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Snapchat to offer camera-equipped sunglasses in first hardware push

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Snap Inc, the newly renamed parent company of messaging app Snapchat, plans to start selling camera-equipped sunglasses starting this fall, Chief Executive Evan Spiegel told the Wall Street Journal in an interview. Read More

 

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Some Yahoo users close accounts amid fears breach could have ripple effects

(Reuters) - Many Yahoo users rushed on Friday to close their accounts and change passwords as experts warned that the fallout from one of the largest cyber breaches in history could spill beyond the internet company's services. More »

 

Twitter initiates talks with tech companies over sale: source

(Reuters) - Twitter Inc has initiated talks with several technology companies to explore selling itself, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday, signaling the start of what is likely to be a slow-rolling auction of the high-profile but money-losing social media company. More »

 

SpaceX blast investigation suggests breach in oxygen tank's helium system

DALLAS (Reuters) - A SpaceX rocket that burst into flames on its launch pad at the beginning of this month likely suffered a large breach in its upper-stage helium system, the company said on Friday. More »

 

Facebook apologizes for overstating key ad metric

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc on Friday apologized for an error in the way it measured a key metric of video viewership that significantly amplified users' viewing times on its platform. More »

 

IBM, China UnionPay complete block chain pilot project on bank loyalty points

NEW YORK (Reuters) - IBM said on Friday it completed a pilot project with Chinese credit card company China UnionPay that will facilitate the sharing of loyalty bonus points among banks using block chain technology. More »

 

Exclusive: Japan's antitrust watchdog considers action against Apple, carriers - sources

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese regulators are considering taking action against Apple Inc over possible antitrust violations that may have helped it dominate the nation's smartphone sales, government sources said, a move that could hit the company's profit margins in one of its most profitable markets. More »

 

Trump Hotels settles with N.Y. Attorney General over data breaches

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Trump International Hotels Management LLC agreed to pay $50,000 to settle with New York State over data breaches that exposed 70,000 credit card numbers and other personal information, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced on Friday. More »

 

Samsung phone emits smoke on Indian airline flight

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A Samsung Electronics smartphone stored in an overhead baggage compartment on an Indian plane emitted smoke in mid-flight on Friday, India's aviation regulator said, but there was no damage and the aircraft landed safely. More »

 

Tencent to donate 2 percent of profit as Chinese online charity grows

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese billionaire Pony Ma Huateng, the founder of internet group Tencent, on Friday said his company would donate 2 percent of its annual profit to charity as mobile technology and new philanthropy laws in China make donations easier. More »

 

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