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Nissan Plans Driverless Ride-Hailing Service To Beat Off Startup Competition

Pic: ReutersTOKYO: Nissan Motor Co Ltd on Thursday said it plans to launch driverless ride-hailing and ride-sharing services in coming years, as the automaker looks beyond making and selling cars to survive an industry being quickly transformed by new services.

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Pikom Projects 6.7 Pct Growth In ICT Average Monthly Salary For 2017

PETALING JAYA -- The National Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Association of Malaysia (Pikom) is projecting an average monthly salary growth rate for all ICT job categories this year at 6.7 per cent from 4.6 per cent in 2016, backed by a positive economic performance.

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Mustapa Urges More Funds For Technology Start Ups, Scale Ups

Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.

KUALA LUMPUR -- International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed has urged government linked companies (GLCs) and private venture capitalists to allocate more funds for local technology start ups and scale ups.

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Amazon's Grocery Push Playing Catch Up With Chinese E-Commerce Giants

Pic: ReutersAs Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) looks to swallow U.S. grocery chain Whole Foods, China's tech giants are already digesting hefty bricks-and-mortar deals, taking the lead in the battle to transform supermarket shopping with big data and better supply chains.

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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Resigns Under Investor Pressure

Pic: ReutersUber Technologies Inc Chief Executive Travis Kalanick, co-founder of one of the most influential technology companies of its generation, resigned on Tuesday under pressure from investors after a string of setbacks.

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Twitter To Let Streaming Video Stars Collect Money From Fans

Pic: ReutersSAN FRANCISCO: Twitter Inc plans on Wednesday to launch a system for people to earn money by streaming live on its Periscope service, a first for Twitter and a way for the company to try to compete with YouTube and others in the search for internet talent.

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Russians Targeted 21 Election Systems, U.S. Official Says

Pic: ReutersWASHINGTON: Russian hackers targeted 21 U.S. state election systems in the 2016 presidential race and a small number were breached but there was no evidence any votes were manipulated, a Homeland Security Department official told Congress on Wednesday.

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Volvo Cars Relaunches Polestar As Standalone Electric Car Brand

Pic: ReutersGeely-owned automaker Volvo Cars will make its Polestar Performance business a standalone brand within the group, focusing on electric cars, the company said on Wednesday.

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Tesla's Autopilot Software Head Quits In Less Than Six Months

Pic: ReutersTesla Inc said the head of its autopilot software, Chris Lattner, left the company in less than six months since joining the electric carmaker.

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Apple Tells Court Qualcomm Chip Licenses Are Invalid

Pic: ReutersApple Inc broadened a legal attack on Qualcomm Inc, arguing to a U.S. federal court that license agreements that secure the chip maker a cut of every iPhone manufactured were invalid.

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