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Facebook funds Harvard effort to fight election hacking, propaganda

LAS VEGAS Facebook Inc will provide initial funding for a nonprofit organization that aims to help protect political parties, voting systems and information providers from hackers and propaganda attacks, the world's largest social network said on Wednesday.

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Cochlear unveils hearing implants that work directly with Apple's iPhone

Cochlear Ltd said Wednesday it can now stream audio directly from Apple Inc's iPhone, iPad and iPod to the microchips in its hearing implants without having to use an additional device.

Health 9:09am EDT

Berlusconi aide meets Telecom Italia deputy chairman: source

ROME The righthand man of media mogul Silvio Berlusconi visited the headquarters of Telecom Italia on Wednesday and met the company's deputy chairman Giuseppe Recchi, a source said.

11:44am EDT

Reliance's 'free' JioPhone shakes up cheap end of India's billion-strong market

MUMBAI At first glance, Indian telecoms upstart Jio's bet on 'free' internet-enabled phones to win over poorer customers is a near-fatal blow for low-end handset makers, most already struggling with paper-thin margins on some of the world's cheapest devices.

11:22am EDT

Hedge fund Third Point bets on Alibaba, again

BOSTON Hedge fund Third Point made a new bet on Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba during the second quarter and told investors in a letter that it was still finding attractive new opportunities even as the stock market has surged this year.

Money, 11:41am EDT

Luxury firms' online battle boosted by EU court adviser's Coty stance

LUXEMBOURG A decade-long battle by luxury brands to defend their image neared an end on Wednesday when an adviser to Europe's top court said Coty can block a German retailer from selling its beauty products via online marketplaces.

1:08pm EDT