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Uber Investor Sues To Force Former CEO Kalanick Off Board

Pic: ReutersSAN FRANCISCO: Venture capital firm Benchmark Capital is suing former Uber Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick to force him off the board of the ride services company and rescind his ability to fill three board seats, according to the lawsuit.

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Mlabs Collaborates With Thai Company In Wi-Fi, E-Commerce Venture

Chatuchak Weekend Market. Pic: Flickr

PETALING JAYA: Multimedia Research Lab Sdn Bhd (MRL) a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mlabs Systems Berhad, announced its collaboration agreement with Onliner Company Limited (Onliner), a Bangkok-based company, for the provision of free Wi-Fi and e-commerce services in Bangkok’s legendary Chatuchak market.

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Facebook Introduces New Video Service

Social media giant Facebook has made a move into dedicated video, pitting it against YouTube and TV networks.

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Toshiba Wins Auditor Sign-Off, Likely Avoiding Delisting For Now

TOKYO - Toshiba Corp has likely avoided immediate delisting after its auditor signed off on its financial results albeit with criticism of its governance, yet its future remains uncertain with no progress in talks to sell its chips unit for much-needed cash.

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Kaspersky Lab To Withdraw Microsoft Antitrust Complaints

Pic: ReutersSAN FRANCISCO: Moscow-based cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab said on Wednesday it would withdraw antitrust complaints made in Europe against Microsoft after the U.S. technology giant agreed to change how it delivers security updates to Windows users.

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Tesla Developing Self-Driving Tech For Semi-Truck, Wants To Test In Nevada

Pic: ReutersSAN FRANCISCO: Tesla Inc is developing a long-haul, electric semi-truck that can drive itself and move in "platoons" that automatically follow a lead vehicle, and is getting closer to testing a prototype, according to an email discussion of potential road tests between the car company and the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), seen by Reuters.

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Some U.S. Coding Boot Camps Stumble In A Crowded Field

Pic: ReutersSAN FRANCISCO: The hype is fading for coding "boot camps," for-profit U.S. schools offering graduates entry into the lucrative world of software development.

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Disney Sued For Allegedly Spying On Children Through 42 Gaming Apps

A federal class action lawsuit filed last week in California alleges that the Walt Disney Company is violating privacy protection laws by collecting children’s personal information from 42 of its apps and sharing the data with advertisers without parental consent.

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Facebook Makes New Bid For TV Viewers With Expanded Video

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SAN FRANCISCO- Facebook Inc on Wednesday made its biggest move to date to compete in the television market by expanding its video offerings with programming ranging from professional women's basketball to a safari show and a parenting program.

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Dubai To Test Run World's First Automated Flying Taxis By Year End

DUBAI -- Trial runs of the world's first automated aerial taxis (AAT) are expected to start by the end of this year, China's Xinhua news agency reported local media as saying on Wednesday.

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