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Reuters Technology
Oct 18, 2019

News Corp to supply headlines for Facebook's upcoming news tab
Facebook Inc's upcoming news tab will feature headlines from the Wall Street Journal and some other News Corp media properties when it launches in fall of 2019, the social network said on Friday.

Reuters Technology
Oct 18, 2019

G20 kicks off debate to regulate 'stablecoins' in hit to Facebook's Libra
Group of 20 finance leaders on Friday agreed to set strict regulations on cryptocurrencies such as Facebook's Libra, warning that issuance of such "stablecoins" should not be allowed until various global risks they pose are addressed.

Reuters Technology
Oct 18, 2019

House antitrust probe report likely by 'first part' of 2020
The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee expects to have a final report on its probe of big technology companies and their potential breaches of antitrust law, by the "first part" of next year, the chair of its antitrust panel said on Friday.

Reuters Technology
Oct 18, 2019

G20 agrees stablecoins give rise to 'serious' risks: press release
Group of 20 finance leaders agreed that global stablecoins give rise to a set of "serious" public policy and regulatory risks, a press release from Japan, the group's chair, showed on Friday.

Reuters Technology
Oct 18, 2019

Apple's star-studded 'The Morning Show' joins #MeToo conversation
Apple Inc is jumping into the streaming video wars with a series that explores accusations of sexual misconduct at a fictional morning television news show, a story that tackles issues brought to life over the past two years of the #MeToo movement.

Reuters Technology
Oct 18, 2019

Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency should be prevented: German finance minister
German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz on Friday redoubled his criticism of Facebook's plans to launch its Libra cryptocurrency, and said creation of a new world currency should be prevented.

Reuters Technology
Oct 18, 2019

FTC official says data collection allows Big Tech to hurt competition
Vast troves of consumer data collected by big technology companies allow them to gain a competitive edge and pose a threat to competition, Federal Trade Commission's Rohit Chopra said on Friday.

Reuters Technology
Oct 18, 2019

'Stablecoins' could hinder efforts to stamp out money laundering: global watchdog
The spread of cryptocurrencies such as Facebook's Libra could have serious repercussions for worldwide efforts to detect and stamp out money laundering and terror financing, a global watchdog on illicit finance said on Friday.

Reuters Technology
Oct 18, 2019

Gun with a chip: U.S. Army contracts may lead to a smarter firearm
A carbine that can call in an airstrike. A computer-aided scope on a machine gun that can turn just about anyone into a marksman.Even firearms that measure and record every movement, from the angle of the barrel to the precise moment of each shot fired, which could provide law enforcement with a digital record of police shootings.

Reuters Technology
Oct 18, 2019

Snakes and ladders: SoftBank Vision Fund's climbing, sliding valuations
The $100 billion Vision Fund of Japan's SoftBank Group Corp has in just over two years burned through much of its capital investing in money-losing, late-stage tech startups in areas as varied as autonomous driving, healthcare and finance.

Reuters Technology
Oct 18, 2019

Factbox: Snakes and ladders - SoftBank Vision Fund's climbing, sliding valuations
The $100 billion Vision Fund of Japan's SoftBank Group Corp has in just over two years burned through much of its capital investing in money-losing, late-stage tech startups in areas as varied as autonomous driving, healthcare and finance.

Reuters Technology
Oct 18, 2019

Indonesia issues rules to block illegally imported mobile phones
Indonesia has issued regulations to allow authorities to block smartphones purchased on the black market, in a bid to encourage investors to produce mobile phones in the country, a minister said on Friday.

Reuters Technology
Oct 18, 2019

Apple's Cook meets China regulator after pulling Hong Kong app
Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook met the chief of China's market regulator in Beijing on Thursday, the Chinese agency said, a week after the U.S. firm was thrust into the midst of political tensions between the mainland and protesters in Hong Kong.

Reuters Technology
Oct 17, 2019

China market regulator chief met with Apple CEO Tim Cook
China's market regulator chief Xiao Yaqing met with Apple Inc's Chief Executive Tim Cook in Beijing on Thursday, the regulator said on Friday.

