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France’s Macron bets on private-sector funding to fuel startup push

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PARIS (Reuters) – France aims to raise 5 billion euros ($5.53 billion) in funds from private-sector investors to give French startup companies a leg up and help the most promising ones grow further, President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron attends a meeting in Bonneuil-sur-Marne, France, September 10, 2019. Ludovic Read More

Dreamhouse for free? These 5 destinations offer free homes, but there’s a catch

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Many places worldwide offer newcomers insanely cheap real estate or even cash in an effort to tackle problems like urbanization, bad demographic situations, or lack of workforce. However, they all come with strings attached. 1. Molise region, southern Italy A region in southern Italy has recently announced it will pay newcomers €700 ($780) a month for Read More

Apple’s new iPhones shift smartphone camera battleground to AI

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(Reuters) – When Apple Inc introduced its triple-camera iPhone this week, marketing chief Phil Schiller waxed on about the device’s ability to create the perfect photograph by weaving it together with eight separate exposures captured before the main shot, a feat of “computational photography mad science.” FILE PHOTO: CEO Tim Cook presents the new iPhone Read More

Wall Street gains on Apple boost, trade optimism

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(Reuters) – Wall Street rose on Wednesday, boosted by Apple Inc after the launch of its latest iPhones, while investor nerves were also soothed by China’s move to ease trade tensions with the United States. FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., September 9, Read More

Wall Street mixed as investors flee growth for value

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The S&P 500 ended little changed on Tuesday, with a rally in energy and industrial shares countering a drop in the technology and real estate sectors as investors favored value over growth. FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., September Read More

IBM, Fraunhofer partner on German-backed quantum computing research push

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – IBM is joining forces with a German research institute to explore the potential of quantum computing, backed by a government plan to invest 650 million euros ($717 million) over two years in wider research in the field. FILE PHOTO: A man stands near an IBM logo at the Mobile World Congress in Read More

Who is in the new European Commission?

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The European Commission’s incoming president Ursula von der Leyen has released the names of her new team, with a number of appointments in particular standing out. As the first female Commission president-elect, Mrs Von der Leyen has achieved an almost equal gender split in her 27-strong team, designating 14 roles to men and 13 to Read More