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Op-Ed Columnist: Mugabe and Other Leftist Heroes

Why do progressives keep falling for tyrannical liberators?

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Argentina intensifies search for missing submarine with 44 crew

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - An Argentine submarine with 44 crew on board was missing in the South Atlantic two days after its last communication, prompting the navy to step up its search efforts late on Friday in difficult, stormy conditions.

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Brazil speaker wants city rules for Uber, other car-hailing apps

BRASILIA (Reuters) - The head of Brazil's lower house of Congress said on Friday he hopes that the chamber will undo amendments by the Senate to a bill regulating ride-hailing apps such as Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL].

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Businesses' tax break for harassment settlements could end soon

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Brazil speaker says pension overhaul in danger if left until 2018

BRASILIA (Reuters) - The Brazilian government's plan to overhaul the costly pension system will be in trouble if it does not clear the lower house of Congress this year, and it still lacks the votes needed for approval, the Speaker Rodrigo Maia said on Friday.

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Argentina loses contact with submarine

The Argentine navy has lost contact with one of its submarines that was traveling off the country's Atlantic coast, the military service said Friday.

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Tesla's unfettered ambition to drain finances: analysts

(Reuters) - Tesla Inc will face further questions about how fast it is burning through its cash pile and how soon it will have to ask creditors and shareholders for more after it unveiled its latest electric vehicles.

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Google buys plot near Apple's planned Danish data center

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google said it has bought a plot of land in southern Denmark adjacent to a planned Apple Inc data center to make sure it has the option of building one there too.

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Exclusive: Toshiba set to OK $5 billion injection Monday to stay listed-sources

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp will decide on Monday to raise some $5 billion from overseas investors, allowing the troubled conglomerate to remain a publicly traded company even if the sale of a key business is delayed, two people with direct knowledge of the process said.

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Pass-through businesses to see cuts under tax plan: Steven Mnuchin

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The majority of small businesses and non-corporate enterprises known as "pass-throughs" would see a significant tax cut under the Republican tax plan, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Friday.

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Argentine submarine goes missing with 44 crew members on board: navy

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - An Argentine military submarine with 44 crew members on board was missing at sea on Friday, prompting a massive search to locate the vessel which may have suffered a communication error, a navy spokesman said.

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Toyota and Suzuki in tie-up to sell electric vehicles in India

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp and Suzuki Motor Corp have agreed to cooperate in selling electric vehicles in India from around 2020, they said on Friday, aiming to give each other a leg up in emerging markets and low-emission technology.

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Metal recyclers prepare for electric car revolution

LONDON (Reuters) - Recycling companies are honing processes to extract metals from old batteries more cheaply and efficiently so they can capitalize on an expected shortfall in materials such as cobalt and lithium when sales of electric cars take off.

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SAP sees margins flattening out in fourth quarter: CFO

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Business software company SAP sees the potential for profit margins to hit bottom during the fourth quarter after three years of declines, with improving profits to begin to show up in 2018, Chief Financial Officer Luka Mucic said on Friday.

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Images suggest North Korea 'aggressive' work on ballistic missile submarine: institute

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Satellite images taken this month of a North Korean naval shipyard indicate Pyongyang is pursuing an "aggressive schedule" to build its first operational ballistic missile submarine, a U.S. institute reported on Thursday.

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Chip gear maker Applied Materials posts strong results, forecast

(Reuters) - Applied Materials Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly results and gave a strong current-quarter forecast as the world's largest supplier of tools to make semiconductors enjoys strong demand in its chip and display businesses.

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Chip gear maker Applied Materials up after strong results, forecast

(Reuters) - Applied Materials Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly results and gave a strong current-quarter forecast as the world's largest supplier of tools to make semiconductors enjoys strong demand in its chip and display businesses.

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U.S. regulator votes to loosen media ownership rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted to remove key roadblocks to increased consolidation among media companies, potentially unleashing new deals among TV, radio and newspaper owners as they seek to better compete with online media.

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Traditional banks should help govern fintech: Fed's Brainard

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Traditional lenders should demand that online financial companies protect consumer privacy and money interests, Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard said on Thursday.

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Qualcomm could win EU approval for NXP by end of year: Bloomberg

(Reuters) - U.S. smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm Inc may win European Union approval for its bid to acquire NXP Semiconductors NV by the end of the year, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.

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Momentum builds in U.S. for disclaimers on internet election ads

Nov 16 (Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Thursday kicked off a process that could result in mandatory disclaimers on election ads that appear on social media, a reaction to anonymous, Russia-linked ads on sites such as Facebook ahead of the 2016 U.S. elections.

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FCC votes to loosen media ownership rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted to undo key roadblocks to increased consolidation among media companies, potentially unleashing new deals among TV, radio and newspaper owners as they seek to better compete with online media.

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ECB's Nowotny says central banks considering cryptocurrency regulation

FLORENCE, Italy (Reuters) - European Central Bank governing council member Ewald Nowotny said on Thursday that legislators and central bankers are discussing whether they should intervene to regulate cryptocurrencies as China already has done.

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Airbnb acquires Accomable to offer home rentals for disabled travelers

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Airbnb said on Thursday it acquired London startup Accomable to expand home-renting opportunities for people with disabilities, the latest expansion as Airbnb grows its global travel business.

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Swiss bank to launch bitcoin futures to allow betting against cryptocurrency

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss bank Vontobel said it will start trading Switzerland's first two mini futures to short bitcoin on Friday, giving investors a tool to bet against the value of the volatile cryptocurrency or to hedge bitcoin positions.

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Siemens to cut 6,900 jobs across its energy businesses

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Siemens plans to cut about 6,900 jobs across its businesses supplying the power generation and oil and gas industries, which have been hit by the rapid growth of renewable energy.

