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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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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Uber expands international headquarters in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The U.S. ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] said on Wednesday it will move its international headquarters in Amsterdam to a larger building ahead of plans to increase staff to 1,000 from 400....

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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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Online advertisers sign up to better standards

BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A broad coalition of advertising trade groups, ad buyers and sellers from Western Europe and the United States have urged the industry to stop using annoying online marketing formats that have fuelled the rapid rise of ad-blockers....

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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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Supreme Court gets rid of delay defense in patent cases

(Reuters) - A U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Tuesday in a lawsuit over adult diapers will make it more difficult for companies accused of patent infringement to shoot down lawsuits because the plaintiffs waited too long to bring them....

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Twitter software helps find, ban users advocating violence

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc said on Tuesday it had stepped up efforts to rid its social network of posts from users advocating political or religious violence, and was increasingly using software to find them rather than relying on reports from users or governments....

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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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