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Reuters Technology
Jan 17, 2020

Lawyers for Huawei CFO call Canada prosecutor's arguments 'circular'
Extraditing Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou to the United States based on American sanctions against Iran would set a dangerous precedent and could even undermine Canada's policy towards Iran, Meng's lawyers argued in court documents released on Friday.

Reuters Technology
Jan 17, 2020

Break up big tech's 'monopoly', smaller rivals tell Congress hearing
In April 2019, Tile.com, which helps users find lost or misplaced items, suddenly found itself competing with Apple Inc, after years of enjoying a mutually beneficial relationship with the iPhone maker.

Reuters Technology
Jan 17, 2020

Netflix opens Paris office, plans new French-language series
U.S. television streaming company Netflix has opened a new Paris office and plans to develop more than 20 original French-language productions in 2020, it said on Friday.

Reuters Technology
Jan 17, 2020

UK's BT, Vodafone may seek PM Johnson's support for Huawei: sources
Britain's BT and Vodafone are considering urging Prime Minister Boris Johnson not to risk the rollout of next generation mobile networks by banning China's Huawei [HWT.UL], sources said, confirming a Sky News report on Friday.

Reuters Technology
Jan 17, 2020

TomTom closes deal with Huawei for use of maps and services: spokesman
Dutch navigation and digital mapping company TomTom on Friday said it has closed a deal with China's Huawei Technologies for the use of its maps and services in smartphone apps.

Reuters Technology
Jan 17, 2020

U.S. will look at sudden acceleration complaints involving 500,000 Tesla vehicles
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Friday it will review a petition asking the agency to formally investigate 500,000 Tesla Inc vehicles over sudden unintended acceleration reports.

Reuters Technology
Jan 17, 2020

Bloomberg plan would make all new U.S. cars electric by 2035
Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg unveiled a plan on Friday to slash greenhouse gas emissions from transportation by making electric vehicles accessible to even low-income families and improving access to public transit.

Reuters Technology
Jan 17, 2020

Fiat Chrysler and Foxconn plan push into Chinese electric car market
Automaker Fiat Chrysler plans to set up a joint venture with the parent of iPhone assembler Foxconn to build electric cars and develop internet-connected vehicles in China, as it looks to make up ground in electric mobility.

Reuters Technology
Jan 17, 2020

France tells U.S.: back a global digital tax or risk others going solo
The United States risks a proliferation of national taxes on tech giants if President Donald Trump rejects new international rules for taxing digital companies at next week's World Economic Forum, the French government said on Friday.

Reuters Technology
Jan 17, 2020

Exclusive: China's Ant aims for $200 billion price tag in private share sales - sources
Ant Financial [ANTFIN.UL] shares are being offered privately at levels which value the Chinese financial giant at $200 billion, two people with knowledge of the discussions said, lifting it up the ranks of the most valuable unlisted companies.

Reuters Technology
Jan 17, 2020

Indonesian minister says SoftBank offering to invest up to $40 billion in new capital
SoftBank has offered to invest up to $40 billion in the new capital city Indonesia plans to build on Borneo island, a minister said on Friday, though the Japanese tech conglomerate said no figure had been suggested yet.

Reuters Technology
Jan 17, 2020

'Break up big tech's monopoly': Smaller rivals join growing chorus ahead of Congress hearing
In April 2019, Tile.com, which helps users find lost or misplaced items, suddenly found itself competing with Apple Inc, after years of enjoying a mutually beneficial relationship with the iPhone maker.

Reuters Technology
Jan 17, 2020

Lessons to be learned from Facebook's WhatsApp deal, French watchdog says
Facebook's $22 billion buyout of WhatsApp six years ago should have been blocked, the boss of France's antitrust watchdog, which is set to help review EU rules, has told Reuters.

Reuters Technology
Jan 17, 2020

Up to US authorities to move on digital tax: French finance minister
It is up to U.S. authorities to make a move in coming days on a French digital tax targeting big tech companies, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Friday.

Reuters Technology
Jan 17, 2020

Chinese property firm Country Garden plans mass production of construction robots
China's largest property developer by sales Country Garden is planning to start mass production of construction robots next year to cut costs and raise efficiency, it said on Friday.

