Big Pharma bets on AI to speed up clinical trials

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To find patients quickly, major drugmakers are using AI for clinical trials quickly, or to reduce the number of people to test medicines.

China's Nio launches smartphone developed to use with its electric cars

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China's Nio Inc on Thursday unveiled a high-end NIO phone designed to be used with its EVs, touting a plethora of related functions.

Musk's Neuralink to start human trial of brain implant for paralysis patients

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Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s brain-chip startup Neuralink said on Tuesday it has received approval from an independent review board to begin recruitment for the first human trial of its brain implant for paralysis patients. Those with paralysis due to cervical spinal cord injury or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis may qualify for the study, it said, but […]

Disney to nearly double parks spending to $60 billion over 10 years

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The Disney parks business to nearly double in capital expenditure to about $60 billion over the next 10 years.

Ex-Google exec acknowledges aggressively seeking exclusive mobile deals

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On the second day of the Google antitrust trial, the DOJ sought to show how Google did all it could to get people to use its search engine and build itself into a $1 trillion search and advertising giant on the second day of a once-in-a-generation antitrust trial.

Google argues quality kept its search on top, defends billions paid

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During the Google trial, the company argued the US was wrong to say the search and advertising giant broke the law to keep its market share.

Mastercard denies report of plans to raise credit card fees

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Mastercard denied a report saying it is planning to increase the fees that merchants are charged when their customers use credit cards to pay.

China warns against 'new Cold War' at ASEAN summit

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Chinese Premier Li Qiang emphasized avoiding a "new Cold War" when dealing with global conflicts as world leaders gather at ASEAN summit 2023.

SoftBank's Arm aims for over $52 billion valuation in biggest US IPO of the year

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SoftBank aims for an Arm IPO of more than $52 billion, the chip designer said as it begins marketing for the biggest 2023 US market flotation.

Vodafone teams up with Amazon's Project Kuiper to extend 5G reach

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Vodafone plans to work with Amazon's Project Kuiper to extend the reach of its 4G and 5G telecoms networks in Europe and Africa.