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Reuters TechnologyJan 17, 2020
Exclusive: Volkswagen to buy 20% of Chinese battery maker Guoxuan amid electric push - sources
Volkswagen AG is set to take a 20% stake in Chinese electric vehicle battery maker Guoxuan High-tech Co Ltd, two sources told Reuters, as the German firm accelerates its electric push into the world's largest auto market.

Reuters TechnologyJan 16, 2020
Which company just hit $1 trillion? Google it.
As Google-parent Alphabet Inc became on Thursday the fourth U.S. company to top a market value of more than $1 trillion, some funds holding its shares are wondering whether now is the time to cash in on the stock's extraordinary gains.

Reuters TechnologyJan 16, 2020
Factbox: How NBCUniversal's Peacock streaming service stacks up against others
Comcast Corp's NBCUniversal on Thursday gave specifics on its planned Peacock video streaming service, which will do battle with industry leader Netflix Inc and others in the highly competitive field.

Reuters TechnologyJan 16, 2020
Microsoft to erase its carbon footprint, past and future, in climate push
Microsoft Corp on Thursday set a new ambition among Fortune 500 companies in addressing climate change, pledging to remove as much carbon as it has emitted in its 45-year history.

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Reuters TechnologyJan 16, 2020
Tesla says it plans to open China design and research center
U.S. electric car maker Tesla plans to open a design and research center in China to make "Chinese-style" vehicles, the company said in a recruitment notice on its official WeChat account.

PC World Latest NewsJan 16, 2020
I switched from Android to iPhone: Here's where Apple's phone wins and fails
I hopped on the Android bandwagon early: I sold my iPhone 3G in 2009, bought an HTC Hero, and never looked back. I've been using Android every day since then, writing about Google's platform as a tech journalist. Nonetheless, I've tried to keep pace with iPhone developments, and recently set aside a week of my life to get reacquainted with Apple's smartphone.

I put all my Android phones in a drawer and settled into life with the iPhone 11 Pro. Admittedly, the iPhone does some things extremely well, even for a long-time Android user like myself. However, there are also plenty of things I hate with a fiery passion.

Where the iPhone wins Apple's Taptic Engine: Haptics are an underappreciated but important aspect of interacting with a smartphone, and Apple understands this. The "Taptic Engine" is essentially a giant vibration motor bolted right to the iPhone's frame, and it's fantastic. The haptic feedback is tight and powerful, surpassing all Android phones on the market. It can almost feel like you're pressing physical buttons on the screen sometimes. Google's Pixel phones have by far the best haptics on Android, but even those devices are far behind Apple.

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Reuters TechnologyJan 16, 2020
Tesla says plans to open China design and research center
U.S. electric car maker Tesla plans to open a design and research center in China to make "Chinese-style" vehicles, the company said in a recruitment notice on its official WeChat account.

Reuters TechnologyJan 16, 2020
German carmakers, unions urge more government help for electric shift
Germany's automakers and unions urged the government on Thursday to do more to support the industry's shift to electric cars, which provide less assembly work than combustion engine vehicles.

Reuters TechnologyJan 16, 2020
EU mulls five-year ban on facial recognition tech in public areas
The European Union is considering banning facial recognition technology in public areas for up to five years, to give it time to work out how to prevent abuses, according to proposals seen by Reuters.

Reuters TechnologyJan 16, 2020
Factbox: Big Tech and their carbon pledges
Microsoft Corp said on Thursday it would take out of the atmosphere as much carbon as the company had ever produced, joining U.S. tech giants in setting ambitious goals for combating climate change.

TechCrunchJan 16, 2020
Getsafe, the German insurtech, brings its contents insurance app to UK
Getsafe, the German insurtech that offers home contents insurance via an app, has launched in the U.K., despite an increasingly competitive market for insurance in the country, and the thorny regulatory issue of Brexit. This has seen Getsafe incorporate an independent British subsidiary based in London, in order to shield it ahead of future political […]

Reuters TechnologyJan 16, 2020
Comcast bets ads work on streaming TV, plans NBC Peacock debut for April
NBCUniversal's new Peacock streaming service will offer free and $5-per-month options with advertising to try to win customers for its belated entry into the online video wars, the company announced on Thursday.

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Reuters TechnologyJan 15, 2020
China's ZTE plans $1.7 billion A-share sale to fund 5G R&D
ZTE Corp said it was looking to raise 11.51 billion yuan ($1.7 billion) from a private placement of A shares, and that it plans to use the proceeds for research and development (R&D) of 5G networks as well as working capital.

Reuters TechnologyJan 13, 2020
U.S. gave Britain new evidence of 'madness' of using Huawei in 5G network: report
U.S. government officials presented the British government with new evidence on Monday about the risks of including Huawei [HWT.UL] equipment in future 5G mobile networks, branding it "madness", the Guardian newspaper reported.

Reuters TechnologyJan 11, 2020
Amazon boss Bezos to face protests from traders during India trip
Thousands of small-scale traders in India are planning to organize protests against Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos, who will visit the country next week for a company event and potential meetings with government officials.

New York Times TechJan 07, 2020
F.B.I. Asks Apple to Help Unlock Two iPhones
The request could reignite a fight between the Silicon Valley giant and law enforcement over access to encrypted technology.
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