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Disney, Microsoft among possible Twitter suitors: reports

A 3D-printed logo for Twitter is seen in this picture illustration made in Zenica(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co and Microsoft Corp joined a list of potential suitors for Twitter Inc, according to media reports on Monday. Twitter shares were marginally down at $23.33 in after-market trading. The microblogging service has reportedly started talks with a number of technology companies to sell itself, including Google parent Alphabet Inc and may receive a formal bid soon.



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U.S. senator seeks SEC probe of Yahoo disclosure on hacking

File photo of a man walking past a Yahoo logo during the Mobile World Congress in BarcelonaBy Dustin Volz and Jim Finkle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Senator Mark Warner on Monday asked the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate whether Yahoo and its senior executives fulfilled obligations to inform investors and the public about a hacking attack affecting 500 million user accounts. "Disclosure is the foundation of federal securities laws, and public companies are required to disclose material events that shareholders should know about," Warner said in a letter to SEC Chairwoman Mary Jo White. Yahoo has faced pointed questions about exactly when it knew about the 2014 cyber attack announced last week that exposed the email credentials of half a billion accounts, a critical issue for the company as it seeks to prevent the breach from affecting a pending takeover of its core business by Verizon Inc .



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New York launches ad campaign to fight anti-Muslim rhetoric, violence

New York City kicked off a social media advertising campaign on Monday to combat negative perceptions of Muslims and counteract increasing instances of threats and violence, officials said. Showing an array of photographs of Muslim men and women, the campaign reads "I am Muslim. Anti-Muslim sentiment has been playing a major role as the U.S. presidential race has heated up.
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German minister sets March deadline for fight against online hate

German Justice Minister Maas attends a cabinet meeting at Chancellery in BerlinJustice Minister Heiko Maas said on Monday the German government could take legal action against Facebook and other social media groups if they do not intensify their fight against illegal hate speech or Islamist "terror phantasies". Maas said Facebook, Twitter and Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc, were removing illegal content from the Internet more frequently and quickly, but more work was needed.



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LVMH's digital drive takes time despite Apple hire

A woman walks past a Louis Vuitton shop in BrusselsBy Astrid Wendlandt PARIS (Reuters) - When LVMH hired former Apple music executive Ian Rogers to craft a digital strategy, investors may have hoped for some quick results. Almost a year later, aside from drafting in more digitally-savvy people and taking part in a technology start-up fair, his impact on the world's biggest luxury goods group has yet to become visible. Changing mentalities and priorities at LVMH takes time, according to sources close to the 78 billion euro ($88 billion)group controlled by France's richest man, Bernard Arnault.



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Online groceries retailer FreshDirect raises $189 million

To match ANALYSIS story FRESHDIRECT/Online food delivery company FreshDirect LLC said on Monday it had raised $189 million in a round led by JPMorgan Asset Management, as it seeks to expand its geographic footprint. The funding will help Long Island City, New York-based FreshDirect expand its capacity and reach, as it builds on the initial success it has enjoyed in its home area. JPMorgan Asset Management led the fundraising round through its internet and digital media-focused PG Digital Growth Fund.



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Exclusive: Thailand considering tougher tax collection rules for internet, tech firms

A man holds his smartphone which displays the Google home page, in this picture illustration taken in Bordeaux, Southwestern FranceBy Manunphattr Dhanananphorn and Eveline Danubrata BANGKOK/JAKARTA (Reuters) - Thailand is studying plans to toughen tax collection rules for internet and technology firms like Alphabet Inc's Google, the head of the Revenue Department told Reuters, as the tax affairs of these firms comes under growing scrutiny in Southeast Asia. The plans would also cover the mobile transfers and internet payment sector, Prasong Poontaneat, director general of Thailand's Revenue Department, told Reuters.



