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Netflix adds to growing debt pile with $2 billion bond issue

(Reuters) - Netflix Inc announced on Monday it will tap debt markets for a second time this year, aiming to raise another $2 billion as the streaming video pioneer invests heavily in production of original shows and content acquisition to fend off intensifying competition. Read More


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Facebook shuts accounts of marketing group in Brazil election

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Monday it had removed 68 pages and 43 accounts associated with a Brazilian marketing group, Raposo Fernandes Associados (RFA), for violating the social media network's misrepresentation and spam policies. More »


Aptoide wins court battle against Google in landmark case

LISBON (Reuters) - Portuguese app store Aptoide said on Monday that a local court had ruled against Alphabet Inc's Google in a landmark case, ordering the U.S. giant to stop removing its app from users' mobile phones without their knowledge. More »


Oculus co-founder to leave Facebook

(Reuters) - VR headset maker Oculus co-founder Brendan Trexler Iribe is leaving Facebook Inc, according to his post on the social media network on Monday. More », Qualcomm to put Alexa assistant in more headphones

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microchip firm Qualcomm Inc is joining Inc to spread the use of Amazon's Alexa voice assistant in wireless headphones, the companies said on Monday. More »


Uber's dealmaking chief Poetzscher resigns

(Reuters) - Cameron Poetzscher, who oversaw a string of high-profile deals at Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL], has resigned, weeks after a report on allegations of sexual misconduct against him at the ride-hailing firm. More »


U.S. regulator orders halt to self-driving school bus test in Florida

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Monday said it had ordered Transdev North America to immediately stop transporting school children in Florida in a driverless shuttle as the testing could be putting them at "inappropriate" risk. More »


PayPal backs emerging markets lender Tala

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - PayPal Inc Holdings Inc has made a strategic investment in Tala, a financial technology startup that lends to underserved consumers in emerging markets, the companies said on Monday. More »


Uber to appeal Singapore's competition watchdog decision on Grab deal

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc has decided to appeal a decision by the Singapore competition regulator that its merger with regional rival Grab violated the city-state's competition laws, the firm said on Monday. More »


Global rules on cryptocurrencies needed: Circle CEO

LONDON (Reuters) - Major economies should launch coordinated regulation of cryptocurrencies, the head of Goldman Sachs-backed startup Circle said on Monday, underscoring growing industry support for international rules on digital money. More »


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