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Facebook tests adding news stories customized to users’ interests

/  17.08.2017  /  Technology 

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc is testing a feature in the Facebook News Feed that provides customized links to news on topics of interest to individual users, as the company continues to search for ways to increase the amount of time that people spend using the world’s largest social media network.

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Wisconsin debates billions in incentives for Foxconn plant

/  17.08.2017  /  Technology 

(Reuters) – The Wisconsin State Assembly on Thursday opened debate on a $3 billion incentive package for a proposed liquid-crystal display plant by Taiwan’s Foxconn, a deal that caused a stir when it was announced by President Donald Trump last month.

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U.S. e-sports platform to launch $100 million cryptocurrency sale in September

/  17.08.2017  /  Technology 

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Unikrn, a U.S. sports betting digital platform backed by some of the biggest names in media, entertainment and sports, will launch the sale of $100 million in cryptocurrency next month, the company’s co-founder and chief executive officer, Rahul Sood, told Reuters in an interview earlier this week.

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U.S. appeals court rules for Uber in arbitration dispute

/  17.08.2017  /  Technology 

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Thursday ruled in favor of Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] in a lawsuit over whether passengers gave up their right to sue the company when they registered for its taxi-hailing service,

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Pershing Square’s Ackman says ADP needs to streamline

/  17.08.2017  /  Technology 

BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Activist investor William Ackman laid out his case for changes at Automatic Data Processing Inc on Thursday, saying the payroll processor needs to improve its profit margins and integrate its business lines.

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Apple’s Cook says he disagrees with Trump, vows donations to rights groups

/  17.08.2017  /  Technology 

(Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O) CEO Tim Cook has joined a chorus of business leaders who have voiced their opposition to President Donald Trump after he blamed white nationalists and anti-racism activists equally for violence in Virginia over the weekend.

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China’s Alibaba outstrips revenue estimates with online sales growth

/  17.08.2017  /  Technology 

(Reuters) – Alibaba, China’s top e-commerce firm, beat analyst’s estimates with a 56 percent rise in first-quarter revenue, driven by growth in online sales which make up most of its business.

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Sixt CEO hints at car-sharing merger talks between BMW and Daimler

/  17.08.2017  /  Technology 

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German carmakers Daimler and BMW may be in talks to combine their car-sharing services Car2Go and DriveNow, Sixt chief executive Erich Sixt, whose company owns part of DriveNow, hinted on Thursday.

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Ericsson sues smartphone maker Wiko over patent infringement

/  17.08.2017  /  Technology 

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Swedish mobile infrastructure firm Ericsson is suing French-Chinese smartphone maker Wiko in two German regional courts over patent infringements, it said on Thursday.

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Ericsson could shed 25,000 jobs in cost-cutting drive: report

/  17.08.2017  /  Technology 

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Mobile telecom gear maker Ericsson may lay off around 25,000 employees outside Sweden as part of its savings program, Swedish daily Svenska Dagbladet reported on Thursday, citing unidentified sources at the company.

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