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Tesla launches new Semi but range of new products confusing

Tesla launches new Semi but range of new products confusing

Written by on November 17, 2017 in Features, News with 0 Comments

HAWTHORNE, Calif. (Reuters) – Tesla Inc upstaged its own debut of an electric heavy duty truck on Thursday when a red Roadster pulled out of the big rig’s trailer and Chief Executive Elon Musk said the new $200,000 sports car would be the fastest production car ever. The showmanship wowed the crowd although some analysts’ […]

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News highlights – 16 November 2017

News highlights – 16 November 2017

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News highlights for 16 November 2017 Traditional banks should help regulate fintech: Fed WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Traditional lenders should demand that online financial companies protect consumer privacy and money interests, Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard said on Thursday. Read more… Should Europe regulate cryptocurrencies? FLORENCE, Italy (Reuters) – European Central Bank governing council member Ewald […]

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American Express introduces instant payments via blockchain

American Express introduces instant payments via blockchain

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LONDON (Reuters) – American Express has introduced instant blockchain-based payments using Ripple, a fintech start-up, for U.S. corporate customers sending funds to UK-based businesses that bank with Santander UK, the companies said on Thursday. American Express said its FX International Payments (FXIP) business had partnered with Ripple to provide real-time, trackable non-card payments from the […]

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Better pictures coming to mobiles in US, but way less privacy

Better pictures coming to mobiles in US, but way less privacy

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. regulators on Thursday approved the use of new technology that will improve picture quality on mobile phones, tablets and television, but also raises significant privacy concerns by giving advertisers dramatically more data about viewing habits. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 to allow broadcasters to voluntarily use the new technology, […]

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The FCC wants to reverse net neutrality rules, vote next week

The FCC wants to reverse net neutrality rules, vote next week

Written by on November 16, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of the Federal Communications Commission is set to unveil plans next week for a final vote to reverse a landmark 2015 net neutrality order barring the blocking or slowing of web content, two people briefed on the plans said. In May, the FCC voted 2-1 to advance Republican FCC Chairman […]

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Amazon scraps plans to launch online streaming service

Amazon scraps plans to launch online streaming service

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NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc has scrapped plans to launch an online streaming service bundling popular U.S. broadcast and cable networks because it believes it cannot make enough money on such a service, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The world’s largest online retailer has also been unable to convince key broadcast […]

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News highlights – 15 November 2017

News highlights – 15 November 2017

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News highlights for 15 November 2017 Israel joins queue to tax internet giants JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel is planning to send tax bills within a year to internet companies Google and Facebook, financial newspaper TheMarker reported on Wednesday, joining efforts by several countries, including the European Union, to get the internet giants to pay more […]

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Square to allow select customers buy and sell bitcoins

Square to allow select customers buy and sell bitcoins

Written by on November 16, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Payments company Square Inc said it has started allowing select customers to buy and sell bitcoins on its Cash app, as it looks to tap into a craze that has sent the cryptocurrency up nearly sevenfold this year. For the most part though, institutional investors have stayed away from bitcoin, the original and […]

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Trump administration to publish rules on cyber security flaws

Trump administration to publish rules on cyber security flaws

Written by on November 15, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration is expected to publicly release on Wednesday its rules for deciding whether to disclose cyber security flaws or keep them secret, a national security official told Reuters. The move is an attempt by the U.S. government to address criticism that it too often jeopardizes internet security by stockpiling the […]

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News highlights – 14 November 2017

News highlights – 14 November 2017

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News highlights for 14 November 2017 UK doubles number of exceptional talent visas ahead of Brexit LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is to double the number of visas available to exceptional workers in areas like digital technology and science to 2,000 to help retain an edge after Brexit. Read more… Turns out a 10 year old […]

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