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To avoid copyright disaster, the future of game streaming is licensing

GUEST: We continue to sit on the edge of our seats watching the contests of League of Legends, Dota 2, and others on the big screen. But there’s a different contest to watch — online streaming platforms battling it out for the for most viewers and best streamers while also steering clear of critical damage […]

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Uber reports second-quarter loss of $645 million; ride bookings grow

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] reported on Wednesday that its losses narrowed in the second quarter by 9 percent and ride bookings rose, but the company is still a long way from being profitable.

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U.S. erred in declining protections for remote grizzly bears: judge

SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) – U.S. wildlife managers erred when they declined to list as endangered a small population of grizzly bears in the remote reaches of Idaho and northwest Montana, a federal judge has ruled in what conservationists on Wednesday hailed as a huge victory.

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Blockchain startup Winding Tree could upend the travel industry

GUEST: The travel industry has been pretty stagnant for years. Yes, we’ve seen a number of travel startups emerge, but with a few major players controlling all the inventory (flights, hotel rooms, etc), there’s very little actual innovation going on. A number of blockchain startups are hoping to change that. Blockchains are, after all, about […]

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Canadian accused in Yahoo hack pleads not guilty in U.S. court

TORONTO (Reuters) – In his first U.S. court appearance on Wednesday, Canadian Karim Baratov pleaded not guilty to charges that he helped Russian agents in a high-profile cyber attack on Yahoo email accounts, his lawyer said.

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Facebook picks veteran executive to lead hardware efforts: Business Insider

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc on Wednesday named one of its veteran executives Andrew Bosworth to lead all of its consumer hardware efforts, including its Building 8 division, the Business Insider reported.

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Britain seeks close EU relationship on data protection after Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will set out a plan to co-operate closely with Europe on data protection rules after it leaves the EU, hoping to reassure businesses and law enforcement agencies that there will be no disruption to exchanges of information.

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Firefighters battle blaze at store in east London

LONDON (Reuters) – The London Fire Brigade said on Wednesday 15 fire engines and 97 firefighters and officers were tackling a huge blaze in a department store in the east of the city.

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Google memo writer hires Republican Party official as lawyer

(Reuters) – The engineer fired from Google for writing a memo critical of the company’s diversity hiring policies has hired a lawyer who is a member of the Republican National Committee to represent him.

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FTC approves Amazon’s $13.7 billion Whole Foods acquisition

Amazon’s $13.7 billion planned purchase of Whole Foods Market moved pass two potential obstacles today as the Federal Trade Commission said it would allow the deal to proceed and Whole Foods shareholders voted to approve it. “The FTC conducted an investigation of this proposed acquisition to determine whether it substantially lessened competition under Section 7 […]

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