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National Bank of Canada faces website glitch: Bloomberg

(Reuters) - A glitch in National Bank of Canada's website may have exposed personal information of about 400 customers, Bloomberg reported, citing an email statement from the bank.

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GlobalFoundries says no commitment from Tesla on chip deal

(Reuters) - GlobalFoundries, which fabricates chips for Advanced Micro Devices Inc, said on Thursday that Tesla had not committed to working with it on any autonomous driving technology or product, contradicting an earlier media report.

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Exclusive: U.S. Homeland Security found SEC had 'critical' cyber weaknesses in January

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security detected five "critical" cyber security weaknesses on the Securities and Exchange Commission's computers as of January 23, 2017, according to a confidential weekly report reviewed by Reuters.

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Saudi lifting ban on Skype, WhatsApp calls, but will monitor them

RIYADH (Reuters) - The Saudi government is lifting a ban on calls made through online apps such as Skype and WhatsApp on Thursday as part of its economic reforms, but a spokesman said it will monitor and censor such calls.

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Innogy to spend 1.2 billion euro on e-mobility, solar, glass fibre

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Innogy, Germany's largest energy group by market value, will spend up to 1.2 billion euros ($1.4 billion) on e-mobility, photovoltaics and glass fibre networks by 2019, it said in a statement on Thursday.

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A Marine Le Pen Aide Leaves Far-Right Party

Florian Philippot said the National Front was taking “a terrible step backward” as it struggled to regroup.

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Innogy to spend 1.2 billion euro on e-mobility, solar, glass fiber

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Innogy, Germany's largest energy group by market value, will spend up to 1.2 billion euros ($1.43 billion) in e-mobility, photovoltaics and glass fiber networks by 2019, it said in a statement on Thursday.

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Scandal-hit Zenefits changes course under new CEO

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Zenefits, the software startup that has faced a number of regulatory penalties, said on Thursday it is changing its business to provide software to insurance brokers.

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Distrustful U.S. allies force spy agency to back down in encryption fight

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An international group of cryptography experts has forced the U.S. National Security Agency to back down over two data encryption techniques it wanted set as global industry standards, reflecting deep mistrust among close U.S. allies.

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Saudi lifting ban on Skype, WhatsApp calls, but will censor them

RIYADH (Reuters) - The Saudi government is lifting a ban on calls made through online apps on Thursday but will monitor and censor them, a government spokesman said.

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Swisscom sets up blockchain unit to develop apps in Switzerland

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swisscom is establishing a new blockchain unit to develop applications, including for possible solutions to enable off-exchange trading, the Swiss government-owned phone company said on Thursday.

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Distrustful U.S. allies force spy agency to back down in encryption row

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An international group of cryptography experts has forced the U.S. National Security Agency to back down over two data encryption techniques it wanted set as global industry standards, reflecting deep mistrust among close U.S. allies.

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Merkel Says Germans ‘Never Had It Better.’ But Many Feel Left Behind.

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s message of strength has dominated the election campaign, but poverty, economic insecurity and income disparity have grown during her tenure.

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BYD chief expects all vehicles to be electric in China by 2030

SHENZHEN (Reuters) - The head of Chinese automaker BYD Co Ltd expects all vehicles in the country to be electric or hybrid by 2030, a more aggressive timeframe than even Europe, as Beijing pushes ahead on a longer-term plan to shift away from petrol-engine cars.

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Equifax says server first compromised on March 10

(Reuters) - Equifax Inc said on Wednesday that investigators had determined that an online dispute website at the heart of the theft of some 143 million consumer records was initially compromised by hackers on March 10, four months before the company noticed any suspicious activity.

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BYD expects all vehicles in China to be completely electrified by 2030

SHENZHEN (Reuters) - Chinese automaker BYD Co Ltd expects all vehicles in the country, including private vehicles, to be completely electrified by 2030.

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Internet roasts Trump for speech gaffe

President Trump slipped up on the pronunciation of an African country. CNN's Anderson Cooper puts "Nambia" on the Ridiculist.

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SEC says hackers may have traded using stolen insider information

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the country's top markets regulator, said on Wednesday hackers may have illegally profited by trading using insider information stolen from its corporate disclosure database.

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U.S. SEC says someone may have profited from EDGAR database glitch

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Wednesday that someone gained access to non-public information by exploiting a software glitch in an SEC database and may have used the information to illegally make money in financial trades.

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Internet Giants Face New Political Resistance in Washington

Facebook, Google and Amazon are coming under increasing pressure by regulators concerned about their growing power.

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Western Digital takes legal step to stop Toshiba memory investment

(Reuters) - Western Digital Corp filed its latest legal action against joint-venture chip partner Toshiba Corp for moving to invest in a new flash memory production line without its help, the U.S. company said on Wednesday.

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Facebook to add more human review to ad system: COO Sandberg

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc will add "more human review and oversight" to its ad-buying system, Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said on Wednesday, responding to rising criticism that automated processes have allowed people to buy discriminatory ads.

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Permira puts TeamViewer sale on hold: Frankfurter Allgemeine

BERLIN (Reuters) - Private equity firm Permira has postponed plans to sell German business software maker TeamViewer in the hope of fetching a higher price at a later date, German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported, citing financial sources.

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Delphi, BlackBerry partner on self-driving software system

(Reuters) - Auto suppliers Delphi Automotive Plc and BlackBerry Ltd will jointly develop a software operating system for self-driving cars, the partners said on Wednesday.

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EU ready to move alone on digital tax if no global deal

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission said the EU should proceed with an overhaul of taxes on digital firms even if the rest of the rich world did not follow suit, a draft report said.

