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Amazon shares hit US$1000 as the behemoth keeps growing in e-commerce and the cloud - Technology - Wed, 05/31/2017 - 12:32's shares rose briefly just above US$1000 (NZ$1411) for the first time on Tuesday, marking a new milestone for a company wooing investors by dominating online commerce and cloud computing.

Amazon hit an intraday high of US$1001.20 in New York before ending the day little changed at US$996.70.

The stock is up almost 40 per cent from a year ago and more than double the 15 per cent gain of the S&P 500 Index in the same period. Investors are thinking about how much further Amazon can grow as it tries to replicate its US success abroad.

The shares will likely push even higher since Amazon is growing so quickly in massive global industries that show no signs of slowing, as shopping habits change and businesses rethink how they deploy technology, said John Blackledge, analyst at Cowen and Company, who recently upped his Amazon price target to US$1125 a share.

Facebook user is found guilty of defamation for 'liking' posts - Technology - Wed, 05/31/2017 - 12:13
A Facebook user who "liked" a post accusing another man of anti-Semitism and racism has been convicted of defamation in a landmark ruling.

Intel tries to squash AMD revival with new high-end chips - Technology - Wed, 05/31/2017 - 11:44
Intel, trying to head off a fledgling attempt by rival AMD to compete in the market for high-end personal computer processors, introduced a new more-powerful chip.

Review: Oppo F1s midrange smartphone - Technology - Wed, 05/31/2017 - 10:14
It's sad that while there's an unending stream of reviews for flagship smartphones there's little about their more affordable counterparts.

Google co-founder Sergey Brin reportedly building $140 million 'air yacht' to help the poor - Technology - Wed, 05/31/2017 - 09:59
Google co-founder Sergey Brin is spending more than US$100 million (NZ$140 million) to build the world's largest airship, a blimp with a rigid structure designed to both deliver supplies abroad for humanitarian projects and ferry Brin's family and friends around the globe, the Guardian newspaper reported.

How a custom blazer in 90 minutes just might change the apparel business - Technology - Tue, 05/30/2017 - 19:28
With its tidy racks of dress shirts, trousers and sweaters, the Ministry of Supply shop  in Boston, US, in many ways, similar to other clothing stores.

Time to backup your backups - Technology - Tue, 05/30/2017 - 12:35
You can nuke an infected computer and start from scratch without losing anything, but only if your backups aren't also held to ransom.

The next smartphone revolution is coming - Technology - Tue, 05/30/2017 - 10:57
For years, mobile phone owners have had access to just one digital assistant - Siri on an iPhone, Google Now/Google Assistant on an Android device, Cortana on a Windows one.

Hate automatic software updates? You're not alone - Technology - Tue, 05/30/2017 - 10:51
Grit your teeth and let your computer update itself. That's the advice of security experts, who say consumers should welcome those updates because they serve a crucial purpose.

Phones are still useful when offline - Technology - Tue, 05/30/2017 - 10:49
At first glance, a smartphone reverts to a very expensive paperweight when it's not connected to the internet. 

Lost for words? How to search online with your smartphone camera - Technology - Tue, 05/30/2017 - 10:27
On the hunt for new shoes? Racking your brain for a recipe idea? When you're trying to find information, typing out words in a search bar is probably the first thought that comes to mind.

Crisis over, Samsung enjoying the power of habit - Technology - Tue, 05/30/2017 - 09:25
Samsung is bathing in the glory of forgiveness.

Apple Park opens with cautionary note: glitzy corporate digs don't always pan out - Technology - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 14:01
Sun Microsystems was a high-flying tech titan, seemingly at the peak of its powers, when it moved into a gleaming new, 11-building campus in the mid-1990s.

Google has discovered hardware is, well, hard - Technology - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 10:50
When Google made a major foray into hardware last year with new smartphones, a voice-activated speaker, a virtual-reality headset and a wi-fi router, it was an audacious play to complement its software arsenal and extend its reach into the consumer market.

Miranda Kerr marries Snapchat billionaire - Technology - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 10:07

Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr looked like a princess and had tears in her eyes when she married Snapchat billionaire Evan Spiegel during an intimate ceremony in the backyard of their $17 million Los Angeles home.

BMW plugged into electric cars before Tesla's Elon Musk was born - Technology - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 10:02
So you think that the traditional car manufacturers are scrambling to get on board this electric car thing that Tesla started a few years back?
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