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EU privacy regulators to discuss Uber hack next week

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union privacy regulators will discuss ride-hailing app Uber's [UBER.UL] massive data breach cover-up next week and could create a task-force to coordinate investigations. Read More

 

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U.S. online sales surge, shoppers throng stores on Thanksgiving evening

(Reuters) - U.S. shoppers had splurged more than $1.52 billion online by Thanksgiving evening, and more bargain hunters turned up at stores this year after two weak holiday seasons as retailers opened their doors early on the eve of Black Friday. More »

 

Uber to partner with Mahindra to pilot electric vehicles in India

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Ride-hailing firm Uber will partner with automaker Mahindra and Mahindra to pilot electric vehicles on its platform in India, the two companies said on Friday, at a time when the government is pushing to have all new vehicles electrified by 2030. More »

 

Danish supermarkets Bilka, Fotex hit by Black Friday cyber attacks: media

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish supermarket chains Bilka and Fotex were hit by cyber attacks early Friday, taking down their websites at the launch their Black Friday campaigns, local media reported. More »

 

Alibaba affiliate Ant Financial bans high-interest loan products

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd affiliate Ant Financial has banned consumer loans with annual interest rates above 24 percent from its Alipay platform, a move which comes as China's government increases scrutiny of lightly regulated online lending. More »

 

Virtual reality boom brings giant robots, cyberpunk castles to China

GUIYANG, China (Reuters) - Giant robots and futuristic cyberpunk castles rise out of lush mountain slopes on the outskirts of Guiyang, the capital of one of China's poorest provinces. More »

 

Turkcell sees potential to double user count within 2-3 years

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Leading Turkish mobile phone operator Turkcell TCELL.IS sees the potential to double its user count and data consumption in the next 2-3 years as it looks to maintain sales growth above the rate of inflation, its chief executive Kaan Terzioglu told Reuters. More »

 

Workers at Amazon's main Italian hub, German warehouses strike on Black Friday

MILAN (Reuters) - Workers at Amazon's main distribution hub in Italy are planning their first ever strike for Friday, trade unions said, while they are also striking at six warehouses in Germany, threatening to disrupt one of the year's busiest shopping days. More »

 

Russia says Google down-ranking Sputnik, RT would be censorship

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's foreign ministry said on Thursday that moves by Alphabet Inc's Google to place articles from Russian news outlets Sputnik and Russia Today lower in search results would amount to censorship. More »

 

U.S. judge orders Uber customer to arbitrate price-fixing claims

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge ruled that Uber can force an unhappy Connecticut customer's price-fixing case against the ride-service company into arbitration, after the customer said the proposed class action belonged in court because he never agreed to arbitrate. More »

 

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