Facebook builds censorship tool to attain China re-entry: NYT

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(Reuters) – Facebook Inc has quietly developed a censorship tool that could persuade China to allow the world’s biggest social media network to re-enter the world’s second largest economy after a seven-year ban, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.

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James Simons’s Foundation Starts New Institute for Computing, Big Data

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The new venture, the Flatiron Institute, will house programmers and scientists researching astrophysics, among other projects.

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Almost half the world will be online by end of 2016; poorer countries will lag, report shows

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – By the end of 2016, almost half of the world’s population will be using the internet as mobile networks grow and prices fall, but their numbers will remain concentrated in the developed world, a United Nations agency said on Tuesday.

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Singapore unveils self-driving scooter, ideal for phone-obsessed walkers

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Researchers in Singapore have come up with a solution to curb accidents involving phone-obsessed walkers, a self-driving mobility scooter that drives single pedestrians along footpaths.

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VW puts conquering Americas at heart of turnaround plan

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WOLFSBURG, Germany (Reuters) – Volkswagen will need to conquer the Americas, the region at the center of its emissions scandal, to deliver a turnaround at its core VW brand, Europe’s largest carmaker said on Tuesday.

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On Technology: Is Social Media Disconnecting Us From the Big Picture?

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We’ve heard about its power to help us empathize with others. But what if, instead, it’s just cocooning us with our friends?

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10 Facebook Marketing Tips for the Holiday Season

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Is Facebook part of your holiday marketing plan? Are you looking for tips to improve your holiday campaign? In this article, you’ll discover 10 Facebook tips to widen your visibility and reach during the holiday season. Plan Your Holiday Marketing Before you utilize the power of Facebook, take the time to plan your promos and […]

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Startup Trov aims to disrupt insurance with the swipe of an app

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(Reuters) – The on-demand economy, which uses smartphone technology to immediately fill consumer needs, has changed the way people order food, a car, or a place to stay. Now, technology startups are targeting the next business frontier – insurance – offering coverage with the swipe of an app.

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IBM invests in UK data centers as tech sector defies Brexit worries

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LONDON (Reuters) – Global IT group IBM will triple the number of its cloud data centers in Britain, it said on Tuesday, joining Facebook and Google in investing in the UK after its vote to leave the European Union.

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