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Google employees demand more oversight of China search engine plan

Google is not close to launching a search engine app in China, its chief executive said at a companywide meeting on Thursday, according to a transcript seen by Reuters, as employees of the Alphabet Inc unit called for more transparency and oversight of the project.


Turk Telekom, Turkey’s Vestel clinch deal after Erdogan call to snub iPhone

Turkish fixed-line operator Turk Telekom said on Friday that it clinched a cooperation deal with Vestel after President Tayyip Erdogan called on Turks to use locally-made mobile phones instead of Apple’s iPhone.


Angry Birds maker Rovio posts sharply lower quarterly profit

Rovio Entertainment , the maker of the “Angry Birds” mobile game series, reported a sharply lower quarterly profit on Friday due to declining revenue from its 2016 Hollywood movie, but said sales at its games business were growing.


Tesla’s Musk says no plans to relinquish chairman, CEO roles: NYT

Elon Musk has no plans to relinquish his dual role as chairman and chief executive officer of Tesla Inc , he said in an interview with the New York Times on Thursday.


Apple reassures customers after Australian media reports hack by teen

Apple Inc said on Friday no customer data was compromised after Australian media reported a teenager had pleaded guilty to hacking into its main computer network, downloading internal files and accessing customer accounts.


Uber’s new Brazil center aims to improve safety of cash transactions

Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc plans to open a 250 million-reais ($64-million) center in Brazil that will research technology to make it safer for its drivers to accept cash, a key payment method in its rapid expansion in Latin America, the company said Friday.