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Investment funds find rich pickings as industrial giants go digital

Investment funds find rich pickings as industrial giants go digital

Written by on October 25, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – Investment funds seeking to invest at the intersection of Europe and technology are finding rich pickings in places that some may find surprising: sprawling industrials like trains-to-turbines Siemens and engineering group ABB. Building on their traditional expertise in factory automation, the conglomerates’ digital divisions are adding cutting-edge software and systems that help […]

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Twitter will label election adverts, including who paid

Twitter will label election adverts, including who paid

Written by on October 25, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Twitter Inc said on Tuesday it would add labels to election-related advertisements and say who is behind each of them, after a threat of regulation from the United States over the lack of disclosure for political spending on social media. Twitter, acting a month after Facebook Inc launched a similar overhaul […]

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T-Mobile and Sprint make concrete plans for a merger

T-Mobile and Sprint make concrete plans for a merger

Written by on October 25, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp are laying the groundwork for special committees of their board of directors to decide on a merger between the third and fourth largest U.S. wireless carriers, according to people familiar with the matter. These board committees are important for the merger because T-Mobile and Sprint are majority […]

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Billionaire Saudi investor sees bitcoin as another Enron

Billionaire Saudi investor sees bitcoin as another Enron

Written by on October 24, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

RIYADH (Reuters) – Billionaire Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, who owns investment firm Kingdom Holding, expressed skepticism about cryptocurrencies in an interview with CNBC on Monday, warning that bitcoin was like “Enron in the making”. Prince Alwaleed, whose company invests in major U.S. companies such as Citigroup and Twitter, said a lack of regulation made […]

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Mexican regulator considers allowing Slim to charge rivals

Mexican regulator considers allowing Slim to charge rivals

Written by on October 24, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s telecommunications regulator is discussing a proposal that would allow billionaire Carlos Slim’s America Movil to start charging local rivals again for calls made to clients on its network, according to a document seen by Reuters. Rivals such as AT&T and Telefonica have been anxiously awaiting new rates since the Supreme […]

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Electric car batteries provide a new opportunity for recyclers

Electric car batteries provide a new opportunity for recyclers

Written by on October 23, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – After years of dismantling discarded televisions and laptops, a Shanghai recycling plant is readying itself for a new wave of waste: piles of exhausted batteries from the surge of electric vehicles hitting China’s streets. The plant has secured licenses and is undergoing upgrades to handle a fast-growing mountain of battery waste, said […]

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J P Morgan taps analytics start-up to boost fixed income business

J P Morgan taps analytics start-up to boost fixed income business

Written by on October 23, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – JP Morgan Chase & Co has partnered with data analytics start-up Mosaic Smart Data to help its fixed-income sales and trading business become more profitable. The bank, whose fixed-income trading revenue slumped last quarter, has signed a multi-year deal to use Mosaic Smart Data’s technology division globally, the companies said in […]

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US government warns of hackers targeting energy plants

US government warns of hackers targeting energy plants

Written by on October 23, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – The U.S government issued a rare public warning that sophisticated hackers are targeting energy and industrial firms, the latest sign that cyber attacks present an increasing threat to the power industry and other public infrastructure. The Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation warned in a report distributed by email late […]

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Coalition of tech companies want residency path for immigrants

Coalition of tech companies want residency path for immigrants

Written by on October 20, 2017 in Features, News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Nearly two dozen major companies in technology and other industries are planning to launch a coalition to demand legislation that would allow young, illegal immigrants a path to permanent residency, according to documents seen by Reuters. The Coalition for the American Dream intends to ask Congress to pass bipartisan legislation this […]

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Facebook to test subscriptions with 10 online publishers

Facebook to test subscriptions with 10 online publishers

Written by on October 20, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc said on Thursday it has signed up 10 news publishers including the Washington Post and The Economist to take part in a trial that gives its mobile app users access to a limited number of articles a month and then the option to subscribe via the publishers’ own websites. The move […]

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