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Tencent to donate 2 percent of profit as Chinese online charity grows

Tencent Chairman and CEO Pony Ma Huateng speaks during a news conference announcing the company's results in Hong KongBy Sijia Jiang HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese billionaire Pony Ma Huateng, the founder of internet group Tencent, on Friday said his company would donate 2 percent of its annual profit to charity and flagged growth in the use of mobile internet in China's philanthropy sector. Ma's pledge follows China's introduction of new laws earlier this month that provided a legal framework for approved internet companies to raise and manage funds for charity. It also comes days after Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan said they would donate more than $3 billion toward a plan to "cure, prevent or manage" all disease.



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Snapchat to offer camera-equipped sunglasses in first hardware push

A billboard displays the logo of Snapchat above Times Square in New YorkNEW YORK (Reuters) - Snap Inc, the newly renamed parent company of messaging app Snapchat, plans to start selling camera-equipped sunglasses starting this fall, Chief Executive Evan Spiegel told the Wall Street Journal in an interview. The sunglasses, dubbed Spectacles, will be sold via limited distribution for about $130, said Spiegel, who described the device as a toy. The first hardware to be sold by Snap, the sunglasses will record video from the user's perspective in 10-second increments that can be synched with his or her smart-phone. ...



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Peace activist tries to calm Charlotte protests with free hugs

(Reuters) - A peace activist in Charlotte, North Carolina, has been offering police and protesters free hugs in an attempt to calm three nights of unrest that have engulfed the city in the wake of the fatal shooting of a black man by police. In a video that was posted online on Thursday by the Free Hugs Project, activist Ken Nwadike is seen hugging two riot policemen at a protest on Wednesday. Protesters are then heard shouting abuse at Nwadike, who proceeds to explain his message and why he is offering free hugs.
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Facebook apologizes for overstating key ad metric

A man poses with a magnifier in front of a Facebook logo on display in this illustration taken in Sarajevo(Reuters) - Facebook Inc on Friday apologized for an error in the way it measured a key metric of video viewership that significantly amplified users' viewing times on its platform. At the time, Facebook had said that the "discrepancy" did not impact advertising billings and introduced newer metrics to replace the previous method. Facebook has made a significant strides into video, which has attracted significant advertising interest and has benefited from the shift in advertising spending toward the internet and other mobile platforms.



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Some Yahoo users close accounts amid fears breach could have ripple effects

File photo of a man walking past a Yahoo logo during the Mobile World Congress in BarcelonaMany Yahoo users rushed on Friday to close their accounts and change passwords as experts warned that the fallout from one of the largest cyber breaches in history could spill beyond the internet company's services. After Yahoo disclosed on Thursday that hackers had stolen the encrypted passwords and personal details of more than 500 million accounts in 2014, thousands of users took to social media to express anger that it had taken the company two years to uncover the data breach. "We're probably just going to dump Yahoo altogether," said Rick Hollister, 56, who owns a private investigation firm in Tallahassee, Florida.



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China's Huawei to start India smartphone production in Oct

Journalists attend the presentation of the Huawei's new smartphone in ParisBy Swati Bhat and Paul Carsten MUMBAI/BEJING (Reuters) - Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] will start making smartphones in India next month, the company said on Friday, joining a wave of compatriots setting up plants in the world's third-biggest mobile market. The plant will be operated with the Indian arm of electronics manufacturer Flextronics International Ltd in the southern Indian city of Chennai, Huawei said. India is trying to attract manufacturing into the country as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Make in India" initiative.



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Image purported to be Michelle Obama's passport posted online

U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama hosts Broadway Shines A Light on Girls' Education at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theater in Manhattan, New York, U.S.By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An image purported to be a scanned copy of U.S. first lady Michelle Obama?s passport was leaked online on Thursday alongside personal emails said to belong to a low-level White House staffer who worked with Hillary Clinton?s presidential campaign. The White House on Thursday declined to comment on their validity, but spokesman Josh Earnest said the administration was taking the matter seriously. "We're aware of those media reports, and it is something we're looking into," U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said at a news conference.



