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    Google Shopping product executive leaves for cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase

    Google Shopping product leader Surojit Chatterjee is leaving Alphabet Inc for the chief product officer role at cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase Inc, the San Francisco-based startup announced on Wednesday. Chatterjee, a vice president at Google, last year oversaw the launch of a major redesign of Google

  • Ford's Lincoln to partner with Rivian to make electric vehicles
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    Ford's Lincoln to partner with Rivian to make electric vehicles

    The vehicle, to be built on a custom electrified chassis that resembles a skateboard, is part of Ford's investment of more than $11.5 billion electrification plans that include the roll-out of Mustang Mach-E and electric F-150 pickups. Founded in 2009, Rivian closed a $1.3 billion investment round

  • Keeping 'Friends' for itself at HBO Max dings AT&T profit
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    Keeping 'Friends' for itself at HBO Max dings AT&T profit

    As entertainment companies roll out new streaming services, they're stocking them with the goodies from their own content archives, hoping that the loss of income today will mean more money rolling in from subscribers in the future. In its fourth quarter, AT&T said that bet cost it $1.2 billion

  • Canada panel urges taxes and domestic content rules for Netflix, other U.S. firms
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    Canada panel urges taxes and domestic content rules for Netflix, other U.S. firms

    Ottawa should require U.S. tech companies such as Netflix , Amazon and Facebook to collect the same taxes as Canadian companies and also be subject to the same requirements for supporting domestically produced content, a Canadian government-mandated panel recommended on Wednesday. Prime Minister Justin

  • Spotted: iPads On Sale At Amazon That'll Be The Perfect Valentine's Day Gift
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    Spotted: iPads On Sale At Amazon That'll Be The Perfect Valentine's Day Gift

    We’ve found a deal on an iPad at Amazon that would make the perfect present for Valentine’s Day.

  • GM alerting truck and sedan owners to a do-over on brake recall
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    GM alerting truck and sedan owners to a do-over on brake recall

    A recall campaign intended to address issues with braking systems on certain 2019 General Motors trucks and sedans may have introduced a new issue, the automaker has acknowledged, and thousands of owners driving repaired vehicles may need to return to their service departments for another update. The

  • Coronavirus: 'Little Peanut' robot delivers food to people in quarantine in China
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    Coronavirus: 'Little Peanut' robot delivers food to people in quarantine in China

    A hotel in China being used to quarantine people suspected of having coronavirus has employed a robot to deliver food.The ‘Little Peanut’ robot was filmed carrying out its duties at a hotel in Hangzhou, China, where passengers from a flight carrying people infected with the deadly virus were staying.

  • SpaceX Launches Falcon 9 Rocket With More Satellites
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    SpaceX Launches Falcon 9 Rocket With More Satellites

    Jan.29 -- Space Exploration Technologies Corp. reused a Falcon 9 rocket Wednesday to launch its fourth batch of 60 Starlink satellites into orbit.

  • Apple's iPhone strength is back and analysts say it is here to stay
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    Apple's iPhone strength is back and analysts say it is here to stay

    At least 15 brokerages raised their price targets on the company's stock on Wednesday, with D.A. Davidson setting the most bullish price target of $385, well above the stock's current median price target of $325. Sales were boosted by the first full quarter of iPhone 11, which is priced $50

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    Google working on call-recording feature for native smartphone app

    XDA Developers are reporting that the latest version of the Google Phone app contains code for a call-recording and transcription feature. After first spotting preliminary code for a call-recording tool in version 43 of Google's Phone app, XDA Developers reported that the feature's code in Version

  • UK urged to reconsider allowing Huawei to help build 5G network by US
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    UK urged to reconsider allowing Huawei to help build 5G network by US

    The US has urged Britain to look again at its decision to allow Chinese tech giant Huawei a limited role in the development of its next-generation 5G telecoms network.Arriving in the UK for meetings with Boris Johnson and foreign secretary Dominic Raab, US secretary of state Mike Pompeo said that Huawei

  • Leaked report shows United Nations suffered hack
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    Leaked report shows United Nations suffered hack

    Sophisticated hackers infiltrated U.N. offices in Geneva and Vienna last year in an apparent espionage operation, and their identity and the extent of the data they obtained is unknown. An internal confidential document from the United Nations, leaked to The New Humanitarian and seen by T he Associated

  • Samsung's new folding flip phone revealed in huge leak
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    Samsung's new folding flip phone revealed in huge leak

    New details about Samsung’s next folding phone – expected to be called the Galaxy Z Flip – have been revealed in a comprehensive leak.German tech publication Winfuture uncovered fresh information about the highly-anticipated smartphone, revealing previously unknown specs, features and images.