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Amazon reviewing website after algorithm suggests bomb-making ingredients

LONDON (Reuters) - Amazon.com said on Wednesday it was reviewing its website after an investigation found that it could help users buy the ingredients to make a bomb using its "Frequently bought together" and "Customers who bought this also bought" features.

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Alibaba-backed Best jumps in debut after slashing IPO price

(Reuters) - Shares of Best Inc, a Chinese logistics firm backed by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, jumped in their market debut on Wednesday, a day after the company slashed its expected pricing range to stoke investor interest.

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Internet firms say removing extremist content within hours is huge challenge

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Removing extremist content from the internet within a few hours of it appearing poses "an enormous technological and scientific challenge", Google's general counsel will say later on Wednesday to European leaders who want it taken down quicker.

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Digital firms pay less than half tax of traditional rivals: EU Commission

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Digital companies in the European Union pay in tax less than half the amount paid by traditional firms, the European Commission said in a draft report which backs plans to increase the tax bill of firms like Amazon or Facebook.

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Saudi Arabia set to lift ban on internet calls

RIYADH, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia will remove its ban on internet phone calls on Thursday, a government spokesman said, in a bid to stimulate online business as the kingdom looks to boost non-oil revenue.

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ABB to deliver 117 electric vehicle charging stations for German motorways

ZURICH (Reuters) - ABB will deliver 117 electric vehicle charging stations to German utility EnBW, the Swiss engineering company said on Wednesday.

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Right and Left React to Trump’s Speech at the U.N.

Writers from across the political spectrum discuss President Trump’s bellicose address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday.

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Amazon working on 'smart glasses' as its first wearable device: FT

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is working on its first wearable device - a pair of 'smart glasses', the Financial Times reported on Wednesday.

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At U.N., Britain to push internet firms to remove extremist content quicker

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 20 (Reuters) - The leaders of Britain, France and Italy will push social media companies on Wednesday to remove "terrorist content" from the internet within one to two hours of it appearing because they say that is the period when most material is spread.

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Alibaba-backed Best Inc raises $450 million in IPO after slashing terms

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese logistics firm Best Inc priced its U.S. initial public offering at the bottom of expectations, raising $450 million after it revised terms of the deal to cope with tepid investor demand.

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Taiwanese electric scooter maker Gogoro raises $300 million

(Reuters) - Taiwan's Gogoro said it raised $300 million from investors including Singapore's Temasek and Japan's Sumitomo Corporation, helping it further expand the market of its electric scooters with battery swapping technology in Europe.

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Veon must face lawsuit over bribery disclosures: U.S. judge

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge said Veon Ltd shareholders may pursue much of a lawsuit accusing the multinational phone company once known as VimpelCom of inflating its share price by concealing a bribery scheme in Uzbekistan and overstating its financial controls.

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Twitter says its controls are weeding out users advocating violence

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Twitter Inc said that its internal controls were allowing it to weed out accounts being used for the "promotion of terrorism" earlier rather than responding to government requests to close them down.

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Bosch partners with startup Nikola on electric long-haul truck

DETROIT (Reuters) - Bosch, the German auto components supplier, is partnering with startup Nikola Motor Co to bring two hydrogen-electric, long-haul, heavy-duty truck models to market by 2021, the companies said on Tuesday.

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Progress Software rejects activist investor's demands

(Reuters) - Progress Software Corp on Tuesday rejected calls by activist investor Praesidium Investment Management to change its acquisition strategy and replace the chairman of its board.

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U.S. defense firms want control over tech in Make-in-India plan

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - U.S. defense firms offering to set up production lines in India to win deals worth billions of dollars want stronger assurances they won't have to part with proprietary technology, according to a business lobby group's letter to India's defense minister.

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Salesforce to launch $50 million artificial intelligence fund

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The venture wing of Salesforce.com Inc is launching a $50 million fund to invest in start-ups employing artificial intelligence, the cloud computing firm told Reuters on Tuesday.

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Proterra electric bus travels 1,100 miles without recharging

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A 40-foot (12.19-meter) electric bus from Proterra Inc traveled 1,101.2 miles (1,772.21 km) at low speed without recharging, cruising to a new electric vehicle range record, the California manufacturer said on Tuesday.

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Japan's Pioneer teams up with digital mapping company HERE

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Pioneer and digital mapping group HERE said on Tuesday they had agreed to invest in one another so the companies can develop maps for autonomous driving services.

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App Annie's new product offers insight into consumer trends in China

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The pioneer of mobile app analytics, App Annie, on Tuesday said it has begun tracking Android app usage in China, a landmark for understanding consumer behavior in the world's top smartphone market, which increasingly sets the pace for global trends.

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Exclusive: U.S. defense firms want control over tech in Make-in-India plan

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - U.S. defense firms offering to set up production lines in India to win deals worth billions of dollars want stronger assurances they won't have to part with proprietary technology, according to a business lobby group's letter to India's defense minister.

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Well-preserved wreck of WWI German submarine found off Belgian coast

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The well-preserved wreck of a World War One German submarine, possibly still containing the bodies of 23 crew members, has been found off the Belgian coast, Belgian broadcaster VRT said on Tuesday.

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Right and Left React to Hillary Clinton’s Reckoning With the 2016 Race

Writers from across the political spectrum on Mrs. Clinton’s new book reflecting on her failed bid for the presidency.

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Tencent, Guangzhou Auto agree to collaborate on internet-connected cars

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's Tencent Holdings and Guangzhou Automobile Group Company Ltd have agreed to collaborate on internet-connected cars - a strategic pact that sent shares in Guangzhou Auto surging.

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UPDATE 1-Tencent, Guangzhou Auto agree to collaborate on internet-connected cars

* Firms to also work on AI-assisted driving, explore investments

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New York governor wants credit-reporting firms to follow cyber rules

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Monday that he wants credit-reporting firms to comply with the state's cyber-security regulations, while Equifax Inc said it suffered a second cyber incident two months before the one disclosed in early September.

