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As Zuckerberg heads to Brussels, British lawmakers ask for answers

LONDON, May 22 (Reuters) - British lawmakers want their European counterparts to quiz Facebook FB.O CEO Mark Zuckerberg about a scandal over improper use of millions of Facebook users' data, as he will not give evidence in London himself. Read More

 

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Tesla Model 3 fails to get Consumer Reports nod due to 'big flaws'

(Reuters) - Influential U.S. magazine Consumer Reports will not recommend Tesla Inc's Model 3 sedan, saying on Monday it braked slower than a full-sized pickup truck, taking the shine off a day of gains for shares in Elon Musk's electric car company. More »

 

Amazon taps former NBC executive to help run TV programming

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc said on Monday it had hired Vernon Sanders to help run its television productions, tapping a former NBC executive who oversaw shows such as "The Blacklist," "Friday Night Lights" and "30 Rock" for the U.S. network. More »

 

Microsoft, Google find fresh flaw in chips, but risk is low

(Reuters) - Cyber security researchers have found a new security flaw that affects a broad swath of modern computing chips and is related to the Spectre and Meltdown chip flaws that emerged in January. More »

 

Adobe to buy Magento Commerce for $1.68 billion

(Reuters) - Adobe Systems Inc said on Monday it would buy e-commerce services provider Magento Commerce from private equity firm Permira for $1.68 billion in cash, its biggest deal in nearly a decade. More »

 

As bitcoin world wobbles, mining rig company plans $2 billion IPO

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Bitcoins are worth less than half of what they were in December. Mining them is 60 percent less profitable than it was in 2017. Even retailers of hobbyist mining rigs say they are seeing fewer customers. More »

 

Former Uber engineer sues, tests new sex-based claims policy

(Reuters) - A former software engineer at Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] filed a lawsuit on Monday against the ride-hailing service on Monday, claiming she was subjected to years of sexual harassment there and subjected to retaliation for complaining about it. More »

 

Online lender Kabbage to launch payment services by year-end

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Kabbage Inc, a U.S. online lender for small businesses, plans to launch payment processing services by year-end, President Kathryn Petralia said on Monday, helping it to diversify and compete more directly with industry leaders PayPal Holdings Inc and Square Inc. More »

 

Amazon eyes Latam expansion, opens Argentina office

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc aims to expand cloud computing operations in Latin America, a company executive said on Monday, after its Amazon Web Services unit opened an office in Buenos Aires last month. More »

 

Barack and Michelle's next act: TV deal with Netflix

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle Obama, have struck a deal to produce films and series for Netflix Inc, the streaming service said on Monday, giving the former first couple a powerful and unprecedented platform to shape their post-White House legacy. More »

 

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