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- Zuckerberg says Facebook made mistakes on user data, vows curbs
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 18:36:14 -0400
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Wednesday that his company made mistakes in how it handled data belonging to 50 million of its users and promised tougher steps to restrict developers' access to such information.
- Cryptocurrency issuers clean up, shun U.S. investors as SEC gets tough
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:44:02 -0400
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tech start-ups that issue digital tokens to raise funds are falling in line with U.S. securities laws or seeking legal ways to skirt them after the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said it planned to regulate the market.
- Tesla shareholders approve CEO Musk's $2.6 billion compensation plan
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:38:18 -0400
SAN FRANCISCO/BOSTON (Reuters) - Tesla Inc shareholders approved a compensation package potentially worth $2.6 billion for Chief Executive Elon Musk on Wednesday in a test of their confidence in the leader of the electric car company.
- Dropbox raises IPO price range by $2 on strong demand
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:08:11 -0400
(Reuters) - Cloud storage firm Dropbox Inc [DBX.O] raised the price range for its initial public offering by $2 on Wednesday as investors bid strongly for the first big tech IPO this year ahead of final pricing expected on Thursday.
- Slack Technologies builds engineering team to combat outages
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:41:56 -0400
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Collaboration software provider Slack Technologies Inc is building a safety engineering team that will develop methods to help reduce the disruptions that have been more frequent on Slack's service than rival systems, the company told Reuters.
- In Canada, driverless cars learn to see in the snow
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:05:36 -0400
STRATFORD, Ontario (Reuters) - A Canadian town known for its annual theater festival is emerging as a hub of "snowtonomous" research, as automakers face demands to produce self-driving cars that can perform in snow and sleet.
- Starbucks' mobile order push meets resistance from ritual seekers
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:51:06 -0400
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Starbucks Corp wants more people to use its time-saving mobile ordering app that lets customers buy drinks without waiting in line.
- EU proposes online turnover tax for big tech firms
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:15:38 -0400
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission proposed rules on Wednesday to make digital companies pay more tax, with U.S. tech giants such as Google , Facebook and Amazon set to foot a large chunk of any bill.
- BMW to double self-driving car testing fleet despite U.S. fatality
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 12:17:29 -0400
MUNICH (Reuters) - BMW will not change its strategy on autonomous vehicle testing despite the death of a pedestrian struck by a self-driving car during tests by ride-hailing firm Uber [UBER.UL], senior executives said on Wednesday.
- Scotland's female leaders tell Twitter: Clamp down on online abuse of women
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 09:46:05 -0400
EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scotland's three most powerful female politicians have called on Twitter to do more to stop online abuse and harassment of women.