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U.S. asks phone companies to provide 'robocall' blocking technology

WASHINGTON The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission on Friday pressed major U.S. phone companies to take immediate steps to make technology that blocks unwanted automated calls available to consumers at no charge.

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Pokemon GO launches in Japan, bringing smash-hit game home

TOKYO Eager Japanese rushed to their phones on Friday to start hunting as Pokemon GO, the hit Nintendo-backed smartphone game, finally launched in Japan, home of the colorful cartoon characters.

Jul 22 2016

Peter Thiel tells Republican convention he is 'proud to be gay'

SAN FRANCISCO Silicon Valley investor Peter Thiel, the only big-name supporter of Donald Trump from the country's technology hub, spoke on Thursday at the Republican National Convention to urge the country to discard petty cultural battles and turn its attention to solving the United States' economic decline. | Video

Election 2016, Politics Jul 21 2016

Powered by Google, U.N. flexes tech muscle to fight climate change

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - New Google-powered software will help the world tackle problems related to climate change, deforestation and food production, a United Nations agency said on Friday, as it presented its revamped online platform.

Environment Jul 22 2016

Sweden's Kinnevik says Zalando can withstand Amazon threat

STOCKHOLM Swedish investment firm Kinnevik, which backs Europe's biggest pure online fashion firm Zalando, is confident the retailer can withstand competition from Amazon because it caters to a different type of customer.

World, Jul 22 2016

Ride-hailing service Grab partners Indonesia's Lippo for mobile payments

JAKARTA Southeast Asian ride-hailing service Grab said on Friday it is teaming up with Indonesian conglomerate Lippo Group to roll out a mobile payment platform in its biggest market, extending its reach beyond transport.

Jul 22 2016