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Amazon starts Australian trial after months of hype

Amazon starts Australian trial after months of hype

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc’s Australian arm began an order-taking trial on Thursday, giving life to the hype which has preceded its arrival in the world’s No. 12 economy and weighed on the shares of the brick-and-mortar retail sector.

Exclusive: China's SenseTime plans IPO, aims to open R&D center in U.S.

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Chinese artificial intelligence start-up SenseTime Group is planning an initial public offering (IPO) and aims to open a research and development (R&D) center in the United States as early as next year, its founder told Reuters in an interview.

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'Never take a backward step', Socceroos laud Postecoglou legacy

(Reuters) – Tim Cahill led the way as a host of Socceroos paid tribute to the contribution coach Ange Postecoglou made to Australian football after his abrupt resignation as coach of the national team seven months before the World Cup.

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Dining goes digital for Thailand's street food vendors

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Bangkok’s famous street-food vendors have joined the digital revolution, embracing payment via Quick Response (QR) barcodes that can be read using smartphones.

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France's strength in depth gives them the edge against Goffin's Belgium

PARIS (Reuters) – France’s strength in depth makes them the favorites for this week’s Davis Cup final against Belgium, who will need David Goffin to be at his very best to stand a chance in the three-day showdown in Lille.

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Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Edge, shell, and input improvements

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs with Edge, shell, and input improvements. This build is part of the RS4 branch, which represents the next Windows 10 update the company has yet to announce. Windows 10 is a service, meaning it was built in a very different way from its predecessors so […]

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Uber's messy data breach collides with launch of SoftBank deal

TORONTO/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A newspaper advertisement for an Uber Technologies Inc stock sale was juxtaposed on Wednesday with a report that the ride-service provider had covered up a data hack – something of a metaphor for Uber, a company with boundless investor interest, but whose penchant for rule-breaking has led to a series of […]

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South Korea considers scrapping exercise with U.S. for Olympics: Yonhap

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea is considering scrapping a regular military exercise with U.S. forces next year to minimize the risk of an aggressive North Korean reaction during the Winter Olympics in the South, the Yonhap news agency reported on Thursday.

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As lowest-ranked team, World Cup hosts Russia hope for upset

MOSCOW (Reuters) – World Cup hosts Russia, the lowest-ranked team in next year’s tournament, hope to get past the group stage for the first time in post-Soviet history but, with a tepid attack, inconsistent goalkeeping and stiff competition, the odds are slim.

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Single-player games withstood World of Warcraft. They’ll survive PUBG, too

GUEST: With the recent cancellation of Visceral’s single-player Star Wars game, shifting focus of big publishers on multiplayer games and more than stellar success of cooperative multiplayer games like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, gamers are starting to ask questions. Are single-player story-driven games dead? Do players want them contrary to what some big publishers say? Do they […]

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