LONDON (Reuters) – Digital currency bitcoin jumped to a record high above $1,200 on Friday, as investors speculated the first bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) to be issued in the United States is set to receive regulatory approval. Source
HANOI (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Co Ltd’s display panel subsidiary has received a license to invest another $2.5 billion in Vietnam to boost capacity, Vietnam’s State Television (VTV)reported. Source
HONG KONG (Reuters) – China’s securities regulator is considering offering a shortcut for some of the country’s largest technology companies to list their shares, allowing them to jump a long line of applicants and boost domestic bourses, according to six people...
MUMBAI (Reuters) – The founder of an Indian tech firm that shot to prominence by offering a $4 smartphone has been arrested on allegations of fraud, after a handset dealer accused the company of not refunding him for an unfulfilled order, the police said. Source
FRANKFURT/LONDON (Reuters) – Seeking to escape a cycle of falling prices and tight regulation, big telecom operators from Vimpelcom to Telefonica are set to reinvent themselves as internet players to escape the industry’s straight-jacket of low growth. Source
SINGAPORE (Reuters) – A bug in its software left hundreds of thousands of webpages hosted by Cloudflare Inc leaking encrypted personal data, but there was no sign yet the leak had been exploited by hackers, the Internet security firm said on Friday. Source
TOKYO (Reuters) – Toshiba Corp , responding to media reports, said on Friday it was not aware that its U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse was considering filing for Chapter 11 protection from creditors – an option analysts say could jeopardize the entire group. Source
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Waymo self-driving car unit sued Uber Technologies [UBER.UL] and its autonomous trucking subsidiary Otto on Thursday over allegations of theft of its confidential and proprietary sensor technology. Source