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Chile to study trans-Pacific cable to connect South America with Asia

Chile on Friday took a step toward building the first fiber-optic cable to directly connect South America and Asia, a project that has piqued...

Huawei to invest $3.1 billion in Italy

China's Huawei Technologies said it would invest $3.1 billion (£2.5 billion) in Italy over the next three years, as the Chinese telecoms giant called...

Walmart protested India e-commerce rules with US government: report

Walmart told the US government privately in January that India's new investment rules for e-commerce were regressive and had the potential to hurt trade ties,...

Amazon offers $10 to Prime Day shoppers who hand over their data

Amazon has a promotion for US shoppers on Prime Day, the 48-hour marketing blitz that started Monday: Earn $10 of credit if you let Amazon...

Amazon in EU antitrust spotlight over use of merchant data

Amazon on Wednesday became the target of an antitrust investigation by the European Union over its use of merchants' data, underlining the increasing regulatory...

G7 urges tough Libra regulation, agrees to tax digital giants

Digital currencies such as Facebook's planned Libra raise serious concerns and must be regulated as tightly as possible to ensure they do not upset...

France passes law imposing tax on big tech companies

France's Senate gave final approval to a tax on big technology companies on Thursday, potentially opening up a new front in a trade row...

NHS partners with Amazon for voice powered health service

Britain's state-run health service is teaming up with Amazon to provide medical advice for common ailments such as migraines and flu via the tech...

British Airways faces record £183 million fine over data theft

British Airways-owner IAG is facing a record £183 million fine for the theft of data from 500,000 customers from its website last year under...

Facebook’s Libra needs deep thought and detail: UK regulator

Facebook's fledging cryptocurrency will raise questions for both society and government that need close examination, a senior official at Britain's financial watchdog said on...