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LAST_UPDATEWed, 18 Jan 2017 5pm

Yahoo Japan Defies Calls To Rethink Ivory Sales As Yahoo Inc CEO Weighs In

Pic: ReutersTOKYO/SAN FRANCISCO: Yahoo Japan, the country's biggest online auction site, is rebuffing calls to end online ivory trading despite Yahoo Inc CEO Marissa Mayer's misgivings over facilitating a business blamed for the illegal slaughter of African elephants.

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Mark Zuckerberg Dismisses VR Allegations

Mark Zuckerberg told the court that VR technology wasn't "fully there yet"

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg appeared in court on Tuesday - suited, booted and apparently unfazed by accusations his company stole innovative virtual reality technology.

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Europe Calls For Mandatory 'Kill Switches' On Robots

European lawmakers have proposed that robots be equipped with emergency "kill switches" to prevent them from causing excessive damage. Legislators have also suggested that robots be insured and even be made to pay taxes.

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Bitcoin Exchange Employee Pleads Guilty In U.S. Case Tied To Hacking

Pic: ReutersNEW YORK: A Florida man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to charges stemming from his employment with an unlicensed bitcoin exchange that prosecutors say was owned by an Israeli who oversaw a massive scheme to hack companies including JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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Facebook's Zuckerberg Questioned At Trial Over Virtual-Reality Technology

Pic: ReutersDALLAS: Facebook Inc chief executive Mark Zuckerberg took the witness stand in Dallas federal court on Tuesday and denied an allegation by a rival company that the virtual-reality technology of Facebook's Oculus unit was stolen.

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Audi To Expand Electric Car Range In China With FAW

Pic: ReutersAudi will sell more electric car models in China and develop automated driving there, it said on Tuesday, deepening ties with local partner FAW Group Corp [SASACJ.UL] to counter challengers Mercedes-Benz (DAIGn.DE) and BMW (BMWG.DE) in its top market.

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50 Best-Selling Video Games Of 2016 Revealed

FIFA and Call Of Duty square off for their yearly battle for the wallets of UK gamers, but what’s going on with the lack of new IP?

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Samsung Chief Faces Long Day As South Korean Court Weighs Arrest Warrant

Pic: ReutersThe head of South Korea's giant Samsung Group faces a long day in court on Wednesday as a judge decides whether he should be arrested for bribery in a corruption scandal that has engulfed President Park Geun-hye's administration.

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Baidu Names Former Microsoft Exec As COO In Artificial Intelligence Push

Pic: ReutersChina's Baidu Inc said it has appointed a former Microsoft Corp executive as chief operating officer, part of a push into artificial intelligence as earnings from its core search engine business wane.

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