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Brazil's Rousseff tops off U.S. tour with Silicon Valley visit

SAN FRANCISCO - Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff capped off her U.S. tour on Wednesday with a visit to Silicon Valley, where she met with top technology executives and took a ride in Google Inc's self-driving car. | Video

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Visa joins MasterCard, AmEx in ending use for Backpage sex ads

CHICAGO - Visa Inc said on Wednesday it is joining MasterCard Inc and American Express Co in barring its credit cards from being used to pay for ads on Backpage.com following a request from a Chicago sheriff who said the site is used by sex traffickers.

U.S. 01 Jul 2015

UK's Playtech expands online trading with Ava Trade buy

- Playtech Plc, founded by Israeli billionaire Teddy Sagi, said it had agreed to buy currency trading platform Ava Trade for $105 million to expand its online trading platform.

01 Jul 2015

After wifi at the Taj, Modi revives campaign for 'digital' India

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI - India is reinvigorating an $18 billion campaign to provide fast internet connections for all, with a "digital week" aimed at popularizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's campaign promise to connect 250,000 villages in India by 2019.

01 Jul 2015

YouTube not liable on copyright, but needs to do more: German court

DUESSELDORF/FRANKFURT - A German court reaffirmed on Wednesday that YouTube was only responsible for blocking copyright-infringing videos which had been brought to its attention, but the judicial panel said the Google video unit could do more to stop breaches.

01 Jul 2015

BMW manager: could imagine partnerships with IT firms

MUNICH - BMW is open to building cars for other companies such as Google or Apple, the automaker's production chief said on Wednesday, adding that there are currently no such talks.

01 Jul 2015