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U.S. to extend license for its companies to continue business with Huawei: sources11/16/2019 1:20:56 PM The Trump administration is set to issue a two-week extension of a license allowing U.S. companies to continue doing business with China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, two sources familiar with the deliberations said.
China's Foton aims to sell 200,000 new energy commercial vehicles by 202511/16/2019 8:54:34 AM Daimler's Chinese truck venture partner Beiqi Foton Motor aims to sell 200,000 new energy commercial vehicles a year by 2025, its chairman said on Saturday.
Microsoft to probe work of Israeli facial recognition startup it funded11/16/2019 2:33:10 AM Microsoft Corp has hired former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate whether the use of facial recognition technology developed by an Israeli startup it funded complies with its ethics principles, the company said on Friday.
Twitter tightens bans on political ads and causes ahead of 2020 U.S. election11/15/2019 11:56:44 PM Twitter Inc on Friday said its political advertising ban will include references to political candidates or legislation, and it will not allow ads that advocate for a certain outcome on social and political causes.
Factbox: How social media sites handle political ads11/15/2019 11:56:44 PM Online platforms including Facebook and Alphabet Inc's Google face growing pressure to stop carrying political ads that contain false or misleading claims ahead of the U.S. presidential election.
U.S. Supreme Court to hear Google bid to end Oracle copyright suit11/15/2019 11:50:57 PM The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear Google's bid to escape Oracle Corp's multi-billion dollar lawsuit accusing Google of infringing software copyrights to build the Android operating system that runs most of the world's smartphones.
Apple warns of risks from German law to open up mobile payments11/15/2019 11:49:13 PM Apple said on Friday moves in Germany to force it to open up its Apple Pay mobile payments system to rivals could hurt data protection and the security of financial information.
Amazon challenges Pentagon's $10-billion cloud award to Microsoft11/15/2019 11:48:51 PM Amazon.com Inc on Thursday said it is contesting the Pentagon's award of an up to $10 billion cloud computing deal to Microsoft Corp , expressing concern that politics got in the way of a fair contracting process.
U.S. defense chief rejects Amazon's accusations of bias in cloud contract11/15/2019 11:48:51 PM U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Friday rejected any suggestion of bias in a Pentagon decision to award Microsoft Corp an up to $10 billion cloud computing contract, after Amazon.com Inc announced plans to challenge it.
Alphabet features self-driving garbage cans, apartment noise monitors in Toronto smart city project11/15/2019 9:32:42 PM Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs has provided more details on the technology it intends to use to develop a futuristic smart city in Toronto, which includes self-driving garbage cans and infra-red sensors to track foot traffic in stores, a document released by the company on Friday said.
Factbox: Technology for Alphabet's futuristic smart city dream in Toronto11/15/2019 8:58:03 PM Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs released a detailed overview on Friday of the futuristic technology it intends to incorporate in the smart city it wants to build in Toronto.
Trump, Apple CEO Tim Cook set to tour computer plant in Texas Wednesday: sources11/15/2019 8:44:12 PM U.S. President Donald Trump and Apple CEO Tim Cook are set to visit facilities in Texas on Wednesday where Apple's high-end computers are assembled, sources briefed on the matter confirmed Friday.
WeWork faces U.S. SEC inquiry over possible rule violations: Bloomberg11/15/2019 8:23:50 PM WeWork is facing scrutiny from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over whether it violated financial rules in the run-up to its abandoned initial public offering, Bloomberg reported on Friday, citing two people with knowledge of the matter.
Hulu+ Live TV to raise monthly prices to $54.9911/15/2019 6:48:17 PM Hulu+ Live TV is increasing its monthly base price to $54.99 from $44.99 per month from Dec. 18, the company said in a statement on Friday.
Former Apple chip executives found company to take on Intel, AMD11/15/2019 6:40:14 PM Three of Apple Inc's former top semiconductor executives in charge of iPhone chips have founded a startup to design processors for data centers, aiming to take on current industry leaders Intel Corp and Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
U.S. to strictly enforce anti-money laundering rules in cryptocurrencies: FinCEN chief11/15/2019 5:27:57 PM The U.S. government will strictly enforce a rule that requires cryptocurrency firms engaged in money service businesses such as digital asset exchanges and wallet service providers to share information about their customers, Kenneth Blanco, director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), said on Friday
UK's Labour plans high-speed connection to voter hearts with BT nationalization11/15/2019 5:04:47 PM Britain's opposition Labour Party plans to nationalize BT's broadband network to provide free internet for all if it wins power, making a radical election pledge to roll back 35 years of private ownership that caught both the company and its shareholders by surprise.
Explainer: What's behind Labour's plan to overhaul BT and the British broadband network?11/15/2019 5:03:28 PM Britain's opposition Labour Party says if it wins the Dec. 12 election it will nationalize BT's broadband network and provide free internet for all within a decade, a radical election pledge to roll back decades of private ownership.
Telecom Italia to include own fiber assets in broadband network bid11/15/2019 4:59:13 PM Italy's biggest phone group Telecom Italia (TIM) is asking infrastructure funds to come up with bids next week for the assets of smaller broadband rival Open Fiber that will include its own last-mile network, sources said.
Alibaba gets strong demand for $13.4 billion Hong Kong listing: sources11/15/2019 4:26:48 PM Alibaba's order books for its $13.4 billion Hong Kong share sale have already been covered "multiple times," sources with direct knowledge of the matter said on Friday, as the ecommerce group kicked off its campaign for the secondary listing in the city gripped by protests.