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British Airways vows 'never again' after costly IT collapse

LONDON (Reuters) - British Airways (BA) said it would take steps to ensure there was no repeat of a computer system failure that stranded 75,000 passengers over a holiday weekend and turned into a public relations disaster. Read More

 

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Investigators search Ukrainian offices of Russia's Yandex

KIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Ukraine's State Security Service (SBU) raided the Kiev and Odessa offices of Russia's top search site Yandex on Monday, accusing the company of illegally collecting Ukrainian users' data and sending it to Russian security agencies. More »

 

Japan to finalize strategy for drones, self-driving trucks on June 9: government sources

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan aims to finalize on June 9 plans to allow package delivery by drone sometime from 2020 and the commercialization of self-driving trucks by 2022, as it scrambles to breathe new life into its corporate sector, sources told Reuters. More »

 

Western Digital may join Japan-KKR group for Toshiba chip unit bid: sources

TOKYO (Reuters) - Western Digital Corp may join a consortium of Japanese government money and KKR & Co LP to bid for Toshiba Corp's <6502.T> chip unit, backing away from an earlier demand for an immediate majority stake, two sources familiar with the matter said. More »

 

Partner Communications to offer Netflix on new Israeli TV service

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Partner Communications, Israel's second-largest mobile phone operator, said on Monday that streaming giant Netflix will be available on Partner's new television service. More »

 

China to implement cyber security law from Thursday

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China, battling increased threats from cyber-terrorism and hacking, will adopt from Thursday a controversial law that mandates strict data surveillance and storage for firms working in the country, the official Xinhua news agency said. More »

 

Popular Chinese lesbian dating app removed from internet

BEIJING (Reuters) - A popular Chinese dating app for lesbians has been shut down, along with its website and main social media account, just as the gay community celebrates Taiwan's decision giving same-sex couples the right to marry, a first for Asia. More »

 

UK looking to increase pressure on internet firms over extremist material: minister

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is looking at range of options to put pressure on internet companies to do more to take down extremist material, Security Minister Ben Wallace said on Sunday. More »

 

Samsung Electronics says may add NAND capacity at China plant amid demand surge

SEOUL (Reuters) - Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Monday it is considering adding NAND memory chip production capacity at its manufacturing base in China amid an industry-wide boom that will likely fuel record sales for memory suppliers. More »

 

Acquisitions accelerate as tech giants seek to build AI smarts

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A total of 34 artificial intelligence startups were acquired in the first quarter of this year, more than twice the amount of activity in the year-ago quarter, according to the research firm CB Insights. More »

 

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