A former Google engineer at the center of a fight over self-driving car technology made more than $120 million, according to a legal filing, highlighting the intense competition among tech companies and carmakers for talent in the nascent sector, according to Bloomberg.
Facebook spent the months since the U.S. election grappling with its role in the spread of false information. Now, according to Bloomberg, the world's largest social-networking platform is making good on its promise to educate users about fake news.
Samsung posted its best operating profit in almost four years on robust sales of memory chips and displays, showing that the core businesses remain stable even as its mobile unit recovers from a costly recall and the trial of the group’s de facto chief, according to Bloomberg.
Toshiba has narrowed the number of bidders for its semiconductor business from about 10 interested parties to a smaller group that includes Taiwan’s Hon Hai and Korea’s SK Hynix, according to Bloomberg citing people familiar with the matter.
The world's largest search engine Google is rolling out a new feature that places "Fact Check" tags on snippets of articles in its News results, according to Bloomberg. The Alphabet unit had already run limited tests. On Friday, it extended the capability to every listing in its News pages and massive search catalog.
South Korean prosecutors laid out their case against Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee by outlining how a top presidential aide documented instances of alleged bribery in the pages of 39 handwritten notebooks, according to Bloomberg.
Gartner announced that it has completed its acquisition of CEB, the industry leader in providing best practice and talent management insights, for $54.00 in cash and 0.2284 shares of Gartner common stock, representing a total transaction value of approximately $2.6 billion.
Uber’s robocar project director wants his company to be spared from having to turn over certain documents in Waymo’s trade-secrets theft suit, saying he’s vulnerable to criminal prosecution, according to Bloomberg.
A Canadian accused of hacking Yahoo email accounts on behalf of the Russian government appeared in court seeking bail ahead of a hearing to determine whether he should be extradited to the U.S. for trial, according to Bloomberg.
The U.K. increased the pressure on Google to crack down on terrorist content, with Prime Minister Theresa May saying the YouTube owner should do more to remove inappropriate material from the internet, according to Bloomberg.
Verizon will introduce a new division called Oath this summer, around the time the telecommunications giant expects to close its deal to combine its AOL unit with Yahoo’s internet assets, according to Bloomberg.
Japanese company Rakuten is betting on a future without apps, according to Bloomberg. They have unveiled Rakuten Games service, seeking to deliver titles that don’t have to be installed on phones or personal computers.
The Trump administration is so alarmed that Chinese investors may try to purchase Westinghouse’s nuclear business that U.S. officials are trying to find an American or allied buyer for the company instead, according to Bloomberg citing people familiar with the matter.
Germany pushed ahead with legislation that threatens social networks such as Facebook Inc. with fines of as much as 50 million euros if they fail to give users the option to complain about hate speech and fake news or refuse to remove illegal content, according to Bloomberg.
Two weeks after companies began yanking ads from YouTube because they were popping up next to hateful videos, Google is trying yet again to halt the crisis, according to Bloomberg. Alphabet's main division is introducing a new system that lets outside firms verify ad quality standards on its video service, while expanding its definitions of offensive content.
Inside every iPhone and iPad are dozens of small components made by suppliers whose businesses are tied to Apple. As Imagination Technologies Group has now learned, it’s lucrative to be a favorite Apple supplier, until you’re not, according to Bloomberg.
Mercedes and Bosch are teaming up to bring driverless taxis to city streets by early in the next decade in an intensifying global race to be first to offer the technology commercially, according to Bloomberg.
The U.S. administration began to deliver on President Donald Trump’s campaign promise to crack down on a work visa program that channels thousands of skilled overseas workers to companies across the technology industry, according to Bloomberg.
New findings from Juniper Research forecast that OTT messaging applications, such as WhatsApp and Snapchat, will see adoption grow from 2.3 billion unique users in 2016 to 4.2 billion by 2021 representing a growth of over 12% CAGR.
Huawei released its audited financial results for 2016, reporting that its Carrier, Enterprise, and Consumer business groups (BGs) each achieved solid year-on-year growth. Group annual revenue was CNY521.6 billion (US$75.1 billion), an increase of 32% over 2015. Net profits were CNY37.1 billion (US$5.3 billion), an increase of 0.4%.
For the first time CE China is launching a keynote program. Christof Jaeger, Senior Vice President for Marketing, BSH Region Greater China, confirmed opening keynote speaker for CE China on 4 May, 2017.
China’s bike-sharing companies face a new challenge following the accidental death of an 11-year-old boy in Shanghai: how to get under-aged kids off their brightly colored bicycles, according to Bloomberg.
Ford agreed to hire 400 employees from BlackBerry to help develop wireless technology at the automaker, deepening an ongoing partnership between the two companies involving in-car connectivity, according to Bloomberg.
After three years of acquisitions, layoffs and trying to convince customers it could do more than build smartphones, the BlackBerry’s software revenue and profit margins are growing in the way CEO John Chen wants them to, according to Bloomberg.
The span between a movie’s theatrical debut and home-video release is likely to get shorter as soon as this year, according to Bloomberg. Theater chains have long resisted the idea of letting studios release movies direct to consumers any sooner than 90 days after the films arrive in the cinemaplex, but reality is starting to set in.
The successful use of small drones as weapons by terrorists in Middle Eastern war zones is raising concerns among U.S. security agencies that homegrown extremists will utilize them for domestic attacks, according to Bloomberg.