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Japan’s Mitsubishi, U.S. partner to invest $1.8 billion in data centres: media

/  21.10.2017  /  Technology 

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese trading house Mitsubishi Corp plans to set up a joint venture with U.S. data centre operator Digital Realty Trust and build around 10 data centres in Japan by 2022 for 200 billion yen ($1.8 billion), the Nikkei said on Saturday.

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Alphabet balloon project to provide limited internet in Puerto Rico

/  21.10.2017  /  Technology 

(Reuters) – Alphabet Inc said on Friday it is collaborating with AT&T Inc to deliver limited internet connectivity to the hardest-hit areas of Puerto Rico through its “Project Loon” balloon project.

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Snap lays off 18 employees in recruiting division

/  21.10.2017  /  Technology 

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Snap Inc said on Friday it had laid off 18 employees in its recruiting division, a move to cut costs as the parent company of messaging app Snapchat faces competition from Facebook Inc for users and advertising dollars.

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Consumer Reports says Tesla misunderstands ‘positive’ Model 3 rating

/  20.10.2017  /  Technology 

DETROIT (Reuters) – Consumer Reports said on Friday that Tesla Inc had apparently misunderstood the “average” reliability rating the magazine assigned to the electric carmaker’s Model 3 sedan this week, calling it generally “positive” for an all-new vehicle.

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Bitcoin soars to record high above $6,000

/  20.10.2017  /  Technology 

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bitcoin surged to a record high of more than $6,000 on Friday, pushing its market capitalization to $100 billion at one point, as investors continued to bet on an asset that has a limited supply and has paved the way for a whole slew of crypto-currencies.

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Apple hit with trademark lawsuit over iPhone X ‘animoji’ feature

/  20.10.2017  /  Technology 

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A Japanese software company is suing Apple Inc in a U.S. court over the trademark for the term “animoji”, alleging the U.S. technology company stole the name to use on a feature of its iPhone X.

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Tech companies to lobby for immigrant ‘Dreamers’ to remain in U.S.

/  20.10.2017  /  Technology 

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Nearly two dozen major companies in technology and other industries are planning to launch a coalition to demand legislation that would allow young, illegal immigrants a path to permanent residency, according to documents seen by Reuters.

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Paris wants to regulate Asian bike-share operators

/  20.10.2017  /  Technology 

PARIS (Reuters) – Paris does not want Asian bike-sharing operators to burst into the city the way Airbnb and Uber did and plans to introduce regulation to ensure an orderly rollout of new bicycle schemes, a top city official told Reuters.

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London the starting line as Adidas laces up robotic shoe run

/  20.10.2017  /  Technology 

LONDON (Reuters) – Adidas has launched the first of six planned city-themed running shoe models in London as it capitalizes on its first Speedfactory, which it has opened in Germany and equipped with time-saving robotics.

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Namibia tells Airbnb hosts to register or face jail

/  20.10.2017  /  Technology 

WINDHOEK (Reuters) – Namibia said on Friday that local home owners listed with U.S. short-term rental service Airbnb Inc risk imprisonment if they fail to register with the tourism regulatory body before the end of this year.

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