrencies emerge from the speculative bloodletting of the past months, believers in the promise of distributed ledger technologies for business and consumer applications are casting about for what comes next. On our stage at Disrupt San Francisco we’ll be welcoming some of the leading thinkers in how distributed ledgers can create an entirely new […]

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What Tech Hasand HasntDone for Puerto Rico

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Two weeks after Hurricane Maria, Donald Trump flew to Puerto Rico, toured a relatively affluent neighborhood there, and expressed his relief that the storm had not been “a real catastrophe” like Hurricane Katrina. He jokingly chided Puerto Ricans for throwing the federal budget a “little out of whack.” In reality, Maria caused the largest blackout […]

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Elon Musk and Tesla sued over ‘fraudulent scheme’ to go private

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Lawsuits say funding secured tweet broke securities laws and aimed to punish short-sellers Tesla and Elon Musk were sued twice on Friday by investors who say they fraudulently engineered a scheme to squeeze short-sellers, including through Musks proposal to take the electric car company private. The lawsuits were filed three days after Musk stunned investors […]

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Inside the British military base where young hackers learn to stop cybercrime

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As part of the Cyber Security Challenge UK, law enforcement agencies are putting cyberdefenders through their paces At the heart of a police operation to defend Britain from attack by cybercriminals, a 14-year-old boy was honing his skills to thwart hackers linked to a rogue state. Ben Abrahmason was among a group who gathered at […]

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Amazon Removes Nazi-Themed Items After Complaints

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(AP) — Amazon says it has removed items with Nazi or white supremacist symbols from its website after criticism from advocacy groups. An Amazon executive said the company blocked the accounts of some retailers and might suspend them. Democratic U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota complained to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos last month. The company's […]

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Samsung Unveils Note 9, Upgraded Watchand Home Speaker

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Apple Inc.’s upcoming iPhones over the holidays. The 6.4-inch screen Note 9 will start at $999.99 and max out at $1,249.99 — becoming, at about $100 above the iPhone X’s upper limit, one of the world’s most expensive consumer phones. It looks similar to last year’s 6.3-inch Note 8 but sports a revamped Bluetooth stylus […]

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