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European chipmakers see new growth drivers to weather volatile demand

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BARCELONA (Reuters) – European chipmakers tried to play down market concerns about a potential slowdown in global demand at an investor conference in Barcelona this week, striking an upbeat tone on orders from car and smartphone makers. Recent price falls due to weaker demand for memory chips and a build-up of inventory levels have led Read More

Europe 5G network buildout to trigger deals, won't bust capex budgets

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BARCELONA (Reuters) – The launch of fifth-generation mobile services across Europe looks set to trigger a wave of infrastructure deals as telecoms companies seek ways to upgrade their networks without busting their strained capital budgets. People speak before the first demonstration of the technology 5G in Lisbon, Portugal June 4, 2018. Picture taken June 4, Read More

U.S. regulator settles with tech startups over token sale violations

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FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission logo adorns an office door at the SEC headquarters in Washington, June 24, 2011. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission settled charges on Friday with two technology companies for improperly offering digital tokens, mandating that they register their offerings as securities Read More

Alphabet's Verily pauses project on glucose-sensing lens

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(Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Verily said on Friday it is pausing research on glucose-sensing lens, one of its earliest projects. The search engine giant’s life sciences division started the project in 2014 with Alcon, Novartis’ eye-care division, to better manage diabetes by putting sensors on a contact lens to measure glucose levels for people with Read More

U.S. Senate bill vows to get tough on robocalls, up penalties

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two U.S. senators on Friday unveiled bipartisan legislation to toughen penalties on robocalls, make it easier for regulators to crack down on unwanted calls and compel mobile phone providers to adopt call authentication technologies. FILE PHOTO – A businessman sits on a bench looking over his mobile phone in downtown San Francisco, Read More

Alphabet unit halts glucose-detecting contact lens project

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(Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s life sciences division Verily said on Friday that it was putting on hold one of its oldest and highest-profile projects, a smart contact lens designed to help monitor sugar levels. The project, started in 2014, aimed to help diabetics better manage their blood sugar levels by embedding sensors on a contact Read More

Digital media company Technicolor explores options including sale: sources

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LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Technicolor SA has been exploring options that include a full or partial sale of the French digital media company, as its set-top box business struggles because of higher prices for memory chips, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. A deal would represent the biggest shakeup for the company, based Read More

Award for wartime flight trainer returned to service

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A project to restore early flight simulators has won an award for the best computer conservation project. Engineers from the TechWorks museum in the US won the Tony Sale award for their work to return three simulation machines to working order. One of the contraptions, known as the Blue Box, was used to train thousands Read More

CEO of Walmart's India venture resigns after sexual assault accusation: source

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(Reuters) – The chief executive of Flipkart Group, Walmart Inc’s (WMT.N) Indian e-commerce business, resigned following an internal probe into accusations of “serious personal misconduct,” Walmart said Tuesday. FILE PHOTO – Binny Bansal, Group Chief Executive Officer of India’s largest e-commerce firm Flipkart, poses at the company’s headquarters in Bengaluru, India July 7, 2017. REUTERS/Abhishek Read More