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Mon, 12 Nov 2018 23:43:06 -0500
Trade war and censors blow chill wind through China's giant tech scene
Wang Miaoyi's small one-bedroom apartment, which doubles as her design studio, is overflowing with game magazines, figurines and boxes of sci-fi novels.


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Mon, 12 Nov 2018 23:40:52 -0500
China scours social media, erases thousands of accounts
China's top cyber authority has scrubbed 9,800 social media accounts of independent news providers deemed to have posted sensational, vulgar or politically harmful content on the Internet, it said late on Monday.


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Mon, 12 Nov 2018 23:38:41 -0500
Amazon picks NYC and Northern Virginia for its split "HQ2": source
Amazon.com Inc plans to announce on Tuesday that it has selected New York and Northern Virginia as locations for its second headquarters, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday.


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Mon, 12 Nov 2018 15:49:08 -0500
Cable group urges antitrust probe of Comcast and Trump tweets support
President Donald Trump tweeted his support on Monday for a call by a cable industry group to investigate alleged anti-competitive practices by Comcast Corp, the world's biggest entertainment company.


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Mon, 12 Nov 2018 14:23:30 -0500
Apple shares drop on iPhone suppliers' warnings
Apple Inc shares fell to their lowest in more than three months on Monday as three suppliers issued warnings on results that pointed to weakness in iPhone sales.


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Mon, 12 Nov 2018 13:34:50 -0500
French car-pool app Blablacar branching into bus lines
French car ride-sharing app Blablacar said on Monday it had offered to buy Ouibus, a bus operator owned by state rail firm SNCF, in the first major departure from its digital business model toward building a broader transport company.


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Mon, 12 Nov 2018 12:29:46 -0500
VW could build up to 50 million electric cars: Automotive News
Volkswagen could build up to 50 million electric cars on its new electric vehicle platform and is looking at expanding its manufacturing footprint in the United States, Chief Executive Herbert Diess told Automotive News.


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Mon, 12 Nov 2018 11:48:03 -0500
France to 'embed' regulators at Facebook to combat hate speech
Facebook will allow French regulators to "embed" inside the company to examine how it combats online hate speech, the first time the wary tech giant has opened its doors in such a way, President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday.


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Mon, 12 Nov 2018 11:02:10 -0500
Volkswagen open to joining German battery cell consortium: source
Volkswagen is open to joining a German consortium exploring production of electric car battery cells and will discuss the matter at a supervisory board meeting on Friday, a person familiar with the matter said on Monday.


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Mon, 12 Nov 2018 10:45:01 -0500
Japan's SoftBank steps closer to transformation with mammoth mobile IPO
SoftBank Group Corp has won approval to conduct a 2.4 trillion yen ($21.04 billion) initial public offering (IPO) of its domestic telecoms business, in a deal that will seal the group's transformation into a top global technology investor.


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Mon, 12 Nov 2018 09:40:24 -0500
Icahn says VMWare should be worth $300 per share, cites Red Hat deal
Carl Icahn said on Monday VMWare should be worth $300 per share, the activist investor's latest bid to scuttle Dell's plan to go public by buying back shares tied to its interest in the software company.


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Mon, 12 Nov 2018 09:28:25 -0500
SoftBank seeks Deutsche's advice on Saudi power investments: sources
SoftBank has hired Deutsche Bank to advise on its power investment plans in Saudi Arabia, two sources familiar with the matter said.


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Mon, 12 Nov 2018 08:18:56 -0500
SoftBank seeks hard cash in Japan telco IPO
SoftBank Group Corp has won approval to conduct a 2.4 trillion yen ($21.04 billion) initial public offering (IPO) of its Japanese telecoms business, in a deal that will seal the group's transformation into a top global technology investor.


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Mon, 12 Nov 2018 06:57:49 -0500
Germany wants binding deal on EU digital tax at December meeting
German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said he favors getting a binding deal on a European Union digital tax at a meeting of EU finance ministers in December and that he supported the French model.


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Mon, 12 Nov 2018 05:13:47 -0500
Democrats to probe Trump actions on AT&T, Amazon: aide
When Democrats take control of the U.S. House they plan to investigate the Trump administration's attempt to block AT&T Inc from acquiring Time Warner, and whether officials sought to punish Amazon.com Inc by prodding the U.S. Post Office to hike shipping prices for the world's largest e-commerce company, a senior Democrat and a congressional aide said on Sunday.


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Mon, 12 Nov 2018 03:06:51 -0500
Digitalization can save oil upstream business $73 billion a year: Woodmac
Energy firms could save an annual $73 billion within five years in oil and gas exploration and production by making better use of existing computing technology, energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie said.


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Mon, 12 Nov 2018 02:25:13 -0500
French minister Le Maire insists EU is close to digital tax deal
French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Monday that a European Union plan to tax big internet firms such as Google and Facebook was close to being struck, despite several EU governments having pushed back against the idea.


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Mon, 12 Nov 2018 01:38:59 -0500
Russian cybersecurity firm Group IB to open global HQ in Singapore: CEO
Russian cybersecurity company Group IB is to open a global headquarters in Singapore this year or in early next as part of international expansion plans, Chief Executive Ilya Sachkov said.


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Sun, 11 Nov 2018 06:00:49 -0500
Apple finds quality problems in some iPhone X and MacBook models
Apple Inc said on Friday it had found some issues affecting some of its iPhone X and 13-inch MacBook Pro products and said the company would fix them free of charge.


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Sat, 10 Nov 2018 09:59:19 -0500
France to hunt for tax cheats on social media
France's tax administrators will start searching through social media accounts in early 2019, a pilot project in the fight against tax avoidance, Budget Minister Gerald Darmanin told weekly business TV show Capital.


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