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Next to exit Trump White House? Odds favor McMaster, online bookie says

(Reuters) - U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster is most likely the next official to leave the Trump administration, following a string of firings and resignations, according to an online betting website said which put the odds against him staying at 3/2.


Rocket Internet explores IPO of online shopping group Jumia: sources

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German start-up investor Rocket Internet is exploring a stock market listing of loss-making African online shopping platform Jumia, people close to the matter said.


Deutsche Post's DHL expands U.S. delivery service in swipe at FedEx, UPS

SAN FRANCISCO/SEATTLE (Reuters) - Deutsche Post AG's DHL said on Thursday it was launching a delivery service for online retailers in eight U.S. cities, as the German logistics company takes a swipe at dominant players UPS and FedEx.


UK's CMC Markets launches cryptocurrency trading

(Reuters) - Online trading platform CMC Markets Plc said on Thursday it had launched contracts for differences (CFDs) and spreadbetting offerings for cryptocurrencies following significant interest from its users.

How real news can combat disinformation on Facebook

In 2016, more than a quarter of Americans read online stories that were "fake news" -- or deliberately false information or propaganda disguised as actual news reporting, researchers found.

The boom of online shopping didn't kill the toy store giant. Many of its wounds were self-inflicted.


Google, Apple face EU law on business practices

(Reuters) - Online platforms such as Google , Apple and Amazon face new European Union rules on their commercial practices with smaller businesses that use their services, as Brussels seeks to curtail their huge market power.


NBC News plans online streaming service to attract younger viewers

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Comcast Corp's NBC News plans to launch an online streaming service this year as part of its effort to reach younger viewers who prefer to watch their favorite shows online, executives said on Wednesday.

Delivery Services

Walmart Expands Online Grocery Delivery to 100 Cities

The retail giant is accelerating its efforts in the online-grocery sector as rivals, led by Amazon, wage their own aggressive campaigns for control of America’s kitchen cupboards.


Disney creates streaming video unit for digital future

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co said on Wednesday it had created a new unit for its streaming video and international businesses as the company retools its traditional media operation for a world rapidly embracing online video.


Disney reorganizes businesses, creates direct-to-consumer unit

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co announced a reorganization on Wednesday that will create a new direct-to-consumer and international unit as the entertainment company adapts to a rapid shift toward online and mobile viewing.


BRIEF-Playboy Enterprises To Introduce Cryptocurrency Wallet For Use On Its Online Platforms


Walmart brings online grocery delivery to 100 cities


BRIEF-Walmart to expand online grocery delivery to more than 40 pct of U.S. households by end of 2018



Amazon launches first debit card in Mexico e-commerce push

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Inc launched its first-ever debit card on Tuesday in Mexico, part of a push to encourage shoppers without bank accounts to buy online.


Exclusive: Fitness app Strava overhauls map that revealed military positions

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Fitness-tracking app Strava said starting on Tuesday it will restrict access to an online map that shows where people run, cycle and swim and remove some data after researchers found it inadvertently revealed military posts and other sensitive sites.


Britain to consider new tax mechanism for online sales

LONDON, March 13 (Reuters) - The British government will consult on a new mechanism for collecting value-added-tax (VAT) for online sales to ensure that the tax paid by consumers reaches the Treasury, finance minister Philip Hammond said during his spring statement to parliament.


Europe's drinks sector tells EU it will offer more product info

BRUSSELS, March 12 (Reuters) - Europe's drinks sector announced plans on Monday to inform consumers more about the energy content and ingredients in beer, wine and spirits in a self-policing move, but critics said much of this information would only be available online.


Amazon video service looking to expand Indian regional content

MUMBAI, March 11 (Reuters) - Inc's video service will look to add more regional content in India, two company executives said, as it competes with a host of global and local players for a bigger share of a fledgling online streaming market.


U.S. Justice Department, AT&T spar over merger in final pre-trial documents

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department and AT&T Inc on Friday presented starkly different futures for online video if the wireless and pay-TV giant is allowed to buy Time Warner Inc, as they laid out their cases for a blockbuster antitrust trial.

Shkreli, Martin (1983- )

Martin Shkreli Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison for Fraud

Mr. Shkreli, notorious for sharply increasing drug prices and for his attention-seeking antics online, was convicted last year of defrauding investors.

Social Media

Gray Matter: How Lies Spread Online

They diffuse farther, faster and more broadly than the truth does.