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Pope says journalism based on fear-mongering, gossip is form of 'terrorism'

Pope Francis speaks as he leads the weekly audience in Saint Peter's Square at the VaticanBy Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Journalism based on gossip or rumors is a form of "terrorism" and media that stereotype entire populations or foment fear of migrants are acting destructively, Pope Francis said on Thursday. Francis, who made his comments in an address to leaders of Italy's national journalists' guild, said reporters had to go the extra mile to seek the truth, particularly in an age of round-the-clock news coverage. "This is even more true for journalists because their voice can reach everyone and this is a very powerful weapon." In Italy, a number of newspapers are highly politicized and are regularly used to discredit those with differing political views, sometimes reporting unsubstantiated rumors about their private lives.



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Instagram says advertisers more than double in six months

A screen displays the Instagram logo during a presentation in New York(Reuters) - Facebook Inc's Instagram said on Thursday its advertising base more than doubled to exceed 500,000 in the last six months. Instagram, the popular picture-sharing app that uses Facebook's ad technology to target highly specific audiences, has gained traction as the preferred platform used by ad agencies for social media campaigns. The company, which was bought by Facebook for $1 billion in 2012, is expected to generate $1.5 billion in advertising revenue this year, according to research firm eMarketer.



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Rocket Internet trims losses, increases debt buyback

The logo of of Rocket Internet, a German venture capital group is pictured in illustration photo in SarajevoBy Emma Thomasson BERLIN (Reuters) - German e-commerce investor Rocket Internet reported progress on Thursday in cutting losses at its main start-ups with three set to generate profits by the end of 2017, while its shares were lifted by a plan to buy back convertible bonds. Rocket Internet shares, which have been hit by concerns about mounting losses and cuts to the valuation of some of the company's leading start-ups, were up 10.4 percent by 0920 GMT, but were still down a quarter on the year. Finance chief Peter Kimpel said Rocket was still working towards a goal of a public listing for one of its 10 main start-ups in food delivery, fashion and home furnishings in the coming months, but said timing would depend on market conditions.



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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative pledges $3 billion to fight disease

Priscilla Chan embraces her husband Mark Zuckerberg while announcing the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to "cure, prevent or manage all disease" by the end of the century during a news conference at UCSF Mission Bay in San FranciscoBy Deborah M. Todd SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan on Wednesday pledged more than $3 billion toward a plan to "cure, prevent or manage all disease within our children's lifetime." Speaking through tears at a San Francisco event to announce the initiative, Chan said she hoped to spare parents the pain she had seen while delivering difficult news as a pediatrician. The event was attended by business and political luminaries including former Microsoft Corp Chairman Bill Gates, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom. Zuckerberg said science and the medical community have made rapid advancements over the last 50 years, including eradicating smallpox and nearly eliminating polio without the aid of modern technology.



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BlackBerry to resell app from startup that found major Android bug

File photo of Blackberry sign seen in front of their offices on the day of their annual general meeting for shareholders in WaterlooBy Alastair Sharp TORONTO (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd has agreed to offer anti-hacking software from a startup that last year discovered a major Android bug, it said on Wednesday, as the once-dominant smartphone company seeks to leverage ties to corporate and government clients to boost its software revenue. BlackBerry's enterprise sales force will resell Zimperium's zIPS mobile threat protection application to customers of its mobile device management services, the two companies said in a statement. Zimperium said the product costs $10 a month per device, with bulk discounts available, and that BlackBerry will take an undisclosed cut of sales.



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Trump Jr. tweet likening Syrian refugees to poisoned Skittles irks candy maker

Donald Trump Jr. raises his fist after speaking about his father, Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump, at the Republican National Convention in ClevelandBy Amy Tennery NEW YORK (Reuters) - The maker of Skittles candies on Tuesday objected to a social media post by Donald Trump Jr. in which the Republican presidential hopeful's son compared admitting Syrian refugees to the United States to eating poisoned pieces of the brightly colored, fruit-flavored treats. Candidate Donald Trump has opposed letting Syrian refugees enter, while his Democratic rival in the Nov. 8 election, Hillary Clinton, has supported accepting some of those fleeing the war-torn country. In a post on Twitter on Monday accompanied by an image of the candy, Donald Trump Jr. wrote, ?If I had a bowl of Skittles and I told you just three would kill you.



