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U.S. Senate votes to overturn Obama broadband privacy rules

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:50:08 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted narrowly to repeal regulations requiring internet service providers to do more to protect customers' privacy than websites like Alphabet Inc's Google or Facebook Inc .(image)

J&J latest to suspend ads from YouTube over offensive videos

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:34:12 -0400

(Reuters) - U.S. healthcare conglomerate Johnson & Johnson became the latest company to suspend all digital advertising on Google's YouTube, over concerns that its ads may have appeared on channels that broadcast offensive videos.(image)

U.S. may accuse North Korea in Bangladesh cyber heist: WSJ

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:13:21 -0400

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors are building potential cases that would accuse North Korea of directing the theft of $81 million from Bangladesh Bank's account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York last year, and that would charge alleged Chinese middlemen, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.(image)

China's Tencent fourth-quarter profit jumps 47 percent on payment, cloud revenue surge

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:42:33 -0400

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Tencent Holdings Ltd, China's biggest social media and online entertainment company, posted a 47 percent rise in quarterly profit on Wednesday, helped by strong growth in new revenue streams such as payment and cloud services.(image)

Instagram says advertising base tops one million businesses

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:37:56 -0400

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Instagram is expected to announce on Wednesday that it has reached more than 1 million monthly active advertisers, as the Facebook Inc-owned photo-sharing app tries to become a center of online commerce.(image)

India's Snapdeal searches for funds, takeover speculation grows

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:34:09 -0400

HONG KONG/MUMBAI (Reuters) - Indian online retailer Snapdeal is seeking investment to shore up its finances after unsuccessful talks with Chinese funds and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd as it battles to remain competitive, sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.(image)

LinkedIn tries to hook more users with business news section

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:14:03 -0400

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - LinkedIn on Wednesday plans to launch a section on its network dedicated to business news, seeking to draw users onto the service more frequently to read and talk about current events, company officials said.(image)

Online advertisers sign up to better standards

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 01:04:32 -0400

BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A broad coalition of advertising trade groups, ad buyers and sellers from Western Europe and the United States have urged the industry to stop using annoying online marketing formats that have fuelled the rapid rise of ad-blockers.(image)

Alibaba to set up regional logistics hub in Malaysia

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 05:30:57 -0400

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said on Wednesday it would set up a logistics hub in Malaysia, the latest in a string of Chinese investments including in infrastructure and real estate projects, underscoring the close ties between the two countries.(image)

Uber expands international headquarters in Amsterdam

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 05:23:52 -0400

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The U.S. ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] said on Wednesday it will move its international headquarters in Amsterdam to a larger building ahead of plans to increase staff to 1,000 from 400.(image)