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Samsung Electronics to set up fund to help suppliers amid Moon's reform push

SEOUL Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said it would set up a 500 billion won ($445 million) fund to help small suppliers, the highest-profile South Korean firm to unveil steps in the wake of new President Moon Jae-in's call to protect small businesses.

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Britain's May asks G7 to back moves to tackle internet extremism

BRUSSELS British Prime Minister Theresa May will urge the world's major industrialized nations on Friday to unite to force technology companies to tackle "extremist material" and stop militants who are moving their fight "from the battlefield to the internet".

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Global chat platform Kik to launch digital currency

NEW YORK Kik Interactive, which created the chat platform Kik, said on Thursday it was launching a crypto-currency or token called Kin that would enable customers to use a whole range of digital services.

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Some Uber and Lyft riders are giving up their own cars: Reuters/Ipsos poll

SAN FRANCISCO Wally Nowinski got his first car when he turned 16 in Michigan, the home of the U.S. auto industry. But after two years of living in New York City, he sold his wheels, using ride services, carsharing and bike sharing to get around. | Video

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Google's AlphaGo clinches series win over Chinese Go master

SHANGHAI Google's artificial intelligence program, AlphaGo, beat Chinese Go master Ke Jie for a second time on Thursday, taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in a best of three series meant to test the limits of computers in taking on humans at complex tasks. | Video

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Facebook's Zuckerberg urges Harvard grads to contemplate risk

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg returned on Thursday to Harvard University, the school he dropped out of to start the pioneering social network, to urge its graduating class to help create a new social safety net to allow creative risk-taking. | Video

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