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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...
PARIS (Reuters) - Ubisoft <UBIP.PA> shares rose on Tuesday, outperforming weaker European markets, after Google said it had partnered with the French video games maker to test its video game streaming service. ...
JOHANNESBURG, May 4 - Social media platform Twitter has indexed Kiswahili, the largest native African language with over 100 million speakers, as an official language, following a campaign by eNitiate, a Pan-African digital agency, to challenge the unfair treatment of African languages on social media. Many of the most widely spoken languages from the continent are not included in language...
(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...
British scientists at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) create the world's smallest Christmas card, so tiny that over 200 million of them could fit into a standard postage stamp. WATCH: This Christmas card is so small that more than 200 million of them could fit on a standard postage stamp. It was created by British scientists at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL),...
SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook is expanding its response to people using the platform improperly and on Tuesday said it had deleted hundreds of Russian accounts and pages associated with a "troll factory" indicted by U.S. prosecutors for fake activist and political posts in the 2016 U.S. election campaign. Facebook said many of the deleted articles and pages came from Russia-based...
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,...
(Reuters) - WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton had disagreements with Facebook <FB.O> Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg over monetization of the messaging service before he left the company, according to an interview with Acton published by Forbes on Wednesday. ...
  By Elizabeth Dilts NEW YORK, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Apple Inc said it "has always looked out for kids", defending its technology policy for children, after two major investors urged it to address what they said was a growing problem of young people getting addicted to Apple's iPhones. Shareholders Jana Partners, a leading activist shareholder, and California teacher pension investor CalSTRS, one of the nation's largest public...
SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics will cease operations at one of its mobile phone manufacturing plants in China, the company said, as its sales in the world's biggest smartphone market slumps amid rising competition from lower-cost local rivals. ...

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