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Reuters Technology
Dec 11, 2019

Argo takes different road to skirt self-driving challenges
Sky's the limit optimism about self-driving cars is giving way to tougher questions about how expensive automotive artificial intelligence will ever make a profit.

Reuters Technology
Dec 11, 2019

Factbox: Self-driving partnerships proliferate
Alliances and partnerships involving development and deployment of autonomous vehicles continue to mushroom.

Reuters Technology
Dec 11, 2019

Self-driving car firms rooted in U.S. government competition
Bryan Salesky had little way of knowing in 2007 that his teammates and rivals in a U.S. Defense Department-sponsored competition were laying the foundations for future self-driving businesses now valued at billions of dollars.

Reuters Technology
Dec 11, 2019

Amazon's Deliveroo deal in doubt after UK regulator raises serious concerns
Britain's competition regulator said on Wednesday Amazon's purchase of a stake in online food delivery group Deliveroo raised "serious competition concerns" for consumers that may require an in-depth investigation.

Reuters Technology
Dec 11, 2019

Tesla plans increasing imported Model 3 prices in China from January: sources
U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc plans to increase prices of imported Model 3 vehicles in China in January, sources familiar with the matter said.

Reuters Technology
Dec 11, 2019

Siemens names strategy chief Kayser to lead portfolio companies
Siemens named its strategy chief and former Kuka CEO Horst J. Kayser as boss of its loss-making portfolio companies, the German engineering company said on Wednesday.

Reuters Technology
Dec 11, 2019

Netflix tests cheaper, yearly subscription plan in India
Netflix Inc is testing longer subscription plans in India as it looks to attract more users in a highly competitive market where smartphone and internet usage is soaring.

Reuters Technology
Dec 11, 2019

Law enforcement needs exemptions in India's privacy bill, senior official says
Allowing law enforcement to commit "authorized privacy violations" will ensure investigations are not hindered, a senior government official told Reuters on Wednesday, amid worries that India's privacy law will increase state surveillance.

Reuters Technology
Dec 11, 2019

Tesla's German plant to produce 500,000 cars a year: Bild
Tesla plans to build 500,000 electric vehicles a year at its new factory on the outskirts of Berlin, Germany's Bild newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Reuters Technology
Dec 11, 2019

Telefonica Deutschland picks Nokia and Huawei for 5G network
Telefonica Deutschland said on Wednesday that it had selected Nokia of Finland and China's Huawei [HWT.UL] as partners for its 5G network which it expects to start building in early 2020.

Reuters Technology
Dec 11, 2019

Huawei's CFO wins Canada court fight to see more documents on her arrest
Lawyers for Huawei's chief financial officer have won a court battle after a judge asked Canada's attorney general to hand over more evidence and documents relating to the arrest of Meng Wanzhou, according to a court ruling released on Tuesday.

Reuters Technology
Dec 10, 2019

Thousands of UK political ads went missing from Facebook archive searches
Thousands of UK political ads went missing from Facebook Inc's searchable advertising database on Tuesday, hampering researchers' ability to track ads two days before Britain's general election.

Reuters Technology
Dec 10, 2019

GM, doubling down on big SUVs, unveils longer Chevy Tahoe, Suburban
General Motors Co could expand the lineup of vehicles using its large truck and sport utility vehicle architecture and sees big opportunities in over-the-air software updates, President Mark Reuss told Reuters on Tuesday.

Reuters Technology
Dec 10, 2019

Fitness app Strava registers a million new users every month
A million people a month are signing up for fitness-tracking app Strava, which now tracks activity trends of 48 million people in 195 countries, the company said in its 'Year in Sport' report published on Wednesday.

Reuters Technology
Dec 10, 2019

GameStop shares slump 20% as weak console demand prompts forecast cut
GameStop Corp cut its full-year profit forecast on Tuesday as the video-game retailer struggles with customers delaying console purchases ahead of new launches and a shift to digital downloads of games, sending its shares plunging 20%.

