Trump to meet with tech CEOs on government overhaul
17:17 - 19.06.2017 -

President Donald Trump will meet with the chief executives of technology companies including Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) on Monday as the White House looks to the private sector for help in cutting government waste and improving services. White House officials said on a conference call on Friday that the administration believed there

Meal-kit service Blue Apron seeks $3.2 billion valuation in IPO
17:17 - 19.06.2017 -

Blue Apron Holdings Inc said on Monday it expected its initial public offering to be priced at $15 to $17 per share, giving the biggest U.S. meal kit delivery company a valuation as high as $3.18 billion. New York-based Blue Apron, named after the uniform that apprentice chefs wear in France, delivers pre-packaged ingredients and

Britain’s May condemns ‘sickening’ attack as van rams Muslim worshippers
17:17 - 19.06.2017 -

A van plowed into worshippers near a London mosque on Monday, injuring 10 people in what Prime Minister Theresa May said was a sickening, terrorist attack on Muslims. Shortly after midnight, the vehicle swerved into a group of people leaving prayers at the Muslim Welfare House and the nearby Finsbury Park Mosque in north London,

Toyota sells all shares in Tesla as their tie-up ends
22:22 - 04.06.2017 -

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

Comey to be pressed on whether Trump interfered with Russia probe
22:22 - 04.06.2017 -

Former FBI Director James Comey will be grilled on whether President Donald Trump tried to get him to back off an investigation into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, key U.S. senators said on Sunday ahead of Comey’s testimony this week on Capitol Hill. Comey, who was leading the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s

Audi CEO may not stay until end 2022 due to board pact: sources
22:22 - 04.06.2017 -

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.

Google shifts mobile focus to apps and digital assistant
17:17 - 18.05.2017 -

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

EU fines Facebook 110 million euros over WhatsApp deal
17:17 - 18.05.2017 -

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

Trump storm strikes global stocks again, dollar steadies
17:17 - 18.05.2017 -

Swirling uncertainty over U.S. President Donald Trump’s political future saw world stocks extend their steepest fall in over six months on Thursday, though there were signs of stabilization elsewhere as the dollar and gold steadied. Reports that Trump had tried to intervene in an investigation into alleged Russian interference in last year’s U.S. election and

Apple buys Finnish sleep tracking app maker Beddit
17:17 - 10.05.2017 -

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

Defending firing of FBI director, Trump derides Democratic critics
17:17 - 10.05.2017 -

President Donald Trump defended his firing of FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday, fighting a storm of criticism that the ouster was aimed at blunting an agency probe into his presidential campaign’s possible collusion with Russia to sway the 2016 election. The Republican president’s abrupt move on Tuesday stunned Washington and was swiftly condemned by

House to vote Thursday on Obamacare repeal bill
12:12 - 04.05.2017 -

The House will vote Thursday on the Republican bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, setting up a dramatic moment that could give President Donald Trump the significant legislative victory he’s been seeking. Top Republicans are very confident. Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy emerged from Speaker Paul Ryan’s office Wednesday night all but triumphant. “We will be

Buckingham Palace Official Says Royal Staff Meeting Is ‘No Cause for Concern’
12:12 - 04.05.2017 -

A well-placed royal source tells PEOPLE that there is “no cause for alarm” following rampant speculation about Queen Elizabeth and husband Prince Philip. The rumors began after reports emerged of an emergency meeting being called for Buckingham Palace staff from around the country. They are expected to gather at the palace mid-morning. The meeting is

Google to open up Android to rivals in out-of-court deal with Russia
22:22 - 17.04.2017 -

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

New York City taxi commission plans to force Uber to add driver tipping feature
22:22 - 17.04.2017 -

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

Wal-Mart seeks online fashion presence through acquisitions
22:22 - 17.04.2017 -

Wal-Mart Stores Inc’s bid for clothing retailer Bonobos, which surfaced last week, is the latest step in the company’s attempt to recover lost ground against Amazon.com Inc and others in the rapidly growing online fashion world, analysts and retail consultants said. If Wal-Mart succeeds, the move into fashion also would advance its effort to access

Why tiny electric planes and $25 tickets could be the future of regional air travel
22:22 - 09.04.2017 -

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 CEO forgoes compensation; long-time board member to leave
22:22 - 09.04.2017 -

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

Porsche-Piech clan to stay out of VW management: Porsche chairman
22:22 - 09.04.2017 -

Members of the Porsche-Piech clan that controls Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) will no longer be eligible to serve as executives of the carmaker, Porsche Automobil Holding SE (PSHG_p.DE) Chairman Wolfgang Porsche told a German newspaper. “That no family member is active in the operating business must apply to Porsche SE and the whole Volkswagen group,” Frankfurter Allgemeine

Facebook takes new steps to stop ‘revenge porn’ images from spreading
17:17 - 05.04.2017 -

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