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China targets Alibaba’s Taobao, other e-commerce sites, in VPN crackdown

/  17.08.2017  /  Technology 

BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese authorities have issued a warning to the country’s top e-commerce platforms, including Alibaba Holding Group Ltd’s Taobao.com, over the sale of illegal virtual private networks that allow users to skirt state censorship controls.

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Sonova plays catch up with Danish rivals on hearing-aid tech

/  17.08.2017  /  Technology 

ZURICH (Reuters) – Sonova on Thursday launched a new hearing aid that streams audio directly from wireless mobile devices as the Swiss company closes the gap to Danish competitors who pioneered similar technology.

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Slim’s America Movil wins telecom battle in top Mexico court

/  17.08.2017  /  Technology 

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled billionaire Carlos Slim’s telecommunications company America Movil should not be barred by law from charging competitors certain fees, prompting fears of a rollback of a sweeping antitrust reform.

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Hyundai Motor to launch electric vehicle with 500 km range after 2021

/  17.08.2017  /  Technology 

SEOUL (Reuters) – Hyundai Motor Co said on Thursday it will launch a long-range electric vehicle with a driving range of 500 km (311 miles) per charge after 2021, seeking to address investor concerns that it is lagging rivals in the green car race.

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China’s Tencent set to open 5.3 percent up after strong second-quarter

/  17.08.2017  /  Technology 

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Shares of China’s Tencent Holdings are set to open 5.3 percent higher on Thursday after the world’s largest gaming company reported a forecast-beating quarterly profit.

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Cisco’s security business revenue growth misses estimates, shares drop

/  17.08.2017  /  Technology 

(Reuters) – Cisco Systems Inc’s revenue from its closely-watched security business rose less than analysts had estimated in the fourth quarter, sending the company’s shares down about 2.5 percent in after-hours trading on Wednesday.

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Twitter shutters accounts of U.S. white supremacy website

/  17.08.2017  /  Technology 

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Twitter Inc on Wednesday suspended accounts linked to the neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer, keeping up pressure from Silicon Valley on white supremacists after weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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New Nokia 8 phone targets surging demand for video-streaming

/  16.08.2017  /  Technology 

HELSINKI (Reuters) – HMD Global, the Finnish start-up looking to reinvigorate the Nokia phone brand, unveiled the Nokia 8 on Wednesday, hoping to cash in on rising consumer demand for high-quality audio and video features.

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Uber sorry for Philippines ‘misunderstanding’, but suspension stands

/  16.08.2017  /  Technology 

MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippine transport regulator stood by its one-month suspension of Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] on Wednesday, despite its apology for a “misunderstanding” in failing to heed a directive to stop accepting new driver applications.

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Tencent results blow past forecasts on strength in games, WeChat

/  16.08.2017  /  Technology 

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Tencent Holdings Ltd , China’s biggest gaming and social media firm by revenue, trumped forecasts to post its best-ever quarterly results, driven by higher income from smartphone games, payments and online advertising.

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