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How Amazon.com moved into the business of U.S. elections

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's cloud computing arm is making an aggressive push into one of the most sensitive technology sectors: U.S. elections. Read More

 

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U.S. pension funds took positions in blacklisted Chinese surveillance company

BOSTON (Reuters) - Some of the biggest public pensions funds in the United States have invested in one of the world's largest purveyors of video surveillance systems that the U.S. government claims are used in wide-scale repression of the Muslim population of western China. More »

 

WeWork prefers JPMorgan's financing package over SoftBank's control: Bloomberg

(Reuters) - Shared office space company WeWork Companies Inc is leaning toward a near $5 billion financing package led by JPMorgan Chase & Co , instead of selling a controlling stake to Japan's SoftBank Group Corp <9984.T>, Bloomberg reported https://bloom.bg/2pl8JmL late on Monday. More »

 

Google share of search ad market high but shrinking: eMarketer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google dominates the growing U.S. search ad market but Amazon.com Inc is growing fast, according to data from the market research company eMarketer released on Tuesday. More »

 

Wirecard rejects FT report as shares drop

LONDON/BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Wirecard rejected allegations of impropriety on Tuesday after the Financial Times newspaper published documents on the company's accounting practices which it said appeared to indicate an effort to inflate sales and profits. More »

 

India's Flipkart adds original content to video service

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Walmart Inc's Indian unit Flipkart is adding original shows to its newly minted video platform, the company said on Tuesday, as it competes with rival Amazon.com Inc's Prime Video. More »

 

Fortnite launches 'Chapter 2' after Call of Duty challenge

(Reuters) - Epic Games' launched a "Chapter 2" reboot of its battle royale smash hit "Fortnite" on Tuesday, as it bids to halt defections of gamers to mobile rivals "Apex Legends" and "Call of Duty". More »

 

Keen to develop self-driving cars, Hyundai Motor Group unveils $35 billion investment plan

SEOUL (Reuters) - Hyundai Motor Group said it plans to invest 41 trillion won ($35 billion) in mobility and other auto technologies by 2025, part of which will be directed to an ambitious effort to become more competitive in self-driving cars that has also received government backing. More »

 

Facebook's Libra announces board as support shrinks further

LONDON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Backers of Facebook Inc's Libra cryptocurrency project pledged to forge ahead after selecting a five-member board on Monday, shrugging off the latest member defection by online travel company Booking Holding earlier in the day. More »

 

Tesla to start Powerwall home battery installations in Japan

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tesla Inc will start installing its Powerwall home power storage batteries in Japan next spring, the U.S. electric car and battery maker said on Tuesday, marking the product's debut in Asia. More »

 

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