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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

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Telefonica launches 'Aura' voice assistant in six countries

BARCELONA Spanish mobile operator Telefonica on Sunday launched a voice-activated assistant, called 'Aura', in six countries, using artificial intelligence to interact with its customers.

22 Feb 2018

Investments pay off for European telecom's old guard

BONN/MADRID Europe's former telecoms monopolies were able to show growth in their home markets this week after years under attack from challengers who have beaten down prices and eroded profits.

22 Feb 2018

ProSiebenSat.1 sells stake in digital business to General Atlantic

MUNICH/BONN ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE has agreed to sell a stake in its e-commerce business to U.S. investment firm General Atlantic as it seeks to finance a shift away from its legacy free-to-air TV business and expand its eclectic digital portfolio.

20 Feb 2018

Language app Babbel translates European success to U.S. market

BERLIN It might seem a tall order to persuade people to spend as much to learn a language on their smartphone as it costs to subscribe to a music streaming or video-on-demand service.

31 Jan 2018

Bertelsmann seeks buyer for Arvato CRM unit

GUETERSLOH, Germany German publishing house Bertelsmann plans to seek a buyer for its customer relationship management (CRM) operation to exit a business that requires heavy investment to keep pace with advances in technology.

30 Jan 2018

SAP forces the pace on cloud, buys $2.4 billion U.S. software firm

WALLDORF, Germany Europe's top technology company SAP announced a $2.4 billion U.S. acquisition to help it boost revenues from its cloud platform and CEO Bill McDermott said it would streamline its overall business this year to bolster margins. | Video

30 Jan 2018

Pencil-maker Faber-Castell sharpens up for digital age

NUREMBERG, Germany If the digital revolution is going to consign anything to the dustbin of history, you might think the humble pencil would be a leading contender. | Video

22 Jan 2018

Uber CEO focused on 'responsible growth', seeks fresh start in Germany

MUNICH Uber's chief executive said on Monday that he was focused on "responsible growth" as he seeks to put an end to the take-no-prisoners culture he inherited on joining the pioneer of ride-hailing services last year.

22 Jan 2018

Uber CEO focused on 'responsible growth', seeks fresh start in Germany

MUNICH Uber's chief executive said on Monday that he was focused on "responsible growth" as he seeks to put an end to the take-no-prisoners culture he inherited on joining the pioneer of ride-hailing services last year.

21 Jan 2018

Contrite Facebook executives seek to ward off more European rules

MUNICH Facebook executives are fanning out across Europe this week to address the social media giant’s slow response to abuses on its platform, seeking to avoid further legislation along the lines of a new hate speech law in Germany it says goes too far.

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