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Zuckerberg questioned over virtual reality tech

18 Jan 2017Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

In federal court, the Facebook CEO denied allegations that the virtual reality technology of Facebook's Oculus unit was stolen.

Blockchain could save banks $12bn a year

18 Jan 2017Blockchain creates a shared \

The technology could help the world's largest investment banks significantly cut their infrastructure costs, says Accenture.

Yahoo Japan defies calls to rethink ivory sales

18 Jan 2017In 2015, 28 000 ivory pieces were traded on Yahoo Japan, more than seven times as much as a decade earlier.

The online auction site rebuffs calls to end online ivory trading, despite Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's misgivings.

HP Enterprise to buy cloud software company

18 Jan 2017Signs for HP Enterprise cover the facade of the New York Stock Exchange.

The company plans to purchase privately held cloud software company SimpliVity for $650 million in cash.

Facebook bets on Paris with start-ups incubator

18 Jan 2017Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, delivering a speech yesterday during a visit to Paris.

The social media network picks Paris as the location for its first start-ups incubator.

US agency sues Qualcomm over patent licensing

18 Jan 2017Qualcomm will \

The US Federal Trade Commission files a lawsuit against Qualcomm, accusing it of using "anti-competitive" tactics.

South Korea prosecutor seeks arrest of Samsung chief

17 Jan 2017Head of Samsung Group, Jay Y Lee.

The country's special prosecutor seeks a warrant to arrest Jay Y Lee, head of Samsung Group, accusing him of paying multimillion-dollar bribes.

Oracle opens start-up accelerator in Israel

17 Jan 2017The Oracle campus in Redwood City, California.

Run by Oracle's research and development team, the programme provides six months of mentoring from technical and business experts.

Airbus 'flying car' prototype ready by year-end

17 Jan 2017Airbus group chief executive Tom Enders.

The aerospace group plans to test a prototype of a self-piloted flying car as a way of avoiding gridlock on city roads by the end of the year.

Facebook heads off tougher regulation in Germany

17 Jan 2017Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg met with officials in Berlin.

The social media network pledges to combat fake news as COO Sheryl Sandberg meets with officials in Berlin.

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