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EU to hand Apple Irish tax bill of $1.1 billion, source says

The European Commission will rule against Ireland's tax dealings with Apple on Tuesday, two source familiar with the decision told Reuters, one of whom said Dublin would be told to recoup over 1 billion euros in back taxes. The Commission declined to comment on Monday. The European Commission accused Ireland in 2014 of dodging international tax rules by letting Apple shelter profits worth tens of billions of dollars from tax collectors in return for maintaining jobs.



Alphabet executive steps down from Uber board amid growing competition

By Heather Somerville SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet executive David Drummond, who has been a director on the Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] board for close to three years, has stepped down, the ride-hailing firm confirmed on Monday. Drummond joined the board after Alphabet's venture capital arm GV in 2013 invested about $250 million in Uber, among the firm's largest investments and a deal in which Drummond was involved. "I recently stepped down from Uber's board given the overlap between the two companies," Drummond said in a written statement sent to Reuters.



Facebook CEO says group will not become a media company

By Giulia Segreti ROME (Reuters) - Facebook Inc. will not become a media company, its founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on Monday, telling students the firm would remain a technology platform. An increasing number of users are turning to social media networks, such as Facebook and Twitter , to find their news, but Zuckerberg said his firm had no ambitions to become a content provider. "No, we are a tech company, not a media company," said Zuckerberg, after a young Italian asked him whether Facebook intended to become a news editor.



U.S. appeals court dismisses AT&T data throttling lawsuit

A federal appeals court in California on Monday dismissed a U.S. government lawsuit that accused AT&T Inc of deception for reducing internet speeds for customers with unlimited mobile data plans once their use exceeded certain levels. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit said it ordered a lower court to dismiss the data-throttling lawsuit, which was filed in 2014 by the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC sued AT&T on the grounds that the No. 2 U.S. wireless carrier failed to inform consumers it would slow the speeds of heavy data users on unlimited plans.



Germany wants Facebook to take initiative in fight against online hate

By Thorsten Severin and Andrea Shalal BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's interior minister visited Facebook's offices in Berlin on Monday and said it should be more proactive in removing forbidden content from its social network platform. "Facebook should take down racist content or calls for violence from its pages on its own initiative even if it hasn't yet received a complaint," Thomas de Maiziere said. "Facebook has an immensely important economic position and just like every other large enterprise it has a immensely important social responsibility." The German government has been critical of Facebook in the past.



Apple is sued over unresponsive iPhone 6 touchscreens

By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) - Apple Inc has been sued by owners of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones who say a design defect causes the phones' touchscreens to become unresponsive, making them unusable. According to a proposed nationwide class-action lawsuit filed on Saturday, Apple has long been aware of the defect, which often surfaces after a flickering gray bar appears atop the touchscreens, but has refused to fix it. The plaintiffs linked the problem to Apple's decision not to use a metal "shield" or "underfill" to protect the relevant parts, as it did on versions of the iPhone 5. ...



Morgan review: finding the most boring bits of a Frankenstein story

With Luke Scott?s debut film, Morgan, the lack of a fresh angle is a problem on two levels: first, the film doesn?t have any particularly intelligent or clever answers to its own what-if premise. On paper, Morgan comes across as a cheaper version of 2009?s Splice.



