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Costas Pitas / Reuters:
Uber says nearly a third of its 50K UK drivers are logged in for 40+ hours a week, ~8% are logged in for 60+ hours, 2.6% for 70+ hours, and 0.8% for 80+ hours   —  LONDON (Reuters) - Nearly a third of Uber's 50,000 drivers in Britain are logged into the app for more than 40 hours a week …
Dec 20, 2017, 12:25 PMIn context
Dustin Volz / Reuters:
White House homeland security adviser Tom Bossert says Facebook and Microsoft helped stop North Korean hacking operations last week   —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc and Microsoft Corp disabled a number of North Korean cyber threats last week, a White House official said on Tuesday …
Dec 19, 2017, 11:55 PMIn context
Nikhil Subba / Reuters:
Payment processor Total System Services (TSYS) to buy Boston-based payment technology firm Cayan for $1.05B; the deal is expected to close in Q1 2018   —  (Reuters) - Total System Services Inc (TSS.N) (TSYS) on Monday said it would buy payment technology firm Cayan for $1.05 billion in cash …
Dec 19, 2017, 7:55 AMIn context
Reuters:
WhatsApp told to stop sharing user data with Facebook by French data protection authority; WhatsApp has one month to comply or potentially face sanctions   —  BRUSSELS (Reuters) - France's data privacy watchdog may fine messaging app WhatsApp if it does not comply with an order to bring …
Dec 18, 2017, 8:15 PMIn context
Dustin Volz / Reuters:
Kaspersky Lab sues the Trump administration in US court, arguing it was deprived of due process rights when DHS banned its software from US government agencies   —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Moscow-based anti-virus company Kaspersky Lab sued the Trump administration in U.S. federal court on Monday …
Dec 18, 2017, 2:40 PMIn context
Reuters:
France files complaint against Amazon seeking a fine of €10M for abusing its dominant position with some suppliers   —  PARIS (Reuters) - The French government has filed a complaint with the Paris Commerce Court against e-commerce company Amazon for abusing its dominant position with some suppliers …
Dec 18, 2017, 6:15 AMIn context
Cate Cadell / Reuters:
Tencent, JD.com announce they are investing in Chinese discount online retailer Vipshop: Tencent investing $604M for a 7% stake, JD.com investing $259M for 5.5%   —  BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese social media firm Tencent Holdings Ltd (0700.HK) and e-commerce platform JD.com Inc (JD.O) …
Dec 17, 2017, 10:20 PMIn context
Reuters:
Oracle agrees to buy Aconex, an Australian project management cloud software provider for construction projects, for $1.2B   —  (Reuters) - Aconex Ltd (ACX.AX) said on Monday it had received a A$1.56 billion ($1.19 billion), A$7.80 in cash per share, buyout offer from U.S. software major Oracle Corp (ORCL.N).
Dec 17, 2017, 4:55 PMIn context
Francesco Guarascio / Reuters:
EU agrees on rules to prevent money laundering and terrorism financing using cryptocurrencies by banning anonymous pre-paid card transactions on platforms, more   —  BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union states and legislators agreed on Friday on stricter rules to prevent money laundering …
Dec 15, 2017, 1:30 PMIn context
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
Luxembourg says it will challenge EU order that Amazon must repay the country €250M in back taxes   —  BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Luxembourg is challenging a European Union order to recover about 250 million euros ($295 million) in back taxes from Amazon, saying it disagreed …
Dec 15, 2017, 12:00 PMIn context

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