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MIAMI, Aug 18 — Miami is famous for beach parties, gators that wander onto golf courses and iguanas that tumble out of palm trees.
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SAN FRANCISCO: Bugatti unveiled on Friday the Centodieci, its most powerful supercar yet, an all-white coupe that complements Bugatti’s US$12.5 million (RM52mil), jet-black La Voiture Noire.
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LONDON, Aug 17 — Tech giant Apple is taking art out of the gallery and splashing it on the real world, creating playful, digital skylines with technology that critics fear could become sinister and ...
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SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 17 — As summer nears an end and students prepare to go back to school, Google is enhancing their College Search feature to offer potential university students more information abo...
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SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 17 — Yesterday, Apple released beta 7 of iOS 13 to developers inside which the Brazilian media iHelp BR found an image suggesting that the iPhone 11 series will be launched on Se...
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The facial recognition technology checks the faces of drivers and vehicle details against a database, helping to verify the identity of wrongdoers.
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Facebook users suing the world's largest social media network over a 2018 data breach say it failed to warn them about risks tied to its single sign-on tool, even though it protected its employees, a court filing on Aug 15 showed.
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Instagram is adding an option for users to report posts they think are false, the company announced on Aug 15, as the Facebook-owned photo-sharing site tries to stem misinformation and other abuses on its platform.
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SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 15 — Instagram is adding an option for users to report posts they think are false, the company announced yesterday, as the Facebook-owned photo-sharing site tries to stem misinfor...
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When two California lawmakers came together Aug 13 to champion a bill that would block police departments from using facial recognition technology in their body cameras, it was personal.
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Hundreds of Google employees on Wednesday called on the internet titan to avoid working for US immigration officials until they stop "engaging in human rights abuses".
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SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 15 ― While Twitter, YouTube, and Slack have begun to roll out dark modes built right into their mobile applications as optional themes, Facebook and its suite of apps have been tr...
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SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 15 ― Yesterday, Facebook opened Spark AR, a tool that lets Instagrammers create their own AR-powered effects, to the world as a public beta.
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NEW YORK, Aug 14 — Twitter users will be able to follow a small number of interests by the end of the year in the same way they follow people, the company said yesterday.
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Twitter users will be able to follow a small number of interests by the end of the year in the same way they follow people, the company said on Aug 13.
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SAN FRANCISCO: Last year, Tesla launched a set of all-weather Model 3 floor mats floor whose design and price tag were easily outshined by third-party vehicle accessory manufacturers.
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If there is one thing that Twitter users want from the social media platform, it is an edit button.
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SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 14 ― US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has banned certain models of Apple Inc's MacBook Pro laptops on flights, after the company recalled select units which had batteries ...
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SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 14 ― Apple Inc's AirPods, Apple Watch and HomePod, which have helped the company offset waning sales of its bestselling iPhone this year, are not included in a temporary reprieve ...
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SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 13 — Microsoft has halted development of an ambitious update to Minecraft, throwing in the towel after concluding it was technically too complicated, according to a blog post by t...
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Pakistani mobility startup Airlift Technologies has raised over US$2.2 million in seed funding from Fatima Ventures and Gobi Partners through their Techxila Fund I and Indus Valley Capital.
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The US Customs and Border Protection agency is set to expand its use of facial recognition, deploying the controversial technology to screen people entering the country, according to a government document released recently.
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San FRANCISCO: Broadcom Inc said it agreed to buy Symantec Corp’s division that serves business customers for US$10.7bil in cash, adding software designed to keep hackers out of corporate systems.
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SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 10 — Apple lost more ground in the shrinking smartphone market last quarter, with a sales tracker saying the tech giant was pushed off the top-three seller list by a Chinese rival...
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SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 9 — Google has set out to make finding podcasts through Search easier; as of yesterday, queries with the word “podcast” within them will offer users playable podcast episodes ...
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SAN FRANCISCO: Italian car brand Maserati is using Monterey Car Week in California to debut two limited edition 2020 model year cars with lavish interiors made by the Italian fashion house Zegna.
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SAN FRANCISCO: A Tesla Inc owner has filed a lawsuit against the electric vehicle maker, claiming the company limited the battery range of older vehicles via a software update to avoid a costly recall...
