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Amazon and Facebook Hit Unexpected Obstacle in India: China
29 Mar 2017 at 6:01am
As the U.S.?s top tech brands ramp up their operations in India, they are running into unexpected resistance: their Chinese equivalents stepping in to bolster their Indian competitors with money and expertise.
Toshiba's Westinghouse Electric Files for Bankruptcy Protection
29 Mar 2017 at 3:20am
Westinghouse, a major player in global nuclear construction, filed for bankruptcy protection, raising questions about the fate of four half-finished reactors in the U.S.
Tesla Gets Backing of Chinese Internet Giant Tencent
29 Mar 2017 at 2:35am
Tesla gained a potential key ally in China after the country?s most valuable company, Tencent, revealed it had bought a 5% stake in the Silicon Valley electric-vehicle maker.
Facebook, Eye on Snapchat, Adds Camera Features
28 Mar 2017 at 2:01pm
Facebook is taking another shot at Snapchat, introducing three new camera-centric features to its main Facebook app, including one that allows users to create montages that vanish within 24 hours?just like Snapchat?s Stories.
Swipe by Swipe, Chinese Smartphone Users Flock to Risky Investments
28 Mar 2017 at 11:48pm
U.S. companies have long imagined the potential of crowdsourcing, but it?s actually happening in China. A million companies in China have turned to the internet to raise money, but losses by mom-and-pop investors are piling up.
Uber Workforce Data Show Dearth of Women on Tech Side
28 Mar 2017 at 7:51pm
Uber Technologies Inc. on Tuesday published the first breakdown of its workforce by gender and ethnicity, part of an effort to push back against criticism that the ride-sharing company?s culture is hostile to women
Amazon Launches Grocery Pickup Stores in Seattle
28 Mar 2017 at 8:33pm
Amazon.com said it is launching a new grocery-store pickup service, pushing deeper into brick-and-mortar retail as it moves to capture more of what people spend on food.
Shipping Technology Startup Freightos Raises $25 Million
29 Mar 2017 at 4:56am
Shipping technology startup Freightos raised $25 million in a funding round led by General Electric Co.?s GE Ventures, the freight company said/
The Galaxy S8 Is Samsung's Best Shot at Redemption
27 Mar 2017 at 11:59am
Samsung?s Galaxy S8, which will be unveiled Wednesday, has a lot more at stake than sales targets: it must restore consumer trust and stabilize a brand dogged by political scandal, product recalls and privacy concerns.
Chip Company MaxLinear to Buy Exar for $661.6 Million
29 Mar 2017 at 3:53am
Semiconductor company MaxLinear Inc. said it would buy Exar Corp., another semiconductor-technology firm, for about $661.6 million in cash, as MaxLinear seeks to build scale to boost growth.
SEC Deals Bitcoin ETF Plans Another Setback
28 Mar 2017 at 6:42pm
The Securities and Exchange Commission delivered the second blow this month to the concept of an exchange-traded fund based on the digital currency bitcoin, rejecting a proposed bitcoin ETF backed by SolidX Management that was seeking to list on an affiliate of the New York Stock Exchange.
House Moves to Roll Back a Privacy Rule on Internet
29 Mar 2017 at 4:25am
House lawmakers voted to overturn an Obama-era privacy rule for broadband providers, buoying telecommunications firms but potentially muddying consumer-protection standards.
SoftBank Considers $6 Billion Investment in China Ride-Hailing Firm Didi
28 Mar 2017 at 5:48pm
SoftBank has approached China?s Didi Chuxing about investing roughly $6 billion to help the ride-hailing firm expand in self-driving car technologies.
TV Networks See Opportunity in Google Ad Backlash
28 Mar 2017 at 10:55am
As TV?s annual ad sales season kicks off, networks are looking to capitalize on the uproar among advertisers over Google?s placement of ads alongside content promoting hate, racism and terrorism.
BlackRock Bets on Robots to Improve Its Stock Picking
29 Mar 2017 at 3:37am
BlackRock unveiled an overhaul of its actively managed equities business that will include job losses, pricing changes and a greater emphasis on computer models that inform investments.