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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 »

 

Amazon.com, Qualcomm to put Alexa assistant in more headphones

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microchip firm Qualcomm Inc is joining Amazon.com 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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