Technology

E3: Hopes of a games arcade revival

Dave Lee North America technology reporter BBC News Games enthusiasts of a certain age can often be found reminiscing about a legendary golden era – the age of arcade gaming. It spanned a decade or so, starting in the mid-to-late 70s, a period which launched the infamous title Space Invaders and also brought us games like Asteroids, Lunar Lander and – ...

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Microsoft to help track legalised marijuana sales

BBC News : Microsoft has teamed up with California-based technology start-up Kind Financial, which helps businesses and government agencies track sales of legalised marijuana “from seed to sale”. It is the first-ever partnership of its kind for Microsoft. Kind has been selling its marijuana tracking software to businesses and governments for some three years. The start-up will now be able ...

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Microsoft to buy LinkedIn for $26bn

BBC News : Microsoft is buying the professional networking website LinkedIn for just over $26bn (£18bn) in cash. The software giant will pay $196 a share – a premium of almost 50% to Friday’s closing share price. The deal will help Microsoft boost sales of its business and email software. Microsoft said that LinkedIn would retain its “distinct brand, culture ...

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Data watchdog rejects EU-US Privacy Shield pact

BBC News : The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has said a data transfer pact between the EU and US needs “significant improvements”. The EU-US Privacy Shield agreement was supposed to safeguard EU citizens’ personal information when stored in the US. The agreement was designed to replace the Safe Harbour pact, which the EU Court of Justice ruled invalid in ...

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Jail sentence for YouTube pranksters

BBC News: Four members of the controversial Trollstation YouTube channel have been jailed in connection with fake robberies and kidnappings. The group were involved in a fake robbery at London’s National Portrait Gallery and a fake kidnapping at Tate Britain in July 2015. The channel, with 718,000 subscribers, has built a reputation for filming staged pranks around the city. A ...

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