Apple is almost a $1 trillion company, but watch out for Amazon

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple is on the verge of becoming the first $1 trillion publicly listed U.S. company, but even if it gets there, it could soon be overtaken as Amazon.com surges from behind.

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U.S. court revives challenge to Seattle's Uber, Lyft union law

(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday revived a leading business group's challenge to a Seattle law, the first of its kind, that would allow drivers for ride-hailing services such as Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft to unionize.

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Cisco pulls all online ads from YouTube

(Reuters) - Network gear maker Cisco Systems Inc is pulling all online ads from YouTube due to fears of the ads appearing on sensitive content on the platform, Cisco's chief marketing officer, Karen Walker, said in a blog on Wednesday.

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Bank of Canada, TMX say blockchain feasible for securities settlement

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's central bank, Toronto Stock Exchange operator TMX Group , and non-profit organization Payments Canada said on Friday that tests had shown blockchain technology can be used for automating instantaneous securities settlements.

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SpaceX launches new rocket primed for future crewed missions

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - An updated version of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, tailored for eventual crewed missions for NASA, made its debut launch on Friday from Florida's Cape Canaveral carrying a communications satellite for Bangladesh into orbit.

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Britain's HSBC joins the fintech fray with multi-account app

LONDON (Reuters) - HSBC's Connected Money app, providing a single platform for users to see their accounts with a range of providers, registered 13,000 downloads within a day of its launch, the British lender's digital banking head said on Friday.

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Didi says to halt hitching business in China for a week for driver checks

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's biggest ride-sharing company, Didi Chuxing, said on Friday it would halt for a week one of its domestic services, which it calls "ride-hitching", following the death of a female passenger that sparked questions about safety.

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Xiaomi sued for alleged patent infringement ahead of blockbuster IPO

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese smartphone maker Coolpad Group said its unit has sued three group firms of Xiaomi, which last week filed for a Hong Kong IPO that could be worth up to $10 billion, for patent infringement.

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Dropbox tops estimates in first results since IPO

(Reuters) - File sharing and storage company Dropbox Inc beat Wall Street expectations for quarterly results and topped estimates for paying subscribers in its first financial report as a publicly traded company.

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U.S. 'net neutrality' rules will expire on June 11: FCC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Landmark U.S. "net neutrality" rules will expire on June 11, and new regulations handing providers broad new power over how consumers can access the internet will take effect, the Federal Communications Commission said on Thursday in setting the date.

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Source: Reuters