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FCC approves TV technology that gives better pictures but less privacy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 on Thursday to allow broadcasters to voluntarily use a new technology to improve picture quality and allow better reception on mobile phones and give advertisers dramatically more data about viewing...
Posted On 16 Nov 2017

Tesla to unveil electric big-rig truck in midst of Model 3 factory ‘hell’

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Tesla Inc on Thursday will unveil a prototype electric big-rig truck, which may be able to drive itself, throwing the company into a new market even as it struggles to roll out an affordable sedan central to the company’s future. Source
Posted On 16 Nov 2017

Toshiba in talks to sell PC operations to Asus: Nikkei‍​

(Reuters) – Japanese conglomerate Toshiba Corp has entered into negotiations to sell its personal computer operations to Taiwan’s Asustek Computer Inc, the Nikkei reported on Friday. Source
Posted On 16 Nov 2017

Qualcomm could win EU approval for NXP by end of year: Bloomberg

(Reuters) – U.S. smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm Inc may win European Union approval for its bid to acquire NXP Semiconductors NV by the end of the year, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. Source
Posted On 16 Nov 2017

U.S. regulator votes to loosen media ownership rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted to remove key roadblocks to increased consolidation among media companies, potentially unleashing new deals among TV, radio and newspaper owners as they seek to better compete with online...
Posted On 16 Nov 2017

Momentum builds in U.S. for disclaimers on internet election ads

(Reuters) – U.S. regulators on Thursday kicked off a process that could result in mandatory disclaimers on election ads that appear on social media, a reaction to anonymous, Russia-linked ads on sites such as Facebook ahead of the 2016 U.S. elections. Source
Posted On 16 Nov 2017

Chip gear maker Applied Materials up after strong results, forecast

(Reuters) – Applied Materials Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly results and gave a strong current-quarter forecast as the world’s largest supplier of tools to make semiconductors enjoys strong demand in its chip and display businesses. Source
Posted On 16 Nov 2017

Exclusive: Rupert Murdoch twice discussed CNN with AT&T CEO – sources

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Rupert Murdoch telephoned AT&T Inc Chief Executive Randall Stephenson twice in the last six months and talked about cable network CNN, sources briefed on the matter told Reuters on Friday. Source
Posted On 11 Nov 2017

China’s 24-hour online shopping binge nears $16 billion

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba saw its Singles’ Day sales hit $16 billion by mid-morning on Saturday after racing to a billion dollars in just two minutes after the world’s biggest shopping spree opened at midnight. Source
Posted On 11 Nov 2017

U.S. safety board to probe self-driving shuttle crash in Las Vegas

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Federal transportation safety officials headed to Las Vegas on Friday to investigate a collision this week between a self-driving shuttle bus on its first day of service and a truck, which was blamed on human error. Source
Posted On 10 Nov 2017