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Silicon Valley debate on self-driving cars: do you need a map?

SAN FRANCISCO - The Silicon Valley race to build a self-driving car may revolve around one simple question: to map or not to map.

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Venture firm Formation8 dropped from U.S. lawsuit over sexual assault

SAN FRANCISCO - Venture firm Formation8 was dropped as a defendant in a U.S. civil lawsuit that accused one if its co-founders, Joe Lonsdale, of sexual assault, according to a court document filed Thursday.

Japan Display confirms new plant, source says for Apple

TOKYO - Japan Display Inc said on Friday that it would build a new $1.4 billion liquid crystal display (LCD) manufacturing plant, which a source said would supply smartphone screens for Apple Inc.

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Sharp asks turnaround fund for help, on top of aid from banks: source

TOKYO - Loss-making Sharp Corp has asked a domestic corporate turnaround fund to invest up to $250 million in capital - aid which would come on top of plans to tap its two main lenders for a second major bailout, a source said on Friday. | Video

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U.S. says inaction on online piracy risks public safety

WASHINGTON - The U.S. trade office on Thursday called for a crackdown on website name registrars who fail to take action against sellers of illegal goods such as counterfeit medicines and warned that turning a blind eye puts public safety at risk.

For the 'unbanked', mobile money still has some way to go

- Globally, an estimated 2.5 billion people don't have a bank account, but many own a cellphone, fuelling a race to turn these phones into bank books for the 'unbanked' to store cash, manage their accounts, make purchases and send and receive money - part of so-called 'financial inclusion'.

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