Reuters Technology
Dec 10, 2019

GM doubles down on big SUVs to pay for tomorrow's electric cars
General Motors Co on Tuesday unveiled the first of a new generation of large sport utility vehicles designed to haul in the cash to pay for electric vehicles the automaker promises for the future.

Reuters Technology
Dec 10, 2019

Quantum computer firm D-Wave says NEC to invest in it, help build software
D-Wave Systems, a Canadian quantum computer firm backed by billionaire Jeff Bezos, Wall Street titan Goldman Sachs and others, said Japan's NEC Corp will invest in it as part of a fundraising round and will also help it develop software.

Reuters Technology
Dec 10, 2019

Diversity-focused British VC firm closes inaugural fund with high-profile backers
A new London-based venture capital aimed at funding tech companies whose founders come from traditionally under-represented groups said on Tuesday it closed its inaugural fund with backing from investors including TransferWise co-founder Taavet Hinrikus and later stage investment firm Atomico.

Reuters Technology
Dec 10, 2019

Thousands of UK political ads missing from Facebook archive searches
Thousands of UK political ads went missing from Facebook's searchable advertising database on Tuesday, hampering researchers' ability to track political ads two days before Britain's general election.

Reuters Technology
Dec 10, 2019

Huawei's CFO wins Canada court fight to see more documents related to her arrest
Lawyers for Huawei's chief financial officer have won a court battle after a judge asked Canada's attorney general to hand over more evidence and documents relating to the arrest of Meng Wanzhou, according to a court ruling released on Tuesday.

Reuters Technology
Dec 10, 2019

Peru plans taxing Netflix, Uber and digital businesses: official
Peru wants foreign digital companies such as Netflix Inc, Uber Technologies Inc and Spotify Technology SA to pay taxes on sales they make in the Andean country, the head of the local tax collection agency told Reuters on Tuesday.

Reuters Technology
Dec 10, 2019

Brazilian web services co Locaweb files for IPO: filing
Brazilian web services company Locaweb Serviços de Internet SA is preparing an initial public offering on the Sao Paulo stock exchange, according to a filing on Tuesday.

Reuters Technology
Dec 10, 2019

GameStop cuts full-year profit forecast, shares slump 21%
GameStop Corp reported a plunge in quarterly sales and slashed its full-year profit forecast on Tuesday, as the company struggles with consumers delaying purchases ahead of the launch of new consoles, sending its shares plunging 21%.

Reuters Technology
Dec 10, 2019

U.S. attorney general says Big Tech probes to be completed next year
U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Tuesday that he hoped to have Justice Department investigations of the big tech platforms - Facebook Inc , Alphabet Inc's Google, Amazon.com Inc and Apple Inc - completed next year.

Reuters Technology
Dec 10, 2019

U.S. Justice Department to review Google's deal for Fitbit: source
The U.S. Justice Department will review plans by Alphabet Inc-owned Google to buy fitness tracker maker Fitbit Inc for possible antitrust issues, a source told Reuters on Tuesday.

Reuters Technology
Dec 10, 2019

Facebook under fire as political ads vanish from archive: FT
Thousands of political ads have gone missing from Facebook Inc's public archive less than 48 hours before the British general election, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday.

Reuters Technology
Dec 10, 2019

Deutsche Telekom CEO denies T-Mobile/Sprint deal will reduce competition
T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp did not pursue a merger in order to reduce price competition in the U.S. wireless market, the chief executive of Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile's majority shareholder, testified on Tuesday in federal court in Manhattan.

Reuters Technology
Dec 10, 2019

Amazon issues fix after some Blink home cameras found vulnerable to hacking
Amazon.com Inc said on Tuesday it had issued a fix to rectify security flaws in certain of its Blink home camera systems after a cyber security firm found vulnerabilities that could let hackers hijack the device.

Reuters Technology
Dec 10, 2019

U.S. senators threaten Facebook, Apple with encryption regulation
U.S. senators grilled Apple Inc and Facebook Inc executives over their encryption practices on Tuesday and threatened to regulate the technology unless the companies make encrypted user data accessible to law enforcement.

