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U.S. regulator settles with tech startups over token sale violations
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Friday settled charges with two tech companies for improperly offering digital tokens, mandating that they register their offerings as securities and reimburse investors.

U.S. Senate bill vows to get tough on robocalls, up penalties
Two U.S. senators on Friday unveiled bipartisan legislation to toughen penalties on robocalls, make it easier for regulators to crack down on unwanted calls and compel mobile phone providers to adopt call authentication technologies.

Oracle veteran Thomas Kurian to replace Diane Greene as Google Cloud CEO
Former Oracle Corp product chief Thomas Kurian is replacing Diane Greene as chief executive of Alphabet Inc's Google Cloud, according to a blog post https://cloud.google.com/blog/topics/inside-google-cloud/transitioning-google-cloud-after-three-great-years from Greene.

VW embarks on $50 billion electrification plan
Volkswagen expects to become the most profitable manufacturer of electric cars thanks to a multi-billion euro expansion plan to mass produce battery driven vehicles, Chief Executive Herbert Diess said on Friday.

Europe 5G network buildout to trigger deals, won't bust capex budgets
The launch of fifth-generation mobile services across Europe looks set to trigger a wave of infrastructure deals as telecoms companies seek ways to upgrade their networks without busting their strained capital budgets.

Tesla starts taking Model 3 orders in China
Tesla Inc has started taking orders for its Model 3 sedan in China for a deposit of 8,000 yuan ($1,153.60), according to the electric carmaker's China website https://www.tesla.cn/model3/reserve.

The egos disbanded? Bridging the great advertising divide
Traditional advertising groups hope that their creative flair will prevail against the technological clout of consultancies encroaching on their business, but there are signs the two sides of the divide are moving closer together.

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U.K.'s Minister for Brexit Quits as Lawmakers Begin to Desert Theresa May Over E.U. Deal
Brexit secretary Dominic Raab and secretary for Work and Pensions Esther McVey both said they could not support May's new Brexit deal.

Rocky planet found orbiting Earth’s neighbouring star
Astronomers have hunted for a planet orbiting the red dwarf since the Sixties

Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman on the 'most costly mistake of investors'
"It’s very good for society and for the economy, that is to have a lot of people competing and a few of them succeeding and most of them failing," Daniel Kahneman said. "That’s the way capitalism works.”

Toll of missing in California wildfire climbs, Trump set to visit
The number of people missing in one of California's deadliest wildfires soared to more than 600 on Thursday as the remains of seven additional victims were found by rescuers. Authorities said the list of missing people had jumped from 300 to 631 during the day as investigators went back and reviewed emergency calls made when the so-called Camp Fire in northern California erupted on November 8. "I want you to understand that the chaos we were dealing with was extraordinary" when the fire broke out, Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea told journalists, in explaining the staggering new toll of missing.

New Jersey Couple and Homeless Vet Accused of Making Up Story Behind $400,000 GoFundMe Campaign
'The entire campaign was predicated on a lie'

Skulls reveal Neanderthals, humans had similarly harsh lives
NEW YORK (AP) — Life as a Neanderthal was no picnic, but a new analysis says it was no more dangerous than what our own species faced in ancient times.

'We trust our rocket', crew says ahead of first space launch since failure
A U.S. astronaut said on Thursday she had full confidence in the safety of the Russian-made Soyuz rocket that will blast a three-person crew into space next month in the first such launch since a rocket failure. Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko and U.S. and Canadian astronauts Anne McClain and David Saint-Jacques are due to embark for the International Space Station on Dec. 3 after a similar launch on Oct. 11 ended in an emergency landing. Two minutes into that launch, a rocket failure forced Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin and U.S. astronaut Nick Hague to abort their mission and hurtle back to Earth in a capsule that landed in the Kazakh steppe.

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