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Canadian charged in Yahoo hacking case to plead guilty in U.S.

(Reuters) - A Canadian accused by the United States of helping Russian intelligence agents break into email accounts as part of a massive 2014 breach of Yahoo accounts is expected to plead guilty next week, according to court records. Read More

 

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Shoppers browse stores, buy online as Black Friday deals beckon

CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stores offered deep discounts, entertainment and free gifts to lure bargain hunters on Black Friday, the traditional start of the holiday retail season, but some shoppers said they were just browsing the merchandise, reserving their cash for internet purchases. More »

 

Uber to disclose price on SoftBank deal early next week: sources

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] plans to move ahead with a deal to bring in Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp <9984.T> as a major investor by disclosing the pricing early next week in formal tender offers to the ride-hailing service's investors, two people familiar with the plans said on Friday. More »

 

Uber seeks to appeal UK workers' rights decision at Supreme Court

LONDON (Reuters) - Uber submitted a request to appeal to the Supreme Court a decision by a British tribunal which said its drivers deserved workers' rights such as the minimum wage, the taxi app said on Friday. More »

 

Brands pull YouTube ads over images of children

LONDON (Reuters) - Confectionery maker Mondelez, Lidl, Mars and other consumer goods producers have pulled advertising from YouTube after Britain's Times newspaper found the video-sharing site was showing clips of scantily clad children alongside the ads of major brands. More »

 

New Nissan engine bids to extend life for internal combustion

BEIJING (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co, an early mover in the electric vehicle market, will use the Los Angeles auto show next week to send a message about gasoline-fueled engines: They're not dead yet. More »

 

Exclusive: Paddy Power Betfair, William Hill hold deal talks with CrownBet

LONDON/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Paddy Power Betfair and William Hill have separately held talks about a deal with Australia's CrownBet as UK-focused gambling companies seek to expand overseas to offset tougher regulations in Britain. More »

 

Uber, Yandex ride services can merge in Russia, regulator FAS rules

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Uber [UBER.UL] and Yandex's ride-sharing businesses can merge in Russia, anti-monopoly regulator FAS ruled on Friday, but stipulated that the combined company not bar drivers from working for competitors. 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 »

 

BMW to spend $237 million on battery cell center

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - BMW will bundle its battery cell expertise in a new competence center, the German luxury carmaker said on Friday, adding it would invest 200 million euros ($237 million) in the site over the next four years. More »

 

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