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Daimler launches Tel Aviv hub for auto technologies

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Daimler opened on Thursday a Mercedes-Benz research and development center in Tel Aviv, one of a growing number of multinational firms seeking to tap into Israel's auto technology expertise as the industry moves towards self-driving cars.

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China cyber watchdog rejects censorship critics, says internet must be 'orderly'

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's top cyber authority on Thursday rejected a recent report ranking it last out of 65 countries for press freedom, saying the internet must be "orderly" and the international community should join it in addressing fake news and other cyber issues.

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Amex launches blockchain-based business payments using Ripple

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.

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Republican senator: Tax plan needs more relief for pass-through businesses

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Republican senator who has publicly opposed the current draft of the Senate tax reform plan said on Thursday he wants to see more tax relief for pass-through businesses, like partnerships, because he sees them as the source of U.S. economic growth.

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ASML expects to announce new share buyback plan in January: CFO

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Dutch semiconductor equipment supplier ASML is currently buying back its own shares and expects to announce a new buyback program in January, its finance chief said on Thursday

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China's Yixin Group rises 32 percent in Hong Kong debut

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Shares in Yixin Group Ltd , China's largest online car retailer, gained as much as 32 percent on their trading debut in Hong Kong on Thursday, benefiting from rising enthusiasm for technology stocks in the Asian financial hub.

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MEDIA-Philippines taps Facebook for internet infrastructure plan - Inquirer

-- Note: Reuters has not verified this story and does not vouch for its accuracy.

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FCC plans to vote to overturn U.S. net neutrality rules in December: sources

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.

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Senate tax cuts for businesses are permanent. Yours are temporary

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Vodafone bets on customer data to avoid India-style price war in Italy

BARCELONA/LONDON (Reuters) - Vodafone plans to use its expertise in customer data to help to fend off competition in Italy from French newcomer Iliad and avoid an India-style price war, its chief executive said on Wednesday.

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No refund for Tezos contributors, cryptocurrency broker says

ZURICH/LONDON (Reuters) - Backers of the embattled Tezos tech project should not expect to receive refunds, according to the Swiss cryptocurrency broker that helped it raise $232 million in July.

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Tencent's focus on digital content after stellar third quarter

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd said it will invest more in its digital content businesses spanning publishing to film-making after its third quarter net profit surpassed expectations on Wednesday.

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Viacom, Charter to renew distribution agreement

(Reuters) - Viacom Inc and Charter Communications Inc said on Wednesday they had agreed to a multi-year renewal of their distribution agreement.

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Sprint to offer free Hulu service in bid to compete with rivals

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sprint Corp will offer its unlimited data plan customers free subscriptions to the streaming service Hulu LLC, the companies said on Wednesday, marking the latest move by a U.S. wireless carrier to bundle content with mobile service.

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Red or dead: China shoot-em-up video game plays up socialist values

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A popular Chinese video game, which involves battling other players with a variety of weapons, is showing off its red credentials after recent criticism by regulators of violent games in the world's biggest gaming market.

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Exclusive: Apple to help India develop anti-spam app after face-off with regulator

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Apple Inc has agreed to give limited help to the Indian government to develop an anti-spam mobile application for its iOS platform, after refusing to do so based on privacy concerns, according to sources and documents seen by Reuters.

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Russian Twitter accounts promoted Brexit ahead of EU referendum: Times newspaper

LONDON (Reuters) - Russian Twitter accounts posted almost 45,000 messages about Brexit in the 48 hours around last year's referendum in an attempt to sow discord during the vote on whether to leave the European Union, the Times newspaper reported on Wednesday.

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China ticketing platform Maoyan raises $150 million from Tencent

BEIJING (Reuters) - Maoyan, one of China's biggest online ticketing platforms, on Wednesday said it has secured 1 billion yuan ($150.82 million) in funding from internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd, valuing the company at 20 billion yuan.

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Technology invading nearly all U.S. jobs, even lower skilled: study

(Reuters) - Forget robots. The real transformation taking place in nearly every workplace is the invasion of digital tools.

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Britain targets tech talent by doubling visa numbers

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.

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About 15 percent of U.S. agencies found Kaspersky Lab software: official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - About 15 percent of U.S. government agencies have detected some trace of Russian company Kaspersky Lab's software on their systems in a review prompted by concerns the antivirus firm is vulnerable to Kremlin influence, a security official told Congress on Tuesday.

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U.S. government shares technical details on North Korean hacking campaign

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Tuesday issued a technical alert about cyber attacks it said are sponsored by the North Korean government that have targeted the aerospace, telecommunications and financial industries since 2016.

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Peugeot partners with Huawei in connected-car software

PARIS (Reuters) - PSA Group will develop a secure connected vehicle system in a new partnership with Chinese telecoms company Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL], the French carmaker announced on Tuesday.

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About 15 percent of U.S. agencies detected Kaspersky software on networks: official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - About 15 percent of U.S. federal agencies have reported some trace of Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab software on their systems, a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official told Congress on Tuesday.

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Vietnamese researcher shows iPhone X face ID 'hack'

HANOI (Reuters) - A researcher in Vietnam has demonstrated how he apparently fooled Apple Inc's face recognition ID software on its new iPhone X using a mask made with a 3D printer, silicone and paper tape.

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Austrian can't file Facebook class action suit: EU Court adviser

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - An Austrian law student cannot bring a class action suit against Facebook's Irish unit over alleged privacy violations in an Austrian court, an EU court adviser said on Tuesday, but can sue the company in his home country on his own behalf.

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Airbnb puts automatic rental cap on central Paris offers

PARIS (Reuters) - Short-term rental website Airbnb, which has been challenging traditional hotel operators such as Accor and Marriott, said it would automatically cap the number of days its hosts can rent their property each year in central Paris.

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Austrian can't file class action suit against Facebook: EU Court adviser

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - An Austrian law student cannot bring a class action suit against Facebook's Irish unit over alleged privacy violations in an Austrian court, an EU court adviser said on Tuesday, but can sue the company in his home country on his own behalf.