Game of Thrones? Arya explains why ?good things must come to an end?
A few days ago, Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams who plays Arya on the show said that ?nothing will prepare? us for season 7, without revealing any other details about it. She did say on Twitter that she had finished reading the script for HBO?s next Thrones season. In an extensive interview about her character, her experience on the set and the fact that she?s nominated for an Emmy, Williams further explained why fans have to deal with the fact that Game of Thrones is ending soon, and why it?s perfectly okay to have a shorter season next year. DON?T MISS: After killing data plans just 2 weeks ago, T-Mobile already introduced a new data plan Williams said that appreciates the way Game of Thrones was constructed. It had a clear ending from the start, as the show runners knew exactly what they wanted to do with the show. That means that dragging the story on was never on the table, and even HBO respected this decision. ?It sucks for the audience because they love the episodes, but what we?ll never do on this show is drag it out, and I?m so thrilled about that,? the young actress told Variety . ?Too many shows start out about making a great show, and by Season 6 it?s about making money and all they want to do is write more episodes and make more money. This show makes a lot of money, and it would be easy for HBO to be like ?we?re gonna do four more seasons, and we?re gonna extend them to 12 episodes.? I really respect David [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss] for holding their ground and for HBO to be like ?no? we?re gonna tell this story, and we?re gonna end it, and that?ll be final.?? "Good things must come to an end or they?re not good anymore. It doesn?t last forever, and we?ve done what we came to do, it?s time to wrap this up, and it will have the ending it was always supposed to have, and that?s very special,? Williams added, offering a small we-already-knew-it spoiler: Winter is coming. ?David and Dan started writing this show knowing the end, not knowing that it might actually come around, and we might be allowed to make that many [seasons] ? at the beginning we were just willing to make one [season]. They started this with an end in sight, and so it?s exciting to be closing it? I?m just excited to see everyone again ? we start a lot later this year because winter has arrived, so that can?t happen in sunny Belfast.? Yes, that's why season 7 will launch later next year. Variety ?s full interview with Williams is worth a read, as the 19-year-old offers exciting behind-the-scene details about playing Arya, including tidbits on what it was like to film the scene where Arya kills Walder Frey.
Dotcom wins right to live-stream appeal against US extradition

Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom was on Tuesday granted his wish to live-stream his bid to avoid extradition to the United States where he is wanted on online piracy charges. Attempts by the United States to block the live-streaming request were rejected by Judge Murray Gilbert in the Auckland High Court. Lawyers for the US argued live-streaming could pollute a potential jury pool if the founder of the Megaupload file-sharing service ended up on trial in the United States.



We finally know what Thor was doing during ?Captain America: Civil War?
Even though Captain America: Civil War was as entertaining as any of Marvel's recent films , there was an interesting omission from the cast that had me distracted for a vast majority of the movie. Where in the world was Thor? DON'T MISS:  You could earn a living playing Pokemon Go Of course, the actual answer is that Thor would have completely ruined the balance between the two warring factions, as he's, you know, a god. But over the weekend, Marvel shared a short video that gives a far sillier explanation: That's right ? Thor was spending all of his time with Darryl, some random Australian with an office job. It sounds like he would have been more than happy to get involved in the fight, but Tony Stark and Steve Rogers apparently never sent that raven. Poor Thor. It's tough being a handsome god. This is a pretty fantastic reintroduction to Thor, but as anyone who has been keeping track of the Marvel Cinematic Universe knows, the real reason that Thor didn't take part in the Civil War was because he was out on his own adventure with Hulk, which we'll see in Thor: Ragnarok on November 3rd, 2017. The special feature you saw above was directed by Taika Waititi, who is also directing Ragnarok. It's just one of the features available when Captain America: Civil War releases on Digital HD on September 2nd.
LG announces huge new ultra-wide monitor with built-in Google Cast

LG is set to launch the world's largest ultra-wide monitor next month, a 38-inch curved creation that's one of three new ultra-wide 21:9 models the company has detailed ahead of the IFA trade show this weekend. Also announced today were two ultra-wide 34-inch monitors: one flat model with built-in Google Cast capabilities, and one curved device, the first of its kind with a refresh rate of 144Hz. In addition to being the world's largest curved ultra-wide, the monitor's also the first of its class to feature a USB-C port, and comes with two BlueTooth speakers packed inside its body.



Facebook 'Trending' Section Makes Editorial Gaffe After Changes to Reduce Pol...

Facebook?s newly-tweaked ?Trending? module, barely three days old, has already made its first big gaffe: promoting a seemingly baseless article about Fox News host Megyn Kelly. The article, which features the headline ?Fox News Exposes Traitor Megyn Kelly, Kicks Her Out For Backing Hillary,? was added to the trending section over the weekend, according to a source at Facebook, who said that it was reviewed on Monday and removed. The article's promotion came after Facebook made significant changes to the influential Trending module, removing some human influence and making it more ?automated,? in an effort to address bias claims that it has faced in recent months.



