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eBay's profit forecast disappoints

19 Oct 2017eBay's marketing expenses rose by nearly 5% in Q3 from a year earlier.

Profit this quarter could fall below analysts' estimates as eBay makes a big push to catch up to Amazon.com.

Toshiba probed by Japan securities watchdog

19 Oct 2017Toshiba is widely regarded as \

Authorities investigate Toshiba's accounting in its latest earnings statement to see if it properly handled losses incurred by its US nuclear unit.

Twitter to toughen rules on online harassment, abuse

19 Oct 2017The new rules will likely be introduced in the next few weeks.

The new rules include immediate and permanent suspension of any account Twitter identifies as the original source of non-consensual nudity.

SAP misses Q3 forecast as cloud shift inflates costs

19 Oct 2017SAP posted double-digit revenue growth in the first two quarters of 2017.

Europe's most valuable technology company is still confident it will meet or beat financial targets for the full year.

Tech firms must step up fight against extremism

19 Oct 2017Acting US Homeland Security secretary Elaine Duke.

Internet companies must act quicker to remove propaganda fuelling a rise in home-grown extremism, says US security chief Elaine Duke.

MS responded quietly to secret database hack

18 Oct 2017The Microsoft flaws were likely fixed within months of the hack.

The company's secret internal database for tracking bugs in its own software was broken into by a hacking group in 2013.

YouTube debuts comedy video series in VR push

18 Oct 2017As with other YouTube uploads, virtual reality clips are supported by ads.

"The Confessional" debuts, featuring South African comedian Trevor Noah, as parent Google races Facebook to attract viewers to the new medium.

IBM beats revenue estimates

18 Oct 2017IBM has been focusing on cloud, cyber security and data analytics.

The shift to newer businesses such as cloud and security services helped IBM beat analysts' quarterly revenue estimates.

Google introduces advanced Gmail security features

18 Oct 2017Advanced protection users' data will be walled off from access by non-Google third-party applications.

The search engine will roll out an "advanced protection program" to provide stronger e-mail security for high-risk users.

GM moving 'really quickly' on autonomous cars

18 Oct 2017GM president Dan Ammann.

The company says it has the building blocks it needs to deploy a large-scale fleet of robot cars.


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