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Amazon sells off China cloud assets as tough new rules bite

BEIJING (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is selling off the hardware from its public cloud business in China, amid tightening regulation over online data that is creating a hurdle for technology firms operating in the world's second-largest economy.

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Dutch central bank sets up 'friendly' hacking team to attack own banks: report

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Netherlands' central bank (DNB) is setting up a team of cyber security experts and hackers to attack the country's own financial infrastructure in order to test and improve its defenses, Het Financieele Dagblad reported on Tuesday.

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Uber's South Asia policy chief quits in latest senior departure

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Uber's [UBER.UL] chief of policy for India and South Asia has quit, two sources familiar with the matter said on Monday, in the latest high-level departure at the online taxi company.

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Amazon to sell China cloud services unit in $300 million deal

BEIJING (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's Chinese partner, Beijing Sinnet Technology Co., said it would purchase Amazon's Chinese web services business for up to 2 billion yuan ($301 million), ending the U.S. firm's cloud-computing business in the country.

Hess, Amanda nytimes.com

How the Internet Fuels Paranoid Thinking

Today’s conspiracies have taken on the contours of the online world.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Right and Left React to the Allegations of Sexual Misconduct Against Roy Moore

Writers from across the political spectrum on the Alabama Senate race that has been upended by accusations that the Republican candidate once made sexual advances toward teenagers.

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Travelers says it's in 'right spot' for cyber insurance exposure

(Reuters) - Travelers Cos Inc is not looking to expand its cyber insurance business and must be "respectful and prudent" about the risks involved, the head of its specialty insurance practice said on Monday.

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BlackRock's Fink says bitcoin thrives on its anonymity

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin, whose value has fluctuated significantly this month, remains a "speculative" investment that thrives because of its anonymous nature, BlackRock Inc Chief Executive Larry Fink said on Monday.

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Uber's South Asia policy chief quits in latest senior departure: sources

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Uber's [UBER.UL] chief of policy for India and South Asia has quit, two sources familiar with the matter said on Monday, in the latest high-level departure at the online taxi company.

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Insurer Travelers says it's in "right spot" for cyber insurance exposure

(Reuters) - Travelers Companies Inc is "just in the right spot" for managing its exposure to the cyber insurance market, the head of its specialty insurance practice said on Monday.

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GE to shrink to three businesses; slashes dividend, profit outlook

(Reuters) - General Electric Co will radically shrink to focus on aviation, power and healthcare, betting on sectors it thinks it can make profits in, as the most famous U.S. conglomerate tries to revive its share price after a decade and a half of stagnation.

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GE to focus on three businesses; slashes dividend, profit outlook

(Reuters) - General Electric Co will focus on aviation, power and healthcare, radically shrinking the most famous U.S. conglomerate into a smaller company betting on industries where it has strong technology and a large customer base.

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UPDATE 5-GE to focus on three businesses; slashes dividend, profit outlook

* Cuts quarterly dividend to 12 cents per share from 24 cents

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Malaysia's CIMB says backup tapes containing banking customer data lost

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's CIMB Group Holdings Bhd on Monday said some magnetic tapes containing backup customer data were lost during routine operations, adding that there has been no evidence so far that any data has been compromised.

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EU wants feedback on impact of fake news to help draft strategy

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union is seeking feedback on the impact of fake news as part of a move to help the bloc's 500 million citizens assess news sources and make sure that social platforms such as Facebook live up to their responsibilities.

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EU markets agency warns new crypto coins could prove worthless

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Europe's top markets regulator has warned investors about the pitfalls of buying newly issued crypto coins, an experimental and unregulated form of online crowd funding particularly used by start-up businesses.

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It's all his fault: Italy's left obsessed with Renzi, not foes

ROME (Reuters) - National elections are looming and Italy's left seems bent on engineering its own defeat as Democratic Party (PD) leader Matteo Renzi continues to come under fire from potential allies.

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Think bitcoin's getting expensive? Try Zimbabwe

HARARE (Reuters) - For most investors around the world, bitcoin is a volatile and highly speculative bet. For Zimbabweans, however, the cryptocurrency seems to offer rare protection from the onset of hyperinflation and financial implosion.

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BRIEF-American Tower to buy tower businesses from Vodafone India and Idea Cellular

* American Tower announces entry into agreements to acquire tower businesses from Vodafone India and Idea Cellular

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Backing Big Brother: Chinese facial recognition firms appeal to funds

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Buoyed by China’s plans to build a ubiquitous CCTV surveillance network, Chinese and some foreign investors are pouring money into start-up technology firms that specialize in facial recognition software.

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In grieving Texas town, faith sustains those left behind

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - Joe Holcombe and his wife, Claryce, lost eight members of their family in the Texas church shooting last Sunday, including their son, grandchildren, a pregnant granddaughter-in-law and a great- granddaughter who was still a toddler. But they are serene.

Dolphins and Porpoises nytimes.com

30 Vaquita Porpoises Are Left. One Died in a Rescue Mission.

Scientists called off an effort to save one of the world’s rarest marine mammals — the vaquita — when one died after being captured for rehabilitation.

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China shopping festival smashes record with $25 billion haul

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Alibaba , the Chinese e-commerce giant, said on Saturday its Singles' Day sales extravaganza hit $25.4 billion, smashing its own record from last year and cementing it as the world's biggest shopping event.

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China shopping festival smashes record at halfway mark

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Alibaba , the Chinese e-commerce giant, said its Singles' Day sales surged past last year's total just after midday Saturday, hitting a record $18 billion, pointing to a likely giant haul for the world's biggest shopping event.

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China's 24-hour online shopping binge nears $16 billion

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba saw its Singles' Day sales hit $16 billion by mid-morning on Saturday after racing to a billion dollars in just two minutes after the world's biggest shopping spree opened at midnight.

