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Apple concedes new watch has connectivity glitch

(Reuters) - Apple Inc's on Wednesday conceded its latest smartwatch unveiled a week ago has problems with its most important feature: the ability make phone calls and access data without an iPhone nearby. Read More

 

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Facebook to add more human review to ad system: COO Sandberg

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc will add "more human review and oversight" to its ad-buying system, Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said on Wednesday, responding to rising criticism that automated processes have allowed people to buy discriminatory ads. More »

 

Tesla working with AMD to develop chip for self-driving car: CNBC

(Reuters) - Electric carmaker Tesla Inc is working with Advanced Micro Devices Inc to develop its own artificial intelligence chip for self-driving cars, CNBC reported on Wednesday, citing a source familiar with the matter. More »

 

As Apple slows, fast-moving Chinese rivals gain in wealthy markets

HONG KONG/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Slowing innovation at iPhone maker Apple gives Asian rivals their best chance yet to conquer developed markets, retailers and consumers say - thanks to better designs and lower prices. More »

 

Waymo seeking $2.6 billion from Uber for one trade secret: lawyer

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Waymo unit is seeking about $2.6 billion from Uber for the alleged theft of one of several trade secrets in a lawsuit over self-driving cars, a lawyer for Uber said on Wednesday. More »

 

Google close to buying smartphone maker HTC's assets: Bloomberg

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google is close to acquiring assets of Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp <2498.TW>, Bloomberg reported, citing a person�familiar�with the matter. More »

 

Internet firms say removing extremist content within hours is huge challenge

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Removing extremist content from the internet within a few hours of it appearing poses "an enormous technological and scientific challenge", Google's general counsel will say later on Wednesday to European leaders who want it taken down quicker. More »

 

Toshiba says seals $18 billion deal to sell chip unit to Bain Capital group

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Toshiba Corp said on Wednesday it has agreed to sell its prized semiconductor business to a group led by U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital LP, a key step in keeping the struggling Japanese conglomerate listed on the Tokyo exchange. More »

 

Delphi, BlackBerry partner on self-driving software system

(Reuters) - Auto suppliers Delphi Automotive Plc and BlackBerry Ltd will partner on a software operating system for self-driving cars, the companies said on Wednesday. More »

 

Amazon reviewing website after algorithm suggests bomb-making ingredients

LONDON (Reuters) - Amazon.com said on Wednesday it was reviewing its website after an investigation found that it could help users buy the ingredients to make a bomb using its "Frequently bought together" and "Customers who bought this also bought" features. More »

 

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