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Google to revamp policies, hire staff after UK ad scandal

LONDON (Reuters) – Google vowed on Tuesday to police its websites better by ramping up staff numbers and overhauling its policies after several companies deserted the internet giant for failing to keep their adverts off hate-filled videos. Source
Posted On 21 Mar 2017

Google sister company Jigsaw offers free security tools to election groups

FRANKFURT/AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Google and its sister company Jigsaw, are stepping up efforts to help keep elections free of online interference after helping to defend one of two important voter information websites that came under cyber attack during last week’s...
Posted On 21 Mar 2017

Apple CEO visits China bike-sharing start-up ofo

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Apple Inc chief executive Tim Cook paid a visit to Chinese bike-sharing company ofo on Tuesday, as the country’s ride-sharing start-ups fight aggressively for investor dollars and market share. Source
Posted On 21 Mar 2017

Deutsche Bank launches tech startup lab in New York City

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Deutsche Bank AG has opened a new center in New York to work with financial technology startups that can help it improve its technology. Source
Posted On 21 Mar 2017

Adobe, Microsoft team up to share sales and marketing data

(Reuters) – Microsoft Corp and Adobe Systems Inc are joining to make their respective sales and marketing software products more potent competitors to Inc and Oracle Corp offerings, the two firms said Monday. Source
Posted On 21 Mar 2017

BMW CEO expects China to clarify electric car policy in next weeks

MUNICH (Reuters) – BMW Chief Executive Harald Krueger said he expected Chinese authorities to soon clarify the size of a proposed quota for electric cars as the German carmaker overhauls its production system to make more zero-emission vehicles. Source
Posted On 21 Mar 2017

SoftBank invests $300 million in shared-office startup WeWork: source

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – SoftBank Group Corp has invested $300 million in shared-office space company WeWork, the first installment of a multi-billion-dollar bet, according to a source familiar with the matter. Source
Posted On 21 Mar 2017

Ride-hailing firms Grab, Uber pursue growth in Myanmar

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore-headquartered Grab launched a trial of its ride-hailing services in Myanmar on Tuesday, aiming to expand to a seventh Southeast Asian country, while rival Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] said it was also looking to enter the market shortly. Source
Posted On 21 Mar 2017

Alibaba buys out online ticketing platform Damai

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has fully acquired online ticketing platform, the e-commerce giant said on Tuesday, marking a further push into entertainment by the firm as it expands beyond its core online retail business. Source
Posted On 21 Mar 2017

Panasonic to take control of Spanish auto parts maker Ficosa

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Panasonic Corp on Tuesday said it has agreed to become majority owner of Spanish auto parts maker Ficosa International SA [FICOS.UL] as it bolsters its push into the automotive field. Source
Posted On 21 Mar 2017