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LAST_UPDATEWed, 18 Oct 2017 12am

Despite Sanctions, Russian Organizations Acquire Microsoft Software

Pic: ReutersMOSCOW: Software produced by Microsoft Corp has been acquired by state organizations and firms in Russia and Crimea despite sanctions barring U.S-based companies from doing business with them, official documents show.

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Alibaba Launches $15 Billion Overseas R&D Drive

Pic: ReutersBEIJING: China’s top e-commerce firm, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, is launching a $15 billion drive to build overseas research hubs as the deep-pocketed firm looks to compete with global leaders in e-commerce, logistics and cloud technology.

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Apple Nears TV Deal With Spielberg For 'Amazing Stories'

Pic: ReutersLOS ANGELES: Apple Inc is finalizing a deal to make 10 new episodes of Steven Spielberg’s 1980s science fiction anthology series “Amazing Stories,” landing a premiere Hollywood talent for its plunge into original TV programming, a source with knowledge of the discussions said.

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'Hospitals May Close' During Future Cyberattacks, NHS Boss Warns

Hospitals may have to close their doors due to future cyber incidents, the head of data security at NHS Digital has said.

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Panasonic Expects Autonomous Driving System Launch In 2022

Pic: ReutersTOKYO: Panasonic Corp’s autonomous driving system is expected to be launched in commercial vehicles as early as in 2022, in a move that will likely help the Japanese company narrow its gap with rival suppliers in a highly competitive market.

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Nokia Plans To Cut Up To 310 Jobs, Halt VR Camera Development

HELSINKI: Nokia plans to reduce up to 310 jobs from its Nokia Technologies unit and halt development of its virtual reality camera “OZO” and hardware, the Finnish company said on Tuesday.

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Russian Central Bank To Ban Websites Offering Crypto-Currencies

Pic: ReutersMOSCOW: Russia will block access to websites of exchanges that offer crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin, Russian Central Bank First Deputy Governor Sergei Shvetsov said on Tuesday.

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3 Best And Worst Features Of The Google Pixel 2 And Pixel 2 XL

Google on Wednesday took the wraps off its new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones, the sequels to the first-ever Google-designed Android handsets. Both devices look sharp, minimal, and sport what the company says is one of the best mobile cameras on the market, with original Pixel buyers able to testify the device line’s prowess in the picture-taking department.

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Facebook Confirms Russia Ads On Instagram

Pic: Getty ImagesFacebook has confirmed that around 5% of the adverts it has identified as having been bought by Russia around the time of the US presidential election also appeared on Instagram.

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Apple Investigating Swollen Batteries In iPhone 8 Plus Handsets

Pic: Getty ImagesApple is investigating a series of reports about battery problems with some of its new iPhone 8 Plus phones.

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