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Audi’s electric SUV faces four-week delay because of software bug

FRANKFURT/SEOUL (Reuters) – Audi’s first electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) will hit showrooms four weeks later than planned because of a software development issue, a spokesman for the German luxury car brand said on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: People inspect the Audi E-Tron 5S Quattro during the first press day at the Paris auto show, Paris, […]

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Facebook’s WhatsApp flooded with fake news in Brazil election

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s popular messaging service WhatsApp has become a political battleground in Brazil’s most polarized election in decades, raising concerns that it is distorting debate beyond the public eye. Silhouettes of mobile users are seen next to a screen projection of Whatsapp logo in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Dado […]

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Brazil election battle rages over Facebook’s WhatsApp

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s (FB.O) WhatsApp messaging service became the frontline in Brazil’s bitter presidential campaign on Friday, as front-runner Jair Bolsonaro angrily denied accusations he had encouraged widespread misinformation campaigns on the platform. Fernando Haddad, presidential candidate of Brazil’s leftist Workers’ Party (PT), attends a rally in downtown of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil […]

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Apple CEO urges Bloomberg to retract spy chip story

(Reuters) – Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook on Friday told an online news website that Bloomberg should retract a story that claimed Apple’s internal computer systems had been infiltrated by malicious computer chips inserted by Chinese intelligence agents. Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, speaks during a demonstration of the newly released Apple products following […]

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U.S. CMS says 75,000 individuals’ files accessed in data breach

(Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) said on Friday it was responding to a data breach that exposed the files of about 75,000 individuals. FILE PHOTO: A photo illustration shows a USB device being plugged into a laptop computer in Berlin July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo The agency said […]

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Exclusive: CrowdStrike hires Goldman Sachs to lead IPO – sources

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Cybersecurity software maker CrowdStrike Inc has hired investment bank Goldman Sachs Group to prepare for an initial public offering that could come in the first half of next year, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. George Kurtz, CEO and co-founder of CrowdStrike, speaks at the Wall Street Journal […]

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Google to charge Android partners up to $40 per device for apps: source

BRUSSELS/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google will charge hardware firms up to $40 per device to use its apps under a new licensing system to replace one that the European Union this year deemed anti-competitive, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday. A 3D printed Android mascot Bugdroid is seen in front […]

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EU Commission approves Microsoft’s acquisition of Github

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission approved on Friday the acquisition of software development tool maker GitHub by software giant Microsoft without conditions saying the purchase would not damage competition in the sector. FILE PHOTO: A Microsoft store is pictured in New York City, New York, U.S., August 21, 2018. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo “The Commission […]

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Dell to take $21.7 billion tracking stock offer to December vote: sources

(Reuters) – Dell Technologies Inc will ask holders of “tracking stock” tied to its software company VMware Inc to vote on its $21.7 billion cash-and-stock offer to buy it back from them on Dec. 11, according to people familiar with the matter. A Dell gaming computer is shown at the E3 2017 Electronic Entertainment Expo […]

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Facebook hires former UK deputy prime minister as head of global affairs

LONDON (Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) has hired former British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to lead its global affairs and communications team, as the social network deals with a number of scandals related to privacy, fake news and election meddling. The appointment makes Clegg, former leader of Britain’s Liberal Democrats and deputy to David […]

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Facebook hires Nick Clegg as head of global affairs

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) has hired former U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to lead its global affairs and communications team, making him the most senior European politician ever in a leadership role in Silicon Valley. Former Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg speaks at a campaign event in London, Britain, May 2 2017. REUTERS/Hannah […]

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Watchdog calls for regulation of cryptocurrency firms over money laundering

LONDON (Reuters) – A global money-laundering watchdog said on Friday that cryptocurrency exchanges and other firms should be regulated or licensed to prevent digital money being used for money laundering and the financing of terrorism. FILE PHOTO: A cryptocurrency mining computer is seen in front of bitcoin logo during the annual Computex computer exhibition in […]

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Volkswagen a winner as EU set to favour wifi over 5G: draft

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission is set to approve and set rules for the use of wifi in cars, giving Volkswagen and Renault who have pursued this technology the edge over Daimler and others who invested in rival 5G networks. Workers clean the facade of a car showroom under a Volkswagen logo on the […]

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China consumer group raps Apple after ID thefts

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – A Chinese consumer body has criticised iPhone maker Apple Inc over a recent data security issue which impacted a number of consumers in China who said they had suffered financial losses after having their Apple IDs stolen. A man uses his phone to take pictures outside an Apple store in Beijing, China […]

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ZF takes 35 percent stake in autonomous driving specialist ASAP

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Car parts maker ZF Friedrichshafen said on Friday it acquired a 35 percent stake in ASAP, a Germany-based maker of software and testing systems for autonomous driving applications and electric vehicles. ASAP specializes in car-to-x communication, human-machine interfaces and electronic architecture and last year generated sales of 84 million euros. It employs […]

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Tesla launches new $45,000 Model 3

(Reuters) – Tesla Inc on Thursday introduced a new $45,000 version of its Model 3 sedan on its website, launching the car as U.S. tax breaks for Tesla cars are about to decrease. A Tesla Model 3 sedan, its first car aimed at the mass market, is displayed during its launch in Hawthorne, California, March […]

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PayPal quarterly profit beats estimates, shares rise

NEW YORK (Reuters) – PayPal Holdings Inc (PYPL.O) on Thursday reported a third-quarter profit that beat analysts’ estimates as the company signed up more new customers and volume of payments processed grew. The PayPal app logo seen on a mobile phone in this illustration photo October 16, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas White/Illustration Net income rose to $436 […]

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Amazon to open Manchester office as it adds 1,000 British jobs

LONDON (Reuters) – Amazon.com (AMZN.O) is opening its first office in Manchester, northern England, and expanding two other centers to house 1,000 new R&D roles in what it said was a major new investment in British innovation. FILE PHOTO: Workers collect customer orders during Black Friday deals week at an Amazon fulfilment centre in Hemel […]

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Internet provider groups sue Vermont over net neutrality law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Four industry groups representing major internet providers and cable companies filed suit on Thursday seeking to block Vermont’s state law barring companies that do not abide by net neutrality rules from receiving state contracts. An AT&T logo is pictured in Pasadena, California, U.S., January 24, 2018. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni The lawsuits were filed […]

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Comcast says its fastest internet reaches more U.S. homes than any other provider

(Reuters) – Comcast Corp said on Thursday that its fastest-speed gigabit internet service now reaches more homes than any other provider in the United States after it completed rollout to nearly all 58 million homes and businesses it serves. The milestone widens its greater coverage over telecoms rivals. Competitor Verizon Communications Inc races to deploy […]