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Bitcoin hits record high after smashing through $8,000 for first time

LONDON Bitcoin hit a new record high on Monday after smashing through the $8,000 level for the first time over the weekend, marking an almost 50 percent climb in just eight days.

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Tencent turns to WeChat, games and deals for global strategy

HONG KONG China's biggest social network and gaming firm Tencent Holdings, which last week reported forecast-beating quarterly results, is close to making Malaysia the first foreign country to roll out its WeChat ecosystem, an executive told Reuters.

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Uber fights proposed rule in Mexico's Cancun barring cash fares

MEXICO CITY Uber Technologies Inc, which has been facing a wave of regulations in Latin America, is fighting proposed rules in Cancun that the ride-hailing service says could drive it out of the top Mexican beach resort.

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Bipartisan Harvard panel recommends hacking safeguards for elections

SAN FRANCISCO A bipartisan Harvard University project aimed at protecting elections from hacking and propaganda will release its first set of recommendations today on how U.S. elections can be defended from hacking attacks.

Toshiba gains breathing room with $5.4 billion share issue to overseas investors

TOKYO/HONG KONG Toshiba Corp's planned $5.4 billion new share issue to overseas investors is set to provide it with most of the funds it needs to avoid a delisting - a quickly arranged deal that underscores both the weakness of its finances and the allure of its chips unit. | Video

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Retailer Auchan says it has not been approached by Amazon in Europe

PARIS French retailer Auchan [AUCH.UL] said on Monday it had not been approached by E-commerce giant Amazon about deals or partnerships in Europe, with speculation still rife that Amazon may be eyeing European transactions.

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