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Alibaba will raise up to $12.9 billion in Hong Kong listing: sources

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba will raise up to $12.9 billion in its Hong Kong secondary listing, pricing its shares at a 2.8% discount to their last closing price in New York, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said. Read More


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Uber, distracted backup driver cited by NTSB in fatal self-driving crash

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. safety agency on Tuesday faulted Uber for inadequate attention to safety and decisions in the company's autonomous vehicle development in an investigation into the first-ever death involving a self-driving vehicle, which also cited the vehicle's distracted back-up driver. More »


Amazon uses aggregated seller data to help business, it tells lawmakers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Inc uses "aggregated data" from sellers in its third-party marketplace to improve its overall business, the online retailer said in response to a congressional antitrust probe that could raise concerns with such sellers. More »


Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple offer defense in congressional antitrust probe

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Four top U.S. tech companies, Alphabet's Google, Facebook, and Apple, responded to questions from a congressional committee by defending their practices and declining to answer some questions. More »


Microsoft Teams surpasses 20 million daily active users; rival Slack shares slip

(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp said on Tuesday its workplace messaging app, Teams, has more than 20 million daily active users, up from 13 million in July. More »


Vodafone extends tech partnership with Ryanair

LONDON (Reuters) - Vodafone has secured a seven-year technology partnership with Ryanair to handle services including online booking, passenger boarding and in-flight transactions for the Irish airline in Europe. More »


Google enters gaming with cloud-based streaming service Stadia

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google on Tuesday launched Stadia, a cloud-based service that allows users to stream games including "Assassin's Creed Odyssey" and "NBA 2K20" on Chrome web browser. More »


Vietnam's Vingroup in deal with Google to develop smart TVs

HANOI (Reuters) - Vingroup JSC, Vietnam’s biggest listed firm by market value, said on Wednesday it had signed an agreement with Google to develop smart TV on the Android platform. More »


Canada agency says has enough info to evaluate Alphabet 'smart city' plan for Toronto

TORONTO (Reuters) - Details of the technological innovations planned for a futuristic development in Toronto recently provided by Sidewalk Labs are satisfactory to evaluate the project, an official of the government-mandated development agency told Reuters. More »


Salesforce to use Amazon's cloud for call center services

(Reuters) - Business software provider Inc said on Tuesday it would use Inc's artificial intelligence for its customer service offering. More »


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