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SYDNEY/BENGALURU (Reuters) – Australia’s antitrust regulator warned Google’s planned $2.1 billion acquisition of fitness tracker maker Fitbit (FIT.N) may give it too much of people’s data, potentially hurting competition in health and online advertising markets. FILE PHOTO: Fitbit Blaze watch is seen in front of a displayed Alphabet logo in this illustration picture taken November
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin decided to pull out of negotiations on digital services taxes with European Union officials after they failed to make any progress, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said on Wednesday. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer speaks at a Senate Finance Committee hearing on President Donald Trump’s 2020 Trade
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BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany sought to mobilize the public on Tuesday to download a new smartphone app that seeks to help break the chain of coronavirus infections, one of several such apps in Europe that governments hope will revive travel and tourism. The new Corona-Warn-App, which became available for download for Apple and Android phones
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FILE PHOTO: The Adyen logo is seen at the reception desk of the company’s headquarters in Amsterdam, Netherlands August 24, 2018. REUTERS/Eva Plevier AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Dutch-based online payments firm Adyen on Tuesday said it had added Amazon Pay to its range of payment options available for customers. Adyen, which handles the online payments backend
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LONDON (Reuters) – The coronavirus outbreak has prompted a significant increase in news consumption but the economic turmoil is forcing news businesses to accelerate their move to digital, The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism said. Men wearing protective face masks work at a printing press amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Madrid,
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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – The number of publicly accessible charging points for electric vehicles (EV) jumped 60% in 2019, the biggest increase in three years and outpacing sales of battery-powered cars, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). FILE PHOTO: A Tesla is charged at an electric car supercharger station in Los Angeles, California, U.S. August
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FILE PHOTO: German Health Minister Jens Spahn gives a statement ahead of a session at the lower house of German parliament, Bundestag, in Berlin, Germany, May 7, 2020, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s smartphone app to trace coronavirus infections is ready to be launched this
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FILE PHOTO: Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou leaves her home to attend a court hearing in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada May 27, 2020. REUTERS/Jennifer Gauthier TORONTO (Reuters) – Canada’s intelligence agency warned that arresting the daughter of billionaire Huawei founder Ren Zheng would set off global “shock waves” and seriously affect ties with
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(Reuters) – Facebook’s (FB.O) acquisition of popular GIF website Giphy is being scrutinised by Britain’s competition watchdog for possibly reducing competition in the United Kingdom. FILE PHOTO: A 3D printed Facebook logo is placed between small toy people figures in front of a keyboard in this illustration taken April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo The
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TOKYO (Reuters) – Sony Corp on Friday unveiled more than two dozen titles for its upcoming PlayStation 5 console, including a sequel to its hit “Spider-Man” title and the latest “Gran Turismo” racer, as it builds anticipation ahead of the planned year-end launch. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Sony PlayStation is displayed at Tokyo Game
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Four Republican senators on Tuesday urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to review whether to revise liability protections for internet companies after U.S. President Donald Trump urged action. FILE PHOTO: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) logo is seen before the FCC Net Neutrality hearing in Washington February 26, 2015. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo
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FILE PHOTO: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) logo is seen before the FCC Net Neutrality hearing in Washington February 26, 2015. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted on Tuesday to adopt auction procedures to provide up to $16 billion to areas that lack broadband service, including nearly 6 million
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