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Apple has acquired about 100 companies in the past six years, Chief Executive Tim Cook revealed. That’s equivalent to one company every three to four weeks, he said Tuesday at Apple’s annual shareholder meeting. Apple recently delivered its best-ever quarter in terms of revenue, taking in $111.4 billion (£78.7 billion) in the first quarter of …

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Less than a year old, Clubhouse already ticks the boxes for being the next big thing: big hype super-famous users controversy bans a massive valuation (though it’s obviously not making any money). Here’s what you need to know. Why should I care? It’s making waves around the world, from the U.S. (where the app got …

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A low-cost electric vehicle (EV) selling in China for $4,500 (£3,200) is now outselling Tesla’s more expensive cars. The small car is proving a big hit for state-owned SAIC Motor, China’s leading automaker. The Hong Guang Mini EV is built as part of a joint venture with U.S. auto giant General Motors (GM). Last month, …

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Australia has passed a world-first law aimed at making Google and Facebook pay for news content on their platforms. The legislation had been fiercely opposed by the U.S. tech giants, with Facebook blocking all news content for Australians because of the dispute. Facebook agreed to reverse its decision after robust negotiations with the government, resulting …

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The British intelligence agency GCHQ wants to use artificial intelligence to combat issues such as child sexual abuse, disinformation and human trafficking. The UK’s adversaries were already using the technology, it said. The agency has published a paper titled “Ethics of AI: Pioneering a New National Security,” which says it will put the technology at …

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Some 29 million people in the UK could be entitled to compensation of up to £30 each if a lawsuit by watchdog organization Which? is successful. It is suing chipmaker Qualcomm, claiming it has breached UK competition law by exploiting its dominance in the market for patent licenses and chips. Which? alleges that Qualcomm overcharged …

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