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Facebook launches U.S. food order and delivery service

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc on Friday launched a service through which its U.S. users can order food for take-away or delivery directly through its app or website. Facebook said it has partnered with restaurants including Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc, Jack in the Box Inc, Five Guys and Papa John’s International Inc. The company said in a blog post that it has also signed on food ordering services such as EatStreet, Deli...

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Uber embarks on legal battle to retain London license

LONDON (Reuters) - Uber [UBER.UL] lodged a court appeal on Friday to overturn a decision by London’s transport regulator that stripped the taxi app of its operating license in its most important European market, the first stop on what is set to be a long legal road. Transport for London (TfL) shocked the Silicon Valley firm last month by deeming it unfit to run a taxi service and refusing to renew its license, citi...

13 Oct 11:55 AM 0 Read More...

Uber appeals against loss of London license

LONDON (Reuters) - Uber [UBER.UL] submitted a court appeal on Friday to overturn a decision by London’s transport regulator that stripped the taxi app of its operating license in one of its most important markets. Transport for London (TfL) shocked the Silicon Valley firm last month by deeming it unfit to run a taxi service and refusing to renew its license, citing its approach to reporting serious criminal offence...

13 Oct 10:11 AM 0 Read More...

Samsung Elec CEO Kwon Oh-hyun to step down from management

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Friday its CEO and Vice Chairman Kwon Oh-hyun had decided to step down from management, as it forecast record third-quarter profits on the back of soaring memory chip prices. The surprise resignation comes as Kwon was expected to take a bigger role following the arrest of Samsung Group scion and heir apparent Jay Y. Lee in February on bribery charges, and the depar...

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Amazon Studios chief Roy Price suspended following harassment allegation

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon Studio chief Roy Price was put on an immediate leave of absence Thursday, the company said, following allegations that he harassed a producer and ignored an actress’s claim of a sexual assault by producer Harvey Weinstein. The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday reported an allegation by Isa Hackett, a producer on one of Amazon.com Inc’s (AMZN.O) shows, that Price had lewdly propositio...

13 Oct 1:49 AM 0 Read More...

Equifax says systems not compromised in latest cyber scare

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Equifax Inc said on Thursday that one of its third-party vendors had been running malicious code on one its web pages, but that the credit reporting agency was not the subject of another cyber attack and its systems were not compromised. Equifax had said earlier it took the affected web page offline “out of an abundance of caution” following a report by the technology news website Ars Techni...

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

Tesla to recall 11,000 Model X SUVs due to seat issue

(Reuters) - Electric carmaker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) is recalling 11,000 Model X sport utility vehicles worldwide due to a faulty locking mechanism in their rear seats that raises the risk of the seats falling forward in a crash. Tesla said on Thursday a small number of cables in the second row fold-flat seats in some Model X vehicles, manufactured between October 28, 2016 and August 16, 2017, may need to be adjusted to ...

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Equifax takes down web page after report of new hack

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Equifax Inc said on Thursday it has taken one of its customer help website pages offline as its security team looks into reports of another potential cyber breach at the credit reporting company, which recently disclosed a hack that compromised the sensitive information of more than 145 million people. The move came after an independent security analyst on Wednesday found part of Equifax’s webs...

12 Oct 5:52 PM 0 Read More...

BlackBerry details patent deal with Android maker BLU

TORONTO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd (BB.TO) said a licensing deal it signed with low-end Android handset maker BLU Products Inc will bring it recurring revenue, ending a legal dispute over patents that rival Google has asked the U.S. government to revoke. BlackBerry did not disclose financial terms and its shares were little changed after the news, rising 0.5 percent in late Thursday morning Nasdaq trade (BBR...

12 Oct 3:52 PM 0 Read More...

Amazon to keep U.S. holiday hiring flat at 120,000 workers

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) said it would hire 120,000 workers in the United States this holiday season, same as last year, joining a list of U.S. retailers cautious about their hiring plans amid an improving job market. Shoppers this year will shell out more on holiday gifting, according to industry surveys, buoyed by a labor market that is churning out more jobs every month, rising home prices and stock mar...

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