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No Room for America Left in Those Jeans

The last major American selvage denim manufacturer is closing. The American jobs are gone, but Japan has got you covered.

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Bitcoin slides by over $1,000 in less than 48 hours

LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin dropped below $7,000 on Friday to trade more than $1,000 down from an all-time high hit on Wednesday, as some traders dumped it for a clone called Bitcoin Cash, sending its value up around a third.

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Russian retailer M.Video in preliminary talks with Alibaba: spokesman

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's largest electronics retailer M.Video is in preliminary talks with Chinese online retail giant Alibaba about possible cooperation, an M.Video spokesman said on Friday.

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Germany needs 20 billion euros for broadband upgrade: document

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany needs to invest some 20 billion euros ($23 billion) by 2025 on a national broadband upgrade, four parties seeking to form a coalition government said on Friday in a document seen by Reuters.

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Equifax warns data breach will harm future sales

(Reuters) - Equifax Inc on Friday warned that this year's massive data breach will harm future sales, saying it will reduce revenue in the current fourth quarter by 3 percent to 4 percent.

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German investigators shut down illegal file-sharing site

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German investigators shut down an illegal file-sharing site with around 27,000 members as part of a police sting targeting 42 suspects across Germany, the Frankfurt attorney general's office said on Friday.

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SoFi drops plans to enter Australia, Canada

(Reuters) - Online lender Social Finance Inc said on Thursday it is pulling back from expanding into Australia and Canada as previously planned, choosing instead to focus on improving its core lending products like student loans and mortgages in its home market.

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British official urges social media companies to block militant content

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Britain's top internal security official is pressing social media companies to devise automatic systems to spot and block violent militant messaging before it is posted on their networks.

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Chipmaker Nvidia tops estimates on gaming, data center boost

(Reuters) - Nvidia Corp's quarterly profit and revenue topped market estimates and the chipmaker also gave a strong revenue forecast for the current quarter, powered by demand for its graphics chips used in gaming and data centers.

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Disney shares drop on disappointing results in all businesses

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co on Thursday reported earnings that missed Wall Street targets as profit fell at its media networks unit, the movie studio and its consumer products division, sending shares down 3 percent.

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Disney profit, revenue misses Street as cable business weighs

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co reported lower-than expected quarterly revenue and profit on Thursday, dragged down by a poor performance at its cable business, including a drop in subscribers at ESPN.

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Sling TV gains help Dish ride out Maria losses

(Reuters) - Dish Network Corp lost fewer-than-expected subscribers in the third quarter as its internet-based service Sling TV attracted more customers, offsetting a temporary hit from Hurricane Maria.

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Facebook to train U.S. businesses on ads after Russia scandal

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg is kicking off an effort to get U.S. small businesses to spend more on advertising as the image of the social media network's ads have taken a hit for their role in alleged Russian attempts to sway U.S. voters.

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Tencent-backed search firm Sogou jumps 10 percent in U.S. market debut

(Reuters) - China-based Sogou Inc's shares rose more than 10 percent in their U.S. market debut, as investors expect a massive base of Chinese smartphone users to help the Tencent-backed search engine company narrow the gap with market leader Baidu.

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ChargePoint partners with TSG as part of European expansion

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - ChargePoint, a U.S. maker and operator of electric vehicle charging stations, said on Thursday it struck a deal with petrol station service group Technical Services Group (TSG), marking the latest step in the group's European expansion efforts.

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Mobile-app errors expose data on 180 million phones: security firm

(Reuters) - Up to 180 million smart phone owners are at risk of having some of their text messages and calls intercepted by hackers because of a simple coding error in at least 685 mobile apps, cyber-security firm Appthority warned on Thursday.

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Founder of web browser Opera says worried about online privacy

LISBON (Reuters) - People should worry about online data collection by technology companies because it gives them unparalleled insight into users lives, the creator of one of the biggest web browsers, Opera, said on Thursday.

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Lower churn helps Dish ride out Maria losses

(Reuters) - Dish Network Corp gained subscribers in the mainland United States in the third quarter and reduced the rate at which it lost existing customers, offsetting a hit to offshore business from Hurricane Maria.

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AccorHotels drops booking service for independent hoteliers

PARIS (Reuters) - AccorHotels, Europe's largest hotel group, said on Thursday it would pull the plug on an online service that enables independent hotels to offer rooms on its booking website because the scheme had failed to meet expectations.

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Peugeot speeds Opel technology shift to cut emissions

FRANKFURT/PARIS (Reuters) - Peugeot maker PSA Group vowed to move Opel/Vauxhall models onto its own technology faster than initially planned to improve their emissions performance and secure promised savings from its acquisition of the loss-making German carmaker.

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Vodafone challenges BT with UK fibre broadband plan

LONDON (Reuters) - Vodafone will partner with fibre network developer CityFibre to bring ultrafast broadband to 5 million UK homes and businesses by 2025, in a direct challenge to dominant rival BT .

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Vodafone and CityFibre partner on ultrafast broadband in UK

LONDON (Reuters) - British telecoms giant Vodafone said on Thursday it would partner with CityFibre, a wholesale fiber network infrastructure provider, to bring ultrafast broadband to up to 5 million homes and businesses in Britain by 2025.

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China electric car startup Nio raises over $1 billion from Tencent, others: sources

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese electric vehicle startup Nio has raised more than $1 billion in its latest fundraising round, led by existing investor Tencent Holdings Ltd, valuing the firm at about $5 billion, two people with knowledge of the matter said.

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Tencent sees video games, more ads in Snapchat's future

SAN FRANCISCO/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd said on Thursday it could help Snapchat owner Snap Inc publish video games and improve ad sales after acquiring a 12 percent stake in the U.S. social media network.

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Toshiba quarterly profit jumps on strong memory chip demand

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp reported a 76 percent jump in second-quarter operating profit on Thursday, driven by a strong performance from its memory chip unit which it recently agreed to sell for $18 billion.