Reuters Technology
Jan 17, 2020

After India's Amazon snub, Modi's party slams Bezos-owned Washington Post
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party on Friday slammed editorial policies of billionaire Jeff Bezos-owned Washington Post, even as his e-commerce firm Amazon announced plans to create a million jobs in the country by 2025.

Reuters Technology
Jan 17, 2020

Amazon promises 1 million new jobs in India amid tensions with government
Amazon.com Inc said on Friday it planned to create 1 million jobs in India by 2025, a day after the country's trade minister said the e-commerce giant's recently unveiled $1 billion investment in the country was no big favor.

Reuters Technology
Jan 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 Technology
Jan 16, 2020

Brazil's tribes stride into digital age to defend their culture, forests
In the 1980's Brazil's first indigenous Congressman, Xavante chief Juruna, went around with a recorder to tape conversations with other politicians because he said the white man's word was not to be trusted.

Reuters Technology
Jan 16, 2020

Facebook sued in U.S. federal court for alleged anticompetitive conduct
Four companies sued Facebook Inc in U.S. federal court on Thursday for alleged anticompetitive conduct, saying the social network inappropriately revoked developer access to its platform in order to harm prospective competitors.

Reuters Technology
Jan 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.

Reuters Technology
Jan 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 Technology
Jan 16, 2020

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

Reuters Technology
Jan 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 Technology
Jan 16, 2020

Alphabet public market capitalization tops $1 trillion
The public market capitalization of Google parent Alphabet topped the $1 trillion mark shortly before the close of trading on Thursday, making it the fourth S&P 500 component to top the lofty level.

Reuters Technology
Jan 16, 2020

Exclusive: Cyber security firm McAfee hires new CEO
McAfee LLC told Reuters on Thursday it has hired Peter Leav, the former CEO of BMC Software, as its new CEO, replacing Chris Young, who created the cyber security company in its current form by carving it out of Intel Corp four years ago.

Reuters Technology
Jan 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 Technology
Jan 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.

Reuters Technology
Jan 16, 2020

In climate push, Microsoft to erase its carbon footprint from atmosphere
Microsoft Corp said on Thursday it aims to remove more carbon from the atmosphere than it emits by 2030 and that by 2050, it hopes to have taken out enough to account for all the direct emissions the company has ever made.

Reuters Technology
Jan 16, 2020

Poland's CD Projekt delays launch of flagship game
Polish video games producer CD Projekt has delayed the launch of its flagship game Cyberpunk 2077 by five months until Sept. 17 to improve the product, it said on Thursday.

Reuters Technology
Jan 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.

Reuters Technology
Jan 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 Technology
Jan 16, 2020

During Bezos visit, India minister says Amazon's $1 billion investment is no big favour
Amazon hasn't done India any big favours by announcing a new $1 billion investment, its trade minister said on Thursday, laying bare tensions with the U.S. online retail giant during a visit to the country by its CEO Jeff Bezos.

Reuters Technology
Jan 16, 2020

Gemini launches in-house insurer to boost coverage for crypto assets
U.S. virtual currency firm Gemini Trust Company announced on Thursday that it has launched its own insurance unit to boost coverage against theft of crypto assets.

Reuters Technology
Jan 16, 2020

Factbox: How NBCUniversal's Peacock streaming service likely stacks up against others
Comcast Corp's NBCUniversal will provide details on its planned Peacock video streaming service on Thursday, taking on industry leader Netflix Inc and others in the highly competitive field.

Reuters Technology
Jan 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.

Reuters Technology
Jan 16, 2020

Amazon's $1 billion investment in India no big favor: minister
Amazon hasn't done India any big favors by investing $1 billion in the country, its trade minister said on Thursday, laying bare the tensions with the U.S. online retail giant during a visit by its CEO Jeff Bezos.

Reuters Technology
Jan 16, 2020

Comcast, late to the streaming party, to give details of NBC's Peacock service
Comcast Corp on Thursday will reveal details of Peacock, its belated entry into the streaming wars, as it harnesses its NBCUniversal library and invests in new content in an effort to capture viewers abandoning cable TV.

