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21 US states sue to keep net neutrality

A group of 21 U.S. state attorneys general filed suit to challenge the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to do away with net neutrality on Tuesday while Democrats said they needed just one more vote in the Senate to repeal the FCC ruling.

iPhones addiction profitable – Apple

Apple Inc investors on Tuesday shrugged off concerns raised by two shareholders about kids getting hooked on iPhones, saying that for now a little addiction might not be a bad thing for profits.

Ex-Google engineer James Damore sues for discrimination

A former Google engineer fired after he asserted in a memo that biological causes were behind tech industry gender inequality sued his former employer on Monday, saying he was discriminated against as a white man with conservative political views.

Security flaws put phones, computers at risk

Security researchers have disclosed a set of security flaws that they said could let hackers steal sensitive information from nearly every modern computing device containing chips from Intel Corp, Advanced Micro Devices Inc and ARM Holdings.

Facebook defends itself against social media critics

Facebook Inc on Friday struck back against scientific researchers and tech industry insiders who have criticized the world’s biggest social media network and its competitors for transforming how people behave and express emotion.

Google launches artificial intelligence research centre in China

Alphabet Inc’s Google says on Wednesday it is opening an artificial intelligence (AI) research centre in China to target the country’s local talent, even as the United States search firm’s products remain blocked in the country.

YouTube pulled from Amazon devices, escalating ongoing spat

Rare public spat in the technology industry escalated when Google said it would block its video streaming application YouTube from two Amazon.com Inc devices.

SoftBank offers to buy Uber shares at a $48 billion valuation

Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp is offering to purchase shares of Uber Technologies Inc at a valuation of $48 billion, a 30 percent discount to its most recent valuation of $68.5 billion, a person familiar with the matter said on Monday.

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.

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