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Lending startup Affirm valued at $1.8 bln in latest financing round
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Silicon Valley lending startup Affirm said on Monday it has raised $200 million in a fresh round of funding, boosting prospects as the firm aims to go after the market for millennial shoppers needing loans.
UBS leads blockchain data reporting pilot ahead of new EU rules
ZURICH/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Financial companies led by Swiss bank UBS
are testing a blockchain platform to help them comply with new European Union trade data standards due to come into force next year.
Elliott says chipmaker NXP worth 23 percent more than Qualcomm's offer
(Reuters) - Activist investor Elliott Management Corp said on Monday NXP Semiconductors NV
is worth about 23 percent more than Qualcomm Inc's $38-billion offer to buy the chipmaker.
Ex-contractor says he shut Trump's Twitter account by accident
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The contractor who shut down Donald Trump's Twitter account has told Reuters he did so by mistake, but says he believes some of the U.S. president's recent tweets breach the social network's ban on hate speech.
INTERVIEW-Ex-contractor says he shut Trump's Twitter account by accident
FRANKFURT, Dec 11 (Reuters) - The contractor who shut down Donald Trump's Twitter account has told Reuters he did so by mistake, but says he believes some of the U.S. president's recent tweets breach the social network's ban on hate speech.
UPDATE 1-Corning to buy 3M's communication markets unit for $900 mln
Dec 11 (Reuters) - Gorilla Glass maker Corning Inc said on Monday it would buy substantially all of 3M Co's communication markets business for about $900 million in cash.
U.S. videogame makers may trounce sales estimates again
(Reuters) - Tepid holiday sales forecasts from two of the three major U.S. videogame producers have not dampened investors' confidence in one of the past decade's major stock market success stories for a simple reason: they almost always beat them.
Chinese electric car maker to put 'Weltmeister' on road next year
BEIJING (Reuters) - WM Motor Technology Co, one of a new breed of Chinese electric car companies, will use its company name "Weltmeister" as its brand and plans to start taking orders for its first product, a sport-utility vehicle, from April.
Uber's London license appeal to be heard next year
LONDON (Reuters) - Uber [UBER.UL] will defend its right to operate in London in court next year after the app was deemed unfit to run a taxi service and stripped of its license in its most important European market.
EU must look at regulating bitcoin, ECB's Nowotny says
VIENNA (Reuters) - The European Union needs to consider regulating bitcoin, European Central Bank ratesetter Ewald Nowotny said on Monday, citing the risk of money laundering.
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