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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.
Japan's Toshiba Corp faces a Friday deadline to win Chinese antitrust approval to sell its prized $18 billion memory-chip business by end-March, raising the possibility the deadline may be missed and that it will seek alternatives such as an IPO.
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is planning a mainland listing via depositary receipts that could come as early as the middle of this year, Thomson Reuters unit IFR reported, citing a person with knowledge of the matter.
Facebook Inc will be removed from the Australia-based BetaShares Global Sustainability Leaders Exchange Traded Fund (ETHI) due to recent "controversies", its Responsible Investment Committee (RIC) said on Friday.
China's Tencent Holdings Ltd <0700.HK> saw its shares down 4.51 percent at the midday trading break on Friday after the internet firm's largest shareholder, Naspers Ltd <NPNJn.J>, said it would lower its stake for the first time in 17 years.
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd shareholders approved a stock split on Friday making it easier for retail shareholders to hold shares in the tech giant, at an annual meeting also dogged by concerns about global trade tensions.
China's capital city has given the green light to tech giant Baidu Inc to test self-driving cars on city streets, indicating strong support for the budding sector even as the industry reels from a fatal accident in the United States.
The inexorable advance of esports will break new ground next month when the NBA becomes the first American professional sports organization to operate an esports league.
The U.S. Justice Department squared off on Thursday with AT&T Inc in a long anticipated trial, as the two sides disputed whether AT&T's $85 billion purchase of Time Warner Inc would be good for consumers or an expensive drag on innovation.
Japan's financial watchdog on Friday issued a warning to Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange Binance for operating without registration, the latest move by regulators to tighten standards in the country's digital money industry.
South Africa's Naspers <NPNJn.J> has raised $9.8 billion from the sale of a 2 percent stake in Chinese investment Tencent <0700.HK> to strengthen its balance sheet and fund growth in its e-commerce businesses, it said on Friday.
The Japan Fair Trade Commission said on Friday that it would press criminal charges against four construction firms for suspected collusion over contracts for an $80 billion high-speed magnetic levitation (maglev) train line.
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd expects uncertainty from trade protectionism and geopolitical risk to persist throughout the year, its chairman of the board said on Friday.
EU leaders on Thursday urged social networks to guarantee transparent practices and fully protect personal information as pressure piled on Facebook after allegations that data from 50 million of its users was mishandled.
JPMorgan Chase & Co <JPM.N> is considering a spin-off of its marquee blockchain project Quorum believing independence from the bank could increase the platform's appeal, sources familiar with the matter 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 increase competition in the telecom sector dominated by billionaire Carlos Slim.
The cryptocurrency trading marketplace could be improved by applying some of the principles from the stock market such as best execution and surveillance, a senior U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission official said on Thursday.
The European Union is planning to apply tougher consumer laws to social media networks and email providers like Facebook <FB.O> and Google's Gmail <GOOGL.O> as scrutiny of data protection grows in the wake of an outcry over Facebook's handling of data.
(This version of the March 15 story has been refiled to fixes law firm organization type in 18th paragraph to LLP from PLLC)
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.