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Microsoft sharpens AI focus with new research group

Microsoft Corp said on Thursday it created a new artificial intelligence unit, as the company pushes deeper into the fast-growing field.

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German retailer Media Markt tests home delivery by robot

DUESSELDORF German consumer electronics retailer Media Markt is testing using robots to make home delivery of goods faster and more cost effective, although for now they have to be accompanied by a human minder.

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Samsung says over 1 million people globally using Note 7 with safe battery

BEIJING Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, the world's biggest smartphone maker, said on Thursday more than 1 million people globally are now using Galaxy Note 7 smartphones with batteries that are not vulnerable to overheating and catching fire.

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Push to digital helps Accenture beat revenue estimate

Consulting and outsourcing services provider Accenture Plc reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit as its investments to boost digital and cloud services pay off.

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Growth in demand for industrial robots halves as China, carmakers cut back

FRANKFURT Growth in sales of industrial robots has halved from levels seen two years ago and is unlikely to recover those levels over the next few years because demand in China, the biggest market, has slowed.

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Udacity's self-driving car engineering degree lures over 11,000 hopefuls

SAN FRANCISCO Silicon Valley online education platform Udacity has already received more than 11,000 applicants for its so-called nanodegree in self-driving car engineering, Udacity president and Google X founder Sebastian Thrun said.

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