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'Pharma Bro' Shkreli Suspended From Twitter For Harassment

Pic: ReutersWASHINGTON: Former U.S. drug executive Martin Shkreli, dubbed the "pharma bro" and vilified for raising the price of a lifesaving drug by 5,000 percent, was suspended by Twitter on Sunday for harassing a female journalist.

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Automakers, Suppliers Team Up To Share Costs Of Self-Driving Cars

Pic: ReutersLAS VEGAS: Automotive suppliers and automakers are expanding alliances to develop self-driving car technology that can serve multiple automakers, as the race to put such vehicles on the road separates companies that can go it alone from those that need help sharing the financial and technical burdens.

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Google Shows Improved Self-Driving System In Chrysler Pacifica

Pic: ReutersDETROIT: Google unveiled its latest self-driving system in a Chrysler Pacifica minivan during a Sunday preview ahead of the Detroit auto show, saying the technology is more reliable and affordable.

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Amazon's Alexa Moves In On Google's Android System

Pic: ReutersAmazon.com Inc’s digital assistant appeared almost everywhere at the CES technology show this week in Las Vegas, even making an unexpected appearance on rival Google’s Android system.

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Norway To Switch Off FM Radio In Risky, Unpopular Shift To Digital

Pic: ReutersOSLO: Norway is set to become the first nation to start switching off its FM radio network next week, in a risky and unpopular leap to digital technology that will be closely watched by other countries considering whether to follow suit.

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Apple Plans First Retail Store In South Korea, Posts Hiring Notices

Pic: ReutersApple Inc said it was planning to open a retail store in South Korea, its first in the country that is home to its smartphone archrival Samsung Electronics Co Ltd.

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Google Pushes Virtual Reality Harder With New Phones From Partners

Pic: ReutersAlphabet Inc's Google quickened the pace of its push into virtual and augmented reality this week as its hardware partners announced new devices featuring the company’s technology at the CES electronics show in Las Vegas.

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Verizon Executive Says Company Unsure About Yahoo Deal

Pic: ReutersA senior Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N) executive said on Thursday that the company was unsure about its planned acquisition of Yahoo Inc's (YHOO.O) internet business.

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Samsung Electronics Forecasts Fourth-Quarter Profit At Over Three-Year High

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) said on Friday its fourth-quarter profit likely leapt 50 percent from a year earlier to its highest level in more than three years, beating expectations on strong chip sales and a smartphone rebound.

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Initial Samsung Production Target Is 10 Million Galaxy S8 Phones

Pic: ReutersSamsung Electronics Co Ltd has set an initial production target of 10 million Galaxy S8 smartphones, South Korea's Electronic Times reported on Thursday, citing unnamed sources.

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