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Google presses for quicker release of documents in lawsuit

A lawyer representing Alphabet Inc’s Google in the search and advertising giant’s legal fight with the government pressed on Wednesday for a faster release of documents used to write the complaint against the company.

Analysis: Another bitcoin bubble? This time it’s different, backers hope

With bitcoin surging to the cusp of its 2017 all-time high, backers are hoping fewer frenzied retail investors means less chance of a crash this time around.

Google redesigns Pay app, opens waitlist for bank accounts with Citi

Alphabet Inc’s Google on Wednesday relaunched its U.S. payments app, introducing paid promotions to the service and opening a waitlist for bank accounts being launched next year with Citigroup Inc and 10 other institutions.

Uber looks to partner with other self-driving companies -CEO

Uber Technologies Inc’s self-driving unit is looking to partner with other companies working on autonomous driving, the company’s chief executive officer said on Wednesday.

Twitter slows rollout of disappearing ‘fleets’ worldwide

Twitter Inc will slow down the rollout of tweets that disappear after 24 hours, a day after it launched the feature worldwide, in order to fix performance and stability issues, the company’s support team said in a tweet on Wednesday.

Phoenix okays development deal with TSMC for $12 billion chip factory

City officials in Phoenix, Arizona on Wednesday unanimously voted to authorize a development agreement with chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co that would provide $205 million in city funds for infrastructure such as roads and water improvements for a planned $12 billion semiconductor factory in the city.

GM will announce boosted spending plans for EVs on Thursday: sources

General Motors Co will roll out details of an expanded and accelerated electric vehicle strategy on Thursday in an effort to convince investors it can be a serious competitor to Tesla Inc, people familiar with the plans said.

Apple, U.S. states reach $113 million settlement on iPhone throttling

Apple Inc will pay $113 million to settle allegations from 33 U.S. states and the District of Columbia that it slowed down iPhones to mask battery issues and get users to purchase new devices, state officials announced on Wednesday.

Apple lowers App Store fees for small developers, critics see little impact

Apple Inc said on Wednesday it plans to start a program to lower its App Store commissions for software developers who make $1 million or less in proceeds each year from the store, but some of the company’s critics called the move “window dressing.”

BMW moves engine production to Britain as German plants go electric

BMW on Wednesday said it will retool its German factories to build electric cars and components and shift manufacturing of combustion engines to plants in Austria and England as part of a broader shift toward low-emission cars.


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