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EU frees up cross-border online shopping

The European Union have agreed to lift barriers to consumers shopping online for cheaper goods and services in other EU countries, with the rules to take effect late next year.

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Google's Missouri problem mirrors woes in EU

As an aggressive antitrust investigation plays out in Europe against Google, its practices have drawn comparatively little scrutiny from regulators on the US side of the Atlantic. But the midwest state of Missouri wants to ...

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Qualcomm rejects Broadcom's $103 billion offer

Qualcomm rejected an unsolicited, $103 billion offer from Broadcom, saying that the proposal is significantly undervalued and that a tie-up between the massive chipmakers would face substantial regulatory resistance.

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Colossal SoftBank fund could shake up tech world

Japan-based SoftBank is sending tremors through the tech world with a massive new venture capital fund for investing in startups that's expected to dominate the industry so thoroughly it's playfully referred to as a "gorilla."

Alibaba takes record $25 bn on 'Singles Day'

Chinese online shoppers spent a record $25 billion on this year's "Singles Day" promotion run by e-commerce giant Alibaba, up nearly 40 percent from last year, figures showed on Sunday.

News Corp reports profit jump to $87 mn

US media group News Corp said Thursday it returned to profit in the past quarter, as it saw improvements in digital subscriptions at the Wall Street Journal and other newspapers.

UK panel rules Uber drivers have rights on wages, time off

Uber lost the latest round in the battle over its operating model Friday, when a British panel ruled that the company's drivers are workers, not independent contractors, in a decision with broad implications for the so-called ...

Supreme Court takes a technological step forward

Surely but slowly, the Supreme Court is entering the 21st century. The court is making new legal filings available online starting Monday, years behind the rest of the federal court system.

Uber IPO 'target' is 2019: CEO

Uber is on track for a 2019 public stock offering and the plan is not dependent on new funding from Japan's SoftBank, the global ride-sharing giant's CEO said Thursday.

Kindle with your kale? Amazon to open shops in Whole Foods

You may see more of Amazon inside Whole Foods soon: The online retailer, which has already been selling its voice-activated Echos at Whole Foods, will start to sell Kindles, Fire tablets and other Amazon devices at its grocery ...

Apple defends tax setup amid reports

For years, Apple and other multinational firms have faced inquiries from government authorities about tactics they employed to lower their tax bills.

WeChat Pay arrives in Paris department stores

Chinese tourists visiting Paris are now able to pay for their purchases in two of the city's famous department stores with their smartphones, thanks the adoption of the payment app of the popular Chinese social media network, ...

Snap shares dive as loss widens

Shares of Snapchat parent Snap plunged Tuesday after reporting a widening loss and user numbers that fell short of market expectations.

China's Tencent takes 12% stake in Snapchat parent

Snapchat parent Snap Inc. disclosed Wednesday that Chinese tech giant Tencent had taken a 12 percent stake, a sign of confidence in the social network that has delivered disappointing results since its share offering this ...

Surf's up for startups at Web Summit 2017

The next generation of Internet giants gather this week in Portugal for four days of tech-fuelled networking, nights out and—for the first time this year—surfing of the offline variety.

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