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Exclusive: Tesla’s Klaus Grohmann ousted after clash with CEO Musk – sources

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Tesla executive Klaus Grohmann was ousted last month after a clash with Chief Executive Elon Musk over the strategy of Grohmann’s firm, which Tesla had acquired in November, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters. Source
Posted On 28 Apr 2017

Thai baby’s murder on Facebook: The missing hours before video was removed

PHUKET, Thailand (Reuters) – A relative of the Thai baby whose murder was shown on Facebook Live earlier this week said he was too distraught and intent on getting police to the crime scene to worry about getting the horrific videos taken down. Source
Posted On 28 Apr 2017

Top Foxconn executives visit White House, but mum on details

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Top executives of Foxconn, including founder and chairman Terry Gou, visited the White House on Thursday, Taiwanese TV footage showed, as the Apple Inc supplier ponders a $7 billion-plus U.S. investment in a display-making plant. Source
Posted On 28 Apr 2017

ASML files patent countersuit against Japan’s Nikon

(Reuters) – ASML, Europe’s largest supplier to semiconductor manufacturers, said on Friday it had filed patent infringement cases against Nikon in Japan, a response to legal action taken by Nikon against the Dutch company. Source
Posted On 28 Apr 2017

Google’s search for non-ad revenue puts spotlight on cloud, Pixel

(Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s non-advertising business, which houses its cloud unit, Pixel smartphones and the Play store, has long been sandwiched between Google’s advertising juggernaut and its moonshot ventures that have captured popular imagination. Source
Posted On 28 Apr 2017

Qualcomm says Apple to stop paying royalties, cuts profit forecast

(Reuters) – Qualcomm Inc said on Friday Apple Inc will not pay royalties to its contract manufacturers, that are owed to the chipmaker, for sales made in the first quarter of 2017. Source
Posted On 28 Apr 2017

Tech firms race to spot video violence

SINAGPORE (Reuters) – Companies from Singapore to Finland are racing to improve artificial intelligence so software can automatically spot and block videos of grisly murders and mayhem before they go viral on social media. Source
Posted On 28 Apr 2017

Sony sees surge in chip demand pushing profit nearing 20-year record

TOKYO (Reuters) – Sony Corp on Friday said it expects annual profit to surge 73 percent, closing in on a two decade-old record, as its cash-cow image sensor business recovers from quake damage just as smartphone makers start loading handsets with more sensors. Source
Posted On 28 Apr 2017

Russian prosecutor demands jail time for man who played Pokemon in church

YEKATERINBURG, Russia (Reuters) – A Russian state prosecutor asked a court to jail a blogger who played Pokemon Go inside a church for three-and-a-half years on Friday, saying he was guilty of inciting religious hatred, a court employee told Reuters by phone. Source
Posted On 28 Apr 2017

Deutsche Post to deliver groceries for AmazonFresh in Germany

BOCHUM, Germany (Reuters) – Deutsche Post will deliver groceries for Amazon’s AmazonFresh service in Germany, the logistics group’s chief executive Frank Appel confirmed at its annual general meeting on Friday. Source
Posted On 28 Apr 2017