U.S. charges North Korean hacker in Sony, WannaCry cyberattacks

The U.S. government on Thursday charged and sanctioned a North Korean man in the 2017 global WannaCry ransomware cyberattack and the 2014 cyberassault on Sony Corp , U.S. officials said.

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EU guidelines on fintech to include 'sandbox' design recommendations

The European Union's banking watchdog said guidelines being drawn up for nurturing cross-border fintech companies will include recommendations for the core design of a "sandbox" and innovation hub.

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Broadcom quarterly profit beats on data center demand

Broadcom Inc reported third-quarter profit above analysts' estimates and the chipmaker forecast current-quarter revenue largely above expectations, driven by strong performance of its enterprise storage business.

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British Airways website suffers data breach; 380,000 payments affected

Financial data has been stolen from potentially hundreds of thousands of British Airways customers who made online bookings in recent weeks, extending a run of embarrassing technological mishaps suffered by the UK flag carrier.

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Tesla, Musk sought to 'burn' Citron, other short-sellers: lawsuit

The prominent short-seller Andrew Left has sued Tesla Inc and its Chief Executive Elon Musk, saying Musk fraudulently engineered his since-abandoned plan to take Tesla private to "burn" investors hoping the electric car company's stock price would fall.

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Facebook removes Burmese translation feature after Reuters report

Facebook has removed a feature that allowed users to translate Burmese posts and comments after a Reuters report showed the tool was producing bizarre results.

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Tesla bond hits record low, stock slips as investor worry deepens

Tesla's stock and bond prices dropped on Wednesday after Chief Executive Elon Musk renewed an attack on a British caver whom he had previously insulted on social media and a day after Mercedes unveiled a challenge to the electric car maker.

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Chip gear makers slide as KLA-Tencor CFO warns of slowing memory chip growth

Shares in chip equipment maker KLA-Tencor Corp fell 9 percent, dragging along rivals, after the company's chief financial officer said September is still a "drought" in terms of memory-chip shipments and that a recovery might not be as strong as expected.

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EU clears Apple's purchase of Shazam

The European Union approved Apple's planned acquisition of British music discovery app Shazam on Thursday, saying an EU antitrust investigation showed it would not harm competition in the bloc.

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U.S. Treasury sanctions North Korean hacker, company for cyber attacks

The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday imposed sanctions against a North Korean computer programmer and the company he worked for, accusing them of the 2017 global WannaCry ransomware attack and the 2014 cyber attack on Sony Corp.

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U.S. charges North Korean hacker for cyber attacks against Sony, UK NHS

The U.S. Justice Department charged a North Korean hacker for cyber attacks against Sony Corp and the United Kingdom's National Health Service, according to a criminal complaint released on Thursday.

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JD.com investors spooked by 'key man risk' after CEO accused of rape

A U.S. police investigation into an allegation of rape against JD.com Inc CEO Richard Liu has hammered the e-commerce giant's shares, with the case laying bare risks posed by his iron grip on management and the lack of other leaders to challenge him.

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Financial software maker SS&C to buy Intralinks in $1.5 billion deal

Financial software company SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc said on Thursday it would buy data-sharing platform Intralinks Holdings Inc in a deal valued at $1.5 billion, the latest effort by the company to expand beyond its core clientele of hedge funds and private equity firms.

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DAX newcomer Wirecard sees plenty more room for growth

Wirecard, the German fintech company that has ousted Commerzbank from the blue-chip DAX index, has the potential to expand even more rapidly over the next decade, its chief executive said on Thursday.

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South Africa payments start-up Yoco raises $16 million

South African fintech start-up Yoco raised $16 million from international and local investors in a private funding round, it said on Thursday.

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Factbox: At JD.com, CEO Richard Liu has an iron grip and no clear successor

A rape accusation leveled against JD.com CEO and founder Richard Liu has highlighted the lack of a No. 2 lieutenant among senior management at the e-commerce giant, exacerbating concerns about the case among investors.

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Toyota says in talks with Geely on cooperation in hybrid vehicle tech

Toyota Motor Corp said on Thursday it is in talks with Chinese automaker Geely about cooperation in gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle technology, but nothing has been decided on the matter.

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Facebook to invest $1 billion in first Asian data center in Singapore

Facebook said on Thursday it will invest more than $1 billion to build its first data center in Asia in Singapore, slated to open in 2022.

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In WeChat-dominated China, new messenger app scores sudden success

Bullet Messenger, a Chinese messaging app, has racked up millions of downloads since its debut just a few weeks ago, using a stripped-down design to chip off a chunk of a sophisticated, billion-user market.

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Uber launches taxi-hailing app in Japan's Nagoya

Uber Technologies [UBER.UL] on Thursday said it would launch a taxi-hailing app for taxis operating in Nagoya, as the U.S. firm tries to expand its foothold in a country where it has been blocked from offering its own ridesharing service.

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Source: Reuters