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LeEco's Coolpad delays financial report again, cites audit problems

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Chinese smartphone maker Coolpad , part of the cash-strapped LeEco technology conglomerate, on Friday said it would further delay the publication of its 2016 financial results due to outstanding audit issues.

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Alibaba’s reportedly preparing to launch an Amazon Echo clone for Chinese market

(Reuters) — Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba would launch a product mimicking Amazon.com Inc’s “Echo” next week, according to a source familiar with the matter. “Amazon Echo”, launched in 2014, is a speaker which one can leave on all day and give voice commands to, similar to Siri on an Apple Inc iPhone. Alibaba’s new product […]

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Paradox Interactive acquires Age of Wonders dev Triumph Studios

Paradox Interactive is adding more talent to its stable of strategy developers. The company revealed today that it has acquired Triumph Studios, which is the team responsible for the turn-based strategy game Age of Wonders. Paradox also owns all of Triumph’s assets as well in a deal worth $4.5 million (4 million euros) with the […]

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Ukraine power company says hit by second cyber attack Thursday

KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian state power distributor Ukrenergo was hit by another cyber attack on Thursday which used a computer virus different from one that hit Ukraine on Tuesday, said Ukrenergo’s acting head said.

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Roche buys diabetes app-maker mySugr in digital health push

ZURICH (Reuters) – Swiss drugmaker Roche said on Friday it is buying Vienna-based diabetes management platform mySugr for an undisclosed price as it presses into app-based digital health services for people suffering from the metabolic disorder.

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Chinese telecom firm ZTE to double 5G research spending

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp will double its research spending on fifth-generation mobile network (5G) from this year, the company said, as China steps up the push to build the world’s largest 5G network.

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PC Gaming Weekly: It’s all in the cards

It’s an exciting time to enjoy card games on your PC. Market-leading Hearthstone, is addressing problems (some of which are long-standing issues, like duplicate Legendary cards). The Elder Scrolls: Legends added its first expansion, Heroes of Skyrim, bringing more than 150 cards (and lots of dragons!) to the game. The Witcher-based game Gwent is gaining steam, and Fable Fortune is twisting […]

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Facebook’s huge drone completes second test flight without crashing

Facebook’s big, solar-powered drone has taken flight once again. The social networking giant said Thursday that it’s Aquila drone completed its second test flight on May 22 at the Yuma Proving Ground, a U.S. military facility, in Arizona. The drone, which has the wingspan of a Boeing 737, flew for 1 hour and 46 minutes and “landed perfectly on […]

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Overcooked wins Best Game at Brazil’s Independent Games Festival’s award show

Overcooked won the award for Best Game at Brazil’s Independent Games Festival (BIG) tonight. BIG is the largest indie games festival in Latin America, and it’s an energetic celebration of independent developers in Brazil as well as abroad. Overcooked is a co-op cooking game developed by Ghost Town Games and published by Team17. It’s previously […]

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Why your VR game’s virtually useless without data (VB Live)

VB LIVE: The reality is virtual, but successful VR games still require cold, hard data. Register now for our latest interactive VB Live event, where experts will share insights into the analytics, techniques, and tools needed to push your VR game to the top of the charts. Register here for free. Reportedly gamers really are […]

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