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'Unfit' Uber stripped of London license

LONDON (Reuters) - London deemed Uber unfit to run a taxi service on Friday and stripped it of its license to operate from the end of next week in a major blow to the U.S. firm and 3.5 million users in one of the world's wealthiest cities. Read More

 

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Investor group seeks probe into SEC hack, urges data rules delay

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A global investor group on Friday called for an independent investigation into a cyber breach at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and urged the regulator to delay new data-gathering rules until it could assure investors that its computer systems were secure. More »

 

Exclusive: T-Mobile, Sprint close to agreeing on deal terms - sources

(Reuters) - T-Mobile US Inc is close to agreeing tentative terms on a deal to merge with Sprint Corp , people familiar with the matter said on Friday, a major breakthrough in efforts to merge the third and fourth largest U.S. wireless carriers. More »

 

Around the world, a muted launch for Apple's iPhone 8

SAN FRANCISCO/SYDNEY/TOKYO (Reuters) - Apple Inc's launch of the iPhone 8 kicked off with less fanfare on Friday than new models in previous years in the United States, Asia, Australia and Britain, as fans held out for the premium iPhone X, due out in early November. More »

 

At smartphone pioneer HTC: a new, or virtual, reality

TAIPEI/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - When HTC Corp brought back founder Cher Wang two years ago to turn around the struggling Taiwanese mobile phone maker, investors hoped she could stem a sharp loss in market share to Apple and Samsung Electronics. More »

 

Nielsen sues comScore to block new TV ratings service

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nielsen Holdings Plc filed a lawsuit on Friday to stop comScore Inc from using its technology to launch a competing service for measuring television audiences. More »

 

Wal-Mart tests direct-to-fridge; Amazon ups restaurant game

(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc is testing a service to stock groceries directly to customers' refrigerators as it seeks to take on e-commerce giant Amazon.com. More »

 

Exclusive: VW moves to secure cobalt supplies in shift to electric cars

LONDON (Reuters) - Germany's Volkswagen is moving to secure long-term supplies of cobalt, a vital component of rechargeable batteries, as the group accelerates its ambitious shift to electric cars. More »

 

Zuckerberg nixes new Facebook share class after shareholder lawsuit

WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chairman Mark Zuckerberg abandoned plans on Friday to create a new class of company stock with no voting power, which was meant to be a way for Zuckerberg to retain control over the company he founded while fulfilling a pledge to give away his wealth. More »

 

ECB's Constancio compares Bitcoin to Dutch tulip mania

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Bitcoin is not a currency but a mere instrument of speculation, the vice president of the European Central Bank said on Friday, comparing the digital currency to tulip bulbs during the 17th century trading bubble in the Netherlands. More »

 

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