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Sun, 23 Sep 2018 22:23:15 -0400

India's Flipkart may appoint new group CEO in place of Binny Bansal: Mint

Walmart Inc's Flipkart unit is considering naming a new chief executive officer (CEO) at the group level in place of Binny Bansal, the Mint daily reported on Monday, citing two people familiar with the matter.


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Sun, 23 Sep 2018 21:16:11 -0400

Key companies to attend White House quantum computing meeting

The White House will hold a meeting on Monday on U.S. government efforts to boost quantum information science, with administration officials, leading companies including Alphabet Inc , IBM Corp , JPMorgan Chase & Co and academic experts taking part.


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Sun, 23 Sep 2018 19:20:18 -0400

Global spending on digital marketing nears $100 billion: study

Spending on digital marketing grew by 44 percent last year in the United States and Britain to $52 billion, a study has found, estimating that global outlays on such tactics are approaching $100 billion.


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Sun, 23 Sep 2018 19:19:51 -0400

Global advertising expenditure to grow 4.5 percent in 2018: Zenith

Global advertising expenditure is predicted to reach $581 billion at the end of 2018, with most of the growth coming from sponsored content in search engines and social media ads, according to industry forecaster Zenith.


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Sun, 23 Sep 2018 19:13:37 -0400

Dell revisits IPO option amid tracking stock deal pushback -sources

Dell Technologies Inc is exploring an initial public offering (IPO) after shelving this option earlier this year in favor of going public by buying back a special type of stock from investors, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday.


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Sun, 23 Sep 2018 11:49:09 -0400

Siemens CEO pushes plans to boost Iraqi power infrastructure

Siemens said its boss Joe Kaeser met Iraq's prime minister on Sunday to discuss a proposal by the German company to expand the Middle East nation's power production.


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Sun, 23 Sep 2018 02:10:06 -0400

Asian firms shuffle production around the region as China tariffs hit

A growing number of Asian manufacturers of products ranging from memory chips to machines tools are moving to shift production from China to other factories in the region in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump's tariffs on Chinese imports.


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Sat, 22 Sep 2018 23:24:04 -0400

China shuts thousands of websites in clean-up campaign: Xinhua

China has shut down more than 4,000 websites and online accounts in a three-month campaign against "harmful" online information, the official Xinhua news agency said on Saturday, citing the country's illegal publication watchdog.


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Sat, 22 Sep 2018 14:55:20 -0400

White House draft order directs probes into tech giants: Bloomberg

The White House has drafted an executive order that would push federal antitrust and law enforcement agencies to probe the business practices of social media and other internet companies, according to Bloomberg.


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Sat, 22 Sep 2018 09:22:47 -0400

The artist as an algorithm: robot-made Rembrandt for sale

Robots can do many of the jobs previously performed by humans, but could they ever replace artists?


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Sat, 22 Sep 2018 05:04:10 -0400

Chinese police arrest 21 over data theft at Alibaba's delivery arm: Xinhua

Chinese police on Friday arrested 21 suspects in connection with the theft of customer information from Alibaba Group Holding's logistics affiliate Cainiao Network, state news agency Xinhua reported.


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Fri, 21 Sep 2018 21:18:01 -0400

Google CEO Sundar Pichai denies efforts to tweak search results: Axios

Google's Chief Executive Sundar Pichai denied reports of efforts to politically bias the company's internet search results, Axios reported on Friday citing a memo.


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Fri, 21 Sep 2018 17:45:55 -0400

FCC chairman ramps up defense of net neutrality repeal

With a federal appeals court preparing to consider the Trump administration's reversal of Obama-era U.S. net neutrality regulations, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is ramping up his defense of the decision.


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Fri, 21 Sep 2018 17:16:47 -0400

As new iPhones go on sale, studies reveal chips from Intel and Toshiba

Apple Inc's latest iPhones hit stores around the world on Friday, featuring components made by Intel Corp and Toshiba among others, according to two firms that cracked open the iPhone Xs and Xs Max models.


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Fri, 21 Sep 2018 14:36:05 -0400

Farfetch tops price range in IPO in boon to luxury market

Farfetch priced its shares above its targeted range on Friday in a New York flotation that values the online luxury retailer at over $5.8 billion and underscores how big a bet web sales have become for high-end brands.


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Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:22:34 -0400

Comcast and Fox take $34 billion battle for Britain's Sky to the wire

Comcast and Twenty-First Century Fox face a quick-fire auction for British broadcaster Sky on Saturday after neither side backed down in a drawn-out $34 billion battle.


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Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:29:03 -0400

Uber in talks to buy food delivery firm Deliveroo: Bloomberg

Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] is in early talks to buy food delivery company Deliveroo, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.


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Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:11:04 -0400

Switzerland tries to stem blockchain exodus by improving access to banks

In an effort to maintain its status as a cryptocurrency hub, Switzerland has taken steps to help blockchain companies access the traditional financial system by making it easier for them to open corporate bank accounts.


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Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:07:11 -0400

Google tweaks privacy policy for Indian payment app after rival complaint

Google has tweaked the privacy policy of its Indian digital payments mobile application, days after local rival Paytm complained that the U.S. tech giant's platform allowed disclosure of customer data for advertising and other purposes.


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Fri, 21 Sep 2018 10:32:18 -0400

U.S. Justice Department may delay meeting on possible social media bias: source

The Justice Department is considering delaying a meeting with state attorneys general planned for next week to discuss concerns about conservative voices being stifled on social media, according to a person familiar with the discussions.


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