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Tencent, Guangzhou Auto agree to collaborate on connected cars

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings and Guangzhou Automobile Group Company Ltd said on Monday they had agreed to collaborate on connected cars.

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Intel collaborates with Waymo on self-driving computer design

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Intel Corp on Monday announced a collaboration with Alphabet's Waymo self-driving unit, saying it had worked with the company during the design of its computer platform to allow autonomous cars to process information in real time.

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U.S. Senate votes to ban Kaspersky Lab software from government networks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Monday voted to ban Moscow-based cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab’s products from use by the federal government, citing concerns the company may be a pawn of the Kremlin and poses a national security risk.

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JPMorgan handles bitcoin-related trades for clients despite CEO warning

NEW YORK (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co has been routing customer orders for bitcoin-related instruments, a spokesman said on Monday, despite the bank's chief executive's calling the crypto currency "a fraud."

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Mexican leftist Obrador leads ahead of 2018 election: poll

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who leads the National Regeneration Movement (MORENA) party, is the front-runner ahead of next year's presidential election, according to a newspaper poll published on Monday.

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Exclusive: Google offers to treat rivals equally via auction: sources

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Google has offered to display rival comparison shopping sites via an auction, as it aims to stave off further EU antitrust fines, four people familiar with the matter said.

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Credit reporting companies should register with New York: governor

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo plans to require all credit reporting agencies to register with the state and comply with its cyber security rules, he said in a statement on Monday.

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Uber faces big jump in fees if London license is renewed

LONDON (Reuters) - Uber will face a big jump in the fee it pays to operate in London to 2.9 million pounds if the ride hailing company is granted a new license by the city's transport authority.

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French unions and left-wing plan 10 days of action to rattle Macron

PARIS (Reuters) - President Emmanuel Macron may have won the first round of his battle to overhaul France's economy, but the coming 10 days promise to bring far more protests and unrest to the streets as labor unions and the political left step up their opposition.

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Exclusive: Google offers to display rival sites via auction - sources

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Alphabet unit Google has offered to display rival shopping comparison sites via an auction in order to comply with an EU antitrust order to stop favoring its own shopping service, four people familiar with the matter said on Monday.

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Hackers compromised free CCleaner software, Avast's Piriform says

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Hackers broke into British company Piriform's free software for optimizing computer performance last month potentially allowing them to control the devices of more than two million users, the company and independent researchers said on Monday.

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Facebook Navigates an Internet Fractured by Governmental Controls

The web is not as open as it once was, with nation-states exerting their power over the internet. Facebook and other tech companies are dealing with the consequences.

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Too soon to determine risks of central bank-issued cryptocurrencies: BIS

LONDON (Reuters) - It is too soon to determine whether central banks should issue their own cryptocurrencies, the Bank for International Settlements said on Sunday, as the risks could not yet be fully assessed and the technology underpinning them is still unproven.

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Irma has left Barbuda uninhabitable

For the first time in 300 years, no one is living on the Caribbean island of Barbuda because of the damage left behind by Hurricane Irma.

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UPDATE 1-EU plan to raise taxes for global internet firms hits snag

* Smaller states sceptical on turnover tax move led by France

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Equifax two top technology executives leave company 'effective immediately'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Equifax said on Friday that it made changes in its top management as part of its review of a massive data breach, with two technology and security executives leaving the company "effective immediately."

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Equifax's information, security heads to retire immediately: CNBC, citing DJ

(Reuters) - Credit score company Equifax Inc's chief information officer and chief security officer will retire effective immediately, CNBC said on Friday, citing Dow Jones.

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GM's Cruise aims to open self-driving tests to public; timing unclear

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - General Motors Co's self-driving unit, Cruise Automation, is working to open an internal ride-hailing service to people outside the company, aiming to join a small group of autonomous vehicle developers testing their technology with the public.

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Is Trump right about cutting off the Internet to prevent terror attacks?

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SoFi CEO Cagney to step down immediately

(Reuters) - Online lender Social Finance, which is currently investigating claims of sexual harassment by employees, said on Friday its chief executive, Mike Cagney resigned, effectively immediately.

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Senator Warren introduces Equifax bill, launches industry probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Friday she has begun an investigation into Equifax's massive data breach and, along with 11 other Democratic senators, introduced a bill to give consumers the ability to freeze their credit for free.

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U.S. push for self-driving law exposes regulatory divide

NEW YORK (Reuters) - As the U.S. Congress moves quickly to pass the first federal law governing self-driving cars, some state and city officials are pushing back over fears that the measure will limit their ability to regulate vehicle safety at the local level.

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Rolls fixes Airbus A350-1000 engine glitch after test delay

PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus is set to start long-distance trials for its newest passenger plane after engine maker Rolls-Royce fixed a problem that had disrupted flight testing, the companies said on Friday.

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BRIEF-First Internet Bancorp announces pricing of common stock offering

* First Internet Bancorp announces pricing of common stock offering

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BMW says car keys may be replaced by mobile phone apps

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - BMW is reviewing the necessity of car keys, Ian Robertson, the company's board member responsible for sales told Reuters.

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Beijing crypto-currency exchanges told to announce trading stop by Friday: Securities Times

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese authorities have ordered Beijing-based crypto-currency exchanges to cease trading and to tell users by Friday about when trading will end, the Securities Times newspaper reported citing industry sources and a government notice.

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Angry Birds maker Rovio moves forward with $1 billion IPO

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish mobile games maker Rovio Entertainment Ltd set a price range on Friday for its planned listing that would value the maker of "Angry Birds" at up to $1.1 billion, well below potential values cited in media reports.