Germany looks to revise social media law as Europe watches

BERLIN (Reuters) - A German law requiring social media companies like Facebook and Twitter to quickly remove hate speech from their sites is set to be revised following criticism that too much online content is being blocked, according to officials.


BRIEF-BlackBerry files patent infringement lawsuit against Facebook -- online court records

March 6 (Reuters) - Blackberry files patent infringement lawsuit against facebook, whatsapp and instagram in los angeles federal court -- online court records Copy of complaint not immediately available in online court records


YNAP's core profit margins to rise 30-70 basis points in 2018: CEO to Reuters

MILAN (Reuters) - Core profit margins at Yoox Net-A-Porter (YNAP) will rise by 30-70 basis points in 2018 and growth at the luxury online retailer will be boosted by mobile sales and those in the Middle East, the group's chief executive said on Tuesday.


Target profit misses estimates, outlook disappoints; shares sink

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Target Corp missed profit estimates for the holiday quarter on Tuesday as it invested to compete better online and in its stores and its financial outlook disappointed some investors, sending shares down 4 percent in early trading.

Computers and the Internet

Economic Scene: Your Data Is Crucial to a Robotic Age. Shouldn’t You Be Paid for It?

Getting companies to pay for the information they reap from people’s online lives will improve the data and may counteract a concentration of power.


France may probe Google and Facebook over online ad dominance

PARIS (Reuters) - France's competition authority may open investigations into Facebook and Google "in the next few months" after an in-depth examination concluded the pair dominate the French online advertising market.


Target profit misses estimates in holiday quarter, sales jump

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Target Corp reported profit in the holiday quarter that fell short of analyst estimates on Tuesday, hurt by investments aimed at improving the competitiveness of its online operations and stores, sending shares down 2 percent in premarket trading.


Trump administration backs states' bid to collect online sales taxes

WASHINGTON, March 5 (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Monday said states should be able to require online retailers to collect sales taxes, backing an appeal by South Dakota at the U.S. Supreme Court that could mean billions of dollars in revenue for state coffers.

Middle school teacher secretly ran white supremacist podcast, says it was satire

Dayanna Volitich is a social studies teacher at Crystal River Middle School in Crystal River, Florida. Online, she was also known as "Tiana Dalichov," the pseudonymous host of a white supremacist podcast called "Unapologetic" and the voice behind a Twitter account riddled with racist and antisemitic posts.


Want to buy some rhino horn? Log in here, DNA required

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African ranchers launched an online market for rhino horn on Monday, saying the open trade would help squeeze poachers out of the business.


Online lender Kabbage to restrict weapons lending

BOSTON (Reuters) - Kabbage Inc, a U.S. online lender for small businesses, said it will cut ties with clients that make or sell assault-style rifles or that sell weapons or ammunition to people under 21 years old, one of the strongest steps by any financial firm after last month's high school massacre in Florida.


China Presses Its Internet Censorship Efforts Across the Globe

Beijing is pushing past its digital borders to influence and control what people say online, as it enjoys growing sway in the technology world.


J.C. Penney sees year profit largely below Wall Street, shares dive

(Reuters) - J.C. Penney Co Inc forecast broadly lower-than-expected full-year profit on Friday as the department store operator grapples with weak demand for its clothes and fierce online competition, sending its stock down 10 percent.


Trump and Alec Baldwin, His ‘S.N.L.’ Impersonator, Sling Insults Across Twitter

Though he has lately resisted the impulse to criticize “Saturday Night Live,” President Trump was lured into an online war of words with Mr. Baldwin, who plays him on the show.

Homosexuality and Bisexuality

Modern Love: Am I Gay or Straight? Maybe This Fun Quiz Will Tell Me

A young woman seeks answers to her sexual orientation online, where the endless quizzes she takes deliver whatever label she wants.


SEC investigates Overstock token sale, shares slide

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating Inc's sale of cryptocurrency to investors, the online retailer said in a filing on Thursday, sending it shares lower by as much as 10 percent.


Twitter seeks proposals to improve content quality on its platform

March 1 (Reuters) - Twitter Inc on Thursday sought help to improve the quality of conversations on its micro-blogging site in a bid to address rising criticism against social media companies for failing to protect users from online abuse and political manipulation.


SEC probes Overstock's blockchain platform, shares slide

(Reuters) - Online retailer Inc said on Thursday the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was investigating its blockchain platform tZERO and its cryptocurrency.


Kohl's sales growth, 2018 outlook send shares higher

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Kohl's Corp on Thursday reported strong comparable sales fueled by robust holiday-season demand for activewear and online growth and issued a 2018 earnings outlook that topped expectations, sending its shares higher in premarket trading.


