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#NoRussiaNoGames: Twitter ‘bots’ boost Russian backlash against Olympic ban

MOSCOW (Reuters) – What began as a grassroots online campaign featuring a schoolboy has grown into a mass hashtag protest against Russia’s exclusion from the Winter Olympics – backed by what appear to be fake Twitter accounts and users connected to past...
Posted On 08 Dec 2017

NiceHash says attacked probably from non-EU IP address

LJUBLJANA (Reuters) – A Slovenian cryptocurrency mining marketplace, NiceHash, which lost about $64 million worth of bitcoin in a hack on its payment system on Wednesday, said the attack was probably made from a non-EU IP address. Source
Posted On 08 Dec 2017

Toshiba, Western Digital aiming to settle chip dispute next week: sources

TOKYO (Reuters) – Toshiba Corp and Western Digital Corp have agreed in principle to settle a dispute over the Japanese firm’s plans to sell its $18 billion chip unit and aim to have a final agreement in place next week, sources familiar with the matter said. Source
Posted On 08 Dec 2017

Spotify and Tencent Music to buy stakes in each other

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Music streaming company Spotify and the music arm of China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd will buy minority stakes in each other ahead of the Swedish firm’s expected stock market listing next year, the companies said on Friday. Source
Posted On 08 Dec 2017

Ericsson may make Digital goodwill impairment after revamp

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Ericsson said on Friday it may have to book a goodwill impairment in its struggling digital services and media businesses, potentially hitting the Swedish mobile network equipment maker’s operating income but not its cashflow. Source
Posted On 08 Dec 2017

SoftBank to invest $300 million in food delivery firm DoorDash: Recode

(Reuters) – SoftBank Group Corp plans to invest around $300 million into DoorDash, a San Francisco-based food delivery startup, Recode reported. Source
Posted On 08 Dec 2017

Exclusive: Bangladesh Bank, NY Fed discuss suing Manila bank for heist damages

DHAKA (Reuters) – Bangladesh’s central bank has asked the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to join a lawsuit it plans to file against a Philippines bank for its role in one of the world’s biggest cyber-heists, several sources said. Source
Posted On 08 Dec 2017

Budweiser maker Anheuser-Busch reserves 40 Tesla electric trucks

(Reuters) – Budweiser beer maker Anheuser-Busch has reserved 40 Tesla Inc all-electric Semi trucks as it seeks to reduce fuel costs and vehicle emissions, the brewer said on Thursday. Source
Posted On 08 Dec 2017

Instagram testing standalone Direct messaging app

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s Instagram said on Thursday it was testing a standalone messaging app called Direct, making it the company’s third chat tool alongside its hugely popular WhatsApp and Messenger. Source
Posted On 08 Dec 2017

Walmex expands Wi-Fi in Mexican stores, pushing online shopping

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Wal-Mart de Mexico said on Thursday that it will install Wi-Fi throughout all but one of its chains in Mexico by next summer, in an attempt to collect user data and drive online sales by familiarizing shoppers with technology. Source
Posted On 08 Dec 2017