Reuters Technology
Jan 16, 2020

Taiwan's TSMC forecasts sharp rise in first quarter revenue, bets on robust 5G demand
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC) forecast an up to 45% spike in January-March revenue and raised its capex plan for the year, betting robust demand for 5G smartphones would dial up profits at the world's top contract chipmaker.

Reuters Technology
Jan 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 Technology
Jan 16, 2020

Moonstruck: Japanese billionaire's girlfriend entrants top 20,000
Applications to become Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa's girlfriend have topped 20,000, streaming service AbemaTV said on Thursday, ahead of its documentary on his search for a "life partner" to take on his moon voyage.

Reuters Technology
Jan 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 Technology
Jan 15, 2020

Merkel to seek end to Huawei dispute in her conservative camp: sources
Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet senior conservative lawmakers on Thursday to resolve a dispute in her own party over whether to bar China's Huawei [HWT.UL] from the country's 5G network rollout, party sources said.

Reuters Technology
Jan 15, 2020

T-Mobile/Sprint urge court for deal approval, states warn of price hikes
A group of U.S. states suing to block T-Mobile US Inc from merging with Sprint Corp on Wednesday told a federal judge that the deal would raise prices for consumers, while the phone companies pushed back and emphasized they would compete aggressively to push prices down.

Reuters Technology
Jan 15, 2020

U.S. states tell court prices to rise if Sprint, T-Mobile allowed to merge
A group of U.S. states suing to block T-Mobile US Inc from merging with Sprint Corp on Wednesday told a federal judge that the deal would violate antitrust laws and raise wireless prices for consumers.

Reuters Technology
Jan 15, 2020

Chinese ambassador warns Dutch government against restricting ASML supplies
Trade relations between China and the Netherlands would be damaged if Dutch semiconductor equipment supplier ASML is not allowed to ship its newest machines to China, Beijing's ambassador to the Netherlands was quoted as saying on Wednesday.

Reuters Technology
Jan 15, 2020

U.S. judge hears closing arguments in T-Mobile/Sprint merger trial
U.S. wireless carriers T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp are expected to urge a federal judge on Wednesday to let them proceed with their $26.5 billion merger, as a group of states argues the deal violates federal antitrust laws.

Reuters Technology
Jan 15, 2020

Rogers begins roll out of 5G network in major Canadian cities
Rogers Communications Inc said on Wednesday it has started rolling out the fifth-generation (5G) telecoms network in Canada's select cities, becoming the country's first cellphone provider to offer the super-fast telecom services.

Reuters Technology
Jan 15, 2020

Mnuchin urges Apple, other tech companies to work with law enforcement
Apple Inc and other technology companies must cooperate with U.S. investigators, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday, a day after President Donald Trump lashed out at Apple for refusing to unlock phones in criminal investigations.

Reuters Technology
Jan 15, 2020

Phase 2 of China trade deal to address certain tech issues: U.S. Treasury Secretary
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday that some technology and cybersecurity issues would be resolved in the next chapter of a deal to end a trade dispute between the United States and China.

Reuters Technology
Jan 15, 2020

U.S. judge hears closing arguments in T-Mobile-Sprint merger trial
U.S. wireless carriers T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp are expected to urge a federal judge on Wednesday to let them proceed with their $26.5 billion merger, as a group of states argues the deal violates federal antitrust laws.

Reuters Technology
Jan 15, 2020

Spotify launches playlists for dogs left home alone
Spotify has made playlists and a podcast for dogs to listen to in their owners' absence, after finding that nearly 74% of UK pet-owners play music for their animals.

Reuters Technology
Jan 15, 2020

Amazon orders electric vans from Deutsche Post's StreetScooter
Amazon.com has ordered 40 electric vans from Deutsche Post's StreetScooter unit for deliveries in the German city of Munich as part of the plan to be carbon neutral by 2040, the online retailer said on Wednesday.

Reuters Technology
Jan 15, 2020

Under fire in India, Amazon offers small business owners $1 billion olive branch
Amazon.com Inc CEO Jeff Bezos said his company will invest $1 billion to bring small businesses online in India, reaching out to some of his fiercest critics in a goodwill visit that saw him donning traditional Indian attire and fly a kite with children.

