UK's Johnson says Huawei must not jeopardize intelligence-sharing

EXETER, England (Reuters) - Boris Johnson, the front-runner to be Britain’s next prime minister, said Britain should not allow its relationship with Chinese networks firm Huawei to jeopardize intelligence-sharing with allies including the United States.

“We should not be doing anything that will deter cooperation with our most valuable intelligence partners, the Five Eyes,” Johnson said on Friday when asked about Huawei at a campaign event.

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India's Flipkart to replace 40% of its delivery vans with EVs

(Reuters) - Walmart Inc’s Indian unit Flipkart said late Thursday it plans to replace nearly 40% of its current fleet of delivery vans with electric vehicles (EVs) by March 2020, as part of its efforts to cut down on its carbon footprint.

The Bengaluru-based ecommerce company said it will start with deploying 160 vans by 2019-end. Some of these EVs are already plying in the country’s capital of New Delhi.

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Japan Display to receive $100 million investment from Apple as part of bailout deal

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan Display Inc (6740.T) said on Friday it would receive a $100 million investment from a customer, which a source said was Apple Inc (AAPL.O), as part of a bailout deal led by a Chinese investment firm for the smartphone screen maker.

Japan Display is facing a funding crunch due to Apple’s recent shift away from liquid-crystal displays (LCDs) and disappointing sales of the iPhone XR, the only LCD model in Apple’s 2018 line-up.

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Twitter to deemphasize, label politician tweets that break rules

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) said on Thursday it would identify and de-emphasize tweets that broke its rules but came from important sources such as politicians, in order to strike a balance between free expression and accountability.

Twitter said the new rules would apply to politicians and government officials with more than 100,000 followers.

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Iran seizes 1,000 bitcoin mining machines using subsidized power

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian authorities have seized about 1,000 bitcoin mining machines in two abandoned factories, state television reported, after warnings that the activity had led to a spike in consumption of government-subsidized electricity.

“Two of these bitcoin farms have been identified, with a consumption of one megawatt,” Arash Navab, a power official in the central province of Yazd, told the television.

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Bitcoin sell-off accelerates, breaking below $11,000

(Reuters) - A pullback in prices of bitcoin deepened on Thursday, falling over 16% to below $11,000 after jumping to 18-month high of nearly $14,000 earlier this week amid optimism about the widening usage of digital currencies.

The world’s biggest cryptocurrency has surged in value since April and has risen more than 260%, but it remains below its all-time high of nearly $20,000 hit in December 2017.

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Google Cloud absorbs Alphabet cybersecurity firm Chronicle

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc announced on Thursday that its year-old cybersecurity company, Chronicle, would be absorbed by its Google Cloud division because customers have been seeking an integrated offering.

Chronicle Chief Executive Stephen Gillett said in a blog post that the malware analysis and security threat investigation tools his unit was pitching to large corporations were complementary to the security tools offered by Google’s cloud computing business.

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Amazon Web Services to boost Argentina presence with data 'Edge'

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Amazon Web Services (AWS), a unit of Amazon.com Inc, said on Thursday it will bolster its presence in Latin America with an “Edge” location in Argentina, its first in the country that will help speed up use for local users.

The so-called “Edge,” to be located in capital Buenos Aires, where AWS opened an office in April 2018, will help deliver data, videos and applications at higher speeds and improve cyber security, the company said.

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Nissan, Dongfeng in talks to form fleet-management venture with Didi - sources

BEIJING (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co and its China partner Dongfeng Group are in talks with Didi Chuxing to launch a joint venture to manage car fleets for Didi’s ride-hailing and car-sharing services, five people familiar with the discussions told Reuters.

They are also exploring the possibility of the Nissan-Dongfeng venture designing and building vehicles tailored for Didi’s ride-hailing service - cars which are likely to be battery-powered and eventually driverless, the people said.

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