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House panel approves legislation to speed deployment of self-driving cars

WASHINGTON An influential U.S. House committee on Thursday approved a revised bipartisan bill on a 54-0 vote that would speed the deployment of self-driving cars without human controls and bar states from blocking autonomous vehicles.

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Iranian hackers used female 'honey pot' to lure targets: researchers

LAS VEGAS Hackers believed to be working for the Iranian government have impersonated a young female photographer on social media for more than a year, luring men working in industries strategically important to Tehran's regional adversaries, according to research published Thursday.

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Verizon quarterly subscriber additions top estimates; shares up

Verizon Communications Inc reported quarterly revenue that topped expectations on Thursday as the No. 1 U.S. wireless carrier attracted more subscribers with its unlimited data plan. | Video

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Hellman & Friedman and Vista vying for software firm TeamViewer: sources

FRANKFURT/SAN FRANCISCO/LONDON Buyout funds Hellman & Friedman and Vista Equity Partners have made rival bids for German business software maker TeamViewer in a deal worth more than $2 billion, sources close to the matter told Reuters.

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Google hopes to train 10 million people in Africa in online skills: CEO

LAGOS Alphabet Inc's Google aims to train 10 million people in Africa in online skills over the next five years in an effort to make them more employable, its chief executive said on Thursday.

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BMC Software ends merger talks with peer CA: source

Private equity-owned business software company BMC Software Inc [BSII.UL] has ended talks to merge with enterprise software maker CA Inc after struggling to arrange financing for the deal, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

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