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Facebook moves to head off tougher regulation in Germany

Facebook is stepping up efforts to head off tougher regulation by Germany, a fierce critic of the social media network operator, saying on Monday it would do more to combat fake news as its chief operating officer met with officials in Berlin. Top German lawmakers are planning legislation this year …

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SpaceX returns to flight, sending satellites into orbit

A SpaceX Falcon rocket blasted off from California on Saturday, returning the company to flight for the first time since a fiery launchpad explosion in September. The 230-foot (70-meter) rocket launched from VandenbergAir Force Base at 9:54 a.m. PST (1754 GMT) to deliver 10satellites into orbit for Iridium Communications Inc. …

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Sony Entertainment CEO exiting for a top role at Snap

Sony Entertainment Chief Executive Michael Lynton will step down to become chairman of the board of messaging app owner Snap Inc, a move that puts an experienced Hollywood executive in a prominent role as the technology company prepares for an initial public offering. Lynton will give up his current position …

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U.S. appeals court revives antitrust lawsuit against Apple

iPhone app purchasers may sue Apple Inc over allegations that the company monopolized the market for iPhone apps by not allowing users to purchase them outside the App Store, leading to higher prices, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Thursday. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling revives a …

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EU says U.S. explanation of Yahoo email scanning not enough

The United States has not satisfied the European Union’s concerns about Yahoo’s (YHOO.O) scanning of all customers’ incoming emails for U.S. intelligence purposes, the bloc’s justice chief told Reuters in an interview. The European Commission, the EU executive, asked the United States in November for clarifications on the secret court …

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Tesla taps Apple engineer for Autopilot software

Electric carmaker Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA.O) has hired a key Apple Inc (AAPL.O) software engineer to oversee its Autopilot self-driving software efforts, Tesla said in a blog post Tuesday. Chris Lattner, who served at Apple for more than a decade, said in a online message to Apple developers on Tuesday …

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Alibaba tells Trump about U.S. store plan for China e-shoppers

Alibaba Executive Chairman Jack Ma met U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Monday and laid out the Chinese e-commerce company’s new plan to bring a million small U.S. businesses onto its platform to sell to Chinese consumers over the next five year, an Alibaba spokesman said. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA.N) …

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Google shows improved self-driving system in Chrysler Pacifica

Google (GOOGL.O) unveiled its latest self-driving system in a Chrysler Pacifica minivan during a Sunday preview ahead of the Detroit auto show, saying the technology is more reliable and affordable. The announcement came from John Krafcik, head of Google’s Waymo unit, whose search for partners to develop and install the …

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Amazon’s Alexa moves in on Google’s Android system

Amazon.com Inc’s digital assistant appeared almost everywhere at the CES technology show this week in Las Vegas, even making an unexpected appearance on rival Google’s Android system. Companies ranging from appliance maker Whirlpool Corp to Ford Motor Co unveiled products featuring Alexa, the digital assistant from Amazon that responds to …

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