Reuters Technology
Oct 17, 2019

Lebanon scraps WhatsApp fee amid violent protests
Demonstrators and police clashed in Lebanon on Thursday as thousands of people rallied against the government's handling of an economic crisis, in one of the biggest protests the country has seen in years.

Reuters Technology
Oct 17, 2019

Two killed in Lebanon fire near Beirut protests: report
Two foreign workers in Lebanon choked to death from a fire that spread to a building near major protests in the capital, Beirut, state news agency NNA said on Friday.

Reuters Technology
Oct 17, 2019

AT&T, Elliott in talks after activist campaign launched: sources
AT&T and Elliott Management are talking about issues the activist hedge fund raised last month when it pushed for change at the U.S. telecommunications and media conglomerate, two people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

Reuters Technology
Oct 17, 2019

Martin Luther King's daughter tells Facebook disinformation helped kill civil rights leader
Disinformation campaigns helped lead to the assassination of Martin Luther King, the daughter of the U.S. civil rights champion said on Thursday after the head of Facebook said social media should not factcheck political advertisements.

Reuters Technology
Oct 17, 2019

Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency faces new hurdle from G7 nations
Facebook's plans to launch its Libra cryptocurrency faced a new hurdle on Thursday when the Group of Seven wealthy nations said such "stablecoins" should not be allowed to launch until the profound international risks they pose are addressed.

Reuters Technology
Oct 17, 2019

Zuckerberg defends Facebook's approach to free speech, draws line on China
Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday defended the social media company's light regulation of speech and lack of fact checking on political advertising, while citing China's censorship as a roadblock to operating in the country.

Reuters Technology
Oct 17, 2019

Thousands protest across Lebanon over dire economy, proposed WhatsApp fee withdrawn
Thousands of people demonstrated in Beirut on Thursday against the government's management of a dire economy in one of Lebanon's biggest protests in years, leading the Cabinet to pull a proposed new levy on WhatsApp calls.

Reuters Technology
Oct 17, 2019

Facebook's Zuckerberg criticizes TikTok for censoring protesters
Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday attacked the rapidly growing Chinese short-video app, saying it censored political protest, including in the United States.

Reuters Technology
Oct 17, 2019

Facebook's Zuckerberg hits pause on China, defends political ads policy
Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday defended the social media company's political advertising policies and said it was unable to overcome China's strict censorship, attempting to position his company as a defender of free speech.

Reuters Technology
Oct 17, 2019

Accel leads $77 million funding round for fintech firm Galileo
Galileo Financial Technologies, a company whose technology handles back-office functions for payment industry startups, said on Thursday it raised $77 million in a series A funding round led by Silicon Valley venture capital firm Accel, one of the early investors in Facebook.

Reuters Technology
Oct 17, 2019

NTSB to determine probable cause of fatal Uber self-driving crash
The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will hold a Nov. 19 hearing to determine the probable cause of a March 2018 Uber Technologies Inc self-driving vehicle crash that killed a pedestrian in Arizona.

Reuters Technology
Oct 17, 2019

Lebanon proposes charges for WhatsApp calls
Lebanon's cabinet has agreed to impose a fee on calls over WhatsApp and other similar applications, as part of efforts to raise revenues in the country's 2020 draft budget, a minister said on Thursday.

Reuters Technology
Oct 17, 2019

Fitbit in healthcare partnership to take on Apple Watch
Fitbit Inc is developing a method to detect irregular heart rhythm in time through a partnership with Bristol-Myers Squibb-Pfizer Alliance, as the wearable device maker looks to match a feature available on rival Apple Inc's Watch.

Reuters Technology
Oct 17, 2019

Startup headed by ex-Apple engineer aims to eliminate smartphone buttons
Sentons, a startup led by chip industry veterans, on Thursday began marketing technology that aims to do away with gadget buttons and said it is working with two smartphone makers in addition to an existing contract with Asus Computer Inc.

Reuters Technology
Oct 17, 2019

Ford partners with Volkswagen, Amazon to build charging network for cars
Ford Motor Co said on Thursday it was teaming up with Volkswagen AG and Amazon.com to give its future electric car customers a range of charging options from highways to homes.

