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Facebook needs independent ethical oversight: UK lawmakers

LONDON (Reuters) - Facebook and other big tech companies should be subject to a compulsory code of ethics to tackle the spread of fake news, the abuse of users' data and the bullying of smaller firms, British lawmakers said on Monday. Read More


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Amazon invites Ocasio-Cortez for tour, calls worker claims untrue

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior Inc executive on Friday disputed claims raised by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that Amazon workers face "dehumanizing conditions" as being untrue and invited her to take a tour of company facilities. More »


Uber posts $50 billion in annual bookings as profit remains elusive ahead of IPO

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc had $50 billion in total bookings for its ride-service and food-delivery businesses last year, a testament to the size and global reach of the company as it prepares to woo investors in one of the biggest public stock listings to date. More »


UK concludes it can mitigate risk from Huawei equipment use in 5G: FT

(Reuters) - The British government has decided it can mitigate the risks arising from the use of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd in 5G networks, the Financial Times reported on Sunday, citing two sources familiar with the conclusion of Britain's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). More »


Germany to extend electric company car tax incentives: paper

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz plans to extend tax incentives for electric company cars, he told a newspaper on Saturday, the government's latest attempt to boost demand for clean vehicles. More »


How Amazon scrapped its plans for a New York headquarters

(Reuters) - More than a year of work to bring Inc's headquarters and tens of thousands of jobs to New York City ended on Thursday with a couple of phone calls. More »


Alphabet unit seeks share of property taxes for Toronto smart city

TORONTO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Sidewalk Labs unit is proposing it get a share of property taxes, development fees, and the rising value of Toronto city land as part of a deal to build a smart city, according to the company's slide presentation made public on Friday. More »


Exclusive: China ride-hailing giant Didi plans Chile, Peru launches to take on Uber

SANTIAGO/BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing is planning to take on U.S. rival Uber in some of Latin America's fastest-growing markets, recruiting managers in Chile, Peru and Colombia, according to job postings and a company official. More »


Amazon places big bet on aspiring Tesla rival Rivian

DETROIT/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Inc said on Friday it would lead a $700 million investment in U.S. electric pickup truck startup Rivian Automotive LLC, in the e-commerce giant's biggest bet on technologies with potential to reshape the automotive sector. More »


Visa, Mastercard mull increasing fees for processing transactions: WSJ

(Reuters) - Visa Inc and Mastercard Inc, the two biggest U.S. card networks, are preparing to raise certain fees levied on U.S. merchants for processing transactions from this April, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. More »


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