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Reuters – Facebook Inc on Thursday sued a Hong Kong company that it said baited people into clicking on celebrities’ photos and bogus advertising links, so it could install malware and run ads for counterfeit goods, diet pills and male enhancement supplements.

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Survey: consumers are divided on electric and self-driving cars

Reuters – Automakers, ride-hailing and tech companies plowing money into the development of electric, self-driving and shared car services will find more enthusiastic consumers in China than in Europe and the US, a survey on Thursday showed.

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European Union agrees tough line on digital currencies

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Private digital currencies like Facebook’s Libra should not be allowed in the European Union until the risks they could pose are clearly addressed, EU finance ministers agreed on Thursday.

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Union accuses Google of illegally firing workers to stifle unionism

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The Communications Workers of America union filed a federal labor charge against Alphabet Inc’s Google on Thursday, accusing the company of unlawfully firing four employees to deter workers from engaging in union...

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1 Waymo

Waymo expands app to iPhone devices in Phoenix

Alphabet-owned ride-hailing company Waymo has now stated that its iOS app will now be available to iPhone users in the metro Phoenix area of Arizona. The move by the company, which was founded back in 2009 as Google’s Project Chauffeur represents ano...

2 Uber driver

Uber to offer courier services for retail businesses?

Dara Khosrowshahi, the Chief Executive of Uber Technologies Inc mentioned at a meeting on Wednesday that the ride hailing company could extend its existing food delivery business to offer courier services for other retail businesses.

3 Nintendo

Nintendo’s Switch gaming console launches in China on December 10th

Japanese gaming icon, Nintendo will officially launch its Nintendo Switch gaming console in mainland China on December the 10th. The retail price is 2,099 yuan ($298.20), local partner Tencent Holdings Ltd said on Wednesday.

4 Facebook

Facebook to allow transfer of your photos to Google Photos

Earlier this week, Facebook Inc announced it had introduced functionality enabling users the option to transfer their photos and video content from the social media network directly to other services. The first of these services is Google Photos.

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Aimed at founders and senior executives working in the platform economy, join your host, the dot-com entrepreneur Rob Phillips on a concise, informal and sometimes irreverent sojourn around key learnings and the topics of the day.

 

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