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Huawei rolls out new flagship phones without Google apps amid US trade war with China

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Chinese tech titan Huawei has launched a new flagship smartphone, but without popular Google apps such as Chrome or YouTube, a result of sanctions levied on the firm as part of the trade war between Washington and Beijing. Rolling out its Mate 30 phone series at an event in Munich on Thursday, the company was Read More

Torrential Imelda rains kill one, flood homes, snarl travel around Houston

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HOUSTON (Reuters) – Authorities reported the first death linked to Tropical Storm Imelda, which dumped torrential rains over the Houston-area, while rescuers in boats pulled hundreds of people from flooded cars, the city’s airport temporarily halted flights and tens of thousands of people lost power on Thursday. By late afternoon, the rains had mostly abated Read More

Private equity can still find ‘diamonds in the rough’: Apollo exec

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FILE PHOTO: Joshua Harris, co-founder and a member of the board of directors at Apollo Global Management speaks during the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., May 1, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo NEW YORK (Reuters) – Private equity billionaire Joshua Harris thinks there are still plenty of undervalued companies to improve and Read More

AI can’t offer protection from ‘deepfakes,’ new report says

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Artificial intelligence-based solutions may not be able to save us from deceptively altered videos, known as deepfakes, according to a new report from Data and Society. In the report, authors Britt Paris and Joan Donovan put deepfakes on a long continuum of media manipulation and say that they require social and technical fixes. “The panic Read More

Facebook still auto-generating Islamic State, al-Qaida pages

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Pages from a confidential whistleblower’s report obtained by The Associated Press, along with two printed Facebook pages that were active on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, are photographed in Washington. Facebook likes to say that its automated systems remove the vast majority of prohibited content glorifying the Islamic State group and al-Qaida before it’s reported. But Read More

India tells tech firms to protect user privacy, prevent abuse

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A man walks past the sign of “Google for India”, the company’s annual technology event in New Delhi, September 19, 2019. REUTERS/Sankalp Phartiyal NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Technology firms must protect user privacy and prevent abuse of their platforms, India’s IT minister said on Thursday, speaking as the government draws up a data privacy law Read More

Tech investors: No broad lessons seen in WeWork valuation drama

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Two top technology investors cautioned against drawing broadconclusions about the valuation of private companies from questions swirling around U.S. office-sharing startup WeWork. FILE PHOTO: The WeWork logo is displayed on the entrance of a co-working space in New York City, New York U.S., January 8, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo Scott Kupor, Read More

Torrential Imelda rains flood homes, snarl travel around Houston

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HOUSTON (Reuters) – Rescuers in boats pulled people from flooded Houston-area homes, the city’s airport temporarily halted flights and tens of thousands of people lost power on Thursday as the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda dumped torrential rains over the region. Officials warned millions of people in the area to hunker down as the National Read More

Microsoft nudges S&P 500 toward record high

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(Reuters) – Microsoft and healthcare companies lifted Wall Street on Thursday, a day after the Federal Reserve cut interest rates as expected and left the door open for further monetary easing. FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., September 18, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Microsoft Read More

Hydrostor Announces Close of US$37 Million Growth Financing

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TORONTO, Sept. 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hydrostor, a leading developer of Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage (A-CAES) projects, announced today the closing of US$37 million (C$49 million) in growth financing. RBC Capital Markets acted as Hydrostor’s advisor on the transaction. Meridiam, the global developer, asset and fund manager specializing in sustainable infrastructure and energy Read More