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Walmart posts strong results ahead of holidays, earns praise from Trump

14 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON Walmart Inc raised its annual outlook on Thursday as a robust economy boosted purchases at its stores and website and the retailer picked up market share in food and other groceries, earning praise from U.S. President Donald Trump. | Video

Key antitrust lawmaker frustrated with Google's Fitbit deal

14 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON Lawmakers pressed top U.S. antitrust enforcers on their probes of tech giants Alphabet's Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple on Wednesday, with the chair of a House subcommittee expressing frustration over the companies' continued acquisitions.

Microsoft says it will follow California's digital privacy law in U.S.

11 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON Microsoft Corp said in a blog post on Monday that it would honor California's privacy law throughout the United States, expanding the impact of a strict set of rules meant to protect consumers and their data.

Facing shorter holiday season, U.S. retailers rev up faster delivery, early deals

07 Nov 2019

U.S. retailers are rushing in with faster-than-ever delivery deals and earlier Christmas promotions in hopes of easing the impact of this year's shorter holiday selling season, a period that can be make-or-break for retailers.

U.S. urged to invest more in AI; ex-Google CEO warns of China's progress

05 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. government funding in artificial intelligence has fallen short and the country needs to invest in research, train an AI-ready workforce and apply the technology to national security missions, a government-commissioned panel led by Google's former CEO said in an interim report on Monday. | Video

U.S. government falling behind on artificial intelligence funding -report

04 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON, Nov 4 U.S. government funding in artificial intelligence has fallen short and the country needs to invest in research, train an AI-ready workforce and apply the technology to national security missions, an independent government-commissioned panel said in an interim report on Monday.

Amazon could challenge loss of $10 billion Pentagon cloud deal as early as next week

29 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON If Amazon.com decides to fight the Pentagon's decision to award a highly contested $10 billion cloud computing contract to Microsoft, it could act as early as next week.

U.S. defense chief recuses himself from review of $10 billion cloud computing contract

23 Oct 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper has removed himself from reviewing a disputed $10 billion cloud computing deal because of a possible conflict of interest, a move that could further delay the contract-award process.

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