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Pinterest, Zoom shares surge in market debut after IPOs

(Reuters) - Shares of Pinterest Inc surged 25 percent in their debut on Thursday, giving the online scrapbook company a market capitalization of $15.8 billion and signaling increased investor appetite for new tech listings. Read More


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Zoom starts trading at $65 per share, 80 percent above IPO price

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Video conferencing company Zoom Video Communications opened at $65 per share on Thursday, 80.6 percent above its initial public offering price, in its debut on the Nasdaq. More »


Google lets Android users in Europe choose rival browsers, search engines

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Users of Android devices in Europe will be able to choose rival browsers and search engines from five options starting on Thursday, a senior Google executive said, as the company tries to quell EU antitrust concerns and stave off fresh penalties. More »


New Apple lab uses robots to rip apart devices for recycling materials

(Reuters) - Apple Inc is notorious for keeping what happens in its laboratories a closely guarded secret. But the iPhone maker plans to share openly everything that happens in its newest lab in Austin, Texas. More »


Uber unveils safety measures after college student's murder

(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc said it was rolling out new safety features to help riders avoid fake rideshare drivers, two weeks after the murder of a college student who got into her killer's car mistakenly believing it was her ride. More »


Explainer: Betting on the past? Europe decides on connected car standards

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Commission's push to implement a Wi-Fi standard for connected cars has won the support of lawmakers in a victory for Germany's Volkswagen, although competitor BMW and other backers of a rival technology still hope to overturn the decision. More »


Amazon, facing entrenched rivals, says to shut China online store

SAN FRANCISCO/BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Inc said it will shut its China online store by July 18, as the U.S. e-commerce giant focuses on the lucrative businesses of selling overseas goods and cloud services in the world's most populous nation. More »


China's Huawei makes second attempt at Brazil smartphone market

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd is making a second attempt at cracking the Brazilian smartphone market, the fourth-largest in the world, with the launch of two high-end handsets this month, after its cheaper offerings failed to catch on earlier in the decade. More »


Factbox: T. Rowe Price sheds most of its Tesla stake

(Reuters) - T. Rowe Price, once the second-largest investor in Tesla Inc after Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk, has shed most of its stake in the electric carmaker in a series of transactions over the last two quarters. More »


Facebook says it uploaded email contacts of up to 1.5 million users

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it may have "unintentionally uploaded" email contacts of 1.5 million new users since May 2016, in what seems to be the latest privacy-related issue faced by the social media company. More »


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