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LAST_UPDATEFri, 25 May 2018 12pm

US Rocket Launch Aborted After Small Plane Enters Airspace

Pic: NASA Twitter (The unmanned cargo ship was about to be launched to the International Space Station (ISS))A rocket launch in Virginia was aborted at the last moment when a small aircraft flew into restricted airspace.

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British Official Urges Social Media Companies To Block Militant Content

Pic: ReutersWASHINGTON: Britain’s top internal security official is pressing social media companies to devise automatic systems to spot and block violent militant messaging before it is posted on their networks.

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China Electric Car Startup Nio Raises Over $1 Billion From Tencent, Others: Sources

HONG KONG - Chinese electric vehicle startup Nio has raised more than $1 billion in its latest fundraising round, led by existing investor Tencent Holdings Ltd, valuing the firm at about $5 billion, two people with knowledge of the matter said.

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Amid Trump Cuts, Uber Kicks Off Campaign To Enroll Drivers In Obamacare

SAN FRANCISCO - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] and some smaller technology companies are launching campaigns to publicize Obamacare enrollment among their contract workers after the Trump administration slashed government marketing for the health program by 90 percent.

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Chip Boom Drives Toshiba Profit Surge; Raises Questions About Future Earnings

TOKYO - Japan’s Toshiba Corp (6502.T) reported a 76 percent jump in second-quarter operating profit on Thursday, driven almost entirely by a strong performance from its memory chip unit which it recently agreed to sell for $18 billion.

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New Looks Come To Snapchat And Twitter In Bid For More Users

Pic: APSAN FRANCISCO: Struggling social-media darlings Twitter and Snapchat are taking on new looks as the services seek wider audiences in the shadow of Facebook.

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FBI May Have Lost Critical Time Unlocking Texas Shooter's iPhone

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON: For about 48 hours after a deadly rampage at a Texas church, the FBI and other law enforcement agencies did not ask Apple Inc to help them unlock the gunman’s iPhone or associated online accounts, a person familiar with the situation told Reuters on Wednesday.

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Pokemon Go's Niantic Taps 'Harry Potter' Magic For New Augmented Reality Game

Pic: ReutersLOS ANGELES: Fantastic beasts, wizard adventures and magic spells will come to life in a new “Harry Potter” augmented reality mobile game from Pokemon Go developer Niantic Inc and Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment, the companies said on Wednesday.

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Facebook 'Remembers' Nude Images To Combat Revenge Porn

Facebook is testing a system that allows users to message themselves their nude photos in an effort to combat so-called revenge porn.

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Self-Driving Shuttle Bus In Crash On First Day

A self-driving shuttle bus in Las Vegas was involved in a crash on its first day of service.

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