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U.S. Picks Companies To Help Make Rules For Advanced Personal Health Monitors

Digital devices designed to monitor the wearer’s health in much greater detail than current models will need regulatory approval, and Apple Inc, Fitbit Inc and seven other companies will take part in a program to speed the approval process, the U.S. health regulator said on Tuesday.

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Twitter Trials 280-Character Tweet Limit

Social media site Twitter is trialling longer character limits to help users "easily express themselves".

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Netflix Wants To Make It Easier To Binge-Watch On Planes

Pic: ReutersNetflix wants more members to binge-watch its TV shows and movies while flying the friendly skies.

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Fancy A Personal Air Conditioning Watch?

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There are two groups in any office: team "we need the air conditioning on even in winter" and team "it's the middle of summer but we're still cold." Office temperature battles are pretty endless — and somehow impossible to solve so that everyone winds up happy.

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Deloitte Hacked, Says 'Very Few' Clients Affected

LONDON/TORONTO - Global accounting firm Deloitte [DLTE.UL] said on Monday it was the victim of a cyber attack that affected the data of a small number of clients, providing few details on the breach.

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China's Leshi Internet Plans To Buy Finance Business From Affiliate For 3 Billion Yuan

The main listed unit of Chinese technology conglomerate LeEco said on Sunday that it plans to buy investment and financial service assets from an affiliate for up to 3 billion yuan ($455.24 million) as part of a restructuring exercise.

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Internet Giants, Once Above The Fray, On The Defensive In Washington

WASHINGTON - Internet giants, including Alphabet’s Google (GOOGL.O) and Facebook (FB.O), are moving to compromise on several major policy issues as they adjust to an abrupt shift in the political winds in Washington.

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Zuckerberg Nixes New Facebook Share Class After Shareholder Lawsuit

WILMINGTON: Facebook Inc Chairman Mark Zuckerberg abandoned plans on Friday to create a new class of company stock with no voting power, which was meant to be a way for Zuckerberg to retain control over the company he founded while fulfilling a pledge to give away his wealth.

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Facebook To Overhaul Political Ads After Threat Of U.S. Regulation

Pic: ReutersSAN FRANCISCO: Facebook Inc on Thursday launched an overhaul of how it handles paid political advertisements, giving a concession to U.S. lawmakers who have threatened to regulate the world’s largest social network over secretive ads that run during election campaigns.

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Saudi Lifting Ban On Skype, WhatsApp Calls, But Will Censor Them

Pic: ReutersRIYADH: The Saudi government is lifting a ban on calls made through online apps on Thursday but will monitor and censor them, a government spokesman said.

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