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Corning says it expects no impact from U.S. ban sales to Huawei

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 22:14
Corning Inc on Thursday said it does not believe that a U.S. order potentially restricting sales of components to Chinese telecoms gear maker Huawei Technologies Co Ltd will have any material impact on its overall financial performance.

Tesla's Autopilot system was engaged during fatal Florida crash in March: NTSB

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 21:46
The National Transportation Safety Board said on Thursday that Tesla Inc's Autopilot feature was engaged during a fatal March 1 crash of a 2018 Model 3 in Delray Beach, Florida, in the latest serious crash reported involving the driver-assistance system.

Amid trade, Huawei furors, U.S. House panel launches China 'deep dive'

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 21:42
The U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee launched on Thursday a "deep dive" focus on China this year and next, one of several moves by U.S. lawmakers focusing on what they see as troublesome activities by Beijing.

Macron takes aim at U.S. in push for fairer tech industry

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 20:40
President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday took a swipe at the freewheeling U.S. business model, saying the private sector had too much influence on U.S. policy and Europe should offer a middle way between China's state control and U.S. laissez-faire.

SoftBank leads funding round for Berlin travel startup GetYourGuide

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 20:04
Berlin travel startup GetYourGuide said on Thursday it had raised nearly $500 million from investors led by SoftBank's Vision Fund to expand its online offering of tours and activities that has won a following among millennials.

Huawei's $105 billion business at stake after U.S. broadside

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 19:24
The latest U.S. broadside against Huawei that puts the Chinese firm on an exports blacklist threatens to rattle the global tech supply chain, linked closely to the $105 billion business of the world's top supplier of telecoms network equipment.

Amazon faces backlash in India for selling shoes, rugs with images of Hindu gods

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 19:12
Amazon.com faced a social media backlash in India on Thursday after toilet seat covers and other items with images of Hindu gods were spotted on the U.S. retailer's website, making #BoycottAmazon the country's top trending topic on Twitter.

Russian watchdog to fine Samsung over smartphone pricing: RIA

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 19:08
Russia's anti-monopoly watchdog plans to fine South Korean electronic giant Samsung over the pricing of its smartphones, RIA news agency cited the watchdog as saying on Thursday.

Salesforce.com signs on to White House job-training initiative

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 19:03
San Francisco-based cloud software company Salesforce.com Inc on Thursday said it was joining a White House initiative to provide training for new skills to U.S. workers.

Blacklist mess: Huawei's $105 billion business at stake after U.S. broadside

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 17:51
The latest U.S. broadside against Huawei that puts the Chinese firm on an exports blacklist threatens to rattle the global tech supply chain, linked closely to the $105 billion business of the world's top supplier of telecoms network equipment.

Iran builds firewall against Stuxnet computer virus: minister

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 17:49
Iran has developed software to protect its industry against the Stuxnet computer virus, the Iranian communications minister said on Thursday, after accusing Israel in November of a cyber attack on Tehran's telecommunications facilities.

China slams U.S. blacklisting of Huawei as trade tensions rise

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 17:38
China on Thursday slammed a decision by the U.S. government to put telecom equipment giant Huawei on a blacklist and said it will take steps to protect its companies, in a further test of ties as the economic heavyweights clash over trade.

Asked about Huawei sanctions, Britain says still reviewing 5G policy

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 17:32
The British government is reviewing its policy on 5G and will make an announcement when ready, Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman said on Thursday when asked whether U.S. sanctions had persuaded the government to reconsider its strategy.

On the radar: Nissan stays cool on lidar tech, siding with Tesla

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 16:43
Nissan Motor Co Ltd said on Thursday it would, for now, stick to self-driving technology which uses radar sensors and cameras, avoiding lidar or light-based sensors because of their high cost and limited capabilities.

China opposes U.S. move to blacklist telecom giant Huawei

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 16:37
China on Thursday slammed a decision by the U.S. government to put telecom equipment giant Huawei on a blacklist and said it will take steps to protect its companies, in a further test of ties as the superpowers clash over trade.

Germany's Delivery Hero invests in biodegradable packaging

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 16:18
German food delivery company Delivery Hero on Thursday announced an investment in biodegradable packaging manufacturer Bio-Lutions as governments and companies around the world seek to reduce plastic waste.

Dutch spy agency investigating alleged Huawei 'backdoor': Volkskrant

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 16:13
Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei has a hidden "backdoor" on the network of a major Dutch telecoms firm, making it possible to access customer data, newspaper De Volkskrant said on Thursday, citing unidentified intelligence sources.

Macron says it is not France's aim to block Huawei

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 16:11
French President Emmanuel Macron said it was not the aim of France to block Huawei, nor to launch any form of technological war, a day after the U.S. government moved to blacklist the Chinese telecoms giant.

French ride-hailing app Kapten to launch in London, take on Uber

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 15:44
French ride-hailing app Kapten, formerly called "Chauffeur Prive", has won approval from Transport for London to launch its services in the British capital and take on the likes of Uber as well as the city's historic black cabs.

China says opposes unilateral sanctions against its entities, as U.S. blacklists Huawei

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 15:40
China strongly opposes other countries imposing unilateral sanctions on Chinese entities, a Commerce Ministry spokesman said on Thursday in response to the latest U.S. restrictions on telecom giant Huawei Technologies Co.

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