U.S. to charge Iran in cyberattacks against banks and New York dam, sources say

(Reuters) – The Obama administration is expected to blame Iranian hackers as soon as Thursday for a coordinated campaign of cyberattacks in 2012 and 2013 on several U.S. banks and a New York dam, sources familiar with the matter have told Reuters. The Justice Department has prepared an indictment against about a half-dozen Iranians, said […]










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No China slowdown for Manchester United

Richard Arnold, Manchester United group MD and director, says he wants to build a long-term relationship with China, where the club has over 110 million fans.

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Dollar rise crunches commodities, knocks stocks

LONDON (Reuters) - The dollar was on its best run in almost a year on Thursday, pressuring commodities and shares after yet another Federal Reserve official talked up the chance of more than one hike in U.S interest rates this year.

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Shyp lays off 8 percent as the on-demand courier continues to pursue profitability

Shyp announced today that it has laid off 8 percent of its “teammates” in an effort to propel the on-demand shipping and courier service towards profitability this year. It declined to provide specific numbers about the departures, instead referring VentureBeat to chief executive Kevin Gibbon’s post on LinkedIn. The layoffs impacted the entire organization, including […]










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No Cadillacs for old men in China

BEIJING (Reuters) - Cadillac, a favorite among America's older 'supper club set', is revving up sales to younger luxury buyers in China through smoother designs and localized production to keep prices accessible.

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No Cadillacs for old men in China

BEIJING (Reuters) - Cadillac, a favorite among America's older 'supper club set', is revving up sales to younger luxury buyers in China through smoother designs and localized production to keep prices accessible.

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Google is building YouTube Connect, a live streaming app to take on Periscope

EXCLUSIVE: Google has quietly been building a new live streaming app called YouTube Connect, VentureBeat has learned. This service highlights the company’s efforts to double down on live video while also placing it in a position to compete directly against Twitter’s Periscope and Facebook Live. YouTube Connect will be available on both iOS and Android devices. Google did […]










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Founders, you were funded for a liquidity event – start looking for one

GUEST: There are many reasons to found a startup — and many reasons to work at a startup. But there’s only one reason your company got funded: Liquidity. The good news To most founders a startup is not a job, but a calling. But startups require money upfront for product development and later to scale. Traditional lenders (banks) […]










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VW, EPA expect not to unveil diesel settlement on Thursday: sources

(Reuters) - Volkswagen AG was not expected to unveil an agreement Thursday with U.S. regulators at a federal court hearing in California on how to address excess emissions in 580,000 diesel vehicles, two sources briefed on the negotiations said on Wedn...

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Exxon Mobil must allow climate change vote: SEC

(Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has ruled Exxon Mobil Corp must include a climate change resolution on its annual shareholder proxy, a defeat for the world's largest publicly traded oil producer, which had argued it already prov...

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Google Says Sayonara to Chrome App Launcher

Google on Tuesday announced that it was shutting down the Chrome app launcher everywhere but in the Chrome OS. That means users who like to launch their favorite Google apps from a menu will have to settle for launching them only within the Google Chrome browser or through shortcuts in their bookmark bar. Windows, Mac and Linux users prefer launching their apps within Chrome.

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