Sky strikes deal to add Netflix to its European pay-TV bundles

LONDON, March 1 (Reuters) - Sky, the European pay-TV group at the centre of a fierce takeover battle, said it would add online video service Netflix to a new TV bundle, bringing drama like "The Crown" to its sport and entertainment offer for the first time.


UPDATE 1-Tencent-backed Sea posts wider-than-expected loss as marketing costs spike

Feb 28 (Reuters) - Online gaming and e-commerce firm Sea Ltd reported a larger-than-expected fourth-quarter loss, hurt by soaring marketing expenses as the company pumped money into promoting its e-commerce business.


U.S. House passes bill to penalize websites for sex trafficking

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed legislation to make it easier to penalize operators of websites that facilitate online sex trafficking, chipping away at a bedrock legal shield for the technology industry.


German military helicopter crash in Mali caused by incorrectly set autopilot-report

BERLIN (Reuters) - The crash of a German military Airbus Tiger helicopter in Mali last July was caused by incorrect settings on the autopilot, Germany's Spiegel Online reported on Tuesday.


Udacity, with eye to eventual IPO, says revenue more than doubled in 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Online education company Udacity, which offers courses in high-tech subjects such as machine learning, said on Tuesday it more than doubled its annual revenue last year and added about 34,000 new students to its online degree programs.

Analysis: The NRA's very Trumpy playbook

In June of 2017, the National Rifle Association posted a video online featuring the conservative commentator Dana Loesch. Speaking directly to the camera, Loesch, who had joined the group as a national spokeswoman months earlier, issued a breathless call to arms.

Social Media

Olympic Golds Online, if Not in Competition

Most of the moments from the 2018 Winter Games that have gone viral online had little to do with athletic achievement.


BB&T's online banking service hit by data center glitch

Feb 23 (Reuters) - BB&T Corp customers could not access ATMs and online banking accounts after a malfunction at one of its data centers, the bank said on Friday.


U.S. M&A lending hits early year high with jumbo loans

NEW YORK (LPC) - A flurry of huge US acquisitions is pushing high-grade M&A lending to early year highs as blue-chip firms take advantage of US tax reform and try to fight off the threat of online retail giant Amazon.


US M&A lending hits early year high with jumbo loans

NEW YORK, Feb 23 (LPC) - A flurry of huge US acquisitions is pushing high-grade M&A lending to early year highs as blue-chip firms take advantage of US tax reform and try to fight off the threat of online retail giant Amazon.

Sandy Hook parents: Online platforms cave to hoaxers

For those affected by gun violence, managing the pain in the aftermath becomes a full-time job. To then be forced to endure conspiracy theorists who are branding your tragedy an elaborately crafted hoax is a form of deliberate revictimization.


President of Tezos Swiss foundation steps down

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The president of a Swiss foundation that conducted a $232 million online fundraiser for the embattled Tezos cryptocurrency project has stepped down, the foundation said in a statement on Thursday.

National Rifle Assn

Where the N.R.A. Speaks First and Loudest

NRATV, the organization’s online video channel, has become a little-noticed but vital forum for the dissemination of some of the most strident pro-gun messaging in politics.

Opinion: Parkland students, ignore the idiots

Over the past few days a growing number of online agitators have taken to social media in an effort to discredit and disgrace the students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who dare speak out on gun violence.


UPDATE 1-LendingClub profit misses estimates due to higher expenses

Feb 20 (Reuters) - LendingClub Corp reported fourth-quarter adjusted earnings that missed Wall Street estimates by a cent as the online lender spent more for origination and servicing of loans.

Woman threatened for destroying her own gun

Amanda Meyer filmed video as she destroyed her own handgun in response to the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, and she says some online reactions have a threatening tone.


Walmart holiday-quarter profit drops, online struggles spook investors

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Walmart Inc , the world's biggest retailer, on Tuesday posted a sharp drop in profit and online sales growth during the critical holiday period and forecast annual profit at the lower end of expectations.


UPDATE 4-Walmart holiday-qtr profit drops, online struggles spook investors

NEW YORK, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Walmart Inc, the world's biggest retailer, on Tuesday posted a sharp drop in profit and online sales growth during the critical holiday period and forecast annual profit at the lower end of expectations.


Walmart profit drops, online sales slow in key holiday quarter

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Retail behemoth Walmart Inc on Tuesday reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit and posted a sharp drop in online sales growth during the critical holiday period, sending its shares slumping more than 6 percent in premarket trade.

