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FAANG Report: Google challenges EU on right to be forgotten; Facebook execs grilled on data breaches

'BoJack Horseman' comes back on Netflix; expectations high for Apple's new iPhone lineup; Facebook apologizes for 'mistakes'
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Googlec challenges EU's 'right to be forgotten' rules

Alphabet Inc's Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) is taking its legal battle whether "right to be forgotten rules" should apply to search engines globally to Europe's top court, a report by ABC News said.

The two sides will be seeking clarification on a 2015 decision by the French regulator requiring Google to remove results for all its search engines on request, and not just on European country sites in a case that touches on privacy issues.

A group of media and press freedom groups are also joining Google's case, saying that forcing internet companies to remove website links to comply with a European Union ruling threatens access to information.

Shares of Google edge up 0.14% to US$1,166.46. 

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Apple Inc's (NASDAQ:AAPL) yearly iPhone launch is set for late on Wednesday, with expectations high for not just one new smartphone, but a fleet of new iPhone X-inspired phones, a report by The Guardian said in previewing the September 12 event.

There will also be a new smartwatch and maybe even new iPads, the report said. The new Apple Watch is expected to have a similar design to the current Apple Watch 3, but potentially with a slightly larger screen squeezed into the same size body, it added.

Apple shares fell 1.6% to US$217.73.

Netflix Inc (NASDAQ:NFLX) plans to debut two critically acclaimed comedies this week, a report in Huffington Post said.

The first is the fifth season of the animated series "BoJack Horseman," which centers on an aging horse that is also an alcoholic and a sex addict. The other show is "American Vandal," which focused on two high school students making a documentary while trying to solve a mystery.

Netflix stock shed 0.47% to US$347.05.

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Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) executives came for some grilling when listeners to BBC Radio 1 and 1 Xtra's Newsbeat tuned in, a report by the BBC said.

Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg apologized to the listeners and said the company has "made mistakes," adding there had been a "breach of trust" by the social media giant. Facebook is holding an outreach event in central London later in the week to meet some of its users.

Facbeook shares were up 0.04% to US$163.10. 

There is a lot that goes into selling a product on Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN), a report in Forbes said.

How your product looks in photos, the keywords used to describe it and where your product listings show up are the deciding factors between whether or not someone will click "Add to Cart" or not, the report said. 

There are many different types of marketing campaigns your team can take advantage of, from Sponsored Products to the Amazon Brand Registry to Lighting Deals, and all it really takes is some dedicated time to test out what works best for your products and your team, the report added.

Amazon shares slipped 0.75% to US$1,937.46. 

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