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Big US banks unveil consumer payment app

Washington (AFP) - Major US banking groups Monday announced they would join forces for a new person-to-person mobile payment application to counter services like PayPal's Venmo and Square Cash.


Facebook to allow more graphic news

San Francisco (AFP) - Facebook on Friday said that it will begin allowing more graphic or potentially disturbing newsworthy posts to be shared at the leading online social network.


AT&T near bid for Time Warner: report

New York (AFP) - US telecom giant AT&T is in "advanced talks" to acquire entertainment group Time Warner in a move to add in-house content to distribution services, The Wall Street Journal reported …


Google hawks hardware in real-world 'showroom'

New York (AFP) - It's not exactly a store, but the Google "showroom" that opened Thursday in New York is the internet giant's first real-world shop and a step onto terrain where rival Apple has …


Rapid Replay feature targets NBA global audience

New York (AFP) - The National Basketball Association's international fans will be able to watch highlights in near real-time as part of changes to the league's subscription service being rolled out …


Amazon ropes in streaming holdout Garth Brooks

New York (AFP) - Amazon's new streaming service on Wednesday announced an exclusive deal with country superstar Garth Brooks, the top-selling artist to have resisted the fast-growing music format.


'Chinese Netflix' takes on tech titans in US

San Francisco (AFP) - A Chinese internet colossus referred to as a combination of Netflix, Apple, Amazon and Tesla announced Wednesday it is taking on US tech titans on their home turf.


Netflix boosts tech shares as US stocks rise

New York (AFP) - Technology shares led US stocks higher Tuesday after Netflix surged on strong subscriber growth and Google parent Alphabet hit an all-time high as its new Pixel phone garnered …


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