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Apple says repeal of EPA carbon plan would threaten investments

April 6, 2018 By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Apple Inc <AAPL.O> said on Friday it opposes any repeal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of the Clean Power Plan, which is a priority of the agency’s Administrator Scott Pruitt and would reverse an Obama-era program to curb greenhouse gases. Repealing the plan would jeopardize […]

Alibaba backs Indian online grocer BigBasket in $300 million fundraising

February 2, 2018 MUMBAI (Reuters) – India’s leading online grocer BigBasket has raised $300 million in a funding round led by China’s Alibaba, giving it more firepower to compete with U.S. rival Amazon. An Alibaba unit invested $146 million, subscribing to compulsorily convertible preference shares, BigBasket said a filing to Indian regulators. BigBasket, which sells […]

Microsoft halts some AMD chip Meltdown patches after PCs freeze

FILE PHOTO: The Microsoft logo is shown on an electric car at the Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S., November 28, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake January 9, 2018 By Eric Auchard FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp <MSFT.O> said on Tuesday it had suspended patches to guard against Meltdown and Spectre security threats for computers running […]

British city Sheffield lifts license suspension on Uber

December 13, 2017 LONDON (Reuters) – The northern English city of Sheffield has lifted a suspension on Uber’s operating license after it provided satisfactory answers to questions about the taxi app’s management, the city council said on Wednesday. Earlier this month, local officials said Uber’s license had been suspended after it failed to respond to […]

GM more than doubles self-driving car test fleet in California

The GM logo is seen at the General Motors Warren Transmission Operations Plant in Warren, Michigan October 26, 2015. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook October 5, 2017 By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – General Motors Co’s <GM.N> self-driving unit, Cruise Automation, has more than doubled the size of its test fleet of robot cars in California during the […]

Apple sees sharp increase in U.S. national security requests

A 3D printed Apple logo is seen in front of a displayed cyber code in this illustration taken March 22, 2016. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration September 29, 2017 By Stephen Nellis (Reuters) – Apple Inc <AAPL.O> has received more than four times as many national-security related requests from the U.S. government in the first half of this […]

Amazon sends accidental gift email to shoppers due to glitch

FILE PHOTO: An Amazon.com Inc driver stands next to an Amazon delivery truck in Los Angeles, California, U.S. on May 21, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo September 20, 2017 By Jeffrey Dastin (Reuters) – A technical glitch caused Amazon.com Inc to email some of its customers erroneously that they had received a gift, the company said […]

Waymo seeks delay in self-driving trade secret trial against Uber

Waymo unveils a self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivan during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., January 8, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid September 17, 2017 By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Alphabet’s Waymo self-driving car unit said critical new evidence it recently obtained in a trade secret lawsuit against Uber means a U.S. […]

Trump bars Chinese-backed firm from buying U.S. chipmaker Lattice

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump waits to greet Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak at the White House in Washington, U.S. September 12, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst September 14, 2017 By Liana B. Baker (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump blocked a Chinese-backed private equity firm from buying a U.S.-based chipmaker on Wednesday, sending a clear […]