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Netflix goes local, plans Polish original productions

The Netflix logo is shown in this illustration photograph in Encinitas, CaliforniaNetflix Inc is expanding its Polish service to include more content subtitled or dubbed in Polish and plans to produce local shows before the end of the decade as the U.S. service seeks more subscribers away from its home market. Netflix, which first launched in Poland in January, said on Tuesday that 80 percent of its streamed content available in central and eastern Europe's most populous country now has Polish subtitles or lectors. Chief Executive Officer Reed Hastings said Netflix also planned to produce content in Poland in a push to promote local movies that may be of interest to a global audience.



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Online used car retailer Vroom gets $50 million new funding

Online used-car retailer Vroom raised $50 million in a Series E funding round from existing and new investors, bringing the total funding to $218 million. The latest round was led by existing investor T Rowe Price Associates Inc, and added technology-focused investment firm Altimeter Capital and Foxhaven Asset Management as investors. New York-based Vroom's other investors who participated include private equity firm L Catterton, venture capital firm General Catalyst Partners and boutique investment bank Allen & Co. Vroom, started in 2013, said the funding would help expand its operations in the United States and increase inventory.
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Renault, Nissan buy French tech firm to develop mobility apps

File photo shows workers who check a car at Renault's assembly plant in WuhanPARIS/TOKYO (Reuters) - Renault SA and Nissan Motor Co announced on Tuesday they would buy French software development company Sylpheo as they compete with global automakers and tech firms to develop new services including ride hailing and car sharing. The French and Japanese automakers said that the acquisition, under which they would absorb Sylpheo's 40 engineers and consultants, would boost their software development and cloud engineering expertise. "The Sylpheo team of software developers and cloud engineers joining the Alliance will have a unique opportunity to work on our next generation of connected cars and other advanced technologies," said Ogi Redzic, Renault-Nissan's senior vice president of Connected Vehicles and Mobility Services.



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Grab raises $750 million to take on Uber in Southeast Asia

Commuters wait for a train next to Grab transport booking service app advertisements at a train station in SingaporeBy Aradhana Aravindan SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Grab, the biggest rival to ride-sharing service Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] in Southeast Asia, has raised $750 million in a funding round, turning up the heat on the U.S. firm now seeking to expand in the region after exiting China. The successful cash-injection just a month after Indonesian peer Go-Jek raised $550 million highlights the intensifying competition in the region, as Uber shifts its focus following a deal to sell its China operations into Didi Chuxing. Four-year-old Grab said it planned to expand its services in Southeast Asia through the funding round, which was led by Japan's SoftBank Group with new and existing investors.



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Twilio buys video apps software; unveils call-quality features

A banner for communications software provider Twilio Inc., hangs on the facade at the NYSE to celebrate the company's IPO, in New York CityBy Eric Auchard FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Twilio Inc. isn't a name many consumers will recognize, even though it has recently led a modest revival in the U.S. market for technology initial public offerings by nearly quadrupling in value since its stock market debut in June. The software maker is making a small acquisition on Tuesday that promises to allow customers ranging from big consumer messaging apps to telecom operators and retailers to reach billions of consumers with new video messaging features such as augmented reality, without the hassle of downloading plug-ins. Instead, it has signed up more than a million developers who use its software to build voice, video or text messaging features into apps, including WhatsApp, Uber and Airbnb.



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SWIFT plans measure to help spot fraudulent bank transfers

Photo illustration of the SWIFT logoBy Tom Bergin LONDON (Reuters) - The SWIFT inter-bank messaging network plans to send daily reports to clients to help them more quickly identify unauthorized payment instructions like those used by hackers to steal $81 million from Bangladesh?s central bank in February. Trillions of dollars worth of inter-bank payments are made each day using SWIFT messages but the Bangladesh theft and others which have came to light this year have knocked confidence in the supposedly super-secure system. SWIFT said in a statement on Tuesday that from December it would begin sending 'Daily Validation Reports' to clients.



