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Snap lowers valuation expectations in highly awaited IPO

Snap Inc , owner of the popular messaging app Snapchat, set a lower-than-expected valuation range on Thursday, amid mounting investor concerns over its unproven business model, slowing growth and tight founder control. The company, which filed for an initial public offering earlier this month, was widely expected to be valued at between $20 billion and $25 billion. The lower valuation range reflected initial investor feedback, as well as Snap's aim to ensure there is sufficient demand for shares of the company that it trades up on its first day in public market.



Facebook says Irish challenge to U.S. data transfers 'deeply flawed'

By Conor Humphries DUBLIN (Reuters) - Facebook said on Thursday a legal challenge against the way it transfers EU user data to the United States was "deeply flawed" and should not be referred to the EU's top court because ample privacy protections were already in place. The challenge by the Irish data regulator is the latest to question whether methods used by large tech firms such as Google and Apple to transfer data gives EU consumers sufficient protection from U.S. surveillance. The issue of data privacy came to the fore after revelations in 2013 from former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden of mass U.S. surveillance caused political outrage in Europe Facebook says the case could lead to a breakdown in transatlantic data transfers that could knock EU economic output by up to 1.3 percent.



AT&T expands access to unlimited plan after Verizon launch

AT&T Inc said on Thursday it would make its unlimited data plan available to all wireless customers who pay a monthly bill, days after rival Verizon Communications Inc announced an unlimited option. Previously, AT&T's plan, which includes unlimited data, talk and text for $100 a month for a single line, only applied to its DirecTV and U-Verse subscribers. On Sunday, Verizon said it would offer an unlimited plan for the first time in more than five years.



Auto union courts Tesla workers, amplifies 'buy American' message

United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams said on Thursday the union is contacting workers at Silicon Valley electric car maker Tesla Inc , and plans to boost efforts to convince U.S. consumers not to buy vehicles built in other countries, including those sold by the Detroit automakers. The UAW leader also used a meeting with reporters to praise President Donald Trump for calling on companies to produce more products in the United States, and promising to rework the North American Free Trade Agreement.



Samsung chief Lee arrested in corruption investigation

By Hyunjoo Jin SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee was arrested on Friday, a South Korean court said, over his alleged role in a corruption scandal that led parliament to impeach President Park Geun-hye. The Seoul Central District Court also rejected a request to issue an arrest warrant for Samsung Electronics Co Ltd President Park Sang-jin, who also heads the Korea Equestrian Federation. The 48-year-old Lee, Samsung's vice chairman, was taken into custody at the Seoul Detention Center, where he had awaited the court's decision following a day-long closed-door hearing that ended on Thursday evening.



EU privacy watchdogs seek assurances on U.S. data transfer pact

By Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union data privacy watchdogs will seek assurances from U.S. authorities that a move by U.S. President Donald Trump to crack down on illegal immigration will not undermine a transatlantic pact protecting the privacy of Europeans' data. European concerns have been raised by an executive order signed by Trump on Jan. 25 aiming to toughen enforcement of U.S. immigration law. The order directs U.S. agencies to "exclude persons who are not United States citizens or lawful permanent residents from the protections of the Privacy Act regarding personally identifiable information." The exemption of foreigners from the U.S. law governing how federal agencies collect and use information about people has stoked worries across the Atlantic about the new administration's approach to privacy and its impact on cross-border data flows.



Surprise, surprise. AT&T trumpets its own new unlimited plan

NEW YORK (AP) ? AT&T says any cellphone customer can sign up for unlimited data plans starting Friday. That option had been limited to customers of AT&T-owned DirecTV.



August suggests unlocking its voice-controlled lock when you're chopping onio...

August announced today that its smart lock can now be locked and unlocked through Alexa-enabled devices. No, instead, August wants us to remember that this feature might work best for people who are too busy chopping onions to answer the door for their visitors. Now, obviously, there?s a risk involved with anyone being able to tell Alexa to unlock a door, so to avoid that, each lock requires a user-created voice PIN to issue a command.



