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Harvard, Levi Strauss, U.S. think tank in blockchain tie-up on worker welfare

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 23:32
Harvard University's public health graduate school, U.S. think-tank New America, and American apparel company Levi Strauss & Co announced on Thursday a collaboration to develop a blockhain-based system designed to replace outside auditors of factory health and safety with self-reporting by workers.

Crypto value unproven, blockchain years away from mainstream: JP Morgan

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 23:25
The value of cryptocurrencies is unproven and the widely-hyped blockchain technology that grew out of them will not make any real difference to banks for at least three to five years, JP Morgan analysts said on Thursday.

Poland set to exclude China's Huawei from 5G plans

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 22:57
Poland is set to exclude Huawei from its future 5G network in favour of European players following the arrest of an employee from the Chinese telecoms company on suspicion of spying, officials and industry sources say.

United Internet's 1&1 Drillisch to take part in German 5G auction

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 22:47
United Internet's mobile unit 1&1 Drillisch said on Thursday it would apply to take part in Germany's auction of 5G licenses, opening the way for it to become the country's fourth network operator.

Access to Microsoft's Bing restored for some users in China

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 21:52
Microsoft Corp's Bing search engine was accessible for some internet users in mainland China late on Thursday, indicating that online access to the foreign technology service may have been restored within the country's Great Firewall.

Bosch buys out Daimler's stake in electric motor joint venture

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 21:07
German auto supplier Robert Bosch [ROBG.UL] said on Thursday it had bought out partner Daimler's stake in EM-Motive GmbH, a joint venture set up to make motors for electric and hybrid cars.

Some China internet users say able to access Microsoft’s Bing

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 21:05
Some mainland China internet users said they were able to use Microsoft Corp's Bing search engine late Thursday after the site had been blocked.

Games developer Rovio releases free game Angry Birds Dream Blast

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 20:47
Rovio has released a new free game called Angry Birds Dream Blast, the Finnish games developer said on Thursday.

Exclusive: U.S. voices concern as India's e-commerce restrictions hit Amazon, Walmart - sources

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 20:32
The United States government is concerned about India's revised e-commerce regulations and has told officials in New Delhi the policy will hinder the Indian investment plans of and Walmart Inc, three sources familiar with the talks told Reuters.

United Internet, 1&1 boards meet to decide on German 5G bid

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 19:43
Billionaire Ralph Dommermuth's two telecoms firms convened their boards on Thursday to decide whether to apply to participate in Germany's 5G license auction, potentially opening the way for a bid to become the country's fourth network operator.

Factbox: German industrial giants eye regional 5G licenses

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 19:41
Top German industrial companies are looking to acquire regional licenses to run 5G mobile networks, as they plan futuristic networked factories that could help Europe's largest economy keep its export edge in the digital era.

Volvo says electric car unit Polestar could list one day

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 19:14
Volvo Cars, which is owned by China's Geely, could in future seek external investors for its Polestar electric car brand and list the unit on the stock market but has no immediate plans to do so, the company said on Thursday.

Tencent gets China nod for two mobile games, but not for blockbusters

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 18:56
Chinese regulators have approved two of Tencent's mobile games for commercial launch, the first green lights for the firm in almost a year, though they are yet to make a keenly-awaited ruling on blockbuster PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.

Prince Charles's charity to stop taking Huawei donations

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 18:09
The charity founded by Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, said it would no longer accept donations from Huawei, the latest blow to the Chinese telecoms company in its fight against global accusations of espionage.

Big food, consumer goods firms join TerraCycle's Loop waste-free shopping platform

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 17:46
Some of the world's largest consumer goods and food and beverage companies have joined a new recycling initiative, to be launched this year, aimed at collecting used plastics bottles and other durable packaging from homes and re-using them.

Tencent wins China nod for mobile games launch, but not for blockbusters

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 17:05
Chinese regulators approved two mobile games of Tencent Holding Ltd for the first time in almost a year on Tuesday, but are yet to okay its closely awaited blockbuster title PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.

Microsoft welcomes regulation on facial recognition technology: Nadella

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 16:56
Microsoft Chief Executive Satya Nadella said on Thursday that with the growth of facial recognition technology, he would "welcome regulation that will help the marketplace not be a race to the bottom."

China OKs mobile games of Tencent, NetEase for first time since March

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 15:55
Chinese regulators approved mobile games published by Tencent Holdings Ltd and NetEase Inc for the first time since March 2018, government data showed on Thursday.

China's Huawei eyes smartphone supremacy this year after record 2018 sales

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 14:58
China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] on Thursday said it could become the world's biggest-selling smartphone vendor this year even without the U.S. market and as global scrutiny of the firm intensifies.

Charity of Britain's Prince Charles to stop taking Huawei donations

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 14:44
The youth charity founded by Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, said it will not accept any new donations from Huawei Technologies "in light of public concerns", in the latest sign of strain in one of the Chinese company's biggest markets.