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Facebook launches UK initiative to counter online extremist material6/23/2017 12:26:18 PM - Facebook Inc is launching a UK program to train and fund local organizations to combat extremist material online, as internet companies attempt to clamp down on hate speech and violent content on their services.China's authorities tighten noose around online video content6/23/2017 7:49:47 PMBEIJING - Beijing has shut down online video services of three popular Chinese media sites in a swift action that unleashed financial shockwaves and posed a firm warning to the country's online video industry: clean up, or close down.Canada's Supreme Court clears way for Facebook privacy lawsuit6/23/2017 9:49:59 PMOTTAWA - Canada's top court cleared the way on Friday for a lawsuit against Facebook Inc over privacy rights to be heard in the province of British Columbia instead of California where the social media site is based.Axel Springer hopeful Facebook will make news pay6/23/2017 6:27:29 PMBERLIN - The chief executive of German publisher Axel Springer is confident that internet companies like Facebook, Snapchat and Google will help news providers make more money from their content.German mobile firm Drillisch to move upmarket after 1&1 deal6/23/2017 7:08:02 PMFRANKFURT - German low-cost mobile phone operator Drillisch plans to move upmarket after its 8 billion euro ($8.9 billion) merger with United Internet's 1&1 brand, its chief executive said, posing a new challenge to premium brands.Leveraging big data, Mercado Libre offers loans in Brazil and Mexico6/23/2017 10:40:02 PMMEXICO CITY - Argentine online marketplace Mercado Libre Inc plans to provide working-capital loans to entrepreneurs in Brazil and Mexico this year, expanding on a program the company launched in its homeland last month.Exclusive: Amazon to charge $2.8 million for NFL ad packages - sources6/23/2017 2:08:15 AMNEW YORK - Amazon.com Inc is looking to charge advertisers $2.8 million for packages that include 30-second spots during the Thursday night National Football League games it will stream live to its Prime customers this coming season, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.Trump meets wireless, drone executives on new technologies6/22/2017 10:39:47 PMWASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump offered support for emerging technologies including unmanned aerial vehicles and next-generation wireless networks in a meeting on Thursday with the chiefs of AT&T Inc and General Electric Co and other business leaders.CEO Zuckerberg tweaks Facebook mission to focus on groups6/22/2017 11:58:23 PMSAN FRANCISCO - Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg revised the world's largest online social network's mission statement on Thursday to emphasize support for hobby clubs, civil society organizations and other community groups.Judge says San Francisco can subpoena Uber for driver information6/23/2017 5:21:42 AMSAN FRANCISCO - A California state judge said on Thursday that San Francisco can demand from Uber records containing the ride-hailing company's driver contact information, the city attorney said.