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South Korean chat app becomes new outlet for #MeToo movement

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 01:04:45 -0500

SEOUL (Reuters) - A chat app where South Koreans can anonymously dish the dirt on their misbehaving bosses and colleagues is belatedly stirring the country’s #MeToo movement, shedding new light on sexual harassment in the heavily male-dominated corporate culture.(image)

Twitter bars tactics used by 'bots' to spread false stories

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 02:43:44 -0500

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc said on Wednesday it would no longer allow people to post identical messages from multiple accounts, cracking down on a tactic that Russian agents and others have allegedly used to make tweets or topics go viral.(image)

Broadcom cuts Qualcomm offer to $117 billion after new NXP deal

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:08:11 -0500

(Reuters) - Microchip maker Broadcom Ltd cut its bid for Qualcomm Inc on Wednesday by 4 percent to $117 billion as it objected to Qualcomm’s decision to raise its own bid for NXP Semiconductors NV to $44 billion.(image)

Americans prefer bank branches over mobile apps for opening new accounts

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:06:37 -0500

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Mobile banking apps keep getting better, but 60 percent of Americans would still rather open a new checking account in person at a bank branch than on a phone, tablet or desktop computer, according to a new survey.(image)

Snapchat promises update after users balk at redesign

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:18:28 -0500

(Reuters) - Snap Inc's Snapchat on Tuesday responded to a petition that sought a reversal of the messaging app's latest redesign.(image)

Bosch starts new division, acquires U.S. carpooling start-up

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:01:41 -0500

(Reuters) - Germany's Robert Bosch [ROBG.UL] on Wednesday created a new division to expand its reach in the markets for ride services and connected vehicles and acquired a small U.S. ride services company as part of the strategic shift.(image)

FCC reversal of net neutrality rules expected to be published Thursday: sources

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:45:03 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is expected to publish on Thursday its December order overturning the landmark Obama-era net neutrality rules, two sources briefed on the matter said Tuesday.(image)

Sessions forms U.S. cyber task force after election warnings

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:44:06 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday announced he would create a task force to examine how his Justice Department can better combat global cyber threats, including efforts to interfere with elections or damage critical infrastructure.(image)

Uber CEO sees commercialization of flying taxis in 5-10 years

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 04:06:39 -0500

TOKYO (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi said on Tuesday he can see commercialization of the Uber Air flying taxi service happening within five to 10 years.(image)

Lesser-known North Korea cyber-spy group goes international: report

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:52:15 -0500

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A North Korean cyber espionage group previously known only for targeting South Korea's government and private sector deepened its sophistication and hit further afield including in Japan and the Middle East in 2017, security researchers said on Tuesday.(image)