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Google's diversity efforts show scant progress

SAN FRANCISCO Alphabet's Google on Thursday released data on its two-year-old initiative to create a more diverse U.S. workforce, saying it had more black, Latino and female employees but still lagged its goal of mirroring the population.

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Brazil court blocks Facebook funds over WhatsApp dispute: report

RIO DE JANEIRO A court in Brazil on Thursday blocked 19.5 million reais ($6.07 million) in Facebook Inc funds after the U.S-based social networking company's WhatsApp messaging service failed to turn over messages sought in a drugs case, the G1 news service said.

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Uber, Lyft settlement did not require either side to pay: sources

SAN FRANCISCO A pitched legal battle between ride-hailing rivals Uber and Lyft, involving accusations of hacking and corporate spying, ended with a settlement this week that did not require either company to pay money, according to sources familiar with the agreement.

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BMW teams up with tech firms for driverless cars: source

FRANKFURT BMW is set to announce an alliance to develop self-driving cars with collision detection specialist Mobileye and computer chip maker Intel, a source familiar with the matter said, as the race to put driverless cars on the road heats up.

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Chipmaker Micron to cut jobs after turnaround plans dashed

Memory-chip maker Micron Technology Inc said it would lower costs, including by cutting jobs and focusing on fewer programs, after its hopes of reversing its fortunes this year were thwarted by a persistently challenging market.

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Uber driver data in Kenya helps bridge credit gap

NAIROBI Sidian Bank has approved its first car loans to experienced Uber [UBER.UL] drivers in Kenya, using a model the ride hailing service hopes can be rolled out across countries in Africa where a lack of customer data limits lending.

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