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Supreme Court lets states force online retailers to collect sales tax6/21/2018 9:38:53 PMWASHINGTON - States may force online retailers to collect potentially billions of dollars in sales taxes, the U.S. Supreme Court said in a major ruling on Thursday that undercut an advantage many e-commerce companies have enjoyed over brick-and-mortar rivals.EU Parliament committee votes for tougher EU copyright rules to rein in tech giants6/21/2018 8:42:53 PMBRUSSELS - Google , Facebook , Microsoft and other tech giants could face more curbs on their market power after a European Parliament committee voted in favor of tougher copyright rules on Wednesday.AT&T to launch wireless plans bundled with video after Time Warner win6/21/2018 5:07:40 PM - AT&T Inc will launch two new unlimited wireless plans next week that will be bundled with a new video streaming service called WatchTV, in the company's first move to pair entertainment with phone service after closing its $85 billion acquisition of media company Time Warner Inc.Mexico presidential campaigns ramp up spend on online ads6/22/2018 12:23:09 AMMEXICO CITY - Mexico's presidential candidates have declared spending 159 million pesos ($7.8 million) so far on web advertising including Facebook, YouTube and online media, more than a quarter of their campaign spend, the National Electoral Institute (INE) said.YouTube pushes memberships, merchandise as alternatives to ads6/21/2018 11:52:09 PMSAN FRANCISCO - YouTube said on Thursday that video uploaders with more than 100,000 followers could start paid fan clubs on the service, one of several new features aimed at helping itself and its users diversify revenue after a turbulent year.Ericsson needs industries to embrace 5G to underpin its recovery6/21/2018 1:35:51 PMSTOCKHOLM/LONDON - Ericsson needs a range of industries to embrace 5G network services if the equipment maker is to get a long-term boost that would allow it to progress from cost-cutting to expansion.Japan firms slow to get compliant with new EU data privacy rules: Reuters poll6/21/2018 6:58:18 AMTOKYO - Around a quarter of Japanese businesses have made progress on meeting some of the easier requirements under Europe's new data privacy regulations while about another 20 percent plan to do so, a Reuters poll found.Siris Capital unit to buy Web.com for $2 billion6/21/2018 1:10:14 PM - Web.com Group Inc, a provider of internet domain name registration services, said on Thursday an affiliate of private equity firm Siris Capital would buy the company for about $2 billion in cash.Silicon Valley-style coding boot camp seeks to reset Japan Inc6/21/2018 9:02:51 AMTOKYO - Barely six months after inaugurating a tiny software-coding boot camp in a basement in Tokyo, Silicon Valley transplant Kani Munidasa stood before some of Japan's top business leaders in February with a warning: software was threatening their future.New FTC chair wants to look at market power of big internet companies6/20/2018 11:03:31 PM - Joseph Simons, the new chairman of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), said on Wednesday that the agency would keep a close eye on big tech companies that dominate the internet.