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PITTSBURGH (Reuters) – The city of Pittsburgh, the one-time steel capital that’s long been a symbol of Rust-Belt decline, is emerging as a vibrant hub for artificial intelligence, robotics and biomedical companies eager to tap a rich talent pool. An Aurora self-driving Lincoln MKZ car is seen outside the company’s office in the Lawrenceville neighborhood
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TOKYO (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) and SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T) are teaming up to develop self-driving car services, signaling deepening alliances between top automaker and tech firms as the global race to develop autonomous cars intensifies. Japan’s biggest automaker and its most influential tech firm will jointly develop a platform to operate self-driving
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(Reuters) – Micron Technology said on Wednesday it planned to invest up to $100 million in startup companies working on artificial intelligence technologies for use in self-driving vehicles, factory automation and other growing fields. The main entrance to Micron corporate headquarters in Boise, Idaho, February 3, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Losness The Idaho-based memory chip maker launched
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc’s (AMZN.O) machine-learning specialists uncovered a big problem: their new recruiting engine did not like women. FILE PHOTO: Brochures are available for potential job applicants at “Amazon Jobs Day,” a job fair at the Amazon.com Fulfillment Center in Fall River, Massachusetts, U.S., August 2, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo The team
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top Republican on the Senate Commerce Committee has asked Apple Inc, Amazon.com Inc and Super Micro Computer Inc for staff briefings about a Bloomberg report that the Chinese government implanted malicious hardware into server motherboards provided by Super Micro. Senator John Thune (R-SD), chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – U.S. software giant Microsoft (MSFT.O) is set to win unconditional EU antitrust approval for its $7.5 billion purchase of privately held coding website GitHub, two people familiar with the matter said on Monday. A Microsoft store is pictured in New York City, New York, U.S., August 21, 2018. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri Microsoft announced
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) on Monday released a smart speaker designed to ease video calls, but the company’s history of privacy mishaps and the device’s price and limited functionality could slow it from taking on market leaders Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) and Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google. A smart speaker device by Facebook Inc.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said on Saturday it currently had no reason to doubt statements from companies that have denied a Bloomberg report that their supply chains were compromised by malicious computer chips inserted by Chinese intelligence services. FILE PHOTO: A U.S. Department of Homeland Security employee stands inside the
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Hedge fund manager David Einhorn lambasted Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) and its “despondent” Chief Executive Elon Musk on Friday, comparing the electric car company to Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc, where he had flagged accounting problems several months before its 2008 collapse. FILE PHOTO: David Einhorn, President of Greenlight Capital, Inc., presents during
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STRBSKE PLESO, Slovakia (Reuters) – Google’s proposals to increase competition in online shopping are bearing fruit, Europe’s antitrust chief said on Friday, suggesting that the company may be able to avoid further fines. FILE PHOTO: A logo is pictured at Google’s European Engineering Center in Zurich, Switzerland July 19, 2018 REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo Alphabet Inc’s
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(Reuters) – Shareholder advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services Inc (ISS) said on Friday that Dell Technologies Inc should renegotiate an offer to acquire a tracking stock tied to is virtualization software subsidiary VMWare Inc. FILE PHOTO: A logo of Dell Technologies is seen at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain February 28, 2018. REUTERS/Yves
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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Lenovo and ZTE Corp shares slid on Friday, hurt by worries about overseas sales after Bloomberg reported that the systems of multiple U.S. companies had been compromised by malicious computer chips inserted by Chinese spies. The Lenovo logo is seen in this illustration photo January 22, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas White/Illustration In a
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(Reuters) – Ebay Inc (EBAY.O) on Wednesday accused Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) of trying to poach sellers for its own platform through Ebay’s internal messaging system. FILE PHOTO: An eBay sign is seen at an office building in San Jose, California May 28, 2014. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach “We have uncovered an unlawful and troubling scheme on the
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LISBON (Reuters) – Europe’s largest tech event, the Web Summit, will remain in Lisbon for another 10 years, its founder Paddy Cosgrave said on Wednesday in a boost to Portugal’s aspirations of becoming a technology hub. Web Summit’s co-founder Paddy Cosgrave speaks during the inauguration of Web Summit, Europe’s biggest tech conference, in Lisbon, Portugal,
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TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Sharp Corp (6753.T) unveiled its long-awaited move into the organic light-emitting diode (OLED) market on Wednesday as the Apple Inc (AAPL.O) supplier looks to catch rival Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS). FILE PHOTO: A logo of Sharp Corp is pictured at the CEATEC JAPAN 2017 (Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies) at
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