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Microsoft cloud business gathers steam as pandemic boosts growth

(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp's cloud computing business slightly re-accelerated and its Teams messaging and collaboration software won new users, as a pandemic-driven shift to working from home and online learning drove quarterly results ahead of investor targets. Read More

 

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First day of Facebook moratorium on new U.S. political ads marked by glitches

(Reuters) - The first day of Facebook Inc's effort to stop new political advertising being introduced in the final stretch of U.S. election campaigning was marked by complaints that the planned moratorium was beset by glitches. More »

 

Mercedes bets on evolution as Tesla touts revolution in automated driving

IMMENDINGEN, Germany (Reuters) - As Tesla touts the cutting-edge nature of its new Full Self Driving software, rival Mercedes-Benz says it has developed a similar system but stops short of allowing members of the public to take it on urban roads. More »

 

Funeral send-off held for late Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee

SEOUL (Reuters) - The family of late Samsung Electronics chairman Lee Kun-hee held a funeral ceremony on Wednesday for the patriarch, whose death on Sunday threw into question the control of the chipmaker and the country's largest conglomerate. More »

 

Tech chief executives to defend key law in front of U.S. Senate panel on Wednesday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chief executives of Twitter Inc , Facebook and Alphabet Inc will tell U.S. lawmakers at a hearing on Wednesday that a federal law protecting internet companies is crucial to free expression on the internet, according to written testimonies from the companies seen by Reuters. More »

 

U.S. telecoms regulator to vote to split key spectrum block between autos, Wi-Fi

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commision (FCC) will vote on Nov. 18 to split a key spectrum block set aside for auto safety to accommodate the growing number of wireless devices, even as the Transportation Secretary warned of "thousands more deaths" in traffic accidents. More »

 

U.S. FCC votes to maintain 2017 repeal of net neutrality rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 on Tuesday to maintain its 2017 repeal of Obama-era net neutrality rules, even after a federal court directed a review of some provisions of the repeal. More »

 

Huawei lawyers ask Canada police why no 'alarm bells' rang during CFO's arrest

VANCOUVER/TORONTO (Reuters) - Huawei Technologies Co Ltd lawyers resumed witness testimony in a Vancouver court on Tuesday, asking why aspects of Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou's arrest did not set off "alarm bells" to the arresting federal police officer. More »

 

Musk's SpaceX pegs initial Starlink internet price at $99 per month: email 

(Reuters) - SpaceX is offering its Starlink broadband satellite internet service to test users for $99 a month, plus $499 for a setup kit, according to emails seen by Reuters, as Elon Musk's space company pushes to offer fast internet speeds to rural customers with limited options. More »

 

Car insurance start-up Root raises $664 million in IPO: sources

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Automobile insurance startup Root Inc sold shares in its initial public offering (IPO) on Tuesday at $27 apiece, above its target range, to raise $663.7 million, according to two people familiar with the matter. More »

 

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