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Toshiba first-half profit more than doubles on strong memory chip demand

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp said on Thursday that first-half operating profit had more than doubled, driven by a strong performance from its memory chip unit that it recently agreed to sell for $18 billion.

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Rise of the machines: Philippine outsourcing industry braces for AI

MANILA (Reuters) - The outsourcing industry in the Philippines, which has dethroned India as the country with the most call centers in the world, is worried that the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) will eat into the $23 billion sector.

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Tencent says it wants to cooperate with Snap on games

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese tech firm Tencent Holdings Ltd said in a statement on Thursday it wanted to use its expanded stake in Snapchat owner Snap Inc to explore cooperation on mobile games publishing and a news feed.

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FBI may have lost critical time unlocking Texas shooter's iPhone

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For about 48 hours after a deadly rampage at a Texas church, the FBI and other law enforcement agencies did not ask Apple Inc to help them unlock the gunman's iPhone or associated online accounts, a source told Reuters on Wednesday.

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Canada's Quebec looks to impose sales tax on Netflix, others: report

TORONTO/MONTREAL (Reuters) - The Canadian province of Quebec has told Ottawa it will impose a sales tax on online companies, such as video streaming service Netflix Inc , and called on the federal government to reconsider its own decision not to do the same, La Presse newspaper reported on Wednesday.

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Fast-growing cyber crime threatens financial sector: Europol

LISBON (Reuters) - The "remorseless" growth of cyber crime is leading to 4,000 ransom attacks a day and gangs' technological capability now threatens critical parts of the financial sector, the head of Europol said on Wednesday.

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Right and Left React to the Democrats’ Election Victories

Writers from across the political spectrum take on Tuesday’s election results.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Trump Tightens Cuba Embargo, Restricting Access to Hotels and Businesses

The new rules, intended to direct money away from the military, limit ties with Cuba just as President Trump pushes business deals with Communist China.

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The Neediest Cases Fund: Her Brother’s Death Left Her Heartbroken. Then She Had a Heart Attack.

Sylvia Rivera, 56, felt chest pain in the hours after her younger brother died. On bed rest and unable to work, she faced eviction from her Bronx home.

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Islamic State's footprint spreading in northern Somalia: U.N.

NAIROBI (Reuters) - A militant faction loyal to Islamic State (IS) has increased its following in northern Somalia from a few dozen last year to up to 200 this year, a U.N. report said, days after the group came under U.S. air attack for the first time.

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Goldman Sachs leads $10 million investment round in data startup Crux

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc led a $10 million investment in Crux Informatics Inc, a U.S.-based technology startup that enables financial institutions to outsource the processing of data to gain business insights.

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NASA contracts Uber to build flying taxi air control software

LISBON (Reuters) - Uber has struck a deal with NASA to develop software for managing "flying taxi" routes in the air along the lines of ride-hailing services it has pioneered on the ground, the company said on Wednesday.

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Uber in deal with NASA to build flying taxi air control software

LISBON (Reuters) - Uber has struck a deal with NASA to develop software for managing "flying taxi" routes in the air along the lines of ride-hailing services it has pioneered on the ground, the company said on Wednesday.

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Indonesia plans automated system to flag contentious Internet material

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia plans to launch in January a new automated system using 44 servers to help block websites displaying content such as pornography or extremist ideology, a communications ministry official said on Wednesday.

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Tencent's China Literature in smashing debut, boosts outlook for Hong Kong tech IPOs

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Tencent's e-book unit China Literature Ltd saw its shares surge more than 80 percent in their debut on Wednesday, as Hong Kong investors embrace a rush of tech listings, marking the biggest first-day gain for a large IPO globally this year.

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Take-Two's holiday-quarter sales view tops estimates, shares rise

(Reuters) - Take-Two Interactive Software Inc gave a stronger-than-expected revenue forecast for the holiday quarter, unlike rivals Activision Blizzard Inc and Electronic Arts Inc, on strong demand for its new NBA videogame and the continued success of "Grand Theft Auto".

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Game publisher Take-Two raises full-year profit forecast

(Reuters) - Take-Two Interactive Software Inc raised its full-year adjusted revenue forecast and its second-quarter revenue topped estimates, driven by the new version of its basketball franchise game and the continued success of "Grand Theft Auto V".

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Berlin start-up raises nearly $12 million to create first equity token

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Berlin-based Neufund said it has raised 10 million euros ($11.6 million) from private investors for its fund-raising platform, the first ever that will allow companies to issue a token or digital currency that will represent equity.

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Exchange operators believe in cryptocurrencies: CBOE

(Reuters) - The major futures exchanges believe in the development of cryptocurrency trading and will push on with launching exchange traded funds that allow investors to trade in them, stock exchange operator BATS Global Markets Inc's Chief Executive said on Tuesday.

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Daimler unveils new 'Ask Mercedes' customer service chatbot

LISBON (Reuters) - German luxury car maker Daimler is set to combine a range of digital customer support experiments into a single voice-activated app that is available whether users are driving their cars, sitting at home or on the go.

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Workhorse to test electric vans for new customer in California, Ohio

DETROIT (Reuters) - Electric delivery van maker Workhorse Group Inc said on Tuesday it will test its new lightweight N-Gen electric van in cities in Ohio and California as the race to develop mass-market electric delivery vehicles heats up.

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Nepal recovers 'most' of the money hacked from bank

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A bank in Nepal has recovered most of the money stolen after its SWIFT server was hacked last month, two officials, involved in the investigation of the Himalayan nation's first reported cyber heist, said on Tuesday.

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Merkel's party opposes Telekom selloff to fund broadband upgrade: sources

FRANKFURT/BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's ruling conservatives oppose selling the state's holding in Deutsche Telekom to raise billions of euros for a national broadband upgrade, preferring instead to divest stock in Deutsche Post, a senior source said.