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A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected Facebook Inc’s effort to undo a class action lawsuit claiming that it illegally collected and stored biometric data for millions of users without their c...
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SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 8 — In the final Beta of Android Q before the operating system’s official release, Google updated the platform’s gesture controls to ensure reliable operation—hands-free sma...
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NEW YORK, Aug 7 — New York-based department store Barneys has officially filed for bankruptcy and put itself up for sale after weeks of speculation — sending the retail market into shock.
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THE crash-and-burn IPO of Pets.com at the height of the tech bubble in February 2000 was a seminal moment in global corporate history.
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A red Porsche Speedster seen on BAT, just not the one Kogen snapped up for US$500,000. — NEW YORK: Eli Kogen lives the type of life about which many auto fanatics dream.
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SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 6 — Apple Inc rolled out its virtual credit card today, working with bank Goldman Sachs Group Inc on the new iPhone add-on that may help Apple diversify from device sales and buil...
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SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 6 — News site The Information reports that Facebook will be adding its name to both WhatsApp and Instagram, officially retitling the apps “WhatsApp from Facebook” and “Insta...
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SAN FRANCISCO: As Monterey Car Week draws nearer, vehicle companies across the world continue to tease their upcoming reveals.
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WASHINGTON: Electrify America has partnered with Stable Auto to begin testing robotic arms designed to charge self-driving vehicles.
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SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 5 — Even during finals week, sometimes the library isn’t as silent as it should be as students prepare their group presentations.
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SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 3 ― This week 9To5Mac spotted a report published by Digitimes claiming that Apple's first MacBooks with cellular connectivity are slated to hit the market during the second half o...
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SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 3 — Quarterly reports next week from Walt Disney Co, CBS and Viacom will likely highlight increasing competition in video streaming and could spark volatility in the so-called com...
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China’s sprawling use of facial recognition technology has now stretched to trash cans and public housing as the country continues to embrace the controversial yet extremely efficient mode of identi...
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SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 2 — Apple Inc said today it suspended its global program where it analysed recordings from users interacting with its voice assistant Siri, after some privacy concerns were raised...
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SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 2 — The 10th season of play in mobile, console and computer game Fortnite brings a new mechanised BRUTE suit designed for one or two people and time-bending Rift Zones, as well as...
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SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 2 —Top video game streamer Ninja said yesterday he was leaving Amazon.com Inc’s Twitch game streaming platform to join Microsoft Corp’s live streaming service Mixer.
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SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 2 — The Pentagon has put off awarding a US$10 billion (RM41.5 billion) cloud computing contract sought by Amazon, saying yesterday that the process will be reviewed by the newly-a...
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SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 2 — Samsung on Wednesday unveiled its latest tablet jam-packed with enough high-performing hardware and software to compete with Apple’s segment-leading iPad Pro.
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SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 1 — Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos sold shares worth US$1.8 billion (RM7.5 billion) in the last three days of July, reducing the value of his stake in the world’s third most ...
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SAN FRANCISCO/CHICAGO: US private equity investment firm Thoma Bravo announced it has reached an agreement to acquire J.D. Power, a global leader in data analytics and consumer intelligence, resulting...
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SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 1 — Facebook-backed researchers have managed to translate brain signals into spoken words, bringing the social network’s vision of linking brains and machines closer to reality.
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NEW YORK, Aug 1 — Apple is creating a series of augmented-reality experiences for all Apple Stores that feature work from world-renowned contemporary artists.
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Bambu, a Singapore-based startup providing digital wealth management solutions, has secured US$10 million in a series B funding round.
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SAN FRANCISCO, July 31 — One of Facebook’s third-party fact-checking partners yesterday said the company needed to share more data with fact-checkers to better curb misinformation.
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SAN FRANCISCO, July 30 ― While Fortnite was distributing over US$60 million (RM247 million) in prizes over the weekend, its Battle Royale forerunner PUBG was fighting back through a new season of co...
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SAN FRANCISCO, July 30 — Uber yesterday confirmed it is cutting 400 jobs from its marketing team of more than 1,200 workers to reduce costs and improve efficiency.
