Billionaire Slim eyeing electric taxi to reduce pollution in Mexico City

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Giant Motors, an automaker partially owned by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, is working on a prototype electric taxi to replace the gas-guzzling cabs polluting Mexico City’s air, a company executive said.

Britain’s May asks G7 to back moves to tackle internet extremism

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May will urge the world’s major industrialized nations on Friday to unite to force technology companies to tackle “extremist material” and stop militants who are moving their fight “from the battlefield to the internet”.

GameStop posts first sales increase in five quarters

(Reuters) – GameStop Corp, the world’s largest retailer of video games, reported its first increase in sales in five quarters, as robust demand for the Nintendo Switch gaming console helped offset weak video game sales.

Coinbase suffers outages amid bitcoin surge

(Reuters) – Coinbase said on Thursday it suffered outages this week as the bitcoin exchange saw “unprecedented traffic and trading,” with the digital currency hitting record levels.

Japan lender Mizuho to launch fintech venture

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Mizuho Financial Group will start a venture next month to create new businesses using “fintech,” an executive said, joining a global race in financial technology that threatens to unsettle traditional players.

Global chat platform Kik to launch digital currency

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Kik Interactive, which created the chat platform Kik, said on Thursday it was launching a crypto-currency or token called Kin that would enable customers to use a whole range of digital services.

Some Uber and Lyft riders are giving up their own cars: Reuters/Ipsos poll

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Wally Nowinski got his first car when he turned 16 in Michigan, the home of the U.S. auto industry. But after two years of living in New York City, he sold his wheels, using ride services, carsharing and bike sharing to get around.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg returns to Harvard as commencement speaker

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) – One of Harvard University’s most famous dropouts, Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg, returns on Thursday to the Ivy League school to address its graduating class.