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Google overhauls Gmail to lure businesses away from Microsoft

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google unveiled on Wednesday its first Gmail redesign since 2013, capping what the company says was an expensive overhaul two years in the making to adopt security and offline functionality and better resemble Microsoft Outlook. Read More

 

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Amazon.com plays catch-up in Brazil as local rivals thrive

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Claudia Maria de Oliveira is leery of online shopping. But while browsing social media recently, the 49-year-old Brazilian spotted a bargain-priced sandwich press from local retailer Magazine Luiza SA. More »

 

STMicro sends upbeat signal on smartphone demand in second half

PARIS (Reuters) - STMicroelectronics on Wednesday delivered an upbeat assessment on second-half demand for its smartphones-focused products in second-half, brushing off investor anxiety over the soft takeoff of Apple's iPhone X. More »

 

China's Xiaomi promises to cap hardware income margin ahead of IPO

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese smartphone and smart device maker Xiaomi will cap income from its hardware business at 5 percent of after-tax profits starting 2018, as it looks to position itself as an internet services provider ahead of a highly anticipated IPO. More »

 

Police in Chinese city seize 600 computers used to mine bitcoin

BEIJING (Reuters) - Police in the north China city of Tianjin confiscated 600 computers used to mine bitcoin cryptocurrency after the local power grid operator reported abnormal electricity usage, Xinhua reported Wednesday. More »

 

Novartis' digital drive continues with eye-disease app

ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis's foray into digital technology intensified on Wednesday as the Swiss drugmaker launched a mobile-phone based app to help collect data from people participating in eye disease studies. More »

 

GameEffective raises $11 million for its workforce performance platform

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S.-Israeli company GameEffective, which created a digital platform to enhance workforce performance, said on Wednesday it raised $11 million in a fundraising round led by Jerusalem Venture Partners. More »

 

Facebook removes accounts advertising stolen identities

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc has removed a number of accounts and pages that advertised and sold social security numbers, addresses, phone numbers, and alleged credit card numbers of dozens of people, following a report by news website Motherboard. More »

 

YouTube deletes 5 million videos for content violation

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - YouTube, owned by Alphabet Inc's Google , deleted about 5 million videos from its platform for content policy violations in last year's fourth quarter before any viewers saw them, it said in a new report that highlighted its response to pressure to better police its online community. More »

 

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