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Google announces patent agreement with Tencent amid China push

BEIJING (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google has agreed to a patent licensing deal with Tencent Holdings Ltd as it looks for ways to expand in China where many of its products, such as app store, search engine and email service, are blocked by regulators.

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‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ PC Update Improves Online Performance

Bluehole Studio Inc. and PUBG Corporation are rolling out a new update to the PC version of “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.” This new PC update comes days after new controller options were introduced to the Xbox One version of the multi

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‘Call Of Duty: WWII’ Hot Fix: Weapons, Maps Changes Explained

Here’s what the new Hot Fix for “Call of Duty: WWII” does to the first-person shooter.

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Sony Withdraws From Apple, Samsung-Led Smartphone Competition, But Keeps Phone Business

Sony CEO Kaz Hirai has admitted that the company is no longer up for the smartphone competition that is being led by big rivals Apple and Samsung. The Japanese firm will henceforth make new handsets just because it doesn’t want to leave the communi

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HMD Teases ‘Awesome’ MWC Launch For Rumored Nokia 9, Nokia 8 (2018)

Something to watch out for at this year’s Mobile World Congress is HMD Global’s comeback with new Nokia phones. The Finnish company has apparently teased that fans can expect something “awesome” when it introduces its new handset

Startups

Tile lays off dozens after a disappointing holiday

 Tile, one of the best known item-tracking gadgets out there, has laid off some 30 people and reportedly froze the potential hires of another 10, TechCrunch has learned. This comes less than a year after the company raised a $25 million B round last Ma

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Apollo-owned security firm ADT's IPO prices below target

(Reuters) - U.S. security company ADT Corp , owned by private equity firm Apollo Global Management LLC , said on Thursday its initial public offering (IPO) was priced well below its expected range, signaling investors are being picky about new offerings.

Startups

AI voice assistant developer Rokid raises $100M Series B extension to build its US presence

 Rokid, a Chinese startup that makes an AI voice assistant and smart devices, just raised a Series B extension round led by Temasek Holdings, with participation from Credit Suisse, IDG Capital and CDIB Capital. The size of the round was not released, b

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Home security company ADT Inc's IPO priced at $14 per share

(Reuters) - ADT Inc, a provider of security monitoring services, said on Thursday that its initial public offering was priced at $14 per share, below the expected range of $17 to $19.

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Cramer Remix: How I decide which retailers are not buyable

Jim Cramer explained how he uses his shopping experiences to help determine which retailer stocks are not worth buying.

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Trump Says He Called CEO Tim Cook After Apple Announced US Jobs

President Donald Trump praised Apple on Wednesday after the company announced it is adding 20,000 U.S. jobs over the next five years.

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LG Whisen ThinQ Is AI-Enabled Air Conditioner With Smart Sensors

LG’s AI-enabled cooling system takes just two days to study its surroundings.

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Apple, Alphabet employee buses damaged by vandals during commute

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Vandals damaged Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc charter buses carrying employees to and from work in California's Silicon Valley in recent days, police said on Thursday.

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IBM executive says blockchain 'creates a lot of value' for manufacturers, retailers

Jim Cramer spoke with IBM's Martin Schroeter after earnings to hear his take on blockchain, bitcoin and the new tax law.

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Watch Live: United Launch Alliance Sending Up SBIRS Missile-Detecting Payload

United Launch Alliance is scheduled to launch a rocket from Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Thursday evening for the United States Air Force. The launch window was scheduled to open at 7:52 p.m. ET and last 40 minutes for the l

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IBM returns to growth, but shares drop after recent rally

(Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp's revenue rose for the first time in 23 quarters and beat analysts' estimates as the company's shift into its focus areas such as cloud computing and security services gains traction.

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Here’s One Way Microsoft’s Amazon Alexa Rival Could Win

Thanks to integration with LinkedIn, Office, and other Microsoft services, Cortana could be a lot more helpful in the workplace

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Apple to release software update to resolve iPhone slowdown: CEO

(Reuters) - Apple Inc will release a software update that will allow users to turn off a feature that slows down iPhones when batteries are low on charge, Chief Executive Tim Cook told ABC News.

Startups

Enzyme.com wants to make FDA compliance easier for startups

 The FDA approval process can be like navigating a minefield for health startups hoping to get through regulations and begin selling to the American public. YC company Enzyme.io hopes to help these small businesses by automating the process for them. B

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3 Things I Learned About the Future of Technology at This Year’s CES

The annual tech show is a portal into the tech industry's future

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Apple says it will decide new campus site without an auction

(Reuters) - Apple Inc said on Thursday that it will not hold a bidding process when it chooses the site for a planned new U.S. campus, marking a stark difference from the public contest that Amazon.com Inc has held for its second headquarters.

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Fears of global crackdown fail to dampen cryptocurrency interest

MIAMI (Reuters) - Worries about a crackdown by global regulators on cryptocurrency trading could slow the pace of bitcoin's rise but should not threaten its existence, investors and market participants at a cryptocurrency conference said on Thursday.

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Apple Blocks Net Neutrality Tracking App From App Store

An app designed to monitor data speeds of certain apps to track potential violations of net neutrality has been blocked by Apple from appearing in the App Store, according to a report from Motherboard . The app, called WeHe, is designed to test the downl

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Special Operations dogs set for new advanced tactical gear

Dogs serving with the elite Army Rangers may soon have new Tactical Vests and more gear to wear on missions.

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Washington, DC, and Austin are shaping up as strong contenders for Amazon's new headquarters

CNBC ranked cities based on key criteria the company cited in its pitch for incentives.

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Another top Silicon Valley investor slams politically correct tech culture, praises China

Mike Moritz of Sequoia Capital has joined Y Combinator's Sam Altman in praising China's start-up culture over Silicon Valley's

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Three of the finalists for Amazon's second headquarters are in or near Washington DC

Three bids from the Washington D.C. area made it to the final list for Amazon's second headquarters, getting the highest representation among all regions.

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Senate passes bill renewing NSA's internet surveillance program

Civil liberties advocates say the bills does too little to safeguard the privacy of Americans.

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