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  • NEW YORK/ TORONTO, July 19- BlackBerry Ltd said on Tuesday it had signed a five-year, multimillion-dollar deal to run emergency notifications for the U.S. Senate, among a handful of small deals the company unveiled as it shifts its focus to software from smartphones. The Canadian company also said that AtHoc, a crisis communications firm it bought last year, had...

  • The Canadian company also said on Tuesday that AtHoc, a crisis communications firm it bought last year, had expanded a deal with the U.S. Coast Guard to cover staff in Washington, D.C. BlackBerry did not provide financial details of the deals.

  • MOSCOW— The Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia said on Tuesday it does not mind people playing the hit smartphone game "Pokemon Go" around synagogues and other cultural buildings. While Russian airports and banks have endorsed the game, the Russian Orthodox Church and some Duma deputies have angrily complained that the Western-developed app has...

  • It's a steamy summer afternoon in Washington and the National Mall is packed— and not just with the usual protesters, tourists and schoolkids. It's been overrun by bulbasaurs, charmanders and rattatas, not to mention the smartphone-wielding hunters bent on tracking them down. If that last sentence sounds like gibberish, you're immune to the hottest app in years.

  • Nintendo accounted for nearly one in four shares that changed hands on the TSE's main board. "Pokemon Go," a smartphone app that uses Google Maps to overlay reality with Pokemon creatures, was developed by Niantic, a Google spinoff that Nintendo Co. invested in last year. The release of "Pokemon Go" has been at least a temporary reprieve for Nintendo, which had...

  • Uber logo on t-shirts

    Two drivers took Uber to a British employment tribunal, arguing that the ride service is acting unlawfully by not offering rights such as holiday and sick pay.

  • IBM

    The enterprise technology company reported second-fiscal-quarter earnings Monday after the bell.

  • Customers purchase at an Apple store in Beijing, China.

    Apple shares rose more than 1 percent, surpassing the $100 level for the first time since June.

  • The augmented reality mobile game "Pokemon Go" by Nintendo is shown on a smartphone screen in this photo illustration taken in Palm Springs, California.

    The phenomenal success of "Pokemon Go" and the surge in Nintendo's market value has been seized upon by one of its most vocal investors.

  • *Key investor presses for more mobile games. TOKYO/ SINGAPORE, July 18- The phenomenal success of Pokemon GO and the surge in Nintendo Co's market value by $17 billion in just over a week has been seized upon by one of its most vocal investors to press for a change of strategy at the company. Seth Fischer, founder and chief investment officer at Oasis Management, is one...

  • IBM Earnings Preview

    Drexel Hamilton's Brian White explains why IBM's cognitive computing business will drive its earnings.

  • DETROIT— Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk says he's optimistic that a software update can improve the semi-autonomous Autopilot system in the company's cars. Tesla has been working on changes to Autopilot since May, after one of its Model S sedans failed to sense a tractor trailer in bright sun and crashed into it. In a Twitter post Sunday, Musk said that after talking...

  • *Avast acquiring rival AVG in $1.3 bln offer. PRAGUE, July 15- Avast Software, maker of the world's most popular computer antivirus protection, doesn't see any obstacles to completing its $1.3 billion acquisition of AVG Technologies but it will probably delay its expected IPO until 2019.. Prague- based Avast, whose software has more than 230 million users,...

  • Venture capital funding totaled $15.3B in second quarter

    The latest MoneyTree report shows a rebound in venture capital investments, with the software industry leading in funding.

  • John Hanke, chief executive of Niantic, which developed Pokemon GO jointly with Nintendo affiliate Pokemon Company, told Reuters in an interview on Friday. The game, which marries a classic 20- year old franchise with augmented reality, has been launched just in five countries including the United States, Britain and Germany. He confirmed that the game would...

  • A customer poses next to characters from the Line messaging app as a boy uses a smartphone inside Line Corp.'s LINE Friends Harajuku store on July 11, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan.

    Shares of Japanese messaging app Line popped up nearly 50 percent on their trading debut in Japan. Now comes the hard part.

  • Line Debut

    Jefferies' Atul Goyal says Line's fundamentals and positive investor sentiment will likely drive the stock price higher.

  • Twitter PKG

    CNBC's Uptin Saiidi reports on Twitter's comeback plans and whether the micro-blogging app can win back investor confidence.

  • Japan Tech

    Line's NYSE listing is a milestone for the Japanese entrepreneurial environment, says Geodesic Capital's John Roos.

  • Scott Keogh, President of Audi of America, introduces the Audi A3 and S3 during the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California November 20, 2013.

    Auto companies are racing to develop self-driving cars and Audi of America President Scott Keogh believes his company is in first place.

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