(Reuters) – IRobot, the maker of the popular Roomba robotic vacuum, brought a string of lawsuits on Monday accusing rivals including The Hoover Co and Black & Decker Corp of using its patented technology without permission. Source
BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s Ant Financial has sweetened its bid for MoneyGram International Inc by over a third, beating a rival offer to gain approval from the U.S. electronic payment firm’s board, although it still faces regulatory hurdles. Source
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Shares of Snap fell 1.5 percent on Monday as the Snapchat owner faced criticism for comments allegedly made by its CEO about not prioritizing growth in India and Spain because they were “poor” countries. Source
TOKYO (Reuters) – The state-backed fund Innovation Network Corp of Japan is looking at the auction of Toshiba Corp’s chip unit but did not participate in first-round bidding, INCJ Chairman Toshiyuki Shiga said on Tuesday. Source
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Ride-services company Uber Technologies Inc may be required to provide passengers a way to tip their drivers, despite its longstanding resistance, if a plan by New York City’s taxi regulator is implemented. Source
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google will open up its popular Android mobile operating system to rival search engines in Russia as part of a deal to settle a two-year dispute with Russian competition authorities. Source
(Reuters) – A real estate brokerage controlled by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Monday announced a marketing agreement with Juwai.com, China’s largest international property website, to attract wealthy Chinese citizens hoping to buy homes in the...
SAO PAULO (Reuters) – A judge in Brazil’s biggest city ruled this week that a driver using the Uber [UBER.UL] ride-hailing app is an employee of the San-Francisco-based company, threatening its business model in one of its biggest markets. Source