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Uber to partner with Mahindra to pilot electric vehicles in India

1 hour 41 min ago
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Ride-hailing firm Uber will partner with automaker Mahindra and Mahindra to pilot electric vehicles on its platform in India, the two companies said on Friday, at a time when the government is pushing to have all new vehicles electrified by 2030.

Turkcell sees potential to double user count within 2-3 years

1 hour 49 min ago
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Leading Turkish mobile phone operator Turkcell TCELL.IS sees the potential to double its user count and data consumption in the next 2-3 years as it looks to maintain sales growth above the rate of inflation, its chief executive Kaan Terzioglu told Reuters.

Danish supermarkets Bilka, Fotex hit by Black Friday cyber attacks: media

1 hour 55 min ago
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish supermarket chains Bilka and Fotex were hit by cyber attacks early Friday, taking down their websites at the launch their Black Friday campaigns, local media reported.

Alibaba affiliate Ant Financial bans high-interest loan products

2 hours 11 min ago
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd affiliate Ant Financial has banned consumer loans with annual interest rates above 24 percent from its Alipay platform, a move which comes as China's government increases scrutiny of lightly regulated online lending.

Uber to partner with Mahindra for electric vehicles in India

3 hours 31 min ago
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies will partner with automaker Mahindra and Mahindra to add electric vehicles on its platform in India, the two companies said in a statement on Friday.

U.S. online sales surge, shoppers throng stores on Thanksgiving evening

7 hours 56 min ago
(Reuters) - U.S. shoppers had splurged more than $1.52 billion online by Thanksgiving evening, and more bargain hunters turned up at stores this year after two weak holiday seasons as retailers opened their doors early on the eve of Black Friday.

Virtual reality boom brings giant robots, cyberpunk castles to China

9 hours 40 min ago
GUIYANG, China (Reuters) - Giant robots and futuristic cyberpunk castles rise out of lush mountain slopes on the outskirts of Guiyang, the capital of one of China's poorest provinces.

EU privacy regulators to discuss Uber hack next week

17 hours 42 min ago
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union privacy regulators will discuss ride-hailing app Uber's [UBER.UL] massive data breach cover-up next week and could create a task-force to coordinate investigations.

U.S. judge orders Uber customer to arbitrate price-fixing claims

17 hours 48 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge ruled that Uber can force an unhappy Connecticut customer's price-fixing case against the ride-service company into arbitration, after the customer said the proposed class action belonged in court because he never agreed to arbitrate.

EU lawmakers back exports control on spying technology

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 23:04
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU lawmakers overwhelmingly backed plans on Thursday to control exports of devices to intercept mobile phone calls, hack computers or circumvent passwords that could be used by foreign states to suppress political opponents or activists.

Workers at Amazon's main Italian hub, German warehouses strike on Black Friday

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 22:46
MILAN (Reuters) - Workers at Amazon's main distribution hub in Italy are planning their first ever strike for Friday, trade unions said, while they are also striking at six warehouses in Germany, threatening to disrupt one of the year's busiest shopping days.

Russia says Google down-ranking Sputnik, RT would be censorship

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 21:33
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's foreign ministry said on Thursday that moves by Alphabet Inc's Google to place articles from Russian news outlets Sputnik and Russia Today lower in search results would amount to censorship.

Workers at Amazon's main Italian site to hold first strike on Black Friday

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 20:21
MILAN (Reuters) - Workers at Amazon's main distribution hub in Italy are planning their first ever strike for Friday, trade unions said, threatening to disrupt one of the busiest shopping days of the year.

Lyft raises another $500 million in additional round of funding

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 18:04
The additional funding round, led by Alphabet Inc's CapitalG, is an extension of the $1 billion round announced in October.

Flat profit gives Angry Birds maker's shares the blues

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 16:02
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Angry Birds maker Rovio Entertainment fell short of market expectations for quarterly sales and profit on Thursday, sparking a near 20 percent fall in the Finnish firm's shares.

Exclusive: China's SenseTime plans IPO, U.S. R&D center as early as 2018

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 15:25
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese artificial intelligence (AI) start-up SenseTime Group, valued at more than $2 billion, is planning an IPO and aims to open a U.S. research and development center as early as next year, its founder told Reuters.

Amazon starts Australian trial after months of hype

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 14:08
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's Australian arm began an order-taking trial on Thursday, giving life to the hype which has preceded its arrival in the world's No. 12 economy and weighed on the shares of the brick-and-mortar retail sector.

Exclusive: China's SenseTime plans IPO, aims to open R&D center in U.S.

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 12:59
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese artificial intelligence start-up SenseTime Group is planning an initial public offering (IPO) and aims to open a research and development (R&D) center in the United States as early as next year, its founder told Reuters in an interview.

Dining goes digital for Thailand's street food vendors

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 12:18
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Bangkok's famous street-food vendors have joined the digital revolution, embracing payment via Quick Response (QR) barcodes that can be read using smartphones.

Uber's messy data breach collides with launch of SoftBank deal

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 10:02
TORONTO/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A newspaper advertisement for an Uber Technologies Inc stock sale was juxtaposed on Wednesday with a report that the ride-service provider had covered up a data hack - something of a metaphor for Uber, a company with boundless investor interest, but whose penchant for rule-breaking has led to a series of scandals.

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