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Carmakers face electric reality as combustion engine outlook dims

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – European car bosses gathering for the Frankfurt auto show are beginning to address the realities of mass vehicle electrification, and its consequences for jobs and profit, their minds focused by government pledges to outlaw the combustion engine. Source
Posted On 12 Sep 2017

Samsung says Galaxy Note 8 pre-orders highest among Note series

SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Tuesday said pre-orders for its Galaxy Note 8 premium smartphone have hit the highest-ever for the Note series, beating its predecessor Note 7 over five days by about 2.5 times. Source
Posted On 12 Sep 2017

Apple set to unveil anniversary iPhone in major product launch

CUPERTINO, Calif. (Reuters) – A decade after then-CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the first iPhone, Apple Inc on Tuesday is set to introduce a completely redesigned top-of-the-line iPhone along with two other new phones, as well as a big upgrade to the Apple Watch and a...
Posted On 12 Sep 2017

Two-thirds of American adults get news from social media: survey

(Reuters) – About two-thirds of American adults are getting “at least some of their news on social media” with two-in-ten doing so often, according to a Pew Research Center survey this week. Source
Posted On 10 Sep 2017

Apple lawsuits against Qualcomm can proceed, U.S. judge rules

(Reuters) – Apple Inc’s 11 foreign lawsuits against Qualcomm Inc can proceed while the company’s dispute plays out in the United States, a U.S. federal judge in San Diego ruled Sept. 7. Source
Posted On 10 Sep 2017

U.N. aviation agency to call for global drone registry

MONTREAL (Reuters) – The United Nations’ aviation agency is backing the creation of a single global drone registry, as part of broader efforts to come up with common rules for flying and tracking unmanned aircraft. Source
Posted On 10 Sep 2017

Bitcoin ETF idea still a little funky, experts say

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Demand for exchange-traded funds that would provide exposure to cryptocurrencies like bitcoin is strong, but regulators will likely wait until the underlying market matures more before approving such products, a panel of securities industry experts said...
Posted On 10 Sep 2017

Uber to stop using diesel cars in London by end 2019

LONDON (Reuters) – Uber [UBER.UL] will cease using diesel cars in London by the end of 2019 and the vast majority of rides will be in electric or hybrid vehicles by then, the taxi app said on Friday. Source
Posted On 10 Sep 2017

France, Germany, Italy, Spain seek tax on digital giants’ revenues

PARIS (Reuters) – France, Germany, Italy and Spain want digital multinationals like Amazon and Google to be taxed in Europe based on their revenues, rather than only profits as now, their finance ministers said in a joint letter. Source
Posted On 10 Sep 2017

Criticism of Equifax data breach response mounts, shares tumble

(Reuters) – Equifax Inc faced a storm of criticism on Friday over a hack that may have compromised personal data for some 143 million Americans, with consumers clamoring for answers and cyber security experts questioning the response to the massive breach. Source
Posted On 10 Sep 2017