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Global e-commerce firms to be liable for Turkey tax under draft law: finance minister

ANKARA (Reuters) - Global e-commerce companies will be liable for taxes on goods sold directly to Turkish customers under a draw law proposed by Turkey's government, Finance Minister Naci Agbal said on Friday.

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Angry Birds maker Rovio sets price range for $1 billion IPO

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish mobile games and animation studio Rovio Entertainment Ltd on Friday set the initial price range for its planned IPO which would value the company at around 1 billion dollars.

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EU to set out options for heftier online giant tax bills: Moscovici

TALLINN (Reuters) - The European Commission will prepare in the coming days a list of legal options on how to make digital multinationals, like Google and Facebook, pay more tax, the commissioner responsible for taxation said on Friday.

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China body calls digital tokens risky, two bitcoin platforms to shut

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A senior executive at China's state-backed internet finance body said on Friday "stateless" digital tokens such as bitcoin posed risks as they could be used for illegal actions, and rules are needed to support the development of "legal" digital currencies.

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Right and Left React to a Prospective DACA Deal Between Trump and the Democrats

Writers across the political spectrum consider the potential deal struck by President Trump and Democrats to replace the program that shields some young immigrants from deportation.

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Mazda to make all models hybrid, electric by early 2030s: Kyodo

TOKYO (Reuters) - Mazda Motor Corp plans to make all of its vehicles electric-based, including petrol hybrids, by the early 2030s, Japanese media reported on Friday, as more automakers shift strategies to meet tightening global emission regulations.

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Bain says Dell, other tech firms join its bid for Toshiba chip unit

TOKYO (Reuters) - Bain Capital, now in the lead to buy Toshiba Corp's prized memory chip unit, said on Friday it has brought in Dell Inc and other tech firms as new members of its consortium to bolster its bid.

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China internet finance body suggests framework for virtual currencies

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A senior executive at China's internet finance body has urged Chinese regulators to create a tougher framework of regulations to support the development of digital currencies amid Beijing's crackdown on trading on virtual tender such as bitcoin.

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Mazda to make hybrid, electric cars by early 2030s: Kyodo

TOKYO (Reuters) - Mazda Motor Corp plans to make its vehicle models electric-based, including petrol hybrids, by the early 2030s, Japan's Kyodo News reported on Friday.

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Bain says would honor Western Digital contract in Toshiba chip venture

TOKYO (Reuters) - Bain Capital confirmed it brought in several strategic partners to bolster its bid for Toshiba Corp's memory chip business, after the Japanese company agreed to accelerate talks with a group led by the U.S. private equity firm.

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China state planner says drafting intelligent car strategy

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's state planner has begun drafting a strategy to spur development of intelligent cars in the world's top automotive market, a spokeswoman said on Friday.

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China internet finance body suggests framework to support virtual currencies

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A senior executive at China's internet finance association has urged Chinese regulators to create a framework of regulations to support the development of digital currencies amid a fierce crackdown on trading on virtual tender such as bitcoin.

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Oracle's profit, cloud growth forecasts drag down shares

(Reuters) - Oracle Corp forecast current-quarter adjusted profit largely below Wall Street's estimates and indicated to slowing growth in its soaring cloud business, sending the company's shares down as much as 5 percent in aftermarket trading.

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FTC probes Equifax, top Democrat likens it to Enron

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday it was investigating Equifax Inc's massive data breach, and a top Democrat suggested the credit-monitoring company's corporate leaders might need to resign.

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Kaspersky Lab co-founder accepts invitation to testify to U.S. Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Eugene Kaspersky, the co-founder and chief executive of Moscow-based anti-virus firm Kaspersky Lab, said on Thursday he accepted an invitation to testify to U.S. lawmakers later this month over the security of his company's products, but that he needed an expedited visa in order to do so.

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Oracle's profit beats as shift to cloud gains momentum

(Reuters) - Oracle Corp reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday as the business software maker's years-long efforts to switch to the cloud helped boost revenue.

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Kaspersky Lab co-founder invited to testify to Congress later this month

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Eugene Kaspersky, the co-founder and chief executive of Moscow-based anti-virus firm Kaspersky Lab, was invited on Thursday to testify to U.S. lawmakers later this month over the security of its products.

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Uber, Waymo clash over key evidence in self-driving trial

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber has asked a U.S. judge to exclude evidence from an upcoming trade-secrets trial about how a former engineer downloaded thousands of confidential files from Alphabet Inc's Waymo self-driving car unit before eventually joining Uber.

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Mapping firm HERE looks beyond driverless cars

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - HERE, the digital mapping company controlled by Germany's premium carmakers, aims to expand its business not only to offer navigation for self-driving cars but also drones and advanced robotics, Chief Executive Edzard Overbeek told Reuters.

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U.S. action against Kaspersky Lab is unfair competition: Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - U.S. action against Kaspersky Lab is designed to undermine the competitive position of Russian firms worldwide and amounts to unfair competition, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Thursday.

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Verizon has moved on from plans to acquire cable companies: CEO

(Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc said on Thursday that it has moved on from plans to acquire cable companies and instead will focus on building out its own fiber infrastructure.

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Russian submarines fire cruise missiles at Islamic state in Syria

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Navy on Thursday fired seven cruise missiles at Islamic state targets in the suburbs of Syria's Deir al-Zor, the Russian Defence Ministry said in a statement on Thursday.

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France sees more EU states joining push over tax on online giants

PARIS (Reuters) - French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said he expected more EU countries to join in the coming days a French-led push to tighten the taxation of online giants like Google and Amazon.

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Germany's Siemens to set up robotics research center in China

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German industrial group Siemens said on Thursday it was setting up a robotics research center in China, the world's biggest market for industrial robots.

