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Yahoo announces first round of layoffs as it trims 15 percent of workforce

SAN FRANCISCO Yahoo Inc announced Wednesday it will lay off 107 employees in the first of what is expected to be more than 1,500 job cuts.

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Google says U.S. guidance crucial to development of self-driving cars

WASHINGTON/DETROIT Alphabet Inc's Google unit told U.S. auto safety regulators that the government's interpretation of motor vehicle safety rules is "extremely important" to its further development of fully self-driving cars. | Video

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Google to scrub web search results more widely to soothe EU objections

BRUSSELS Google will start scrubbing search results across all its websites when accessed from a European country to soothe the objections of Europe's privacy regulators to its implementation of a landmark EU ruling, a person close to the company said.

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'FarmVille' creator Zynga forecasts lower-than-expected bookings

"FarmVille" creator Zynga Inc forecast lower-than-expected bookings in the current quarter, as the company expects to release only one game in the period.

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U.S. lawmakers seek to bar states from mandating encryption weaknesses

WASHINGTON U.S. House of Representatives lawmakers will introduce bipartisan legislation on Wednesday that would prohibit states from requiring tech companies to build encryption weaknesses into their products.

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Storyful editor to join Facebook to manage journalism partnerships

NEW YORK The managing editor of News Corp's social media news agency Storyful said on Wednesday she is leaving to manage journalism partnerships at Facebook Inc , as the social network broadens its push into news.

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