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Facebook in talks to produce original TV-quality shows: WSJ

Facebook in talks to produce original TV-quality shows: WSJ

Published 26/06/2017

The logo of the social network Facebook is seen on a beach during the Cannes Lions Festival in Cannes, France, June 21, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Facebook Inc is in talks with Hollywood studios about producing scripted, TV-quality shows, with an aim of launching original programming by late summer, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

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Australia to seek greater powers on encrypted messaging at `Five eyes` meeting

Australia to seek greater powers on encrypted messaging at `Five eyes` meeting

Published 25/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: An encryption message is seen on the WhatsApp application on an iPhone in Manchester , Britain March 27, 2017. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Australia said on Sunday it will push for greater powers to tackle the use of encrypted messaging services used by terrorists and criminals at an upcoming meeting of ministers from the "Five Eyes" intelligence network.

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Apple adds Virgin to U.S. carrier lineup as Virgin ditches Android

Apple adds Virgin to U.S. carrier lineup as Virgin ditches Android

Published 23/06/2017

A customer views the new iPhone 7 smartphone inside an Apple Inc. store in Los Angeles, California, U.S., September 16, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Apple Inc will soon start selling wireless plans from Virgin Mobile USA, the first new carrier offered by the iPhone maker's since 2013, the companies said on Wednesday.

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Republicans debating remedies for corporate tax avoidance

Republicans debating remedies for corporate tax avoidance

Published 18/06/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump walks from Maine One as he returns to the White House in Washington, U.S., June 16, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

President Donald Trump and Republican leaders in Congress will soon confront a complex challenge for tax reform: how to limit U.S. corporate tax avoidance schemes that take advantage of low tax rates in foreign countries.

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Japan govt-led bid for Toshiba chip unit to include SK Hynix: sources

Japan govt-led bid for Toshiba chip unit to include SK Hynix: sources

Published 14/06/2017

Employee walk past the logo of SK Hynix at its headquarters in Seongnam, South Korea, April 25, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

A Japanese government-led consortium bidding for Toshiba Corp's chip business will include South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix Inc, sources familiar with the matter said – a move likely to add firepower to the group's bid in the hotly contested auction.

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Big investors, unfazed by techs` roller coaster, buy `FANG` stocks

Big investors, unfazed by techs` roller coaster, buy `FANG` stocks

Published 13/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: The Apple logo is seen on a computer screen in an illustration photo taken in Bordeaux, France, February 1, 2017. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/File Photo

Large investors, whose high exposure to large-cap technology stocks boosted their returns during the first quarter of the year, are doubling down on their investments even as stocks like Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and Facebook Inc (FB.O) stumble.

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Apple`s Cook tells MIT graduates: temper technology with humanity

Apple`s Cook tells MIT graduates: temper technology with humanity

Published 09/06/2017

Apple CEO Tim Cook waves after speaking during Commencement Exercises at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S., June 9, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Friday warned graduates at MIT, a pioneer in fields like computers and robots, about technology's dehumanizing aspects and urged them to infuse its development with their own values.

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Exclusive: Apple makes iPhone screen fixes easier as states mull repair laws

Exclusive: Apple makes iPhone screen fixes easier as states mull repair laws

Published 07/06/2017

A broken Apple iPhone repaired by a third party service provider is seen at Apple's display repair laboratory in Sunnyvale, California, U.S., May 19, 2017. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Hey Siri, where can I get my cracked iPhone screen fixed?

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Apple debuts HomePod speaker to bring Siri into the living room

Apple debuts HomePod speaker to bring Siri into the living room

Published 06/06/2017

Members of the media photograph a prototype Apple HomePod during the annual Apple Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California, U.S. June 5, 2017. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Apple Inc (AAPL.O) on Monday introduced the HomePod, a voice-controlled speaker that can make music suggestions and adjust home temperatures, taking aim at Amazon.com Inc's (AMZN.O) Alexa feature and Echo devices.

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Amazon-Apple TV deal shows tough road to cooperation for tech rivals

Amazon-Apple TV deal shows tough road to cooperation for tech rivals

Published 05/06/2017

Tim Cook, CEO, speaks about Amazon during Apple's annual world wide developer conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California, U.S. June 5, 2017. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

A deal bringing Amazon Prime Video to Apple TV, announced on Monday at Apple Inc's developer conference after years of talk, shows how competitive tensions among Silicon Valley titans can stand in the way of serving customers.

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