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Australian media wins relaxed ownership laws, but online rivals' threat to stay

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's big media players have won long-sought reforms that will allow them to boost market share by facilitating consolidation, although doubts remain on whether the changes can stem the declines at the moguls' ageing empires.

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JP Morgan says no plans to take control of Ubisoft despite stake

PARIS (Reuters) - U.S. bank JP Morgan said it had no plans to take control of video games maker Ubisoft, making the statement after a disclosure that it indirectly held about 11 percent of Ubisoft's shares.

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SoftBank's Vision Fund considers $500 million investment in ZhongAn IPO: IFR

HONG KONG (Reuters) - SoftBank Vision Fund, the world's largest private equity fund, is considering a $500 million investment in the Hong Kong initial public offering of ZhongAn Online Property and Casualty Insurance Co Ltd, China's first internet-only insurer, IFR reported on Thursday, citing people close to the deal.

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Google to launch mobile payment service in India: report

(Reuters) - Google plans to introduce a localized digital payment service in India as early as next week, technology website TechCrunch reported, citing a report from news site The Ken.

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Toshiba says Western Digital overstating rights over chip business

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp said its business partner Western Digital Corp had been "persistently" overstating its rights over a memory chip unit that the Japanese firm is looking to offload, showing the two remain at loggerheads over the $18 billion sale.

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Equifax says web server vulnerability led to hack

(Reuters) - Credit reporting company Equifax Inc blamed a web server vulnerability in its open-source software, called Apache Struts, for the recent data breach that compromised personal details of as many as 143 million U.S. consumers.

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15 Marines Are Hurt, 6 Critically, in Accident at Camp Pendleton

The Marines were training in an amphibious vehicle when it caught fire Wednesday morning. The Marine Corps said the cause was under investigation.

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Equifax CEO to testify to Congress as states begin probes

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nearly 40 states have joined a probe of Equifax Inc's handling of a massive data breach that exposed valuable information on up to 143 million Americans and sent shares of the credit reporting company tumbling.

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Healthcare tech company Navicure nears deal to buy ZirMed: sources

(Reuters) - Navicure, a healthcare technology company backed by Bain Capital, is nearing a deal to acquire healthcare revenue management company ZirMed Inc that will value it at around $750 million, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

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U.S. banking regulator not ready for fintech charter applications

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. banking regulator, the Acting Comptroller of the Currency, said on Wednesday that he is not ready to accept applications from financial technology companies seeking a special purpose federal charter.

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Trump bars Chinese-backed firm from buying U.S. chipmaker Lattice

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump blocked a Chinese-backed private equity firm from buying a U.S.-based chipmaker on Wednesday, sending a clear signal to Beijing that Washington will oppose takeover deals that involve technologies with potential military applications.

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Equifax CEO to testify before House panel on hack

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. House panel said Wednesday the chief executive of Equifax will testify about a massive data breach that impacted up to 143 million Americans at an Oct. 3 hearing, as the company's shares fell another 14.6 percent amid pressure on the company to explain its handling of the hack.

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UK's Addison Lee takes premium car service brand to New York

LONDON (Reuters) - London-based premium car service Addison Lee has picked New York as the first overseas market where corporate customers will be able to book its branded vehicles, taking on the likes of Uber.

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Trump bars Chinese firm from buying U.S. chipmaker Lattice

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump blocked a Chinese-backed private equity firm from buying a U.S. chipmaker on Wednesday, sending a clear signal to Beijing that Washington will oppose deals that involve technologies with potential military applications.

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Rhode Island joins U.S. states investigating Equifax data breach

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Rhode Island said on Wednesday that it had joined a group of states probing the Equifax data breach, as the credit company's shares fell another 14 percent amid growing pressure to explain its handling of the hack.

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EU plans more robust security to shore up cyber defenses

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Growing cyber crime has spurred proposals to strengthen the European Union's specially dedicated security agency and set up a fund to help countries who suffer such attacks.

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China's internet finance body urges members not to deal in cryptocurrencies

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - China's internet finance association on Wednesday urged its members not to take part in any centralized virtual currency trading or provide services involving cryptocurrency trading due to the financial and social risks.

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EU lost up to 5.4 billion euros in tax revenues from Google, Facebook: report

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union states could have lost 5.4 billion euros in tax revenues from Google and Facebook between 2013 and 2015, according to a report of the EU lawmaker responsible for a corporate tax reform that could raise online giants' tax bill.

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U.S. says air strikes in Somalia kill six al Shabaab fighters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Wednesday it had carried out air strikes in Somalia against an al Qaeda-allied Islamist group and killed six militants.

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Facebook to clamp down on who can cash in on ads

COLOGNE, Germany (Reuters) - Facebook said on Wednesday it would introduce tougher rules on who can make money from advertising on its network, responding to criticism that it makes it too easy for providers of fake news and sensational headlines to cash in.

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EU set to demand Internet firms act faster to remove illegal content

BRUSSELS, Sept 13 (Reuters) - Companies including Google , Facebook and Twitter could face European Union laws forcing them to be more proactive in removing illegal content if they do not do more to police what is available on the Internet.

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Toshiba in chip talks with Bain, but doesn't rule out other suitors

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp said on Wednesday it has agreed to focus on selling its prized chips unit to a group led by Bain Capital and South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix , although it is not ruling out a deal with other bidders.

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China beefs up cyber defenses with centralized threat database

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Wednesday it will create a national data repository for information on cyber attacks and require telecom firms, internet companies and domain name providers to report threats to it.

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Toshiba to focus on chip talks with Bain, but doesn't rule out other suitors

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp said on Wednesday it has agreed to focus on selling its prized chips unit to a group led by Bain Capital and South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix , although it is not ruling out a deal with other bidders.

