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Samsung Electronics says to sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7s

SEOUL (Reuters) - Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd <005930.KS> said on Monday it plans to sell refurbished versions of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphones that were pulled from markets due to fire-prone batteries. Read More

 

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Facebook's Messenger app to allow live location-sharing

MENLO PARK, Calif. (Reuters) - Facebook Inc will add a feature to its Messenger app on Monday to allow users to share their locations, the company said, ramping up competition with tools offered by Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google Maps. More »

 

Snap shares rise as underwriters start coverage with 'buy'

(Reuters) - Snap Inc , owner of messaging app Snapchat, received top ratings from a number of its IPO underwriters on Monday, sending its shares up more than 3 percent in premarket trading. More »

 

Uber resumes self-driving car program in San Francisco after crash

(Reuters) - Driverless vehicles operated by Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] were back on the road in San Francisco on Monday after one of its self-driving cars crashed in Arizona, the ride-hailing company said. More »

 

Toshiba wants Westinghouse to file for bankruptcy as early as Tuesday: source

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp <6502.T> wants its U.S nuclear unit to file for Chapter 11 protection from creditors as early as Tuesday, according to a source with direct knowledge of the matter, seeking a quick ringfencing of losses before the Japanese parent's financial year ends. More »

 

Activist hedge funds press Tangoe to sell itself: sources

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two activist hedge funds are pressing directors of Tangoe Inc. to sell the company, according to people familiar with the matter, citing a weakness in the IT company's business and falling stock price. More »

 

Chinese court rules in favor of Apple in local design patent disputes

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese court has ruled in favor of Apple in design patent disputes between the Cupertino, California company and a domestic phone-maker, overturning a ban on selling iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus phones in China, Xinhua news agency reported. More »

 

Uber suspends self-driving car program after Arizona crash

(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] suspended its pilot program for driverless cars on Saturday after a vehicle equipped with the nascent technology crashed on an Arizona roadway, the ride-hailing company and local police said. More »

 

UK minister says encryption on messaging services is unacceptable

LONDON (Reuters) - Technology companies must cooperate more with law enforcement agencies and should stop offering a "secret place for terrorists to communicate" using encrypted messages, British interior minister Amber Rudd said on Sunday. More »

 

Emaar Malls' $800 million bid for Souq.com to challenge Amazon

DUBAI (Reuters) - Dubai's Emaar Malls, operator of glitzy Middle East shopping centers, has made an $800 million offer for regional online retailer Souq.com [IPO-SOUQ.DU], setting up a potential bidding war with Amazon.com. More »

 

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