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Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Google begins testing order-ahead feature on Waze, announces Dunkin' Donuts as first partner, says it plans to team up with other merchants if test goes well   —  A customer enters a Dunkin' Donuts store in New York City.  —  Waze's traffic navigation app already shows ads prodding drivers …
Mar 29, 2017, 12:10 AMIn context
Frank Jordans / Associated Press:
Germany's justice minister introduces draft law proposing fines of up to $53M on social media companies that fail to remove hate speech   —  BERLIN (AP) — Germany's justice minister is proposing fines of up to 50 million euros ($53 million) for social networking sites that fail …
Mar 14, 2017, 12:10 PMIn context
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
On February 1, Verizon sought a $925M discount on Yahoo purchase, before settling for a $350M price cut, according to a regulatory filing   —  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Verizon initially thought the biggest data breaches in internet history merited a $925 million discount on its acquisition …
Mar 13, 2017, 5:05 PMIn context
Marc Levy / Associated Press:
Pennsylvania sues IBM for failing to deliver on 2006 contract, claims contract ran $60M over budget and nearly four years behind schedule   —  HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf's administration sued International Business Machines Corp. on Thursday, saying the company failed …
Mar 10, 2017, 11:05 AMIn context
Associated Press:
California DMV threatens legal action if Uber continues testing autonomous vehicles on San Francisco's public roads without a permit   —  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber is riding its self-driving cars into a legal showdown with California regulators.  —  The ride-hailing company is refusing …
Dec 15, 2016, 12:40 PMIn context
Associated Press:
Ad tech firm Neustar bought for $1.83B by private investment group led by Golden Gate Capital, pending shareholder approval   —  A private investment group led by Golden Gate Capital is buying Neustar in a deal valued at approximately $1.83 billion.  —  Neustar Inc. provides communications clearinghouse services.
Dec 14, 2016, 2:00 PMIn context
Michael Weissenstein / Associated Press:
Google to install servers in Cuba to host its most popular content in hopes of speeding up load times of its sites by up to 10x   —  HAVANA (AP) — Google and the Cuban government signed a deal Monday allowing the internet giant to provide faster access to its data by installing servers …
Dec 13, 2016, 8:40 AMIn context
Raphael Satter / Associated Press:
Yahoo disabled email forwarding feature at beginning of October, making it unnecessarily difficult for users to leave service amid coverage of record breach   —  LONDON (AP) — As Yahoo's embattled email service suffers through a slew of bad news, some users are finding it hard to leave.
Oct 10, 2016, 4:07 PMIn context
Anne D'Innocenzio / Associated Press:
Walmart completes deal to buy Jet.com for $3B in cash plus $300M in stock   —  NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart says it has completed its deal to buy fast-growing online retailer Jet.com for $3 billion in cash plus $300 million in stock.  —  The announcement late Monday came from Wal-Mart's CEO Doug McMillon via his Instagram account.
Sep 19, 2016, 4:55 PMIn context
Eric Tucker / Associated Press:
Congressional report finds OPM breach of information on 21M federal employees could have been prevented if basic security controls were in put in place   —  WASHINGTON (AP) — It was time to purge the hacker from the U.S. government's computers.  After secretly monitoring the hacker's online movements …
Sep 7, 2016, 11:45 PMIn context

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