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China sets up first 'commercial' quantum network for secure communications

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has set up its first "commercial" quantum network in its northern province of Shandong, state media said, the country's latest step in advancing a technology expected to enable "hack proof" communications.

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Toshiba to step up chip talks with Bain, Western Digital still in running: Nikkei

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp has signed a memorandum to step up talks to sell its memory chip business to a group led by private equity firm Bain Capital and chipmaker SK Hynix Inc , the Nikkei newspaper said on Wednesday.

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Uber chief legal officer Yoo plans to leave in near future: memo

(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] chief legal officer and general counsel Salle Yoo is planning to leave the company in the near future, according to a note seen by Reuters.

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Toshiba shares down after Reuters reports it favors Bain group for chip sale

TOKYO (Reuters) - Shares of Toshiba Corp fell more than 1 percent in early Wednesday trading after Reuters reported it now favors a group led by Bain Capital LP and SK Hynix Inc to buy its prized semiconductor business.

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Equifax CEO says company 'will make changes' after security breach

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Equifax Inc "will make changes" after a security breach in July that may have exposed the data of up to 143 million people, the company's Chief Executive Officer Richard Smith said in an opinion piece in USA Today on Tuesday.

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Cryptocurrency chaos as China cracks down on ICOs

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - China's move last week to ban initial coin offerings (ICO) has caused chaos among start-ups looking to raise money through the novel fund-raising scheme, prompting halts, about-turns and re-thinks.

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Facebook says some Russian ads during U.S. election promoted live events

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Some of the ads bought by Russians on Facebook last year promoted events during the U.S. presidential campaign, Facebook Inc said on Tuesday, indicating that alleged meddling ahead of the 2016 election went beyond social media.

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BRIEF-West Marine stockholders approve acquisition by Monomoy Capital Partners

* West Marine Inc stockholders approve acquisition by Monomoy Capital Partners

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Slack launches new features for inter-company collaboration

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Slack Technologies Inc on Tuesday announced support of four new languages and a Shared Channels feature that allows employees of different companies to work together on the popular workplace communication software.

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EU web tax plans go beyond French 'quick fix' turnover levy

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union's plans to raise more tax from major internet companies such as Google and Amazon are more ambitious than the levy on turnover proposed by France, the EU presidency said, warning of the possible drawbacks of "quick fix" solutions.

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Continental still interested in mapping firm HERE: CEO

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German automotive supplier Continental is still interested in working with digital mapping firm HERE, Chief Executive Elmar Degenhart said on Tuesday.

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Bridgewater's Dalio says would be 'terrible' if Cohn left White House

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire hedge fund manager Ray Dalio on Tuesday threw his weight behind President Donald Trump's top economic adviser, saying it would be "terrible" if Gary Cohn were to...

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Altice says open-minded about cable M&A

Sept 12 (Reuters) - Netherlands-based telecom conglomerate Altice NV and its U.S. cable unit said it is open to mergers and acquisitions, specifically in the cable business.

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Under scrutiny, Kaspersky Lab considers changes to U.S. subsidiary

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Moscow-based cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab said on Tuesday it is considering making changes to its subsidiary dedicated to selling products to the U.S. government, amid allegations the company may be vulnerable to Russian government influence.

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TomTom to offer EV recharging maps in Europe, N. America

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Dutch map-making company TomTom NV is introducing a live service to help drivers locate and pay for electric car-battery charging stations, an application built off its core automotive navigation business.

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Daimler CEO says migration to e-cars should be left up to market

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Daimler Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche said the migration from combustion-engined cars to electric vehicles should be left up to the market rather than forced by quotas.

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Valet parking startup Luxe latest casualty of on-demand bust

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Only a couple of years ago, billions of venture capital dollars were flowing into so-called on-demand businesses that hoped to mimic Uber Technologies Inc and provide a service at the touch of a smartphone app.

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Japan trials driverless cars in bid to keep rural elderly on the move

NISHIKATA, Japan (Reuters) - As the annual rice harvest begins this month in the Japanese town of Nishikata, the combines that usually putter along the sleepy roads lining its rice fields are giving way to a vehicle residents have never before seen, a driverless shuttle bus.

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PSA may move production of electric vehicle components back in-house

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - French carmaker PSA is considering moving the production of electric vehicle components back to within the company, a PSA director told Reuters on Tuesday.

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Skype co-founder's fund Atomico backs Worlds Adrift games maker

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - British games maker Bossa Studios on Tuesday said it has raised $10 million in a funding round led by European venture capital firm Atomico, ahead of the launch of the company's pirate-themed multiplayer online title, Worlds Adrift.

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Right and Left on Betsy DeVos’s Changes to Campus Sex Assault Rules

Writers from across the political spectrum take on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s proposed new rules for dealing with sexual assault on college campuses.

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Online lender SoFi CEO Cagney to step down

(Reuters) - Online lender Social Finance Inc said on Monday its chief executive and co-founder, Mike Cagney, would step down before the year-end.

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DealBook: Hurricane Price Gouging Is Despicable, Right? Not to Some Economists

Eliminating price controls can increase the available supply of essential goods, the argument goes, and help prevent a black market.

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Carmakers face electric reality as combustion engine outlook dims

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - European car bosses gathering for the Frankfurt auto show are beginning to address the realities of mass vehicle electrification, and its consequences for jobs and profit, their minds focused by government pledges to outlaw the combustion engine.

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Seven stocks to watch during the iPhone launch

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - When Apple Inc unveils new iPhones on Tuesday at its Apple Park "spaceship" campus, there may be important clues for the watchers of seven semiconductor stocks.

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Israeli start-up building thermal cameras for self-driving cars

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An Israeli start-up believes it can solve some of the tricky problems faced by self-driving cars by employing thermal cameras to detect heat from pedestrians, animals and objects, the latest technology being tested in the fast-growing industry.

