TECHNOLOGY

Facebook loses Belgian privacy case, faces fine up to $125 million

BRUSSELS: A Belgian court threatened Facebook with a fine of up to 100 million euros ($125 million) if it continued to break privacy laws by tracking people on third party websites. In a case brought by Belgium’s privacy watchdog, the court also ruled on Friday that Facebook had to delete all data it had gathered illegally on Belgian citizens, including people who were ... Read More »

Google takes away the ‘view image’ option

Google no longer offers the ‘view image’ option, instead search engine users can jump through a few extra hoops to get want they want. Go to Google, type in your image search, find one you like, click, view image and save. Done. Well, not anymore. Now search engine users will get the option to ‘visit website’ where they can expect to ... Read More »

BSDU’s Students to Manufacture 3D Printers on German Technology in Partnership with Aha3D Innovations

Dual System of Education makes Students ‘Job Ready’: Mr. Jayant Joshi, President Trustee Jaipur : The only University in India with a ‘Swiss Dual’ education system, Bhartiya Skill Development University (BSDU), Jaipur today announced MoU with India’s first 3D Printer developer and a startup company Aha3D Innovations Pvt. Ltd. Under this partnership, Aha3D Innovations is setting up 3D Printing Lab and ... Read More »

Snap’s Tough Year: Time To Flip the Narrative

Snap’s first year as a public company hasn’t been very good. Ever since the company behind Snapchat publicly unveiled paperwork with plans for a $20 billion IPO almost exactly a year ago, concerns have surfaced about Snap’s long-term viability. It turns out Snap doesn’t have the user growth or business growth that everyone initially expected. Snap stock is down over ... Read More »

EBay Is Leaving PayPal for a Younger Partner

PayPal Holdings Inc. will lose its role as the primary payments processor for EBay Inc., one of its biggest customers and former parent. EBay said the Dutch company Adyen would take over as the main payments processor for the global online auction site and marketplace after its agreement with PayPal ends in mid-2020. But EBay noted Wednesday that PayPal will ... Read More »

Reunited? CBS and Viacom May Hook Up Again

Taking the first step toward a possible merger, CBS Corp. and Viacom Inc.’s boards each have formed special committees to evaluate whether a consolidation of the two media companies would benefit shareholders. CBS’ decision, which came Thursday during a board meeting in Studio City, begins a process that could result in the reunification of the companies. Viacom simultaneously announced that ... Read More »

Cut Them Some Slack: Small Businesses Relax Rules for Big Games

While customers are watching the Super Bowl at Boston’s Common Ground Bar and Grill, waiters and bartenders will pause to see key moments as well. General Manager Jeff John understands his staff wants to see if the New England Patriots can win their third NFL title in four years. “Your first focus has to be the guest,” John says. “But ... Read More »

Health Care’s Three Amigos Aim To Disrupt an Industry

Three guys walk into a bar. They’re Warren Buffett, Amazon.com’s Jeff Bezos and JPMorgan Chase’s Jamie Dimon. They decide to transform the American health care system. That’s probably not how these three men decided to form a new company to address health care costs for their U.S. employees, and possibly for many more Americans. The three companies, with a combined ... Read More »

Government Shutdown a Wake-Up Call to Small Businesses

The federal government shutdown appears to have lasted only one business day, long enough to give many small companies a taste of how much a longer disruption could affect them. The Small Business Administration largely shut down except for its disaster relief operations. That means small business loans weren’t processed, nor were requests by companies to be certified to participate ... Read More »