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Ride-hailing company Lyft partners with Hertz, Shell

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Lyft has partnered with Hertz Global Holdings Inc to offer rental cars to its drivers, the ride-hailing company said on Thursday. Source
Posted On 08 Oct 2015

Sao Paulo mayor proposes regulations for Uber, avoiding ban

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Sao Paulo will introduce new regulations to govern ride-sharing services such as Uber instead of backing an outright ban proposed by local Brazilian lawmakers, the mayor of South America’s biggest city said on Thursday. Source
Posted On 08 Oct 2015

A majority of U.S. adults now use social media: Pew study

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Social media usage among American adults has ballooned in the past decade with about two-thirds now on social networking sites, Pew Research Center said on Thursday. Source
Posted On 08 Oct 2015

From sadness to wow, Facebook launches reaction buttons beyond like

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Like it or not, Facebook Inc’s trademark “like” button is set to get more expressive. Source
Posted On 08 Oct 2015

Amazon launches platform to build apps for ‘Internet of Things’

(Reuters) – Inc’s cloud business, Amazon Web Services, has launched a service to help customers build applications to connect devices through the cloud, the so-called “Internet of Things”. Source
Posted On 08 Oct 2015

Big Cisco bet on France offers relief from Air France fiasco

PARIS (Reuters) – Still reeling from front page images of shirtless Air France executives fleeing angry workers, the French government got a welcome boost on Thursday for its campaign to attract foreign investment from U.S. tech group Cisco. Source
Posted On 08 Oct 2015

Apple Pay to expand to Starbucks, Chili’s, KFC

HALF MOON BAY, Calif (Reuters) – Starbucks Corp coffee shops will begin accepting Apple Inc’s mobile payment system in a pilot program starting this year, Apple Vice President Jennifer Bailey said on Thursday. Source
Posted On 08 Oct 2015

PC shipments fall 7.7 percent in third quarter: Gartner

(Reuters) – Research firm Gartner Inc said worldwide shipments of personal computers fell 7.7 percent to 73.7 million units in the third quarter as a stronger dollar made them costlier. Source
Posted On 08 Oct 2015

Alibaba’s Ma says concerns about China consumption overdone

(Reuters) – Alibaba Group Holding Ltd Chairman Jack Ma said he doesn’t think consumption will decline in China as the economy slows, terming such concerns an “overreaction.” Source
Posted On 08 Oct 2015

Amazon considering online TV service: Bloomberg

(Reuters) – Inc is considering the creation of a live online TV service and has reached out to networks such as CBS Corp and Comcast’s NBCUniversal to express interest in carrying their channels, Bloomberg reported. Source
Posted On 08 Oct 2015