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Trump advisor touts Sprint, T-Mobile deal while denying lobbying
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Corey Lewandowski, President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, touted on Wednesday benefits he sees in federal government approval of T-Mobile US Inc's bid to acquire Sprint Corp, while also denying that he has worked directly for the company.
Regulatory limbo hits Tencent with first profit fall in nearly 13 years
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese technology giant Tencent Holdings Ltd has "no clarity" on when it may get approval to start charging for its most popular game, it said on Wednesday, after reporting its first quarterly profit fall in nearly 13 years on weak gaming revenue.
From blue lipstick to Facebook Live, home shopping networks refine their pitch
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (Reuters) - HSN, once known as the Home Shopping Network, is getting an image makeover.
SPECIAL REPORT-Why Facebook is losing the war on hate speech in Myanmar
YANGON, Myanmar, Aug 15 (Reuters) - In April, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg told U.S. senators that the social media site was hiring dozens more Burmese speakers to review hate speech posted in Myanmar. The situation was dire.
Uber told by investors to sell self-driving unit: The Information
(Reuters) - Investors have told Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] it would be wise to sell off its self-driving car unit after it racked up losses of $125 million to $200 million each quarter for the past 18 months, tech news site The Information reported on Wednesday, citing an unnamed person familiar with the issue.
Brazil may probe Google over its cell phone system: report
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil's antitrust watchdog Cade is considering opening an investigation into Google over alleged abuses in its cell phone operating system, the president of the agency said in an interview published on Wednesday in newspaper Valor Economico.
U.S. investor sues AT&T for $224 million over loss of cryptocurrency
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. entrepreneur and cryptocurrency investor Michael Terpin filed a $224 million lawsuit on Wednesday against telecommunications company AT&T
, accusing it of fraud and gross negligence in connection with the theft of digital currency tokens from his personal account.
CORRECTED-UPDATE 8-Musk bid for Tesla: no formal offer, no firm deals with advisers (Aug. 14)
Aug 14 (Reuters) - Tesla Inc's board named a special committee of three directors on Tuesday to decide what to do about Chief Executive Elon Musk's potential offer to take the electric carmaker private, although Musk has yet to make a formal offer and is still negotiating to hire advisers needed to do a deal.
RPT-FOCUS-Express Scripts staking out million dollar gene therapies
Aug 15 (Reuters) - Express Scripts Holding Co built a multi-billion enterprise pressuring drug companies to lower their prices for U.S. patients. Now it is quietly building a side business: getting paid to help drug companies dispense a new generation of high-priced drugs.
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