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U.S. may seek power to pre-approve self-driving car technology

The rear of a Lexus SUV equipped with Google self-driving sensors is seen during a media preview of Google's prototype autonomous vehicles in Mountain View, CaliforniaBy David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration said Monday it was considering seeking the power to review and approve technology for self-driving cars before they hit the road and said U.S. states should not set separate rules. The U.S. Transportation Department, in its most comprehensive statement yet on autonomous vehicles, also issued voluntary guidelines and urged automakers to certify that their highly automated vehicles were ready for public roads. "We have to get it right." Automakers and technology companies are racing to develop vehicles that can drive themselves at least part of the time.



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Britain's May meets Goldman, Amazon, IBM to discuss post-Brexit investment

Britain's Prime Minister May leaves 10 Downing Street in central London, BritainBritish Prime Minister Theresa May met business chiefs from firms including Goldman Sachs , IBM and Amazon.com on Monday in an attempt to reassure investors after her country's shock vote to leave the European Union. The June 23 vote took many investors and chief executives by surprise, triggering the deepest political and financial turmoil in Britain since World War Two and the biggest ever one-day fall in sterling against the dollar. "Every working day in the United Kingdom one million people wake up and go to work for an American company.



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May meets Goldman, Amazon, IBM to discuss post-Brexit investment

Britain's Prime Minister May leaves 10 Downing Street in central London, BritainBy Guy Faulconbridge NEW YORK (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May met business chiefs from firms including Goldman Sachs, IBM and Amazon.com on Monday in an attempt to reassure investors after her country's shock vote to leave the European Union. The June 23 vote took many investors and chief executives by surprise, triggering the deepest political and financial turmoil in Britain since World War Two and the biggest ever one-day fall in sterling against the dollar. "Every working day in the United Kingdom one million people wake up and go to work for an American company.



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Bitcoin is money, U.S. judge says in case tied to JPMorgan hack

A sticker reading "Bitcoin accepted here" is displayed at the entrance of the Stadthaus town hall in ZugBy Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin qualifies as money, a federal judge ruled on Monday, in a decision linked to a criminal case over hacking attacks against JPMorgan Chase & Co and other companies. U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan in Manhattan rejected a bid by Anthony Murgio to dismiss two charges related to his alleged operation of Coin.mx, which prosecutors have called an unlicensed bitcoin exchange.



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Twitter to lay off less than 20 employees at India center: source

The Twitter logo is shown at its corporate headquarters in San FranciscoTwitter Inc said on Monday it would lay off some employees and halt engineering work at one of its development centers in India's technology hub Bengaluru. The employees were part of ZipDial, an Indian mobile communications startup bought by Twitter last year, the source said. "Over the past 18 months, we have incorporated the technology and talent of our ZipDial acquisition across our company," said a company spokesperson.



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India launches first internet hotline to tackle surge in child porn

By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India on Monday launched its first internet hotline to encourage people to report online child pornography and curb a surge in photographs and videos on the internet showing children being sexually exploited, the founders of the initiative said. Siddharth Pillai, co-director of Indian anti-trafficking charity Prerana's Aarambh Initiative that will run the hotline said it would be the first step to removing online images. "First report, then block, and then take down," Pillai told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
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Roboats ahoy: Amsterdam canals picked to test self-driving fleet

A tourist boat passes on a canal in AmsterdamBy Toby Sterling AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Self-driving boats and assemblies of robotic platforms will one day shuttle people and goods along Amsterdam's centuries-old canals - if a project part-funded by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology bears fruit. "Imagine a fleet of autonomous boats," said professor Carlo Ratti of MIT, which donated 20 million euros ($29 million) to the project. Professor Arjan van Timmeren, scientific director of the institute leading the project, said the project envisages a high-tech return to the 17th century, Amsterdam's golden age when its canals were the main throughfare for transporting goods.



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Samsung says China phone fire caused by external heat

An employee poses for photographs with Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 7 new smartphone at its store in SeoulBy Se Young Lee and Paul Carsten SEOUL/BEIJING (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Monday a Galaxy Note 7 phone a Chinese user claimed caught on fire was damaged by external heating, seeking to assure customers in the world's top smartphone market the devices being sold there are safe. Samsung has said it has sold 2.5 million phones equipped with the suspect batteries. Late on Sunday, Chinese online financial magazine Caixin cited an internet user's report that their Note 7 phone, bought from JD.com Inc , had caught fire in what appeared to be the first report in China of a fire involving the handset.



