Thursday, 13 December 2018

Google+ shutdown speeds up, new privacy bug affected 52.5 million users

SAN FRANCISCO Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Monday it would shut down its Google+ social media service in April, four months ahead of schedule, after...

Chinese province pledges billions to drive tech, innovation

SHANGHAI China’s coastal province of Zhejiang, home to e-commerce giant Alibaba, has pledged more than $17 billion to drive the tech industry and innovation in...

Facebook to buy back additional $9 billion of shares

Facebook Inc will buy back an additional $9 billion of its shares, as it looks to pacify investors following a slump in its stock. The...

Alibaba takes control of film group in $160 million share purchase

BEIJING Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said on Monday it will increase its stake in Hong Kong-listed Alibaba Pictures to 51 percent, taking control of the...

Ride-hail firm Lyft races to leave Uber behind in IPO chase

Ride-hailing company Lyft Inc beat bigger rival Uber Technologies Inc in filing for an initial public offering (IPO) on Thursday, defying the recent market...

Nissan to recall 150,000 more vehicles in Japan after improper inspections

TOKYO Nissan Motor Co said on Friday it will recall 150,000 more vehicles in Japan due to improper final inspections before they were shipped...

‘Star Wars’ costumes sketchbooks seen fetching large sums at auction

LONDON A sketchbook revealing early costume designs for Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker and other “Star Wars” characters is expected to sell for more than 100,000...

Taking aim at Intel, Qualcomm launches chip for business PCs

SAN FRANCISCO Qualcomm Inc, the biggest supplier of chips for mobile phones, on Thursday pushed further into the PC market with a line of chips...

Lego teams up with Sesame Street to help refugee kids play

COPENHAGEN A charitable foundation set up by toymaker Lego has granted $100 million to the not-for-profit group behind hit TV show “Sesame Street” to help...

Qualcomm unveils new chip to power 5G smartphones

SAN FRANCISCO Chip supplier Qualcomm Inc on Tuesday unveiled a new generation of mobile phone processor chips that will power 5G smartphones in the...

Hyundai, South Korea eye deal on low-cost carmaking venture despite union dissent

SEOUL South Korea’s Hyundai Motor and a local government partner are aiming to sign a final deal this week on a low-cost carmaking joint venture...

Can better cancer care lower company’s health costs?

NEW YORK When companies try to tackle rising healthcare costs, shifting more of the burden to employees is increasingly the strategy of choice. But Activision Blizzard,...
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