Facebook fakers get better at covering tracks, security experts say

Creators of fake accounts and news pages on Facebook are learning from their past mistakes and making themselves harder to track and identify, posing new challenges in preventing the platform from being used for political misinformation, cyber security experts say.

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Google in talks with Tencent, others for cloud services in China - BBG

Alphabet Inc's Google is in talks with Tencent Holdings Ltd, Inspur Group and other Chinese companies to offer its cloud services in the mainland, Bloomberg reported https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-08-03/google-is-said-to-be-... on Friday, citing people familiar with the discussions.

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Wall Street eyes more gains from Apple, its $1 trillion stock

Shares in Apple Inc edged higher on Friday but stayed close to the $1 trillion valuation milestone the iPhone maker reached a day earlier, even as Wall Street predicted more gains.

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NYSE-owner ICE to form new company for digital assets

Intercontinental Exchange Inc , the owner of the New York Stock Exchange, said on Friday it plans to form a company and trading platform for digital assets, such as bitcoin, as well as a physically delivered bitcoin futures contract.

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Open Fiber granted 3.5 billion euro project financing for Italian fiber optic network

Italy's Open Fiber said on Friday banks, state lender CDP and the European Investment Bank had signed off on a 3.5 billion euro project finance package to help fund the ultrafast broadband network it is rolling out across the country.

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GoDaddy reports web hosting sales below estimates

(This version of the August 2nd story corrects paragraph 4 to remove reference to revenue growth in hosting business in previous quarters)

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Impossible goal? Startup to stream soccer to Net-wary Italians

Sports-streaming start-up DAZN has an ambitious business goal in Italy: sign up 3-5 million customers, as many as the country's largest pay-TV group, in a market with one of the worst broadband take-up rates in Europe.

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Amazon reports 1.7 million pound UK tax bill due to share deductions

The main UK subsidiary of Amazon.com Inc had a tax bill of 1.7 million pounds ($2.21 million) on profits of 72.4 million pounds in 2017 thanks to deductions related to share-based awards to staff, accounts published this week show.

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Ding! Always-on Alibaba office app fuels backlash among Chinese workers

In the cramped former home of Jack Ma, founder of the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, about thirty young engineers sit elbow-to-elbow, working to attract the next million users for DingTalk, Alibaba's workplace communication software.

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Amazon forays into Australia with small loss

Online retail giant Amazon.com Inc, whose entry into Australia last year rattled established bricks-and-mortar retailers, posted a modest loss in its earliest days in the country, corporate filings show.

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Huawei sees smartphone shipments topping 200 million, eyes world No. 1 rank

China's Huawei raised its forecast for full-year smartphone shipments to more than 200 million and said it could become the world's top vendor of the devices in the final quarter of next year.

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China's market regulator says Pinduoduo to step up product vetting

China's market regulator said on Friday that after a meeting with online discounter Pinduoduo Inc the company agreed to step up vetting of the products listed on its platform amid reports of counterfeiting.

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Apple breaches $1 trillion stock market valuation

Apple Inc on Thursday became the first $1 trillion publicly listed U.S. company, crowning a decade-long rise fueled by its ubiquitous iPhone that transformed it from a niche player in personal computers into a global powerhouse spanning entertainment and communications.

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Apple CEO calls $1 trillion value a 'milestone' but not a focus

Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook said on Thursday that the iPhone maker's $1 trillion market capitalization was "not the most important measure" of the company's success but was instead a result of its focus on its products, customers and company values.

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eFootball's coming home; FIFA's virtual World Cup kicks off

The 2018 World Cup is over and now for the FIFA eWorld Cup, a virtual tournament that kicked off in London on Thursday with goals galore and multiple Cristiano Ronaldos and Lionel Messis strutting their stuff on a digital stage.

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GoPro sees revenue above estimates, plans three new cameras

Action-camera maker GoPro Inc forecast current-quarter revenue above Wall Street estimates on Thursday and said it would launch three new cheaper cameras for the holiday season.

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Symantec cuts 8 percent of workforce, slashes revenue forecast

Symantec Corp will cut 8 percent of its global workforce to boost profit margins, the antivirus software maker said on Thursday, while also lowering its yearly revenue forecast as it closed fewer business deals than expected.

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Activision Blizzard's quarterly profit beats on "Call of Duty" strength

Activision Blizzard Inc topped Wall Street estimates for quarterly profit on Thursday, driven by sales of its blockbuster videogame, "Call of Duty", but forecast current-quarter and full-year revenue below expectations.

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Tesla shares spike, dealing short-sellers a $1.7 billion loss

Tesla Inc shares soared 16 percent on Thursday, a day after the electric car maker's better-than-expected quarterly report, and financial analytics firm S3 Partners said short-sellers were slammed with $1.7 billion in paper losses on the day.

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Tesla shares surge as investors embrace cash comments, Musk apology

Shares of Tesla Inc jumped more than 12 percent on Thursday, after the company convinced investors that it was able to yield positive cash flow and turn a profit, and Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk apologized for past incendiary remarks.

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Source: Reuters