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Japan approves further exports of high-tech material to South Korea: sources

Japan has approved shipments of a high-tech material to South Korea for the second time since imposing export curbs last month, two people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday, ahead of talks this week to resolve the dispute.

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FTC chairman says Facebook’s plan to merge brands may make it harder to split: FT

Facebook Inc’s plan to integrate Instagram and WhatsApp more closely could hinder any attempts to break up the social media giant, Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph Simons told the Financial Times on Monday.

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Japan again approved shipment of photoresists to South Korea: Yonhap News

Japan has approved shipment of a high-tech material to South Korea for the second time since imposing export curbs last month, Yonhap News Agency reported late on Monday, citing industry and trade officials.

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Baidu earnings beat estimates on strong video streaming growth

China search engine operator Baidu Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit on Monday, as more people signed up for its video streaming service, sending its shares up 8% in extended trading.

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Sony to buy ‘Spider-Man’ developer Insomniac Games

PlayStation console maker Sony Interactive Entertainment said on Monday it would buy privately held Insomniac Games Inc, known for developing games such as Marvel’s “Spider-Man” and third-person shooter “Ratchet & Clank” franchise.

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Baidu beats revenue estimates on strong video streaming growth

China search engine operator Baidu Inc reported a 1.4% rise in quarterly revenue that beat estimates on Monday, aided by strong growth in its video streaming platform iQIYI.

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Factbox: Track Facebook’s fight against disinformation campaigns in 2019

Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc said on Monday they had dismantled a state-backed information operation originating in mainland China that sought to undermine protests in Hong Kong.

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U.S. tech industry leaders: French digital service tax harms global tax reform

Major tech firms and U.S. tech industry groups said on Monday that France’s new digital services tax undermines the global tax regime and multilateral efforts to reform it.

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Visa critical of India’s move toward no-fee debit card transactions

Global card payments group Visa is critical of the Indian government’s decision to boost adoption of electronic payments by requiring banks and card payment networks to offer no-fee debit card transactions, a senior Visa executive said.

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U.S. assures support to American tech firms in India in letter

The United States ambassador to India has written to top American technology firms assuring them of support for a level playing field in India, a letter seen by Reuters showed, amid Washington’s concerns over New Delhi’s protectionist policies.

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Facebook contractor hikes pay for Indian content reviewers

Facebook contractor Genpact has raised minimum wages for the content moderation teams it runs for the Silicon Valley firm in India, the latest sign of improvement for workers after reports of stressful conditions at the social network’s sites globally.

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U.S. grants Huawei another 90 days to buy from American suppliers

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Monday the U.S. government will extend a reprieve given to Huawei Technologies that permits the Chinese firm to buy supplies from U.S. companies so that it can service existing customers, even as nearly 50 of its units were being added to a U.S. economic blacklist.

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U.S. grants Huawei another 90 days to buy from American suppliers: Ross

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Monday the U.S. government will extend a reprieve given to Huawei Technologies that permits the Chinese firm to buy supplies from U.S. companies so that it can service existing customers.

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Exclusive: Fearing data privacy issues, Google cuts some Android phone data for wireless carriers

Alphabet Inc’s Google has shut down a service it provided to wireless carriers globally that showed them weak spots in their network coverage, people familiar with the matter told Reuters, because of Google’s concerns that sharing data from users of its Android phone system might attract the scrutiny of users and regulators.

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Russia’s Yandex looks at ten-fold increase in driverless car fleet to speed up testing

Yandex, a Russian equivalent to Google, said it is considering expanding its fleet of self-driving cars to up to 1,000 within the next two years in order to speed up tests on the fledgling technology.

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Microsoft, Nvidia team up for more realistic visuals on Minecraft game

Microsoft Corp said on Monday it will use chipmaker Nvidia Corp’s real-time ray tracing technology to provide the software company’s Minecraft video game players more realistic graphics on personal computers.

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Shell debuts electric vehicle chargers in Singapore, first in Southeast Asia

Royal Dutch Shell is launching electric vehicle chargers at petrol stations in Singapore, its first such foray in Southeast Asia, the company said on Monday.

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U.S. President Trump does not want to do business with China’s Huawei

U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday said he did not want the United States to do business with China’s Huawei even as the administration weighs whether to extend a grace period for the company.

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Apple CEO warns Trump about China tariffs, Samsung competition

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he has spoken with Apple Inc’s Chief Executive Tim Cook about the impact of U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports as well as competition from South Korean company Samsung Electronics Co Ltd .

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Exclusive: U.S. set to give Huawei another 90 days to buy from American suppliers – sources

The U.S. Commerce Department is expected to extend a reprieve given to Huawei Technologies that permits the Chinese firm to buy supplies from U.S. companies so that it can service existing customers, two sources familiar with the situation said.

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Exclusive: U.S. to extend Huawei’s partial reprieve on supply curbs – sources

The U.S. Commerce Department is expected to extend a reprieve given to Huawei Technologies that permits the Chinese firm to buy supplies from U.S. companies so that it can service existing customers, sources familiar with the situation said.

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Airbnb records 30% growth rate in first-quarter on booking strength: source

Airbnb Inc recorded $9.4 billion in total booking value in the first quarter, up 31% from the year-ago quarter, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday, a key number that could help pull in investors as the home-sharing company plans its foray into the public market.

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Trump says he is having dinner Friday with Apple CEO Cook

U.S. President Donald Trump said he was having dinner on Friday with Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook of Apple Inc, a company the president has criticized for not manufacturing more of its products in the United States.

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Amazon.com defeats IRS appeal in U.S. tax dispute

Amazon.com Inc on Friday defeated an appeal by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service in what the online retailer has called a $1.5 billion dispute over its tax treatment of transactions with a Luxembourg subsidiary.

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Rental firm walks away from Tesla order after quality dispute

Car rental company Nextmove has walked away from a 5 million euros ($5.55 million) order for 85 Tesla Model 3 electric vehicles following a dispute over how to fix quality issues, the German company said on Friday.