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Apple Brings Alibaba-Linked Payment System Into China Stores Amid Market Push

Pic: ReutersBEIJING/SHANGHAI - Apple Inc will accept Chinese mobile payment app Alipay in its local stores, boosting its ties with giant e-commerce firm Alibaba Group Holding Ltd amid a push by the iPhone maker to revive growth in the world’s No.2 economy.

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France Bans Cellphone Use In Cars Even When Pulling Over

PARIS -- Using one's cellphone while pulling over could lead to the suspension of one's driver's license in France, reported China's Xinhua news agency citing a local news report.

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BBC Launches First Augmented Reality App For Civilisations

Pic: Getty Images (BBC has launched an augmented reality app that lets people explore historical artefacts virtually)The BBC is launching its first augmented reality app. It will enable people to explore historical artefacts from UK museums in virtual exhibitions.

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Poundland 'Naughty' Elf Ad Deemed 'Irresponsible' By Regulator

Pic: Poundland (Poundland has been told that the ads must not appear again in their current form)A Poundland ad campaign that featured innuendo and depictions of sexual acts has been deemed "irresponsible" by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

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Uber Boss Takes Stand At Driverless Trial

Pic: Getty ImagesEx-Uber boss Travis Kalanick has taken the stand at a trial accusing his former firm of stealing driverless car technology from Google's Waymo.

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Child Abuse Images Behind Apple's Telegram Ban

Apple removed messaging app Telegram from its app store because some users were sharing images of child abuse.

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Silence Of Machines: Robot Muted & ‘Formatted’ After Interrupting Turkish Minister

A Turkish minister speaking at a tech conference has ordered a disrespectful robot to be silenced, after it interrupted the official’s speech multiple times, urging him to speak more slowly.

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Former Facebook And Google Employees Fight Tech 'Addiction'

Pic: Getty ImagesTwo former employees of Google and Facebook have launched a campaign to fight what they see as the addictive nature of the technology they helped to create.

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Malaysia Tech Firm Efficient Launches Regional Service To Curb Cybercrime

Pic: Google MapsKUALA LUMPUR: Efforts to curb cybercrime such as data theft or hacks will need crossborder expertise, according to Malaysian technology firm Efficient which launched on Tuesday a new regional cybersecurity solution on digital threats across Asia-Pacific and South Asia.

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