News highlights – 10 May

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News highlights for 10 May

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EU to launch new, wider ranging anti-trust investigations

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union plans to launch more antitrust investigations into e-commerce companies after a two-year inquiry uncovered business practices that restrict competition, the European Commission said on Wednesday. Read more…

China tech investments look at Israel over US

HONG KONG/TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Struggling to seal deals in the United States as regulatory scrutiny tightens, Chinese companies looking to invest in promising technology are finding a warmer welcome for their cash in Israel. Read more…

French news sites pushed offline by cyber attack

PARIS (Reuters) – Several French news companies, including Le Monde and Le Figaro, said their websites went temporarily offline on Wednesday because a company that helps speed delivery of their content was hit by a cyber attack. Read more…

New York State to allow testing of autonomous cars

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday that the state will allow testing of autonomous vehicles on public roads, potentially leaving perplexed New Yorkers wondering who to flip off when they jaywalk in front of a car without a driver. Read more…

Facebook says it will demote clickbait advertising sites

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook <FB.O> is planning to intensify its crackdown on so-called clickbait websites, saying it will begin giving lower prominence to links that lead to pages full of deceptive or annoying advertisements. Read more…

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