Intel has bought Habana Labs, an Israeli start-up that develops chips for artificial intelligence applications, for about $2-billion to bolster its efforts in the fast-growing market for AI silicon.

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Huawei calls for end to ‘unjust treatment’ by US government

Huawei has urged the US government to end its “unjust treatment” of the Chinese technology giant after it was granted an extension to a temporary trade licence in the country.

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Dimension Data parent NTT in race for top talent

NTT Group is offering record pay to hire top scientists as it looks to match some of the basic research prowess of global powerhouses including Google and Apple.

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Google makes another cloud acquisition during antitrust probe

Google announced plans to buy enterprise software firm CloudSimple, another sign the search giant isn’t letting a flurry of antitrust investigations interrupt its expansion strategy.

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HP doesn’t need Xerox, which may have been the point

After HP rebuffed Xerox’s attempted $34-billion takeover attempt, don’t be surprised if the printer company’s next step is to say, “You don’t buy us, we buy you.” But don’t expect any offer to be generous.

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HP doesn’t need Xerox, which may have been the point

Ford unveils electric Mustang

Ford is reinventing one of its marquee models – the Mustang muscle car – as a battery-powered crossover to become a player in the electric-vehicle market that is expected to take off in the coming decade.

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HP rejects Xerox takeover offer – for now

HP’s board unanimously rejected Xerox’s unsolicited takeover proposal, saying the $22/share offer is too low and citing concerns about the smaller rival’s prospects in the printing industry.

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HP rejects Xerox takeover offer – for now

‘A disaster’: Labour plan to nationalise UK broadband slammed

Jeremy Corbyn sent shockwaves through London’s financial district as he unveiled plans to nationalise the UK’s broadband network, providing free Internet access for every home in the country.

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‘A disaster’: Labour plan to nationalise UK broadband slammed

Bill Gates is the world’s richest person once again

This time it’s official. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates overtook Amazon.com’s Jeff Bezos as the world’s richest person on Friday, reclaiming the top ranking for the first time in more than two years.

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Bill Gates is the world’s richest person once again

Huawei’s foldable phone goes on sale with no Google apps

Chinese technology giant Huawei has begun selling its first foldable smartphone without Google apps or US-made processor chips following sanctions imposed by Washington.

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Amazon to fight giant cloud deal won by rival Microsoft

Amazon.com has given notice that it will file a lawsuit challenging the US defence department’s decision to award Microsoft a cloud computing contract valued at as much as $10-billion over a decade.

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Amazon to fight giant cloud deal won by rival Microsoft

Taiwan halts Huawei smartphone sales in sovereignty row

Taiwan has suspended sales of three Huawei smartphone models that identify Taiwan as part of China, striking a fresh blow in a long-running conflict over references to sovereignty.

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Taiwan halts Huawei smartphone sales in sovereignty row

Apple may bundle digital subscriptions as soon as 2020

Apple is considering bundling its paid Internet services, including News+, Apple TV+ and Apple Music, as soon as 2020, in a bid to gain more subscribers.

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Apple may bundle digital subscriptions as soon as 2020

Facebook harmful content figures ‘underplay’ scale of problem

Facebook has been accused of using “selective big numbers” to promote its latest transparency report after it published figures on the amount of harmful content it had taken down in recent months.

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Facebook harmful content figures ‘underplay’ scale of problem

China shows off Mars lander

China invited observers to a successful test of its Mars lander as the country pushes for inclusion in more global space projects.

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China shows off Mars lander

China probes billionaire exec at US-blacklisted Hikvision

Hikvision’s shares fell by the most in more than a month after China’s securities regulator opened a probe into alleged misconduct by its billionaire vice chairman.

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China probes billionaire exec at US-blacklisted Hikvision

Takeaway won’t overpay in race with Prosus for Just Eat

Takeaway.com CEO Jitse Groen said it doesn’t make sense to overpay in its bid to gain control of rival Just Eat as it battles Naspers Internet spin-off Prosus, which officially filed its hostile offer for Just Eat on Monday.

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Takeaway won’t overpay in race with Prosus for Just Eat

Disney hit by technical glitches as it rolls out Netflix rival

Walt Disney’s much-anticipated debut of its new streaming video service was marred by technical glitches and crashes for some users, though it still stirred excitement online.

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Disney hit by technical glitches as it rolls out Netflix rival

Vodafone’s return to growth eases pressure on CEO

Vodafone Group returned to sales growth in the second quarter as its toughest European market of Spain showed signs of improvement, in a boost for CEO Nick Read.

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Vodafone’s return to growth eases pressure on CEO

Apple working on standalone AR, VR headset

Apple is working on a range of augmented and virtual reality devices underpinned by a new 3D sensor system, according to people familiar with the plans.

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Xerox moves to win over HP in audacious takeover bid

Xerox is prepared to offer HP almost a month for the companies to examine each other’s books as it seeks to win over the computer and printer maker for a takeover offer.

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Netflix is coming for password cheats

A coalition that includes Netflix is stepping up efforts to crack down on password sharing, discussing new measures to close a loophole that could be costing companies billions.

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Netflix is coming for password cheats

HP feels no pressure to react quickly to Xerox takeover bid

HP’s board is still deliberating over a $33-billion takeover proposal from Xerox, people familiar with the matter said, adding uncertainty to a potential blockbuster deal that would reshape the printing industry.

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HP feels no pressure to react quickly to Xerox takeover bid

Facebook admits it can’t keep track of all political ads

Facebook has admitted it is unable to track all political advertising on its platforms as the company faces continued pressure to ban them entirely.

