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China's Huawei to invest $800 million in new Brazil factory amid 5G push

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 23:09
Huawei Technologies Co Ltd plans to build an $800 million plant in Brazil's Sao Paulo state over the next three years, the governor said, as the Chinese telecom giant ramps up its presence in Latin America despite U.S. objections.

Walmart asks employees to pull violent video game signage from stores

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 22:21
Walmart Inc said on Friday it has asked employees at its stores across the United States to take down signs and playable demos of violent video games but has made no changes to its policy on selling firearms.

Huawei unveils Harmony operating system, won't ditch Android for smartphones

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 21:55
Huawei Technologies unveiled on Friday its proprietary operating system for smartphones and other devices, as U.S. trade restrictions imposed in May threaten to cut the Chinese firm's access to U.S. technologies such as Android.

No Lyft for Uber shares after results fall short

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 19:42
Shares of Uber Inc fell 10% in early trading on Friday after the ride-hailing service missed most Wall Street targets in its quarterly earnings report, in sharp contrast to upbeat numbers from U.S. rival Lyft Inc a day earlier.

China's Huawei eyes new Brazil factory amid 5G push

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 19:09
Huawei Technologies Co Ltd plans to build an $800 million plant in Brazil's Sao Paulo state over the next three years, the governor said, as the Chinese telecom giant continues to ramp up its presence in Latin America to the displeasure of U.S. authorities.

Huawei unveils Harmony operating system, but won't ditch Android for smartphones

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 17:53
Huawei Technologies unveiled on Friday its proprietary operating system for smartphones and other devices, as U.S. trade restrictions imposed in May threaten to cut the Chinese firm's access to U.S. technologies such as Android.

Huawei unveils Harmony operating system, but its smartphones won't ditch Android

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 16:31
Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL] unveiled on Friday its proprietary operating system for smartphones and other devices, as U.S. trade restrictions imposed in May threaten to cut the Chinese firm's access to U.S. technologies such as Android.

Huawei unveils new OS for use in smartphones, other devices

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 14:59
Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL] unveiled on Friday its proprietary operating system for use in smartphones and other devices, as U.S. trade curbs imposed in May threaten to cut the Chinese firm's access to crucial U.S. technologies such as Android.

Uber loses $5 billion, misses Wall Street targets despite easing price war

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 14:32
Uber Technologies Inc reported a record $5.2 billion loss and revenue that fell short of Wall Street targets on Thursday as growth in its core ride-hailing business slowed, sending its shares down 6%.

Malaysia launches new car project to jumpstart high-tech growth

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 14:19
Malaysia launched a new mass market car project on Friday, as it looks to boost development and adoption of high technology in a renewed industrial push by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.

Tesla owner lawsuit claims software update fraudulently cut battery capacity

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 06:47
A Tesla Inc owner has filed a lawsuit against the electric vehicle maker, claiming the company limited the battery range of older vehicles via a software update to avoid a costly recall to fix what plaintiffs allege are defective batteries.

Smart home tech makes inroads into China's emerging elderly care market

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 06:41
Charging elderly clients just 1 yuan or about 15 cents a day, little-known Lanchuang Network Technology Corp has embarked on one of the most ambitious undertakings in aged care by a private sector firm in China.

Apple offers record 'bounty' to researchers who find iPhone security flaws

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 06:31
Apple Inc is offering cyber security researchers up to $1 million to detect flaws in iPhones, the largest reward offered by a company to defend against hackers, at a time of rising concern about governments breaking into the mobile devices of dissidents, journalists and human rights advocates.

Facebook loses facial recognition appeal, must face privacy class action

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 02:00
A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected Facebook Inc's effort to undo a class action lawsuit claiming that it illegally collected and stored biometric data for millions of users without their consent.

Amazon's Alexa comes under scrutiny of Luxembourg privacy watchdog

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 00:23
Luxembourg's privacy regulator has asked Amazon for information regarding its Alexa voice assistant, an indication of rising regulatory unease over companies' use of personal data.

Emirates' Etihad partners with Swiss blockchain platform Winding Tree

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 23:59
Etihad Airways, the United Arab Emirates' national carrier, said on Thursday it has teamed up with open-source travel platform Winding Tree to explore using blockchain to distribute products and services without the need for third parties such as Sabre.

India's Mahindra considers second U.S. plant in Michigan

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 22:22
Indian automaker Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd said on Thursday it plans to open a plant in Flint, Michigan, to make vehicles including mail delivery trucks for the U.S. market, a move that could create up to 2,000 jobs.

Signs of price truce push Lyft, Uber higher

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 19:11
Lyft Inc's hints that its cut-throat rivalry with U.S. ride-hailing rival Uber Inc is easing may prove bad news for customers but it sent shares in both companies sharply higher on Thursday.

Study shows Apple devices in combo with apps could identify dementia

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 18:47
Drugmaker Eli Lilly said on Thursday early results from a study suggest that Apple Inc devices, including the iPhone, in combination with digital apps could differentiate people with mild Alzheimer's disease dementia and those without symptoms.

United Launch Alliance rocket blasts off from Florida carrying Air Force communications satellite

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 17:58
United Launch Alliance, a joint venture between Boeing Co and Lockheed Martin Corp, blasted off into space on Thursday morning, one of the final satellites for the U.S. Air Force's new secure communications network.

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