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HBO Offered $250,000 To Hackers In Bid To Delay Data Release

Time Warner Inc's (TWX.N) HBO network last month offered $250,000 to cyber criminals who hacked into its computer system, asking them to extend a deadline for paying a much larger ransom, according to an email reviewed by Reuters.

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Chinese Startup Toutiao Raising Funds At Over $20 Billion Valuation: Sources

HONG KONG - Chinese news aggregator Toutiao, backed by Sequoia Capital and CCB International, is raising at least $2 billion at a valuation of over $20 billion in its latest funding round, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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China Cyber Authority Says Baidu, Tencent, Weibo Platforms Under Investigation

BEIJING - China's top cyber authority said on Friday it is investigating several of China's most popular internet platforms over breaches of cyber laws.

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Google Cancels Staff Meeting Over Fears Of Online Harassment

Pic: ReutersAlphabet's Google on Thursday canceled a company-wide meeting scheduled to discuss the controversy over a memo opposing company diversity policies, citing concerns about attacks on employees from far-right internet commenters, according to an email from Google's chief executive that was obtained by tech news site Recode.

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Chinese Quantum Satellite Sends 'Unbreakable' Code

BEIJING  - China has sent an "unbreakable" code from a satellite to the Earth, marking the first time space-to-ground quantum key distribution technology has been realized, state media said on Thursday.

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How AI Robots Hunt New Drugs For Crippling Nerve Disease

Pic: ReutersLONDON: Artificial intelligence robots are turbo-charging the race to find new drugs for the crippling nerve disorder ALS, or motor neurone disease.

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Uber Investor Sues To Force Former CEO Kalanick Off Board

Pic: ReutersSAN FRANCISCO: Venture capital firm Benchmark Capital is suing former Uber Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick to force him off the board of the ride services company and rescind his ability to fill three board seats, according to the lawsuit.

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Mlabs Collaborates With Thai Company In Wi-Fi, E-Commerce Venture

Chatuchak Weekend Market. Pic: Flickr

PETALING JAYA: Multimedia Research Lab Sdn Bhd (MRL) a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mlabs Systems Berhad, announced its collaboration agreement with Onliner Company Limited (Onliner), a Bangkok-based company, for the provision of free Wi-Fi and e-commerce services in Bangkok’s legendary Chatuchak market.

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Facebook Introduces New Video Service

Social media giant Facebook has made a move into dedicated video, pitting it against YouTube and TV networks.

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Toshiba Wins Auditor Sign-Off, Likely Avoiding Delisting For Now

TOKYO - Toshiba Corp has likely avoided immediate delisting after its auditor signed off on its financial results albeit with criticism of its governance, yet its future remains uncertain with no progress in talks to sell its chips unit for much-needed cash.

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