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05/30/2017 12:55 AM
EU agrees to fund free WiFi for European towns with no internet coverage
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union institutions agreed on Monday to set aside 120 million euros to provide free wireless internet connections by 2020 to up to 8,000 municipalities in the EU in areas with no internet coverage.

05/29/2017 03:53 PM
Investigators search Ukrainian offices of Russia's Yandex
KIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Ukraine's State Security Service (SBU) raided the Kiev and Odessa offices of Russia's top search site Yandex on Monday, accusing the company of illegally collecting Ukrainian users' data and sending it to Russian security agencies.

05/29/2017 12:21 PM
Analysis - With flights back in the skies, BA must now repair damaged reputation
LONDON/BERLIN (Reuters) - British Airways must turn its attention to repairing its brand after a weekend of chaos and criticism caused by a major IT outage that grounded flights from London's two main airports.

05/29/2017 11:09 AM
BMW says shortage of parts from Bosch hampers production
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German carmaker BMW said a shortage of steering gears supplied by Robert Bosch slowed production of several of its compact and mid-sized models and caused stoppages at its plants in South Africa and China.

05/29/2017 09:19 AM
Popular Chinese lesbian dating app removed from internet
BEIJING (Reuters) - A popular Chinese dating app for lesbians has been shut down, along with its website and main social media account, just as the gay community celebrates Taiwan's decision giving same-sex couples the right to marry, a first for Asia.

05/29/2017 07:44 AM
Western Digital may join Japan-KKR group for Toshiba chip unit bid - sources
TOKYO (Reuters) - Western Digital Corp may join a consortium of Japanese government money and KKR & Co LP to bid for Toshiba Corp's chip unit, backing away from an earlier demand for an immediate majority stake, two sources familiar with the matter said.

05/29/2017 06:19 AM
Samsung Elec says may add NAND capacity at China plant amid demand surge
SEOUL (Reuters) - Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Monday it is considering adding NAND memory chip production capacity at its manufacturing base in China amid an industry-wide boom that will likely fuel record sales for memory suppliers.

05/29/2017 05:25 AM
Japan to finalise strategy for drones, self-driving trucks on June 9 - govt sources
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan aims to finalise on June 9 plans to allow package delivery by drone sometime from 2020 and the commercialisation of self-driving trucks by 2022, as it scrambles to breathe new life into its corporate sector, sources told Reuters.

05/29/2017 03:51 AM
China to implement cyber security law from Thursday
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China, battling increased threats from cyber-terrorism and hacking, will adopt from Thursday a controversial law that mandates strict data surveillance and storage for firms working in the country, the official Xinhua news agency said.

05/29/2017 02:19 AM
Lenovo's struggling mobile business sets sight on high-end market
HONG KONG (Reuters) - After a bruising fall from its spot as the world's third-largest mobile phone maker following its acquisition of Motorola three years ago, China's Lenovo Group Ltd is counting on a push upmarket to stop the bleeding in its smartphone business.