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Google to prompt Android users to choose preferred browsers to allay EU concerns
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Alphabet's Google will prompt Android users to choose their preferred browsers and search apps, a senior Google executive said on Tuesday, as the company seeks to allay EU antitrust concerns and ward off fresh sanctions.
Viacom warns customers its channels may stop airing on DirecTV
(Reuters) - Viacom Inc said on Tuesday it had begun warning DirecTV's 24 million subscribers its channels could stop being shown on the AT&T Inc-owned satellite TV service if it fails to reach a new contract by midnight March 22.
Franco-German startup Doctolib gets unicorn status with 150 million-euro fundraising
PARIS (Reuters) - Franco-German start-up Doctolib, an online booking platform for doctors, has raised 150 million euros from a pool of investors led by U.S. venture capital giant General Atlantic, it said on Tuesday.
Lyft's IPO oversubscribed on road show's second day: sources
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lyft Inc's initial public offering (IPO) is oversubscribed based on commitments made so far by investors, making it more likely that the ride-hailing startup will fetch or even exceed the $23 billion valuation it is seeking, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.
Google announces browser-based streaming game service
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google announced on Tuesday that it would launch this year a browser-based video game streaming service dubbed Stadia that attempts to capitalize on the company's cloud technology and global network of data centers.
Tencent Music meets profit estimates in first earnings report, shares fall
(Reuters) - China-based music streaming company Tencent Music Entertainment Group on Tuesday posted an in-line quarterly adjusted profit, in its first earnings report since going public.
Trump asks why Facebook blocked Dan Scavino, his social media director
(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he will look into Facebook's decision to block public comments by White House social media director Dan Scavino.
Bernie Sanders hires Beto O'Rourke critic as top aide in 2020 race
WASHINGTON, March 19 (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders on Tuesday said he is hiring a well-known liberal journalist with a history of sharply criticizing other Democratic presidential candidates, including Beto O'Rourke.
UPDATE 2-Makeup brand Glossier valued at over $1 bln in latest funding round
March 19 (Reuters) - Glossier Inc, the online cosmetics company with a cult following among millennials, was valued at over $1 billion in a latest funding round led by Sequoia Capital, joining a clutch of billion-dollar makeup brands that are powered by the founders' social-media popularity.
Top Trump officials set for new trade talks in China next week -U.S. official
WASHINGTON, March 19 (Reuters) - U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin plan to travel to China next week for another round of trade talks with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, a Trump administration official said on Tuesday.
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