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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...
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. ...
BEIJING- Shares in several of Apple Inc's <AAPL.O> Asian suppliers fell for a second straight day on Tuesday, hurt by a report from Taiwan's Economic Daily and some analysts saying that iPhone X demand could come in below expectations in the first quarter. Apple will slash its sales forecast for the iPhone X in the quarter to 30 million units,...
BRUSSELS - A German rule which gives publishers the right to demand a license fee from Google for using news snippets should be halted as it has not been notified to the European Commission, an advisor to Europe's top court said on Thursday. The non-binding recommendation from Advocate General Gerard Hogan followed a request for guidance from a Berlin court...
BEIJING - Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc <1810.HK> said on Friday it will rejig its businesses and create new leadership positions aimed at building a second tier to CEO Lei Jun, amid increased scrutiny of governance and successions at Chinese tech firms. The firm would introduce two new departments to advise Lei on strategy and oversee hiring, promotion and pay,...
  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...
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...
SEATTLE — Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, are divorcing, ending a 25-year marriage that played a role in the creation of an e-commerce company that made Bezos one of the world's wealthiest people. The decision to divorce comes after a trial separation, according to a "If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do...
By Nqobile Dludla JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - From the mother of dragons in "Game of Thrones" to Captain America from the "The Avengers", thousands of comic book and science fiction fans went head-to-head...
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...

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