Reuters Technology
Oct 17, 2019

Lebanon plans to charge for WhatsApp calls: minister
Lebanon's cabinet has agreed to impose a fee on calls over WhatsApp and other similar applications, as part of efforts to raise revenues in the country's 2020 draft budget, a minister said on Thursday.

Reuters Technology
Oct 17, 2019

Abu Dhabi's Mubadala eyes debt market, weighs SoftBank's Vision Fund 2: CEO
Abu Dhabi state investor Mubadala Investment Co will be looking at the debt markets over the next few weeks amid attractive market conditions, said the fund's Chief Executive.

Reuters Technology
Oct 17, 2019

Snap launches dynamic ads to draw more advertisers
Snap Inc. said on Thursday it is introducing dynamic advertising that automatically create ads and target audiences in real-time, as the parent company of photo messaging app Snapchat looks to compete for digital ad dollars.

Reuters Technology
Oct 17, 2019

Netflix and Amazon face censorship threat in India: source
India is deliberating potential censorship on streaming platforms such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, a senior government source told Reuters.

Reuters Technology
Oct 17, 2019

No plans to ban Facebook's Libra: ECB's Coeure says
Global financial regulators have no plan to ban Facebook's Libra or other stablecoins, but these digital tokens backed by official currencies will have to meet the highest regulatory standards, European Central Bank director Benoit Coeure said in an interview published on Thursday.

Reuters Technology
Oct 17, 2019

Chipmaker TSMC boosts capex by up to $5 billion, sees fourth-quarter sales jump on smartphones
Apple Inc supplier TSMC raised its 2019 capital spending plan by up to $5 billion on Thursday and forecast a nearly 10% rise in fourth-quarter revenue on strong demand for faster mobile chips and new high-end smartphones.

Reuters Technology
Oct 17, 2019

Samsung says will soon patch Galaxy S10 fingerprint recognition problem
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday it will soon roll out a software patch to fix problems with fingerprint recognition on its flagship Galaxy S10 smartphone.

Reuters Technology
Oct 17, 2019

Chipmaker TSMC raises capex by up to $5 billion, sees fourth-quarter sales jump on smartphones
Apple Inc supplier TSMC raised its 2019 capital spending plan by up to $5 billion on Thursday and forecast a nearly 10% rise in fourth-quarter revenue on strong demand for faster mobile chips and new high-end smartphones.

Reuters Technology
Oct 17, 2019

Tesla gets approval to start manufacturing in China
Tesla Inc was added to a government list of approved automotive manufacturers, China's industry ministry said on Thursday, as it granted the electric-vehicle maker a certificate it needs to start production in the country.

Reuters Technology
Oct 17, 2019

Samsung to patch Galaxy S10 fingerprint problem
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd will roll out a software patch to fix problems with its flagship Galaxy S10 smartphone's fingerprint recognition, the South Korean tech giant said on Thursday.

Reuters Technology
Oct 17, 2019

Fortress extends tender offer period for Japan's Unizo until November 1
SoftBank Group's Fortress Group said on Thursday it would extend its tender-offer period for Japanese hotel operator Unizo Holdings, which is also an acquisition target of Blackstone Group but at a higher price, until Nov. 1.

Reuters Technology
Oct 17, 2019

LG Chem sees electric vehicles accounting for 15% of all car sales in 2024
South Korea's LG Chem, one of the leading electric vehicle (EV) battery makers, expects global sales of EVs to grow more than five-fold from 2018 levels to account for about 15% of global vehicle sales in 2024, it said on Thursday.

Reuters Technology
Oct 17, 2019

China grants Tesla car manufacturing certificate: industry ministry
China's industry ministry on Thursday said it has added Tesla Inc to a government list of approved automotive manufacturers, granting the manufacturing certificate that the electric vehicle maker needs to start production in the country.

