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US urges countries to suspend digital taxes

Washington, United States | AFP |  US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Wednesday urged countries like France to suspend taxes on global computing giants and wait for a negotiated agreement on international taxation. As the United States is poised to impose tariffs of up to 100 percent on $2.4 billion …

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HP rejects Xerox takeover offer again

New York, United States | AFP |  Computer and printer maker HP on Sunday reiterated its rejection of Xerox’s $33 billion takeover bid, saying the sum “significantly undervalues” the company. A tie-up would unite two firms with storied histories: Xerox was founded in 1906 and became a household name with …

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Showtime for Stadia cloud gaming service

San Francisco, United States | AFP | Google sets out to transform the video game world with its Stadia service crafted to let people access console-quality games as easily as they do email. With the Stadia launch Tuesday, the internet giant is aiming for a piece of a global video game …

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EU governments, Uganda’s Kasaija warn about crypto-currencies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & AFP | A day after Uganda’s Finance Minister Matia Kasaija warned about the use of crypto-currencies, European governments are asking questions about Libra, forcing Facebook’s partners to reconsider. Mastercard, Visa and other financial partners being enlisted to oversee Facebook-backed cryptocurrency Libra are having second thoughts …

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Dream of augmented humans endures, despite sceptics

Paris, France | AFP | Brain implants, longer lives, genetically modified humans: for the prophets of transhumanism — the scientifically assisted evolution of humans beyond our current limitations — it is just a matter of time. But many scientists insist that some problems are not so easily solved. Sooner or …

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Don’t fall in love on Facebook, jailed Indian warns

Mumbai, India | AFP | An Indian man released last week after being jailed for six years in Pakistan issued advice on Friday not to follow his example and fall in love on Facebook. Hamid Nehal Ansari illegally entered Pakistan from Afghanistan in 2012 to meet a woman he had …

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Apple to build $1 bln campus in Texas

Washington, United States | AFP | Apple announced Thursday it will build a $1 billion campus in Texas as part of a nationwide expansion. The facility will be less than a mile from the tech giant’s existing facility in Austin and initially accommodate 5,000 additional employees, with room to grow …

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