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China's Meituan-Dianping Raises $4 Billion, Valuing Firm At $30 Billion

Pic: ReutersBEIJING: Meituan-Dianping on Thursday said it has raised $4 billion in a funding round that values China’s largest on-demand services provider at $30 billion, as part of a strategy to compete with the country’s leading e-commerce firms in offline retail.

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Twitter Looks To Toughen Rules On Online Harassment, Abuse

Twitter Inc plans to toughen its rules on online sexual harassment and impose stronger penalties for misconduct, according to an email it sent to a group of safety advocates, academics and researchers that helps the social media service set its policies.

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Hyundai Mobis Develops World's First Air Bags For Sun Roofs

SEOUL, Oct 19 -- Hyundai Mobis Co, South Korea's largest auto parts maker by sales, has developed an airbag system for a sunroof for the first time in the automobile industry, the company said Wednesday, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported.

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Top Startup Investors See Mounting 'Backlash' Against Tech

Pic: ReutersLAGUNA BEACH, CALIF.: Two of the technology industry’s top startup investors took to the stage at a conference on Wednesday to decry the power that companies such as Facebook Inc had amassed and call for a redistribution of wealth.

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Google DeepMind: AI Becomes More Alien

Google's DeepMind says it has made another big advance in artificial intelligence by getting a machine to master the Chinese game of Go without help from human players.

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PIKOM Asks For More Affordable ICT Tools In Budget 2018

KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysians need more affordable information and communications technology (ICT) tools in order to position the country as a leader in the digital age, the National ICT Association of Malaysia (Pikom) said.

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Researchers Uncover Flaw That Makes Wi-Fi Vulnerable To Hacks

Pic: ReutersCyber security watchdogs and researchers are issuing warnings over risks associated with a widely used system for securing Wi-Fi communications after the discovery of a flaw that could allow hackers to read information thought to be encrypted, or infect websites with malware.

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Microsoft Responded Quietly After Detecting Secret Database Hack In 2013

Microsoft Corp’s secret internal database for tracking bugs in its own software was broken into by a highly sophisticated hacking group more than four years ago, according to five former employees, in only the second known breach of such a corporate database.

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Adobe Warns That Hackers Are Exploiting Its Flash Software

Pic: ReutersTORONTO: Adobe Systems Inc warned on Monday that hackers are exploiting vulnerabilities in its Flash multimedia software platform in web browsers, and the company urged users to quickly patch their systems to prevent such attacks.

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Netflix Adds More Subscribers Than Expected, Shares Hit Record

Pic: ReutersNetflix Inc added more subscribers than expected around the world in the third quarter and projected growth in line with Wall Street forecasts, saying it had a head start on rivals as internet television explodes globally.

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