AI will not kill us, says Microsoft

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The chief of Microsoft’s research division says he does not believe artificial intelligence systems are going to wipe out humankind. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

China tech giant in spat with state

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China’s biggest internet retailer, Alibaba, is involved in a harshly worded spat with one of the country’s regulators in a highly unusual public clash. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Apple earnings beat expectations

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Apple reports first-quarter earnings of $18bn and record iPhone sales of 74.5 million, beating investor expectations. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Yahoo to spin-off Alibaba stake

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Yahoo has announced a plan to spin-off its 15% stake in China’s Alibaba Group and hand the business to its shareholders. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Wired dazed after offer goes viral

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Wired magazine apologises to subscribers after becoming “overwhelmed” by demand for a fitness tracker gift offer that went viral on the internet. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Revived ‘snoopers’ charter’ shelved

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An attempt to bring back the controversial measures is dropped, but peers demand to see the government’s private draft of new legislation instead. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology