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Mon, 19 Aug 2019 11:02:15 -0400
U.S. grants Huawei another 90 days to buy from American suppliers
U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Monday the U.S. government will extend a reprieve given to Huawei Technologies that permits the Chinese firm to buy supplies from U.S. companies so that it can service existing customers, even as nearly 50 of its units were being added to a U.S. economic blacklist.


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Mon, 19 Aug 2019 09:39:09 -0400
Microsoft, Nvidia team up for more realistic visuals on Minecraft game
Microsoft Corp said on Monday it will use chipmaker Nvidia Corp's real-time ray tracing technology to provide the software company's Minecraft video game players more realistic graphics on personal computers.


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Mon, 19 Aug 2019 09:19:25 -0400
Exclusive: Fearing data privacy issues, Google cuts some Android phone data for wireless carriers
Alphabet Inc's Google has shut down a service it provided to wireless carriers globally that showed them weak spots in their network coverage, people familiar with the matter told Reuters, because of Google's concerns that sharing data from users of its Android phone system might attract the scrutiny of users and regulators.


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Mon, 19 Aug 2019 08:42:26 -0400
U.S. President Trump does not want to do business with China's Huawei
U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday said he did not want the United States to do business with China's Huawei even as the administration weighs whether to extend a grace period for the company.


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Mon, 19 Aug 2019 07:32:17 -0400
Apple CEO warns Trump about China tariffs, Samsung competition
President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he had spoken with Apple Inc's Chief Executive Tim Cook about the impact of U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports as well as competition from South Korean company Samsung Electronics Co Ltd.


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Mon, 19 Aug 2019 03:47:04 -0400
Russia's Yandex looks at ten-fold increase in driverless car fleet to speed up testing
Yandex, a Russian equivalent to Google, said it is considering expanding its fleet of self-driving cars to up to 1,000 within the next two years in order to speed up tests on the fledgling technology.


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Sun, 18 Aug 2019 23:09:36 -0400
Shell debuts electric vehicle chargers in Singapore, first in Southeast Asia
Royal Dutch Shell is launching electric vehicle chargers at petrol stations in Singapore, its first such foray in Southeast Asia, the company said on Monday.


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Sat, 17 Aug 2019 13:50:10 -0400
Exclusive: U.S. set to give Huawei another 90 days to buy from American suppliers - sources
The U.S. Commerce Department is expected to extend a reprieve given to Huawei Technologies that permits the Chinese firm to buy supplies from U.S. companies so that it can service existing customers, two sources familiar with the situation said.


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Sat, 17 Aug 2019 02:07:47 -0400
Alibaba and the $15 billion question: Amid Hong Kong's protests, when to list?
Hong Kong's political unrest is posing a dilemma for Alibaba Group Holding Ltd on the timing of its planned $15 billion listing in the city, with sources saying China's biggest e-commerce company is now considering several timetables.


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Fri, 16 Aug 2019 22:56:22 -0400
China's Ninebot unveils scooters that drive themselves to charging stations
Segway-Ninebot Group, a Beijing-based electric scooter maker, on Friday unveiled a scooter that can return itself to charging stations without a driver, a potential boon for the burgeoning scooter-sharing industry.


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Fri, 16 Aug 2019 22:01:28 -0400
Amazon.com defeats IRS appeal in U.S. tax dispute
Amazon.com Inc on Friday defeated an appeal by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service in what the online retailer has called a $1.5 billion dispute over its tax treatment of transactions with a Luxembourg subsidiary.


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Fri, 16 Aug 2019 21:49:40 -0400
Airbnb records 30% growth rate in first-quarter on booking strength: source
Airbnb Inc recorded $9.4 billion in total booking value in the first quarter, up 31% from the year-ago quarter, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday, a key number that could help pull in investors as the home-sharing company plans its foray into the public market.


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Fri, 16 Aug 2019 20:01:53 -0400
Trump says he is having dinner Friday with Apple CEO Cook
U.S. President Donald Trump said he was having dinner on Friday with Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook of Apple Inc, a company the president has criticized for not manufacturing more of its products in the United States.


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Fri, 16 Aug 2019 13:15:36 -0400
Rental firm walks away from Tesla order after quality dispute
Car rental company Nextmove has walked away from a 5 million euros ($5.55 million) order for 85 Tesla Model 3 electric vehicles following a dispute over how to fix quality issues, the German company said on Friday.


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Fri, 16 Aug 2019 12:31:32 -0400
New York financial regulator approves Bakkt trust license
Bakkt Trust Co LLC has been granted a license to operate as a limited liability trust company, the New York State Department of Financial Services said on Friday.


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Fri, 16 Aug 2019 11:35:21 -0400
Japanese researchers build robotic tail to keep elderly upright
Millions of years after the ancestors of humans evolved to lose their tails, a research team at Japan’s Keio University have built a robotic one they say could help unsteady elderly people keep their balance.


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Fri, 16 Aug 2019 10:57:46 -0400
LSE's FTSE stock market suffers longest outage in years
A technical glitch delayed the start of trading on Friday on the UK blue chip FTSE 100 and midcap stock indexes for almost two hours in what was the longest outage at one of the world's top bourses in eight years.


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Fri, 16 Aug 2019 06:38:30 -0400
Trade tensions and a weaker yuan drive Chinese crypto demand, market players say
(This Aug. 14 story corrects spelling of executive's name in 5th and 9th paragraphs)


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Fri, 16 Aug 2019 03:51:20 -0400
STAR Market tech board offers hope to Chinese venture capitalists
When Chinese venture capital firm New Vision Capital invested in two startups focusing on cloud computing and micro-optics, the plan was to eventually take them public on the Nasdaq exchange.


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Fri, 16 Aug 2019 03:43:48 -0400
Irish regulator nears end of first privacy probe, ruling to take months
Ireland's data privacy regulator is close to concluding its first probe into a multinational company under the EU's new privacy laws, likely to involve Facebook's WhatsApp subsidiary, although a formal decision could take months.


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