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Spotify, Deezer and others call for stronger EU action against U.S. rivals

Music streaming services Spotify and Deezer joined European business and industry bodies in calling on EU regulators to take tougher action to curb what they say are the unfair practices of online platforms.


Facebook shares slip after Instagram founders quit

Shares of Facebook Inc fell more than 2 percent in early trading on Tuesday after the two founders of photo-sharing app Instagram left the social networking giant under unexplained circumstances.


Google to allow certain cryptocurrency ads in U.S., Japan

Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Tuesday it would allow certain regulated cryptocurrency exchanges to advertise in the United States and Japan, easing an earlier ban on all cryptocurrency ads.


Uber’s strongest growth comes in depressed Argentina — minus commissions

Uber’s fastest-growing market in the world is now Argentina, company executives say, attributing the expansion to the nation’s sudden economic unraveling, which has boosted unemployment and sliced the purchasing power of Argentines.


A swipe is not enough: Tinder trials extra control for women

The Indian edition of dating app Tinder is trialing a new feature which gives women an additional level of scrutiny before they allow men to start messaging conversations, with a view to rolling the function out globally.


China-backed Byton to work with Bosch on powertrains, brakes

Automotive supplier Bosch is to team up with Chinese-funded electric vehicle startup Byton in the areas of powertrain, brake and driver assistance systems, Byton said in a statement.