Waymo self-driving unit sought arbitration over engineer now at Uber

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Waymo self-driving unit sought to arbitrate claims last year against a former employee at the center of its lawsuit against Uber, court records released on Wednesday showed, in what Uber said strengthened its bid to get the case out of court and into arbitration.

Amazon moving staff at Quidsi parenting products unit after losses

(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc said on Wednesday it was moving staff out of its Quidsi nursery, beauty and pet products subsidiary after the business failed to turn a profit.

BlackBerry, freed of handsets, looks to software for return to glory

TORONTO (Reuters) – Although BlackBerry Ltd has extricated itself from the smartphone handsets that weighed on its recent fortunes, the Canadian firm faces a tough slog to convince skeptics it can return to its glory days through an enlarged software business.

White House says Trump to sign broadband privacy repeal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump plans to sign a repeal of Obama-era broadband privacy rules as a bigger fight looms over rules governing the openness of the internet, the White House said on Wednesday.

U.S. agency moves to shake up government-subsidized telecom program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Communications Commission plans to reverse an Obama era decision that allowed it to approve companies to offer government-subsidized telecommunications services to low-income families, the agency’s Republican head said on Wednesday.

Digital asset exchange ShapeShift raises $10.4 million in funding

(Reuters) – Switzerland-based ShapeShift, a digital currency exchange, said on Wednesday it has raised $10.4 million in capital from both U.S. and international venture capital investors to fund future expansion.

Top EU court to weigh in on luxury brands’ attempts to ban online sales

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Europe’s top court will begin a landmark case on Thursday which could determine whether luxury goods companies can stop retailers from selling their products via marketplaces such as Amazon or eBay.

Samsung launches Galaxy S8 and dreams of recovery from Note 7

(Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled its Galaxy S8 flagship smartphone as it battles to regain the market leadership it lost to Apple Inc after the embarrassing withdrawal of the fire-prone Note 7s.