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  • Huawei welcome in France, sensitive investments can be blocked: French minister

    December 7, 2018 12:23 PM 118

    PARIS (Reuters) - French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Friday Chinese tech giant Huawei [HWT.UL] was welcome in France, though the government could block certain investments. “It’s a company that plays an important role in France, that invests in France and these investments are welcome,” Le Maire told journalists after talks with Chinese Vice Premier

  • China's ByteDance to raise about $1.45 billion for its venture fund: the Information

    December 7, 2018 9:06 AM 120

    (Reuters) - Beijing ByteDance Technology Co, one of the world’s most valuable startups, is in talks to raise about $1.45 billion (9.97 billion yuan) to invest in artificial intelligence and media content, The Information website reported on Friday. ByteDance, owner of news aggregator Jinri Toutiao, is in talks with investors including major Chinese government-led

  • Huawei agrees to meet UK 5G security demands: FT

    December 7, 2018 5:16 AM 116

    (Reuters) - China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has agreed to demands by UK security officials to address risks found in its equipment and software in a bid to avoid being shut out from future 5G telecoms networks, the Financial Times reported on Friday. At a meeting this week between Huawei executives and senior officials from GCHQ’s National Cyber Security

  • Trump aide Bolton says he knew in advance about Huawei arrest: NPR reporter

    December 6, 2018 6:20 PM 108

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, said in an interview with National Public Radio that he knew in advance about the arrest of a top executive of the Chinese technology giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL], according to an NPR reporter on Thursday. Bolton said he did not know if the president

  • Amazon robot sprays 54 workers with bear repellent

    December 6, 2018 4:20 PM 128

    FILE- In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, workers prepare to move products at an Amazon fulfillment center in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File) A total of 54 Amazon workers in New Jersey suffered the effects of being exposed to bear repellent spray yesterday while at work in one of Amazon's warehouses. Thirty of the workers were treated at the scene

  • Teen's 'hijacked' birthday party invite goes viral, sparks riot fears in small town

    December 6, 2018 3:29 PM 115

    File photo - Chairs burn in the northern Dutch town of Haren late on Sept. 21, 2012 as riot police went into action to contain thousands of party-goers who turned up after a teenager's birthday invite on Facebook went viral. (CATRINUS VAN DER VEEN/AFP/GettyImages) A 15-year-old Dutch girl’s innocent message inviting friends to her birthday party has been “hijacked

  • SoftBank mobile services disrupted ahead of bumper IPO, shares drop

    December 6, 2018 10:29 AM 125

    TOKYO (Reuters) - SoftBank Group Corp’s mobile phone services were disrupted in some parts of Japan on Thursday, ahead of an initial public offering (IPO) of its domestic telecoms unit later this month that will potentially raise $21 billion. Some customers at Japan’s third-largest telco have been unable to make calls or use the internet in the hours

  • France will tax digital giants from 2019 even if no EU-wide agreement: FinMin

    December 6, 2018 7:12 AM 126

    PARIS (Reuters) - Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire on Thursday said France will tax digital giants at a national level from 2019 if European Union states cannot reach an agreement on a tax on digital revenues for the bloc. EU finance ministers failed to agree a tax on digital revenues on Tuesday, despite a last minute Franco-German plan to salvage the proposal

  • Uber plans smaller, more cautious self-driving car launch

    December 6, 2018 2:32 AM 128

    (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc’s UBER.UL is plotting the return of its self-driving cars, but the company known for its hard-charging style is taking a much more conservative approach as it tries to recover from a fatal accident that upended its autonomous vehicle program. After it receives approval from the state of Pennsylvania, Uber plans to begin

  • Facebook drops from 1st to 7th for best place to work

    December 5, 2018 4:32 PM 126

    FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) Think having a job at Facebook is #goals? The grass might not be greener in Menlo Park. Employee satisfaction at Facebook has taken a big hit in the last year, according to new research from Glassdoor. The job and recruiting