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Next: Verizon, AT&T suspend adverts on Google

Next: Verizon, AT&T suspend adverts on Google

Written by on March 23, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

(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. Verizon and AT&T joined a list of well-known British brands such as retailer […]

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Disruption in banking as Indian telecoms deals done in-house

Disruption in banking as Indian telecoms deals done in-house

Written by on March 22, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

HONG KONG/MUMBAI (Reuters) – Investment banking business in India should be enjoying bumper fees after a record year of dealmaking. It’s not, and big banks blame in-house teams of advisers that have proliferated as the country’s top family-owned conglomerates tighten their grip. This week’s $23 billion tie-up between Idea Cellular, controlled by the Aditya Birla […]

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Adobe and Microsoft team up for shared data – Experience Cloud meets Dynamics

Adobe and Microsoft team up for shared data – Experience Cloud meets Dynamics

Written by on March 22, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Microsoft Corp and Adobe Systems Inc are joining to make their respective sales and marketing software products more potent competitors to Salesforce.com Inc and Oracle Corp offerings, the two firms said Monday. On the eve of San Jose, California-based Adobe‚Äôs annual user conference, the company said that it will work with Microsoft to […]

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Twitter suspended 377,000 ‘terrorism’ accounts in six months

Twitter suspended 377,000 ‘terrorism’ accounts in six months

Written by on March 22, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

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. U.S. and European governments have been pressuring social media companies […]

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Google and Jigsaw to offer election cyber protection – free of charge

Google and Jigsaw to offer election cyber protection – free of charge

Written by on March 21, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

FRANKFURT/AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Google and sister company Jigsaw are joining forces to defend election organizers and civic groups against cyber attacks free of charge as the broader tech industry seeks to fend off criticism that it is not doing enough to stop online efforts to distort elections. The growing frequency of politically-motivated online attacks — […]

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British firms boycott Google after YouTube content fiasco

British firms boycott Google after YouTube content fiasco

Written by on March 21, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Google apologized on Monday for allowing ads to appear alongside offensive videos on YouTube as more high-profile firms such as Marks & Spencer and HSBC pulled advertising for British markets from Google sites. The British government has suspended its advertising on YouTube after some public sector ads appeared next to videos carrying homophobic […]

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Bitcoin regains footing after hefty three-day drop in value

Bitcoin regains footing after hefty three-day drop in value

Written by on March 20, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – Bitcoin regained its footing on Monday, having suffered its heftiest falls since early 2015 between Thursday and Saturday as investors sold the digital currency on worries about its future. Having soared to an all-time high of $1,350 on the Bitstamp exchange on March 10, on speculation that regulators could approve the first […]

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Trouble deepens at Uber as new President leaves

Trouble deepens at Uber as new President leaves

Written by on March 20, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Ride services company Uber Technologies Inc has been thrust deeper into turmoil with the departure of company president Jeff Jones, a marketing expert hired to help soften its often abrasive image. Jones quit less than seven months after joining the San Francisco company, an Uber spokesman said on Sunday. In a […]

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Vodafone and Idea officially merge to become India’s biggest

Vodafone and Idea officially merge to become India’s biggest

Written by on March 20, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Britain’s Vodafone Group and Idea Cellular agreed on Monday to merge their Indian operations to create the country’s biggest telecoms business in a bid to contest a brutal price war sparked by new rival Reliance. The combined Vodafone-Idea group would have almost 400 million customers, or 35 percent market share, with an […]

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UK Government suspends adverts from Google, YouTube

UK Government suspends adverts from Google, YouTube

Written by on March 17, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain on Friday will question executives from Google over why advertisements marketing the government’s services were appearing alongside videos carrying hate speech and extremist content on its YouTube website. A spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said Google would be attending a meeting at the Cabinet Office later on Friday after the […]

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