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News highlights – 7 June

News highlights – 7 June

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News highlights for 7 June Toshiba prepares to name buyer of its chip business TOKYO/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Toshiba Corp aims to name a winner for its prized semiconductor business next week, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday, as a row with one of the bidders over the sale appeared to escalate. Read […]

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Amazon to extend its loan service to third party sellers

Amazon to extend its loan service to third party sellers

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(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc has stepped up lending to third-party sellers on its site who are looking to grow their business, a company executive said in an interview on Wednesday. The e-commerce giant has doled out more than $1 billion in small loans to sellers in the past 12 months, compared with more than $1.5 […]

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EU: let’s make it easier to get electronic evidence from tech firms

EU: let’s make it easier to get electronic evidence from tech firms

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union wants to make it easier for law enforcement authorities to get electronic evidence directly from tech companies, such as Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google, even when stored in another European country. In the wake of the deadly Islamist-inspired attacks in Europe over the past two years, tech companies […]

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News highlights – 6 June

News highlights – 6 June

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News highlights for 6 June Trump’s blocking of certain Twitter users contravenes 1st Amendment WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A free-speech institute on Tuesday sent a letter to President Donald Trump demanding the prolific tweeter unblock certain Twitter users on grounds the practice violates the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Read more… Canadian court reviews Yahoo […]

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Apple’s Planet of the Apps, reality, and how you build an app

Apple’s Planet of the Apps, reality, and how you build an app

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Apple Inc’s long-awaited move into original television series starts Tuesday, with a reality show about a universe that is key to the technology giant’s business: the world of app developers trying to bring their ideas to the masses. The 10-episode “Planet of the Apps,” an unscripted show with similarities to ABC’s […]

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Kaspersky files antitrust suit against Microsoft in Europe

Kaspersky files antitrust suit against Microsoft in Europe

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(Reuters) – Russian security software maker Kaspersky Lab has filed antitrust complaints against Microsoft with the European Commission and the German federal cartel office, it said in a statement on Tuesday. Kaspersky Lab said Microsoft was abusing its dominance in the PC operating system market, creating obstacles for independent software security vendors by distributing its […]

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News highlights – 5 June

News highlights – 5 June

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News highlights for 5 June BP and ENI extend are running blockchain trades alongside live trading systems LONDON (Reuters) – Oil majors BP and Eni are deepening their foray into blockchain technology, starting to run blockchain trades in parallel with their live trading systems, according to developer BTL Group. Read more… Trump administration will unveil […]

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Hefty fine for Dish Networks in eight year ‘robocall’ case

Hefty fine for Dish Networks in eight year ‘robocall’ case

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WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal judge in Illinois on Monday ordered Dish Network Corp to pay $280 million in penalties to the U.S. government and four states in an eight-year-old “robocall” telemarketing lawsuit. In what may be the largest ever monetary judgment in a “robocall” case, U.S. District Judge Sue Myerscough required Dish to […]

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Apple launches HomePod as battle with Alexa escalates

Apple launches HomePod as battle with Alexa escalates

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (Reuters) – Apple Inc on Monday introduced the HomePod, a voice-controlled speaker that can make music suggestions and adjust home temperatures, taking aim at Amazon.com Inc’s Alexa feature and Echo devices. The move is the first into a completely new area by Apple for more than two years as the world’s most […]

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News highlights – 4 June

News highlights – 4 June

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

News highlights for 4 June Wal-Mart reassures employees as the investment in new tech continues FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (Reuters) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc executives on Friday reassured workers they remained integral to the company’s success as they highlighted investments in online sales and other technology to compete with rivals like Amazon.com Inc. Read more… Apple’s Siri […]

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