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Snap bets on hardware as Facebook threat looms

SAN FRANCISCO Snap Inc takes to the road in London on Monday to promote its initial public offering with a daring proposition: that it can build hot-selling hardware gadgets and ad-friendly software features fast enough to stay one step ahead of Facebook.

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China bicycle-sharing startup Mobike gets funding from Temasek, others

BEIJING Chinese bicycle-sharing startup Mobike said on Monday it has raised funding in a new round led by Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings [TEM.UL] and hedge fund Hillhouse Capital, bringing its total new funding in 2017 to more than $300 million.

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After night in cell, Samsung scion taken for questioning

SEOUL Handcuffed and tied with white rope, the scion of one of the world's biggest conglomerates, Samsung Group, was taken on Saturday for questioning by South Korean authorities after spending a night in a small detention cell. | Video

South Korea Feb 18 2017

U.S. inquiries into Russian election hacking include three FBI probes

SAN FRANCISCO The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is pursuing at least three separate probes relating to alleged Russian hacking of the U.S. presidential elections, according to five current and former government officials with direct knowledge of the situation.

Russia, Cybersecurity, U.S. Feb 18 2017

Exclusive: GM plans to build, test thousands of self-driving Bolts in 2018 - sources

DETROIT General Motors Co plans to deploy thousands of self-driving electric cars in test fleets in partnership with ride-sharing affiliate Lyft Inc, beginning in 2018, two sources familiar with the automaker’s plans said this week.

Feb 17 2017

Exclusive: SoftBank willing to cede control of Sprint to entice T-Mobile - sources

NEW YORK Japan's SoftBank Group Corp is prepared to give up control of Sprint Corp to Deutsche Telekom AG's T-Mobile US Inc to clinch a merger of the two U.S. wireless carriers, according to people familiar with the matter. | Video

Deals, Japan Feb 17 2017

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