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AT&T begins testing high-speed internet over power lines

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:12:04 -0500

NEW YORK (Reuters) - AT&T Inc has started trials in Georgia state and a non-U.S. location to deliver high-speed internet over power lines, the No. 2 wireless carrier said on Wednesday, marking its latest push to offer faster broadband service to more customers.(image)

Mexico authorities warn of risks of cryptocurrencies

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:31:19 -0500

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's finance ministry and central bank warned on Wednesday of the risks associated with cryptocurrencies and investment schemes known as initial coin offerings.(image)

France proposes age-of-consent rule for Facebook users

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:23:07 -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)

Deutsche Telekom, EWE to invest 2 billion euros in German fiber buildout

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:41:38 -0500

BERLIN (Reuters) - Deutsche Telekom is partnering with EWE AG [LANDWE.UL] to invest 2 billion euros ($2.4 billion) in building out a superfast glass-fiber broadband network in northwestern Germany, the companies said on Wednesday.(image)

South Korea considers cryptocurrency tax as regulators grapple with 'speculative mania'

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:53:03 -0500

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said on Wednesday it may tax capital gains from cryptocurrency trading as global regulators worried about a bubble, with Australia's central bank chief warning of a 'speculative mania" that has seen the digital asset making rip-roaring gains.(image)

Advocates ready legal showdown with FCC on net neutrality

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 18:22:49 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Net neutrality advocates said they are gearing up for a legal fight after abandoning attempts to convince the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to keep 2015 rules aimed at maintaining an open internet.(image)

Trump signs into law U.S. government ban on Kaspersky Lab software

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:37:01 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump signed into law on Tuesday legislation that bans the use of Kaspersky Lab within the U.S. government, capping a months-long effort to purge the Moscow-based antivirus firm from federal agencies amid concerns it was vulnerable to Kremlin influence.(image)

Tezos director resigns, sowing more uncertainty at crypto startup

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:29:42 -0500

LONDON/ZURICH (Reuters) - One of the three board members of the Swiss foundation that conducted the online fundraiser for the embattled Tezos cryptocurrency tech project has resigned, Reuters has learned.(image)

Bitcoin euphoria puts other retail bets in shade

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:25:28 -0500

(Reuters) - If you wondered why 18-year old twitterati and seasoned speculative traders alike have bet on bitcoin's surge toward $20,000 this week, look no further than the comparison with the past year's new stock exchange floatations.(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)