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Shares in HTC rise 9.96 percent on Google's Pixel buyout

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TAIPEI (Reuters) - Shares in Taiwanese technology company HTC Corp 2498.TW rose 9.96 pct in early trading on Friday.

HTC Corp announced on Thursday that Alphabet Inc's Google GOOGL.O would pay $1.1 billion for the division at HTC that develops the U.S. firm's Pixel smartphones.

Reporting by Jess Macy Yu

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