Reuters Technology
Jan 15, 2020

Spain's Banco Sabadell hires IBM for 1 billion euro IT upgrade
Spain's Banco Sabadell has hired IBM for a 1 billion euro ($1.11 billion) overhaul of its IT systems over the next ten years, the companies said on Wednesday.

Reuters Technology
Jan 15, 2020

Brazilian fintech Ebanx launches digital wallets for consumers
Payments startup Ebanx, one of Brazil's latest fintechs to achieve "unicorn" status, on Wednesday began offering its digital wallets to 10,000 consumers on a test basis, expanding its product portfolio beyond services to e-commerce platforms.

Reuters Technology
Jan 15, 2020

Amazon offers India's small business owners $1 billion olive branch
Amazon.com Inc CEO Jeff Bezos said his company will invest $1 billion to bring small and medium-sized businesses online in India and expects to export $10 billion worth of India-made goods by 2025.

Reuters Technology
Jan 15, 2020

Exclusive: U.N. sanctions experts warn - stay away from North Korea cryptocurrency conference
United Nations sanctions experts are warning people not to attend a cryptocurrency conference in North Korea in February, flagging it as a likely sanctions violation, according to a confidential report due to be submitted to the U.N. Security Council later this month.

Reuters Technology
Jan 14, 2020

Trump criticizes Apple's encryption stance on Pensacola phones
President Donald Trump lashed out at Apple Inc on Tuesday, castigating the iPhone maker for what he said was its refusal to unlock phones used by criminals while benefiting from government help on trade.

Reuters Technology
Jan 14, 2020

F-35 logistics system to be reinvented and renamed, official says
The computer-based logistics system of the F-35 stealth fighter jet made by Lockheed Martin , which has been plagued by delays, will be replaced by another network made by the same company, a Pentagon official said on Tuesday.

Reuters Technology
Jan 14, 2020

Investment in Britain's tech sector jumped 44% in 2019: report
Investment in Britain's tech sector surged 44% to a record $13.2 billion pounds in 2019, accounting for a third of all European funding and exceeding the total in France and Germany combined, the UK government's Digital Economy Council said on Wednesday.

Reuters Technology
Jan 14, 2020

Trump administration moves toward blocking more sales to Huawei: sources
The U.S. government is nearing publication of a rule that would vastly expand its powers to block shipments of foreign-made goods to China's Huawei, as it seeks to squeeze the blacklisted telecoms company, two sources said.

Reuters Technology
Jan 14, 2020

Google cutting web cookies, ending lucrative tracking tool for advertisers
Alphabet Inc's Google within two years plans to block a common way businesses track online surfers in its Chrome browser, endorsing costly changes to how the Web operates as it tries to satisfy increased privacy demands from users.

Reuters Technology
Jan 14, 2020

Microsoft issues critical Windows security fix after tipoff from U.S. NSA
Microsoft Corp on Tuesday rolled out an important security fix after the U.S. National Security Agency tipped off the company to a serious flaw in its widely used Windows operating system, officials said.

Reuters Technology
Jan 14, 2020

U.S. Supreme Court tosses lower court ruling that allowed IBM retirement fund suit
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out a lower court ruling that allowed a lawsuit to proceed against managers of a retirement fund for IBM Corp employees centering on allegations that officials failed to disclose that IBM's microelectronics business was over-valued.

Reuters Technology
Jan 14, 2020

Malaysia to give away $110 million in drive to boost digital transactions
Malaysia will start a program on Wednesday to hand out a total of 450 million ringgit ($110 million) to nearly half of its citizens, the government said, in a drive to increase digital transactions that will be a big boost for e-wallet companies.

Reuters Technology
Jan 14, 2020

Huawei confident UK will make 5G decision based on the evidence
China's Huawei [HWT.UL] said it was confident Britain would assess the evidence in deciding whether its equipment should be deployed in 5G networks after the United States said it would be "madness" to allow use of the technology.

Reuters Technology
Jan 14, 2020

Fidelity Investments' crypto arm makes first push into Europe
The cryptocurrency arm of Fidelity Investments, one of the world's largest investment managers, has launched its first foray into Europe, opening a new front in efforts to drag digital money into mainstream investing.

