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'Alexa, send $20 to my favorite presidential candidate'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Amazon said on Wednesday it will make donating to a U.S. presidential candidate as easy as turning on the lights or replenishing a household's toilet-paper stocks, via its Alexa digital assistant. Read More

 

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Huawei promises smartest 5G phone, but who will be brave enough to buy?

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Huawei [HWT.UL] launches what could be the world's most powerful and feature-packed 5G smartphone on Thursday, but the fate of the device in Europe will hang on whether it can overcome a U.S. ban to give customers the Google software they expect. More »

 

Tesla takes on Porsche with battle on Germany's toughest circuit

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Tesla wants to steal Porsche's bragging rights by testing its Model S on the northern loop of Germany's Nuerburgring circuit, using a marketing tool that German carmakers have long used to tout the superiority of their products. More »

 

Apple spars with EU as $14 billion Irish tax dispute drags on

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - Apple accused the European Commission of misunderstanding its business on day two of the iPhone maker's appeal against a $14 billion tax order, in a dispute that is key to the EU's drive to collect more taxes but which could also run for years. More »

 

U.S. social media firms say they are removing violent content faster

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Major U.S. social media firms told a Senate panel Wednesday they are doing more to prevent to remove violent or extremist content from online platforms in the wake of several high-profile incidents, focusing on using more technological tools to act faster. More »

 

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg to meet with U.S. senators this week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg is on Capitol Hill this week to meet with senators as the social media giant faces scrutiny from both the Federal Trade Commission and members of Congress, the company confirmed on Wednesday. More »

 

Comcast gives away Xfinity Flex TV device, pounding shares of Roku

(Reuters) - Comcast Corp said on Wednesday it will offer internet customers a free streaming media set top box that works with other services, stepping up competition with Roku Inc in the market for a device that organizes multiple subscriptions. More »

 

Facebook met UK officials three times before Libra announcement

LONDON (Reuters) - Facebook met British finance ministry, central bank and regulatory officials in the weeks before making public its plans for the Libra digital currency, responses to Reuters freedom of information requests show. More »

 

Huawei expects to see revenue uplift from 5G roll-out next year

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Huawei Technologies expects the roll-out of next-generation 5G wireless networks to start contributing to the firm's revenue from next year when China launches services, the company's deputy chairman said on Wednesday. More »

 

Apple taps recycled rare earth elements for iPhone parts

(Reuters) - Apple Inc's new iPhones will use recycled rare earth elements in a key component, the company said on Wednesday. More »

 

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