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Google launching artificial intelligence research center in China

BEIJING Alphabet Inc's Google said on Wednesday it is opening an artificial intelligence (AI) research center in China to target the country's local talent, even as the U.S. search firm's products remain blocked in the country.

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South Korea considers cryptocurrency tax as regulators grapple with 'speculative mania'

SEOUL South Korea said on Wednesday it may tax capital gains from cryptocurrency trading as global regulators worried about a bubble, with Australia's central bank chief warning of a 'speculative mania" that has seen the digital asset making rip-roaring gains. | Video

6:53am EST

Deutsche Telekom, EWE to invest 2 billion euros in German fiber buildout

BERLIN Deutsche Telekom is partnering with EWE AG [LANDWE.UL] to invest 2 billion euros ($2.4 billion) in building out a superfast glass-fiber broadband network in northwestern Germany, the companies said on Wednesday.

6:41am EST

AT&T begins testing high-speed internet over power lines

NEW YORK AT&T Inc has started trials in Georgia state and a non-U.S. location to deliver high-speed internet over power lines, the No. 2 wireless carrier said on Wednesday, marking its latest push to offer faster broadband service to more customers.

12:12am EST

Toyota, Panasonic consider joint development of EV batteries

TOKYO Toyota Motor Corp is considering making batteries for electric vehicles (EV) with Panasonic Corp , as it ramps up battery development to help meet its goal for green cars to comprise half of global sales by 2030. | Video

9:08am EST

Germany monitoring bitcoin market impact: FinMin

BERLIN Germany is carefully monitoring the impact of cryptocurrencies on markets, a finance ministry spokesman said on Wednesday, as bitcoin surged and the futures of the best known cryptocurrency made their world debut on a U.S. stock exchange.

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