Reuters Technology
Dec 10, 2019

California AG says privacy law enforcement to be guided by willingness to comply
California's attorney general is not planning an extension of a Jan. 1 deadline to comply with the state's new digital privacy law but said enforcement efforts by his office will be guided by companies showing a willingness to comply.

Reuters Technology
Dec 10, 2019

Alphabet's Loon agrees airspace deal with Uganda for internet balloon service
Loon, a unit of Google's owner Alphabet Inc, which uses high-altitude balloons to provide mobile internet to remote areas, has signed a key access airspace agreement with Uganda.

Reuters Technology
Dec 10, 2019

Bike-sharing company Wheels offers shareable helmet to cut injuries
Electric bike-sharing startup Wheels said on Tuesday it will begin offering its riders shareable helmets in response to concerns about injuries.

Reuters Technology
Dec 10, 2019

Netflix could lose four million U.S. subscribers in 2020: brokerage
Needham and Co was the fourth Wall Street brokerage in two months to cut its rating for Netflix Inc on Tuesday, arguing competition from new streaming services could lead to the loss of 4 million premium U.S. subscribers next year.

Reuters Technology
Dec 10, 2019

WTO ban on tariffs for digital trade extended until June 2020
World Trade Organization (WTO) members agreed on Tuesday to renew a 20-year moratorium on placing tariffs on digital trade for six months, allaying fears that people would have to pay duties on e-books and software for the first time.

Reuters Technology
Dec 10, 2019

EU antitrust regulators mull tougher line against tech giants
EU antitrust regulators are considering taking a tougher line against tech giants by forcing them to do more to ensure a level playing field, a senior European Commission official said on Tuesday, a move which could affect Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Google.

Reuters Technology
Dec 10, 2019

Amazon secures top Champions League rights for Germany
Amazon.com has secured the rights to broadcast top European soccer Champions League matches for the 2021/22 season in Germany, the U.S. company said on Tuesday.

Reuters Technology
Dec 10, 2019

Visual China Group, Imaginechina suspend websites after Chinese regulator finds violations
China's internet regulator said on Tuesday that it has ordered stock image providers Visual China Group and Imaginechina to make rectifications to their websites after it found problems with their online news services.

Reuters Technology
Dec 10, 2019

With hashes and hedges, power-hungry crypto miners court investors
The old image of bitcoin miners is of young techies in their bedrooms, hunched over laptops that solve maths puzzles to earn new coins. Now they're more likely to be savvy startups with ultra-high-speed chips and massive, power-guzzling machines.

Reuters Technology
Dec 09, 2019

Apple has 'deep concerns' that ex-employees accused of theft will flee to China
Apple Inc on Monday told a federal court it has "deep concerns" that two Chinese-born former employees accused of stealing trade secrets from the company will try to flee before their trials if their locations are not monitored.

Reuters Technology
Dec 09, 2019

Apple has 'deep concerns' that ex-employees accused of theft will flee
Apple Inc on Monday told a federal court it has "deep concerns" that two Chinese-born former employees accused of stealing trade secrets from the company will try to flee before their trials if their locations are not monitored.

Reuters Technology
Dec 09, 2019

Sprint tells of business struggles in first day of T-Mobile merger trial
Executives from Sprint Corp testified on Monday that the U.S. wireless carrier has struggled to improve its network, hindering its growth and underscoring the need to merge with larger rival T-Mobile US Inc.

Reuters Technology
Dec 09, 2019

Uber nears deal for self-driving car simulation startup: The Information
Uber Technologies Inc is in advanced negotiations to acquire Foresight, a startup that develops simulation software, The Information reported on Monday citing a source familiar with the matter.

Reuters Technology
Dec 09, 2019

Alphabet names Nobel Prize winner Frances Arnold to board
Google parent Alphabet Inc on Monday named Noble Prize winner Frances Arnold to its board, filling a vacancy left by the retirement of fellow academic Shirley Tilghman.

Reuters Technology
Dec 09, 2019

Italy's TIM agrees deal with DAZN to stream sports
Telecom Italia (TIM) said on Monday it agreed a deal with digital global sports provider DAZN Group that will enable Italy's biggest phone company to broadcast a wide range of sport events on its own video streaming platform TIM Vision.

