Exclusive: Business communications services provider 8×8 explores sale – sources

(Reuters) – 8×8 Inc , a U.S. provider of internet-based voice and communication services to businesses, is exploring a potential sale of the company, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

Ghosts of past tech IPOs could haunt Snap’s performance

(Reuters) – Snap Inc appears set to make a splash next week with the biggest tech stock debut since Facebook Inc, but history suggests investors shut out of the initial public offering would be better off waiting a bit to chase this unicorn on the open market.

FCC chair to block stricter broadband privacy rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will block Obama administration rules that subject broadband providers to stricter scrutiny than websites, a spokesman said on Friday, in a victory for internet providers like AT&T Inc , Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc .

Fidelity, T. Rowe poised for gains on Snap IPO

BOSTON (Reuters) – Mutual funds run by Fidelity Investments and T. Rowe Price Group Inc could be poised for a quick win on the upcoming public debut of Snap Inc .

Beyond phones and 5G, mobile world seeks to reinvent itself

FRANKFURT/LONDON (Reuters) – Seeking to escape a cycle of falling prices and tight regulation, big telecom operators from Vimpelcom to Telefonica are set to reinvent themselves as internet players to escape the industry’s straight-jacket of low growth.

Early Uber investors call on company to change ‘destructive culture’

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Early investors in Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] wrote to the ride-hailing company on Thursday to criticize it for failing to end a toxic culture of harassment.

Game company seeks to block Facebook from using virtual reality code

(Reuters) – Video game publisher ZeniMax Media Inc, which earlier this month won a $500 million verdict against Facebook Inc’s Oculus virtual reality unit and its founders for unauthorized copying of computer code, has asked a federal judge to block Oculus from using the code in its products.

Baidu’s quarterly revenue falls 2.6 percent

(Reuters) – Baidu Inc reported a second straight drop in quarterly revenue as regulatory scrutiny into healthcare and related advertisements continued to take a toll on the Chinese internet search giant.