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Russian Central Bank To Ban Websites Offering Crypto-Currencies

Pic: ReutersMOSCOW: Russia will block access to websites of exchanges that offer crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin, Russian Central Bank First Deputy Governor Sergei Shvetsov said on Tuesday.

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3 Best And Worst Features Of The Google Pixel 2 And Pixel 2 XL

Google on Wednesday took the wraps off its new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones, the sequels to the first-ever Google-designed Android handsets. Both devices look sharp, minimal, and sport what the company says is one of the best mobile cameras on the market, with original Pixel buyers able to testify the device line’s prowess in the picture-taking department.

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Facebook Confirms Russia Ads On Instagram

Pic: Getty ImagesFacebook has confirmed that around 5% of the adverts it has identified as having been bought by Russia around the time of the US presidential election also appeared on Instagram.

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Apple Investigating Swollen Batteries In iPhone 8 Plus Handsets

Pic: Getty ImagesApple is investigating a series of reports about battery problems with some of its new iPhone 8 Plus phones.

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Recovery Hopes Rise As Ericsson Picks Ex-Atlas Copco Boss As Chairman

Pic: ReutersSTOCKHOLM: Ericsson has picked the former boss of high-flying mining gear maker Atlas Copco as its new chairman, boosting hopes of a recovery at the Swedish mobile equipment company.

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Uber Suspends Unlicensed Service In Norway In Change Of Tack

Pic: ReutersUber said on Monday it would suspend its unlicensed service UberPOP in Oslo until Norway introduces new rules, as the U.S. ride-hailing app adopts a more conciliatory tone with national authorities.

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Fiji Seeks Cooperation In Renewable Energy And Other Sectors

KUALA LUMPUR – Sir Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, Special Envoy for the  Prime Minister of Fiji, said the South Pacific country sought greater cooperation with Malaysia, especially in the renewable energy sector.

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Galaxy Battles Is the First Dota 2 Major in 2018; Offers $1 Million USD Prize Pool

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If you’re a Dota 2 fan in Southeast Asia, good news: the very first Dota 2 Major in 2018 is happening as early as January. Offering a whopping $1 million prize pool – that’s approximately RM4.2 million – Galaxy Battles Major will take place from 19 to 21 January 2018.

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Google To Use Balloons To Provide Puerto Rico Cell Service

Pic: ReutersWASHINGTON: The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said late on Friday it had approved Alphabet Inc’s application to provide emergency cellular service to Puerto Rico through balloons.

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Focus Beyond Hard News To Embrace Digital Transformation: CNN

Marc Lourdes.CYBERJAYA -- Asian media companies should explore beyond hard news and political reporting and focus on interesting people-centric and socio-economic issues, said CNN Digital Asia Director Marc Lourdes.

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