FBI warns of possible state election-system hacks

The FBI is warning state officials to boost their election security in light of evidence that hackers targeted related data systems in two states. In a confidential "flash" alert from its cyber ...



A premier case maker may have just leaked the best iPhone 7 images so far
We?ve seen a ton of leaked iPhone 7 photos and videos, but many of them show iPhone 7 clones rather than actual iPhone 7 units, even if these fakes are based on actual iPhone 7 schematics. However, a case maker has now posted a slew of images that show accessories for the upcoming iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. These may be the best leaked iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus images yet, given that premier accessory makers like Spigen might know certain things about Apple?s coming iPhones that the rest of us don't. DON?T MISS: After killing data plans just 2 weeks ago, T-Mobile already introduced a new data plan Spigen seems to be so confident about its information that it didn?t even remove the product pages  once they were discovered, even though they may have been published ?by accident.? The company even lists the names of Apple?s coming iPhones as iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The iPhone 7 renders Spigen offers show the same design elements we expect. Both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will feature redesigned antenna lines on the back, and they will lack the 3.5mm headphone jack found on most other smartphones. Furthermore, camera cutouts on the back of Spigen cases indicate that both handsets will receive camera upgrades, including a bigger sensor for the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 and a dual-lens camera for the iPhone 7 Plus. In total, Spigen listed no less than 16 different iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus cases, so you can already decide what to buy next. On the other hand, it's probably a good idea to wait until the new phones are actually announced before you make any decisions.
With PlayStation Now coming to Windows, could consoles get replaced by the cl...

Is it possible that the battle between Microsoft's Xbox and Sony's PlayStation systems could come to an end thanks to streaming services like PlayStation Now?




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U.S. levels rare criticism at NATO ally

The Pentagon pushes Turkey to "stay focused" and not engage in clashes that distract from the battle against ISIS.



Trump waged ?personal? crusade against Weiner

For over five years, the GOP nominee attacked the disgraced ex-congressman via social media.



White House objects to QB's anthem views

Colin Kaepernick's decision to sit during the national anthem is objectionable but within his rights, the White House says.



Facebook makes changes after accusations

The social media giant revamps its popular "Trending" section to lessen the influence of humans.



Gary Johnson: I will qualify for a debate

The Libertarian presidential candidate needs to reach at least 15 percent in an average of five national polls.



Traffic deaths take an uncharacteristic upswing

More than 35,000 people died in U.S. crashes last year, a 7 percent increase that runs counter to a five-decade trend of declining fatalities.



Giuliani on Beyoncé VMA routine: 'It?s a shame'

The ex-NYC mayor rips the singer again, this time for her visual composition about gun violence against black people.



'Willy Wonka' star Gene Wilder dies at 83

The frizzy-haired actor was a master at playing panicked characters in classics like "Young Frankenstein."



Fresh start for Sandy Hook, 4 years later

Students are attending school here for the first time since a shooting rampage killed 20 first graders and six educators in 2012.



Abedin announces her separation from Weiner

The Clinton aide announces the decision after allegations her husband had sexually explicit dealings with another woman online.



Pope Francis chats with Mark Zuckerberg

One topic of discussion was "how to use communication technologies to alleviate poverty," said a Vatican spokesman.



Clinton proposes mental health treatment plan

Under this system, mental health issues would be treated the same way that physical health problems are.



Donald Trump finally making big TV ad blitz

The GOP candidate is spending $10 million on commercials in nine battleground states over the next week.



FBI says hackers breached election systems

Foreign hackers penetrated two state election databases in recent weeks, according to an FBI "flash" alert.



Clinton invokes dad's memory to attack Trump

The Democratic nominee says her father would have been "stiffed" in a deal with the celebrity businessman.




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

U.S. levels rare criticism at NATO ally

The Pentagon pushes Turkey to "stay focused" and not engage in clashes that distract from the battle against ISIS.



Trump waged ?personal? crusade against Weiner

For over five years, the GOP nominee attacked the disgraced ex-congressman via social media.