US assault rifles being sold on jihadist online forums in Syria

US-supplied weapons originally intended for moderate allies in Syria have ended up for sale on jihadist online forums in the country's northern al Qaeda heartland.


Malaysian firm adds Islamic certification to cryptocurrency

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Malaysia-based firm HelloGold has received a sharia-compliant certification for its gold-backed cryptocurrency and plans to launch its online gold platform in Thailand later this year, the company said.


Adecco buys digital recruitment firm Vettery, price not disclosed

ZURICH (Reuters) - Staffing company Adecco said on Tuesday it bought U.S.-based online recruitment platform Vettery for an undisclosed sum to increase its footprint in the digital permanent recruitment market.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

How Unwitting Americans Encountered Russian Operatives Online

With imperfect English and tireless posting on Facebook and Twitter, Russian trolls summoned Americans to rallies, praised Donald J. Trump and played on political divisions.


UberEATS deliveryman wanted in fatal shooting

(Reuters) - An UberEATS driver was on the run Monday after a man who ordered a meal from the online food delivery service was killed in a late night shooting in Atlanta over the weekend, police told local media.


Australian lawmaker's online gun picture post sparks police review

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian federal police were on Monday investigating a social media post by a government lawmaker that showed him aiming a gun and taunting left-wing green supporters.


Alpine skiing: Vonn to defy online 'bullies'

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Abuse on social media would not silence Lindsey Vonn from voicing her own personal political opinions or stop her from engaging with her fans online, the American has said.


Mexico identifies remains as belonging to missing federal agents

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The Mexican attorney general's office said on Sunday that human remains found last week belong to two federal agents from its organized crime unit who were last seen in an online video earlier this month that appeared to show their kidnapping.


Chanel, Farfetch pair up for digital push at fashion label's stores

PARIS (Reuters) - French couture house Chanel has taken a minority stake in London-based online retailer Farfetch, the companies said on Monday, as part of a tie-up to develop digital services such as chats to connect the label's clients with store assistants.


Film at Berlin fest examines how Islamic State jihadists recruit European brides

BERLIN (Reuters) - A movie at the Berlin film festival that looks at how Islamic State fighters recruit young European women online highlights the dangers of using the internet, the actress in the starring role told Reuters.


Careem acquires Middle East online restaurant listing platform, to trial food delivery

DUBAI, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Careem, a Middle East competitor to Uber Technologies, said on Sunday it had acquired RoundMenu and would start trialing food delivery services through the restaurant listing and reservation online platform this month.


Blackface skit in China's new year gala sparks racism accusations

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A skit on China's widely-watched Lunar New Year gala on state television featuring a Chinese actress made up to appear African has provoked accusations of racism online.


Mexico finds remains possibly belonging to law enforcement agents

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The Mexican attorney general's office said on Thursday it found human remains that may belong to two law enforcement agents specializing in organized crime who recently appeared in an online video that seemed to show their kidnapping.


FBI was warned about Florida man accused of killing 17 at school

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation was warned in September about an ominous online comment by the 19-year-old man accused of killing 17 people at his former high school but was unable to locate him, an agent said on Thursday.

Touch (Sense)

The Tingle Makers, Open for Business

Soothing videos of women whispering or crinkling paper have an unusually devoted following online. A salon in Brooklyn is mixing the therapy with theater.


Amazon says to create 2,000 jobs in France in 2018

PARIS (Reuters) - U.S. online retail giant Amazon said on Thursday it will create 2,000 permanent contract positions this year in France, its largest market in Europe after Britain and Germany.


Digital divide persists with online portals for cancer patients

(Reuters Health) - Even as a growing number of cancer patients are setting up accounts for online access to medical charts, fewer people are actually logging on to look at their test results, a U.S. study suggests.


Google raises price of YouTube TV, adds sports, Turner

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google is raising the price of its YouTube TV online service for new customers as it adds channels from Time Warner Inc's Turner, National Basketball League and Major League Baseball, the company said Wednesday.


Former Republican presidential candidate Romney to run for Senate: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will run for a U.S. Senate seat representing Utah and plans to announce his bid online on Thursday, a source familiar with Romney's plans said.

Olympic Games (2018)

Online, a Diverse Winter Olympics. But on the Ground?

The early social media darlings have been a racially diverse group, which has contrasted with the overwhelmingly white population of athletes at the Games.


