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YouTube TV expands to 14 new markets, partners with Sinclair stations8/18/2017 12:51:08 AM - Alphabet Inc's Google has expanded its YouTube TV streaming service into 14 new U.S. markets to reach half of American households, with an additional 17 markets to launch in the next few weeks, the company said on Thursday.Facebook tests adding news stories customized to users' interests8/18/2017 12:22:07 AMSAN FRANCISCO - Facebook Inc is testing a feature in the Facebook News Feed that provides customized links to news on topics of interest to individual users, as the company continues to search for ways to increase the amount of time that people spend using the world's largest social media network.Alibaba beats on earnings as e-commerce remains core revenue driver8/17/2017 9:24:37 PMBEIJING - Alibaba, China's top e-commerce firm, beat analyst estimates with a 56 percent rise in first-quarter revenue, driven by strong online sales.Trump mulling lifting status of Cyber Command: sources8/17/2017 8:08:36 PMWASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump is close to making a decision to elevate the status of the Pentagon's Cyber Command, signaling more emphasis on developing cyber weapons to deter attacks, punish intruders and tackle adversaries, current and former officials told Reuters on Thursday.Lithuanian man pleads not guilty to defrauding Facebook and Google8/18/2017 12:53:36 AM - A Lithuanian man accused of defrauding Facebook Inc and Google Inc out of more than $100 million pleaded not guilty to criminal charges in U.S. court on Thursday.China targets Alibaba's Taobao, other e-commerce sites, in VPN crackdown8/17/2017 1:44:03 PMBEIJING - Chinese authorities have issued a warning to the country's top e-commerce platforms, including Alibaba Holding Group Ltd's, over the sale of illegal virtual private networks that allow users to skirt state censorship controls.U.S. e-sports platform to launch $100 million cryptocurrency sale in September8/17/2017 7:36:52 PMNEW YORK - Unikrn, a U.S. sports betting digital platform backed by some of the biggest names in media, entertainment and sports, will launch the sale of $100 million in cryptocurrency next month, the company's co-founder and chief executive officer, Rahul Sood, told Reuters in an interview earlier this week.German court says Eyeo's ad-blocking software legal8/17/2017 9:53:35 PMMUNICH - A German court ruled on Thursday that ad-blocking software by vendor Eyeo was legal, dealing a blow to media groups ProSiebenSat.1, RTL and Sueddeutsche Zeitung, who had sought to ban it.NAFTA talks must include discussion on fintech: Mexican negotiator8/17/2017 6:53:14 AMWASHINGTON - Talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) must include a discussion of new financial services, a Mexican negotiator said on Wednesday, singling out so-called fintech companies rapidly gaining ground in the region.GM's Maven assembling building blocks for ride, delivery services8/17/2017 2:13:34 AM - General Motors Co's Maven car sharing and rental unit is expanding its partnerships in ride and delivery services as parent GM considers whether to enter the on-demand mobility business now dominated by Uber Technologies and Lyft Inc.