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Exclusive: Avast owners hire Rothschild for $4 billion software IPO - sources

MADRID/LONDON (Reuters) - The owners of Avast Software have hired Rothschild to prepare the business for a share sale which could value one of the world's most used providers of computer antivirus software at as much as $4 billion, four sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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Finland's Nokia joins Vodacom to trial 5G technology in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Finnish network equipment maker Nokia will trial its 5G technology in South Africa in collaboration with Vodacom Group, the firms said on Tuesday, as they seek to provide faster data delivery.

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Exclusive: Avast owners hire Rothschild for $4 billion software float - sources

MADRID/LONDON (Reuters) - The owners of Avast Software, one of the world's most used pieces of computer antivirus software, have hired Rothschild to prepare the business for an initial public offering (IPO) which could value the firm at as much as $4 billion, four sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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British app-only bank Monzo attracts $93 million in fresh funding

LONDON (Reuters) - British digital challenger bank Monzo has raised 71 million pounds ($93 million) in a funding round, the company said on Tuesday, to boost investment in its chase for customers disenchanted with traditional banks.

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Vietnam's neighbors, ASEAN, targeted by hackers: report

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A hacking group previously linked to the Vietnamese government or working on its behalf has broken into the computers of neighboring countries as well as a grouping of Southeast Asian nations, according to cybersecurity company Volexity.

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UPDATE 2-After WhatsApp threat, Indonesia steps up Internet obscenity purge

* Indonesia partly censors the Internet (Updates after government dropped threat to block WhatsApp)

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After WhatsApp threat, Indonesia steps up Internet obscenity purge

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia said on Tuesday it would summon representatives of messaging services and search engines, including Alphabet Inc's Google, to demand they remove obscene content, a day after threatening to shut down WhatsApp Messenger.

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UPDATE 1-After WhatsApp threat, Indonesia steps up Internet obscenity purge

JAKARTA, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Indonesia said on Tuesday it would summon representatives of messaging services and search engines, including Alphabet Inc's Google, to demand they remove obscene content, a day after threatening to shut down WhatsApp Messenger.

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Lyft COO Rex Tibbens to quit by year end

(Reuters) - U.S. ride-hailing service Lyft Inc's Chief Operating Officer Rex Tibbens plans to step down by the end of the year, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters.

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Right and Left React to the Church Massacre in Texas

Writers from across the political spectrum take on gun control and the effectiveness of prayer in the wake of the mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Tex.

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Salesforce, Google form cloud partnership

(Reuters) - Cloud-based software maker Salesforce.com Inc said on Monday it has entered into a partnership with Google's cloud platform G Suite, to support its rapidly growing global customer base.

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Colombian president says he left firm listed in leaked tax haven papers

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, in response to his name appearing in a trove of leaked documents about offshore investments, said he left a company registered in tax haven Barbados before taking a ministerial post with a previous government.

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Mobile bank N26 sees customers tripling within two years: CEO

LONDON (Reuters) - The smartphone-based bank N26 expects to peel away 5 to 10 percent of retail customers from established banks in its core continental European market in the next two to three years, its chief executive told Reuters.

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BP, Shell lead plan for blockchain-based platform for energy trading

(Reuters) - A consortium including energy companies BP and Royal Dutch Shell will develop a blockchain-based digital platform for energy commodities trading expected to start by end-2018, the group said on Monday.

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Afghanistan will not block WhatsApp, Telegram: spokesman

KABUL (Reuters) - The Afghan government will not block the instant messaging services WhatsApp and Telegram, a spokesman said on Monday, following days of controversy after reports the services would be suspended.

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World needs new rules for powerful tech: Web Summit chief

LISBON (Reuters) - Tech companies like Google and Facebook seem like monopolies and need new rules, the organizer of one of the world's biggest technology summits said.

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Iceland's leftist opposition fails to form government

REYKJAVIK (Reuters) - Talks on forming a governing coalition between Iceland's Left-Green Movement and three other parties after an Oct. 28 parliamentary election have broken down, broadcaster RUV reported on Monday.

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Africa set to top 1 billion mobile internet connections in five years: study

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Africa's mobile internet connections are set to double in the next five years, a study showed on Monday, thanks to affordable smartphones and the roll-out of high-speed networks.

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Qihoo 360 chairman cites national interest in Shanghai backdoor listing

HONG KONG/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese cybersecurity software giant Qihoo 360 Technology Co Ltd said on Monday that the "national interest" was an important driver for its choice to return to the Chinese stock market via a potential $7.5 billion backdoor listing.

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BP, Shell lead plan for blockchain-based energy trading platform

(Reuters) - A consortium including energy companies BP and Royal Dutch Shell will develop a blockchain-based digital platform for energy commodities trading expected to start by end-2018, the group said on Monday.

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Thailand to roll out biometric checks for SIM cards nationwide

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand will introduce biometric checks nationwide for mobile telephone users to register their SIM cards from Dec. 15, the telecoms regulator said on Monday, in a bid to stamp out fraudulent electronic transactions.

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New UK property rental website to shut out letting agency fees

(Reuters) - HomeRenter, a new British online property lettings website backed by newspaper publisher Trinity Mirror is to be launched on Monday, offering to cut out the role of traditional letting agents and the hefty fees which they levy on tenants.

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Retired Marine: America was prepared for me when I had to come home

After spending two tours overseas, one in Iraq and the other Afghanistan, I had no idea what the transition back to a "normal" life would be like. Before I was injured, I was planning on serving my country for as long as I could. But after stepping on an IED on November 29, 2010, my thought process changed. I then imagined being in a wheelchair, having a caretaker, never getting married, never having kids and never being able to enjoy life again.

