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Google's search for non-ad revenue puts spotlight on cloud, Pixel

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's non-advertising business, which houses its cloud unit, Pixel smartphones and the Play store, has long been sandwiched between Google's advertising juggernaut and its moonshot ventures that have captured popular imagination. Read More

 

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Qualcomm says Apple to stop paying royalties, cuts profit forecast

(Reuters) - Apple Inc has decided to withhold royalty payments to its contract manufacturers that are owed to Qualcomm Inc, until a legal dispute between the companies is resolved, the chipmaker said on Friday. More »

 

Huawei under fire over phone chips as tight supply bites

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese smartphone maker Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL] has come under fire from users for "cutting corners", after it said it used a mix of less advanced and powerful chips in its flagship P10 model due to tight supplies of the parts. More »

 

Tech firms race to spot video violence

SINAGPORE (Reuters) - Companies from Singapore to Finland are racing to improve artificial intelligence so software can automatically spot and block videos of grisly murders and mayhem before they go viral on social media. More »

 

Sony sees surge in chip demand pushing profit nearing 20-year record

TOKYO (Reuters) - Sony Corp on Friday said it expects annual profit to surge 73 percent, closing in on a two decade-old record, as its cash-cow image sensor business recovers from quake damage just as smartphone makers start loading handsets with more sensors. More »

 

Russian prosecutor demands jail time for man who played Pokemon in church

YEKATERINBURG, Russia (Reuters) - A Russian state prosecutor asked a court to jail a blogger who played Pokemon Go inside a church for three-and-a-half years on Friday, saying he was guilty of inciting religious hatred, a court employee told Reuters by phone. More »

 

Deutsche Post to deliver groceries for AmazonFresh in Germany

BOCHUM, Germany (Reuters) - Deutsche Post DHL won a contract to deliver groceries for Amazon's AmazonFresh service in Germany, which could help ease concerns that the U.S. retailer's own delivery services are an increasing threat to the German logistics group. More »

 

Thai baby's murder on Facebook: The missing hours before video was removed

PHUKET, Thailand (Reuters) - A relative of the Thai baby whose murder was shown on Facebook Live earlier this week said he was too distraught and intent on getting police to the crime scene to worry about getting the horrific videos taken down. More »

 

ASML files patent countersuit against Japan's Nikon

(Reuters) - ASML, Europe's largest supplier to semiconductor manufacturers, said on Friday it had filed patent infringement cases against Nikon in Japan, a response to legal action taken by Nikon against the Dutch company. More »

 

Exclusive: Tesla's Klaus Grohmann ousted after clash with CEO Musk - sources

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Tesla executive Klaus Grohmann was ousted last month after a clash with Chief Executive Elon Musk over the strategy of Grohmann's firm, which Tesla had acquired in November, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters. More »

 

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