August suggests unlocking its voice-controlled lock when you're chopping onio...

August announced today that its smart lock can now be locked and unlocked through Alexa-enabled devices. Now, obviously, there?s a risk involved with anyone being able to tell Alexa to unlock a door, so to avoid that, each lock requires a user-created voice PIN to issue a command. Smart lock owners will also have to connect their lock to the internet through either the August Connect Wi-Fi Bridge or August Doorbell Cam.



Trump and PewDiePie are using the same playbook

The most powerful posture for a modern media figure is to play the martyr. Just after noon today, PewDiePie, the biggest star on YouTube, released a video in which he half-heartedly apologized for his use of Nazi imagery and anti-Semitic language, blamed the media for unfairly targeting him, and teared up as he thanked his fans for their support. The media is unpopular, and demonizing them can rally supporters, but playing the victim can be an equally effective tactic.



Trump and PewDiePie are using the same playbook

The most powerful posture for a modern media figure is to play the martyr. Just after noon today, PewDiePie, the biggest star on YouTube, released a video in which he half-heartedly apologized for his use of Nazi imagery and anti-Semitic language, blamed the media for unfairly targeting him, and teared up as he thanked his fans for their support. The media is unpopular, and demonizing them can rally supporters, but playing the victim can be an equally effective tactic.



Watch the first leaked video of the Nintendo Switch out in the wild
If you thought the Nintendo Switch leak we shared earlier today was big, just wait until you see this. On Thursday afternoon, a member of the NeoGAF forum claimed that he had received his Switch early, and posted a photo of the system to prove it . As you'd expect, the rest of the forum immediately lit up, telling him to share details about where he got it and asking him to post a video of it in action. He followed through on the second request, slapping together a 3-minute video with him booting the Switch up, connecting to Wi-Fi, setting up the Joy-Con controllers,  and navigating through a few menus: There are plenty of interesting (albeit small) reveals throughout the video. For example, we now know that only 25.9GB of the console's internal storage will actually be usable. In other words, you're going to need an SD card if you plan on buying a Switch, so you might as well check out our guide for Switch SD cards . Unfortunately, our leaker didn't get his hands on any games, so we'll have to live with video of the user interface for now. Thankfully, our own Nintendo Switch should be arriving very soon, and we'll have a full review of the console, some launch games and more coverage in the coming days and weeks.
The Zuckerberg manifesto: How he plans to debug the world

Mark Zuckerberg's long-term vision for Facebook, laid out in a sweeping manifesto , sometimes sounds more like a utopian social guide than a business plan. Are we, he asks, "building the world we ...



SpaceX and Boeing probably won?t be flying astronauts to the station until 20...

Since its inception, NASA?s Commercial Crew Program has been hampered by setback after setback, and it looks like even more delays are on the horizon for the fledgling initiative. The program ? which tasks US private companies with building spacecraft that can transport NASA astronauts to and from the International Space Station ? was originally supposed to get off the ground in 2017.



SpaceX and Boeing probably won?t be flying astronauts to the station until 20...

Since its inception, NASA?s Commercial Crew Program has been hampered by setback after setback, and it looks like even more delays are on the horizon for the fledgling initiative. The program ? which tasks US private companies with building spacecraft that can transport NASA astronauts to and from the International Space Station ? was originally supposed to get off the ground in 2017.




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Trump dismisses setbacks as media fiction

The president spars with members of the press during a contentious Q&A session.



Michael Anton is the most interesting man in the White House

The former aide for President George W. Bush is credited with writing the ?source code? for the Trump administration.



Trump: Administration a 'fine-tuned machine'

In a rambling news conference, the president lambasted the media for its negative portrayal of his first weeks in office.



FBI: White supremacist talked Roof-type attack

Benjamin McDowell, 28, was arrested in Myrtle Beach, S.C., shortly after buying a .40-caliber Glock and ammunition.



