Tesla must fix 'flaws' in Autopilot after fatal crash: U.S. consumer group

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A consumer advocacy group on Friday urged Tesla Inc to fix what it termed as "flaws" in the automaker's driver-assistance system Autopilot after a preliminary government report said a driver did not have his hands on the vehicle's steering wheel in the final six seconds before a fatal crash.

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Comcast to win unconditional EU okay for Sky bid: sources

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. cable company Comcast is set to gain unconditional EU antitrust approval for its bid to buy European pay-TV company Sky , two people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

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Verizon names tech chief CEO, prioritizes 5G network over content

(Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc named Chief Technology Officer Hans Vestberg as its new CEO on Friday, surprising analysts and signaling the largest U.S. wireless company's priority is building the next-generation 5G network, not expanding further into media content.

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China's ZTE apologizes after paying 'disastrous price' in U.S. sanction case

HONG KONG/SHENZHEN, China (Reuters) - The chairman of ZTE Corp apologized to staff and customers on Friday after the Chinese technology firm agreed to pay a $1 billion fine to the United States to end a supplier ban that has crippled its business.

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Apple to make 20 percent fewer new model iPhones this year: Nikkei

(Reuters) - Apple Inc expects to ship 80 million new model iPhones this year, down 20 percent from what it had planned at the same time last year, Japanese financial daily Nikkei reported on Friday, citing industry sources.

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Stewing about Trump, California tech group bets on distant 'purple' candidates

MILL VALLEY, California (Reuters) - Sipping California zinfandel, munching deviled eggs and fretting about President Donald Trump, the guests attending a political fundraiser at a Silicon Valley executive's home were the usual assortment of tech entrepreneurs and investors.

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Ant Financial raises $14 billion in world's largest-ever single fundraising

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Ant Financial Services Group, operator of China's biggest online payment platform, on Friday said it raised around $14 billion in what market watchers called the biggest-ever single fundraising globally by a private company.

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Dialog Semiconductor in Synaptics deal talks: Bloomberg

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Dialog Semiconductor is in early talks to merge with U.S. touch-pad technology company Synaptics Inc , Bloomberg reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.

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Tweeting about banking troubles? You're a fraudster's dream

LONDON (Reuters) - Customers who use social media to vent frustration at their banks when services go down are inadvertently making themselves targets for fraudsters, law enforcement officials and industry insiders said.

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Retelit shares fall after government exercises 'golden powers'

MILAN (Reuters) - Shares in Italian fiber-optic network group Retelit closed down 4.6 percent on Friday after the new government exercised its so-called 'golden powers' on a company deemed of strategic national importance.

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Source: Reuters