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SAN FRANCISCO, July 30 ― As Siri and the Google Assistant lead the market as the most popular voice assistants, Microsoft redirects its own version towards business applications ― a shift exemplif...
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SAN FRANCISCO, July 29 — US central bankers are expected to lower borrowing costs this week for the first time since the depths of the financial crisis more than a decade ago.
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SAN FRANCISCO: US central bankers are expected to lower borrowing costs this week for the first time since the depths of the financial crisis more than a decade ago. That's the easy part.
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SAN FRANCISCO, July 29 — 2019 has proved to be an exciting year for the smartphone industry: The world has seen brand new forms, multitudes of camera lenses, and notches thinner than ever seen befor...
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US ride-hailing company Uber is launching a freight platform in Germany, taking on local technology startups in a race to grab a share of Europe’s US$500bil (RM2 trillion) trucking market.
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SAN FRANCISCO, July 28 — Ahead of a full trailer scheduled for an August 1 reveal, the 2019 return to 2007 smash hit Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare shows one of the ways players can expect to begin ...
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SAN FRANCISCO, July 28 — August 2019 brings with it Madden NFL 20 at the start of the month, with the rest of the month’s biggest splashes spread over its last two weeks: Fantasy adventure Oninaki...
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SAN FRANCISCO, July 26 — Twitter Inc posted a better-than-expected second-quarter revenue today and an uptick in daily users who see advertisements on the site, driven by changes to show users more ...
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SAN FRANCISCO: Inside the Tesla Model 3, owners can find a small camera facing back towards the cabin integrated into the connecting bridge of the rearview mirror.
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AI-powered retail analytics company Intelligence Node raised US$5.5 million in a series B funding round as it looks to double its value by 2020.
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SAN FRANCISCO, July 26 ― Not content with location-based blockbuster Pokémon GO, The Pokémon Company is preparing to release the more competitive mobile game Pokémon Masters in the near future.
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Apple is paying Intel US$1bil (RM4.12bil) for the chip maker’s smartphone modem division in a deal driven by the upcoming transition to the next generation of wireless technology.
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Google parent Alphabet’s stock price leapt July 25 after reporting stronger-than-expected results in a quarterly update coming amid growing scrutiny of technology firms by antitrust regulators.
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A delay in General Motors Co’s deployment of its self-driving vehicles is fuelling increased scepticism that self-driving cars are not ready to ply America’s roads.
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SAN FRANCISCO, July 26 ― Apple Inc took a major step toward supplying its own smartphone chips by purchasing the majority of Intel Corp's modem business in a deal valued at US$1 billion (RM4.11 bill...
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SAN FRANCISCO, July 26 ― Amazon.com Inc yesterday reported its first profit miss in two years and said income would slump in the current quarter, as the online retailer ramps up spending on one-day ...
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SAN FRANCISCO, July 26 ― Alphabet Inc shares rose 9 per cent after the company reported quarterly results that eased investors' concerns about the growth challenges facing its Google advertising bus...
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VERMONT: A US state official has lent his support for Malaysia’s decision to ship imported wastes back to their countries of origin.
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A Russian defence contractor accused by the United States of supporting cyberattacks has developed sophisticated software used to spy on smartphones, an American security company said on July 24.
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Facebook survived its latest brush with US privacy regulators, at the cost of a record US$5bil (RM20.59bil) fine and other restrictions imposed by the Federal Trade Commission. But it’s far from home free.
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SAN FRANCISCO, July 25 ― Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg yesterday reaffirmed his commitment to the social network's quest to launch Libra cryptocurrency despite pushback from governments a...
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PORTLAND: Chinese cryptocurrency entrepreneur Justin Sun, who cited health issues in postponing his charity lunch with Warren Buffett this week, issued a broad apology to just about everyone for touting the plan to dine with one of America’s richest people, noting it raised concerns among authorities.
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SAN FRANCISCO: Tesla Inc on Wednesday pushed back its profit timeline once again after missing financial targets in the second quarter, while announcing that the pioneer of the company's electric batteries, J.B. Straubel, was stepping down from his role as chief technology officer.
