Google announces patent agreement with Tencent amid China push

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18th January

BEIJING (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google has agreed to a patent licensing deal with Tencent Holdings Ltd as it looks for ways to expand in China where many of its products, such as app store, search engine and email service, are blocked by regulators.


SEC says bitcoin funds raise ‘investor protection issues’

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18th January

(Reuters) – The U.S. securities regulator on Thursday raised alarm about the safety of bitcoin-themed investments, telling the fund industry they want answers to their concerns before endorsing more than a dozen proposed products based on cryptocurrencies.


South Korean group files complaint against Apple CEO over iPhone slowdown

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18th January

SEOUL (Reuters) – A South Korean consumer group has filed a criminal complaint against Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook over slower iPhone devices, after probes in Europe into allegations the firm had deliberately shortened the life of its handsets.