Snap pops 9 percent after winning second 'buy' recommendation

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Shares of Snap Inc jumped 9 percent on Wednesday after the owner of messaging app Snapchat received a second analyst "buy" rating following a red-hot public listing this month and with Wall Street skeptical about its lofty valuation....

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Missed, not missing: Richard Simmons' withdrawal sparks fascination - Entertainment

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Officially, Richard Simmons is not missing. His publicist, manager, brother and two LAPD officers have all said the 68-year-old fitness guru is doing fine. But he has been missing from the spotlight for three years — and that was enough for a former producer of The Daily Show, to create the Missing Richard Simmons podcast...

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Verizon, AT T suspend ads from Google over offensive videos

(Reuters) - U.S. wireless carriers Verizon Communications Inc and AT&T Inc said on Wednesday they have suspended digital advertising on Google's YouTube and other advertising platforms not related to search over concerns that their ads may have run next to extremist videos....

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EU's Vestager says analyzing Facebook reply to WhatsApp probe

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager said on Wednesday she was reviewing Facebook's response to charges the U.S. social network provided misleading information during its bid for messaging service WhatsApp which may result in a hefty fine for the company....

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Canada seeks to end Uber's tax advantage over taxi companies

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The new national budget unveiled Wednesday by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal government took aim at ride-sharing providers such as Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL], looking to end a tax advantage they have over traditional taxi companies....

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Google adds audio-only calls to Duo, file sharing to Allo

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Google said on Wednesday it would offer an audio-only option on its Duo video calls service to help users communicate using poor-quality connections, and was adding a feature to permit file sharing in group chats on its Allo messaging App....

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