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CITY BY CITY: The destruction Irma left behind

Hurricane Irma weakened as it pummeled Florida -- but the storm still packed a powerful punch, spawning torrential downpours, tornadoes and flash floods.

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Lawsuits against Equifax pile up

(Reuters) - More than two dozen lawsuits have been filed in the United States against Equifax Inc after the credit reporting company said thieves may have stolen personal information for 143 million Americans in one of the largest hackings ever.

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Vodafone to spend 2 billion euros on German fiber network

LONDON/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Vodafone is to spend about 2 billion euros ($2.4 billion) on providing new ultra fast fiber broadband connections to homes and businesses in Germany, throwing down the gauntlet to rivals, including former state-owned monopoly Deutsche Telekom.

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EU weighs strategy to compete in fintech with global rivals

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union finance ministers will discuss this week a plan to attract more financial-technology companies, in a bid to bridge the gap with global competitors and offset the loss of Europe's main fintech market after Britain leaves the bloc.

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Airbnb sees 80 percent jump in visitors to Britain

LONDON (Reuters) - Airbnb has seen an 80 percent jump in visitors to Britain in the last year, the home rental firm said on Monday, as travelers pour in to the country to take advantage of the weaker pound.

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China's bitcoin exchanges await clarification, markets subdued for now

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - China's largest bitcoin exchanges are awaiting clarification from the government following more media reports that Beijing is planning to ban trading of virtual currencies on domestic exchanges, but markets were largely subdued on Monday.

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High-speed 4G mobile internet to come into effect in Egypt this month: minister

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's telecoms operators will begin offering high-speed 4G mobile broadband services in September, the telecoms minister said on Monday.

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Israel and China sign $300 million 'clean-tech' trade agreement

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel and China have signed a $300 million trade agreement meant to boost the export of Israeli environmental-friendly energy and agricultural technologies to China, Israel's Finance Ministry said on Monday.

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Elliott stake in Japan's Hitachi Kokusai complicates stalled KKR bid

TOKYO/HONG KONG (Reuters) - U.S. hedge fund Elliott Management Corp said on Monday it has a stake of just over 5 percent in Hitachi Kokusai Electric , further complicating a stalled bid by U.S. buyout firm KKR & Co LP to acquire the company.

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Vodafone to invest 2 billion euros in German fiber connections

LONDON (Reuters) - Vodafone said it would spend about 2 billion euros ($2.4 billion) to provide around 13.7 million new ultrafast broadband connections to homes and businesses by the end of 2021 in Germany, its biggest European market.

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Elliott discloses 5 percent stake in Japan's Hitachi Kokusai Electric

HONG KONG (Reuters) - U.S. hedge fund Elliott Management Corp said on Monday it has a stake of just over 5 percent in Hitachi Kokusai Electric , a chip making equipment and video solution business.

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India's auto industry gears up for government's electric vehicles push

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's aggressive push to electrify all new vehicles by 2030 is compelling auto part manufacturers and carmakers to draw up early plans for electrification, company executives said.

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PSA CEO says switch to electric cars must be profitable: paper

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - PSA Group will support newly acquired Opel introducing electric cars but the switch must be profitable for it to be successful, PSA Chief Executive Carlos Tavares told German paper Bild am Sonntag.

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Chile creates reserve around Easter Island to protect marine life

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chilean President Michelle Bachelet officially created a 740,000-square kilometer (286,000-square mile) marine reserve on Saturday around remote Easter Island, a move that will protect dozens of species found nowhere else.

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'Dreamers' left confused about fine points of immigration program's end

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Days after President Donald Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, Mayara Pena still has a lot of unanswered questions. One of them is about her cars.

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U.S. blockchain startups R3 and Ripple in legal battle

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. blockchain startups R3 Holdco LLC and Ripple Labs Inc are suing each other over an options contract to purchase Ripple's digital currency XRP, according to lawsuits filed on Friday.

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Two-thirds of American adults get news from social media: survey

(Reuters) - About two-thirds of American adults are getting "at least some of their news on social media" with two-in-ten doing so often, according to a Pew Research Center survey this week.

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Bitcoin tumbles on report China to shutter digital currency exchanges‍​

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin fell sharply on Friday after a report from a Chinese news outlet said China was planning to shut down local crypto-currency exchanges, although analysts said this was just a temporary setback.

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Russia to regulate Bitcoin market: finance minister

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's finance ministry wants to regulate the circulation of crypto-currencies involving Russian citizens and firms, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Friday.

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Bitcoin drops after report China to shutter digital currency exchanges‍​

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin fell sharply on Friday after a report from local news media Caixin said China is planning to shut local bitcoin exchanges.

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Kenyan ride-hailing app Little looks to raise funds in 2018

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan taxi-hailing firm, Little, which has a partnership with telecoms operator Safaricom, plans to scout for an investor in Silicon Valley next year to help it expand across Africa, its chief executive said.

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FBI probing if Uber used software to interfere with rivals: WSJ

(Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation is probing to see if Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] had used software to illegally interfere with its competitors, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

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Irma left massive damage in its wake as it headed toward Florida, where it may hit Miami this weekend

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Chinese online insurer ZhongAn wins HK approval for $1 billion IPO: sources

HONG KONG (Reuters) - ZhongAn Online Property and Casualty Insurance Co Ltd, China's first internet-only insurer, secured Hong Kong stock exchange approval for its planned initial public offering which could raise more than $1 billion, sources with direct knowledge of the deal said on Friday.

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Ford's Lincoln brand plans electrified versions of all models by 2022 -sources

DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co's premium Lincoln brand plans to offer hybrid gasoline-electric versions of all its U.S. models by 2022, according to three sources familiar with the plans.