Reuters Technology
Oct 17, 2019

Exclusive: WeWork owner creates committee to decide on financing lifeline
WeWork owner, The We Company, has formed a special board committee to consider proposals for a $5 billion financing lifeline from its largest shareholder SoftBank Group Corp and its main lender JPMorgan Chase & Co , four people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

Reuters Technology
Oct 17, 2019

'Panama Papers' law firm sues Netflix over film based on scandal
Mossack Fonseca, a Panamanian law firm at the center of the "Panama Papers" scandal, has filed a lawsuit against Netflix Inc over its new movie based on the case, accusing the video streaming company of defamation and seeking to stop the film's release.

Reuters Technology
Oct 17, 2019

TSMC third-quarter profit rises 13.5%, beats market forecasts
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC),, the world's largest contract chipmaker, said on Thursday third-quarter net profit rose 13.5%, beating analysts' expectations.

Reuters Technology
Oct 16, 2019

Exclusive: WeWork owner creates committee to decide on financing lifeline - sources
WeWork owner, The We Company, has formed a special board committee to consider proposals for a $5 billion financing lifeline from its largest shareholder SoftBank Group Corp and its main lender JPMorgan Chase & Co , four people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

Reuters Technology
Oct 16, 2019

Southeast Asia's mobile payments face shakeout as market booms
Just next to Ho Chi Minh City's financial district, two dozen street vendors' stalls display colorful adverts for e-wallets backed by private equity firm Warburg Pincus, ride-hailing firm Grab and Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC, among others.

Reuters Technology
Oct 16, 2019

IBM revenue misses on weakness in its biggest unit; shares fall 5%
International Business Machines Corp missed Wall Street estimates for quarterly revenue on Wednesday, as its global technology services unit was hit by weakness in some European markets, sending its shares down 5% in extended trading.

Reuters Technology
Oct 16, 2019

Ex-Cisco engineers raise $278 million for startup
A cloud startup founded by a group of four ex-Cisco Systems Inc engineers said on Wednesday it has raised $278 million to fund products that aim to help the data centers of customers like investment banks function more like those of cloud computing providers.

Reuters Technology
Oct 16, 2019

IBM quarterly revenue misses, shares fall
International Business Machines Corp missed analysts' estimates for third-quarter revenue on Wednesday, overshadowing a profit beat and sending its shares down 3% in extended trading.

Reuters Technology
Oct 16, 2019

Netflix shares jump as subscribers grow ahead of Disney, Apple attack
Netflix Inc added slightly more paying subscribers than Wall Street expected in the third quarter but issued a soft forecast on Wednesday as it faces new competition from Walt Disney Co and other big companies in the streaming video wars.

Reuters Technology
Oct 16, 2019

IBM beats profit estimates on cloud-computing growth
International Business Machines Corp beat analysts' estimates for third-quarter profit on Wednesday, benefiting from growth in its high-margin cloud-computing business.

Reuters Technology
Oct 16, 2019

Facebook's Libra faces 'core' legal, regulatory challenges: Brainard
U.S. Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard said on Wednesday that Facebook's efforts to launch a Libra cryptocurrency must overcome a "core set of legal and regulatory challenges" before facilitating a single payment.

Reuters Technology
Oct 16, 2019

Let's do it together: Huawei seeks to allay EU concerns with appeal for 5G partnership
Chinese telecoms manufacturer Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL] sought on Wednesday to assuage European concerns that it is a cyber security risk, saying it wants to help make the continent a world leader in next generation mobile networks.

Reuters Technology
Oct 16, 2019

FCC approves merger of T-Mobile, Sprint on vote split on party lines: sources
T-Mobile US Inc's proposed $26.5 billion tie-up with Sprint Corp won formal approval from the Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday in a vote split along party lines, two sources told Reuters.

Reuters Technology
Oct 16, 2019

FCC approves merger of T-Mobile, Sprint on vote split on party lines
T-Mobile US Inc's proposed $26.5 billion tie-up with Sprint Corp won formal approval from the Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday in a vote split along party lines, two sources told Reuters.

Reuters Technology
Oct 16, 2019

China's Didi Chuxing deepens Latam push with plans to launch in Costa Rica
Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing is preparing to launch in Costa Rica, marking its first expansion into Central America, according to a job posting viewed by Reuters.

