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Google uncovered Russia-backed ads on YouTube, Gmail: WashPost

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Google has discovered that Russian operatives spent tens of thousands of dollars on ads on YouTube, Gmail, Google search and other products, The Washington Post reported on Monday. The ads do not appear to be from the same Kremlin-affiliated entity that bought ads on Facebook Inc, which may indicate a broader Russian online disinformation effort, the paper reported. Google runs the world’s la...

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Google uncovered Russia-backed ads on YouTube, Gmail: Washington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Google has discovered that Russian operatives spent tens of thousands of dollars on ads on YouTube, Gmail, Google search and other products, The Washington Post reported on Monday. The ads do not appear to be from the same Kremlin-affiliated entity that bought ads on Facebook Inc, which may indicate a broader Russian online disinformation effort, the paper reported. Google runs the world’s la...

09 Oct 11:50 AM 0 Read More...

Uber suspends unlicensed service in Norway in change of tack

(Reuters) - Uber said on Monday it would suspend its unlicensed service UberPOP in Oslo until Norway introduces new rules, as the U.S. ride-hailing app adopts a more conciliatory tone with national authorities. The move follows a similar one-year suspension in Finland in July to allow a new taxi law to come into effect, however there is no set date for when UberPOP will be reintroduced in Norway. The U.S. ride-hailin...

09 Oct 6:03 AM 0 Read More...

Tesla delays unveiling of semi-truck

(Reuters) - Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) Chief Executive Elon Musk said the electric carmaker will unveil its semi-truck on Nov. 16 as it diverts resources to fix Model 3 production bottlenecks and increase battery production for Puerto Rico. The unveiling of the truck, called Tesla Semi, has been delayed for the second time this year. Musk had initially said the truck would be unveiled in September, but he later rescheduled i...

06 Oct 9:23 PM 0 Read More...

Drug chains tumble on reports Amazon eyeing their pie

(Reuters) - Shares of drug retailers Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA.O), CVS Health Corp (CVS.N) and Rite Aid Corp (RAD.N) tumbled on Friday after reports that Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) was looking to make a move into selling drugs online. Amazon is reported to be in discussions with mid-market pharmacy benefit managers and has been hiring talent to assess the drug retailing market for its entry, brokerage firm Leeri...

06 Oct 8:58 PM 0 Read More...

Tesla to send more battery installers to Puerto Rico to restore power

(Reuters) - U.S. electric car and battery maker Tesla Inc’s CEO Elon Musk said on Friday the company will send more battery installers to Puerto Rico to help restore power after Hurricane Maria knocked out all power on the island over two weeks ago. Musk also said in a tweet that he looked forward to talking to Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello on Friday about what Tesla could do to help restore power. “The i...

06 Oct 7:11 PM 0 Read More...

Data-center provider Switch surges in debut

(Reuters) - Shares of Switch Inc, which provides data center services to Amazon, eBay and JP Morgan among others, rose 34 percent in their market debut on Friday, giving the company a market capitalization of $5.63 billion. Switch’s IPO was priced at $17 per share, above the previously outlined $14-$16 range, and raised $531.3 million, making it the second-biggest U.S. technology listing this year after Snapchat-ow...

06 Oct 2:27 PM 0 Read More...

Russia: Greek ruling on Russian bitcoin fraud suspect is illegal

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Friday a decision by a Greek court to clear the way for a suspected Russian money launderer to be extradited to the United States was a violation of international law. Russia has also lodged an extradition request and its Foreign Ministry said on Friday that submission should take priority because the suspect, Alexander Vinnik, is a Russian citizen. A Greek court cleared the way on W...

06 Oct 1:48 PM 0 Read More...

Keeping the competition out: Iran startups thrive despite sanctions

LONDON (Reuters) - Low on cash but high on hope, Iran’s technology entrepreneurs are learning to live with revived hostility in the United States and growing suspicion - or worse - from hardliners at home. Their startups and e-commerce apps are flourishing, driven by government infrastructure support and young Iranians educated both in the country and abroad. Some are even drawing foreign investment in a way that I...

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

Chinese state media report bloated battery in Apple's iPhone 8

BEIJING (Reuters) - A fresh case of Apple Inc’s new iPhone popping open due to a swollen battery has been reported in state media in China, the world’s biggest smartphone market where the U.S. firm is seeking to revive faltering sales. The incident comes as Apple investigates similar cases reported in Taiwan and Japan of batteries in its latest iPhone 8 Plus becoming bloated, causing the device’s casing to open...

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