Odd Trump question to African-American reporter

April Ryan is asked at the president's Thursday news conference if she can set up a meeting with the Congressional Black Caucus.



Trump: 'I'm the least anti-Semitic person'

The president goes into defense mode after misinterpreting a question about the rise in anti-Semitism as a personal attack.



'Drugs are becoming cheaper than candy bars'

President Trump, who cited the drug trade to justify his immigration proposals, says the U.S. is a "drug-infested nation."



Haley reasserts support for 2-state solution

A day after a confusing Trump message, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley firmly expresses U.S. backing for separate Israeli and Palestinian states.



Mattis: No U.S. collaboration with Russia

Defense Secretary James Mattis says he doesn't anticipate any joint military operations with Russia.



White House says it will revise travel ban

"The president will clear the way for immediately protecting the country rather than pursuing ... litigation," its filing says.



Setbacks are media fiction, Trump says

The president spars with members of the press in a contentious Q&A session.



Trump's pick for Israel post heckled at hearing

The heated opposition to David Friedman's nomination erupted as soon as he began his opening statement.



Trump dismisses setbacks as media fiction

At a White House press conference, the president says his administration is working "like a fine-tuned machine."



Trump's big boast about the stock market

The president is paying attention to the story that markets were most excited about after the election: tax reform.



Senate sets date for Supreme Court hearings

The Senate Judiciary Committee schedules confirmation proceedings for Neil Gorsuch, the president's nominee.




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The latest news and headlines from Yahoo! News. Get breaking news stories and in-depth coverage with videos and photos.

Trump dismisses setbacks as media fiction

The president spars with members of the press during a contentious Q&A session.



Michael Anton is the most interesting man in the White House

The former aide for President George W. Bush is credited with writing the ?source code? for the Trump administration.



Trump: Administration a 'fine-tuned machine'

In a rambling news conference, the president lambasted the media for its negative portrayal of his first weeks in office.



FBI: White supremacist talked Roof-type attack

Benjamin McDowell, 28, was arrested in Myrtle Beach, S.C., shortly after buying a .40-caliber Glock and ammunition.



Odd Trump question to African-American reporter

April Ryan is asked at the president's Thursday news conference if she can set up a meeting with the Congressional Black Caucus.



Trump: 'I'm the least anti-Semitic person'

The president goes into defense mode after misinterpreting a question about the rise in anti-Semitism as a personal attack.



'Drugs are becoming cheaper than candy bars'

President Trump, who cited the drug trade to justify his immigration proposals, says the U.S. is a "drug-infested nation."



Haley reasserts support for 2-state solution

A day after a confusing Trump message, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley firmly expresses U.S. backing for separate Israeli and Palestinian states.



Mattis: No U.S. collaboration with Russia

Defense Secretary James Mattis says he doesn't anticipate any joint military operations with Russia.



White House says it will revise travel ban

"The president will clear the way for immediately protecting the country rather than pursuing ... litigation," its filing says.



Setbacks are media fiction, Trump says

The president spars with members of the press in a contentious Q&A session.



Trump's pick for Israel post heckled at hearing

The heated opposition to David Friedman's nomination erupted as soon as he began his opening statement.



Trump dismisses setbacks as media fiction

At a White House press conference, the president says his administration is working "like a fine-tuned machine."



Trump's big boast about the stock market

The president is paying attention to the story that markets were most excited about after the election: tax reform.



Senate sets date for Supreme Court hearings

The Senate Judiciary Committee schedules confirmation proceedings for Neil Gorsuch, the president's nominee.




