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Tesla says solar factory will now make EV chargers and other products

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 02:47
Tesla Inc said on Wednesday its solar factory in Buffalo, New York would become the "manufacturing home" for its electric vehicle Supercharger cabinets and other energy storage products.

Facebook restricts Live feature, White House snubs call for New Zealand shooting response

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 02:38
Facebook announced steps on Wednesday to temporarily block users who break its rules from broadcasting live video, in the wake of an international outcry after a gunman killed 51 people in New Zealand last month and streamed the attack live on his page.

Telecom Italia and Vodafone to sign deal to merge towers in Italy by summer end

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 01:18
A deal to merge Vodafone's tower infrastructure in Italy into INWIT, the mast group 60 percent owned by Telecom Italia (TIM), will be signed by the summer, INWIT's Chief Executive Giovanni Ferigo said on Wednesday.

NSO owner tells Amnesty it will prevent abuse of spyware linked to WhatsApp breach

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 23:31
NSO Group's owner said it will do whatever necessary to ensure the Israeli firm's spyware does not undermine human rights, after Amnesty International sought to revoke the export license for NSO, which has been linked to a WhatsApp breach.

Ubisoft's fourth quarter misses company's expectations

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 22:43
French video game producer Ubisoft on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net bookings of 676.7 million euros, below company's expectations of approximately 698.0 million euros.

Tencent profit tops forecast as fintech and cloud revenues surge

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 21:39
Tencent Holdings Ltd posted record quarterly profit on Wednesday, smashing market expectations, as the social media and gaming giant booked a rise in the value of its investments while fintech and cloud revenues helped make up for declines in games.

FCC ready to let phone companies use tools to block robocalls

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 20:33
U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai on Wednesday proposed allowing phone companies to block unwanted "robocalls" by default in a bid to reduce the flood of unwanted calls.

Exclusive: Tesla's solar factory is exporting most of its cells - document

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 19:32
The "great majority" of solar cells being produced at Tesla's factory in upstate New York are being sold overseas instead of being used in the company's trademark "Solar Roof" as originally intended, according to documents reviewed by Reuters.

French grid operator able to handle sharp electric vehicle rise

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 18:42
France's electricity grid will be able to cope with a sharp increase in demand from electric vehicles by 2035, its operator RTE said on Wednesday.

Tencent books record, estimate-busting first-quarter profit, boosted by investment gains

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 18:38
Tencent Holdings Ltd posted record quarterly profit on Wednesday, smashing market expectations, as the social media and gaming giant booked a rise in the value of its investments while fintech and cloud computing make up for declines in games.

U.S. official to propose new powers for mobile carriers to block robocalls: sources

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 18:36
U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai will propose on Wednesday granting mobile phone companies new powers to block the rising number of unwanted "robocalls", industry officials briefed on the plans said.

Apple supplier Japan Display cannot promise return to profit, bailout worries stay

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 17:56
Cash-strapped Japan Display warned it cannot guarantee a return to profit this year as demand for smartphone screens stays weak, and turned in yet another quarterly loss, casting doubt over its proposed bailout deal with a Chinese-Taiwanese group.

Tencent first quarter profit beats estimates as FinTech trumps mobile gaming

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 16:41
Tencent Holdings Ltd booked a 17% profit rise for the three months ended March, and revealed it made more revenue from FinTech and business services than smartphones games for the first time as it bore the brunt of regulatory setbacks in its mainstay games business.

Israel's Eurovision webcast hacked with animated blast images

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 15:40
Israel's webcast of the Eurovision Song Contest semi-final was hacked with animated images of explosions in host city Tel Aviv, which the national broadcaster blamed on Hamas militants.

In India election, a $14 software tool helps overcome WhatsApp controls

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 14:46
WhatsApp clones and software tools that cost as little as $14 are helping Indian digital marketers and political activists bypass anti-spam restrictions set up by the world's most popular messaging app, Reuters has found.

Driverless electric truck starts deliveries on Swedish public road

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 14:04
Resembling the helmet of a Star Wars stormtrooper, a driverless electric truck began daily freight deliveries on a public road in Sweden on Wednesday, in what developer Einride and logistics customer DB Schenker described as a world first.

Volvo taps Asia's LG Chem, CATL for long-term battery supplies

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 13:35
Swedish carmaker Volvo said on Wednesday it had signed long-term battery supply deals with Asian firms LG Chem and Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd (CATL), as it pushes its EV target of 50 percent of sales by 2025.

Apple supplier Japan Display posts 9th straight quarterly net loss

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 13:23
Cash-strapped screen maker Japan Display Inc on Wednesday posted a ninth consecutive quarterly net loss, hit by weaker-than-expected demand from Apple Inc, its biggest client.

Explainer: 'Privacy coin' Monero offers near total anonymity

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 13:11
Bitcoin's share of the cryptocurrency market is sliding, with a host of alternative digital coins gaining ground as developers race to create digital cash that can gain a footing in mainstream commerce and finance.

Rise of smaller rivals throws up fresh challenge to bitcoin

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 13:11
Bitcoin's weathered hacks, heists, booms and busts to reign as the king of cryptocurrencies through its first decade. But now there's a fresh challenge to its dominance of the fledgling market: some 2,000 smaller digital coins.