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Cisco nears deal to acquire BroadSoft: source
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Cisco Systems Inc
, the world’s largest networking gear manufacturer, is nearing a deal to buy U.S. telecommunications software firm BroadSoft Inc for close to $2 billion, a person familiar with the matter said on Sunday.
JPMorgan reaches beyond its branches with new mobile account app
NEW YORK (Reuters) - In its first offering of online bank accounts, JPMorgan Chase & Co on Monday launched a new smartphone app that it hopes will attract new depositors, many of whom are young and may live far from any of its branch offices.
JPMorgan partners with data start-up to boost fixed-income trading
NEW YORK (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co
has partnered with data analytics start-up Mosaic Smart Data to help its fixed-income sales and trading business become more profitable.
Tencent unit China Literature launches up to $1.1 billion HK IPO
HONG KONG (Reuters) - China Literature Ltd, China's largest online publishing and e-book company, launched an initial public offering for up to $1.1 billion on Monday, seeking funds for acquisitions and to expand its digital publishing business.
Trump campaign's digital director to meet House intelligence panel -WSJ
Oct 22 (Reuters) - The digital director for Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign is scheduled to meet the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee on Tuesday as the panel investigates alleged Russian meddling in last year's election, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.
China's recyclers eye looming electric vehicle battery mountain
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - After years of dismantling discarded televisions and laptops, a Shanghai recycling plant is readying itself for a new wave of waste: piles of exhausted batteries from the surge of electric vehicles hitting China's streets.
Consumer goods firms harness online data to tap Southeast Asia e-commerce boom
SINGAPORE/BANGKOK (Reuters) - When diaper maker DSG International (Thailand) wants to know what its customers are thinking, it often turns to Lazada, an e-commerce firm majority-owned by Alibaba Group Holding
Czech election websites hacked, vote unaffected -Statistics Office
PRAGUE, Oct 22 (Reuters) - The websites used for presentation of the Czech Republic's election results were hacked on Saturday afternoon, the Czech Statistical Office (CSU) said on Sunday, adding that the vote count was not affected.
Box Office: Tyler Perry's 'Boo 2!' Tops Downbeat Weekend With $21.7 Million
LOS ANGELES, Oct 22 (Variety.com) - Tyler Perry has prevented a disaster at the box office with the opening of Lionsgate's comedy sequel "Boo 2! A Madea Halloween" scaring up a solid $21.7 million at 2,388 North American locations.
Tesla reaffirms effort to build cars in China; mum on deal report
(Reuters) - Electric car maker Tesla Inc
reaffirmed on Sunday it is talking with the Shanghai municipal government to set up a factory in the region and expects to agree on a plan by the end of the year, but declined to comment on a report that a deal has been reached.
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