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No crowds as Apple's iPhone 11 hits stores in China

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Apple's latest iPhone 11 range hit stores in China on Friday, with short queues of die-hard fans contrasting with the hundreds who camped out ahead of some previous launches. Read More


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Google to invest 3 billion euros in European data centers

(Reuters) - Google will make an additional investment of 3 billion euros ($3.3 billion) over the next two years to expand its European data centers, Chief Executive Sundar Pichai said in Finland. More »


Once hacked, twice shy: How auto supplier Harman learned to fight cyber carjackers

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - When researchers remotely hacked a Jeep Cherokee in 2015, slowing it to a crawl in the middle of a U.S. highway, the portal the hackers used was an infotainment system made by supplier Harman International. More »


Uber awaits renewal decision on vital London license, just five days before expiry

LONDON (Reuters) - Uber is still waiting to see whether its license in London, which expires on Wednesday, will be renewed as the regulator, which previously stripped the taxi app of its right to operate in the city, remains tight-lipped about the decision. More »


Netflix chief says 'The Crown' will look a bargain after streaming explosion

CAMBRIDGE, England (Reuters) - The boss of Netflix says the looming arrival of Apple, Disney and NBC to the global streaming market will push content costs to levels that make its epic drama about the British Royal family "look like a bargain". More »


Ramp walks, dancing: Indian watchdog clamps down on flight crew TikTok videos

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's aviation regulator has told airlines to crack down on the behavior of flight crew after several videos on popular Chinese video app TikTok showed crew members singing and dancing while on duty, a senior official told Reuters. More »


Facebook CEO Zuckerberg meets Trump, seeks to mend fences in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg met with President Donald Trump on Thursday during a fence-mending visit to Washington where the chief executive faced aggressive questioning from lawmakers about the social network's failures to protect consumer privacy. More »


Airbnb plans stock market splash in 2020

(Reuters) - Home rental giant Airbnb said it plans to list its shares in 2020, making it one of the most high-profile names to tap the stock market next year. ( More »


Comedy Central and Channel 5 shows to join Britbox streaming service: ITV

CAMBRIDGE, England (Reuters) - Television boxsets from Viacom-owned Channel 5 as well as British comedies from Comedy Central UK will appear on Britbox, a new British joint venture video streaming service from the BBC and ITV, ITV said on Friday. More »


Europe's China telecoms gear ban would cost industry $3.5 billion: report

TALLINN (Reuters) - Replacing Chinese telecoms equipment would cost European telecom operators about $3.5 billion, a report by industry research firm Strand Consult predicted on Friday, far lower than the figure a lobby group came up with. More »


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