Uber admitted that it had collected tens of millions more dollars from New York City drivers than it should have over three years that began November 2014. It pledged to reimburse “every penny.” Google has begun using billions of credit-card transaction records to prove that its online ads are prompting people to make purchases — even when they happen offline in bricks-and-mortar stores, the company said. The advanced technology allows Google to determine how many sales have been generated by digital ad campaigns, a goal industry insiders describe as “the holy grail” of online advertising.
The Justice Department filed a civil complaint alleging that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles installed software designed to cheat emission controls in more than 100,000 diesel vehicles, including its popular Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV.
The world’s largest beer company, maker of Budweiser, Bud Light, Beck’s and Stella Artois, is investing $2 billion in U.S. brewing operations over the next four years. Anheuser-Busch InBev, which has been aggressively buying craft breweries to make up for its flat sales, said the investment is part of an ongoing effort to expand in the United States.
European Union ministers approved proposals to make social media companies such as Facebook and Google’s YouTube tackle videos with hate speech.