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Google postpones Android 11 unveiling amid U.S. protests

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google on Saturday said it has postponed next week's planned unveiling of the beta version of its latest Android 11 mobile operating system in light of protests and unrest in the United States. Read More

 

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Exclusive: Zoom plans to roll out strong encryption for paying customers

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Video conferencing provider Zoom plans to strengthen encryption of video calls hosted by paying clients and institutions such as schools, but not by users of its free consumer accounts, a company official said on Friday. More »

 

U.S. senators urge probe of TikTok on children's privacy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Four U.S. senators, including a China hawk, urged the Federal Trade Commission on Friday to investigate allegations that the popular video app TikTok violated a consent decree protecting children's privacy. More »

 

Lyft violates Washington DC sick day law during pandemic, lawsuit claims

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lyft Inc was sued on Friday by a former driver who accused the ride-sharing company of failing to provide required paid sick leave to drivers in Washington, D.C., a policy she said could fuel the spread of the coronavirus. More »

 

Chilean regulator approves Uber's purchase of Cornershop grocery app

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile's antitrust regulator said on Friday it had approved "without conditions" Uber's purchase of Chilean online grocery provider Cornershop, clearing a key hurtle for the ride-hailing company as it seeks to expand into the delivery of groceries and other goods. More »

 

Trump backpedals after 'shooting' threat to Minneapolis rioters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday tried to walk back a Twitter threat to respond with deadly force to three days of violent protests in Minneapolis over the police killing of an unarmed black man. More »

 

China's Kunlun says U.S approves sale of Grindr to investor group

(Reuters) - Chinese gaming company Beijing Kunlun Tech Co Ltd said on Friday that a U.S. national security panel approved the $620 million sale of popular gay dating app Grindr to an investor group called San Vicente Acquisition LLC. More »

 

Uber launches hourly ride booking option in some U.S. cities

(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc on Friday said it would offer rides by the hour in some U.S. cities, a feature aimed at helping Americans with essential trips during the coronavirus pandemic. More »

 

Italian magistrates target Uber Italia over alleged rider exploitation: sources

MILAN (Reuters) - Italian magistrates have placed an Italian unit of Uber Technologies under special administration as part of an investigation into alleged exploitation of food delivery riders, three people familiar with the case said on Friday. More »

 

Tencent in talks to buy Warner Music stake: WSJ

(Reuters) - Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd <0700.HK> is in talks to invest $200 million in Warner Music Group, ahead of the record company's slated initial public offering next week, the Wall Street Journal reported https://www.wsj.com/articles/tencent-in-talks-to-buy-warner-music-stake-11590774885 on Friday. More »

 

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