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UK minister says encryption on messaging services is unacceptable

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 09:47:35 -0400

LONDON (Reuters) - Technology companies must cooperate more with law enforcement agencies and should stop offering a "secret place for terrorists to communicate" using encrypted messages, British interior minister Amber Rudd said on Sunday.(image)

Chinese court rules in favor of Apple in local design patent disputes

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 10:47:37 -0400

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese court has ruled in favor of Apple in design patent disputes between the Cupertino, California company and a domestic phone-maker, overturning a ban on selling iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus phones in China, Xinhua news agency reported.(image)

Uber suspends self-driving car program after Arizona crash

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 18:08:35 -0400

(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] suspended its pilot program for driverless cars on Saturday after a vehicle equipped with the nascent technology crashed on an Arizona roadway, the ride-hailing company and local police said.(image)

Trump touts Charter hiring that was in works for two years

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:56:03 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday touted Charter Communications Inc's decision to invest $25 billion in the United States and a plan the company announced before he was elected to hire 20,000 workers over four years.(image)

Twitter explores subscription-based option for first time

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:51:01 -0400

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc is considering whether to build a premium version of its popular Tweetdeck interface aimed at professionals, the company said on Thursday, raising the possibility that it could collect subscription fees from some users for the first time.(image)

Uber tells U.S. court customers must arbitrate disputes

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:27:11 -0400

(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court in New York on Friday weighed arguments over whether Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] customers gave up their right to sue the company when they registered for its popular taxi hailing service.(image)

Tesla to take orders for solar roof tiles starting April

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:03:58 -0400

(Reuters) - Tesla Motors Inc will start taking orders for its solar roof tiles in April, Chief Executive Elon Musk said in a Tweet on Friday.(image)

YouTube's bid to grab TV dollars imperiled by advertiser revolt

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:14:15 -0400

(Reuters) - The decision by a handful of high-profile consumer brands to pull advertising from Google’s YouTube over offensive content could threaten the site’s long-term strategy of stealing ad dollars from television, analysts and ad industry professionals said Thursday.(image)

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)

Toshiba decides on Westinghouse bankruptcy, sees $9 billion in charges: sources

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:14:58 -0400

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Toshiba Corp has informed its main lenders it is planning for U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Co LLC to file for bankruptcy on March 31, people briefed on the matter said on Friday.(image)