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Balloons to provide Puerto Rico with telephone service

Alphabet Inc, the company that controls Google, is sending special balloons to Puerto Rico to help restore phone service after the island was devastated by Hurricane Maria last month.

US Congress asks Facebook, Google, Twitter to testify on Russian meddling in 2016 election

Executives from Facebook, Alphabet Inc’s Google and Twitter have been asked to testify to the U.S. Congress in coming weeks as lawmakers probe Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. election, committee sources said on Wednesday.

Ford, Lyft partner to deploy self-driving cars

Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday it will collaborate with Lyft to deploy Ford self-driving vehicles on the ride services company’s network in large numbers by 2021.

Zuckerberg abandons new Facebook share class after shareholder lawsuit

Facebook Inc Chairman Mark Zuckerberg abandoned plans on Friday to create a new class of company stock with no voting power, which was meant to be a way for Zuckerberg to retain control over the company he founded while fulfilling a pledge to give away his wealth.

UN, Britain to push internet firms to remove extremist content quicker

The leaders of Britain, France and Italy would push social media companies on Wednesday to remove “terrorist content” from the internet within one to two hours of it appearing.

Twitter removed 299,649 accounts tied to terrorism in the first half of 2017

Twitter Inc said that its internal controls were allowing it to weed out accounts being used for the “promotion of terrorism” earlier rather than responding to government requests to close them down.

France, Germany, Italy, Spain want to tax tech giants on revenues, not just profits

France, Germany, Italy and Spain want digital multinationals like Amazon and Google to be taxed in Europe based on their revenues, rather than only profits as now, their finance ministers said in a joint letter.

Facebook’s Watch goes up against YouTube for ads revenue

Facebook Inc launched its Watch video service to United States users on Thursday with plans to allow people to submit shows, as the No. 1 social media network vies with Alphabet Inc’s YouTube for advertising revenue.

Uber picks savvy dealmaker, not ‘tech bro’ as new CEO

Dara Khosrowshahi may have been the compromise choice for Uber Technologies Inc’s new chief executive.

Uber investor Benchmark sues Travis Kalanick for fraud

Venture capital firm Benchmark Capital is suing former Uber Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick to force him off the board of the ride-services company and rescind his ability to fill three board seats, according to the lawsuit.

Facebook makes new bid for TV viewers with expanded video

Facebook Inc made its biggest move to date to compete in the television market by expanding its video offerings with programming ranging from professional women’s basketball to a safari show and a parenting programme, media reports on Thursday.

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