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Wearable tech latest must-have for China's proud pet owners

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Electronic device makers such as Hong Kong-listed SUGA <0912.HK> and other start-ups are looking to cash-in on a boom in China in so-called pet wearables, like smart collars, leashes and feeders. Read More


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Microsoft to buy cyber security firm Hexadite for $100 million: report

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Microsoft has agreed to acquire cyber security firm Hexadite for $100 million, Israeli financial news website Calcalist reported on Wednesday. More »


Battle hardened eastern European tech entrepreneurs draw global interest

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Tech entrepreneurs in central and southeastern European, many of whom already have experience of launching their own businesses, are now having more success at enticing global investors the second time around. More »


'Clash of Clans' maker Supercell buys majority stake in UK's Space Ape

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish mobile game maker Supercell has acquired a majority stake in London-based game studio Space Ape, the British company said on its website. More »


Japan's SoftBank to appoint heads of overseas units as board members

TOKYO (Reuters) - SoftBank Group Corp said on Wednesday it plans to appoint heads of key overseas subsidiaries to the group's board of directors, as the Japanese firm's business focus moves away from its domestic market. More »


Uber inadvertently underpaid New York City drivers for over two years

(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] said on Tuesday it underpaid its New York City drivers for the past two-and-a-half years, an error that could cost the ride-hailing company tens of millions of dollars. More »


Pace of Gulf tech deals heats up as Emaar buys Namshi stake

DUBAI/BERLIN (Reuters) - Emaar Malls will buy a 51 percent stake in e-commerce fashion website Namshi from Global Fashion Group, a firm backed by Rocket Internet, for $151 million, a sign of growing demand for tech deals in the Middle East. More »


Apple and Nokia see deeper partnership after ending patent dispute

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Apple has settled a patent dispute with Finnish telecom equipment maker Nokia and agreed to buy more of its network products and services, sending Nokia shares up 7 percent. More »


Transaction app Alipay launches first non-yuan version in Hong Kong

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese online and mobile payment platform Alipay on Wednesday launched in Hong Kong its first app to handle transactions not denominated in the yuan currency, moving closer to its ambition of widening currency payment options. More »


Israel takes on UberNight in latest legal battle for Uber

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Uber faces a legal challenge in Israel, adding to the list of places where it is under scrutiny, after the country alleged unauthorized drivers were illegally paid using its network for a new car pooling app the company is piloting. More »


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