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Wal-Mart earnings top Street estimates as retailer’s digital sales jump 63% – CNBC

Thursday, May 18, 2017

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US and EU reject expanding laptop ban to flights from Europe – BBC News

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Image copyright AFP US and EU officials have decided against a ban on laptops and tablets in cabin baggage on flights from Europe. But after a four-hour meeting in Brussels to discuss the threats to aviation security, officials said other measures were still being considered. US officials had previously said they were looking into extending to Europe a ban on electronics on flights from eight mostly Muslim countries. The measure…

Google shifts mobile focus to apps and digital assistant – Reuters

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Mobile phone apps took center stage at Google’s annual developer conference on Wednesday as the search giant announced new features for its digital assistant and its popular photo app while devoting little time to the Android mobile operating system. Addressing an audience of thousands of developers in Mountain View, California, Google executives delivered a broad-based update to their product portfolio which also included a slate of new features for the…

Q&A: How does the laptop ban on flights work? – USA TODAY

Thursday, May 18, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share A spokesperson for the European Commission said the proposed ban will be discussed during a “high-level” meeting in Brussels on Wednesday. Video provided by Newsy Newslook Airport staff inform passengers at the check-in area at Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport, Morocco, on March 29, 2017.(Photo: Abdeljalil Bounhar, AP) Millions of additional travelers could be affected by a new plan to ban laptops, tablets and other…

‘Economic tsunami’ may result from Europe-US laptop ban on flights – USA TODAY

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share The laptop ban imposed by President Donald Trump on flights from middle east countries to the U.S. might be expanding. Susana Victoria Perez (@susana_vp) has more. Buzz60 Laptops could soon be banned on U.S.-bound flights from Europe.(Photo: MariuszBlach, Getty Images/iStockphoto) Homeland Security officials and their European Union counterparts exchanged security information Wednesday in Brussels as U.S. officials pressed their plan to ban laptops and tablets from…

Google’s Digital Assistant Gets a Key Commerce Feature – Bloomberg

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Google is bringing commerce features to its voice-based digital Assistant, a move that may help the company develop new ways of making money from the technology and compete with rival products from Apple Inc., Amazon.com Inc. and Facebook Inc. The Alphabet Inc. unit unveiled support for ordering, payments and delivery for the Google Assistant at its developer conference in Mountain View, California, on Wednesday. The service also confirms shoppers’ identities,…

Q&A: How does the laptop ban on flights work? – USA TODAY

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share A spokesperson for the European Commission said the proposed ban will be discussed during a “high-level” meeting in Brussels on Wednesday. Video provided by Newsy Newslook Airport staff inform passengers at the check-in area at Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport, Morocco, on March 29, 2017.(Photo: Abdeljalil Bounhar, AP) Millions of additional travelers could be affected by a new plan to ban laptops, tablets and other…

US and Europe Are Discussing Plans to Extend the Laptop Ban on Flights – TIME

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

(BRUSSELS) — U.S. and European officials will discuss Wednesday plans to broaden a U.S. ban on in-flight laptops and tablets to include planes from Europe. The move would create logistical chaos on the world’s busiest corridor of air travel — as many as 65 million people a year travel between Europe and North American on over 400 daily flights, many of them business travelers who rely on their electronics to…

Laptop ban may be expanded to flights from Europe – Chicago Tribune

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The United States may broaden its ban on in-flight laptops and large electronics to cover some flights from European countries, a move that highlights the growing concern over the increased sophistication of terrorist bombmakers. DHS Deputy Secretary Elaine Duke is expected to fly to Brussels on Wednesday to hammer out the details of a potential laptop ban with European Union officials. The meeting followed a call on Friday in which…

Was Israel behind US laptop ban on Mideast airlines? – Aljazeera.com

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

US news reports say Israel was the source of intelligence that President Donald Trump disclosed to the Russians during a White House meeting last week, igniting further controversy for the beleaguered administration. According to a New York Times report on Tuesday, Israel shared with US spy agencies sensitive intelligence about an Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) bomb plot targeting airliners using laptop computers. National Security…

US to brief Europe on ‘likely’ laptop ban for inbound flights – USA TODAY

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The U.S. is considering expanding a policy requiring travelers on incoming foreign flights to pack laptops in their checked luggage, instead of carryon bags.(Photo: Mel Evans, AP) WASHINGTON — A U. S. delegation is scheduled to meet with European government officials Wednesday in Brussels in advance of a “likely” ban on laptops and tablets in the cabins of trans-Atlantic flights to the United States, a Department of Homeland official said…

‘Likely’ expansion of ‘laptop ban’ not impacted by Trumps’ sharing of classified intel – ABC News

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The United States Department of Homeland Security said Tuesday that department leaders will meet in Europe this week to discuss expanding the current ban on laptops aboard international flights to the U.S. — a move unaffected by the report President Donald Trump shared classified intelligence related to the ban with Russian officials last week. In March, DHS issued a directive restricting electronic devices larger than a cellphone on flights to…

Common Ground in Trump-Russia Fury: Senseless Laptop Bans – Bloomberg

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

There’s a lot we don’t know about the story of precisely what President Donald Trump told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and whether national security was endangered. But one thing is for sure: The questionable U.S. policy of banning laptops on many flights is suddenly front and center once again. The original Washington Post story on Monday evening said that Trump “went off script and began describing details of an Islamic State…

Apple Plans Laptop Upgrades to Take on Microsoft – Bloomberg

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Apple Inc. plans to announce an update to its laptop lineup at an annual conference for app developers in early June, a move that could help offset new competition from Microsoft Corp. as well as declining iPad sales. Apple is planning three new laptops, according to people familiar with the matter. The MacBook Pro will get a faster Kaby Lake processor from Intel Corp., said the people, who requested anonymity…

US to brief Europe on ‘likely’ laptop ban for inbound flights – USA TODAY

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The U.S. is considering expanding a policy requiring travelers on incoming foreign flights to pack laptops in their checked luggage, instead of carryon bags.(Photo: Mel Evans, AP) WASHINGTON — A U. S. delegation is scheduled to meet with European government officials Wednesday in Brussels in advance of a “likely” ban on laptops and tablets in the cabins of trans-Atlantic flights to the United States, a Department of Homeland official said…

Inside the US effort to keep laptop bomb intel secret – CNN

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

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Why extending laptop ban makes no sense (opinion) – CNN.com – CNN

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Australia considering laptop ban on international flights – Telegraph.co.uk

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

European aviation security experts are meeting this week in Brussels to consider possible responses to the reportedly imminent escalation. Margaritis Schinas, an European Commission spokesman, said on Monday that the high-level talks are “to jointly assess any new threats and work toward a common approach to address them.” Elaine Duke, the department of homeland security deputy secretary, is expected to lead the US delegation. The extended ban would affect trans-Atlantic…

Japan urges Toshiba, Western Digital to get along as chip spat flares – Reuters

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

TOKYO Japan’s government said on Tuesday it wanted Toshiba Corp (6502.T) and partner Western Digital Corp (WDC.O) to cooperate, expressing concern about an escalating dispute between the two that threatens to upend the sale of Toshiba’s chip unit. Western Digital sought international arbitration this week to stop Toshiba from selling the unit without its consent, arguing that the Japanese conglomerate has violated contracts relating to their joint venture that operates…