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Amazon to pick NYC, Northern Virginia for split 'HQ2': source

A building in the Crystal City area of Arlington, Virginia that Amazon.com is reportedly considering as part of its new second headquarters is seen in Arlington, Virginia, U.S. November 6, 2018. REUTERS/Al Drago
 

 

WASHINGTON: Amazon.com Inc will on Tuesday announce it has selected New York and Northern Virginia for its second headquarters, a source told Reuters, ending a more than year-long contest that has seen frenzied bidding from locales across North America.

 

Amazon's plan to split its second headquarters, dubbed "HQ2", evenly between two cities will boost its presence around New York and the nation's capital as it seeks to gain a recruiting edge over Silicon Valley tech firms.


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Samsung's foldable phone will be jaw-droppingly expensive, report says

 

If you're excited about the prospect of buying a smartphone that folds, better start saving now.

 

According to a report from Yonhap News Agency (via The Verge), Samsung's foldable phone, recently teased at a company event, will cost around 2 million won or US$1,770.

 

That price is a fair bit higher even than the price of the most expensive iPhone XS Maxvariant you can buy, which costs $1,449.

 

The report claims Samsung's phone will be called Galaxy F and should arrive in March 2019, shortly after the February launch of the Galaxy S10. Samsung's head of mobile DJ Koh previously said the phone should arrive in the first part of 2019.

 

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Chinese state media debut 'AI' news anchors

 

SHANGHAI: China's state-controlled news broadcasters have long been considered somewhat robotic in their daily recitation of pro-government propaganda and a pair of new presenters will do little to dispel that view.

 

Calling it a "world first", Xinhua news agency this week debuted a pair of virtual news anchors amid a state-directed embrace of advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI).


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Cisco works with Amazon to help businesses run apps in the cloud

A Cisco Systems sign is seen outside a Cisco health clinic at Cisco Systems in San Jose, California, U.S., March 22, 2018. Picture taken March 22, 2018. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage/File Photo

 

REUTERS: Networking gear maker Cisco Systems Inc said on Thursday it is teaming with Amazon.com Inc's Amazon Web Services to offer software tools that would make it easier for Cisco's customers to use Amazon's data centers to run their business applications.

 

The move is part of a push at Cisco, one of the biggest suppliers of the routers and switches that send data across computer networks, to derive more revenue from software and stay current with longtime business customers that are seeking to do more work with cloud computing companies like Amazon, Alphabet Inc's Google Cloud unit or Microsoft Corp's Azure.


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This Singapore company is offering one of the fastest and cheapest internet plans in Malaysia

 

Malaysians, in case you did not know, there are a number of internet service providers (ISP) other than TM, Maxis, and TIME in the country.

 

When the new Pakatan Rakyat government took office in Malaysia, the Minister of Communications and Multimedia Gobind Singh Deo said he will be working on providing cheaper and faster broadband plans to citizens.

 

But rather than providing cheaper internet plans, ISPs decided to offer faster packages. Companies like TM and TIME offered blazing fast speeds and free upgrades for existing customers. Others, just gave a small bump to their offered plans.

 

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