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U.S. regulators want public's view on cars with no steering wheel, brakes

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 23:34
U.S. regulators will ask the public if robotic cars should be allowed on streets without steering wheels or brake pedals as they try to set the first legal boundaries for their design in the world's second vehicle largest market.

Facebook shares drop as executives quit, Christchurch live-stream shooting stirs outrage

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 23:12
Shares of Facebook Inc fell as much as 5 percent on Friday to their lowest in nearly three months after the surprise departure of Chief Product Officer Chris Cox, at a time when the company is again being scrutinized over its handling of privacy, extremism and political content.

U.S. seeks input on GM petition to deploy cars without steering wheels

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 22:06
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Friday it was seeking public comment on General Motors' 15-month-old petition seeking approval to deploy a limited number vehicles on U.S. roads without steering wheels or other human controls.

Cash, demand concerns overshadow Tesla's SUV launch

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 21:04
Shares of Tesla Inc fell about 4 percent on Friday, as investors wondered if its unveiling of an electric sports utility vehicle would add to pressure on cash flow, while analysts worried the carmaker was not addressing slowing demand for other models.

Google faces third EU antitrust fine next week: source

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 20:41
Alphabet unit Google is likely to be hit with a third EU antitrust fine next week related to its AdSense advertising service, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday, with the sanction expected to be much smaller than previous fines.

Snapchat to launch gaming platform next month: Cheddar

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 19:38
Parent of Snapchat messaging app Snap Inc plans to announce its gaming platform for developers next month, online news service Cheddar reported on Friday, citing a person familiar with the matter.

Austria pressing ahead with digital tax after EU-wide plan fails

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 19:09
Austria will press ahead with a proposed tax on internet giants after plans for an European Union-wide levy fell through this week, Finance Minister Hartwig Loeger said on Friday.

Facebook readies AI tech to combat 'revenge porn'

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 19:04
Facebook Inc said on Friday it would use artificial intelligence to combat the spread of intimate photos shared without people's permission, sometimes called "revenge porn," on its social networks.

Austria to introduce digital tax after failure of EU-wide plan

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 17:23
Austria will press ahead with a planned tax on Internet giants after plans for an EU-wide levy fell through this week, Finance Minister Hartwig Loeger said on Friday.

Apple says Spotify wants benefits of a free app without being free

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 13:51
Apple Inc said on Thursday Spotify wants all the benefits of a free app without being free, as the iPhone maker responded to the audio streaming service provider's complaint with European Union antitrust regulators.

Olympics: Tokyo 2020 unveils robots to help wheelchair users, workers

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 12:52
Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics organizers launched their ambitious Robot Project on Friday, unveiling two of the robots designed to assist supporters, workers and athletes at the Games.

Tesla unveils Model Y as electric vehicle race heats up, price starts at $39,000

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 11:58
Tesla Inc unveiled its Model Y electric sports utility vehicle on Thursday evening in California, promising a much-awaited crossover that will face competition from European car makers rolling out their own electric rivals.

Tesla unveils Model Y SUV as electric vehicle competition heats up

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 11:10
Tesla Inc unveiled its Model Y electric sports utility vehicle on Thursday evening in California, promising a much-awaited crossover that will face competition from European car makers rolling out their own electric rivals.

U.S. judge rules Qualcomm owes Apple nearly $1 billion rebate payment

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 07:16
A U.S. federal judge has issued a preliminary ruling that Qualcomm Inc owes Apple Inc nearly $1 billion in patent royalty rebate payments, though the decision is unlikely to result in Qualcomm writing a check to Apple because of other developments in the dispute.

Facebook product chief Cox to exit as focus shifts to messaging

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 04:41
Facebook Inc's chief product officer and one of its earliest employees, Chris Cox, said on Thursday he is leaving the company, just days after Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg revealed a plan to pivot the world's biggest social network to an encryption-focused messaging company.

Apple touts data privacy in TV ad campaign

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 04:05
Apple Inc on Thursday launched a television advertising campaign promoting its stance on data privacy, seeking to differentiate itself from tech industry rivals such as Alphabet Inc's Google and Facebook Inc that have become the target of regulatory scrutiny over the issue.

Tech makes a comeback as Wall Street's trendy trade

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 03:49
Wall Street's beloved tech trade is back on.

Facebook product chief Cox to leave in latest executive exit

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 03:40
Facebook Inc said on Thursday Chief Product Officer Chris Cox will leave the social media network after 13 years, adding to a recent string of high-profile exits.

Tesla to unveil Model Y SUV as electric vehicle competition heats up

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 02:35
Tesla Inc will unveil its Model Y electric sports utility vehicle on Thursday evening in California, promising a much-awaited crossover that will face competition from European car makers rolling out their own electric rivals.

Exclusive: Uber plans to kick off IPO in April - sources

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 01:44
Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc is planning to kick off its initial public offering in April, putting it close on the heels of its smaller rival Lyft Inc, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

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