  • Huawei Dodges Blanket EU Ban From 5G Networks
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    Huawei Dodges Blanket EU Ban From 5G Networks

    Jan.29 -- European Union Commission Vice-President Margrethe Vestager speaks at a news conference in Brussels about the decision to stop short of an outright ban of Chinese suppliers such as Huawei Technologies Co. from lucrative 5G contracts, as warnings and threats by Donald Trump’s administration

  • Pompeo to Britain: Look again at Huawei 5G decision
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    Pompeo to Britain: Look again at Huawei 5G decision

    The United States on Wednesday urged Britain to rethink its decision to allow China's Huawei a role in 5G networks, cautioning that American information would only be allowed to pass across trusted networks. Prime Minister Boris Johnson granted Huawei a limited role in Britain's 5G mobile network

  • Factbox: Electric vehicle subsidies under pressure in some Tesla core markets
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    Factbox: Electric vehicle subsidies under pressure in some Tesla core markets

    Below is a summary of electric vehicle subsidy policies in Tesla's core countries ranked by market size, according to analyst estimates and country vehicle registration data. The U.S. federal government is subsidizing electric cars with a $7,500 consumer tax break for the first 200,000 vehicles

  • Airbnb backs creation of EU digital regulator after court win
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    Airbnb backs creation of EU digital regulator after court win

    Short-term home rental company Airbnb said on Wednesday it backed calls for a European Union digital regulator after winning a landmark EU case that meant it would be classified as an online platform rather than a property agent. It said the body should form part of discussions around the EU's proposed

  • UK PM Johnson says Huawei decision helps Britain, does not hurt U.S. ties
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    UK PM Johnson says Huawei decision helps Britain, does not hurt U.S. ties

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday he wanted to ensure people have access to the best technology but that a decision on allowing Huawei a limited role in Britain's 5G network would not harm cooperation with the United States. "I want to assure ... the country that I think it'

  • AT&T revenue falls short ahead of HBO Max launch
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    AT&T revenue falls short ahead of HBO Max launch

    AT&T has spent a combined $134 billion on DirecTV and Time Warner to transform itself into a media company, but is struggling to stem the loss of valuable satellite subscribers as audiences switch to streaming services. Analysts at New Street Research said in a note that although AT&T's wireless

  • EU stops short of recommending ban on China's Huawei
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    EU stops short of recommending ban on China's Huawei

    The European Union unveiled security guidelines for next generation high-speed wireless networks that stop short of calling for a ban on Huawei, in the latest setback for the U.S. campaign against the Chinese tech company. The EU's executive Commission on Wednesday outlined a set of strategic and

  • How Will Huawei Factor In to EU’s 5G Security Risk Plan?
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    How Will Huawei Factor In to EU’s 5G Security Risk Plan?

    Jan.29 -- The European Union will unveil its plan on 5G security risks Wednesday and is expected to tell its member states to consider excluding high-risk suppliers from parts of their network, but won’t encourage a de facto ban of Huawei Technologies Co. Bloomberg’s Maria Tadeo reports on "Bloomberg

  • U.K. Lawmaker Morgan: Confident We Can Mitigate Risks With Huawei
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    U.K. Lawmaker Morgan: Confident We Can Mitigate Risks With Huawei

    Jan.29 -- U.K. Culture Secretary Nicky Morgan discusses the U.K.’s decision to give Huawei a partial 5G role, how it may impact intelligence sharing with the U.S. and if the decision was part of a trade deal with China. She speaks on “Bloomberg Markets: European Open.”

  • ISS to gain a habitable, potentially cushy, commercial module in 2024
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    ISS to gain a habitable, potentially cushy, commercial module in 2024

    NASA has selected the space station manufacturer Axiom Space to develop and launch a commercial node that will attach to the ISS for a minimum of five years. The French designer was asked by Axiom to create interiors of the habitation module that would host visitors who travel to the ISS as part of

  • EU deals another blow to U.S., allowing members to decide on Huawei's 5G role
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    EU deals another blow to U.S., allowing members to decide on Huawei's 5G role

    The EU followed Britain's example on Wednesday, allowing members to decide what part China's Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL] can play in its 5G telecoms networks and resisting pressure from Washington for an outright ban. EU countries can either restrict or exclude high-risk 5G vendors like Huawei

  • iPhone availability could be hit by rise of coronavirus, Apple’s Tim Cook warns
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    iPhone availability could be hit by rise of coronavirus, Apple’s Tim Cook warns

    Apple has said that its retail stores and the availability of the iPhone could be hit by coronavirus.The company gave the warning as it announced record results, driven by the popularity of the iPhone. Sales of the handset have grown for the first time in a year and come alongside interest in accessories