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Japanese electronics firms look to re-engineer their design mojo
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TOKYO (Reuters) – Akihiro Adachi, a 31-year-old audiovisual equipment designer at Panasonic Corp, longed for some personal space during his lengthy train rides from Osaka to Tokyo. So when his company set out to encourage innovation, he joined with some colleagues and came up with “Wear Space,” a headset that limits noise and peripheral vision. […]

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Exclusive: Russia plans stiffer fines for tech firms that break rules – sources
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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia plans to impose stiffer fines on technology firms that fail to comply with Russian laws, sources familiar with the plans said, raising the stakes in the Kremlin’s fight with global tech giants such as Facebook (FB.O) and Google. FILE PHOTO: People release paper planes, symbol of the Telegram messenger, during a […]

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Social media, tech firms use sites to urge U.S. citizens to vote
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Criticized by lawmakers and others for being unable or unwilling to stop false and inflammatory information about divisive political issues, social media and tech companies say they are doing more to boost voter turnout for next Tuesday’s U.S. congressional elections. A 3D printed Facebook logo is seen in front of a […]

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Shares in Chinese tech firms tumble, Lenovo plunges over 20 percent
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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Shares in Lenovo Group Ltd and ZTE Corp plunged on Friday, hurt by concerns their sales could suffer in the wake of a Bloomberg report that U.S. companies’ systems had been infiltrated by malicious computer chips inserted by Chinese spies. The Lenovo logo is seen in this illustration photo January 22, […]

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Trump accuses social media firms of 'silencing millions'
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump accused social media companies on Friday of silencing “millions of people” in an act of censorship, but without offering evidence to support the claim. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at a Make America Great Again rally at the Civic Center in Charleston, West Virginia, U.S., August 21, 2018. […]

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Time for Tech Firms to Take Responsibility for the Havoc They Wrought in 2017
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​As one of the earliest, and first, female investors in Twitter, I had great hopes for its potential to improve human connectedness and relationships. Today, it’s become clear it’s done the opposite—by becoming a thunderously divisive tool weaponized by the leader of the free world. WIRED OPINION ABOUT Susan Wu (@sw) is an entrepreneur, engineer, […]

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