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SoftBank to maintain stake in Arm after partial sale: Nikkei

(Reuters) – SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T) will keep a stake in its chip company Arm Holdings Ltd, even if it sells part of it to Nvidia Corp (NVDA.O) or through an initial public offering, the Nikkei Asian Review reported here

FILE PHOTO: The logo of SoftBank Group Corp is displayed at SoftBank World 2017 conference in Tokyo, Japan, July 20, 2017. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo

The Japanese conglomerate is currently negotiating terms with Nvidia after receiving an approach last month, the report said, citing an unidentified source familiar with the matter, adding that it is possible that SoftBank would take stake in Nvidia after it bought Arm.

The report did not mention how much stake the company will retain in Arm.

SoftBank did not respond to a Reuters request for comment.

The Wall Street Journal reported last month that SoftBank was exploring options including a full or

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Pence says U.S. to maintain ‘strong stand’ on TikTok

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence looks on during an event with community and faith leaders at Hope Christian Church in Beltsville, Maryland, U.S., June 5, 2020. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Tuesday the United States would “continue to take a strong stand” regarding Chinese entities that threaten U.S. security, including potentially the social media app TikTok.

Pence made the remark in an interview with Fox News Channel a day after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States was looking at banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok, suggesting it shared information with the Chinese government, a charge TikTok denied.

Pence, citing Washington’s tough stance against Chinese telecommunications company Huawei Technologies, said President Donald Trump had made it clear his administration would defend U.S. interests from “being compromised by the Chinese Communist Party.”

“So these entities, whether it be Huawei

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Amazon deploys AI-based tech to maintain social distancing at its facilities

FILE PHOTO: The Amazon logo is seen at the Amazon fulfilment center in Bretigny-sur-Orge near Paris, France, October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) said on Tuesday it has launched a new system using artificial intelligence to enforce social distancing at its offices and warehouses, in its latest move to reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission among its workers.

The e-commerce giant has faced labor risks after workers at dozens of its locations were infected with COVID-19, igniting small protests and prompting labor organizers to demand site closures.

The system, called Distance Assistant, uses camera footage in Amazon’s buildings to help identify high-traffic areas and relay live video with visual overlays to show if individuals are within six feet of one another, the company said.

Green circles on monitors will highlight people keeping a safe distance, while red circles will appear around workers who are

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Swiss maintain 5G emission standards amid safety concerns

FILE PHOTO: A technician is roped up as he installs 5G antennas of Swiss telecom operator Swisscom on a mast in the mountain resort of Lenzerheide, Switzerland June 13, 2019. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

ZURICH (Reuters) – The Swiss government will keep current safety standards for fifth-generation (5G) mobile frequency emissions, it said on Wednesday, settling a debate that has delayed the rollout of the new technology.

Concerns about the potential health impact of 5G emissions have flared in Switzerland, where just over half of people fear that radiation from mobile antennas may be dangerous, a government report last year found.

“The Federal Council (cabinet) wants to maintain for the time being the applicable (emission) limits to protect the population from non-ionizing radiation,” it said in a statement.

It noted that a task force set up to examine the issue had been unable to agree on a joint recommendation on this point,

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