Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) said on Saturday it had sold all shares in Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) by the end of 2016, having canceled its tie-up with the U.S. luxury automaker to jointly develop electric vehicles. Japan’s biggest automaker had bought around a 3 percent stake in the Palo Alto-based automaker for $50 million. Toyota spokesman
Embattled Audi Chief Executive Rupert Stadler only got a five-year contract extension last month because of an agreement among supervisory board members that he would not serve out his full term, two sources close to the company’s supervisory board told Reuters. How long Stadler will remain in his current position remains unclear, the sources said.
Mobile phone apps took center stage at Google’s annual developer conference on Wednesday as the search giant announced new features for its digital assistant and its popular photo app while devoting little time to the Android mobile operating system. Addressing an audience of thousands of developers in Mountain View, California, Google executives delivered a broad-based
European Union antitrust regulators fined Facebook (FB.O) 110 million euros ($122 million) on Thursday for giving misleading information during a vetting of its deal to acquire messaging service WhatsApp in 2014. Calling it a “proportionate and deterrent fine”, the European Commission, which acts as the EU’s competition watchdog, said Facebook had said it could not
Apple (AAPL.O) has acquired a sleep tracking app and hardware maker Beddit, the Finnish startup said on its website. The terms of the deal were not disclosed and neither of the companies were immediately available for a comment. “Beddit has been acquired by Apple. Your personal data will be collected, used and disclosed in accordance
Snap Inc (SNAP.N) has many similarities with archrivals Facebook Inc (FB.O) and Twitter Inc (TWTR.N), but shareholders are eager to avoid one in particular when the social media company reports earnings on Wednesday for the first time since its initial public offering: a plunging stock price. Investors delivered a stern message of disappointment to Facebook
Alphabet Inc’s Google will open up its popular Android mobile operating system to rival search engines in Russia as part of a deal to settle a two-year dispute with Russian competition authorities. The deal sets a new precedent for the tech giant, which faces multiple complaints worldwide that it is abusing its dominant position by
Ride-services company Uber Technologies Inc may be required to provide passengers a way to tip their drivers, despite its longstanding resistance, if a plan by New York City’s taxi regulator is implemented. The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission said on Monday that it plans to propose a rule no later than July that
Imagine taking your next trip of a couple hundred miles. New York City to Boston, for example. Or Houston to Dallas. Tampa to Miami. The obvious choice now might be to drive. But what if you could show up at an airport at one of those cities, bypass security checkpoints, board a small hybrid-electric plane
Twitter Inc’s chief executive, Jack Dorsey, continued to forego direct compensation and Peter Fenton, a board member since 2009, will leave after the company’s annual meet in May, a regulatory filing showed on Friday. Fenton, who is a partner at venture capital firm Benchmark Capital, will not seek re-election after his term expires, the microblogging
Facebook said Wednesday that it is taking more steps to crack down on its network’s “revenge porn” problem, including a new process that prevents users from reposting intimate images shared without the subject’s consent. While Facebook’s community guidelines already forbid posting revenge porn, the social network said it will now identify and catalogue specific images
Zero market share isn’t usually considered a cause for celebration, but as UK-based fintech startup Monzo prepares to launch a smartphone-based banking venture in February of next year, CEO Blomfield sees distinct benefits in building a customer base from scratch. Well, perhaps not quite from scratch. Established in 2015, Monzo (originally Mondo) has already carved
The mobility vision is an easy sell. Equip them with the latest smartphones, touchscreens and tablets and your people can work anytime, anywhere. They’re free from the tyranny of their desk. They can communicate easily and work collaboratively even if they’re on the other side of the world. They can be more flexible and get
Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) decision to stop licensing graphics chips from Imagination Technologies Group Plc (IMG.L) is the clearest example yet of the iPhone maker’s determination to take greater control of the core technologies in its products – both to guard its hefty margins and to position it for future innovations, especially in so-called augmented reality.
Apple Inc unveiled an updated version of its iPad tablet on Tuesday, starting at $329 and available to order from Friday. Apple also said its smaller iPhone SE model will be available in 32 and 128 gigabyte (GB) versions, replacing the 16 GB and 64 GB models.
Google (GOOGL.O) 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. Google has found itself at the center of a British storm in recent days after major companies from supermarkets to
Taiwan’s Foxconn (2317.TW), the world’s largest contract electronics maker, is “definitely bidding” for the chip business of Japan’s Toshiba Corp (6502.T) and is “very confident” it can buy into it, company founder Terry Gou said on Wednesday. Gou was speaking as Foxconn, formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, broke ground for a
Toshiba Corp has asked a Japanese law firm to help estimate the potential financial impact if it decides its U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse should file for Chapter 11 protection from creditors, sources with knowledge of the matter said. Toshiba is looking at a potential Chapter 11 filing as one of several options for Westinghouse as
Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N) said on Tuesday it would buy Yahoo Inc’s (YHOO.O) core business for $4.48 billion, lowering its original offer by $350 million in the wake of two massive cyber attacks at the internet company. The closing of the deal, which was first announced in July, had been delayed as the companies assessed
Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee left a Seoul court after more than eight hours on Thursday to await a decision on whether he will be arrested over his alleged role in a corruption scandal that has engulfed President Park Geun-hye. The 48-year-old Lee, wearing a dark coat and navy tie, kept his head down