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Twitter disappoints investors as user growth hits wall
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 11:50:36 -0500

A 3D printed Twitter logo is seen in front of displayed stock graph in this illustration picture made in ZenicaTwitter Inc reported its first quarter with no growth in users since it went public, stoking fresh concerns on how long it will take for the company to reverse the trend. The stalled growth in the average number of active monthly users came despite a series of changes to make Twitter easier and more engaging. While the company said it is taking additional steps - including launching changes to the timeline of tweets earlier Wednesday - it told investors not to expect immediate results.


UK lawmakers tell Google to come clean on tax
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:51:46 -0500

The Google internet homepage is displayed on a product at a store in LondonBy Tom Bergin LONDON (Reuters) - UK lawmakers accused Google on Thursday of trying to fool Britons into believing it was a proponent of tax reform while remaining a prime beneficiary of loopholes in existing rules, and said if it was sincere the company would be more transparent over its tax affairs. Google's president for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Matt Brittin, told the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee that the company had paid all the tax that it should but wanted the international tax system reformed. “You sort of pose as an enlightened helper to the public debate ... And that the wicked awful tax system across the world somehow just happened to Google, whereas actually you’ve made a choice to avoid tax and set up structures specifically so to do,” he said.


UK's far-reaching surveillance plans need to change: lawmakers
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 05:02:47 -0500

Illustration file picture shows a man typing on a computer keyboard in WarsawThe British government has significant work to do to justify its plans to allow the authorities to spy on the public's internet use, a powerful committee of lawmakers said on Thursday, calling for changes to the far-reaching surveillance bill. Last November, the government unveiled its plans for sweeping new surveillance powers, a watered-down version of a so-called "snoopers' charter" which was dropped because of deep concerns, including from a similar scrutinizing committee. On Thursday the lawmakers examining the new powers said that while it supported the bill in principle, it believed the proposed law needed significant amendments and made 86 recommendations for change.


GM's Opel to build next generation electric car in 2017
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 03:46:36 -0500

General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra speaks during a keynote address at the 2016 CES trade show in Las VegasGeneral Motors Chief Executive Mary Barra on Thursday said the company's European division Opel would build an affordable five-seater electric car, the Ampera-e, in 2017. The car shares the same underpinnings as GM's other electric car, the Chevrolet Bolt. "Like its twin, the Chevrolet Bolt EV, the Ampera-e promises to transform the electric vehicle market in Europe as the first EV that combines long range at an affordable price," Barra told an industry conference.


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