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Facebook admits it can’t keep track of all political ads

Airbnb to review and verify every listing on its site

Airbnb is to verify every listing on its platform, following a string of scams and a deadly shooting at a house party.

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HP confirms Xerox takeover bid

HP has confirmed that Xerox has made a takeover offer, a potential deal between two iconic names in technology that would reshape the printing industry.

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HP confirms Xerox takeover bid

SoftBank’s Son defiant as WeWork mess triggers $6.5-billion loss

Masayoshi Son struck a defiant tone after his SoftBank Group reported an enormous loss from investments in money-losing startups WeWork and Uber Technologies.

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SoftBank’s Son defiant as WeWork mess triggers $6.5-billion loss

Facebook unknowingly shared private group data with developers

Facebook said it unknowingly gave outside developers access to private user information shared within some groups on its main social network.

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Facebook unknowingly shared private group data with developers

Xerox mulling takeover offer for HP

Xerox is considering a cash-stock offer for the $27-billion PC giant HP, the Wall Street Journal reported, a deal that could combine two of the biggest American names in office hardware.

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Facebook unveils new logo

Facebook has unveiled a new corporate logo which will be stamped across its family of apps in its latest move to bring its various platforms under one roof.

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Facebook unveils new logo

Uber reports disappointing user growth

Uber Technologies disappointed investors with quarterly results showing lacklustre gains in bookings and monthly active users, two of the metrics most closely watched by Wall Street.

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Uber reports disappointing user growth

Microsoft says four-day work week boosted productivity 40%

After spending August experimenting with a four-day work week in a country notorious for overwork, Microsoft Japan said sales per employee rose 40% compared to the same month last year.

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Microsoft says four-day work week boosted productivity 40%

Huawei’s long nightmare may soon be over

US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross said licences would be coming “very shortly” for American companies to sell components to Huawei Technologies.

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Huawei’s long nightmare may soon be over

Google to buy Fitbit for $2.1-billion in cash

Google has agreed to buy smartwatch maker Fitbit for $2.1-billion in cash, a move that could shore up the Internet giant’s hardware business while also potentially increasing antitrust scrutiny.

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Google to buy Fitbit for $2.1-billion in cash

Huawei faces worker backlash over extreme hours

HAn open letter has been posted to Huawei’s internal messaging board containing a sharp rebuke of the company’s overtime policy and alleging executives are covering up the full extent of extra work that’s happening.

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Nokia staff say internal politics distracting managers from 5G

When Nokia cut its outlook and halted the dividend last week, analysts blamed the company’s under-investment in research and development, among other things. Add internal politics to the list.

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Nokia staff say internal politics distracting managers from 5G

Apple adjusts to the new reality of market saturation

Apple executives put aside their typical praise of the iPhone’s sleek design and breakthrough technology on Wednesday for more mundane topics such as installment plans, trade-in programmes and giveaways.

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Apple adjusts to the new reality of market saturation

Dorsey takes swipe at Facebook as Twitter bans political ads

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted on Wednesday that the company will ban all political ads, delivering a jab to Facebook, which has come under fire for the way it’s handled advertising by candidates.

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Dorsey takes swipe at Facebook as Twitter bans political ads

Facebook suing Israeli company over ‘WhatsApp spyware’

Facebook is suing the Israeli hacker-for-hire company NSO Group for allegedly targeting some 1 400 users of its encrypted messaging service WhatsApp with highly sophisticated spyware.

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Tim Berners-Lee warns Internet’s power for good is ‘under threat’

World Wide Web founder Tim Berners-Lee has warned that the Internet’s power for good is being “subverted” by those spreading hatred and threatening democracy.

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Tim Berners-Lee warns Internet’s power for good is ‘under threat’

The fight for Just Eat gets ugly

Takeaway.com and Prosus haven’t started throwing egg rolls at each other, but they aren’t far off. With shareholders having to choose between two very different deals, the battle is turning ugly.

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The fight for Just Eat gets ugly

Investors are getting constant reminders that it’s not cheap for technology giants to stay on top. Click here to discuss this article.

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Google is a money-making mystery

Google parent Alphabet is in talks for a potential acquisition of smartwatch maker Fitbit, a move that could bolster its hardware business while also increasing antitrust scrutiny. Click here to discuss this article.

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Google is in talks to buy Fitbit, Reuters says

Apple has announced a new version of its AirPods earphones, which will include noise-cancelling technology for the first time. Click here to discuss this article.

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Apple unveils noise-cancelling AirPods Pro

Chinese investors snapped up every blockchain-related stock in sight after President Xi Jinping said Beijing wants to speed up development of the technology. Click here to discuss this article.

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Xi’s blockchain push triggers frenzy in Chinese tech shares

A senior Chinese foreign-exchange regulatory official called for “special attention” to be paid to blockchain as the nation looks to gain advantages from digital finance. Click here to discuss this article.

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Chinese official touts blockchain after Xi praises technology

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone has spoken about his decision to invest in artificial intelligence as part of a project which aims to create “a new type of media”. Click here to discuss this article.

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Twitter co-founder Biz Stone envisages ‘new type of media’

Microsoft has won the sought-after Jedi cloud computing contract with the Pentagon, dealing a blow to the market leader, Amazon.com, which had been the front-runner.

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Microsoft wins $10-billion US defence contract in huge blow to Amazon

Facebook has started testing its news tab with selected users as the social network seeks to push people towards quality journalism. Click here to discuss this article.

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Facebook begins public testing of dedicated news tab

A flurry of large trades in Naspers affiliate Tencent shows Asia’s biggest stock will struggle to avoid its worst week in months. Click here to discuss this article.

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Investors appear to be losing faith in Tencent