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Brazil judge overturns 72-hour suspension of WhatsApp

SAO PAULO A Brazilian judge on Tuesday overturned a suspension of Facebook Inc's WhatsApp messaging application that affected some 100 million users, after many people voiced frustration at the second such freeze in five months in the South American country.


Uber partners with China's Alipay

Uber Technologies Inc said it signed up with online payment platform Alipay to allow Chinese travelers to request and pay for rides using the Alipay app in the over 400 cities the ride-hailing service operates in.


Banks, tech companies move on from bitcoin to blockchain

NEW YORK As a debate raged across the internet Monday over whether the mysterious founder of the bitcoin digital currency had finally been identified, executives at a major bitcoin conference in New York had a simple message: we've moved on.


BMW says staff defections have not decimated electric cars team

FRANKFURT BMW Chief Executive Harald Krueger said the carmaker had enough staff to continue developing its cutting-edge electric vehicles programme known as "Project i", despite recent defections of key staff to a Chinese electric vehicle startup.


Australian says he created bitcoin, but some sceptical

SYDNEY/LONDON Australian tech entrepreneur Craig Wright identified himself as the creator of controversial digital currency bitcoin on Monday but experts were divided over whether he really was the elusive person who has gone by the name of Satoshi Nakamoto until now.

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