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- FTC makes second request on Broadcom's bid for Qualcomm
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:29:52 -0500
(Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has made a second request for information on chipmaker Broadcom Ltd's $103 billion hostile bid for Qualcomm Inc, Broadcom said in a statement on Friday, a move that could indicate heightened antitrust scrutiny.
- Trump signs bill renewing NSA's internet surveillance program
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:38:21 -0500
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he signed into law a bill renewing the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program, sealing a defeat for digital privacy advocates.
- Facebook to prioritize 'trustworthy' news based on surveys
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:37:29 -0500
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc will prioritize "trustworthy" news in its feed of social media posts, using member surveys to identify high-quality outlets and fight sensationalism and misinformation, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Friday.
- Twitter to notify users exposed to Russian propaganda during U.S. elections
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 02:13:16 -0500
(Reuters) - Twitter Inc , which is reviewing Russian interference during the 2016 U.S. elections, said on Friday it would notify some of its users whether they were exposed to content generated by a suspected Russian propaganda service.
- Judge overseeing AT&T, Time Warner merger trial hears document dispute
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:36:53 -0500
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - AT&T, owner of DirecTV, is asking for documents from a long list of companies as part of preparation for a trial to determine if they will be allowed to buy movie and TV show maker Time Warner, their lawyer Daniel Petrocelli said in a pre-trial hearing on Friday.
- Amazon boosts monthly fee for Prime by $2, maintains yearly rate
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:06:14 -0500
(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc raised the monthly fee for the U.S. version of its fast-shipping and video-streaming service Amazon Prime by $2 on Friday, making the case for subscribers to upgrade to an annual plan.
- Ex-IBM employee from China gets five years prison for stealing code
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:37:35 -0500
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former software engineer for IBM in China was sentenced to five years in prison after he pleaded guilty to stealing proprietary source code from the company, prosecutors announced on Friday.
- Canada's Hydro Quebec unable to meet demand from digital currency miners
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:23:13 -0500
MONTREAL (Reuters) - Canada's largest utility, Hydro Quebec, is reviewing its commercial energy strategy after being inundated with demand from global digital currency miners rushing to the province to benefit from political stability and low energy prices.
- Vista Equity explores options for PowerSchool, PeopleAdmin: sources
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:12:44 -0500
(Reuters) - Private equity firm Vista Equity Partners Management LLC is exploring options for two software companies it owns, PowerSchool and PeopleAdmin, that could involve combining them in a deal worth between $2 billion to $3 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.
- SEC says bitcoin funds raise 'investor protection issues'
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:16:35 -0500
(Reuters) - The U.S. securities regulator on Thursday raised alarm about the safety of bitcoin-themed investments, telling the fund industry they want answers to their concerns before endorsing more than a dozen proposed products based on cryptocurrencies.