Voom expects Mexico City chopper taxi service app to take off

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Helicopter booking app Voom expects its new Mexico City operations to capitalize on some of the worst traffic in the world to eclipse the growth it has seen in Brazil, the company’s chief executive said.

Britain says web firms “turning blind eye” to children, threatens regulation

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s health minister Jeremy Hunt threatened to impose new regulations on social media firms unless they do more to protect young people using their services.

Cambodian man kills ex-wife then commits suicide live on Facebook

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – A Cambodian man murdered his ex-wife and then jumped off a bridge in a suicide that he broadcast live on Facebook, police said on Friday, in the first such case reported in the country.

Uber doubling down on India investments after exiting Southeast Asia

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] is “doubling down” on its investments in India, one of its biggest markets, after its recent exit from Southeast Asia, its chief operating officer said on Wednesday.

China’s JD.com makes push to lure European luxury brands

MADRID (Reuters) – Chinese e-commerce company JD.com made a pitch on Wednesday to attract more European luxury brands to its site, saying it can offer faster delivery and better protection against fakes than bigger rival Alibaba Group Holding.

Facebook says users must accept targeted ads even under new EU law

MENLO PARK, Calif. (Reuters) – Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it would continue requiring people to accept targeted ads as a condition of using its service, a stance that may help keep its business model largely intact despite a new European Union privacy law.

U.S. official warns of ‘unintended consequences’ of European data privacy law

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen warned on Tuesday that a European data privacy law taking effect next month may have “unintended consequences” that harm the United States’ ability to protect itself from cyber attacks.