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Finisar Deal Helps Apple Block Rivals' Path To AR Features

Pic: ReutersSAN FRANCISCO - Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) $390 million deal with chip supplier Finisar Corp (FNSR.O) announced on Wednesday helps lock in the supply of a component that Apple believes will play a big role in its future products by bolstering augmented reality features.

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France Proposes Age-Of-Consent Rule For Facebook Users

Pic: ReutersPARIS: All French children under the age of 16 will have to seek parental approval to open an account on Facebook or any other social network under draft legislation presented on Wednesday.

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AT&T Begins Testing High-Speed Internet Over Power Lines

Pic: ReutersNEW YORK - AT&T Inc has started trials in Georgia state and a non-U.S. location to deliver high-speed internet over power lines, the No. 2 wireless carrier said on Wednesday, marking its latest push to offer faster broadband service to more customers.

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Toyota, Panasonic Consider Joint Development Of EV Batteries

Pic: Reuters (Toyota Motor Corp President Akio Toyoda (L) and Panasonic Corp President Kazuhiro Tsuga attend a joint news conference in Tokyo, Japan, December 13, 2017.)TOKYO - Toyota Motor Corp and Panasonic Corp said on Wednesday they are considering jointly developing batteries for electric vehicles (EVs), a partnership that could help Panasonic extend its market lead in automotive lithium-ion batteries.

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South Korea Considers Cryptocurrency Tax As Regulators Grapple With 'Speculative Mania'

Pic: ReutersSEOUL - South Korea said on Wednesday it may tax capital gains from cryptocurrency trading as global regulators worried about a bubble, with Australia’s central bank chief warning of a ‘speculative mania” that has seen the digital asset making rip-roaring gains.

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Google Launching Artificial Intelligence Research Center In China

Pic: ReutersBEIJING - Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Wednesday it is opening an artificial intelligence (AI) research center in China to target the country’s local talent, even as the U.S. search firm’s products remain blocked in the country.

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LG Joins Hands With Charlie Puth To Promote V30 In US

SEOUL -- LG Electronics Inc. said Wednesday it has rolled out a marketing programme in the United States with popular singer Charlie Puth in line with the company's strategy to tap deeper into the world's top market for premium smartphones with the V30, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.

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Trump Signs Into Law U.S. Government Ban On Kaspersky Lab Software

Pic: ReutersWASHINGTON - President Donald Trump signed into law on Tuesday legislation that bans the use of Kaspersky Lab within the U.S. government, capping a months-long effort to purge the Moscow-based antivirus firm from federal agencies amid concerns it was vulnerable to Kremlin influence.

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Advocates Ready Legal Showdown With FCC On Net Neutrality

Pic: Reuters (Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, testifies before a Senate Appropriations Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 20, 2017.)WASHINGTON - Net neutrality advocates said they are gearing up for a legal fight after abandoning attempts to convince the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to keep 2015 rules aimed at maintaining an open internet.

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India's Markets Regulator Probes Prescient Messages In WhatsApp Groups

Pic: ReutersMUMBAI: India’s market regulator is “seriously” looking into the issue of prescient messages on company results circulated by market insiders in private WhatsApp groups, its chairman said on Tuesday, a sign the investigation is gaining momentum.

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