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Want a Fitbit that measures how productive you are at work? This company is betting your boss does

If you glanced at the screen, it probably wouldn't grab your attention: White space divided into rectangular modules showing pie charts and bar charts in a kind of muted neon colour palette that calls to mind an old version of Excel, not a revolutionary piece of tech.

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SoftBank joins GM in self-driving car race; GM shares soar

Japan's SoftBank Group Corp will invest US$2.25bil in General Motors Co's autonomous vehicle unit Cruise, the companies said, a deal that validates the venerable Detroit automaker's leadership in self-driving cars and sent GM shares up nearly 13%.

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Foxconn imagines life beyond Apple but faces major risks as it diversifies

Foxconn, the Taiwanese contract manufacturer that rose to global prominence as the manufacturer of the Apple iPhone, is trying to reinvent itself as smartphone sales plateau and Apple Inc diversifies its supplier base.

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Volvo cars sets new goal for robo-taxis in biggest industry bet

Volvo Cars is betting driverless vehicles will make up one-third of its deliveries by the middle of the next decade, setting the auto industry’s most ambitious target yet for the new technology.

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Scared by Facebook? Wait till Millennials are selling their data

Alice Liogier wants to slap a price on her data.

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Verizon’s CEO choice puts focus back on industry race toward 5G

In elevating technology chief Hans Vestberg to lead the overall company on June 8, Verizon Communications Inc sent a message to the rest of the industry: It’s doubling down on network expansion to ward off increasingly ambitious rivals.

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Twitter to predict what you want to see, when it happens

Twitter Inc will personalise news for users and send them notifications of events, trying to attract a bigger, broader audience with one of its most comprehensive product updates in years.

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China’s Hainan says will partly lift ‘Great Firewall’ to lure foreign tourists

China's southern province of Hainan will offer foreigners unrestricted internet access to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube as part of new incentives to boost tourism.

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Millennials, Toyota wants you to buy its Internet-ready Corolla

In the Corolla, Toyota Motor Corp has the best-selling car of all time. The problem is the people who bought the model when it was introduced in 1966 are still the main customers.

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Volkswagen’s mobility chief says self-driving cars core to plan

Volkswagen AG’s fledgling Moia mobility unit is betting on the rise of self-driving cars to deliver on its plan to catch up with ride-hailing leaders like Uber Technologies Inc without burning through piles of cash.