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First Facebook TV episodes are said to be ready for mid-August

Facebook Inc.’s version of television is coming online in mid-August after several false starts, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Modi’s Project Insight to collect information from Facebook, Instagram Posts to sniff out tax evaders in India

Starting next month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government will begin amassing a warehouse of virtual information collected not just from traditional sources like banks but also from social media sites, as it looks to m

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Apple abandons cheapest iPods in step toward eventual oblivion

After years of being outsold by the iPhone, the venerable iPod has taken a big step toward eventual oblivion. Apple Inc. said Thursday it was discontinuing two of the cheapest iPod models: the nano and shuffle.

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After Donald Trump targets Apple, iPhone maker scrambles to evade tariffs; 10,000 jobs in offing as partner Foxconn comes to US

Apple Inc. likes to say it supports two million U.S. jobs. Plans by the company’s main manufacturing partner for a $10 billion factory in Wisconsin will add at least 10,000 more, helping Apple fend off the threat of import

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Amazon founder Jeff Bezos overtakes Bill Gates as world’s richest person

A surge in Amazon.com Inc shares Thursday morning in advance of the online retailer’s earnings report has propelled founder Jeff Bezos past Bill Gates as the world’s richest person.

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How many billionaires would it take to save the planet?

Could a handful of the world’s richest people giving away their wealth make a real impact on climate change?

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A380 superjumbo struggles for survival, Airbus slashes production by half

Airbus SE said it will almost halve production of its slow-selling A380 superjumbo, casting further doubt over the program’s future, while warning that engine glitches are still weighing on deliveries of the single-aisle A3

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Foreign investors have bought Indian bonds to the limit, and still want more!

Attracted by one of the highest yields in Asia, foreigners bid for 104.42 billion rupees ($1.6 billion) of corporate debt quotas, exceeding the 74.18-billion rupee target and taking inflows to near the overall cap of $51 bill

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UK heading towards recession? Economy’s lackluster performance extends into second quarter with 0.3% growth

The U.K. economy’s lackluster performance extended into the second quarter, with growth only modestly picking up in the period.

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Uber’s new CEO short list is said to include Hewlett Packard’s Meg Whitman

Uber Technologies Inc. hopes to name a new leader by early September to replace its ousted chief executive officer and steer the ride-hailing business out of a turbulent period.

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Yes, Google can continue to dominate advertising

The biggest worry about Google and Facebook is whether they can stay Google and Facebook. That is, can those two companies continue to dominate advertising.

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SoftBank helps Uber’s rivals raise $9 billion, piling on a company in crisis

Uber Technologies Inc. is at risk of losing out on another big chunk of the global market.

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Bill Gates backs Uber freight rival Convoy, joining other billionaires like Jeff Bezos

As Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos jockey for the designation of world’s wealthiest man, the Seattle billionaires are united behind at least one local venture.

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After châteaus in France, villas in Tuscany, what’s next on your list for an extraordinary stay? The palaces of Portugal

You’ve done the châteaus in France, the villas in Tuscany, and maybe even a manor in Ireland. What's next on your list for an extraordinary and historic stay?

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PM Narendra Modi’s Housing for All plan is bumping up against some harsh realities

India’s ambitious ‘ Housing for All’ plan is bumping up against some harsh realities.

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GST impact: Businesses confused with questions like whether a chocolate-coated biscuit a biscuit or chocolate

If there’s one word that sums up the response of India’s businesses and consumers to the country’s new national sales tax, it’s ‘confused.’

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Now everybody is running with the bulls in Indian stocks

Unlike China's mom-and-pop day traders, Indian households tap into the market mainly through mutual funds. Retail investors now own 85 percent of such funds invested in equities, compared with 38 percent of bond mutual funds.

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Modi government is making good progress in dealing with bad loans mess, says Aditya Puri, MD HDFC Bank

India is making good progress in dealing with bad-loans that are weighing down on the country’s banks, suggesting long-term valuations for the financial industry are set to improve, according to the head of HDFC Bank Ltd.

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Quest for AI leadership pushes Microsoft further into chip development

Tech companies are keen to bring cool artificial intelligence features to phones and augmented reality goggles—the ability show mechanics how to fix an engine, say, or tell tourists what they are seeing and hearing in their

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Donald Trump, commissions new aircraft carrier Gerald R Ford, urges military funds boost

President Donald Trump urged Congress to pass a budget that provides for higher, stable and predictable funding for the U.S. military.

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What is next for Bitcoin after digital currency split is averted

With the Bitcoin development community embracing a software upgrade known as SegWit2x that aims to increase the network’s transaction capacity, a split of the cryptocurrency appears to be avoided.

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Sean Spicer quits as Donald Trump puts Anthony Scaramucci atop communications

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned on Friday after President Donald Trump hired financier Anthony Scaramucci as his communications director, capping days of tumult as Trump shifted his legal and public relations

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Jio phone launched: Mukesh Ambani says data is new oil, tries to reposition Reliance at intersection of telecom and media

Reliance Industries Ltd.'s unexpected 1-for-1 bonus issue, which Chairman Mukesh Ambani unveiled at the company's 40th annual general meeting on Friday, gave a further boost to shares that are already the second-best performi

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China may be tempted to launch limited punitive strike against India as a reminder of its military superiority

In Kashmir, shells and bullets regularly fly back and forth across India's de facto border with Pakistan.

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Why China’s overseas acquisition spree ended badly

China's overseas acquisition streak seems to be coming to an unhappy end.

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Donald Trump’s honeymoon with China ends as dialogue turns frosty

The brief honeymoon between the world’s two largest economies appears to be over.

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Tata Group restructuring: Conglomerate could sell several of its technology businesses

Tata Group, the Indian conglomerate that manages more than 100 operating companies, is weighing a plan to streamline its technology and infrastructure businesses, people with knowledge of the matter said.

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