Reuters Technology
Dec 09, 2019

SoftBank is selling Wag stake back to company: WSJ
SoftBank Group Corp's Vision Fund has agreed to sell its nearly 50% stake in Wag Labs Inc back to the dog-walking startup, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday citing people familiar with the matter.

Reuters Technology
Dec 09, 2019

Amazon lawsuit blames Trump for loss of Pentagon cloud contract
Amazon.com Inc on Monday accused U.S. President Donald Trump of exerting "improper pressure" and bias that led the Department of Defense to award a lucrative $10 billion cloud contract to rival Microsoft Corp .

Reuters Technology
Dec 09, 2019

Testimony begins in U.S. states' lawsuit to block T-Mobile/Sprint deal
Witness testimony began Monday over an effort by U.S. state attorneys general to stop T-Mobile U.S. from buying Sprint Corp , in a case that highlights disagreements between federal antitrust enforcers, who are Republican, and Democrats in powerful states.

Reuters Technology
Dec 09, 2019

Jumia Technologies to suspend Jumia Foods delivery service in Rwanda
Online retailer Jumia Technologies said on Monday it would suspend food and drinks delivery service Jumia Foods in Rwanda effective Dec. 9.

Reuters Technology
Dec 09, 2019

U.S.-Israel tech firm WalkMe raises $90 million
U.S.-Israeli tech firm WalkMe said on Monday it raised $90 million in a funding round led by investment group Vitruvian Partners.

Reuters Technology
Dec 09, 2019

Nokia halts legal action against Daimler with mediation offer in patent row
Finnish telecoms equipment maker Nokia has suspended legal action against German carmaker Daimler in the hope that mediation will resolve their dispute over technology licensing fees.

Reuters Technology
Dec 09, 2019

Brooklyn gets New York's biggest battery park from Italy's Enel
Italy's Enel has installed New York City's biggest battery storage system, which it said on Monday will help power the Brooklyn area during periods of peak demand.

Reuters Technology
Dec 09, 2019

Xerox expects revenue growth of up to $1.5 billion with HP takeover
Xerox Holdings Corp expects its proposed acquisition of personal computer company HP Inc to result in sales growth of as much as $1.5 billion for the combined company, according to a presentation by the printer maker.

Reuters Technology
Dec 09, 2019

Intel creates chip to control quantum computers
Quantum computers aim to carry out tasks in just a few minutes that would take today's best conventional computers thousands of years. But in nearly every photograph of the devices, there's a tangle of wires in the background connected to equipment that controls the quantum computer.

Reuters Technology
Dec 09, 2019

Flying cars could lure investors away from ground-based services: survey
Electric air taxis — known colloquially, if somewhat misleadingly, as "flying cars" — could draw millions of investor dollars away from ground-based transportation start-up firms in 2020, according to a study released on Monday.

Reuters Technology
Dec 09, 2019

Nokia halts legal action against Daimler with mediation offer
Finnish telecoms equipment maker Nokia has called a temporary halt to legal action against Daimler in the hope the German carmaker will be open to mediation in their dispute over technology licensing fees.

Reuters Technology
Dec 09, 2019

EU regulators to review rules defining companies' market power
EU regulators will review two-decade old rules that determine if companies have the market power to throttle rivals or control prices to take into account globalization and digitalization, Europe's antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager said on Monday.

Reuters Technology
Dec 09, 2019

Trial begins in U.S. states' effort to block T-Mobile/Sprint deal
U.S. state attorneys general, led by New York and California, deliver opening arguments Monday in a bid to stop T-Mobile U.S. from buying Sprint Corp in a trial that highlights disagreements between federal antitrust enforcers, who are Republican, and Democrats in powerful states.

Reuters Technology
Dec 09, 2019

EU approves 3.2 billion euro state aid for battery research
The European Commission approved on Monday 3.2 billion euros ($3.53 billion) of state aid from seven European Union countries for research and innovation in battery technology.