Reuters Technology
Jan 14, 2020

Nokia slashes 180 jobs in Finland but invests in 5G
The Finnish telecoms equipment maker Nokia said on Tuesday it plans to cut around 180 jobs in Finland this year, while also planning to invest more in 5G technology and digitalization.

Reuters Technology
Jan 14, 2020

Musk nears $346 million payday as Tesla market value soars
Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk is coming close to earning the first $346 million tranche of options in a record-breaking pay package, after the electric vehicle maker's stock more than doubled in the last three months.

Reuters Technology
Jan 14, 2020

Lyft forms advisory council to improve platform safety
Lyft Inc is putting together a council of experts to advise the ride-hailing company on its safety initiatives for riders and drivers, it said in a blog post on Tuesday.

Reuters Technology
Jan 14, 2020

Nokia lowers cost cut target to invest in 5G and digitalization
The Finnish telecoms equipment maker Nokia lowered its cost savings target to 500 million euros ($557 million) from the previous 700 million by the end of 2020 to invest more in 5G technology and digitalization, it said on Tuesday.

Reuters Technology
Jan 14, 2020

Ahead of Bezos visit, India antitrust chief says e-commerce firms shouldn't offer heavy discounts
Big e-commerce firms should not offer steep discounts, must disclose discounting policies and ensure they do not drive brick-and-mortar rivals out of business, India's antitrust chief said as his commission launched a probe into Amazon.com and Walmart's Flipkart.

Reuters Technology
Jan 14, 2020

Travel app Omio the latest Berlin startup to take on North America
Berlin-based online travel company Omio is launching operations in North America, joining other European mobility and fintech startups in seeking to scale up operations in the world's top travel and tourism market.

Reuters Technology
Jan 14, 2020

UK's Johnson says Huawei critics need to suggest alternatives
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said those opposed to the use of equipment made by China's Huawei in the UK's new 5G networks need to say what alternative technology should be used instead.

Reuters Technology
Jan 14, 2020

Vietnam's Vingroup scraps plan to launch airline to focus on tech
Vietnam's largest conglomerate Vingroup JSC said on Tuesday it has scrapped a plan to launch an airline and will instead focus on technology development and industrial production.

Reuters Technology
Jan 14, 2020

Vietnam says aims to launch commercial 5G services this year
Vietnam aims to launch commercial 5G mobile services this year, the Ministry of Information and Communications said on its website.

Reuters Technology
Jan 14, 2020

Amazon to seek order to block Microsoft from working on DoD's JEDI contract
Amazon.com Inc will ask a judge to temporarily block Microsoft Corp from working on a $10 billion cloud contract from the Pentagon, a court filing showed on Monday.

Reuters Technology
Jan 13, 2020

China to frame rules for online-only banks this year in boost to foreigners: sources
China is working to finalize its first rules to cover online-only banking operations in a push to minimize risk in the financial sector and attract players including foreign lenders, three people with direct knowledge of the matter said.

Reuters Technology
Jan 13, 2020

Keeping it real: a behind-the-scenes look at 'The Lion King' visual effects
How do you make a computer-generated lion, warthog and hyena look real while singing and talking at the same time?

Reuters Technology
Jan 13, 2020

Canadian court denies media request to broadcast Huawei CFO hearing
A Canadian court on Monday denied a media consortium's request to broadcast a portion of hearing seeking to extradite Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou to the United States.

Reuters Technology
Jan 13, 2020

Apple rejects claims it did not provide assistance in Pensacola shooting probe
Apple Inc on Monday said it rejects "the characterization that Apple has not provided substantive assistance" in the investigation into a shooting in Pensacola, Florida, last month.

Reuters Technology
Jan 13, 2020

For sale: manager of Australian bushfires app
The management of a smartphone app used by millions of Australians to get live bushfire updates may be sold as its developer restructures to cut debt, even as it looks to extend the app nationally, the company's CEO said.

Reuters Technology
Jan 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 Technology
Jan 13, 2020

Amazon to ramp up counterfeit reporting to law enforcement
Amazon.com Inc is planning to give more data on counterfeit goods to law enforcement in a further crackdown on fakes listed on its e-commerce sites, a person familiar with the program told Reuters.

