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WhatsApp restricts message-sharing to fight fake news

Image copyright Getty Images WhatsApp is limiting all its members to forwarding any single message up to five times in an effort to tackle the spread of false information on the platform. The Facebook-owned business had already introduced the policy in India six months ago. The move followed a number of mob lynchings that were blamed on fake reports spread via the service. Until now, users elsewhere could forward messages up to 20 times. The update to the app’s rules was announced at an event in Jakarta, Indonesia. The country…

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IAC sues Tinder co-founder, escalating fight over valuation

FILE PHOTO: Sean Rad, CEO of Tinder, is seen during celebrations for Match Group’s IPO at the NASDAQ stock exchange, New York November 20, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (Reuters) – Online dating company Match Group Inc (MTCH.O) and its parent company IAC/InterActiveCorp (IAC.O) have filed a lawsuit against Sean Rad, a co-founder of Match Group’s popular dating service Tinder, of secretly copying company files and other proprietary information. The lawsuit, filed in New York state court in Manhattan late on Tuesday, comes six months after Rad and other co-founders, executives and…

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IAC sues Tinder co-founder over business documents, escalating court fight

FILE PHOTO: Sean Rad, CEO of Tinder, is seen during celebrations for Match Group’s IPO at the NASDAQ stock exchange, New York November 20, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (Reuters) – Online dating company Match Group Inc (MTCH.O) and its owner IAC/InterActiveCorp (IAC.O) has filed a lawsuit accusing Sean Rad, a former employee known for co-founding the popular dating service Tinder, of secretly copying company files and other proprietary information. The lawsuit, filed in state court in Manhattan on Tuesday evening, came six months after Rad and other Tinder co-founders sued IAC,…

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Tennis: Bautista Agut expects injured Murray to ‘fight’ in Melbourne clash

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut will give no quarter to Andy Murray in their first round clash at the Australian Open and expects the injured Briton to “fight” hard in what could be his last match as a professional. Tennis – ATP – Qatar Open – Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex, Doha, Qatar – January 5, 2019 Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut celebrates winning the final against Czech Republic’s Tomas Berdych REUTERS/Ibraheem Al Omari Three-times Grand Slam champion Murray said on Friday that he may retire after the…

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Exclusive: GM’s Cadillac will introduce EV in fight against Tesla – sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Cadillac is expected to become General Motors Co’s (GM.N) lead electric vehicle brand as the largest U.S. automaker gears up to introduce a new model under that luxury marquee to challenge Tesla Inc (TSLA.O), two people briefed on the matter said Thursday. The Cadillac booth displays the company logo at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., January 16, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst GM is set to announce Friday as part of an investor update that a Cadillac will be the first vehicle based on…

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This is 40: Pacquiao taking it one fight at a time

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Manny Pacquiao, the Filipino multiple world champion who turned 40 last month, said on Wednesday that while he is focused on his title defense against Adrien Broner, he has considered life beyond the ring. Manny Pacquiao speaks to reporters at Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, California, U.S., January 9, 2019. REUTERS/Rory Carroll The WBA welterweight champion knows he will have his hands full when he battles the hard-hitting Broner in Las Vegas on Jan. 19 and is not lining up fighters down the road. “At…

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Qualcomm kicks off crucial fight with U.S. antitrust regulator

SAN JOSE, California – (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust case accusing Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) of abusing a monopoly on mobile chip technology kicked off in a California courtroom on Friday in a trial whose outcome could have a major impact on the smartphone industry. FILE PHOTO: A sign on the Qualcomm campus is seen in San Diego, California, U.S. November 6, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake If the government prevails in the 10-day, non-jury trial before U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh, in San Jose, California, Qualcomm could be forced…

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Qualcomm heads to trial in crucial fight with U.S. antitrust regulator

(Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust case accusing Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) of abusing a monopoly on mobile chip technology is expected to head to the courtroom on Friday for a trial whose outcome could have a major impact on the smartphone industry. FILE PHOTO: A sign on the Qualcomm campus is seen in San Diego, California, U.S. November 6, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake If the government prevails in the non-jury trial before U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh, in San Jose, California, Qualcomm could be forced to change its practices…

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Tech firm Sigfox develops tiny tracker to help fight rhino poaching

PARIS (Reuters) – French tech company Sigfox has developed a bite-size tracker that can be inserted into the horns of rhinos to help conservationists monitor and protect the endangered species. With the dramatic decline of animal species in the past century mostly due to poaching and urban expansion, wildlife organizations have turned to technology to help safeguard species being pushed towards extinction. The global number of rhinos dwindled to about 20,000 a decade ago due to relentless poaching, though they have rebounded to about 29,000 thanks to conservation efforts. Cameras,…

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Tech firm Sigfox develops tiny tracker to help fight rhino poaching

PARIS (Reuters) – French tech company Sigfox has developed a bite-size tracker that can be inserted into the horns of rhinos to help conservationists monitor and protect the endangered species. FILE PHOTO: Marion Moreau, Head of Sigfox Foundation, poses during an interview with Reuters at French tech company Sigfox offices in Paris, France, December 7, 2018. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer With the dramatic decline of animal species in the past century mostly due to poaching and urban expansion, wildlife organizations have turned to technology to help safeguard species being pushed towards extinction.…

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