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Google to help publishers find malicious comments on articles

Alphabet Inc’s Google (GOOGL.O) and subsidiary Jigsaw launched on Thursday a new technology to help news organizations and online platforms identify abusive comments on their websites. The technology, called Perspective, will review comments and score them based on how similar they are to comments people said were “toxic” or likely to make them leave a […]

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Dakota pipeline protest camp nearly empty as holdouts face removal

All but a few dozen of the last holdouts from a months-long mass protest against a proposed oil pipeline in North Dakota peacefully vacated their riverside camp as an eviction deadline passed on Wednesday. “We’ve very firm that the camp is now closed,” Governor Doug Burgum, a Republican, told an evening news conference. Following Wednesday’s […]

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AXA steers clear of big deals, manages risks stemming from French politics

AXA (AXAF.PA) has reached a “critical size” and is ruling out major acquisitions such as Italy’s Generali (GASI.MI), the French insurer’s chief executive Thomas Buberl said on Thursday. It is managing risks relating to May’s presidential election in France and raising its profitability through higher prices and cost cutting, after increasing underlying earnings per share […]

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North Korea raps old ally China after China’s ban on coal

North Korea issued a rare reproach of China on Thursday saying its main diplomatic backer was “dancing to the tune” of the United States for halting North Korean coal imports because of its nuclear and missile programs. The North’s state-run KCNA news agency did not refer directly to China by name but in an unmistakable […]

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Tech breakthroughs take a backseat in upcoming Apple iPhone launch

When Apple Inc (AAPL.O) launches its much-anticipated 10th anniversary iPhone this fall, it will offer an unwitting lesson in how much the smartphone industry it pioneered has matured. The new iPhone is expected to include new features such as high-resolution displays, wireless charging and 3-D sensors. Rather than representing major breakthroughs, however, most of the […]

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Steve Jobs-inspired campus to open in April

Apple announced on Wednesday that it will begin moving employees into a 2.9 million-square-foot facility, the plans for which had been presented by the late co-founder Steve Jobs in his last public event in 2011, in April, Bloomberg reported on Thursday. The facility’s plans were presented by Jobs during a city council meeting in Cupertino, […]

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Trump to seek job advice from firms that offshore US work to India, China

President Donald Trump, who has vowed to stop US manufacturing from disappearing overseas, will seek job-creation advice on Thursday from at least five companies that are laying off thousands of workers as they shift production abroad. Caterpillar Inc, United Technologies Corp, Dana Inc, 3M Co and General Electric Co, are offshoring work to Mexico, China, […]

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Snapdeal orders mass lay-off; FreeCharge to be sold for $300 mn

Once a success story of the burgeoning start-up ecosystem, Gurgaon-based online marketplace Snapdeal on Wednesday said it would cut more jobs, stop paying its founders and sell its digital wallet FreeCharge. Co-founder Kunal Bahl, in an email to employees on Wednesday, finally accepted tough decisions— including letting go of people and a full pay cut […]

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