Technology News
GM to invest $2.2 billion at Detroit factory to make electric trucks, SUVs1/27/2020 3:53:13 PM General Motors Co will invest $2.2 billion in its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant to build electric trucks and sport utility vehicles, a move that would create 2,200 jobs, the No.1 U.S. automaker said on Monday.
Britain's Johnson on Huawei: We will do 5G without hurting security1/27/2020 3:46:34 PM British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday he would make a decision on Huawei's role in 5G networks that would give consumers and businesses the benefits of the new technology without compromising national security.
Security and resilience of UK telecoms network paramount: junior minister1/27/2020 3:46:15 PM The security and resilience of Britain's telecoms network is of paramount importance in the decision over Huawei's role in 5G, digital and security minister Matt Warman said on Monday.
Sprint loses fewer subscribers than expected on cheaper phone plans1/27/2020 2:45:44 PM Sprint Corp said on Monday it lost fewer mobile monthly postpaid phone subscribers than expected in the third quarter, benefiting from cheaper plans ahead of a merger with larger rival T-Mobile US Inc .
Czech telecoms watchdog chief quits in row over 5G auction1/27/2020 11:36:35 AM The head of the Czech telecoms watchdog has resigned over government changes to a planned auction of frequencies for 5G telecoms networks, saying they risked slowing the rollout of the technology and were likely to result in court disputes.
Tesla's Musk seeks to allay water concerns at factory site after protests1/26/2020 11:55:10 PM Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk sought to allay environmental concerns about the electric carmaker's planned factory in Germany, saying the plant would use less water than was estimated originally.
WeWork inks office space deal with SoftBank-backed Gympass: sources1/26/2020 10:27:16 PM WeWork has signed a deal to provide space to 250 employees of gym membership app company Gympass in New York, the latest example of the U.S. office-sharing start-up's majority owner, SoftBank Group Corp, using its connections to buoy its business, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday.
U.S. state AGs, Justice Department officials to meet and coordinate on Google probe: sources1/26/2020 9:35:30 PM U.S. state attorneys general will meet Justice Department attorneys next week to share information on their investigations into Alphabet Inc's Google, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Sunday. The probes revolve around monopolistic behavior that may harm consumers through Google's control of online advertising markets and search traffic.
Electric vehicle maker Rivian: expect prices lower than previously announced1/26/2020 9:43:24 AM Electric vehicle startup Rivian on Saturday displayed its pickup truck and SUV at an event in San Francisco's Bay Area and said that when their prices are unveiled soon they will be lower than has been previously announced.
French central banker says digital currency cannot be private1/25/2020 12:15:16 PM Digital currency could be useful as cash transactions dwindle in some countries but central banks should be in charge of issuing it, not private companies, Bank of France Governor Francois Villeroy de Galhau said on Saturday.
U.S. senator slams Tesla's 'misleading' name for Autopilot driver assistance system1/25/2020 12:14:58 PM A U.S. senator on Friday urged Tesla Inc to rebrand its driver assistance system Autopilot, saying it has "an inherently misleading name" and is subject to potentially dangerous misuse.
Explainer: Bezos allegations put phone hacking technology in the spotlight1/25/2020 12:14:27 PM Allegations that Amazon.com boss and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos had his phone hacked by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have put a spotlight on the security of smartphones and the secretive tools used to hack them.
Trump speaks with British PM Johnson about telecoms security: White House1/25/2020 1:16:54 AM U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday discussed the security of telecommunications networks with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the White House said, as Britain nears a decision on Huawei's role in the country's future 5G network.
New U.S. curb on Huawei in limbo amid pushback from Pentagon: sources1/24/2020 11:46:52 PM The U.S. Commerce Department has withdrawn a rule aimed at further reducing sales to China's Huawei Technologies amid concerns from the Defense Department the move would harm U.S. businesses, people familiar with the matter said.
U.S. Justice Dept. plans to hold meeting to discuss tech industry liability: sources1/24/2020 10:27:42 PM The U.S. Justice Department is planning to hold a conference to discuss the future of a federal law which largely exempts online platforms from legal liability for the material their users post, sources familiar with the plans said on Friday.
Athletics body to tighten rules after Nike's Vaporfly helps records tumble: sources1/24/2020 10:14:26 PM Athletics' ruling body will tighten regulations governing shoe technology, two sources familiar with the matter said, after Nike's popular Vaporfly brand helped re-write running records and sparked debate about whether it was "technological doping."
Factbox: Nike's Vaporfly running shoes and tumbling records1/24/2020 8:33:22 PM World Athletics is set to announce the findings of a review of technology in road and track shoes by the end of January, and it is expected to change its rules in light of tumbling times recorded by athletes using Nike's Vaporfly brand.
'They're fast, but are they fair?' Amateur runners face Nike dilemma1/24/2020 8:11:50 PM British amateur runner and triathlete Holly Grundon was delighted to smash a long-held personal speed target - to finish a half marathon in less than 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Four-comma club: Predicting the next company to join trillion-dollar value elite1/24/2020 6:37:11 PM The trillion-dollar market cap club expanded last week to a third U.S. company, with Google parent Alphabet Inc topping the lofty valuation mark. Adding the next member, however, is likely to take a while.
Intel's blockbuster results lift shares to dotcom peak, fire up sector1/24/2020 5:30:25 PM Intel Corp's shares hit their highest in nearly two decades on Friday after cloud computing demand fired up the chipmaker's data center business and allayed concerns of market share loss to rival AMD, lifting stocks across the sector.