Fired Google memo writer draws jeers, cheers and a job offer

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The male Google engineer fired for circulating a memo decrying the company's diversity hiring program became the center of a heated debate on sexism, drawing scorn, cheers and even a job offer on Tuesday from WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange.

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U.S. to review Qualcomm's complaints about Apple iPhone patents

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - U.S. trade officials have agreed to investigate Qualcomm Inc's allegations that Apple Inc infringed on patents with its iPhone 7 and other devices, the U.S. International Trade Commission said on Tuesday.

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HBO says probe of hack is ongoing

(Reuters) - HBO, the Time Warner Inc cable network that broadcasts "Game of Thrones," confirmed on Tuesday that it was investigating a hack that it disclosed to employees 10 days ago.

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SoftBank invests $1 billion in sports e-commerce firm Fanatics: sources

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - SoftBank Group Corp is investing $1 billion in Fanatics Inc as a part of a funding round that values the sports e-commerce company at $4.5 billion, according to sources familiar with the matter.

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Artist targets Twitter with offline hate tweets

BERLIN (Reuters) - A German-Israeli artist who accuses Twitter of failing to delete hate speech tweets has taken matters into his own hands - by stencilling the offending messages on the road in front of the company's Hamburg headquarters.

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Uber considering sale of U.S. car-leasing business: source

(Reuters) - Ride-hailing company Uber [UBER.UL] is evaluating options for its capital-intensive U.S. car-leasing business, including a sale of the unit, a source familiar with the matter said.

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Autonomous cars race narrows on doubts about clear path to profit

FRANKFURT/DETROIT (Reuters) - BMW and Daimler, the world's top luxury carmakers, have announced alliances with suppliers, talking up the virtues of having a bigger pool of engineers to develop a self-driving car.

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Intel further extends Mobileye offer to mop up outstanding stock

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Computer chip maker Intel Corp has further extended its offer to buy out remaining shareholders of Mobileye NV after securing 84 percent of the acquisition target's shares, the two companies said on Tuesday.

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Arraignment of UK security researcher Hutchins delayed to Monday

MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - U.S. authorities have postponed the arraignment of a British security researcher Marcus Hutchins, credited with neutralizing the global "WannaCry" ransomware attack, in an unrelated hacking case, the U.S. District Court in Milwaukee said on Tuesday.

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China ride-hailing firm DiDi backs Uber rival Careem

DUBAI/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - DiDi Chuxing, China's largest ride-hailing firm, has invested in Middle East online taxi service Careem in a new partnership deal that marks Didi's latest international expansion against rival Uber.

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Source: Reuters