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YouTube's bid to grab TV dollars imperiled by advertiser revolt

(Reuters) - The decision by a handful of high-profile consumer brands to pull advertising from Google’s YouTube over offensive content could threaten the site’s long-term strategy of stealing ad dollars from television, analysts and ad industry professionals said Thursday. Read More

 

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U.S. Senate votes to overturn Obama broadband privacy rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted narrowly to repeal regulations requiring internet service providers to do more to protect customers' privacy than websites like Alphabet Inc's Google or Facebook Inc . More »

 

Twitter explores subscription-based option for first time

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc is considering whether to build a premium version of its popular Tweetdeck interface aimed at professionals, the company said on Thursday, raising the possibility that it could collect subscription fees from some users for the first time. More »

 

Amazon.com wins $1.5 billion tax dispute over IRS

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc on Thursday won a more than $1.5 billion tax dispute with the Internal Revenue Service over transactions involving a Luxembourg unit more than a decade ago. More »

 

J&J, JPMorgan suspend YouTube ads over offensive videos

(Reuters) - U.S. healthcare conglomerate Johnson & Johnson and JPMorgan Chase & Co became the latest big U.S. companies to suspend all digital advertising on Google's YouTube, over concerns that its ads may have appeared on channels that broadcast offensive videos. More »

 

Micron's upbeat forecast rides on rising chip prices

(Reuters) - Micron Technology Inc forecast current-quarter revenue and profit far ahead of analysts' estimates as prices for memory chips climb amid tight supplies and demand surges for storage chips used in smartphones. Shares of the company, which also beat second-quarter profit estimate, were up 9.4 percent in extended trading on Thursday. More »

 

Uber Canada urges government to retain tax advantage

(Reuters) - Uber Canada on Thursday urged the Canadian government to retain a tax advantage available to ride-services companies, a day after the country's Liberal administration proposed removing the measure. More »

 

Uber stalls India leasing scheme as driver incomes drop: sources

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Global ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies is rethinking its car leasing strategy in India, its second-biggest market, as drivers have returned dozens of leased cars early after the company cut incentives, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. More »

 

Accenture's full-year profit forecast disappoints, shares fall

(Reuters) - Consulting and outsourcing services provider Accenture Plc slightly raised its full-year profit forecast, but the revised outlook was still largely below market expectations, sending the company's shares down as much as 4.5 percent. More »

 

China's Chery files trademark complaint against Mercedes over green car brand

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese automaker Chery Automobile Co Ltd [CHERY.UL] has filed a complaint with the country's trademark regulator over Mercedes-Benz's use of the "EQ" name for a line of green-energy vehicles, throwing up a potential road block for the Daimler AG unit in the world's largest electric car market. More »

 

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