Reuters Technology
Oct 16, 2019

Facebook executive confident Libra will win enough financial backers
Facebook Inc , whose digital currency project Libra has been abandoned by several high-profile partners including PayPal, Visa and Mastercard, still expects to get 100 banks and financial firms on board once it addresses regulatory concerns, the head of the project said on Wednesday.

Reuters Technology
Oct 16, 2019

Xiaomi says widening India product range to shed budget image
China's Xiaomi Corp is shedding its image as a budget brand by widening its India product portfolio to include pricier, high-spec smartphones and smart TVs, a senior company executive said on Monday.

Reuters Technology
Oct 16, 2019

Facebook Libra should have 'no problem' getting 100 members on board by launch: executive
David Marcus, the head of Facebook's digital currency project Libra, said on Wednesday the group should have "no problem" getting 100 members on board and that he expects banks and other financial firms to join once regulatory issues are addressed.

Reuters Technology
Oct 16, 2019

Ride-hailing companies Uber, Lyft won't testify before Congress
Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc declined to appear on Wednesday at a U.S. House of Representatives hearing on issues relating to the ride-hailing industry, a congressional committee said.

Reuters Technology
Oct 16, 2019

Huawei unveils new 5G antennae ahead of China ramp
Huawei Technologies on Wednesday launched a new generation of 5G mobile antennae, anticipating an acceleration in the pace of network upgrades led by the three operators in its vast Chinese home market.

Reuters Technology
Oct 16, 2019

Huawei's third-quarter revenue jumps 27% as smartphone sales surge
Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's third-quarter revenue jumped 27%, driven by a surge in shipments of smartphones launched before a trade blacklisting by the United States expected to hammer its business.

Reuters Technology
Oct 16, 2019

Ride-hailing companies Uber, Lyft won't testify before Congress: report
Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc have declined to appear at a U.S. House of Representatives hearing on Wednesday on issues relating to the ride-hailing industry, the Washington Post reported, citing company and congressional sources.

Reuters Technology
Oct 16, 2019

U.S. chipmaker Broadcom told to stop exclusivity deals till EU probe ends
U.S. chipmaker Broadcom has been ordered to halt exclusivity deals with six TV and modem makers for up to three years while EU antitrust enforcers investigate whether these agreements are aimed at thwarting rivals.

Reuters Technology
Oct 16, 2019

Exclusive: U.S. carried out secret cyber strike on Iran in wake of Saudi oil attack: officials
The United States carried out a secret cyber operation against Iran in the wake of the Sept. 14 attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities, which Washington and Riyadh blame on Tehran, two U.S. officials have told Reuters.

Reuters Technology
Oct 16, 2019

Broadcom says EU antitrust order will not impact business, will challenge it
U.S. chipmaker Broadcom said on Wednesday that an EU antitrust order to halt certain business deals with six TV and modem makers will not have a material impact on its business and it will challenge the EU move in court.

Reuters Technology
Oct 16, 2019

UK watchdog opens formal probe of Amazon Deliveroo deal
Britain's competition regulator said on Wednesday it had launched a formal investigation into Amazon.com Inc's investment in food delivery company Deliveroo, setting a December 11 deadline for a decision https://reut.rs/2ONs4b0 on the first phase of its probe.

Reuters Technology
Oct 16, 2019

U.S. carried out secret cyber strike on Iran in wake of Saudi oil attack: officials
The United States carried out a secret cyber operation against Iran in the wake of the Sept. 14 attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities, which Washington and Riyadh blame on Tehran, two U.S. officials have told Reuters.

Reuters Technology
Oct 16, 2019

Broadcom ordered to stop exclusivity deals till EU probe ends
U.S. chipmaker Broadcom has been ordered to halt exclusivity deals with TV and modem makers while EU antitrust enforcers investigate whether these agreements are aimed at thwarting rivals.

Reuters Technology
Oct 16, 2019

UK competition watchdog launches investigation into Amazon's Deliveroo deal
Britain's competition regulator said on Wednesday it has launched an investigation into Amazon.com Inc's investment in online food delivery firm Deliveroo.

