Monthly Archives: December 2016

Singapore blogger seeking U.S. asylum regrets posts in home country

By Timothy Mclaughlin CHICAGO (Reuters) – A Singaporean blogger who is seeking political asylum in the United States said on Friday he regretted inflammatory posts that landed him in jail twice in his home country. Amos Yee, 18, who is … Continue reading

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Senator McCain says Russia must pay price for hacking

Republican U.S. Senator John McCain said on Friday that Russia must be made to pay the price for cyber attacks on the United States and that it was possible to impose many sanctions, including on financial institutions. McCain, chairman of … Continue reading

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Trump praises Putin for holding back in U.S.-Russia spy dispute

By Richard Cowan and Polina Devitt PALM BEACH, Fla./ MOSCOW (Reuters) – U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Friday praised Russian President Vladimir Putin for refraining from retaliation in a dispute over spying and cyber attacks, in another sign that the … Continue reading

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Russians leave country retreats in the U.S., ordered out by Obama

By Yeganeh Torbati, Joel Schectman and Emily Flitter CENTREVILLE, Md./UPPER BROOKVILLE, N.Y. (Reuters) – In small convoys of vehicles, Russians departed two countryside vacation retreats outside Washington and New York City without fanfare on Friday, ordered out by U.S. President … Continue reading

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Trump praises ‘delay’ by Russia’s Putin

PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) – U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Friday praised the “delay” by Russian President Vladimir Putin, apparently referring to Putin’s refusal to retaliate for the U.S. expulsion of 35 Russians over their alleged involvement in hacking political … Continue reading

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Silicon Valley’s obscure unicorns could boost 2017 IPO market

Such firms are a "leading indicator" of broader investor demand for market debuts, said Justin Smolkin, head of Americas technology equity capital markets at UBS Group AG . Such enterprise software companies generally sell their services through subscriptions that produce … Continue reading

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Trump has no talks scheduled with Russian president: transition team

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has no immediate plans to talk with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the American expulsion of Russian diplomats over spying and interference in the November elections, a spokesman said on Friday. “There is … Continue reading

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Putin hopes for steps to restore ties with U.S. after Trump takes office

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin hopes Moscow and Washington will be able to take real steps to improve relations after President-elect Donald Trump takes office, the Kremlin quoted Putin as saying in a New Year’s message to Trump. … Continue reading

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Russia’s Putin decides against expelling U.S. diplomats in response to sanctions

By Polina Nikolskaya and Svetlana Reiter MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin ruled out on Friday expelling anyone in retaliation for Washington’s decision to throw out 35 Russian diplomats and impose sanctions on two of the country’s intelligence agencies. RIA … Continue reading

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Foxconn joint venture to build $8.8 billion LCD plant in China

A joint venture between Hon Hai Precision Industry Co , known as Foxconn, and Sharp Corp plans to build a 61 billion yuan ($8.8 billion) factory in China to produce liquid-crystal displays (LCDs). Sakai Display Products Corp's plant will be … Continue reading

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Factbox: Software companies preparing for 2017 IPOs

By Liana B. Baker and Lauren Hirsch SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – At least 15 enterprise software companies are preparing to go public in 2017. Here’s a rundown of their plans and business models.   Anaplan: The San Francisco-based company that … Continue reading

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Cubans surf the web at home in Havana pilot project

By Rodrigo Gutierrez and Mario Fuentes HAVANA (Reuters) – Downtown Havana resident Margarita Marquez says she received a special Christmas gift this year: web access at home, a rarity in a country with one of the lowest internet penetration rates … Continue reading

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FBI analysis fingers Russian spy agencies for U.S. election hacks

By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The FBI squarely blamed Russian intelligence services on Thursday for meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, releasing the most definitive report yet on the issue, including samples of malicious computer code said to … Continue reading

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Serena Williams gets engaged to Reddit co-founder Ohanian

NEW YORK (Reuters) – World number two tennis player Serena Williams has become engaged to Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of the social media company Reddit. "Down on 1 knee. He said four words. And/r/isaidyes," the 35-year-old American said on the social … Continue reading

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Run-DMC founder sues Amazon.com, Wal-Mart over trademark

A founder of Run-DMC on Thursday filed a lawsuit accusing Amazon.com Inc and Wal-Mart Stores Inc of selling a wide variety of clothing and accessories bearing the pioneering rap group's name without permission. Darryl McDaniels, the owner of Run-DMC Brand … Continue reading

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