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German court throws out Qualcomm's latest patent case against Apple

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 20:54
A patent lawsuit filed by Qualcomm Inc against Apple Inc was thrown out by a German court on Tuesday, in a reversal for the U.S. chipmaker after it won a recent court ban on the sale of some iPhones in the country.

TD Ameritrade taps Apple Pay for instant fund transfers to accounts

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 19:27
Brokerage firm TD Ameritrade Holding Corp is tapping Apple Inc to help solve a problem that has lingered for decades: how to get money into a brokerage account and make it available to trade with on the same day.

Nokia to shed 350 jobs in Finland as part of cost cuts

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 19:22
Finnish telecom equipment maker Nokia is cutting 350 jobs in Finland as part of its plans to find savings worth 700 million euros ($800 million) by next year.

Four large deals boosted acquisitions of Israeli tech firms in 2018

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 18:40
Acquisitions of Israeli high-tech companies totaled $11.1 billion in 2018, up from $6.3 billion in 2017, boosted by four deals valued at more than $1 billion, a report released on Tuesday showed.

Japan's Otsuka, Israel's Poliakine to collaborate on AI applications

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 17:35
One of the owners of Honda Motor Co is partnering with an Israeli tech pioneer to develop artificial intelligence applications that will enable the future of Industry 4.0.

China's ByteDance launches video chat app, moves in on Tencent's turf

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 17:28
China's ByteDance Technology unveiled a new video messaging app called Duoshan, a move which analysts say will see it muscling into a space dominated by Tencent's WeChat messenger.

NBCUniversal to launch streaming service in 2020

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 06:04
Comcast's NBCUniversal will launch a streaming media service in early 2020 under a pricing model that seeks to mollify traditional pay TV providers while going after a market dominated by Netflix Inc and Inc.

Liberty Latin America in bid to acquire Millicom

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 05:55
Liberty Latin America Ltd , a wireless and cable operator in South America and the Caribbean, has approached peer Millicom International Cellular SA with an acquisition offer, Millicom said on Monday.

GM electric vehicle strategy last chance for Cadillac's success: executive

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 04:57
General Motors Co's strategy to make its luxury Cadillac marque its lead electric vehicle brand is the automaker's final opportunity to turn the unit around and make it a success, a top executive said on Monday.

U.S. proposes to allow drone operation at night, over people

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 03:22
The Trump administration on Monday proposed rules that would allow drones to operate over populated areas and end a requirement for special permits for night use, long-awaited actions that are expected to help speed commercial use of small unmanned aerial vehicles in the United States.

Shaw Communications profit beats on higher wireless subscriptions

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 00:56
Shaw Communications Inc on Monday topped analysts' estimates for quarterly profit as more subscribers signed up for the Canadian telecom company's postpaid wireless services, sending its shares up 3 percent.

HSBC settles forex deals worth $250 billion on blockchain in last year

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 00:22
HSBC has settled $250 billion worth of forex trades using blockchain in the last year, it said on Monday, suggesting the heavily hyped technology is gaining traction in a sector until now hesitant to embrace it.

Exclusive: Liberty Latin America in bid to acquire Millicom - sources

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 23:47
Liberty Latin America Ltd , a wireless and cable operator in South America and the Caribbean, has approached peer Millicom International Cellular SA with an acquisition bid, people familiar with the matter said on Monday.

Shaw Communications profit jumps on higher wireless subscriptions

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 20:37
Canada's Shaw Communications Inc on Monday reported a 68.5 percent surge in quarterly profit, as more subscribers signed up for the telecom company's wireless services.

Apple supplier Dialog Semi weathers iPhone slump to hit revenue target

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 19:46
Chip designer Dialog Semiconductor said on Monday that it managed to hit its fourth-quarter revenue guidance despite a slump in iPhone sales at its main customer Apple.

India's Flipkart unit Myntra and Jabong CEO steps down

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 19:13
The chief executive officer of Myntra and Jabong, a unit of Walmart-owned Flipkart, Ananth Narayanan has left the company to pursue external opportunities, Myntra said on Monday.

India's electric vehicle goals being realized on two wheels, not four

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 13:39
Hurt by high fuel prices, Vinod Gore, a farmer in Gove village in the western Indian state of Maharashtra, ditched his petrol scooter for an electric model, underlining how two-wheelers are driving the country's goal of electrification of its vehicles.

India's top court seeks govt response on plans to snoop on citizens' computers

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 13:27
India's Supreme Court on Monday asked the government to respond in six weeks on pleas challenging a recent home ministry order that allowed some agencies to monitor personal computers of citizens.

Fintech firms want to shake up banking, and that worries the Fed

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 13:08
The U.S. Federal Reserve is wary of giving "fintech" firms such as OnDeck Capital Inc or Kabbage Inc. access to the country's financial infrastructure, putting the central bank at odds with other regulators looking to bring them into the fold.

Samsung to launch India-first smartphones to counter Chinese rivals

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 01:38
Samsung plans to launch a budget smartphone series in India ahead of a global release, aiming to regain ground ceded to Chinese rivals such as Xiaomi in the world's second-biggest mobile phone market.