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Amazon opens 'Instant Pickup' points in U.S. brick-and-mortar push

BERKELEY, Ca (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is rolling out pickup points in the United States where shoppers can retrieve items immediately after ordering them, shortening delivery times from hours to minutes, the company said on Tuesday. The world's largest online retailer has launched 'Instant Pickup' points around five college campuses, such as the University of California at Berkeley, it said. Amazon has plans to ope...

15 Aug 1:04 PM 0 Read More...

Tech companies urge U.S. Supreme Court to boost cellphone privacy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than a dozen high technology companies and the biggest wireless operator in the United States, Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N), have called on the U.S. Supreme Court to make it harder for government officials to access individuals' sensitive cellphone data. The companies filed a 44-page brief with the court on Monday night in a high-profile dispute over whether police should have to get ...

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Tech companies in the crosshairs on white supremacy and free speech

TORONTO/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer had its internet domain registration revoked twice in less than 24 hours in the wake of the weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, part of a broad move by the tech industry in recent months to take a stronger hand in policing online hate-speech and incitements to violence. GoDaddy Inc, which manages internet names and registrations, disclose...

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Trump signs memo directing probe into China's IP practices

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday signed a presidential memorandum authorizing an investigation into China's alleged theft of American intellectual property, declaring it "one big move." The order directs U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to determine whether to investigate Chinese trade practices that force U.S. companies operating in China to turn over intellectual property. ...

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Neo-Nazi site's registration canceled by GoDaddy then Google

TORONTO (Reuters) - Neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer had its domain registration revoked twice in less than 24 hours, in moves that threatened to take it offline if it does not find a replacement for GoDaddy and Google, which both said the site had violated their terms of service. GoDaddy Inc (GDDY.N) disclosed late on Sunday via Twitter that it had given The Daily Stormer 24 hours to move its domain to another pro...

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Qualcomm outlines impact of dispute with Apple after SEC request

(Reuters) - Chipmaker Qualcomm Inc on Monday disclosed further details about the impact of an ongoing dispute with Apple Inc, responding to questions from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Qualcomm, the largest maker of chips used in smartphones, said revenue in its CDMA technology business from modem sales for iPhones may continue to decline, in part depending on the extent of Apple's utilization of riva...

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Uber investor gave Kalanick a month before suing to force him off board

(Reuters) - Venture capital firm Benchmark Capital said on Monday it gave Uber and its ousted chief executive, Travis Kalanick, a month to review its recommendations before filing a lawsuit last week to force him off the board and rescind his ability to fill three seats. The lawsuit, filed last Thursday, also accused Kalanick of concealing a range of misdeeds from the board and scheming to retain power at Uber Techno...

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Neo-Nazi site moves to Google after GoDaddy dumps it

TORONTO (Reuters) - Neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer moved its domain registration to Google after hosting firm GoDaddy said it would sever ties with the site that promoted Saturday's deadly rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. A "whois" search of Internet domains on Monday listed Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) Google as registrar for The Daily Stormer, a white supremacist website associated with the alt-right movement. ...

14 Aug 5:29 PM 0 Read More...

Facebook expands Marketplace trading service across Europe

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Facebook is stepping up its modest moves into e-commerce by expanding its service for connecting local buyers and sellers into 17 new European markets, the U.S. company said on Monday. Marketplace, which sits alongside Facebook's mainstay newsfeed, photo, video, messaging and other services, marks fresh competition for community-based e-commerce pioneers such as Craigslist and eBay's classifieds...

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British cyber researcher pleads not guilty to U.S. hacking charges

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - British cyber security researcher Marcus Hutchins pleaded not guilty on Monday to federal charges he built and sold malicious code used to steal banking credentials. Hutchins, 23, rose to overnight fame within the hacker community in May when he helped defang the global "WannaCry" ransomware attack, which infected hundreds of thousands of computers in May and caused disruptions at factories,...

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