Reuters Technology
Dec 09, 2019

South Korea jails three Samsung Electronics executives over evidence destroyed in probe of alleged fraud
A South Korean court on Monday jailed three executives of Samsung Electronics for their role in a plot that included burying computers under factory floors at its biotech affiliate, in an investigation of alleged accounting fraud.

Reuters Technology
Dec 09, 2019

Huawei to roll out Harmony OS to more products next year, but not phones and tablets
Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL] plans to equip more of its products with its Harmony operating system (OS) next year, and will promote them at home and abroad, a Huawei spokesman said on Monday.

Reuters Technology
Dec 08, 2019

Global financial watchdogs take aim at Big Tech's data dominance
Google, Alibaba and other "Big Tech" companies could be forced to share data on financial services customers with banks and financial technology firms to prevent unfair competition.

Reuters Technology
Dec 08, 2019

Jeff Bezos says Amazon wants to work more with the Pentagon
Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos said it would support the U.S. Department of Defense as technology companies vie for more defense contracts and the Pentagon seeks to modernize itself.

Reuters Technology
Dec 07, 2019

Amazon CEO says wants to work more with Pentagon
Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos said it would support the U.S. Department of Defense as technology companies vie for more defense contracts and the Pentagon seeks to modernize itself.

Reuters Technology
Dec 07, 2019

Ericsson to pay over $1 billion to resolve U.S. corruption probes
Swedish mobile telecoms company Ericsson has agreed to pay over $1 billion to resolve probes into corruption, including the bribing of government officials, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Friday.

Reuters Technology
Dec 06, 2019

Tesla boss Elon Musk wins defamation trial over his 'pedo guy' tweet
Tesla Inc boss Elon Musk emerged victorious on Friday from a closely watched defamation trial as a federal court jury swiftly rejected the $190 million claim brought against him by a British cave explorer who Musk had branded a "pedo guy" on Twitter.

Reuters Technology
Dec 06, 2019

Musk's defamation win may reset legal landscape for social media
Elon Musk's daring has left its mark on electric cars and rockets, and now experts say the entrepreneur may have reshaped U.S. defamation law with his willingness to defend at a high-stakes trial a lawsuit over an off-the-cuff tweet.

Reuters Technology
Dec 06, 2019

Tesla boss Elon Musk wins defamation trial sparked by 'pedo guy' tweet
Tesla Inc boss Elon Musk emerged victorious on Friday from a defamation trial as a federal court jury swiftly rejected the $190 million claim brought against him by a British cave explorer who Musk had branded a "pedo guy" on Twitter.

Reuters Technology
Dec 06, 2019

Ericsson agrees to pay over $1 billion to resolve U.S. corruption probes
Swedish mobile telecoms company Ericsson has agreed to pay over $1 billion to resolve probes into corruption, including the bribing of government officials, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Friday.

Reuters Technology
Dec 06, 2019

Amazon to open new office in Manhattan in 2021
Amazon.com Inc said on Friday it would open a new office in New York's Manhattan to house its consumer and advertising teams.

Reuters Technology
Dec 06, 2019

Ericsson agrees to pay over $1 billion to resolve U.S. corruption probe
Swedish mobile telecoms company Ericsson has agreed to pay over $1 billion to resolve a probe into corruption, including bribing of government officials, over many years in countries including China, Vietnam, and Djibouti, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Friday.

Reuters Technology
Dec 06, 2019

Tesla boss Elon Musk wins defamation trial over 'pedo guy' tweet
A federal court jury in Los Angeles on Friday found in favor of Tesla Inc boss Elon Musk in the defamation lawsuit brought against him by a British cave explorer who Musk had branded a "pedo guy" on Twitter.

Reuters Technology
Dec 06, 2019

Tesla Inc boss Elon Musk wins defamation trial over 'pedo guy' tweet
A U.S. District Court jury in Los Angeles on Friday found in favor of Tesla Inc boss Elon Musk in the defamation lawsuit brought against him by a British cave explorer who Musk had branded a "pedo guy" on Twitter.

