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LAST_UPDATEWed, 18 Oct 2017 12am

Recovery Hopes Rise As Ericsson Picks Ex-Atlas Copco Boss As Chairman

Pic: ReutersSTOCKHOLM: Ericsson has picked the former boss of high-flying mining gear maker Atlas Copco as its new chairman, boosting hopes of a recovery at the Swedish mobile equipment company.

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Uber Suspends Unlicensed Service In Norway In Change Of Tack

Pic: ReutersUber said on Monday it would suspend its unlicensed service UberPOP in Oslo until Norway introduces new rules, as the U.S. ride-hailing app adopts a more conciliatory tone with national authorities.

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Fiji Seeks Cooperation In Renewable Energy And Other Sectors

KUALA LUMPUR – Sir Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, Special Envoy for the  Prime Minister of Fiji, said the South Pacific country sought greater cooperation with Malaysia, especially in the renewable energy sector.

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Galaxy Battles Is the First Dota 2 Major in 2018; Offers $1 Million USD Prize Pool

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If you’re a Dota 2 fan in Southeast Asia, good news: the very first Dota 2 Major in 2018 is happening as early as January. Offering a whopping $1 million prize pool – that’s approximately RM4.2 million – Galaxy Battles Major will take place from 19 to 21 January 2018.

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Google To Use Balloons To Provide Puerto Rico Cell Service

Pic: ReutersWASHINGTON: The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said late on Friday it had approved Alphabet Inc’s application to provide emergency cellular service to Puerto Rico through balloons.

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Focus Beyond Hard News To Embrace Digital Transformation: CNN

Marc Lourdes.CYBERJAYA -- Asian media companies should explore beyond hard news and political reporting and focus on interesting people-centric and socio-economic issues, said CNN Digital Asia Director Marc Lourdes.

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Facebook Tests 'Context' Button In Bid To Crack Down On Fake News

Facebook is testing a new "context" button that would allow users to get more information about who is supplying a news story.

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Boeing-Backed, Hybrid-Electric Commuter Plane To Hit Market In 2022

Pic: ReutersNEW YORK: A Seattle-area startup, backed by the venture capital arms of Boeing Co and JetBlue Airways Corp announced plans on Thursday to bring a small hybrid-electric commuter aircraft to market by 2022.

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Russian Hackers Stole U.S. Cyber Secrets From NSA: Media Reports

Pic: ReutersWASHINGTON - Russian government-backed hackers stole highly classified U.S. cyber secrets in 2015 from the National Security Agency after a contractor put information on his home computer, two newspapers reported on Thursday.

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Social Media Executives To Testify Nov. 1 About Russia And U.S. Election

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WASHINGTON - Executives from Facebook Inc (FB.O), Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) and Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google have been asked to testify about Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election before a House of Representatives panel on Nov. 1, a congressional aide said on Thursday.

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