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Hotly anticipated bitcoin futures surge 21 percent on debut

NEW YORK/SYDNEY Bitcoin futures jumped more than 20 percent in their eagerly anticipated U.S. debut, which backers hope will encourage wider use and legitimacy for the world's largest cryptocurrency even as critics warn of the risk of a bubble and price collapse.

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Bangladesh minister says wants to 'wipe out' Manila bank for heist role

DHAKA Bangladesh's finance minister said late on Saturday he wanted to "wipe out" a Philippines bank that was used to channel $81 million stolen from the Bangladeshi central bank's account with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York last year.

Campaign Finance Dec 10 2017

Mubadala has done 15 to 16 investments in Silicon Valley as part of the Softbank fund

ABU DHABI Abu Dhabi's state investor, Mubadala [MUDEV.UL], has made 15 to 16 investments in Silicon Valley as part of a partnership with Softbank Group, deputy group CEO, Waleed al-Muhairi, told a conference in Abu Dhabi.

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China Telecom earmarked as Philippines' 3rd telecoms player: Manila officials

MANILA State-run China Telecom Corp could become the Philippines' third telecoms player, officials of the Southeast Asian nation said on Sunday, as the government looks to stir up competition in an effort to boost notoriously poor services.

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Apple in talks to acquire music identification app Shazam: source

SAN FRANCISCO Apple Inc is in talks to acquire Shazam Entertainment Ltd, whose software helps users identify songs by pointing their phone at an audio source, according to a person familiar with the situation.

Music Dec 08 2017

#NoRussiaNoGames: Twitter 'bots' boost Russian backlash against Olympic ban

MOSCOW What began as a grassroots online campaign featuring a schoolboy has grown into a mass hashtag protest against Russia's exclusion from the Winter Olympics - backed by what appear to be fake Twitter accounts and users connected to past pro-Kremlin causes.

Sports, Twitter Dec 09 2017