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Apple deepens enterprise push with Deloitte partnership

(Reuters) - Apple Inc and Deloitte LLP announced a partnership on Wednesday in which the consultant will open a new practice to help corporate clients work with Apple products, the tech firm's latest attempt to boost enterprise sales as its key product, the iPhone, shows signs of maturation. Read More

 

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BlackBerry avoids smartphone risk with outsource move: CEO

WATERLOO, Ontario (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd's decision to outsource the development of its smartphones helps it avoid the risks of a competitive market and focus on its more lucrative businesses of software and managing rival devices, its chief executive said on Wednesday. More »

 

Apple to make landmark Battersea Power Station its new London home

LONDON (Reuters) - Technology giant Apple said on Wednesday it is moving its London headquarters to the landmark Battersea Power Station, a move hailed by the government as a sign that major firms are still investing after the Brexit vote. More »

 

Wal-Mart in talks to buy stake in India's Flipkart: sources

HONG KONG/MUMBAI (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc is in talks to buy a minority stake in India's largest e-commerce firm Flipkart, two sources familiar with the matter said, as the world's biggest retailer aims to get a slice of a fast-growing online retail market. More »

 

Syrian hacker sympathetic to Assad pleads guilty in U.S. court

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A computer hacker sympathetic to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government pleaded guilty for his role as a middleman in an extortion scheme targeting U.S. media outlets and governments, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Wednesday. More »

 

Banks adopting blockchain 'dramatically faster' than expected: IBM

LONDON (Reuters) - Banks and other financial institutions are adopting blockchain technology "dramatically faster" than initially expected, with 15 percent of top global banks intending to roll out full-scale, commercial blockchain products in 2017, IBM said on Wednesday. More »

 

Uber expands food delivery business into South Africa

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Uber Technologies starts its UberEats food-delivery service in South Africa on Thursday before expanding in the rest of the country and into the continent, it said on Wednesday. More »

 

At your service: cyber criminals for hire to militants, EU says

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Cybercriminals offering contract services for hire offer militant groups the means to attack Europe but such groups have yet to employ such techniques in major attacks, EU police agency Europol said on Wednesday. More »

 

South Korea to widen Takata air bag recall by 110,000 vehicles

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said on Wednesday that 13 automakers will recall some 110,000 vehicles equipped with Takata Corp's <7312.T> defective air bags, the latest development in a long-running safety crisis involving the Japanese company. More »

 

Sears hitches a ride with Uber to make rewards plan more attractive

(Reuters) - Sears Holdings Corp is partnering with ride-services company Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] as the struggling retailer tries to make its rewards program more attractive to shoppers. More »

 

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