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Amazon hit with record EU data privacy fine
(Reuters) -Amazon.com Inc has been hit with a record $886.6 million (746 million euros) European Union fine for processing personal data in violation of the bloc's GDPR rules, as privacy regulators take a more aggressive position on enforcement.
UPDATE 2-Delivery startup Gopuff valued at $15 billion after latest fundraising
July 30 (Reuters) - U.S. delivery startup Gopuff said on Friday it raised $1 billion in a funding round that included Guggenheim Investments, Hedosophia and SoftBank Vision Fund 1, valuing the company at around $15 billion.
Gopuff valued at $15 billion after raising funds from global investors
(Reuters) -Delivery startup Gopuff said on Friday it raised $1 billion from global investors, including Guggenheim Investments and SoftBank Vision Fund 1, valuing the company at around $15 billion.
Chinese cos looking for U.S. listings must file more disclosures -SEC chair
WASHINGTON, July 30 (Reuters) - The chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Friday that he had asked staff to mandate certain disclosures from offshore issuers associated with China-based operating companies before registration statements can be declared effective.
Ghana's first openly trans musician fights homophobia with song
NAIROBI, July 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ghana's first openly transgender musician has released a song to boost the morale of the West African nation's LGBT+ community as it faces a crackdown by authorities and a rise in homophobic persecution.
Volkswagen's top brands flag chip risk in months ahead
FRANKFURT, July 30 (Reuters) - Volkswagen's top three brands on Friday pointed to an ongoing shortage of automotive chips that could intensify in the coming months, highlighting the industry's difficulty in tackling the issue.
A minute with: Stand-up Daniel Sloss on pandemic stage fright
July 30 (Reuters) - Daniel Sloss began performing comedy when he was 16. Now 30, he has taken his jokes about relationships and what he terms "toxic masculinity" across the globe and stands out among British stand-ups for having made it in America.
Edinburgh festival resets relationship with the city and the world
July 30 (Reuters) - Edinburgh's international arts festivals, after a missed pandemic year, spring back to life next week hoping to reach more of the world than ever.
Malaysia regulator takes enforcement action against Binance
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia has taken enforcement action against cryptocurrency platform Binance to stop it operating in the country, the Securities Commission said on Friday.
Pinterest shares slump as growth warning rattles investors
July 30 (Reuters) - Shares of Pinterest Inc fell about 20% before the opening bell on Friday and were set to start trading at more than a three-month low, after the company warned of slowing user growth in the United States, its largest market.
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