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Goldman-backed fintech startup Marqeta launches in Europe

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Marqeta, a U.S. financial technology startup that helps young companies including digital-only banks issue payment cards, has expanded into Europe, the company said on Sunday. The company will service the region from London, where it has hired at team of five and signed up new clients, it said. Backed by Goldman Sachs Group Inc and Visa Inc, Marqeta has developed a platform that it says makes pa...

21 Oct 11:03 PM 0 Read More...

Audi's electric SUV faces four-week delay because of software bug

FRANKFURT/SEOUL (Reuters) - Audi’s first electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) will hit showrooms four weeks later than planned because of a software development issue, a spokesman for the German luxury car brand said on Sunday. The spokesman said Audi’s e-tron midsize SUV faced delay because the carmaker needs new regulatory clearance for a piece of software that was modified during the development process. Audi ...

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Facebook's WhatsApp flooded with fake news in Brazil election

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Facebook Inc’s popular messaging service WhatsApp has become a political battleground in Brazil’s most polarized election in decades, raising concerns that it is distorting debate beyond the public eye. Facebook has touted efforts to crack down on misinformation on its main platform ahead of the Oct. 28 presidential run-off between right-winger Jair Bolsonaro and leftist Fernando Haddad. But ...

20 Oct 7:32 PM 0 Read More...

Exclusive: CrowdStrike hires Goldman Sachs to lead IPO - sources

(This October 19 story corrects penultimate paragraph to show that Tenable shares have gained, not declined, since the company’s IPO) By Liana B. Baker and Carl O’Donnell NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Cybersecurity software maker CrowdStrike Inc has hired investment bank Goldman Sachs Group to prepare for an initial public offering that could come in the first half of next year, people familiar with the mat...

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Brazil election battle rages over Facebook's WhatsApp

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Facebook Inc’s (FB.O) WhatsApp messaging service became the frontline in Brazil’s bitter presidential campaign on Friday, as front-runner Jair Bolsonaro angrily denied accusations he had encouraged widespread misinformation campaigns on the platform. On Thursday, newspaper Folha de S.Paulo had reported that supporters of the far-right candidate had funded mass messaging attacks against leftis...

20 Oct 12:11 AM 0 Read More...

Google to charge Android partners up to $40 per device for apps: source

BRUSSELS/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google will charge hardware firms up to $40 per device to use its apps under a new licensing system to replace one that the European Union this year deemed anti-competitive, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday. The new fee goes into effect on Oct. 29 for any new smartphone or tablet models launched in the European Economic Area and running Goo...

19 Oct 11:04 PM 0 Read More...

Apple CEO urges Bloomberg to retract spy chip story

(Reuters) - Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook on Friday told an online news website that Bloomberg should retract a story that claimed Apple’s internal computer systems had been infiltrated by malicious computer chips inserted by Chinese intelligence agents. Bloomberg said it stood by its report, published earlier this month. “There is no truth in their story about Apple,” Cook told BuzzFeed News in an inter...

19 Oct 10:49 PM 0 Read More...

U.S. CMS says 75,000 individuals' files accessed in data breach

(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) said on Friday it was responding to a data breach that exposed the files of about 75,000 individuals. The agency said it detected anomalous activity in the Federally Facilitated Exchange’s (FFE) Direct Enrollment pathway for agents and brokers. The number of files accessed in the breach represented a small fraction of consumer records present o...

19 Oct 9:51 PM 0 Read More...

Facebook's WhatsApp taking legal action against Brazil election spammers

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc’s (FB.O) WhatsApp messaging application business said on Friday it was “taking immediate legal action” against companies that are sending spam messages ahead of the Brazilian presidential election. Campaign propaganda has flooded social media in Brazil ahead of an Oct. 28 run-off vote in the presidential election. Reporting By Joe Menn in San Francisco; Writing by Peter He...

19 Oct 9:47 PM 0 Read More...

Facebook hires Nick Clegg as head of global affairs

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) has hired former U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to lead its global affairs and communications team, as the social network deals with a number of scandals related to privacy, fake news and election meddling. The appointment makes Clegg, former leader of Britain’s Liberal Democrats and deputy to David Cameron between 2010 and 2015, the most senior European politician ever in a l...

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