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Amazon starts Australian trial after months of hype

SYDNEY Amazon.com Inc's Australian arm began an order-taking trial on Thursday, giving life to the hype which has preceded its arrival in the world's No. 12 economy and weighed on the shares of the brick-and-mortar retail sector.

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YouTube steps up takedowns as concerns about kids' videos grow

YouTube stepped up enforcement of its guidelines for videos aimed at children, the unit of Alphabet Inc's Google said on Wednesday, responding to criticism that it has failed to protect children from adult content.

Nov 22 2017

Uber's messy data breach collides with launch of SoftBank deal

TORONTO/SAN FRANCISCO A newspaper advertisement for an Uber Technologies Inc stock sale was juxtaposed on Wednesday with a report that the ride-service provider had covered up a data hack - something of a metaphor for Uber, a company with boundless investor interest, but whose penchant for rule-breaking has led to a series of scandals.

Cybersecurity Nov 22 2017

Broadcom considering sweetened Qualcomm bid: sources

Chipmaker Broadcom Ltd is considering raising its offer to buy rival Qualcomm Inc by offering more of its own stock, following consultation with several of Qualcomm's top shareholders, according to people familiar with the matter.

Nov 22 2017

Peter Thiel sells most of remaining Facebook stake

Facebook Inc's first major investor Peter Thiel has sold three-quarters of his remaining stake in the social network as part of a previously established trading plan, a regulatory filing showed.

Facebook Nov 22 2017

HPE CEO Whitman's surprise exit stumps Wall Street

Shares of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co fell 6 percent on Wednesday after Chief Executive Officer Meg Whitman's decision to step down from the role took Wall Street by surprise.

Nov 22 2017