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Adam Jourdan / Reuters:
New Chinese rules for mobile app developers require user verification with real-name registration and preservation of user activity logs for 60 days   —  China has tightened rules for mobile app developers including requiring real-name registration and preserving users' activity logs …
Jun 28, 2016, 5:00 AMIn context
Reuters:
Sources: Google and Facebook start automatically blocking reposted extremist videos   —  Some of the web's biggest destinations for watching videos have quietly started using automation to remove extremist content from their sites, according to two people familiar with the process.
Jun 25, 2016, 3:05 PMIn context
Liana B. Baker / Reuters:
Europe's Altice completes $17.7B deal to buy Cablevision, making it fourth-largest cable provider in the US with 4.6M customers   —  Altice (ATCA.AS) could target more U.S. growth through acquisitions, a top executive said, after the European telecoms group completed a $17.7 billion deal …
Jun 21, 2016, 12:40 PMIn context
Reuters:
Sources: Craig Wright, who claimed to be Satoshi Nakamoto, has filed more than 50 patent applications in UK, focusing on cryptocurrency tech   —  Craig Wright, the Australian who claimed to be the inventor of bitcoin, is attempting to build a large patent portfolio around the digital currency …
Jun 20, 2016, 2:15 PMIn context
Dan Levine / Reuters:
Uber agrees to settle driver lawsuit alleging company terminated drivers after obtaining background reports without authorization, for $7.5M   —  Uber has agreed to pay $7.5 million to settle a lawsuit brought by drivers over background checks conducted by the ride-hailing company, according to a court filing on Wednesday.
Jun 15, 2016, 10:35 PMIn context
Marton Dunai / Reuters:
Hungarian parliament passes law that lets the government block internet access to “illegal dispatcher services” as pressure on Uber mounts   —  Hungary passed legislation on Monday which could curb the activities of Uber after months of protests by taxi drivers …
Jun 13, 2016, 12:40 PMIn context
Julia Love / Reuters:
Sources: Amazon to launch $9.99/mo standalone streaming music service late summer/early fall   —  Amazon.com Inc is preparing to launch a standalone music streaming subscription service, placing it squarely in competition with rival offerings from Apple Inc and Spotify, according to two people with knowledge of the matter.
Jun 10, 2016, 4:08 PMIn context
Reuters:
Sources: F5 Networks hires Goldman Sachs to field interest in an acquisition following takeover interest   —  F5 Networks Inc (FFIV.O), a U.S. computer networking company whose technology helps speed up data center traffic, has hired investment bank Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) …
Jun 7, 2016, 9:10 PMIn context
Lawrence Hurley / Reuters:
US Supreme Court rejects Google's bid to throw out a class action lawsuit alleging deceptive Adword ad placement practices   —  The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let stand a lower court's decision to allow a class action lawsuit against Google Inc to proceed regarding claims …
Jun 6, 2016, 11:45 AMIn context
Reuters:
France is seeking €356M from Priceline's Booking.com for unpaid taxes between 2003 and 2012, SEC filing shows   —  French tax authorities are seeking 356 million euros ($397.37 million) in unpaid taxes from Booking.com, a unit of Priceline Group (PCLN.O), the latest multinational …
Jun 6, 2016, 5:25 AMIn context

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