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DETROIT: General Motors' autonomous car division Cruise said Wednesday it will take longer than expected for it to hit the streets with self-driving taxis.
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SAN FRANCISCO: Tesla Inc on Wednesday pushed back its profit timeline once again after missing financial targets in the second quarter, while announcing that the pioneer of the company’s electric ba...
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SAN FRANCISCO, July 25 ― San Francisco-based company specialising in animal tracking devices Whistle has launched two new wearables for pets: The Whistle Go and Whistle Go Explore.
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General Motors Co's self-driving unit, Cruise, said on July 24 it was delaying the commercial deployment of cars past its target of 2019 as more testing of the vehicles was required.
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San Francisco-based company specialising in animal tracking devices Whistle has launched two new wearables for pets: The Whistle Go and Whistle Go Explore.
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SAN FRANCISCO, July 25 — Facebook Inc said yesterday that new rules and product changes aimed at protecting users' privacy would slow its revenue growth into next year and significantly raise expens...
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SAN FRANCISCO, July 24 — Internet giants like Facebook, Google and Amazon have disrupted markets and culture in a lucrative rise to power that have regulators launching probes, imposing fines and ev...
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SAN FRANCISCO: WeWork Cos. is looking to go public in September, people familiar with the company’s plans said, in what’s expected to be the second-biggest initial public offering of the year.
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SAN FRANCISCO, July 23 ― This past weekend, notable tech leaker Ice Universe published images of phone screen protectors allegedly designed for Google's upcoming Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL.
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SAN FRANCISCO, July 23 ― Apple is in talks to buy Intel's smartphone modem chip unit, a move that would help the iPhone maker control a key component, the Wall Street Journal reported yesterday.
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NEW YORK, July 23 ― US stocks gained ground yesterday at the onset of a heavy earnings week, while European shares inched higher as investors took heart from potential progress in US-China trade tal...
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NEW YORK: U.S. stocks gained ground on Monday at the onset of a heavy earnings week, while European shares inched higher as investors took heart from potential progress in U.S.-China trade talks and increasing geopolitical tensions sent oil prices climbing.
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Google is poised to pay a modest US$13mil (RM53.4mil) to end a 2010 privacy lawsuit that was once called the biggest US wiretap case ever.
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Advanced surveillance systems combine methods to identify partially exposed faces, gait patterns and distinguishing body features.
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THE search for sustainable, healthy alternatives to meat currently has two paths: the meat-mimicking veggie burger and lab-grown proteins. But in the land of dairy, there’s only plant-based alternatives like cashew “butter” and almond milk.
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SAN FRANCISCO, July 21 — A game about a lost dog going through thick and thin to find its owner, Doggone has launched a crowdfunding campaign to ensure its 2020 completion and, in doing so, joins Pu...
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PETALING JAYA: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has conveyed his condolences to the family of Cesar Pelli, the Argentine architect behind the Petronas Twin Towers who died at 92 on Friday (July 19).
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BUENOS AIRES: Cesar Pelli, the Argentine architect and creator of the Petronas Towers and New York’s One World Financial Center, died Friday at the age of 92, his family said.
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The Argentine-American architect César Pelli, designer of the Petronas Towers in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, has died at the age of 92.
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César Pelli (above), the Argentine designer behind the iconic Petronas Twin Towers in Malaysia, has died aged 92, state media and officials said on Friday, marking the passing of one of the contempor...
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BUENOS AIRES: César Pelli, the Argentine designer behind the iconic Petronas Twin Towers in Malaysia, has died aged 92, state media and officials said on Friday (Jul 19), marking the passing of one o...
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BUENOS AIRES, July 20 ― César Pelli, the Argentine designer behind the iconic Petronas Twin Towers in Malaysia, has died aged 92, state media and officials said yesterday, marking the passing of on...
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BUENOS AIRES: Cesar Pelli, the Argentine designer behind the iconic Petronas Twin Towers in Malaysia, has died aged 92, state media and officials said, marking the passing of one of the contemporary a...
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BUENOS AIRES (REUTERS) - Cesar Pelli, the Argentine designer behind the iconic Petronas Twin Towers in Malaysia, has died aged 92, state media and officials said on Friday (Juy 19), marking the passin...