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Tesla boss Elon Musk wins defamation trial over his 'pedo guy' tweet

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Tesla Inc boss Elon Musk emerged victorious on Friday from a closely watched defamation trial as a federal court jury swiftly rejected the $190 million claim brought against him by a British cave explorer who Musk had branded a "pedo guy" on Twitter. Read More


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Amazon CEO says wants to work more with Pentagon

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (Reuters) - Inc founder Jeff Bezos said it would support the U.S. Department of Defense as technology companies vie for more defense contracts and the Pentagon seeks to modernize itself. More »


Ericsson to pay over $1 billion to resolve U.S. corruption probes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Swedish mobile telecoms company Ericsson has agreed to pay over $1 billion to resolve probes into corruption, including the bribing of government officials, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Friday. More »


Trade war goes digital: countries eye tariffs on Internet economy

GENEVA (Reuters) - A 20-year global moratorium on imposing tariffs on digital trade could end next week if India or South Africa makes good on threats, according to trade officials and documents, potentially forcing people to pay duties on software and movie downloads. More »


Amazon websites could be added to USTR's 'Notorious Markets' list: WSJ

(Reuters) - The Trump administration is considering putting some of¬† Inc's overseas websites on a list of global marketplaces known for counterfeit goods, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. More »


U.S. lawmaker says Uber must take action after disclosing sexual assault reports

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee urged Uber Technologies Inc to take action after the company disclosed on Thursday it received over 3,000 reports of sexual assault related to its 1.3 billion rides in the United States last year. More »


Exclusive: China's SenseTime expects $750 mln 2019 revenue despite U.S. ban - sources

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese artificial intelligence (AI) start-up SenseTime, which Washington put on a trade blacklist in October, expects its 2019 revenue to increase by more than 200% year-on-year to around $750 million, two sources familiar with the matter said. More »


U.S. FTC finds Cambridge Analytica deceived Facebook users

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Friday said they had found now-defunct British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica deceived consumers about the collection of Facebook Inc data for voter profiling and targeting. More »


Amazon to open new office in Manhattan in 2021

(Reuters) - Inc said on Friday it would open a new office in New York's Manhattan to house its consumer and advertising teams. More »


Swedish start-up Epidemic Sound tunes into demand for original music

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Epidemic Sound, backed by Spotify's investors, is one of a new wave of music companies expanding rapidly on the back of demand for easy access to original music from commercial users, especially YouTubers. More »


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