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U.S. prosecutors' letter spurred orders in self-driving car lawsuit
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The judge overseeing a lawsuit between Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] and Alphabet Inc’s Waymo self-driving car unit issued a series of orders this week, prompted by information shared with him by the U.S. Department of Justice.

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Uber to disclose price on SoftBank deal early next week: sources
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SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] plans to move ahead with a deal to bring in Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp as a major investor by disclosing the pricing early next week in formal tender offers to the ride-hailing service’s investors, two people familiar with the plans said on Friday.

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Black Friday, Thanksgiving online sales climb to record high
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CHICAGO (Reuters) – Black Friday and Thanksgiving online sales in the United States surged to record highs as shoppers bagged deep discounts and bought more on their mobile devices, heralding a promising start to the key holiday season, according to retail analytics firms.

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Credit monitor TransUnion hires new Washington lobbyists
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Credit monitoring firm TransUnion added to its lobbying roster in Washington in early October after news of a hack at its competitor Equifax brought more government scrutiny to the industry.

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UK tech firm Micro Focus to curb code reviews by 'high risk' governments
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – British tech firm Micro Focus International Plc , the new owner of ArcSight security software, said it would restrict reviews of the core operating instructions in its products by “high-risk” governments, after Reuters reported that the application had been scrutinized by Russia.

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Google uncovered Russia-backed ads on YouTube, Gmail : source
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Google has discovered Russian operatives spent tens of thousands of dollars on ads on its YouTube, Gmail and Google Search products in an effort to meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a person briefed on the company’s probe told Reuters on Monday.

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Samsung Electronics shares jump on expected record third-quarter memory chip profit
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SEOUL (Reuters) – Shares in Samsung Electronics Co Ltd rose 4.5 percent after the market opened in Seoul on Tuesday, as analysts expected the tech giant to announce record profits in memory chips for the July-September quarter.

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U.S. governors, hackers, academics team up to secure elections
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(Reuters) – Hackers are joining forces with U.S. governors and academics in a new group aimed at preventing the manipulation of voter machines and computer systems to sway the outcome of future U.S. elections, a source familiar with the project said on Monday.

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Starbucks' Schultz still not running for president, launches Amazon series
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Starbucks Corp Chairman Howard Schultz on Tuesday will debut the second season of the coffee chain’s inspirational video series “Upstanders” on Amazon Prime, and the outspoken executive said he would not run for president, despite persistent speculation.

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