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BlackBerry awarded $814.9 million in Qualcomm arbitration

(Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd said on Wednesday Qualcomm Inc was asked to pay the Canadian company about $814.9 million in an interim arbitration decision over royalty overpayments. The co ...

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Software firm Qualtrics valued at $2.5 billion in new funding round

By Heather Somerville SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Software company Qualtrics has raised $180 million from venture capital firms in a funding round the company hopes will sustain it until ...

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China live streaming: Would-be internet stars boost billion-dollar market

China live streaming: Would-be internet stars boost billion-dollar market

By Shu Zhang and Matthew Miller BEIJING (Reuters) - Jing Qi, a part-time presenter on the live streaming platform Huajiao, underwent cosmetic surgery in March to improve her chances of ...

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Japan automakers look to robots to keep elderly on the move

Japan automakers look to robots to keep elderly on the move

By Naomi Tajitsu TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese automakers are looking beyond the industry trend to develop self-driving cars and turning their attention to robots to help keep the country' ...

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Brexit referendum website might have been hacked: UK lawmakers

Brexit referendum website might have been hacked: UK lawmakers

LONDON (Reuters) - A website which allowed Britons to register to vote in last year's European Union referendum might have been targeted by foreign hackers causing it to crash before th ...

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German, Israeli companies to cooperate on cybersecurity

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - The Cyber-Security Council Germany said on Wednesday it opened its first international chapter with security firm Checkmarx in Israel, establishing a bridge between ...

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Toyota robot to keep elderly mobile, one step at a time

Toyota robot to keep elderly mobile, one step at a time

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp said it will commercialize rehabilitation robots later this year when it makes its robotic walk assist system available for rent, joining Honda Motor ...

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Uber’s communication head Rachel Whetstone to depart

Uber’s communication head Rachel Whetstone to depart

(Reuters) - Ride services company Uber Technologies Inc <UBER.UL> said on Tuesday its head of communications, Rachel Whetstone, will leave the company. Whetstone's departure comes ...

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SWIFT to introduce tool to spot fraudulent inter-bank messages

SWIFT to introduce tool to spot fraudulent inter-bank messages

By Tom Bergin LONDON (Reuters) - Interbank messaging service SWIFT, which is used to transfer trillions of dollars between banks every day, will launch a new tool to spot fraudulent mes ...

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CME Group, UK’s Royal Mint test blockchain-based gold trading platform

By Anna Irrera NEW YORK (Reuters) - Chicago-based exchange CME Group Inc and Britain's Royal Mint have started testing a blockchain-based platform for trading gold, as more projects usi ...

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Lyft lands $600 million in fresh funding; company valued at $7.5 billion

Lyft lands $600 million in fresh funding; company valued at $7.5 billion

By Heather Somerville SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Ride-services company Lyft has raised $600 million in fresh funding, fuel for the company's growth as it continues to compete fiercely wi ...

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U.S. payments startup backed by Amazon founder expands to UK

U.S. payments startup backed by Amazon founder expands to UK

By Ritvik Carvalho LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. payments startup Remitly has launched services in Britain, expanding its international footprint to a third country from which users can send ...

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Lyft lands $600 million in fresh funding

Lyft lands $600 million in fresh funding

By Heather Somerville SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Ride-services company Lyft has raised $600 million in fresh funding, fuel for the company's growth as it continues to compete fiercely wi ...

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Canada judge denies bail for man U.S. wants over Yahoo hack

Canada judge denies bail for man U.S. wants over Yahoo hack

By Alastair Sharp TORONTO (Reuters) - A Canadian judge on Tuesday denied bail to a 22-year-old man whom the United States wants to extradite to face charges of involvement in a massive ...

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Yahoo’s EU regulator to complete email investigation within weeks

Yahoo’s EU regulator to complete email investigation within weeks

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Yahoo's European regulator said it is preparing to give the U.S. Internet company the results of an investigation into the 2014 theft of data from 500 million users, ...

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