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LAST_UPDATETue, 12 Dec 2017 12am

Now Hiring? Amazon Says Its Voice Aide Alexa Is Ready For The Office

Pic: ReutersAmazon.com Inc wants to be your new executive assistant at work.

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Amazon Steps Up Pace In Artificial Intelligence Race

Pic: ReutersLAS VEGAS: Amazon.com Inc this week announced a flurry of new machine learning features for its Amazon Web Services cloud computing business, raising its challenge to Silicon Valley’s biggest tech firms for the lead in artificial intelligence.

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Executive Who Drove Uber's International Expansion Leaves

Pic: ReutersLONDON: Jambu Palaniappan, a driving force in the rapid international expansion of ride-hailing pioneer Uber, said on Thursday he was leaving to join a venture capital firm, the latest in more than a dozen top executive departures this year.

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NATO Mulls 'Offensive Defence' With Cyber Warfare Rules

Pic: ReutersTARTU, ESTONIA: A group of NATO allies are considering a more muscular response to state-sponsored computer hackers that could involve using cyber attacks to bring down enemy networks, officials said.

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Apple To Design Its Own Power Chips As Early As 2018: Nikkei

Pic: ReutersApple Inc is designing its own main power management chips for use in iPhones as early as in 2018, the Nikkei business daily reported on Thursday citing sources.

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Google Launches App To For Mobile Phone Users In Emerging Markets

Pic: ReutersSAN FRANCISCO: Alphabet Inc’s Google introduced an app on Wednesday designed to help Android smartphone users stay under the limits of pricey mobile data packages in developing countries.

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Does Europe Have What It Takes To Create The Next Google?

Pic: ReutersLONDON: Europe is making major strides to eliminate barriers that have held back the region from developing tech firms that can compete on the scale of global giants Alphabet Inc’s Google, Amazon.com Inc or Tencent Holdings Inc, a report published on Thursday shows.

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Uber Lawyer Says Board, Ex-CEO Knew Of Evidence Withheld From Waymo Case

Pic: ReutersSAN FRANCISCO: Uber Technologies Inc’s former chief executive and some board members knew of a letter alleging employees had stolen trade secrets, but the document was withheld from a high-stakes lawsuit, a company attorney testified on Wednesday.

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India Is Upholding An Open Internet As The US Moves To Dismantle Net Neutrality

Even as the US telecom regulator plans to dismantle net neutrality rules, its Indian counterpart has reaffirmed its intent to keep the internet open in the sub-continent.

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Christmas Canceled? American Airlines ‘Glitch’ Leaves Thousands Of Flights Unpiloted

American Airlines is facing a Christmas crisis after a “computer glitch” allowed too many pilots to schedule holidays in December, leaving 15,000 flights without assigned captains and at risk of cancellation.

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