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Facebook Inc came under further pressure from lawmakers, investors, advertisers and users on Thursday, the day after Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg admitted the social media network made mistakes in letting 50 million users' data get into the hands of political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.
President Donald Trump's administration urged a federal judge on Thursday to block AT&T Inc's proposed $85 billion merger with Time Warner Inc, saying the deal would hand the company a "weapon" to harm competition and raise consumer prices.
Britain announced a task force on Thursday to exploit the technology underpinning cryptoassets, such as bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, as part of new plans to help fintech companies find more customers.
Norway said on Thursday it wants to buy electric passenger planes in the coming years to help slow climate change, building on its success with big tax breaks that have made it the world leader in electric car sales.
CSRA Inc, the target of rival bids from General Dynamics and CACI International Inc, said on Thursday it had partnered with Alphabet Inc's Google Cloud.
The fatal accident involving an Uber self-driving car cranks up pressure on the self-driving vehicle industry to prove its software and sensors are safe in the absence of strong government standards, experts in the field said.
Naspers <NPNJn.J> is cutting its stake in lucrative Chinese investment Tencent <0700.HK> by as much as 2 percent in a deal that could net the South African media and e-commerce group up to $11 billion.
Global tech giants including Facebook and Twitter on Thursday expressed concern about a possible Singapore plan to bring in a new law to tackle the threat of fake news, saying sufficient rules are already in place.
BMW <BMWG.DE> will not mass produce electric cars until 2020 because its current technology is not profitable enough to scale up for volume production, the chief executive said on Thursday.
Mexico's landmark wholesale national mobile network launched this week, but without a single major wireless carrier on board, renewing debate about how best to boost competition in the telecom sector dominated by billionaire Carlos Slim.
A U.S. Senate subcommittee on Thursday sought information from a Cambridge University researcher about how the personal data of 50 million Facebook users landed in the hands of a political consulting firm that worked for U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign.
The Bank of England will set up its own fintech hub to find ways to use the kind of technology that has spawned digital currencies such as bitcoin and which could eventually help boost Britain's economy, a top BoE official said on Thursday.
A Canadian town known for its annual theater festival is emerging as a hub of "snowtonomous" research, as automakers face demands to produce self-driving cars that can perform in snow and sleet.
U.S. carmaker Ford Motor Co <F.N> and India's Mahindra & Mahindra <MAHM.NS> said on Thursday they have signed an agreement to develop midsize and compact sports utility vehicles (SUV) and an electric vehicle, which Ford could also potentially sell in other markets outside India.
Efforts by Britain's information watchdog to investigate Cambridge Analytica - the company at the center of a storm over its use of Facebook data - were delayed on Thursday when a judge adjourned for 24 hours its application to search the company's head office.
Germany's second-largest bank, Commerzbank, has suspended advertising on Facebook until further notice, after a massive leak of user data, its head of brand strategy told the Handelsblatt business daily.
The Republican chairman and top Democrat of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee said on Thursday they will in the coming days formally ask Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg to testify, saying the company has left many questions unanswered about its data privacy practices.
A British parliamentary committee has recalled the suspended chief executive of Cambridge Analytica to face further questions over his role in the harvesting of Facebook data after finding "inconsistencies" in his previous testimony.
Israel is investigating Facebook Inc. over possible infringement of its citizens' privacy following reports that British consultancy Cambridge Analytica improperly accessed users' information, the Justice Ministry said on Thursday.