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Exxon, Ben & Jerry's among buyers of $256 million in political ads on Facebook

1 hour 59 min ago
Facebook Inc's new searchable database of U.S. political ads reveals that companies such as Exxon Mobil Corp, Ben & Jerry's and Penzeys Spices are cumulatively spending millions of dollars to encourage voting and influence how Americans vote.

CityFibre to invest 2.5 billion pounds in full-fiber for UK homes

3 hours 5 min ago
CityFibre, a British broadband operator backed by Goldman Sachs, said it would spend 2.5 billion pounds ($3.25 billion) on rolling out fiber networks in 37 towns and cities, offering ultra-fast connections to as many as 5 million homes.

Target's two-day holiday shipping option beats Amazon, Walmart

4 hours 22 min ago
Target Corp, aiming to one-up retail rivals during the upcoming U.S. holiday shopping season, said on Tuesday it was adding more delivery and pickup options for online shoppers to have items shipped to their homes or ready for quick pick-up at local stores.

Web performance software company Cloudflare readies IPO -sources

4 hours 59 min ago
Cloudflare Inc, a U.S. startup whose software makes websites load faster and with greater security, is preparing for an initial public offering (IPO) that could value it at more than $3.5 billion, people familiar with the matter said.

Wealthfront to offer automated financial planning tool for free

5 hours 2 min ago
Wealthfront, one of the largest digital wealth management startups known as "robo-advisors", will offer its automated financial planning tool for free by the end of the year, as it seeks to grow its customer base, it said on Tuesday.

Target expands delivery, pickup options ahead of U.S. holiday season

5 hours 31 min ago
Target Corp, aiming to one-up retail rivals during the upcoming U.S. holiday shopping season, said on Tuesday it was adding more delivery and pickup options for online shoppers to have items shipped to their homes or ready for quick pick-up at a local store.

Despite Brazil election turmoil, Facebook stands by WhatsApp limits

5 hours 44 min ago
Facebook Inc's messaging service WhatsApp has no plans to change its group messaging limits in Brazil, an executive said on Tuesday, resisting calls from the leading presidential candidate to allow easier forwarding of viral messages.

Apple plans to launch TV subscription service globally: The Information

5 hours 53 min ago
Apple Inc is planning to launch its upcoming TV subscription service in more than 100 countries, technology news website the Information reported on Tuesday, citing three people familiar with the situation.

SoftBank's Son cancels Saudi conference speech: sources

5 hours 54 min ago
SoftBank Group Corp Chief Executive Masayoshi Son, whose $93 billion Vision Fund drew nearly half its money from Saudi Arabia, canceled a speaking engagement at the kingdom's investment conference this week, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

FCC moves to open more spectrum to connected devices

6 hours 9 min ago
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously on Tuesday to open additional spectrum to the growing number of connected devices as it studies whether to tap another largely unused block.

Facebook launches searchable database for U.S. political ad spending

7 hours 47 min ago
Facebook Inc on Tuesday unveiled a searchable database that will provide information on spending by advertisers for political ads and issues of national importance in the run-up to the midterm elections.

Apple's Cook set to back strong privacy laws in Europe, U.S. at Brussels event

8 hours 23 min ago
Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook is expected to praise new European privacy rules and to voice the company's support for strong laws in Europe and the United States to protect the use of data, according to prepared remarks for delivery at a Brussels event.

Facebook's WhatsApp says no plan to lift forwarding limit in Brazil

8 hours 27 min ago
Facebook Inc's popular messaging service WhatsApp has no plan to lift its limit on the number of people who can receive a forwarded message in Brazil, an executive for the company told reporters on Tuesday.

Dyson chooses Singapore over Britain to build electric car

8 hours 28 min ago
James Dyson, the billionaire British inventor of the bagless vacuum cleaner, has chosen to build his electric car in Singapore to be close to Asian customers, supply chains and a highly skilled workforce.

London's popularity as tech hub slumps ahead of Brexit

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 23:30
London's popularity among Europe's tech startup hubs has slumped as Brexit approaches and the city only kept its top spot in an European industry survey published on Tuesday by a narrow margin.

Verizon beats Wall Street estimates, shares hit 18-year high

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 22:46
Verizon Communications Inc reported quarterly profit and net new phone subscribers well ahead of Wall Street estimates on Tuesday, as customers took advantage of its subsidies for Apple Inc's latest iPhones late in the quarter.

Autodesk, Flex veterans raise $179 million for manufacturing startup

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 21:15
A group of former executives from Autodesk Inc and Flex Ltd has raised $179 million in venture capital for a manufacturing startup that aims to use a combination of robots and new software to remove much of the manual labor from manufacturing electronic devices.

SoftBank CEO Son won't speak at Saudi conference: source

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 21:05
SoftBank Group Corp Chief Executive Masayoshi Son, whose $93 billion Vision Fund drew nearly half its money from Saudi Arabia, canceled a speaking engagement at the kingdom's investment conference this week, a person close to the matter told Reuters.

Nissan Leaf gets approval for vehicle-to-grid use in Germany

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 21:01
Nissan's Leaf became the first electric vehicle (EV) to secure regulatory approval as an energy backstop for Germany's electricity grid, the Japanese carmaker said on Tuesday, something it hopes will attract corporate fleet customers.

Apple supplier AMS hit by forecast doubts amid chip slowdown

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 20:49
Apple chip supplier AMS AG disappointed investors with its fourth quarter forecast, knocking 25 percent off the value of its shares despite the Austrian firm winning deals with other smartphone makers.

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