Sprint and T-Mobile call off merger after months of talks

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sprint Corp and T-Mobile US Inc said on Saturday they have called off merger talks to create a stronger U.S. wireless to rival market leaders, leaving No. 4 provider Sprint to engineer a turnaround on its own.

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Broadcom plans record tech deal with Qualcomm bid: sources

(Reuters) - Communications chipmaker Broadcom Ltd is planning to unveil a bid for smartphone chip supplier Qualcomm Inc by Monday, three sources familiar with the matter said on Friday, an attempt to create a roughly $200-billion company through the biggest technology acquisition ever.

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Irish PM says future of $1 billion Apple data center uncertain

DUBLIN (Reuters) - A planned $1 billion Apple data center is in doubt after Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said the U.S. company's Chief Executive Tim Cook would no longer commit to it, adding that Dublin would do whatever necessary to get it built.

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Amazon plans new corporate office in Vancouver, to double headcount

VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc said on Friday that it will a open second corporate office in Vancouver, doubling its staff in the western Canadian city by early 2020 as it looks to tap into a burgeoning local tech workforce.

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Afghanistan moves to block WhatsApp, Telegram messaging services

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan's telecoms regulator wrote to internet service providers this week ordering them to block the messaging services WhatsApp and Telegram but it was not immediately clear whether they had complied.

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Amazon allowed by law to undercut Australian businesses: regulator

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Competition laws will allow Amazon to undercut local businesses with loss-making prices when it opens for business in Australia, expected to be later in November, the Australian competition regulator said on Saturday.

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U.S. judge deals setback to Waymo damage claim in Uber lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A federal judge in San Francisco made it more difficult for Alphabet Inc's Waymo unit to prove it suffered financially from the alleged theft of autonomous car trade secrets by Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL], ruling to exclude testimony from Waymo's damages expert.

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Tezos organizers sued in California over crypto currency project

(Reuters) - A class-action lawsuit has been filed in a California state court against the organizers of the technology project Tezos, which in July raised $232 million in one of the largest "initial coin offerings" (ICOs) ever.

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In reversal, U.S. internet firms back bill to fight online sex trafficking

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Major U.S. internet firms on Friday said they would support legislation to make it easier to penalize operators of websites that facilitate online sex trafficking, marking a sharp reversal for Silicon Valley on an issue long considered a top policy priority.

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Twitter employee briefly shuts Trump account, putting controls in question

(Reuters) - Twitter Inc faced questions on Friday about its approach to internal security after a company employee briefly deactivated U.S. President Donald Trump's account.

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