Reuters Technology
Dec 06, 2019

Elon Musk should pay $190 million for defamatory 'nuclear bomb,' plaintiff's lawyer says
Tesla founder Elon Musk should pay at least $190 million in damages for defaming a British cave explorer in tweets that suggested he was a pedophile and were like a "nuclear bomb," the plaintiff's lawyer said on Friday.

Reuters Technology
Dec 06, 2019

Brazil court says delivery app Loggi must formalize ties with couriers
Brazilian delivery app Loggi must formalize work relationships with its motorbike drivers and pay charities 30 million reais as a fine for not previously contracting the workers, according to a Sao Paolo court ruling released on Friday.

Reuters Technology
Dec 06, 2019

Amazon websites could be added to USTR's 'Notorious Markets' list: WSJ
The Trump administration is considering putting some of Amazon.com Inc's overseas websites on a list of global marketplaces known for counterfeit goods, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Reuters Technology
Dec 06, 2019

Elon Musk defamation trial in homestretch, jury may get case Friday
Elon Musk arrived on Friday at a federal court in Los Angeles looking relaxed in a dark-colored suit, as a trial over whether the Tesla founder defamed a British cave explorer with tweets suggesting he was a pedophile approached its end.

Reuters Technology
Dec 06, 2019

U.S. FTC finds Cambridge Analytica deceived Facebook users
U.S. regulators on Friday said they had found now-defunct British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica deceived consumers about the collection of Facebook Inc data for voter profiling and targeting.

Reuters Technology
Dec 06, 2019

U.S. lawmaker says Uber must take action after disclosing sexual assault reports
The chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee urged Uber Technologies Inc to take action after the company disclosed on Thursday it received over 3,000 reports of sexual assault related to its 1.3 billion rides in the United States last year.

Reuters Technology
Dec 06, 2019

Swedish start-up Epidemic Sound tunes into demand for original music
Epidemic Sound, backed by Spotify's investors, is one of a new wave of music companies expanding rapidly on the back of demand for easy access to original music from commercial users, especially YouTubers.

Reuters Technology
Dec 06, 2019

Exclusive: China's SenseTime expects $750 mln 2019 revenue despite U.S. ban - sources
Chinese artificial intelligence (AI) start-up SenseTime, which Washington put on a trade blacklist in October, expects its 2019 revenue to increase by more than 200% year-on-year to around $750 million, two sources familiar with the matter said.

Reuters Technology
Dec 06, 2019

Trade war goes digital: countries eye tariffs on Internet economy
A 20-year global moratorium on imposing tariffs on digital trade could end next week if India or South Africa makes good on threats, according to trade officials and documents, potentially forcing people to pay duties on software and movie downloads.

Reuters Technology
Dec 06, 2019

Exclusive: China's SenseTime expects $750 million 2019 revenue despite U.S. ban: sources
Chinese artificial intelligence (AI) start-up SenseTime, which Washington put on a trade blacklist in October, expects its 2019 revenue to increase by more than 200% year-on-year to around $750 million, two sources familiar with the matter said.

Reuters Technology
Dec 06, 2019

China-built Tesla cars secure new energy vehicle subsidies
Tesla Inc said on Friday its Chinese-built Model 3 cars would receive state subsidies, a move that will help the U.S. electric vehicle maker's push into the world's biggest auto market.

Reuters Technology
Dec 06, 2019

Jurors expected to begin deliberating in Elon Musk defamation trial
Jurors were expected to begin deliberating in Los Angeles on Friday in the lawsuit brought against Elon Musk by a British cave explorer who says the Tesla founder defamed him with tweets suggesting he is a pedophile.

Reuters Technology
Dec 06, 2019

Telefonica to choose another supplier alongside Huawei for 5G network
Telefonica will buy some of the core equipment for its planned 5G mobile network in Spain from Chinese telecoms giant Huawei but also choose a second provider next year, a company spokesman said on Friday. The move, first reported by Spanish economic daily Expansion, marks a strategic shift for Telefonica which previously relied only on Huawei. The Chinese company provided Telefonica's 3G and 4G core networks in Spain.

