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Twitter to test 280-character tweets, busting old limit

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The days of Twitter Inc limiting messages to 140 characters, a signature of the social network since its launch in 2006, may be numbered. Read More

 

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Equifax CEO departs, forgoes bonus after massive data breach

(Reuters) - Equifax Inc said on Tuesday that Chief Executive Richard Smith would leave the company and forgo this year's bonus as criticism mounts over a massive cyber attack that has plunged the credit-monitoring firm into crisis. More »

 

Uber says it will pull out of Canada's Quebec province

TORONTO (Reuters) - Ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] said on Tuesday it will stop operating in the Canadian province of Quebec next month, pulling out to avoid following tough new regulations announced last week. More »

 

Western Digital to seek injunction to block Toshiba's $18 billion chip unit sale

TOKYO (Reuters) - Western Digital Corp said on Tuesday it will seek an injunction to block the sale of Toshiba Corp's <6502.T> prized semiconductor business to a rival group, upping the ante in an acrimonious battle with its chip venture partner. More »

 

Tesla shifts to Intel from Nvidia for infotainment: Bloomberg

(Reuters) - The giant information and entertainment screens in Tesla Inc's cars will now be powered by chipmaker Intel Corp after the electric carmaker replaced Nvidia Corp for that function, Bloomberg reported. More »

 

Russia tells Facebook to localize user data or be blocked

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will block access to Facebook next year unless the social network complies with a law that requires websites which store the personal data of Russian citizens to do so on Russian servers, Russian news agencies reported on Tuesday. More »

 

FCC finds 'effective competition' in U.S. wireless market

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A divided Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday approved a report that found for the first time since 2009 there is "effective competition" in the wireless market, a finding that could help Sprint Corp and T-Mobile US Inc to merge. More »

 

Self-driving car advocates launch ad campaign to prod Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A coalition of supporters of self-driving cars said on Tuesday that it will run ads this week in social media and Washington newspapers, in an effort to convince the U.S. Congress to adopt sweeping legislation to boost the nascent industry. More »

 

Alibaba takes control of logistics business, pledges $15 billion to expand network

HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba Group has taken control of logistics unit Cainiao and pledged to spend 100 billion yuan ($15 billion) over five years to build out a global logistics network, underscoring aggressive expansion plans overseas. More »

 

F1 team uses racing car technology to keep newborns safe in ambulances

GROVE, England (Reuters) - A Formula One racing team is employing technology that helps racing drivers survive high speed crashes to create a new device that keeps newborn babies safe during emergency transportation. More »

 

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