Reuters : technology
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Intel files antitrust case against SoftBank-backed firm over patent practices  01h48 23 octobre
Chipmaker Intel Corp has filed an antitrust lawsuit against a SoftBank Group Corp-owned investment company alleging the firm stockpiled patents to hold up technology companies with numerous lawsuits.
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SoftBank clinches deal to take over WeWork: sources  01h25 23 octobre
SoftBank Group Corp has agreed to spend more than 10 billion to take over WeWork, doubling down on an ill-fated investment and paying off its co-founder Adam Neumann to relinquish control, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.
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SoftBank shares fall as it doubles down on WeWork  01h25 23 octobre
Shares of SoftBank Group Corp fell 2% in early trade on Wednesday as the tech conglomerate moved to take over beleaguered office-space sharing startup WeWork with a funding injection of more than 10 billion.
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U.S. tech firm Maxar taps startup’s robotics for moon mission  00h47 23 octobre
U.S. technology company Maxar Technologies Inc said it picked software developed by space startup Olis Robotics to run a robotic lunar lander that’s part of NASA’s broader goal of human moon missions by 2024.
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To go big on EVs, Japanese car makers think super-small  00h47 23 octobre
As global automakers race to put long-range electric vehicles on highways amid stricter emission laws, Japanese rivals are taking a niche approach and steering towards cheaper, pint-sized runabouts to make costly battery technology more accessible.
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Facebook probe by U.S. states expands to 47 attorneys general  00h26 23 octobre
A New York-led probe into allegations that Facebook Inc put consumer data at risk and pushed up advertising rates has expanded to include attorneys general from 47 U.S. states and territories, New York Attorney General Letitia James said in a statement on Tuesday.
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Exclusive: U.S. states plan Google antitrust meeting next month in Colorado - sources  23h39 22 octobre
U.S. state attorneys general probing Alphabet’s Google plan to meet next month in Colorado to discuss a probe into whether the search giant’s business practices break antitrust law, according to three sources knowledgeable about the meeting.
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U.S. defense chief recuses himself from review of 10 billion cloud computing contract  23h17 22 octobre
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper has removed himself from reviewing a disputed 10 billion cloud computing deal because of a possible conflict of interest, a move that could further delay the contract-award process.
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Musk’s satellite project testing encrypted internet with military planes  22h55 22 octobre
The Air Force is using SpaceX’s fledgling satellite network to test encrypted internet services for a number of military planes, the space company’s president said on Tuesday, detailing results for the first customer of Elon Musk’s planned constellation of thousands of broadband-beaming satellites....
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Snap disappoints with fourth-quarter revenue guidance, sending shares down  22h33 22 octobre
Snap Inc on Tuesday forecast fourth-quarter revenue largely below Wall Street estimates, sending its shares down 5% in after-market trading.
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Exclusive: Blackstone, CVC seek to take Paysafe public - sources  22h21 22 octobre
Private equity firms Blackstone Group Inc and CVC Capital Partners Ltd are seeking to hire underwriters for an initial public offering (IPO) of Paysafe Group Ltd that could value the payments processing firm at more than 10 billion, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter. ...
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Disney to close in on Netflix with Verizon promotion  20h35 22 octobre
Walt Disney Co’s launch of its Disney streaming service will get a boost of about 50 million U.S. subscribers through a promotion with Verizon Communications Inc, the telecom provider said on Tuesday.
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Zuckerberg to tell Congress Facebook is ’not the ideal messenger’ for Libra currency  18h47 22 octobre
Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg plans to acknowledge before Congress that Facebook is not the ideal messenger for its Libra cryptocurrency project, given ongoing criticism of the company.
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U.S. senators want social media users to be able to take their data with them  17h29 22 octobre
Three U.S. lawmakers active in tech issues introduced a bill on Tuesday that would require social networks like Facebook to allow users to pack up their data and go elsewhere, they said in a statement.
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German WW2 U-boat base in France reboots as data center  17h05 22 octobre
The thick concrete walls of a long-abandoned World War Two German submarine base in Marseille, southern France, are set to find a new purpose: keeping banks of computer servers safe and cool.