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Kremlin Says Idea It Hacked Democratic Party Emails Absurd

Pic: ReutersMOSCOW: The Kremlin dismissed as absurd on Tuesday allegations it was behind the hacking of U.S. Democratic Party emails, saying unidentified individuals were trying to cynically exploit fear of Russia for electoral purposes.

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Hong Kong Launch Of Pokemon GO Spotlights Democracy Protest Landmarks

Pic: ReutersYoung people thronged the streets of Hong Kong this week, keen to test Pokemon GO, a new smartphone game backed by Japan's Nintendo, capturing monsters at sites of the city's 2014 democracy protest, known as the Umbrella Revolution.

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Amazon Gets Permission From UK To Explore Drone Deliveries

Pic: ReutersAmazon.com Inc said on Monday it has entered into a partnership with the British government to speed up the process for allowing small drones to makes deliveries.

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The Identity Crisis That Led To Yahoo's Demise

Pic: ReutersSAN FRANCISCO: When senior Yahoo executives gathered at a San Jose hotel for a management retreat in the spring of 2006, there was no outward sign of a company in crisis.

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Porsche To Create More Than 1,400 Jobs For Electric Car

Pic: ReutersPorsche has raised the number of jobs it will create for the production of its first all-electric sports car to more than 1,400 from more than 1,000 previously, the manufacturer said on Tuesday.

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Judge Bans Uber Use Of Background Checks In NY Lawsuit

Pic: ReutersA federal judge on Monday banned Uber Technologies Inc and its Chief Executive Travis Kalanick from using information obtained by an investigative firm in a background check of a plaintiff who brought a price-fixing lawsuit.

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Ericsson Ousts CEO After Poor Results

Pic: ReutersSTOCKHOLM: Swedish mobile telecoms gear maker Ericsson parted company with its chief executive Hans Vestberg on Monday, a move led by major shareholders after a series of disappointing results.

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Facebook, Twitter Co-Operated With Brazil Probe Of Alleged Militants

Pic: ReutersThe judge overseeing the probe that led to the arrest last week of suspected Islamist militants in Brazil said Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. co-operated with investigators by providing information about the suspects' use of both social networks.

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SoftBank's Robot Pepper To Be Rolled Out In Taiwan Later This Year

Pic: ReutersSoftBank Corp's human-like robot Pepper will be rolled out in Taiwan later this year with about 100 rented units making their appearance in some banks and Carrefour SA shops, executives handling Pepper's sales in the island said on Monday.

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Thai Students Use Social Media To Stoke Opposition To Draft Charter

Pic: ReutersBANGKOK: Thai student protesters will use social media tools, from Facebook to Japanese messaging app Line, to persuade voters to reject a military-backed draft constitution, some of the activists said on Monday.

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