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Huawei presence complicates country partnerships with U.S.: Pompeo

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - The United States will share its knowledge of risks involving Chinese telecoms equipment manufacturer Huawei with countries such as Hungary, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday during a visit to Budapest. “If that (Huawei) equipment is co-located where we have important American systems, it makes it more difficult for us to partner alongside them,” Pompeo told journalists. Rep...

11 Feb 4:12 PM 0 Read More...

Startup Nuro raises $940 million from SoftBank's Vision Fund

(Reuters) - Autonomous technology startup Nuro said on Monday it has raised $940 million from SoftBank’s Vision Fund, which valued the Silicon Valley-based company at $2.7 billion. Nuro, co-founded by two former engineers from Google’s self-driving car project, Dave Ferguson and Jiajun Zhu, last year launched a self-driving delivery vehicle that can run errands from picking up groceries to delivering dinner. Rep...

11 Feb 2:23 PM 0 Read More...

Google extends chip-making efforts to design hub Bengaluru

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s Google has hired more than a dozen microchip engineers in Bengaluru, India, in recent months and plans to rapidly add more, according to LinkedIn profiles, job postings and two industry executives, as the search firm expands its program to design the guts of its devices internally. The Bengaluru site, which has not been previously reported, makes Google the first among the h...

11 Feb 12:23 PM 0 Read More...

As Indian election looms, Facebook steps up fact-checks

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Facebook Inc is expanding its fact-checking network in India to curb the spread of misinformation as the world’s largest democracy prepares for a general election that must be held by May, the U.S.-based social media giant said on Monday. “We are committed to fighting the spread of false news on Facebook, especially ahead of the 2019 General Election campaign season,” Manish Khanduri, Faceboo...

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Facebook expanding fact-checking in India before election

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Monday it is expanding its fact-checking network in India ahead of the country’s general election due by May, taking another step to quell the spread of misinformation in its biggest market by users. Facebook has added five new partners including the India Today Group, a leading local media house, to its fact-checker network taking the total number of such partners to seven, ...

11 Feb 8:03 AM 0 Read More...

Trump administration unveils order to prioritize and promote AI

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday will sign an executive order asking federal government agencies to dedicate more resources and investment into research, promotion and training on artificial intelligence (AI), a senior administration official said. Under the American AI Initiative, the administration will direct agencies to prioritize AI investments in research and development, increase ac...

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The new Picasso? Meet Ai-Da the robot artist

FALMOUTH, England (Reuters) - Can robots be creative? British gallery owner Aidan Meller hopes to go some way towards answering that question with Ai-Da, who her makers say will be able to draw people from sight with a pencil in her bionic hand. Meller is overseeing the final stages of her construction by engineers at Cornwall-based Engineered Arts. He calls Ai-Da - named after British mathematician and computer pio...

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Searchlight Capital offers up to $133 million for control in Bezeq Tel

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. private investment firm Searchlight Capital Partners has offered up to 485 million shekels ($133.3 million) for a controlling stake in the parent of Bezeq Israel Telecom, according to a regulatory filing. Internet Gold has been searching for a buyer for its majority stake in B Communications since mid-2018 under pressure from bondholders. BCom’s single asset is a 26.34 percent controlling...

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Saudi Arabia says has 'nothing to do' with Bezos-AMI dispute

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia had “absolutely nothing to do” with the National Enquirer’s reporting on an extramarital relationship involving Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Jeff Bezos, the kingdom’s minister of state for foreign affairs said. Bezos on Thursday accused American Media Inc (AMI), the Enquirer’s owner, of trying to blackmail him with the threat of publishing “intimate photos” he allegedly ...

10 Feb 11:55 AM 0 Read More...

Exclusive: Tesla's delivery team gutted in recent job cuts - sources

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - When Tesla Inc announced last month a second round of job cuts to rein in costs, one crucial department was particularly badly hit. The automaker more than halved the division that delivers its electric vehicles to North American customers, two of the laid-off workers said. Some 150 employees out of a team of about 230 were let go in January at the Las Vegas facility that gets tens of thous...

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