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VIDEO: How safe is the 'internet of things'?

Tue, 2014-07-22 00:59
Increasingly, technology companies are integrating the internet with other devices, such as household appliances or cars. But are there security risks?

Yahoo buys app analytics firm Flurry

Mon, 2014-07-21 21:03
Yahoo acquires an app analytics firm, Flurry, in an attempt to help boost its advertising revenue from smartphones.

China signs Venezuela oil deal

Mon, 2014-07-21 20:44
Chinese President Xi Jinping has signed an oil deal with Venezuela, as part of a four-day tour of Latin America.

The EU's nuclear links with Russia

Mon, 2014-07-21 19:01
The EU's dependence on Russian-designed power plants

A company born out of frustration

Mon, 2014-07-21 18:50
Easy Taxi founder Tallis Gomes explains how the difficulties of hailing a cab in Rio de Janeiro led him to create his smartphone app.

Can drones tackle wildlife poaching?

Mon, 2014-07-21 18:43
Civilian drones are being tested across Africa's game reserves in a hi-tech battle with poachers who threaten the continent's wildlife tourism industry.

Netflix profits double to $71m

Mon, 2014-07-21 16:39
Online video service Netflix reports profits of $71m in the second quarter, more than double compared with the same period a year ago.

From bad to worse?

Mon, 2014-07-21 13:15
Further sanctions on Russia will hit an already ailing economy

VIDEO: Goods held in port for wealthy client

Mon, 2014-07-21 12:58
Mark Lobel reports on foreign investors re-building ties with Iran in anticipation of an easing of trade restrictions on the country.

VIDEO: 'I couldn't get a taxi... so I created an app'

Mon, 2014-07-21 12:30
Brazilian Tallis Gomes explains how a failed attempt to hail a cab drove him to create smartphone app Easy Taxi.

Criminal probe targets forex market

Mon, 2014-07-21 11:43
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) launches a criminal investigation into allegations of price rigging in the foreign exchange market.

Seoul to ban ride-sharing app Uber

Mon, 2014-07-21 11:06
Seoul is planning to ban mobile phone ride-sharing app Uber just as the company aims to accelerate its expansion in Asia.

Tesco boss feels 'relief' over exit

Mon, 2014-07-21 08:49
Tesco says chief executive Philip Clarke expresses his 'enormous relief' over leaving the company.

Philip Clarke feels 'enormous relief' as he quits Tesco

Mon, 2014-07-21 08:03
Philip Clarke says date of resignation was “not his choosing”.

China suspends KFC's meat supplier

Mon, 2014-07-21 07:20
Authorities in Shanghai suspend the operations of a meat supplier suspected of selling expired meat to fast food chains including McDonald's and KFC.

Sky buys 70% stake in Bake Off firm

Mon, 2014-07-21 06:15
Sky has bought a 70% stake in the production company behind programmes such as The Great British Bake Off and Benefits Street.

MH17 plane crash: EU moment of decision

Mon, 2014-07-21 05:21
MH17 plane crash: EU moment of decision

VIDEO: Akubra hats: Keeping it in the family

Mon, 2014-07-21 05:03
For more than 130 years one family has been making Australia's most famous range of hats - Akubra.

Sainsbury's harnesses waste power

Mon, 2014-07-21 04:03
A Sainsbury's superstore comes off the National Grid, to be powered directly by electricity generated from its own food waste.

China's Huawei sees sales jump 19%

Mon, 2014-07-21 01:31
Chinese telecom equipment and smartphone maker Huawei reports a 19% jump in sales to 135.8bn yuan ($21.9bn; £12.8bn) for the first six months of the year.