Technology

PARIS (Reuters) – Smartphone maker Apple (AAPL.O) and Japanese printer company Epson (6724.T) are facing legal complaints in France over allegedly speeding up the ageing process of their products to stimulate demand. A French consumer association called “HOP” — standing for “Stop Planned Obsolescence” — filed preliminary, legal complaints in court against the two groups
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BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China will extend a tax rebate on purchases of so-called new-energy vehicles (NEV) until the end of 2020, a boost for hybrid and electric car makers amid a shift by policy-makers away from the traditional internal combustion engine. The finance ministry said in a statement on Wednesday the tax exemption, which was
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SINGAPORE/TOKYO (Reuters) – Bitcoin extended its recovery in holiday-thinned trading on Tuesday, rising 10 percent to be up more than a third from last week’s lows of below $12,000. Bitcoin, the world’s biggest and best-known cryptocurrency, fell nearly 30 percent at one stage on Friday to $11,159.93 and, despite a late recovery, had its worst
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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Energy startups have been using blockchain to power electricity sharing in microgrid trials from Texas to Tasmania for a year or so. But now companies are moving beyond trials to commercial projects, leveraging the distributed ledger technology for payments and trading on a city-wide and even national scale. “What the internet did
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(Reuters) – Time Warner Inc’s CNN will stop producing its daily show on Snap Inc’s Snapchat app, called the “The Update”, from 2018, the two companies said on Friday. CNN began streaming the daily show on Snapchat in August, featuring at least five news stories in each episode from around the world in efforts to
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