News highlights – 7 November

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News highlights for 7 November

REUTERS/Stefanie Loos

REUTERS/Stefanie Loos

UK privacy watchdog says Facebook has paused using customer WhatsApp data

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Britain’s privacy watchdog said on Monday that Facebook has agreed to suspend using data from UK users of its WhatsApp messaging app for advertisements or product-improvement purposes after the watchdog said consumers weren’t properly protected. Read more…

Meanwhile Facebook testing jobs board, to go against LinkedIn?

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc said on Monday, it was testing a feature that would let page administrators create job postings and receive applications from candidates, a move that could pressure LinkedIn Corp’s recruiting business. Read more…

News Corp posts loss – is this the beginning of the end of print advertising?

Nov 7 (Reuters) – News Corp, the owner of the Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires and book publisher HarperCollins, reported a quarterly loss as it struggles to cope with a decline in newspaper advertising sales. Read more…

NBCUniversal to sell ads for Apple News app

(Reuters) – Comcast Corp’s NBCUniversal will begin selling ads for Apple Inc’s News app next year in an exclusive deal, the companies announced on Monday. Apple will outsource the selling to NBCUniversal, which already has relationships with many major U.S. advertisers. Read more…

Wal-Mart in talks to expand options in its Pay app

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc is in talks with several mobile wallet companies to offer more payment options in its Wal-Mart Pay app, an executive at the world’s largest retailer said, after signing up JPMorgan Chase & Co last week. Read more…

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