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Airbnb CEO pledges to take more responsibility for impact to housing

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Home-booking company Airbnb has sparred with regulators across the globe, but Chief Executive Brian Chesky on Thursday spoke of coming to terms with his responsibility for how the company can impact housing markets and neighborhoods. Read More

 

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Google starts taking payments for apps via Kenya's M-Pesa service

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Google Play apps and games store has started accepting payments in Kenya through Safaricom's mobile phone M-Pesa service to boost downloads in a market where many people do not have a credit card. More »

 

Tencent, JD.com buy stakes in Chinese retail chain

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Tencent Holdings and JD.com will pay $140 million and $117 million respectively for minority stakes in a Chinese retail chain as China's tech giants extend their battles in the retail space. More »

 

Easy Ride trial to mark Nissan's first stop on road to taxi services

YOKOHAMA (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co is taking its first steps to becoming an operator of autonomous vehicle services, hoping to break into a segment set to be dominated by Uber [UBER.UL] and other technology firms. More »

 

China's Huawei set to lead global charge to 5G networks

FRANKFURT/HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's Huawei is forging closer commercial ties with big telecom operators across Europe and Asia, putting the company in prime position to lead the global race for next-generation 5G networks despite U.S. allegations it poses a security threat. More »

 

Intel did not tell U.S. cyber officials about chip flaws until made public

(Reuters) - Intel Corp did not inform U.S. cyber security officials of the so-called Meltdown and Spectre chip security flaws until they leaked to the public, six months after Alphabet Inc notified the chipmaker of the problems, according to letters sent by tech companies to lawmakers on Thursday. More »

 

States refile lawsuits to block repeal of U.S. net neutrality

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A coalition of 22 state attorneys general and the District of Columbia on Thursday refiled legal challenges intended to block the Trump administration's repeal of landmark rules designed to ensure a free and open internet from taking effect. More »

 

Irish taxman sees disputed Apple bill remaining around $16 billion

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland expects the final disputed tax bill that the European Commission ordered it to collect from Apple to be "in the ballpark" of the 13 billion euros ($16 billion) estimated, the head of the country's tax collectors said on Thursday. More »

 

HP Inc results beat estimates, raises 2018 profit forecast

HP Inc reported first-quarter revenue and profit on Thursday above Wall Street estimates as it sold more personal computers and printers, helping the company raise its full-year profit forecast. More »

 

GoDaddy revenue tops estimates as customer base expands

(Reuters) - GoDaddy Inc's quarterly revenue topped Wall Street estimates on Thursday, as the web-hosting company earned more from each user and expanded customer base with its acquisition of Host Europe Group. More »

 

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