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Wearable tech latest must-have for China's proud pet owners

HONG KONG Electronic device makers such as Hong Kong-listed SUGA and other start-ups are looking to cash-in on a boom in China in so-called pet wearables, like smart collars, leashes and feeders.

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Brazil appeals court rules Uber driver not entitled to benefits

SAO PAULO A Brazil appeals court on Tuesday ruled that a driver working for Uber via its ride-hailing app is not an employee of the San Francisco-based company and therefore not entitled to workers' benefits, overturning an earlier lower court decision.

Brazil May 23 2017

Google AI beats Chinese master in ancient game of Go

BEIJING A Google artificial intelligence program defeated a Chinese grand master at the ancient board game Go on Tuesday, a major feather in the cap for the firm's AI ambitions as it looks to woo Beijing to gain re-entry into the country.

Science, May 23 2017

Altice U.S. cable growth a priority as it explores wireless: founder

NEW YORK Altice USA, the cable operator created from Netherlands-based Altice NV's acquisitions of Cablevision Systems Corp and Suddenlink Communications, considers cable growth a priority as it explores ways to enter the wireless business, company officials said.

May 23 2017

China's Huawei enters PC market to take on Lenovo, HP, Dell

FRANKFURT Chinese telecoms giant Huawei [HWT.UL] plans a global expansion into computers, it said on Tuesday, posing a fresh challenge to established PC players in a market that has suffered two years of falling sales volumes and pressure on margins.

May 23 2017

EU states approve plans to make social media firms tackle hate speech

BRUSSELS European Union ministers approved proposals on Tuesday to make social media companies such as Facebook, Twitter and Google's YouTube tackle videos with hate speech on their platforms. The proposals, which would be the first legislation at EU level on the issue, still need to be agreed with the European Parliament before becoming law. But EU lawmakers have similarly pushed for social media companies to do more to tackle hateful content on their platforms.

Facebook, Twitter May 23 2017

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