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Tesla deal boosts Chinese presence in U.S. auto tech

DETROIT (Reuters) - China's Tencent Holdings Ltd <0700.HK> has bought a 5 percent stake in U.S. electric car maker Tesla Inc for $1.78 billion, the latest investment by a Chinese internet company in the potentially lucrative market for self-driving vehicles and related services. Read More

 

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With new phone due, Samsung dials down on safety message

SEOUL (Reuters) - After the damaging recall of its fire-prone Note 7 smartphone, you could be forgiven for thinking Samsung Electronics Co Ltd <005930.KS> would make a song and dance about battery safety in its new flagship phones, due to be launched in the United States on Wednesday. More »

 

Facebook adds camera features, moving closer to Snapchat

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc is giving the camera a central place on its smartphone app for the first time, encouraging users to take more pictures and edit them with digital stickers that show the influence of rival Snapchat. More »

 

Amazon launches store-pick grocery service in Seattle

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc launched AmazonFresh Pickup service from two locations in Seattle, as the online giant attempts to crack into the multi-billion dollar grocery market dominated by retail giants such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. More »

 

Twitter to let advertisers buy video ads on Periscope

(Reuters) - Twitter Inc, trying to boost its sagging advertising revenue, will allow brands to buy commercials on its video streams for Periscope, signaling a major push to make money off the live-streaming platform, the company announced on Tuesday morning. More »

 

Amazon clinches deal to buy Middle East online retailer Souq.com

DUBAI (Reuters) - Souq.com will expand its workforce and operations after Amazon clinched a deal to buy 100 percent of the Middle East online retailer, executives from both firms said. More »

 

Fresh funds, acquisition by Industrious give coworking a lift

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Industrious, the second-biggest U.S. coworking firm by number of locations, said on Tuesday it acquired a search website for spare office space and raised $25 million in fresh funds as investors bet the shared-office industry grows and goes mainstream. More »

 

Uber to end services in Denmark after less than three years

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Ride-hailing group Uber Technologies [UBER.UL] will withdraw services in Denmark next month due to a taxi law that sets out new requirements for drivers such as mandatory fare meters, the company said on Tuesday. More »

 

AI to become main way banks interact with customers within three years: Accenture

LONDON (Reuters) - Artificial intelligence (AI) will become the primary way banks interact with their customers within the next three years, according to three quarters of bankers surveyed by consultancy Accenture in a new report. More »

 

Payments company Square launches in the UK

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Square Inc, the payments company led by Twitter Inc Chief Executive Jack Dorsey, has launched in the United Kingdom in its first European foray. More »

 

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