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(Reuters) – Apple Inc is in talks to buy long-term supplies of cobalt for iPhone batteries directly from miners, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, citing sources. The iPhone maker is seeking contracts to buy several thousand metric tons of cobalt for five years or longer, Bloomberg reported, citing an anonymous source. (bloom.bg/2CAIdXr) Cobalt prices have skyrocketed
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CARACAS (Reuters) – President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday that Venezuela had received $735 million in the first day of a pre-sale of the country’s “petro” cryptocurrency, aimed at pulling the country out of an economic tailspin. Maduro is hoping the petro will allow the ailing OPEC member to skirt U.S. sanctions as the bolivar currency
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Facebook’s thumbs-up logo on a street sign in front of its headquarters.(Photo: Facebook) WASHINGTON — A Facebook official said Tuesday that the social network had finished “scrubbing” personal information from Kremlin-linked ads placed on their platform to influence the 2016 election, clearing the way for Congress to release them to the public.  However, the House Intelligence Committee has
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bitcoin hit a three-week high on Tuesday and has surged nearly 100 percent from its lowest level this year, as its recovery continued after South Korea’s financial regulator eased its stance on cryptocurrencies, weeks after it considered shutting down digital currency exchanges. Analysts cited South Korean news agency Yonhap, which reported
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Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Google rolls out another rival to Apple Pay Google Pay joins together its Android Pay service with Google Wallet. Post to Facebook Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. A screenshot of the app Google Pay.(Photo: Google)
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(Reuters) – U.S. semiconductor company Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) on Tuesday unveiled a sweetened $44 billion agreement to acquire NXP Semiconductors NV (NXPI.O), its most defiant move in its defense against a hostile $121 billion bid from Broadcom Ltd (AVGO.O). The new deal puts pressure on Broadcom to decide if it will stick with a stipulation
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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – A North Korean cyber espionage group previously known only for targeting South Korea’s government and private sector deepened its sophistication and hit further afield including in Japan and the Middle East in 2017, security researchers said on Tuesday. Cyber attacks linked by experts to North Korea have targeted aerospace, telecommunications and financial
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CLOSE Charges laid out in an indictment brought by special counsel Robert Mueller detail how Russian operatives allegedly used social media channels to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. (Feb. 16) AP The “thumbs-up” sign at Facebook headquarters(Photo: Facebook) More than a quarter of Americans in a recent survey believe Facebook should receive a
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