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Friday, Jul 20

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AT&T Adds Three More U.S. Cities to 5G Plans as It Races ...

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AT&T Inc. will roll out 5G service to three additional U.S. cities, a sign that the industrywide push to adopt the speedier standard is finally moving from ...

15

Ex-Exxaro CEO Backs South African Plug Maker in ...

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Former Exxaro Resources Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Sipho Nkosi is investing in a South African maker of electrical equipment in an effort to create more ...

14

A Tech Summit in Aspen Offers an Escape From Geopolitical ...

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I spent much of this week in a parallel universe where the world isn’t melting down and the business of technology can proceed as usual. While President ...

Peter Thiel Considers Strategies to Back Chinese Startups

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Peter Thiel is considering strategies to invest in Chinese startups as U.S. venture capital firms seek a piece of the country’s fast growing technology sector, people familiar with the matter said. Th...

08

Facebook Faces Delay to WhatsApp Payments in India

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India's government is holding up Facebook Inc.'s plans for a nationwide launch of its WhatsApp payments service over concerns about how users' data will be stored and other issues, according to people familiar with the matter. The country…

06

Sanctions Push North Korea's Economy Into Reverse

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North Korea’s economic trajectory has u-turned from surprisingly strong growth in 2016 to a sharp contraction last year -- and worse is yet to come. Estimates from South Korea’s central bank show gros...

03

BRICS Bank to Boost S. African Loans by as Much as $600 ...

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The New Development Bank plans to lend as much as $600 million more in South Africa this year in an effort to level the playing field among its five member ...

01

Fox's Rice Is Being Considered for Disney TV Job After Deal

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21st Century Fox Inc. President Peter Rice is being considered for a role that would put him atop much of the TV businesses at Walt Disney Co., assuming the company completes a deal to buy Fox’s enter...

Thursday, Jul 19

21

Wall Street Is Suddenly Bullish on Fintech Stocks - Bloomberg

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The financial technology sector has seen a slew of positive notes from Wall Street analysts this week as earnings season kicks off. Once known for poor ...

11

China Electric Scooter Startup Niu Said to Plan $300 ...

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Niu, the Chinese company that sells so-called smart electric scooters in 27 countries, is pursuing an initial public offering that could raise about $300 ...

10

Amazon Prime Day Shopping Topped $4 Billion, Analyst ...

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Shoppers spent $4.2 billion during Amazon.com Inc.’s Prime Day sale, up 33 percent from a year ago, according to estimates from Wedbush Securities Inc ...

09

Princeton Grad's English App Plans U.S. IPO - Bloomberg

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Liulishuo, an app that teaches English to Chinese students, is planning an initial public offering in the U.S. as it seeks to expand in the competitive ...

08

SoftBank, Didi to Roll Out Taxi-Hailing Business in Japan ...

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SoftBank Group Corp. and China’s Didi Chuxing unveiled a taxi-hailing platform for Japan, becoming the latest venture to bet on a market that has lagged ...

Wednesday, Jul 18

20

Hyundai Enlists Amazon to Bring Car-Buying Into the ...

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Hyundai Motor Co. said it’s modernizing its retail operations with a “digital showroom” on Amazon.com that lets shoppers arrange test drives, check ...

11

Google Fined Record $5 Billion by EU, Given 90 Days to Stop 'Illegal Practices'

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Google received a record 4.3 billion-euro ($5 billion) antitrust fine from the European Union and was ordered to change the way it puts search and web-browser apps onto Android mobile devices. The penalty -- the same amount the Netherlands…

05

Amazon's Prime Day Evolves From Rummage Sale to Must-Shop Event

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Amazon.com Inc.'s fourth annual Prime Day event lured shoppers from around the world, highlighting the promotion's evolution from a rummage sale of obscure products to 36 hours of discounts on major brands such as Samsonite luggage,…

Tuesday, Jul 17

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Google Cloud Has Disruption, Bringing Snapchat, Spotify ...

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Portions of Google’s cloud-computing service went down Tuesday, leading to the temporary failure of some popular applications that rely on the technology ...

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Microsoft Bulls Abound as Shares Rise to Record Before ...

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Microsoft Corp. is trading at a record high as it prepares to release its latest quarterly results. And Wall Street keeps sounding a bullish call for the ...

20

Amazon Stumbles Into Blunder on Prime Day

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Amazon.com Inc.'s fake shopping holiday started off on the wrong foot, unless you love dogs. Adorable canines doubling as error messages greeted at least some people who tried to surf Amazon's vast shopping mall in the early hours of Prime…

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Lawmakers Target Social Media’s Liability Exemption for ...

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Top Republican lawmakers on Tuesday attacked one of the legal protections most prized by social media companies such as Alphabet Inc.’s Google and ...

Netflix Is Rebounding and Taking Tech With It

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Netflix Inc. shares pared their worst drop in two years, regaining a 50-day moving average seen as a key support level for the stock. Shares of the streaming-video provider fell 5.8 percent to $377.45 at 12:03 p.m. in New York, after…

NJ Transit Says It Will Miss Deadline for Safer Train ...

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Lifesaving technology aboard New Jersey Transit trains won’t be in place by a Dec. 31 deadline set by Congress, the agency’s executive director told ...

Facebook Is Relying on Robotics to Lure AI Researchers ...

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Facebook Inc. is hiring five well-regarded computer scientists in the U.S. and Europe, adding new facilities to bolster its artificial intelligence ...

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What Has a Giant Port and Tons of Coders? Mayor Sells L.A. for Amazon’s HQ2

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Amazon.com Inc.’s rapid growth has made the company a scapegoat for soaring housing costs in its hometown of Seattle. As the tech giant picks a location for its second North American headquarters, whi...

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U.S. Lawmakers Warn Google, Facebook About Vietnam Cyber Law

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U.S. lawmakers urged Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Facebook Inc. not to comply with a Vietnam cybersecurity law that requires storing domestic users’ data in the country, if doing so allows the governmen...

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Amazon's Prime Day Sales Soar Despite Glitches, Feedvisor ...

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Amazon.com Inc.’s sales rose sharply during the first three hours of its Prime Day sales event, dispelling fears that the technical glitches that ...

Thursday, Jul 12

15

U.K. Calls on EU to Keep on Sharing Cyber Security and ...

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Sharing cyber-security intelligence between Britain and the European Union is a key post-Brexit concern for the U.K., as Theresa May seeks to avoid ...

Monday, Jul 2

19

Tesla Model 3 Production Feat Falls Short of Defeating Doubters

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Tesla Inc. engineered a late-quarter production burst with the Model 3, the pivotal model in Elon Musk's quest to put electric cars into the driveways of mainstream consumers. To disprove his doubters, he'll need to make these…

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Amazon Closes on Apple in the $1 Trillion Stakes

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In the battle for the first company to reach and sustain $1 trillion in stock market value, don't count out a come-from-behind victory. Apple Inc. has had a lock on its spot as the world's most valuable public company by stock value for…

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Dell to Return to Public Markets With Tracking Stock Buyout

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Dell Technologies Inc., the world’s largest private technology company, announced plans to trade publicly again, re-emerging five years after its leveraged buyout as a more diverse leader in computer equipment and software, though one…