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Trump consultants harvested data from 50 million Facebook users: reports

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 16:41:40 -0400

(Reuters) - Data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica harvested private information from more than 50 million Facebook users in developing techniques to support President Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign, the New York Times and London's Observer reported on Saturday.(image)

Coca-Cola, U.S. State Dept to use blockchain to combat forced labor

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:19:36 -0400

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Coca-Cola Co and the U.S. State Department along with two other companies said on Friday they are launching a project using blockchain's digital ledger technology to create a secure registry for workers that will help fight the use of forced labor worldwide.(image)

Rocket Internet explores IPO of online shopping group Jumia: sources

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:24:33 -0400

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German start-up investor Rocket Internet is exploring a stock market listing of loss-making African online shopping platform Jumia, people close to the matter said.(image)

Istanbul taxi drivers go to court to seek shutdown of Uber

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:27:09 -0400

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Istanbul's taxi drivers have taken Uber to court, accusing the U.S.-based ride-hailing app of endangering their livelihoods in a case that could crimp its business in Europe's largest city.(image)

Argentina prepares 4G spectrum auction that could raise $800 million: source

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:01:30 -0400

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina is preparing to auction 90 megahertz of 4G spectrum to mobile telephone and internet companies in a process that has already attracted interest from Telecom Argentina SA, Telefonica SA and Claro, a government source told Reuters.(image)

Spotify touts growth over profits in listing pitch to retail investors

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 18:13:23 -0400

LONDON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Streaming music leader Spotify used its cultural cool factor to appeal to mom-and-pop investors in an unconventional presentation ahead of its April 3 stock market listing.(image)

Whistleblower says Walmart, eyeing Amazon, cheated on e-commerce

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:51:10 -0400

(Reuters) - Walmart Inc was sued on Thursday by a former executive who accused the world's largest retailer of issuing misleading e-commerce results, amid growing pressure from Inc , and firing him for complaining about it.(image)

Exclusive: Amazon's internal numbers on Prime Video, revealed

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:34:40 -0400

(Reuters) - Inc's top television shows drew more than 5 million people worldwide to its Prime shopping club by early 2017, according to company documents, revealing for the first time how the retailer's bet on original video is paying off.(image)

UK's CMC Markets launches cryptocurrency trading

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 14:49:22 -0400

(Reuters) - Online trading platform CMC Markets Plc said on Thursday it had launched contracts for differences (CFDs) and spreadbetting offerings for cryptocurrencies following significant interest from its users.(image)

Rihanna urges fans to delete Snapchat after ad mocking assault by Brown

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 16:29:01 -0400

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop star Rihanna urged fans on Thursday to delete Snapchat after the social media app ran an ad making fun of her 2009 beating at the hands of then boyfriend Chris Brown.(image)