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Google overhauls Gmail to lure businesses away from Microsoft

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google unveiled on Wednesday its first Gmail redesign since 2013, capping what the company says was an expensive overhaul two years in the making to adopt security and offline functionality and better resemble Microsoft Outlook. Read More


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Gemini increases cryptocurrency trading oversight with Nasdaq's technology

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Gemini Trust Company announced on Wednesday it is increasing oversight of its cryptocurrency trading using Nasdaq Inc's market surveillance technology to detect manipulation and fraudulent trades. More » plays catch-up in Brazil as local rivals thrive

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Claudia Maria de Oliveira is leery of online shopping. But while browsing social media recently, the 49-year-old Brazilian spotted a bargain-priced sandwich press from local retailer Magazine Luiza SA. More »


India ride-hailing firm Jugnoo eyes Singapore as Uber drives off

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Indian ride-hailing firm Jugnoo plans to enter the Singapore market next month, its chief executive said on Wednesday, joining other companies eyeing the city state as Uber Technologies [UBER.UL] prepares to leave. More »


TSB bank customers say online services still not fixed

(Reuters) - Dozens of customers of Britain's TSB Bank said on Wednesday they still could not access its digital services, after the bank's CEO said earlier its mobile and online banking platforms were up and running following five days of disruption. More »


China invites overseas investors to propel local chip ambitions

BEIJING (Reuters) - China is looking for billions of dollars in funds to propel its domestic ambitions in chips to cut a heavy reliance on imports, and has invited overseas investors to help it get there. More »


STMicro sends upbeat signal on smartphone demand in second half

PARIS (Reuters) - STMicroelectronics on Wednesday delivered an upbeat assessment on second-half demand for its smartphones-focused products in second-half, brushing off investor anxiety over the soft takeoff of Apple's iPhone X. More »


China's Xiaomi promises to cap hardware income margin ahead of IPO

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese smartphone and smart device maker Xiaomi will cap income from its hardware business at 5 percent of after-tax profits starting 2018, as it looks to position itself as an internet services provider ahead of a highly anticipated IPO. More »


Police in Chinese city seize 600 computers used to mine bitcoin

BEIJING (Reuters) - Police in the north China city of Tianjin confiscated 600 computers used to mine bitcoin cryptocurrency after the local power grid operator reported abnormal electricity usage, Xinhua reported Wednesday. More »


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