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Apple Invests $1 Billion In Chinese Ride-Hailing Company Didi Chuxing

Apple is investing $1 billion in Chinese ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing. Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook says the move will help the company gain a better understanding of the Chinese market. In China, Didi already leads Uber, so this investment sets the stage for a big competitive battle between Apple and Uber.
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Global Banks Warned To Review Security Systems After Major Cyberattack

Banks around the world are being warned to review their computer security systems. SWIFT, the Brussels-based organization that facilitates bank-to-bank transfers, told banking clients of another cyberattack, this time on a commercial bank. In February, hackers managed to steal $81 million from the central bank of Bangladesh.
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New Cyberattack Evidence Of A 'Highly Adaptive Campaign Targeting Banks'

Thieves stole $81 million from Bangladesh's central bank in February using the SWIFT messaging network. Now, a second bank has been attacked in a similar fashion.
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Apple Invests $1 Billion In Chinese Ride-Hailing App

In China, Didi Chuxing dominates the ride-hailing market — despite Uber's attempts to break in. Now Apple Inc. is investing big in the service, ahead of a visit to China by Apple CEO Tim Cook.
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Amid Allegations Of Bias, Facebook Explains How 'Trending Topics' Works

The release of the internal document represents Facebook's continued pushback against claims that the social media network discriminated against conservative news sources.
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Want To Be Wicket Smart? Now There's An App For Cricket's Many Rules

A new app from the "Guardians of the Laws and Spirit of Cricket" takes on challenge of explaining the game and its many "delightful complications," using videos, animations and quizzes.
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Researchers Offer Jet Lag Advice In Return For Data About Your Sleep

Users of an app developed by the University of Michigan to help with jet lag entered information on their time zone and sleep patterns that helped academics with their work. But is the approach valid?
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DIY Blood Tests? There's A Downside To Ordering Your Own

It's legal to order diagnostic blood tests without consulting a doctor in many states. But critics say healthy patients can go down a rabbit hole of invasive assays and unnecessary treatments.
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Concerns About How Facebook And Other Social Media Giants Highlight News Online

Facebook denies there's political bias in its lists of top trending news stories. But the allegations raise concerns about the power of Facebook, Twitter and other social media companies to influence political discourse. New trends in how news is curated and calls for greater transparency.

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Google To Ban Payday Loan Ads

Google says it will ban all payday loan ads from its site. Consumer advocates say the lending practice hurts the poor and vulnerable.

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