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Formula E virtual race ends in controversy

Dutch SIM racer Bono Huis collected a $200,000 jackpot, the biggest prize in eSports racing history, after winning the first virtual race between drivers from the Formula E electric series and gamers in Las Vegas.

Xiaomi says shrinking smartphone sales won't hit the company

Sharp drops in smartphone sales for China's Xiaomi Inc [XTC.UL] will not have a major impact on the company as profit growth will be driven by sales from smart home devices as well as revenue from its software eco-system, a senior executive said.

China's LeEco unveils a car, but cannot make it drive

(This version of the October 19 story corrects the headline and first paragraph to show the car was delivered too late to drive down the runway; corrects name of car in paragraphs 5, 7 and 8 to LeSEE Pro instead of LeSEE; corrects paragraphs 5 and 7 to add context about why car did not drive on runway; corrects paragraph 8 to show the company unveiled its first prototype of the car in Beijing and the LeSEE prototype was the latest version)

Formula E to hold Las Vegas virtual race

Formula E, the world's first fully electric car racing series, is planning a virtual race in Las Vegas next January with a likely $1 million jackpot for the winner.

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U.S. Senate tips labor board to Republican majority

The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed William Emanuel, a veteran management-side labor lawyer, to the National Labor Relations Board, giving the agency a Republican majority widely expected to roll back recent decisions that business groups have said favored unions.