White House objects to QB's anthem views

Colin Kaepernick's decision to sit during the national anthem is objectionable but within his rights, the White House says.



Facebook makes changes after accusations

The social media giant revamps its popular "Trending" section to lessen the influence of humans.



Gary Johnson: I will qualify for a debate

The Libertarian presidential candidate needs to reach at least 15 percent in an average of five national polls.



Traffic deaths take an uncharacteristic upswing

More than 35,000 people died in U.S. crashes last year, a 7 percent increase that runs counter to a five-decade trend of declining fatalities.



Giuliani on Beyoncé VMA routine: 'It?s a shame'

The ex-NYC mayor rips the singer again, this time for her visual composition about gun violence against black people.



'Willy Wonka' star Gene Wilder dies at 83

The frizzy-haired actor was a master at playing panicked characters in classics like "Young Frankenstein."



Fresh start for Sandy Hook, 4 years later

Students are attending school here for the first time since a shooting rampage killed 20 first graders and six educators in 2012.



Abedin announces her separation from Weiner

The Clinton aide announces the decision after allegations her husband had sexually explicit dealings with another woman online.



Pope Francis chats with Mark Zuckerberg

One topic of discussion was "how to use communication technologies to alleviate poverty," said a Vatican spokesman.



Clinton proposes mental health treatment plan

Under this system, mental health issues would be treated the same way that physical health problems are.



Donald Trump finally making big TV ad blitz

The GOP candidate is spending $10 million on commercials in nine battleground states over the next week.



FBI says hackers breached election systems

Foreign hackers penetrated two state election databases in recent weeks, according to an FBI "flash" alert.



Clinton invokes dad's memory to attack Trump

The Democratic nominee says her father would have been "stiffed" in a deal with the celebrity businessman.




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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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Mice Hitch a Ride Home on SpaceX Dragon
SpaceX's Dragon made its grand return to Earth this morning.
Kim Dotcom Can Livestream Legal Fight Against the U.S.: Judge
Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom can livestream his legal bid to halt his extradition to the United States, a New Zealand judge ruled Tuesday.
Mark Zuckerberg 'Friends' Pope Francis
Mark Zuckerberg met with Pope Francis during a trip to Italy and gave him a small memento: a Facebook drone model.
Drones For Business Can Take Off Under New FAA Regs
The Federal Aviation Administration's new rules for small commercial drones take effect today, making it easier for businesses to take to the skies.
Russian Doping Whistleblowers Fear for Their Lives
Yuliya Stepanova and her husband were branded traitors when they exposed the widespread use of performance enhancing drugs among Russian athletes.
Would You Trust An Algorithm to Pick Your Lunch Date?
Lunchback, a Swedish start-up, is hoping to pair interested users for lunch ? but people will have to put faith in an algorithm to make the match.
How to Stop WhatsApp Sharing Your Info With Facebook
WhatsApp plans to start sharing user's phone numbers and when they last used the app with its parent company Facebook.
Apple Fixes Security Flaw After Major Texting Hack
Once infected, the phone could become a digital spy, capable of employing the iPhone's camera and microphone to snoop.
How Trump Spent $8.4 Million to Play Digital Catch-up
The Republican nominee's failure to turn his massive online support base into a robust fundraising tool is a missed opportunity.
WhatsApp to Share User Data With Facebook
The company announced that it was updating its terms of service and privacy policy for the first time in four years.
Amazon Launches a Research Hub For Car Buyers
Amazon is offering up car advice with the launch of a new research portal, however the retailer won't be acting as a virtual dealership.
Where the Candidates Stand on Space Exploration
If we're going to send the first humans to Mars in the early 2030s, the next U.S. President will need to be a strong supporter of space exploration.
Fix Terrorism on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Say Lawmakers
Social media firms including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are "consciously failing" to stop their sites from being used to promote ter
World's Largest Aircraft Nose Dives in 2nd Test Flight
The hybrid of blimp, helicopter and airplane is designed to stay aloft for days at a time.
Singapore Tries Out World's First Self-Driving Taxis
Singapore is taking the next step in the move towards self-driving vehicles with the world's first public trial of self-driving taxis.

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