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Philippine central bank ordered to return recovered money to Bangladesh

Commuters pass by the front of the Bangladesh central bank building in DhakaA Philippine regional trial court has ordered the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to return to the Bangladesh central bank a recovered portion of the $81 million that was stolen from the bank earlier this year, a government lawyer said on Monday. The court has declared Bangladesh as the rightful owner of the funds, totaling $15 million, Ricardo Paras III, chief state counsel of the Philippines' Department of Justice, said while reading a copy of the court's ruling to a Reuters reporter. Unknown hackers tried to steal nearly $1 billion from the Bangladesh central bank's account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in early February, and succeeded in transferring $81 million to four accounts at Rizal Commercial Banking Corp in Manila.



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Twitter grabs average 243,000 viewers in NFL livestream debut

People holding mobile phones are silhouetted against a backdrop projected with the Twitter logo in WarsawBy Amy Tennery and Jessica Toonkel NEW YORK (Reuters) - Twitter Inc attracted an average of 243,000 viewers to Thursday's National Football League livestream of the New York Jets triumph over the Buffalo Bills, the first time the social media platform has broadcast an NFL game. The event drew mostly praise from Twitter users and media experts have said the NFL deal helps Twitter maintain its position as a venue for live video.



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Protection of Amazon's biodiversity could fuel 'fourth industrial revolution': study

Cows graze on deforested Amazon rainforest next to another tract recently cleared and burned near Novo ProgressoBy Chris Arsenault RIO DE JANEIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Amazon rainforest holds the biological keys to kick-start a "fourth industrial revolution" if its biodiversity is protected, said a study published on Friday. New digital technologies such a 3-D printing and quantum computing create the potential for the Amazon's unique plants to drive major advances in medicine and engineering, said the study by Brazilian scientists. "Leveraging the Amazon's vast biomimetic and biodiversity assets, we can aspire to develop revolutionary innovations in multiple fields," said Juan Carlos Castilla-Rubio, one of the study's authors and chairman of Space Time Ventures, a Brazilian technology company.



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Texas mattress store to reopen after 9/11 ad ignites criticism

The Texas mattress store that shut its doors after being pilloried for a social media ad where staff used bedding to stage a mock collapse of New York City's Twin Towers to promote a Sept. 11 sale has decided to reopen. "We believe our best path forward is to reopen as soon as possible, following the hiring of new staff and training," Mike Bonanno, the owner of Miracle Mattress in San Antonio, wrote in a Facebook post late on Thursday. No date was given for when the store will reopen, but a few people on social media called for it to remain shut.
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Millennials lead private media opening in Communist-run Cuba

A photographer prepares the set for a photoshoot at the studio of the digital magazine Vistar in Havana, CubaBy Sarah Marsh HAVANA (Reuters) - A handful of independent, web-based news outlets in Cuba are chipping away at the Communist-run island's half-century state media monopoly, challenging the official version of reality. While low levels of internet access across the Caribbean island limits the outlets' domestic reach and they are not fully free to speak their mind, they are opening up the range of voices and sparking a debate about the role of the media in the one-party state. "State media talks about things no one cares about and hides the truth," said Abraham Jimenez, 27, who co-launched the online, long-form magazine "El Estornudo" (The Sneeze) in March with a group of friends.



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Twitter users cheer Thursday Night Football live video

A 3D-printed logo for Twitter is seen in this picture illustration made in ZenicaBy Amy Tennery NEW YORK (Reuters) - Twitter Inc made a smooth debut with its broadcast of a National Football League game on Thursday, attracting generally positive tweets throughout the matchup between the Buffalo Bills and the New York Jets. The CBS live feed marked the first time an NFL game had been broadcast on Twitter and the event quickly began to trend on the social media platform in the United States. Twitter users on computers and mobile devices were able to see tweet commentary running alongside a video feed that featured the same footage and commentary available on the television broadcast.



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