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French hoteliers cheer as Paris forces Airbnb rentals to be registered

French hoteliers cheer as Paris forces Airbnb rentals to be registered

Written by on July 6, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

PARIS (Reuters) – French hoteliers cheered on Wednesday a Paris City Council decision making it mandatory from December for people renting their apartments on short-term rental websites such as Airbnb to register their property with the town hall. The ruling comes as Airbnb, much like its ride-hailing peer Uber, is facing a growing crackdown from […]

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Volvo cars to go all-electric or hybrid from 2019

Volvo cars to go all-electric or hybrid from 2019

Written by on July 5, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Geely-owned Volvo Car Group said on Wednesday all new models launched from 2019 will be fully electric or hybrids, spelling the eventual end to nearly a century of Volvos powered solely by the internal combustion engine. The Gothenburg-based company will continue to produce pure combustion-engine Volvos from models launched before that date, […]

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‘Sextech’ robots – it was only a matter of time

‘Sextech’ robots – it was only a matter of time

Written by on July 5, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – Move over blow-up dolls, the sex robots are here. Artificial intelligence (AI) is making its way into the global sex market, bringing with it a revolution in robotic “sextech” designed to offer sexual gratification with a near-human touch. In a report on the growing market in sex robots, the Foundation for Responsible […]

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Ukrainian police seize servers suspected of spreading a malware virus

Ukrainian police seize servers suspected of spreading a malware virus

Written by on July 5, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian police on Tuesday seized the servers of an accounting software firm suspected of spreading a malware virus which crippled computer systems at major companies around the world last week, a senior police official said. The head of Ukraine’s Cyber Police, Serhiy Demedyuk, told Reuters the servers of M.E.Doc – Ukraine’s most […]

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Afghan girls refused U.S. visas for robot-building competition

Afghan girls refused U.S. visas for robot-building competition

Written by on July 5, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

HERAT, Afghanistan (Reuters) – Two Afghan girls refused visas to the United States for a robot-building competition said on Tuesday they were mystified by the decision, as the contest’s organizers said teams from Iran and Sudan as well as a de facto Syrian team had gained visas. The unusual story of the Afghan all-girl team […]

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Germany, big target of spying and cyber attacks warns of “ticking time bombs”

Germany, big target of spying and cyber attacks warns of “ticking time bombs”

Written by on July 4, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany is a big target of spying and cyber attacks by foreign governments such as Turkey, Russia and China, a government report said on Tuesday, warning of “ticking time bombs” that could sabotage critical infrastructure. Industrial espionage costs German industry billions of euros each year, with small- and medium-sized businesses often the […]

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Facebook fighting gag order stating threat to freedom of speech

Facebook fighting gag order stating threat to freedom of speech

Written by on July 4, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Facebook Inc is challenging a gag order from a U.S. court that is preventing the company from talking about three government search warrants that it said pose a threat to freedom of speech, according to court documents. Facebook said it wants to notify three users about the search warrants seeking their […]

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‘Financial time travel’ launched by UK startup, Curve

‘Financial time travel’ launched by UK startup, Curve

Written by on July 4, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – A London-based startup has joined up with Mastercard Inc to launch a payment card that allows users to retroactively choose a different credit or debit card for a purchase they have already made, in what they called “financial time travel”. Starting Tuesday, Curve will offer customers the chance to “go back […]

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Samsung will start selling refurbished Galaxy Note 7

Samsung will start selling refurbished Galaxy Note 7

Written by on July 3, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Sunday it will start selling a refurbished version of the recalled Galaxy Note 7 smartphone in South Korea on July 7, using batteries different from those that caused some handsets to catch fire last year. Samsung said in a statement it will offer 400,000 phones, dubbed […]

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World’s leading drug companies turn to AI to find new cures

World’s leading drug companies turn to AI to find new cures

Written by on July 3, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – The world’s leading drug companies are turning to artificial intelligence to improve the hit-and-miss business of finding new medicines, with GlaxoSmithKline unveiling a new $43 million deal in the field on Sunday. Other pharmaceutical giants including Merck & Co, Johnson & Johnson and Sanofi are also exploring the potential of artificial intelligence […]

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