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Amazon allowed by law to undercut Australian businesses: regulator

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Competition laws will allow Amazon to undercut local businesses with loss-making prices when it opens for business in Australia, expected to be later in November, the Australian competition regulator said on Saturday.

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Amazon allowed by law to undercut Australian businesses - regulator

SYDNEY, Nov 4 (Reuters) - Competition laws will allow Amazon to undercut local businesses with loss-making prices when it opens for business in Australia, expected to be later in November, the Australian competition regulator said on Saturday.

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Chipmaker Marvell Technology in talks to buy Cavium: Wall Street Journal

(Reuters) - Marvell Technology Group Ltd is in advanced talks to buy Cavium Inc - a deal that would create a chipmaker worth about $14 billion, Wall Street Journal reported.

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In reversal, U.S. internet firms back bill to fight online sex trafficking

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Major U.S. internet firms on Friday said they would support legislation to make it easier to penalize operators of websites that facilitate online sex trafficking, marking a sharp reversal for Silicon Valley on an issue long considered a top policy priority.

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U.S. carries out first strikes against Islamic State in Somalia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States carried out its first air strikes against Islamic State militants in Somalia and killed "several terrorists," the U.S. military said on Friday.

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US launches first airstrikes against ISIS in Somalia

The United States conducted two separate airstrikes targeting ISIS militants in northeastern Somalia for the first time on Friday, US Africa Command said in a statement.

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U.S. carries out strikes against Islamic State in Somalia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States carried out two airstrikes targeting Islamic State militants in northeastern Somalia, the U.S. military said on Friday, believed to be the first such strikes against the militant group in the country.

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Tezos organizers sued in California over crypto currency project

(Reuters) - A class-action lawsuit has been filed in a California state court against the organizers of the technology project Tezos, which in July raised $232 million in one of the largest "initial coin offerings" (ICOs) ever.

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Broadcom explores deal to buy Qualcomm: Bloomberg

(Reuters) - Broadcom Ltd is exploring a deal to buy smartphone chip maker Qualcomm Inc and is speaking to advisers, Bloomberg reported on Friday.

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Equifax clears executives who sold shares after hack

(Reuters) - Equifax Inc said on Friday four of its executives who sold shares before the credit-reporting firm disclosed a massive data breach that wiped out billions from its market value were not aware of the incident when they made the trades.

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Long lines for iPhone X help push Apple shares to record high

SYDNEY/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Lines formed outside Apple Inc stores across the world on Friday as fans flocked to buy the new iPhone X, signaling stronger demand for the 10th anniversary version of the premium smartphone than the last two iterations.

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Apple firmly on course for $1 trillion valuation: analysts

(Reuters) - Apple Inc's shares hit a record-high on Friday after the tech giant reported a blowout fourth quarter and shrugged off concerns related to the iPhone X, prompting more analysts to put a trillion-dollar valuation on the company.

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Equifax committee clears executive stock sales made after data breach

(Reuters) - Equifax Inc said on Friday that executives who sold shares before the credit-reporting service disclosed a massive data breach were not aware of the incident when their trades were made.

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Frankfurt-Listed Apple shares up 4 percent on third quarter, iPhone X prospects

LONDON (Reuters) - Frankfurt-listed shares in Apple Inc rose 4 percent on Friday, after the iPhone maker published better-than-expected earnings and reassured investors over production delays of its latest iPhone X model.

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Estonia orders online ID lock-down to fix security flaw

TALLINN (Reuters) - Estonia plans to block access to the country's vaunted online services for 760,000 people from midnight on Friday to fix a security flaw in some of the Baltic country's identity smartcards that was identified earlier this year.

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Carmakers plan 400 Europe car charging stations by 2020

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A group of mainly German carmakers will open ultra-fast electric vehicle charging stations this year and plans a pan-European network of 400 by 2020, hoping to narrow Tesla's lead.

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WhatsApp messenger hit by temporary outage; Facebook investigating

MUMBAI/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's WhatsApp messenger suffered a temporary outage in India and many other countries, according to reports from multiple users on Facebook and Twitter on Friday.

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Apple's iPhone X hits the spot as long lines return from Sydney to Shanghai

SYDNEY/BEIJING (Reuters) - Long, snaking lines formed outside Apple Inc stores in Asia early on Friday as fans flocked to buy the new iPhone X, a turnout that contrasts with the more lackluster launches for the past two iterations of the premium smartphone.

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Facebook's WhatsApp messenger down for some users across the globe

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's WhatsApp messenger was down for many users in India and other countries, according to reports from multiple users on Facebook and Twitter on Friday afternoon.

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Apple's iPhone X hits the spot as long queues return from Sydney to Shanghai

SYDNEY/BEIJING (Reuters) - Long, snaking lines formed outside Apple Inc stores in Asia early on Friday as fans flocked to buy the new iPhone X, a turnout that contrasts with the more lackluster launches for the past two iterations of the premium smartphone.

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Polly want a broadband connection? Cockatoos cost Australian cable company

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's government-built $36 billion broadband network, already under attack from underwhelmed customers, has found a new and formidable enemy - cockatoos are chewing through cables across the country.

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Mexico regulator says America Movil can charge competitors for calls

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s telecommunications regulator said on Thursday that billionaire Carlos Slim's America Movil could start charging local rivals for mobile calls to its network for the first time since a 2014 sector reform.

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Hundreds line up in Sydney for Apple iPhone X launch

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Hundreds of people lined up outside Apple Inc's store in central Sydney early on Friday to be the first in the world to get their hands on the new iPhone X, a turnaround from more lackluster launches for the past two iterations of the phone.

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Facebook pressured to notify people who saw Russian posts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc received several tongue-lashings during U.S. congressional hearings this week, but the world's largest social network also got an assignment: Figure out how to notify tens of millions of Americans who might have been fed Russian propaganda.

