Technology

Board member overseeing Wirecard audit elected chairman

Board member overseeing Wirecard audit elected chairman

Published 11/01/2020

BERLIN (Reuters) - The board member overseeing an outside audit of Wirecard has been elected as chairman of the German payments company as it battles [more…]

Remote control vibrators? Dual stimulation? Sex toys get Las Vegas tech show buzzing

Remote control vibrators? Dual stimulation? Sex toys get Las Vegas tech show buzzing

Published 10/01/2020

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Futuristic sex toys that allow the user to control a vibrator from across the country or achieve “blended orgasms” got some [more…]

Alibaba praised by China’s gay community for ad recognizing same-sex couples

Alibaba praised by China’s gay community for ad recognizing same-sex couples

Published 09/01/2020

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Online gay communities in China are lauding e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd for releasing a subtle ad that appears to feature [more…]

Transport app FlixMobility achieves 37% passenger growth in 2019, eyes India

Transport app FlixMobility achieves 37% passenger growth in 2019, eyes India

Published 09/01/2020

BERLIN (Reuters) - Transport app FlixMobility reported on Thursday a 37% increase in passenger numbers last year, as Germany’s best-funded tech startup claimed the mantle [more…]

Amid trade row with Japan, South Korea gains Dupont investment to make chip materials

Amid trade row with Japan, South Korea gains Dupont investment to make chip materials

Published 09/01/2020

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said on Thursday DuPont will invest $28 million in the country to produce advanced photoresists and other materials by 2021, [more…]

Twitter to experiment with limiting replies in effort to combat online abuse

Twitter to experiment with limiting replies in effort to combat online abuse

Published 09/01/2020

(Reuters) - Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) said on Wednesday it will test new features early this year that would allow users to control who can reply [more…]

U.S. safety agency opens probe into fatal Tesla crash in Indiana

U.S. safety agency opens probe into fatal Tesla crash in Indiana

Published 09/01/2020

(Reuters) - The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on Wednesday it was launching an investigation into the Dec. 29 crash of a [more…]

U.S. lawmakers say Facebook steps to tackle ‘deepfake’ videos not adequate

U.S. lawmakers say Facebook steps to tackle ‘deepfake’ videos not adequate

Published 08/01/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc on Wednesday said it would remove “deepfake” and other manipulated videos from its website to combat the spread of false [more…]

Toshiba to extend tender offer period for NuFlare until Jan. 16

Toshiba to extend tender offer period for NuFlare until Jan. 16

Published 23/12/2019

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp said on Monday it would extend the period of its tender offer for chip equipment unit NuFlare Technology Inc until [more…]

Huawei should be allowed 5G role in Italy: Industry minister

Huawei should be allowed 5G role in Italy: Industry minister

Published 22/12/2019

ROME (Reuters) - Chinese telecoms firm Huawei should be allowed a role in Italy’s future 5G network, the Italian industry minister said on Sunday after [more…]