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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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Digital Realty expands data center reach with DuPont Fabros buy

Digital Realty expands data center reach with DuPont Fabros buy

Published 09/06/2017

Digital Realty Trust Inc (DLR.N) said it would buy fellow data center operator DuPont Fabros Technology Inc (DFT.N) for an enterprise value of about $7.6 billion, its biggest-ever deal, to help expand in high-demand markets in the United States amid a rapid shift to the cloud by technology companies.

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For some Californians, it`s bring your dog to work day every day

For some Californians, it`s bring your dog to work day every day

Published 08/06/2017

Kyle Fresques, 27, sits at his desk with his dog at the GumGum office in Santa Monica, California, U.S., June 1, 2017. Picture taken June 1, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Many California tech companies are encouraging employees to bring their dogs to the office, saying their presence can boost productivity, relieve stress and improve the work environment.

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CFA exam to add artificial intelligence, `big data` questions

Published 23/05/2017

Students of investing will need to start cramming for a new subject: computer science.

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EU top court adviser says Uber is transport service, may needs licenses

EU top court adviser says Uber is transport service, may needs licenses

Published 11/05/2017

A man exits the Uber offices in Queens, New York, U.S., February 2, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid -

Ride-hailing app Uber is providing transportation services, an adviser to the top European Union court said on Thursday, dealing a blow to the U.S. start-up which has argued it is merely a digital enabler.

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Uber says to partner with taxis in Myanmar expansion drive

Uber says to partner with taxis in Myanmar expansion drive

Published 11/05/2017

A man arrives at the Uber offices in Queens, New York, U.S., February 2, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid -

Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] is only hiring government-accredited taxi drivers in Myanmar, a regional executive said, a move that allows it to avoid the legal hurdles that have dogged it across Asia in one of the region's last frontier markets.

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Apple supplier AAC Technologies plunges after short-seller report

Apple supplier AAC Technologies plunges after short-seller report

Published 11/05/2017

The Hong Kong-listed shares of AAC Technologies, an acoustic component supplier for Apple Inc, plunged as much as 14 percent on Thursday, after research firm Gotham City accused it of "dubious accounting" practices.

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Uber`s communication head Rachel Whetstone to depart

Uber`s communication head Rachel Whetstone to depart

Published 11/04/2017

FILE PHOTO: A man arrives at the Uber offices in Queens, New York, U.S., February 2, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Ride services company Uber Technologies Inc UBER.UL said on Tuesday its head of communications, Rachel Whetstone, will leave the company.

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Researchers give voice to historic sounds of Stonehenge

Researchers give voice to historic sounds of Stonehenge

Published 11/04/2017

Doctor Rupert Till, music technologist from the University of Huddersfield, poses for a photograph in the stone circle of the ancient monument of Stonehenge, Amesbury, Britain February 22, 2017. Till has co-developed an app that gives users a virtual acoustic tour of... REUTERS/Matthew Stock/Files

If you listen carefully - and with the right app - you can still hear the prehistoric acoustics that swirled around Britain's ancient monument Stonehenge over the last 5,000 years.

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China court orders Samsung units to pay $11.6 million to Huawei over patent case

China court orders Samsung units to pay $11.6 million to Huawei over patent case

Published 06/04/2017

FILE PHOTO: A man walks out of Samsung Electronics' headquarters in Seoul January 6, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

A Chinese court has ordered Samsung Electronics's (005930.KS) mainland subsidiaries to pay 80 million yuan ($11.60 million) to Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL] for patent infringement, the China firm's first victory against Samsung on its legal challenges over intellectual property.

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