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Uber stripped of London license

LONDON (Reuters) - London stripped Uber [UBER.UL] on Friday of its license to operate from the end of September in a huge blow to the taxi app that will affect more than 40,000 drivers in one of the world's biggest cities.

Exclusive: T-Mobile, Sprint close to agreeing deal terms - sources

(Reuters) - T-Mobile US Inc is close to agreeing tentative terms on a deal to merge with peer Sprint Corp , people familiar with the matter said, a major breakthrough in efforts to merge the third and fourth largest U.S. wireless carriers.

Malaysia defends ride-hailing laws after media report U.S. probe into Uber dealings

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia on Friday said it passed laws regulating ride-hailing services after extensive stakeholder consultation and legal processes, after media reported U.S.

Exclusive: German carmakers' HERE spent 640 million euros on R&D in 2016

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Germany's three biggest carmakers have accelerated R&D spending at HERE after their 2015 acquisition of the digital mapping company as they race to develop the navigation technology needed for self-driving cars.

VR needs more competition to build audience, top player Sony says

CHIBA (Reuters) - Sony Corp's gaming chief on Friday said the virtual reality gaming market needs more competition to drive adoption of the technology and spur software development, adding the sheer size of Sony's lead over rivals is cause for discomfort.

Kremlin: Russia did not use Facebook adverts to sway U.S. election

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia did not place adverts on Facebook Inc to try to influence the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday.

Australia okays use of China drones in non-classifed operations

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The Australian government has resumed the use of Chinese-built drones in non-classifed situations, the country's defense minister said on Thursday.

Apple's iPhone 8 sees muted launch in Asia

SYDNEY/TOKYO (Reuters) - Apple Inc's launch of iPhone 8 kicked off in a less lively mood in Asia, versus previous debuts, as fans held out for the premium iPhone X due out in early November.

Exclusive: U.S. Homeland Security found SEC had 'critical' cyber weaknesses in January

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security detected five "critical" cyber security weaknesses on the Securities and Exchange Commission's computers as of January 23, 2017, according to a confidential weekly report reviewed by Reuters.

Equifax under pressure from banks to shape up

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. consumer credit reporting bureau Equifax Inc risks losing support from banks unless it can show its database on millions of borrowers is secure from another cyber-attack.

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