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Equifax CEO retires following massive cyber attack

(Reuters) - Equifax Inc said on Tuesday its Chief Executive Officer Richard Smith will step down and forgo his annual bonus, a move that came weeks into a mounting crisis at the credit-monitoring firm stemming from a massive data breach. Read More

 

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Western Digital to seek injunction to block Toshiba's $18 billion chip unit sale

TOKYO (Reuters) - Western Digital Corp said on Tuesday it will seek an injunction to block the sale of Toshiba Corp's <6502.T> prized semiconductor business to a rival group, upping the ante in an acrimonious battle with its chip venture partner. More »

 

Russia tells Facebook to localize user data or be blocked

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will block access to Facebook next year unless the social network complies with a law that requires websites which store the personal data of Russian citizens to do so on Russian servers, Russian news agencies reported on Tuesday. More »

 

Uber to tell UK employment tribunal it operates just like rivals

LONDON (Reuters) - Uber will defend its business model at a British employment tribunal on Wednesday arguing its drivers are self-employed and work the same way as those at long-established local taxi firms, according to a court document. More »

 

Uber to withdraw from Quebec

TORONTO (Reuters) - Ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] said on Tuesday that it will stop operating in the Canadian province of Quebec next month, pulling out to avoid following tough new regulations announced last week. More »

 

UK inventor James Dyson to launch electric car by 2020

LONDON (Reuters) - James Dyson, billionaire inventor of the bagless vacuum cleaner, said on Tuesday his company was building an electric car which will launch by 2020, the latest firm to challenge traditional carmakers in a burgeoning market. More »

 

Self-driving car advocates launch ad campaign to prod Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A coalition of supporters of self-driving cars said on Tuesday that it will run ads this week in social media and Washington newspapers, in an effort to convince the U.S. Congress to adopt sweeping legislation to boost the nascent industry. More »

 

Alibaba takes control of logistics business, pledges $15 billion to expand network

HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba Group has taken control of logistics unit Cainiao and pledged to spend 100 billion yuan ($15 billion) over five years to build out a global logistics network, underscoring aggressive expansion plans overseas. More »

 

F1 team uses racing car technology to keep newborns safe in ambulances

GROVE, England (Reuters) - A Formula One racing team is employing technology that helps racing drivers survive high speed crashes to create a new device that keeps newborn babies safe during emergency transportation. More »

 

China's Ant brings in CK Hutchison as Hong Kong payments partner

BEIJING (Reuters) - Ant Financial, the payment affiliate of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, said it will create a joint venture this year with CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd to operate its payment app in Hong Kong, ending Ant's solo management of the service. More »

 

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