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Google says it has no evidence of Russian ads about U.S. election

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Search engine Google said on Thursday it had seen no evidence on its advertising platforms of the kind of suspected Russian propaganda campaign that Facebook Inc says appeared on its network before and after last year's U.S. presidential election.

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JPMorgan creates joint venture for retail, internet banking: memo

(Reuters) - Merger and acquisition dealmakers make their livings advising companies on mergers, sales and spinoffs. But this time, investment bankers at JPMorgan Chase & Co are working on an internal deal of their own.

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JPMorgan creates joint venture for retail, internet banking -memo

Sept 7 (Reuters) - Merger and acquisition dealmakers make their livings advising companies on mergers, sales and spinoffs. But this time, investment bankers at JPMorgan Chase & Co are working on an internal deal of their own.

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Toronto vies for site of second Amazon headquarters

TORONTO (Reuters) - The mayor of Toronto said on Thursday that Canada's largest city was working to make sure it has an attractive bid for Amazon.com Inc's second headquarters.

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Auto suppliers join funding for self-driving laser sensor firms

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Two makers of laser-based sensor technology announced new funding rounds on Thursday, with top automotive suppliers Delphi Automotive, Magna International and Magneti Marelli investing in the competitive technology considered key to self-driving cars.

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ECB's Draghi rejects Estonia's virtual currency idea

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Central Bank's president criticized on Thursday a proposal by the Estonian government to launch a state-managed digital currency, reaffirming instead that the euro was the only valid money in the euro area.

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'Asleep on the job': Dixons Carphone comes under fire from shareholders

LONDON (Reuters) - Private shareholders in Dixons Carphone berated the UK-based electricals and mobile phone retailer's board at its annual meeting on Thursday over a recent profit warning and a share price which has more than halved over the last year.

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GoPro expects adjusted profitability in third quarter; shares jump

(Reuters) - Action camera maker GoPro Inc said on Thursday it expects to be profitable on an adjusted basis in the third quarter, ahead of the holiday season launch of its newest cameras, sending its shares up 17 percent.

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Israeli drone maker Airobotics raises $32.5 million in private funds

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's Airobotics, a maker of automated industrial drones, said on Thursday it raised $32.5 million in a private funding round led by BlueRun Ventures China, Microsoft Ventures and OurCrowd.com.

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Atlassian launches Stride, the latest would-be Slack killer

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Atlassian Corp PLC, the Australian enterprise software company, on Thursday became the latest firm to take aim at Slack and its highly popular workplace communications software with the launch of a new product called Stride.

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Cyber alert: EU ministers test responses in first computer war game

TALLINN (Reuters) - European Union defense ministers tested their ability to respond to a potential attack by computer hackers in their first cyber war game on Thursday, based on a simulated attack on one of the bloc's military missions abroad.

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China e-car venture Future Mobility names brand Byton, eyes U.S., Europe

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese electric-car venture Future Mobility Corp, co-founded by former BMW and Nissan Motor executives, has named its brand "Byton" that it plans to launch in the United States and Europe soon after starting sales at home in 2019.

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BRIEF-Bluefocus International and Cogint to combine businesses

* Bluefocus International and Cogint announce agreement to combine businesses

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Hotel Tonight faces off with Expedia, Priceline with advanced bookings

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Startup company Hotel Tonight, betting that superior mobile technology will give it an edge, is expanding its hotel-booking offerings and going toe-to-toe with the big online travel companies.

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Batteries for homes, businesses surged in U.S. in second quarter

(Reuters) - The U.S. energy storage market fell 11 percent in the second quarter as utilities connected fewer large projects to the grid, but batteries deployed in homes and businesses hit a record thanks to state incentives in California and Hawaii and lower prices on the technology.

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Batteries for homes, businesses surged in U.S. in 2nd qtr

Sept 7 (Reuters) - The U.S. energy storage market fell 11 percent in the second quarter as utilities connected fewer large projects to the grid, but batteries deployed in homes and businesses hit a record thanks to state incentives in California and Hawaii and lower prices on the technology.

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Critical alert: EU ministers test responses in cyber war game

TALLINN (Reuters) - European Union defense ministers will hold a cyber war game for the first time on Thursday to test their ability to respond to a potential attack by computer hackers on one of the bloc's military missions abroad.

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Chinese logistics firm Best, backed by Alibaba, launches $932 million U.S. IPO

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Best Inc, a Chinese logistics company backed by Alibaba Group, has launched an up to $932 million initial public offering, seeking funds to expand its logistics and supply chain network, develop new technology and open more of its convenience stores.

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Merkel tells voters: 'don't experiment' with the left

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel warned German voters on Wednesday not to risk allowing an untested left-wing alliance to take power after this month's national election, urging them to stick with her in "turbulent times".

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Samsung's Lee replaces attorney ahead of appeal

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee has replaced his lawyer ahead of an appeal against the five-year jail term he was given for bribery and other charges, a spokesman for his law firm said on Thursday.

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Facebook says likely Russian-based operation funded U.S. ads with political message

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it had found that an operation likely based in Russia spent $100,000 on thousands of U.S. ads promoting divisive social and political messages in a two-year-period through May.

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Chinese drone maker DJI says it is hunting security flaws in apps

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Chinese manufacturer SZ DJI Technology Co Ltd, the world's largest civilian drone maker, said on Wednesday it was hunting for security flaws in its flight-control software after coders found its apps could be "hot patched" to circumvent scrutiny by Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc.

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Vuzix smart glasses contract will help U.S. war veterans 'see' again

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Vuzix Corp, a maker of computer smart glasses used in industry, said on Wednesday it is venturing into a new market with a system that helps restore vision to U.S. military veterans who lost sight in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan.