French photo startup Meero joins unicorn club after $230 million fundraising

PARIS (Reuters) – French startup Meero, which offers online editing and production tools for photographers, has raised $230 million in a boost for the country’s technology and start-up scene that President Emmanuel Macron hopes will boost the overall economy. Meero’s fundraising is the biggest on record in France so far this year, beating Doctolib’s 150 million-euro fundraising. Investment company Eurazeo, […]

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Huawei seeks trademark for Hongmeng operating system in Peru

LIMA (Reuters) – Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has asked Peruvian authorities to trademark its “Hongmeng” operating system, a sign it may be deploying a back-up plan in key markets in case U.S. sanctions hit its current business model. Peru’s anti-trust agency Indecopi said Huawei filed the trademark request on May 27, days after the United States put […]

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Huawei asks Verizon to pay for over 200 patents: WSJ

(Reuters) – Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has told Verizon Communications Inc that the U.S. carrier should pay licensing fees for more than 200 of the Chinese telecoms equipment maker’s patents, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter. Verizon should pay to “solve the patent licensing issue,” a Huawei intellectual property licensing executive wrote in […]

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Dropbox revamps its software to combine work tools in one spot

(Reuters) – Cloud storage provider Dropbox Inc on Tuesday announced a major update of its core software that will pull together a variety of work-related tools into one spot, part of the company’s continued push to offer higher-profit services beyond raw storage space. The company’s new “workspace,” announced at an event held in San Francisco, will let users create and […]

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Brazil retailer Via Varejo launches digital bank targeting low-income clients

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian electronics and appliance retailer Via Varejo launched a digital bank targeting low-income clients in partnership with Boston-based startup Airfox, according to a filing on Wednesday. The move will take Via Varejo beyond its current role in Brazil as a brick-and-mortar and online seller of goods, challenging its competitors in Latin America’s largest economy, where App-based […]

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Ai-Da, the humanoid robot artist, gears up for first solo exhibition

OXFORD, England (Reuters) – Wearing a white blouse and her dark hair hanging loose, Ai-Da looks like any artist at work as she studies her subject and puts pencil to paper. But the beeping from her bionic arm gives her away – Ai-Da is a robot. Described as “the world’s first ultra-realistic AI humanoid robot artist”, Ai-Da opens her first […]

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10 Tech Companies With Stocks You Could Only Dream Of Affording

Since the 90s, technology has been evolving and booming. Now, about 30 years later, tech companies have had the chance to learn, grow, and come up with new and innovative technologies. We have cell phones that are getting thinner and wider as the years go by and we have computers that can run games better than most consoles. PREVIOUSLY: Why […]

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Taiwan's TSMC says chip shipments to Huawei not affected by U.S. ban

HSINCHU, Taiwan (Reuters) – TSMC, the world’s biggest contract chipmaker, said on Thursday its shipments to China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd are not affected by U.S. action aimed at curbing the telecom equipment maker’s access to American technology. The comment was made by spokeswoman Elizabeth Sun at the TSMC 2019 Technology Symposium in Taiwan’s tech hub of Hsinchu. TSMC, formally […]

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