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

Banking On Data – Can A UK Startup Create A New Financial Services Market?
17:17 - 05.04.2017 -

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

Why Mobility Rarely Lives Up To The Vision – And How To Make Sure It Does
17:17 - 05.04.2017 -

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 aims for more control, less cost as it accelerates in chip design
17:17 - 05.04.2017 -

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.

Russia denies Assad to blame for chemical attack, on course for collision with Trump
17:17 - 05.04.2017 -

Russia denied on Wednesday that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was to blame for a poison gas attack and said it would continue to back him, setting the Kremlin on course for its biggest diplomatic collision yet with Donald Trump’s White House. Western countries, including the United States, blamed Assad’s armed forces for a chemical attack

Exclusive: Tillerson plans to skip NATO meeting, visit Russia in April – sources
16:16 - 21.03.2017 -

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to skip a meeting with NATO foreign ministers next month in order to stay home for a visit by China’s president and will go to Russia later in April, U.S. officials said on Monday, disclosing an itinerary that allies may see as giving Moscow priority over them. Tillerson

Deutsche Bank launches tech startup lab in New York City
16:16 - 21.03.2017 -

Deutsche Bank AG (DBKGn.DE) has opened a new center in New York to work with financial technology startups that can help it improve its technology. Based in Lower Manhattan’s Fulton Center, the lab’s team will help the bank deploy technology in artificial intelligence, cloud and cyber security and other areas, the German bank said on

Apple unveils new iPad starting at $329
16:16 - 21.03.2017 -

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 to revamp policies, hire staff after UK ad scandal
16:16 - 21.03.2017 -

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

Americans oppose bathroom laws limiting transgender rights: poll
23:23 - 10.03.2017 -

The majority of respondents to a new U.S. poll opposed laws barring transgender people from using bathrooms consistent with their gender identities and indicated growing acceptance for gay rights, a nonpartisan research group said on Friday. Fifty-three percent of the Americans surveyed oppose laws requiring transgender people to use bathrooms that correspond to their sex

Trump tests dealmaker image to sell healthcare bill
23:23 - 10.03.2017 -

President Donald Trump has launched a charm offensive of the type not seen before in his brief and chaotic tenure, forcefully rallying behind legislation to repeal the Obamacare healthcare law while trying to placate the bill’s opponents. In doing so, the often blustery Trump faces a test of credibility for the voters that catapulted him

Taiwan’s Foxconn ‘definitely bidding’ for Toshiba chip business
15:15 - 01.03.2017 -

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 asks law firm to advise on potential Westinghouse bankruptcy cost: sources
15:15 - 01.03.2017 -

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

Futures rise after Trump speech; banks up on rate talk
15:15 - 01.03.2017 -

U.S. stock index futures were higher on Wednesday as investors assessed President Donald Trump’s speech, while bank stocks rose on increased possibility of an interest rate hike this month. In his first address to a joint session of Congress late Tuesday, Trump said he wanted to boost the U.S. economy with a “massive tax relief”,