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Google announces patent agreement with Tencent amid China push

2 hours 35 min ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google has agreed to a patent licensing deal with Tencent Holdings Ltd as it looks for ways to expand in China where many of its products, such as app store, search engine and email service, are blocked by regulators.
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SEC says bitcoin funds raise 'investor protection issues'

3 hours 10 min ago
(Reuters) - The U.S. securities regulator on Thursday raised alarm about the safety of bitcoin-themed investments, telling the fund industry they want answers to their concerns before endorsing more than a dozen proposed products based on cryptocurrencies.
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South Korean group files complaint against Apple CEO over iPhone slowdown

3 hours 28 min ago
SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean consumer group has filed a criminal complaint against Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook over slower iPhone devices, after probes in Europe into allegations the firm had deliberately shortened the life of its handsets.
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SEC questions prospects of bitcoin ETFs

3 hours 45 min ago
(Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has questioned the prospects of bitcoin exchange-traded funds saying there are a significant number of investor protection issues about cryptocurrencies and related products that need to be examined.
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Apollo-owned security firm ADT's IPO prices below target

5 hours 50 min ago
(Reuters) - U.S. security company ADT Corp , owned by private equity firm Apollo Global Management LLC , said on Thursday its initial public offering (IPO) was priced well below its expected range, signaling investors are being picky about new offerings.
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IBM returns to growth after six years, but dour forecast hits shares

6 hours 3 min ago
(Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp's revenue rose for the first time in 23 quarters, beating analysts' estimates, but the company warned that a higher tax rate this year would eat into its profit.
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SoftBank is now Uber's largest shareholder as deal closes

6 hours 32 min ago
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A group of investors led by SoftBank Group Corp closed a deal with Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] on Thursday, making SoftBank the largest stakeholder in the ride-services firm and providing a much-needed boost to controversy-ridden Uber.
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Home security company ADT Inc's IPO priced at $14 per share

6 hours 52 min ago
(Reuters) - ADT Inc, a provider of security monitoring services, said on Thursday that its initial public offering was priced at $14 per share, below the expected range of $17 to $19.
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Apple, Alphabet employee buses damaged by vandals during commute

7 hours 34 min ago
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Vandals damaged Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc charter buses carrying employees to and from work in California's Silicon Valley in recent days, police said on Thursday.
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IBM returns to growth, but shares drop after recent rally

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 23:23
(Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp's revenue rose for the first time in 23 quarters and beat analysts' estimates as the company's shift into its focus areas such as cloud computing and security services gains traction.
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Apple to release software update to resolve iPhone slowdown: CEO

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 23:17
(Reuters) - Apple Inc will release a software update that will allow users to turn off a feature that slows down iPhones when batteries are low on charge, Chief Executive Tim Cook told ABC News.
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Apple says it will decide new campus site without an auction

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 22:52
(Reuters) - Apple Inc said on Thursday that it will not hold a bidding process when it chooses the site for a planned new U.S. campus, marking a stark difference from the public contest that Amazon.com Inc has held for its second headquarters.
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Amazon's review of Toronto could escalate tension with Trump

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 22:44
TORONTO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc inclusion of Canada's largest city on a list of 20 finalists for a massive new campus could escalate tensions between the tech giant and U.S. President Donald Trump.
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IBM's first revenue rises in nearly six years tops estimates

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 22:31
(Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp's revenue rose for the first time in 23 quarters and beat analysts' estimates as the company's shift into its focus areas such as cloud computing and security services gains traction.
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IBM's revenue rises for the first time in nearly six years

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 22:26
(Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp's quarterly revenue rose for the first time in nearly six years, largely due to growth in its focus areas such as cloud and security services.
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Senate passes bill renewing internet surveillance program

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 21:34
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed a bill to renew the National Security Agency’s warrantless internet surveillance program for six years with minimal changes, overcoming objections from civil liberties advocates that it undermined the privacy of Americans.
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Fears of global crackdown fail to dampen cryptocurrency interest

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 21:30
MIAMI (Reuters) - Worries about a crackdown by global regulators on cryptocurrency trading could slow the pace of bitcoin's rise but should not threaten its existence, investors and market participants at a cryptocurrency conference said on Thursday.
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Uber-SoftBank deal has closed, making SoftBank largest shareholder

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 20:59
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A group of investors led by SoftBank Group Corp closed a deal with Uber Technologies Inc on Thursday, making SoftBank the largest stakeholder in the ride-services firm and providing a much-needed boost to controversy-ridden Uber.
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Virtual currency meets finance in glitzy Swiss resort

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 20:13
ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (Reuters) - More than a dozen billionaires flocked to the Swiss ski resort of St. Moritz this week to meet up with blockchain entrepreneurs, fund managers and government officials to discuss investing into the burgeoning cryptocurrency scene.
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Spotify launches visual content in multimedia push ahead of IPO

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 19:49
(Reuters) - Music streaming company Spotify launched a feature that will allow listeners to see stories, news and other content through photos, videos and text, the company said on Thursday, expanding beyond music ahead of taking itself public.
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