Reuters Technology
Oct 16, 2019

Undercover entrepreneurs: fearful Mexican tech startups shun spotlight
In Mexico's burgeoning startup scene, publicity is the last thing many entrepreneurs want.

Reuters Technology
Oct 16, 2019

EU's Vestager to hold news conference 09:30 GMT, spotlight likely on Broadcom
European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager will hold a news conference at 9:30 GMT, the European Commission said on Wednesday, with the focus expected to be on U.S. chipmaker Broadcom.

Reuters Technology
Oct 16, 2019

ASML tops profit forecast and sees surge in bookings
Semiconductor equipment maker ASML beat quarterly profit and bookings forecasts on Wednesday, continuing a strong run of results on demand for its latest chipmaking equipment.

Reuters Technology
Oct 16, 2019

Technical foul: Chinese traders in online sneaker market punish NBA after HK controversy
On Oct. 4, a Chinese trader noticed a sharp drop in the price of crypto tokens backed by Nike's Air Jordan sneakers on a U.S.-based exchange after the general manager of the NBA's Houston Rockets tweeted support for the protests in Hong Kong.

Reuters Technology
Oct 16, 2019

Huawei's revenue rises 24.4% in first three quarters of 2019
Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the Chinese technology giant blacklisted by the U.S. government, said revenue grew 24.4% in the first three quarters of 2019 to 610.8 billion yuan ($86 billion).

Reuters Technology
Oct 16, 2019

Huawei's third-quarter revenue rises 24.4%: Global Times
Third-quarter revenue for Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the Chinese technology giant blacklisted by the U.S. government, grew 24.4% from the same period a year earlier, according to the Global Times.

Reuters Technology
Oct 16, 2019

ASML posts better-than-expected third quarter profit, sees strong bookings
Semiconductor equipment maker ASML on Wednesday reported higher-than-expected quarterly profit of 627 million euros ($691.64 million) and bookings, driven by solid demand for 5G telecom network and artificial intelligence applications.

Reuters Technology
Oct 16, 2019

Big tech, Twitter bans and Bing: U.S. Democrats spar over Silicon Valley on debate stage
U.S. Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren went after big tech during the Democratic debate on Tuesday but brushed off rival Kamala Harris's challenge to join her in calling for President Donald Trump's suspension from Twitter.

Reuters Technology
Oct 16, 2019

Exclusive: U.S. carried out secret cyber strike on Iran in wake of Saudi oil attack, officials say
The United States carried out a secret cyber operation against Iran in the wake of the Sept. 14 attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities, which Washington and Riyadh blame on Tehran, two U.S. officials have told Reuters.

Reuters Technology
Oct 15, 2019

Chilean bank ordered to open Uber's accounts to taxman
Chile's Supreme Court has ordered the Bank of Chile to allow tax authorities to examine the local accounts of Uber , rejecting an appeal by the ride-sharing company, according to a judgment seen by Reuters on Tuesday.

Reuters Technology
Oct 15, 2019

House investigators say they have begun receiving data from big tech firms
The leaders of the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee said late on Tuesday that they had begun receiving data from Facebook, Alphabet's Google, Amazon and Apple as part of their probe into the companies' potential breaches of antitrust law.

Reuters Technology
Oct 15, 2019

Google, Reddit defend tech legal protections ahead of Congress hearing
A 23-year-old law giving technology companies legal protection from lawsuits over user-generated content remains critical to the internet's future, Alphabet Inc's Google unit and social media site Reddit Inc said in testimony released on Tuesday.

Reuters Technology
Oct 15, 2019

Exclusive: Buyout firm Apollo Global in $5 billion bid for Tech Data - sources
Private equity firm Apollo Global Management LLC has approached Tech Data Corp with an offer to acquire the U.S. information technology equipment distributor for close to $5 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

Reuters Technology
Oct 15, 2019

Trump seen threatening retaliation against Italy digital tax: official
U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to raise the possibility of U.S. retaliation against an Italian tax on digital companies when he meets with President Sergio Mattarella on Wednesday, a senior administration official said.

