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Amazon uses aggregated seller data to help business, it tells lawmakers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc uses "aggregated data" from sellers in its third-party marketplace to improve its overall business, the online retailer said in response to a congressional antitrust probe that could raise concerns with such sellers. Read More

 

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Alibaba will raise up to $12.9 billion in Hong Kong listing: sources

(Reuters) - Alibaba will raise up to $12.9 billion in its Hong Kong secondary listing, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said. More »

 

Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple offer defense in congressional antitrust probe

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Four top U.S. tech companies, Alphabet's Google, Facebook, Amazon.com and Apple, responded to questions from a congressional committee by defending their practices and declining to answer some questions. More »

 

NTSB cites Uber, distracted backup driver in fatal self-driving crash

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on Tuesday took Uber to task for what it said were weaknesses in its approach to safety as it laid out its findings in the investigation of the first-ever death involving a self-driving vehicle, which also cited the vehicle's back-up safety driver. More »

 

Canada agency says has enough info to evaluate Alphabet 'smart city' plan for Toronto

TORONTO (Reuters) - Details of the technological innovations planned for a futuristic development in Toronto recently provided by Sidewalk Labs are satisfactory to evaluate the project, an official of the government-mandated development agency told Reuters. More »

 

Google enters gaming with cloud-based streaming service Stadia

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google on Tuesday launched Stadia, a cloud-based service that allows users to stream games including "Assassin's Creed Odyssey" and "NBA 2K20" on Chrome web browser. More »

 

Salesforce to use Amazon's cloud for call center services

(Reuters) - Business software provider Salesforce.com Inc said on Tuesday it would use Amazon.com Inc's artificial intelligence for its customer service offering. More »

 

Qualcomm expects 5G phone sales to double in 2021

(Reuters) - Qualcomm Inc expects global smartphone makers to ship 450 million 5G handsets in 2021 and another 750 million in 2022, the world's largest supplier of mobile phone chips said on Tuesday. More »

 

One week in, Netflix's stock is weathering Disney+

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Wall Street's reaction so far to Walt Disney Co's long-awaited streaming service suggests investors believe the competition may not be as crushing as expected for entertainment rival Netflix Inc . More »

 

Huawei plays down impact of new U.S. license extension

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Huawei Technologies has dismissed a new 90-day extension by the Trump administration allowing U.S. firms to continue doing business with the Chinese company as making little difference, repeating that it was being unfairly treated. More »

 

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