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  • Google tries to ease tensions on eve of new EU privacy law May 25, 2018
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google sought to ease online publisher concerns on Thursday about the effects European data privacy rules going into effect in just a few hours will have on their ad business.
  • U.S. jury awards Apple $539 million in Samsung patent retrial May 25, 2018
    (Reuters) - After nearly five days of deliberations, a U.S. jury on Thursday said Samsung Electronics Co Ltd should pay $539 million to Apple Inc for copying patented smartphone features, according to court documents, bringing a years-long feud between the technology companies into its final stages.
  • Asian shares shaky after Trump ditches summit with North Korea May 25, 2018
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares were slightly weaker on Friday amid fragile market sentiment after U.S. President Donald Trump called off a key summit with North Korea, though investor concerns were softened by expectations the two countries may still continue dialogue.
  • Exclusive: U.S. bill would force tech companies to disclose foreign software probes May 25, 2018
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. tech companies would be forced to disclose if they allowed American adversaries, like Russia and China, to examine the inner workings of software sold to the U.S. military under proposed legislation, Senate staff told Reuters on Thursday.
  • Mexico says will not renegotiate NAFTA under pressure, but makes new offer May 25, 2018
    MEXICO CITY/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Mexico will not buckle to pressure to conclude the long-stalled renegotiation of NAFTA, President Enrique Pena Nieto's spokesman said on Thursday, but a source said the country made a new offer after the United States launched a probe exploring auto tariffs.
  • Stock market value of Netflix eclipses Disney for first time May 24, 2018
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Netflix's stock market value ballooned to a record $153 billion on Thursday and eclipsed Walt Disney Co for the first time, making it the world's most valuable entertainment company, following a monumental shift by viewers away from cinemas and cable television.
  • Tesla's Musk bashes media, proposes credibility check May 24, 2018
    (Reuters) - Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk gained the support on Thursday of more than half a million people on Twitter for plans to create a website evaluating journalists' credibility, spurred by his frustration at media reports about the electric car maker.
  • Electric vehicles seen driving cobalt crunch by mid-2020s May 24, 2018
    LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - The increasing popularity of electric vehicles may create a crunch for supplies of cobalt in the early-to-mid 2020s, miners and analysts say, adding that small operators trying to start up mines outside Africa could play a bigger role over time in satisfying demand for the metal used in rechargeable batteries.
  • U.S. auto import probe fans tariff fears, riles Asia, Europe May 24, 2018
    (Reuters) - A U.S. threat that it may introduce tariffs on foreign auto imports drew strong criticism on Thursday from the country's main business lobbying group, which warned of a "staggering" blow to the industry and the prospect of a global trade war.
  • Car imports probe gives GM, Ford shares tiny lift May 24, 2018
    (Reuters) - Shares of General Motors and Ford inched only marginally higher before the bell on Thursday after the Trump administration launched a national security probe into car imports which could lead to new tariffs on foreign competitors while also stirring trade tensions.