Uber board to discuss CEO absence, policy changes: source

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc's [UBER.UL] board will discuss Chief Executive Travis Kalanick temporarily stepping away from the embattled ride-hailing firm and consider sweeping changes to the company's management practices at a meeting on Sunday, according to a person familiar with the situation.

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Apple's Cook tells MIT graduates: temper technology with humanity

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) - Apple CEO Tim Cook on Friday warned graduates at MIT, a pioneer in fields like computers and robots, about technology's dehumanizing aspects and urged them to infuse its development with their own values.

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Germany's Merkel says digital world needs global rules

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday that the digital world needs regulations like those that exist for financial markets in the G20 and for trade under the World Trade Organization.

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Western Digital to raise Toshiba chip offer in last-ditch bid: source

TOKYO (Reuters) - Western Digital Corp plans to raise its offer for Toshiba Corp's prized semiconductor unit to $18 billion or more, a person familiar with the matter said, in a last-ditch effort to clinch a deal both companies consider vital.

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Costs of bank cyber thefts hit SWIFT profit last year

LONDON (Reuters) - Dealing with cyber hacks on banks ate into profit last year at the SWIFT messaging system, which financial institutions use to move trillions of dollars each day.

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German election director eyes possible quiet period before election

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany should consider imposing a "quiet period" immediately before the federal election in September, similar to a media policy in place in France, election director Dieter Sarreither said, amid concerns about possible meddling by Russia.

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EU antitrust regulators to investigate $38 billion Qualcomm, NXP deal

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU antitrust authorities opened an investigation on Friday into Qualcomm's $38-billion bid for NXP Semiconductors , ratcheting up pressure on the U.S. smartphone chipmaker to offer concessions to address their concerns.

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Digital Realty expands data center reach with DuPont Fabros buy

(Reuters) - Digital Realty Trust Inc said it would buy fellow data center operator DuPont Fabros Technology Inc for an enterprise value of about $7.6 billion, its biggest-ever deal, to help expand in high-demand markets in the United States amid a rapid shift to the cloud by technology companies.

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SoftBank to buy robotics businesses from Alphabet Inc

TOKYO (Reuters) - SoftBank Group Corp said it would buy two firms that build walking robots from Google's parent company, Alphabet Inc , adding to the Japanese company's growing artificial intelligence portfolio.

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Source: Reuters