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Sharp's axe too blunt; lenders to push for deeper restructuring
TOKYO, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Sharp Corp's leading bank creditors are likely to demand a more sweeping restructuring at the struggling Japanese TV and display maker as a condition for extending new loans, said people involved in the ongoing talks.
Australia's Fairfax Media mulls $1 bln writedown - report
MELBOURNE, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Australian newspaper publisher Fairfax Media is considering a writedown of more than A$1 billion ($1.06 billion) on the value of its top newspapers, a report in a rival newspaper said on Friday.
Yahoo may rethink use of cash from Alibaba deal
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc may re-evaluate plans for the cash it gets from a multibillion-dollar sale of half of its 40 percent stake in Chinese Internet company Alibaba Group.
UPDATE 2-Google pays $22.5 mln to settle Apple Safari charges
* Penalty is largest FTC has ever imposed for violating an order
UPDATE 2-U.S. judge backs RIM in patent dispute with Mformation
* RIM shares rise more than 4 percent following ruling (Adds comment from Mformation, updates share price move)
UPDATE 3-Nvidia rides Tegra wave, beats on revenue outlook
(Adds comment from CEO, details on supply and margins; updates stock price)
UPDATE 2-Virus found in Mideast can spy on bank transactions
* Gauss found in Lebanon, Israel, Palestinian territories
UPDATE 2-Nokia sells 500 patents, Qt software to counter losses
* Sells 500 patents to U.S. firm Vringo, Qt to Finnish Digia
UPDATE 1-Goldman Sachs adds Cisco to conviction buy list
* Goldman cites fast growth for addition to conviction buy list
Infosys faces new lawsuit over visa whistleblower
MUMBAI, Aug 9 (Reuters) - A former U.S. employee has filed a lawsuit against Infosys Ltd, India's No.2 software services provider, saying he was harassed for pointing out possible misuse of U.S. business visas, according to a copy of the lawsuit seen by Reuters.

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The Plan to Kill Obama-Era Net Neutrality Rules Is Here
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced his plan for rolling back net neutrality rules enacted during the Obama Administration.
Hacker Claims To Have Released New Episodes of 'Orange Is the New Black'
A hacker known as "The Dark Overlord" claims to have released 10 episodes of the new season of the Netflix series "Orange Is the New Black."
Bullying Is Driving LGBTQ People Out of Tech, Study Finds
A majority of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people surveyed said bullying contributed to their decision to leave their tech company.
Starbucks Mobile Orders Are Overwhelming Its Baristas
Morning traffic jams are already enough of a headache to deal with, but congestion at your usual coffee spot? No thanks.
Uber's Self-Driving Car Boss Taking Back Seat
Anthony Levandowski is recusing himself from some of his responsibilities as Uber remains locked in a legal battle with his former employer, Waymo.
Thanks to Google, Cubans Are Getting a Much Faster Internet
It's official: The first foreign internet company has launched in Cuba.
Palantir Settles Lawsuit Charging Hiring Bias Against Asians
Palantir has agreed to pay nearly $1.7 million to resolve charges it discriminated against Asian applicants for engineering jobs.
Mastodon Bones Could Upend Understanding of Human History
A mastodon carcass from 130,000 years old suggests that humans were in America tens of thousands of years before the history books say they were.
How Does Silicon Valley Rate President Trump's First 100 Days?
One hundred days into the Trump presidency, there's a prevailing sense of cautious optimism in Silicon Valley.
Black Tech: Diversifying Innovation in the Nation's Capital
A new co-working and incubator space is diversifying tech through Chocolate City.
Twitter Finally Had a Growth Spurt; Shares Soar 10 Percent
In a surprise after several quarters of disappointing results, Twitter on Wednesday reported better-than-expected earnings and revenue.
Dogs Get Their Very Own Family Tree
First came working dogs ? breeds that could guard or herd livestock. Later came the hunting dogs. Last came the cute, fluffy things.
Uber Is Planning a Fleet of Flying Taxi Cabs by 2020
Flying cars have long been the stuff of science fiction, but Uber is just one of a number of companies developing flying taxi services.
Computer Chaos as Antivirus Falsely IDs Windows as a Threat
Webroot said a bad rule that was live for 13 minutes identified critical Windows files as 'false positives,' blocking Windows' access to them.
'Grab Your Wallet' Boycott of Trump-Tied Companies Still Going Strong
With the most recent presidential campaign behind us, days, moments and sound bites from the raucous election may seem like a blur.

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