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Tencent Music's quarterly revenue beats on subscriber growth

China's Tencent Music Entertainment Group reported better-than-expected third-quarter revenue on Monday, as the streaming company added more paying users.

Ransomware attack at Mexico's Pemex halts work, threatens to cripple computers

A ransomware attack hit computer servers and halted administrative work on Monday at Mexican state oil firm Pemex, according to employees and internal emails, in hackers' latest bid to wring ransom from a major company.

Mexico's Pemex says operations normal after cyber attack

Mexico's state oil firm Pemex said on Monday that attempted cyber attacks the day before were "neutralized" in a timely matter and affected less than 5% of its computers.

Google signs healthcare data and cloud computing deal with Ascension

Alphabet Inc's Google has signed its biggest cloud computing customer in healthcare to date, in a deal giving it access to datasets that could help it tune potentially lucrative artificial intelligence (AI) tools.

WeWork begins search for a new CEO: sources

WeWork has started a search for a new chief executive following the departure of co-founder Adam Neumann, people familiar with the matter said on Monday, as the U.S. office-sharing start-up seeks to reverse its widening losses.

Alibaba's Singles' Day sales hit record $38 billion; growth slows

Chinese retailer Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's sales for its 24-hour Singles' Day shopping blitz hit a record $38.4 billion, more than U.S. rival Amazon.com Inc's haul last quarter from online store sales.

Poland asks Netflix to make changes to documentary about Nazi death camp guard

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has pressed Netflix, the U.S. streaming and production company, to make changes to a documentary that includes a map showing Nazi death camps inside the borders of modern Poland.

Taiwan's Yageo to buy rival Kemet in $1.8 billion deal

Taiwanese electronic component company Yageo Corp plans to acquire U.S. rival Kemet Corp in a $1.8 billion deal aimed at expanding its global footprint, the two companies said.

European tech investor Balderton launches $400 million start-up fund

European venture capital firm Balderton Capital is launching a $400 million fund to invest in technology start-ups, bringing its total funds under management to $3 billion, it said on Tuesday.

State attorneys general meet in Colorado to discuss Google antitrust probe

State attorneys general are meeting on Monday in Colorado to discuss their probe into whether Google's business practices break antitrust law, according to two sources knowledgeable about the meeting.

Dutch court orders Facebook to pull financial fraud adverts

A Dutch court has ordered Facebook to remove advertisements that misuse the likeness of a local celebrity to promote fraudulent Bitcoin-related investments.

Amazon's $1.5 million political gambit backfires in Seattle City Council election

Seattle voters, in a rebuke to heavy corporate campaign spending by Amazon.com, have kept progressives firmly in control of their city council, reviving chances for a tax on big businesses that the tech giant helped fend off last year.

Microsoft says it will follow California's digital privacy law in U.S.

Microsoft Corp said in a blog post on Monday that it would honor California's privacy law throughout the United States, expanding the impact of a strict set of rules meant to protect consumers and their data.

Twitter wants your feedback on its deepfake policy plans

Social media platform Twitter on Monday unveiled its plan for handling deepfake videos and other manipulated media, and called for feedback from the public.

Venezuelan foreign ministry temporarily loses access to Twitter account

Venezuela's foreign ministry temporarily lost access to its account with social media service Twitter Inc over the weekend, a spokeswoman said on Monday.

Apple co-founder says Apple Card algorithm gave wife lower credit limit

Apple Inc co-founder Steve Wozniak joined in the online debate over accusations of gender discrimination by the algorithm behind the iPhone maker's credit card, fueling scrutiny of the newly launched Apple Card.

Italy’s Mediaset hikes stake in ProSieben in pan-Europe TV drive

Italy's top commercial broadcaster Mediaset has raised its stake in German rival ProSiebensat.1 to 15.1% as it presses ahead with plans to create a pan-European TV platform to tackle slow growth and stiffer competition.

Apple aims to launch AR Headset in 2022, AR Glasses by 2023: The Information

Apple Inc is aiming to launch an augmented-reality headset in 2022 and a sleeker pair of AR glasses by 2023, news website The Information reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Uber's Kalanick sells 21% of his stake after share lockup expires

Uber Technologies Inc co-founder and former chief executive Travis Kalanick has sold nearly 21% of his stake in the ride-hailing company following the expiry of a so-called lockup period, a regulatory filing from late Friday showed.

Factbox: China's love of e-commerce powers Alibaba's Singles' Day

China's dominant e-commerce firm Alibaba Group Holding raked in $23 billion worth of sales in the first nine hours of its annual Singles' Day shopping extravaganza on Monday, setting records as the event celebrates its 11th year.

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