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Facebook is Building a Massive Solar Project in Texas

Facebook is building a massive solar farm in West Texas that's believed to be one of the largest solar projects in the nation and the social media giant's first direct investment in renewable energy.

Boston-based renewable energy developer Longroad Energy recently announced it was partnering with Facebook on the $416 million project, just as Facebook is finishing construction of a data center near Albuquerque.

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Amazon Dethrones Google as Top Global Brand, Survey

US retail giant Amazon has moved past hi-tech titans Apple and Google to become the world's most valuable brand, a key survey showed Tuesday.

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From Hippies to Hackers: New Film Tracks Saga of Russia's Internet

In the early days of Russia's internet, hippies founded the first telecoms venture with Americans, an astrophysicist ran the country's most visited website and providers punished hackers by kneecapping them with baseball bats.

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China Warns Tech Giants after U.S. Huawei Ban

The Chinese government convened top tech companies this week and warned them of consequences if they cut off technology sales to the country, U.S. media reported on Saturday.

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Trump Accuses Twitter of Gagging Conservatives

U.S. President Donald Trump took to Twitter once again Sunday to accuse the messaging platform of gagging conservative voices -- a "Giant Mistake!" that he said runs counter to freedom of expression.

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Putin Slams Attempts to 'Push' Huawei from Global Markets

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday slammed U.S. moves against Chinese tech giant Huawei, which has signed a deal to develop a 5G network in Russia.

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Banning Huawei Would Cost EU Telcos Up to 55 Billion Euros

Banning Huawei and fellow Chinese equipment maker ZTE from Europe's roll-out of 5G telecom networks would cost EU mobile operators up to 55 billion euros ($62 billion), according to an industry body's internal assessment seen by AFP Friday.

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China Says Ready to Share 5G Technology with Partners

President Xi Jinping said Friday that China was ready to share its expertise, including on 5G technology, with partner countries.

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Google Buys Analytics Startup Looker to Bolster Its Cloud

Google said Thursday it was buying data analytics startup Looker in a move aimed at bolstering its cloud services for business.

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Uber's First Helicopter Rides Set for New York

Uber said Thursday it is readying its first helicopter rides, which will carry passengers between New York's JFK Airport and lower Manhattan.

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