Reuters Technology
Jan 13, 2020

Factbox: Deals by major suppliers in the race for 5G
Chinese technology giant Huawei [HWT.UL] is locked in a race with rivals Nokia and Ericsson to build next-generation 5G networks, even as several governments weigh up security concerns surrounding the global networks leader.

Reuters Technology
Jan 13, 2020

India orders antitrust probe of Amazon, Walmart's Flipkart
India ordered an investigation of Amazon.com Inc and Walmart's Flipkart on Monday over alleged violations of competition law in the latest setback for U.S. e-commerce giants operating in the country.

Reuters Technology
Jan 13, 2020

India orders antitrust probe against Amazon, Walmart's Flipkart
India's antitrust body on Monday ordered an investigation into alleged competition law violations by Amazon.com Inc and Walmart's Flipkart, the latest setback for U.S.-based e-commerce giants operating in the country.

Reuters Technology
Jan 13, 2020

Stretched tech stocks leave some investors seeking off-ramp
As the bull market in U.S. stocks hits new highs, some investors are searching for ways to pare their exposure to the small group of technology and communications stocks that has fueled market gains for years. 

Reuters Technology
Jan 13, 2020

UK, U.S. and industry officials to meet before Huawei decision: Downing Street
Officials from the British and U.S. governments and the telecoms industry will meet on Monday, before Britain is due to take a decision on the possible use of Huawei [HWT.UL] equipment in future 5G mobile networks, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's spokesman said.

Reuters Technology
Jan 13, 2020

Law firm Schirp calls for special audit of Wirecard
Law firm Schirp called on Monday for a special audit of German payments company Wirecard, which is facing allegations of fraud and false accounting, on behalf of a small group of shareholders.

Reuters Technology
Jan 12, 2020

'Smile with your eyes': How to beat South Korea's AI hiring bots and land a job
In cram school-obsessed South Korea, students fork out for classes in everything from K-pop auditions to real estate deals. Now, top Korean firms are rolling out artificial intelligence in hiring - and jobseekers want to learn how to beat the bots.

Reuters Technology
Jan 12, 2020

Trump to halt civilian drone program over China tech concerns: FT
The U.S. government is planning to permanently halt its civilian drone program due to the devices being made at least partly in China, the Financial Times reported on Sunday.

Reuters Technology
Jan 12, 2020

U.S. officials to visit Britain, pushing for Huawei 5G ban
A delegation of U.S. officials will arrive in Britain on Monday to try to persuade Britain not to use Huawei equipment in the upgrade of its telecoms network, two people with knowledge of the matter said on Sunday.

Reuters Technology
Jan 12, 2020

As Amazon.com flexes its muscle, Seattle moves to curb corporate political donations
Seattle, the Pacific Northwest city where home-grown online retailer Amazon.com has increasingly flexed its political muscle, is expected to approve on Monday legislation banning political contributions by companies with at least 5% foreign ownership.

Reuters Technology
Jan 12, 2020

Fly me to the moon: Japanese billionaire Maezawa seeks girlfriend for SpaceX voyage
Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa's search for a girlfriend to join him on a voyage around the moon will be the subject of a new documentary program, in the latest attention-grabbing stunt by the entrepreneur.

Reuters Technology
Jan 11, 2020

Apple pushes recycling of iPhone with 'Daisy' robot
Apple Inc is trying to change the way electronics are recycled with a robot that disassembles its iPhone so that minerals can be recovered and reused, while acknowledging rising global demand for electronics means new mines will still be needed.

Reuters Technology
Jan 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.

Reuters Technology
Jan 11, 2020

Board member overseeing Wirecard audit elected chairman
The board member overseeing an outside audit of Wirecard has been elected as chairman of the German payments company as it battles allegations of fraud and false accounting that have hit its share price.

Reuters Technology
Jan 10, 2020

Remote control vibrators? Dual stimulation? Sex toys get Las Vegas tech show buzzing
Futuristic sex toys that allow the user to control a vibrator from across the country or achieve "blended orgasms" got some visitors at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show hot under the collar this week.

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