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FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Apple has launched its mobile payments service in Germany, four years after its start in the United States and trailing Google, which started its payments app in the country in June. ...
SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg questioned the business case for giving millions of outside software developers wide access to customer data before endorsing the practice in 2012, according to internal emails published on Wednesday. The decision made it possible for a quiz app to gather data on about 87 million Facebook users the following year, and later...
JOHANNESBURG  - British aero-engine maker Rolls-Royce has partnered with Chicago-based artificial intelligence software maker Uptake to spot possible operational issues in its Trent engine fleet ahead of time, the companies said on Tuesday. Uptake provides artificial intelligence software to industrials companies to help them predict the performance of complex machines by combining data analytics and machine learning. Rolls-Royce, whose Trent engines...
(Reuters) - A delegation from Easter Island will arrive in London next week to seek the return from the British Museum of one of the native Polynesians' emblematic statues. The seven-foot (2.13 m) tall basalt figure, known as "Hoa Hakananai'a," meaning "lost or stolen friend" in the local language, was among 900 statues or "Moai," meaning "ancestors," carved by islanders...
JOHANNESBURG, November 8 - Local writer Sibusiso Khuzwayo's dream of directing a film came true after a donation of filming equipment from the KwaZulu Natal Film Commission, the National Film and Video Foundation, Panavision and Panalux. When Sibusiso Khuzwayo read Thabo Mbeki’s biography, “The Dream Deferred" by Mark Gevisser he was inspired by the story about a boy who read...
LISBON - Samsung Electronics expects strong growth at its audio and auto electronics unit Harman, which has put the company "firmly in the picture of the automotive industry" as it eyes the autonomous car market, its chief strategy officer said. Samsung, the world's largest semiconductor manufacturer, bought Harman last year for $8 billion. "Now it's almost 20 months, still not two...
By Guy Faulconbridge and Paul Sandle LONDON (Reuters) - Silicon Valley technology giants such as Facebook and Google have grown so dominant they may need to be broken up, unless challengers or...
DUBAI - A gargantuan touring book sale that touts itself as the world's largest is making its first stop in the Middle East, filling a huge hangar in Dubai with stacks of 3 million discounted books, open around the clock. The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale, launched in Kuala Lumpur in 2009, has since regularly toured Asian cities including Jakarta,...
CAPE TOWN - South Africa is likely to adopt new plans for the country's car industry in December which aim to increase the local content of assembled cars to 60 percent by 2035 from around 38 percent now, a cabinet minister said on Thursday. The new plan, which will come into effect in 2021, seeks to provide stability for one...
JOHANNESBURG- The largest black-empowered JSE-listed ICT group, AYO Technology Solutions, is set to join the wireless operators' field as they bid for a share of the licensing of 4G spectrum in an auction that runs until March 2019. IOL reported that the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services Siyabonga Cwele had confirmed that spectrum would be put on the auction...

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