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Saudi Electricity signs deal with Japanese firms for first EV pilot

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 19:11
KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - State-controlled Saudi Electricity Co (SEC) has signed a deal with Japanese Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO), Nissan Motor Co and Takaoka Toko for the first electric vehicle (EV) pilot project in the world's largest oil exporter, it said on Sunday.
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French telcos commit three billion euros to cover network black spots: report

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 00:03
PARIS (Reuters) - France's mobile telephone operators will spend more than 3 billion euros ($3.7 billion) rolling out a 4G network in black spots across the country to ensure there are no coverage gaps by 2020, according to a government minister.
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Indonesia central bank warns over cryptocurrencies

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 10:18
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's central bank has issued a fresh warning about trading in cryptocurrencies like bitcoin because of the risk of losses to the public and even a potential threat to the stability of the financial system.
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Exclusive: Current and former Uber security staffers cast doubt on spying claims

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 01:46
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The former security chief of Uber Technologies Inc. [UBER.UL] swore in a closed legal proceeding that he knew of no attempts to steal trade secrets from anyone, including Alphabet Inc's self-driving unit Waymo, and would be "shocked" if that had occurred.
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Ex-mobile phone industry executive gets five years for text message scam

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 01:33
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former mobile phone industry executive was sentenced to five years in prison on Friday after he was found guilty of defrauding cellphone customers by charging them millions of dollars for unwanted text messages.
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Facebook's Sandberg, Twitter's Dorsey to leave Disney board

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 01:12
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter Inc Chief Executive Jack Dorsey will not seek re-election to Walt Disney Co's board because of conflicts of interest between the media giant and the technology companies, Disney said on Friday.
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House Republicans want answers on Apple throttling older iPhone speeds: letter

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 23:07
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Four U.S. House Republicans, including the chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, on Friday wrote Apple Inc chief executive Tim Cook asking him to answer questions about its disclosure that it slowed older iPhones with flagging batteries.
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Which voice in your fridge? Makers pick virtual assistants

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 22:57
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Who would you rather have in your fridge? Alexa, Cortana, or some as-yet unknown virtual assistant?
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Google removes gaming apps with pop-up porn malware

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 20:28
(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google said on Friday it took down 60 gaming applications after security firm Check Point said it had discovered new malicious software in the apps available to both children and adults at Google Play Store.
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Facebook changes News Feed; investors click on 'sad'

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 20:25
(Reuters) - Shares of Facebook Inc fell more than 4 percent on Friday and were on track for their worst session in more than three months after Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg announced changes that he said would hit user engagement in the near term.
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Alibaba's Taobao again on U.S. blacklist list for fakes

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 19:43
(Reuters) - The U.S. Trade Representative put Alibaba's Taobao on its blacklist for the second year in a row over suspected counterfeits sold on the shopping platform, a move the Chinese e-commerce giant said did not reflect its IP-protection efforts.
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Researchers find pop-up porn malware on Google game apps

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 19:06
BERLIN (Reuters) - Security firm Check Point on Friday said it had discovered new malicious software on 60 gaming apps available to both children and adults at Google Play Store that displayed pornographic ads and tried to trick users into buying premium services.
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After rejecting Uber, London renews Addison Lee's license

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 15:47
LONDON (Reuters) - London has renewed premium car service Addison Lee's license to operate in the capital for the next five years, less than four months after Uber [UBER.UL] was stripped of its license.
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Facebook shares slip after News Feed overhaul

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 14:38
(Reuters) - Shares of Facebook Inc fell 4 percent on Friday after Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg announced changes to the platform's centerpiece News Feed that he said would hit user engagement in the near term.
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With new Chinese link, Nepal ends India's internet monopoly

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 13:57
KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal has joined hands with China to offer internet services to its citizens, officials said on Friday, ending India's decades-long monopoly of the Himalayan nation's cyber connectivity network.
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Turkey reinstates 1,823 civil servants linked to app used by coup plotters: Anadolu

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 13:29
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey on Friday reinstated more than 1,800 civil servants purged after a 2016 failed coup, determining they had no links to the network of a cleric accused of masterminding the putsch, state-run Anadolu news agency said.
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Some Chinese Apple users warned by firm on dodging new data law

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 12:46
BEIJING (Reuters) - Some Chinese users of Apple Inc's products who have created Apple IDs overseas to circumvent a new law that requires their personal data to be stored within China say they have been warned by the tech giant that they risk losing the data.
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France to vet takeovers of firms in data and artificial intelligence

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 12:23
PARIS (Reuters) - The French government aims to broaden its powers to block foreign takeovers of French companies deemed as strategic, to also include firms involved in data protection and artificial intelligence ('AI'), the finance minister said on Friday.
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Uproar over crackdown on cryptocurrencies divides South Korea

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 11:06
SEOUL (Reuters) - With a tech-savvy population quick to adopt the latest gadgets and a young generation facing dim prospects in the conventional workplace, South Korea has been a fertile ground for virtual currencies.
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China's blockchain fever gets hotter even as regulator queries price surge

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 09:15
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's blockchain-related companies extended their bullish run on Friday, as punters brushed aside concerns raised by regulators about the rationality of stock price surges this week.
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