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T-Mobile to launch TV service in 2018, buy Layer3 TV

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:09:11 -0500

NEW YORK (Reuters) - T-Mobile US Inc said on Wednesday that it would launch a new streaming television service next year after buying startup Layer3 TV for an undisclosed amount.(image)



Trump administration calls for government IT to adopt cloud services

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:26:39 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said Wednesday the U.S. government needs a major overhaul of information technology systems and should take steps to better protect data and accelerate efforts to use cloud-based technology.(image)



Apple grants $390 million to Finisar to boost laser chip production

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:20:37 -0500

(Reuters) - Apple Inc said on Wednesday it had awarded $390 million to optical components maker Finisar Corp to boost production of laser chips that power iPhone X's features such as Face ID, Animoji and portrait mode photos.(image)



France proposes age-of-consent rule for Facebook users

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:39:42 -0500

PARIS (Reuters) - All French children under the age of 16 will have to seek parental approval to open an account on Facebook or any other social network under draft legislation presented on Wednesday.(image)



Bitcoin fever exposes crypto-market frailties

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:02:03 -0500

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - As bitcoin raced to another record high on Tuesday, one of the biggest providers of digital currency wallets, Coinbase, went down under the weight of traffic, leaving many of its more than 10 million customers unable to access their funds.(image)



Three U.S. men plead guilty to crimes tied to 2016 botnet attacks

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:44:10 -0500

(Reuters) - A former Rutgers University student and two other men pleaded guilty to computer crimes related to the creation, sale and use of the Mirai botnet, a network of infected electronics equipment used to knock major websites offline in massive 2016 cyber attacks.(image)



Rakuten eying entry into Japan's mobile carrier market: source

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:13:27 -0500

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese online retailer Rakuten Inc plans to join a government auction for wireless spectrum to be held in January, potentially becoming the country's fourth major wireless carrier, a source briefed on the matter said on Thursday.(image)



Mexican authorities warn cryptocurrency offerings could be a crime

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:19:12 -0500

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's finance ministry and central bank warned on Wednesday that cryptocurrencies were risky investments and said fundraising programs known as initial coin offerings (ICOs) could potentially violate Mexican financial law.(image)



Toyota, Panasonic consider joint development of EV batteries

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:08:34 -0500

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp is considering making batteries for electric vehicles (EV) with Panasonic Corp , as it ramps up battery development to help meet its goal for green cars to comprise half of global sales by 2030.(image)



Google launching artificial intelligence research center in China

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 03:26:19 -0500

BEIJING (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google said on Wednesday it is opening an artificial intelligence (AI) research center in China to target the country's local talent, even as the U.S. search firm's products remain blocked in the country.(image)