Reuters Technology
Oct 15, 2019

Despite political headwinds, Huawei wins 5G customers in Europe
China's Huawei may be facing closer official scrutiny in Europe amid U.S. allegations that it poses a security threat, but mobile operators in the region are still queuing up to buy its gear for their next-generation 5G networks.

Reuters Technology
Oct 15, 2019

TikTok brings in ex-U.S. congressmen to review content policies
TikTok will bring in an external group comprising former U.S. congressmen to review and advise on its content moderation policies including on child safety, misinformation and hate speech, the popular Chinese-owned video app said on Tuesday.

Reuters Technology
Oct 15, 2019

Google unveils Pixel 4 phones with radar, more affordable laptop
Alphabet Inc's Google unveiled new Pixel smartphones with higher quality cameras, a radar sensor and faster virtual assistant on Tuesday, but failed to provide enough to set the devices apart from rivals and nix concerns about price.

Reuters Technology
Oct 15, 2019

Time running out to get off Amazon's addictive cloud French minister warns
Amazon's cloud computing is like a "soft drug", a French minister said on Tuesday, warning that time was running out for Europe to wean itself off the U.S. company's services.

Reuters Technology
Oct 15, 2019

Risks from Facebook's Libra must be addressed before launch: Bank of France official
The risks posed by cryptocurrencies such as Facebook's Libra must be addressed before any launch, a senior Bank of France official said on Tuesday, adding to a chorus of regulatory scepticism that threatens to derail the project.

Reuters Technology
Oct 15, 2019

Google unveils mid-tier Pixelbook Go laptop, wireless earbuds
Alphabet Inc's Google on Tuesday unveiled a new mid-tier laptop aimed at users on the go, the first of several big announcements expected at the company's annual hardware launch event.

Reuters Technology
Oct 15, 2019

Withdrawal of companies from Libra project is a good sign: Scholz
Germany's Finance Minister Olaf Scholz told Reuters on Tuesday that the recent withdrawal of several important companies from Facebook's Libra project was a good sign, adding that the plan poses a threat to the stability of world finances.

Reuters Technology
Oct 15, 2019

France to redouble efforts to create EU tech regulator after copyright spat
France is pushing for the creation of a European-wide regulator of digital platforms such as Google to sanction possible abuse of power, a French presidency official said on Tuesday, citing a dispute over EU copyright law as an example.

Reuters Technology
Oct 15, 2019

New German telecom rules don't exclude Huawei
Germany's federal network regulator on Tuesday unveiled rules for the build-out of 5G mobile networks that, in a snub to the United States, do not exclude China's Huawei Technologies.

Reuters Technology
Oct 15, 2019

India's Flipkart adds original content to video service
Walmart Inc's Indian unit Flipkart is adding original shows to its newly minted video platform, the company said on Tuesday, as it competes with rival Amazon.com Inc's Prime Video.

Reuters Technology
Oct 15, 2019

Fortnite launches 'Chapter 2' after Call of Duty challenge
Epic Games' launched a "Chapter 2" reboot of its battle royale smash hit "Fortnite" on Tuesday, as it bids to halt defections of gamers to mobile rivals "Apex Legends" and "Call of Duty".

Reuters Technology
Oct 15, 2019

Wirecard rejects FT report as shares drop
Germany's Wirecard rejected allegations of impropriety on Tuesday after the Financial Times newspaper published documents on the company's accounting practices which it said appeared to indicate an effort to inflate sales and profits.

Reuters Technology
Oct 15, 2019

Google share of search ad market high but shrinking: eMarketer
Alphabet Inc's Google dominates the growing U.S. search ad market but Amazon.com Inc is growing fast, according to data from the market research company eMarketer released on Tuesday.

Reuters Technology
Oct 15, 2019

U.S. pension funds took positions in blacklisted Chinese surveillance company
Some of the biggest public pensions funds in the United States have invested in one of the world's largest purveyors of video surveillance systems that the U.S. government claims are used in wide-scale repression of the Muslim population of western China.

Reuters Technology
Oct 15, 2019

How Amazon.com moved into the business of U.S. elections
Amazon.com Inc's cloud computing arm is making an aggressive push into one of the most sensitive technology sectors: U.S. elections.

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