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Activision Blizzard's 'Destiny 2' drives full-year forecast raise

(Reuters) - Videogame publisher Activision Blizzard Inc on Thursday reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit and raised its full-year forecasts, driven by the popularity of its sci-fi first person shooter game "Destiny 2".

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Bitcoin rockets above $7,000 for the first time

LONDON (Reuters) - Digital currency bitcoin took another leap higher on Thursday, rocketing above $7,000 for the first time after a more than tenfold increase in its value over the past year.

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Broadcom redomiciling to U.S. from Singapore

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Chipmaker Broadcom Ltd plans to redomicile to the United States from Singapore, President Donald Trump said on Thursday at a White House news conference where the company's chief executive cited Republican tax efforts.

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Exclusive: Ukraine hit by stealthier phishing attacks during BadRabbit strike

KIEV (Reuters) - Hackers tried to access confidential data in powerful but stealthy phishing attacks launched in parallel with an eyeball-grabbing ransomware strike called BadRabbit last week, the head of the Ukrainian state cyber police said on Thursday.

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Wells Fargo unveils app aimed at millennials

(Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co on Thursday unveiled a new digital bank account app intended to help people who may be new to banking keep track of their finances more easily.

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Agreement nears in German-Swiss bank secrecy spying case

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A court case that has pitted Swiss bank secrecy against German fiscal propriety looked close to being settled on Thursday with a suspended jail sentence and modest fine for a 54-year-old former Swiss policeman and UBS anti-fraud officer.

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Wells Fargo unveils new digital account targeting Uber drivers

(Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co on Thursday unveiled a new bank account that can be opened without walking into a branch, used within minutes, and does not allow for overdrafts.

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Online travel firm GetYourGuide raises $75 million

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Berlin-based online travel booking firm GetYourGuide has raised $75 million to expand its offering that helps tourists book activities at their destinations ranging from the Eiffel Tower in Paris to shark diving in Cape Town.

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U.S. attorney general says tech companies should help access encrypted evidence

(Reuters) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday accused technology companies of failing to adequately help federal investigators access encrypted communications, saying last year the FBI was blocked from accessing nearly 7,500 mobile devices.

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UK city Brighton renews Uber license for six months as it monitors London dispute

LONDON (Reuters) - Brighton has renewed Uber's license to operate in the southern English city for six months while the local authority follows the outcome of London's move to strip the taxi app of its license.

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Leaked data from massive Malaysian breach 'likely available online for long time'

KUALA LUMPUR/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Personal details of tens of millions of Malaysians obtained from a 2014 data breach have likely been available for sale for a long time, according to the founder of an online portal who revealed the massive data breach this week.

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Facebook sales offset spending concerns -analysts

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc is picking security of its platform over near-term profits but Wall Street analysts remain largely unfazed.

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TripAdvisor to offer Takeaway's food delivery in Europe

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - TripAdvisor users will be able to order meal deliveries in nine European countries under a deal with Dutch online food delivery company Takeaway.com.

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Lenovo buys controlling stake in Fujitsu PC unit; second-quarter profit drops

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Lenovo Group has agreed to buy a majority stake in Fujitsu Ltd's personal computer unit for up to $269 million, in a bid to corner a larger share of a market that is battling weak sales as more people switch to mobile devices.

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Credit Suisse CEO skeptical about Bitcoin 'bubble'

ZURICH (Reuters) - Credit Suisse Chief Executive Tidjane Thiam on Thursday expressed caution about Bitcoin, saying the current interest in the crypto-currency could eventually subside.

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Samsung Electronics names new CFO to manage its $68 billion cash pile

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday announced a new chief financial officer (CFO) to be in charge of one of Asia's biggest corporate cash piles, and said it will create a body within the firm to coordinate with tech affiliates.

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Samsung Electronics names Roh new CFO, handing him charge of $68 billion cash pile

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has picked Roh Hee-chan as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), putting the executive in charge of one of Asia's biggest corporate cash piles.

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Lenovo to buy Fujitsu PC unit stake for up to $269 million; second-quarter profit drops

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Lenovo Group said it had reached an agreement to buy a 51 percent stake in Fujitsu's personal computer unit for up to $269 million, after earlier posting a lower quarterly profit on continued difficulty in the global PC market.

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China's Lenovo second-quarter profit slides 11 percent year-on-year, but beats estimates

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese personal computer maker Lenovo Group on Thursday reported an 11 percent profit drop in second-quarter profit, hurt by supply constraints and continued difficulty in the PC market.

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Ride-hailing firm Grab launches e-wallet for hawker stalls in Singapore

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Ride-hailing firm Grab launched its GrabPay digital wallet for hawker stalls, restaurants and shops in Singapore, making its latest big push into electronic payments as part of its efforts to expand beyond transportation services.

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Qualcomm, JMC seek to exit Alphabet-backed New York WiFi project -sources

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Chipmaker Qualcomm Inc and private equity firm JMC Capital Partners are looking to sell their stakes in a joint venture that operates more than 1,300 free WiFi kiosks fashioned from old phone booths around New York City, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Wall Street regulator warns celebrities, individuals touting digital coins

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street's main regulator warned on Wednesday that celebrities or other individuals may be breaking U.S. securities law when promoting investments in initial coin offerings (ICOs), a means for companies to raise funds online.

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Former Yahoo CEO, Equifax CEO to testify at Senate hearing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer and the current and former CEOs of Equifax Inc will testify before a U.S. Senate panel on Nov. 8 on two massive data breaches, the committee said Wednesday.

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Fitbit reports better than expected quarterly revenue

(Reuters) - Wearable device maker Fitbit Inc forecast a better-than-expected bottom line for the holiday quarter, as the company reaps the benefits of its latest launches.

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Exclusive: Former Yahoo CEO, Equifax CEO to testify at Senate hearing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer and the current and former CEOs of Equifax Inc will testify before a U.S. Senate panel on Nov. 8 on two massive data breaches, a committee spokesman told Reuters on Wednesday.