Google to stop scanning Gmail for creating targeted ads

(Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Friday it would stop scanning Gmail content for creating personalized ads from later this year, bringing the widely-used email service in line with its enterprise offering, G Suite.

Leveraging big data, Mercado Libre offers loans in Brazil and Mexico

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Argentine online marketplace Mercado Libre Inc plans to provide working-capital loans to entrepreneurs in Brazil and Mexico this year, expanding on a program the company launched in its homeland last month.

Canada’s Supreme Court clears way for Facebook privacy lawsuit

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada’s top court cleared the way on Friday for a lawsuit against Facebook Inc over privacy rights to be heard in the province of British Columbia instead of California where the social media site is based.

German mobile firm Drillisch to move upmarket after 1&1 deal

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German low-cost mobile phone operator Drillisch plans to move upmarket after its 8 billion euro ($8.9 billion) merger with United Internet’s 1&1 brand, its chief executive said, posing a new challenge to premium brands.

Axel Springer hopeful Facebook will make news pay

BERLIN (Reuters) – The chief executive of German publisher Axel Springer is confident that internet companies like Facebook, Snapchat and Google will help news providers make more money from their content.

Facebook launches UK initiative to counter online extremist material

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc is launching a UK program to train and fund local organizations to combat extremist material online, as internet companies attempt to clamp down on hate speech and violent content on their services.

Exclusive: Amazon to charge $2.8 million for NFL ad packages – sources

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc is looking to charge advertisers $2.8 million for packages that include 30-second spots during the Thursday night National Football League games it will stream live to its Prime customers this coming season, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

CEO Zuckerberg tweaks Facebook mission to focus on groups

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg revised the world’s largest online social network’s mission statement on Thursday to emphasize support for hobby clubs, civil society organizations and other community groups.