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Gina Cherelus / Reuters:
Uber resumes testing self-driving cars in San Francisco after halt following crash in Arizona; autonomous cars in Arizona, Pennsylvania remain halted for now   —  Driverless vehicles operated by Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] were back on the road in San Francisco on Monday …
Mar 27, 2017, 12:10 PMIn context
Reuters:
Sources: AMC Networks is planning commercial-free streaming service for about $4.99-$6.99/month for people who subscribe to AMC via cable TV   —  AMC Networks Inc, whose shows include “The Walking Dead,” is planning to launch a commercial-free online video streaming service aimed at millennial TV subscribers …
Mar 24, 2017, 3:30 PMIn context
Dan Burns / Reuters:
Canada reveals new budget that redefines ride-sharing firms as taxi companies, ending Uber's tax advantage   —  The new national budget unveiled Wednesday by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal government took aim at ride-sharing providers such as Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] …
Mar 22, 2017, 8:50 PMIn context
Sijia Jiang / Reuters:
Tencent reports Q4 revenue of $6.3B, up 44% YoY, as its other businesses grow 289% YoY, driven by payment and cloud services   —  Tencent Holdings Ltd, China's biggest social media and online entertainment company, posted a 47 percent rise in quarterly profit on Wednesday …
Mar 22, 2017, 12:00 PMIn context
Jessica Toonkel / Reuters:
Advertisers try to scrub ads from Breitbart and other sites, resorting to double checking where their ads get placed by automated buying systems   —  Some advertisers are working overtime to scrub their spots from websites including Breitbart News, an unintended consequence …
Mar 21, 2017, 10:40 PMIn context
Jeffrey Dastin / Reuters:
Amazon expands counterfeit removal program beyond testing in North America, letting brands register logos and other IP with Amazon   —  Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) is expanding a program to remove counterfeit goods from its website this spring as part of a broader push to assure brand owners …
Mar 21, 2017, 4:20 PMIn context
Rishika Sadam / Reuters:
Twitter has suspended 636K+ accounts since mid-2015 to tackle extremism   —  Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) said on Tuesday it had suspended more than half a million accounts since the middle of 2015 as the company steps up efforts to tackle “violent extremism” on its microblogging platform.
Mar 21, 2017, 12:35 PMIn context
Heather Somerville / Reuters:
Judge approves $27 million driver settlement in Lyft lawsuit   —  A U.S. judge gave the final approval on Thursday to a settlement agreement in a class-action lawsuit against Lyft, ending a legal case that challenged the independent contractor status of the company's drivers.
Mar 17, 2017, 2:35 PMIn context
Anya George Tharakan / Reuters:
YouTube signs a multi-year deal with esports platform FACEIT to stream its competitive gaming league, the Esports Championship Series   —  Alphabet Inc's YouTube is doubling down on the lucrative business of competitive gaming, where players square off on virtual games for big prize money in tournaments.
Mar 16, 2017, 1:15 PMIn context
Lisa Baertlein / Reuters:
McDonald's begins testing mobile ordering app in US ahead of global rollout later this year, tracking customers' location to match with food prep time   —  McDonald's Corp this month will begin testing its long-awaited U.S. mobile ordering app with the goal of avoiding the kinds of service hiccups …
Mar 15, 2017, 11:40 PMIn context

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