Reuters Technology
Dec 06, 2019

China-built Tesla cars recommended for subsidies: ministry
China's industry ministry has placed Chinese-built Tesla Inc. Model 3 cars on a list of vehicles recommended to receive subsidies for new energy vehicles, a move that will help the U.S. firm's push into the world's biggest auto market.

Reuters Technology
Dec 06, 2019

Bilibili inks three-year contract to broadcast League of Legends in China
Chinese video site Bilibili said on Friday it had agreed to a three-year contract to domestically broadcast events linked to the world's most popular desktop game League of Legends, as the esports market in China heats up.

Reuters Technology
Dec 05, 2019

Labor group accuses Google of illegally firing workers to stifle unionism
The Communications Workers of America union filed a federal labor charge against Alphabet Inc's Google on Thursday, accusing the company of unlawfully firing four employees to deter workers from engaging in union activities.

Reuters Technology
Dec 05, 2019

Japan Display creditors could extend commitment lines by 3 months -sources
Apple supplier Japan Display Inc is likely to get a three-month extension for commitment lines worth 107 billion yen ($985 million) from its three main creditors, two sources with direct knowledge said on Friday.

Reuters Technology
Dec 05, 2019

Labor group accuses Google of firing four to deter workers from union activities
The Communications Workers of America union filed a federal labor charge against Alphabet Inc's Google on Thursday, accusing the company of unlawfully firing four employees to deter workers from engaging in union activities.

Reuters Technology
Dec 05, 2019

Uber says it received over 3,000 reports of sexual assault in U.S. in 2018
Ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc on Thursday said it had received more than 3,000 reports of sexual assault, including rape, related to its trips in the United States in 2018, at a time when it operated roughly 1.3 billion rides.

Reuters Technology
Dec 05, 2019

Emotion-sensing robot launches to assist space station astronauts
An intelligent robot equipped with emotion-sensing voice detectors was headed to the International Space Station after launching from Florida on Thursday, becoming the latest artificial intelligence-powered astronaut workmate in orbit.

Reuters Technology
Dec 05, 2019

No apology to Elon Musk from British diver at 'pedo guy' defamation trial
The British cave explorer suing Elon Musk for calling him a "pedo guy" on Twitter testified on Thursday that his criticism of the Tesla Inc chief executive that led to the tweet was not a personal attack.

Reuters Technology
Dec 05, 2019

Facebook sues ILikeAd, alleges ad fraud
Facebook Inc on Thursday sued a Hong Kong company that it said baited people into clicking on celebrities' photos and bogus advertising links, so it could install malware and run ads for counterfeit goods, diet pills and male enhancement supplements.

Reuters Technology
Dec 05, 2019

Factbox: Big Tech faces growing number of U.S. probes
Big tech companies such as Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc's Google, Apple Inc and Amazon.com Inc face a slew of U.S. antitrust probes by the federal government, state attorneys general and Congress.

Reuters Technology
Dec 05, 2019

No apology for Elon Musk from British diver at 'pedo guy' defamation trial
The British cave explorer suing Elon Musk for calling him a "pedo guy" on Twitter testified on Thursday that his criticism of the Tesla Inc billionaire chief executive that led to the tweet was not a personal attack.

Reuters Technology
Dec 05, 2019

Telecom Italia, Open Fiber trade barbs over single network project
Telecom Italia (TIM) and smaller broadband rival Open Fiber traded blows on Thursday on how they do business, complicating plans for a tie-up to create a single fiber network.

Reuters Technology
Dec 05, 2019

Alphabet's Waymo expands app to iPhone devices in Phoenix
Ride-hailing company Waymo said on Thursday its app will now be available to iPhone users in Phoenix, Arizona.

Reuters Technology
Dec 05, 2019

Uber takes to streets of Ivory Coast in African expansion
Uber launched in Ivory Coast's commercial capital Abidjan on Thursday, part of its expansion into African markets with low levels of car ownership and limited mass transport.

Reuters Technology
Dec 05, 2019

Apple buys first-ever carbon-free aluminum from Alcoa-Rio Tinto venture
Apple Inc on Thursday said it has bought the first-ever commercial batch of carbon-free aluminum from a joint venture between two of the world's biggest aluminum suppliers.

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