Flying cameras herald age of the ‘dronie’

Parrot drone

Tech group Parrot suggests ‘selfies’ are set to be usurped as sales of drones soar

Prof Stephen Heppell

My Christmas IT wish for education

Even as technology allows pupils to accelerate, existing year and grade structures encouraging disengagement

Russia blocks Facebook protest page

Thousands sign up in support of opposition leader facing jail

week in review

Week in Review, December 20

Vice Media, Repsol, Co-op Bank, and BT-EE talks featured

Obama: Sony made a mistake pulling film

President says wished company had spoken to him first

hortonworks

Hortonworks: Back to the source

Competition is on the way and Red Hat’s success will be a hard act to follow

Take a memo to all staff

Will immigration policies hit my firm?

Specialist tax credits may be claimed

BlackBerry

BlackBerry misses revenue forecasts

Steep drop in smartphone sales hampers turnround efforts

Samsung eyes 50% dividend boost

Smartphone maker seeks to head off shareholder pressure

Experts warn on Sony hacking copycats

Decision to pull ‘Interview’ shows criminals’ potential to disrupt

Google accuses Hollywood on censorship

Blog post alleges secret campaign to revive law curbing internet

Unilever drops mayonnaise fight

Giant withdraws suit against egg-free producer start-up

Oracle: a chance of cloud

Tech group shows growth in this area, however long it has taken

Airbnb to collect Amsterdam tourist taxes

Accommodation site adopts a more collaborative approach than some Silicon Valley peers

Digital upstarts risk crashing back down

Advantages may prove shortlived as competition intensifies

Car fuel cell pioneer looks for spark

State initiative poised to help rev up Intelligent Energy project

Uber, Lyft Line: car trips with strangers

Shared rides provide convenience at a lower cost

Cheil shares double on trading debut

Investors drive up value of Samsung’s de facto holding company

Uber pledges to improve driver checks

Company researching biometric verification to screen drivers

Snaphack: Sony leak spreads to tech sector

Secretive Snapchat business plan exposed

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