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Google, Tencent agree to share patents in global tech alliance

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Bloomberg Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Tencent Holdings Ltd. have agreed to share patents covering a range of products and technologies, an alliance between two of the world’s largest corporations. The cross-licensing deal comes with an understanding that the search giant and Tencent—the world’s second largest and fifth largest company, respectively—will ...

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Trump marks year one with federal government shutdown drama

epa06454768 US President Donald J. Trump prepares to address March for Life Participants and Pro-Life Leaders via teleconference from the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, USA 19 January 2018. The federal government is heading for a shutdown at midnight; the White House said the President will no longer leave for Florida unless Congress reaches a spending deal.  EPA-EFE/JIM LO SCALZO

Bloomberg Donald Trump woke up on the anniversary of his inauguration with the federal government shuttered, a development that seemed almost predictable after a year of tumult in Washington. “This is the One Year Anniversary of my Presidency and the Democrats wanted to give me a nice present,” the president ...

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