Chinese online retailer raises $2.5 billion for logistics arm

BEIJING (Reuters) - Inc said on Wednesday it had raised $2.5 billion for its logistics arm, as the second-largest Chinese e-commerce firm seeks to further bolster its position in online retail in its home country and beyond.


UPDATE 2-European shares dip as skepticism looms on recovery

* Publicis, WPP rise as Unilever threatens online ad cuts (Adds closing prices, details)

Why I swipe left on Trump voters

It's been three decades since I dated. Needless to say, a lot has changed! Eager to expedite the process following my imminent divorce, I recently jumped into the world of online dating, where wannabe suitors are just a click or swipe away.

Opinion: Why I swipe left on Trump voters

It's been three decades since I dated. Needless to say, a lot has changed! Eager to expedite the process following my imminent divorce, I recently jumped into the world of online dating, where wannabe suitors are just a click or swipe away.


Under Armour revenue beats estimates, shares jump

(Reuters) - Under Armour Inc beat analysts' estimates for fourth-quarter revenue on Tuesday, as it sold more footwear and apparel through its own stores and online.


Food allergy sufferers win apology over 'Peter Rabbit'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Movie studio Sony Pictures apologized on Monday for a scene in its "Peter Rabbit" children's film after an online outcry from sufferers of food allergies.

This lonely frog is looking for love online

An 11-year-old Bolivian water frog named Romeo has been looking for his "Juliet" for the past decade to save his species.


Unilever threatens to cut back online ads over 'toxic' content

LONDON/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Unilever , one of the world's biggest spenders on advertising, has threatened to pull ads from digital platforms such as Facebook and Google if they "create division" in society or fail to protect children.


UPDATE 1-Unilever threatens to cut back online ads over "toxic" content

* Echoes similar calls from Procter & Gamble (Adds details on Unilever's ad spending, YouTube boycott)


A culprit for financial site glitches: you and your apps

BOSTON (Reuters) - Jittery investors and their smartphones stressed out leading U.S. online financial sites last week as heavy volatility shook markets, technology analysts said.


Amazon hires NBC executive Salke to run video studio

(Reuters) - Inc has hired Jennifer Salke, president of NBC Entertainment, to run its video studio, the online retailer's interim studio chief Albert Cheng said in a Twitter post on Friday.


Frenzied demand for Nvidia's graphic chips shoot prices through the roof

(Reuters) - Nvidia Corp's graphic processors, or GPUs, are so overwhelmingly popular that gamers and cryptocurrency miners are willing to pay up to three times the original list price to get their hands on its cards online.


Expedia shares sink after disappointing 2018 forecast

(Reuters) - Shares of U.S. online travel services company Expedia fell 19 percent in premarket trading on Friday, after forecasting 2018 selling and marketing costs would outpace revenue growth as it battles rivals for market share.


Exclusive: China's Ant plans equity fundraising at potential $100 billion valuation - sources

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's Ant Financial Services Group is planning to raise up to $5 billion in fresh equity that could value the online payments giant at more than $100 billion, people familiar with the move told Reuters.


SoftBank, Yahoo Japan, Aeon plan to launch online retail business: NHK

TOKYO (Reuters) - SoftBank Group Corp, Yahoo Japan Corp and Aeon Co Ltd plan to launch an online retail business, national broadcaster NHK reported on Friday.


Expedia shares tumble as quarterly profit misses on higher costs

(Reuters) - U.S. online travel services company Expedia Inc missed analysts' quarterly profit estimate on higher marketing expenses, sending its shares tumbling 15 percent in after-hours trading on Thursday.


News Corp results beat on gains in digital real estate unit

(Reuters) - Wall Street Journal-owner News Corp reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit on Thursday, as growth in its online real estate business helped offset a fall in advertising revenue.


UPDATE 1-Expedia quarterly profit misses as costs jump

Feb 8 (Reuters) - U.S. online travel services company Expedia Inc missed analysts' quarterly profit estimate on higher marketing expenses, sending its shares tumbling 15 percent in after-hours trading on Thursday.

Education (K-12)

Casting Controversy Derailed a High School Play. Then Came the Threats.

After Ithaca High School canceled its production of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” because of students’ pushback, an online mob targeted the town.


Novogratz's new fund, others invest $30 million in online encyclopedia

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A fund launched last month by former macro hedge fund manager Mike Novogratz and global blockchain company Block.One led a group of institutions that invested $30 million in online encyclopedia Everipedia, Everipedia President Sam Kazemian said.