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Apple Agrees To Pay Ireland $15.4 Billion In Back Taxes To Appease EU

Apple today reached an agreement with the European Union to begin depositing the €13 billion ($15.4 billion) in back taxes it was ordered to pay Ireland last year, following the landmark decision to crackdown on tax shelter policies and profit offshoring, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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Facebook Rolls Out Messenger App For Kids Under 13

Pic: Reuters (A picture illustration shows a Facebook logo reflected in a person's eye, in Zenica, March 13, 2015.)Facebook Inc (FB.O) on Monday rolled out Messenger Kids, an app that lets the world’s biggest social media company expand into a so-far untapped market of kids under 13 while also giving parents complete control over what their children see.

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NY Attorney General Asks For Net Neutrality Vote To Be Put Off

Pic: Reuters (New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman at a press conference at John Jay College in New York City, U.S. on September 6, 2017.)WASHINGTON - New York’s attorney general urged the Federal Communications Commission to delay a vote rolling back net neutrality rules because of the large number of fake comments submitted to the agency on the issue.

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Google's Hinton Says AI Poses New Challenges To Regulators

TORONTO - Expansion of artificial intelligence in financial services, healthcare, transportation and other fields poses new challenges to governments charged with regulating those industries, according to an executive with Google who is a pioneer in the field of machine learning.

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Facebook Opens New London HQ, To Create 800 UK Jobs

Pic: Reuters (A Facebook like button is pictured at the Facebook's France headquarters in Paris, France, November 27, 2017.)LONDON - Facebook opens its new London office on Monday and said it would add 800 more jobs in the capital next year, underlining its commitment to Britain as the country prepares for Brexit.

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Australia To Probe Facebook, Google Over Media Disruption

Pic: ReutersSYDNEY: Australia’s competition regulator said on Monday it would investigate whether U.S. online giants Facebook and Alphabet Inc’s Google had disrupted the news media to the detriment of publishers and consumers.

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For Security Agencies, Blockchain Goes From Suspect To Potential Solution

Pic: Reuters (Adrian Kemp of HoustonKemp Economists speaks to Reuters in their office in Singapore November 24, 2017. Picture taken November 24, 2017.)Police and security agencies have so far only taken an interest in blockchain - the distributed ledger technology behind cryptocurrencies like bitcoin - for tracking criminals hiding illegal money from banks.

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MCMC's Sebenarnya.My Portal Gets Over 15 Million Hits

BUKIT MERTAJAM –  Although it was only introduced in May, the 'sebenarnya.my' portal by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), is among the more popular portals with over 15 million hits.

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Now Hiring? Amazon Says Its Voice Aide Alexa Is Ready For The Office

Pic: ReutersAmazon.com Inc wants to be your new executive assistant at work.

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Amazon Steps Up Pace In Artificial Intelligence Race

Pic: ReutersLAS VEGAS: Amazon.com Inc this week announced a flurry of new machine learning features for its Amazon Web Services cloud computing business, raising its challenge to Silicon Valley’s biggest tech firms for the lead in artificial intelligence.

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