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Sphero acquires modular electronics maker littleBits to tackle educational toy segment

Consumer robotics and toy company Sphero on Friday announced it is acquiring New York City-based modular electronics maker littleBits for an undisclosed sum.

22 hours ago from Techspot

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Trump adds tariffs to $550 billion of Chinese imports in trade war reprisal

President Trump announced Friday on Twitter that tariffs on Chinese imports will increase 5 percentage points in a tit-for-tat response to China’s own plans to place new duties on U.S. ...

17 hours ago from TechCrunch

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HP Inc. CEO Dion Weisler stepping down Nov. 1 and will be succeeded by Enrique Lores

HP Inc. is losing the chief executive who has been leading the personal computer maker since it broke off as a separate company four years ago.       

Fri 23 Aug 19 from USA today

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Disneyland's 'Avengers Campus' theme park unveiled at D23: Here's everything we know - CNET

At least Spider-Man will definitely be involved with this one.

19 hours ago from CNET Cutting Edge

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Amazon will no longer use drivers' tips to cover their base pay

Amazon has pledged to be more transparent and to tell its its Flex delivery drivers how much they actually earn, according to an email sent to contractors as seen by the LA Times. Perhaps ...

Fri 23 Aug 19 from Engadget

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Huawei reckons US ban will cost its phone division $10 billion - CNET

The company's CEO previously estimated it'd take a $30 billion hit.

Fri 23 Aug 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

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Qantas to test 'ultra long-haul' Sydney to NY, London flights

Qantas on Thursday said it will run "ultra long-haul" test flights in the coming months from New York and London to Sydney in order to assess the health of pilots and passengers, as it eyes ...

Thu 22 Aug 19 from TechXplore

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Overstock CEO Resigns to Focus on Career as Deep State Intelligence Asset, One Assumes

Online furniture salesman Patrick Byrne stunned investors and anyone who’s ever tried to buy a cheap mid-century modern couch by publicly claiming in a cryptic statement about the “deep state” ...

Thu 22 Aug 19 from Gizmodo

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VMware to pay $5 billion for firms offering cloud security, developers platform

VMware Inc said on Thursday it bought two companies offering cloud security and cloud developer services in separate deals valued at about $5 billion, looking to expand the range of products ...

Thu 22 Aug 19 from Reuters Technology

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Fitbit will supply ‘free’ trackers to Singapore’s public health program

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Fitbit is working with Singapore’s government to supply residents with free fitness trackers. The company says Singaporeans will be ...

Thu 22 Aug 19 from The Verge

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