Technology

Egyptian transport start-up targets Philippines, Bangladesh after Pakistan launch

Egyptian transport start-up targets Philippines, Bangladesh after Pakistan launch

Published 11/11/2019

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Swvl, an Egyptian startup with an app to book bus tickets, plans to launch operations in the Philippines, Indonesia and Bangladesh [more…]

Chinese smash European hopes of ‘Legends’ video game glory

Chinese smash European hopes of ‘Legends’ video game glory

Published 10/11/2019

PARIS (Reuters) - Chinese video gamers crushed a team from Europe on Sunday who were hoping to break the domination of Asian players in the [more…]

France’s EDF buys electric vehicle charging point firm Pivot Power

France’s EDF buys electric vehicle charging point firm Pivot Power

Published 04/11/2019

(Reuters) - French state-controlled energy group EDF has agreed to buy Pivot Power, a British start-up company that specialises in battery storage and electric vehicle [more…]

Merkel wants Germany to have 1 mln electric car charging points by 2030

Merkel wants Germany to have 1 mln electric car charging points by 2030

Published 03/11/2019

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany should have one million charging stations for electric cars by 2030, Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a video message on Sunday, [more…]

Founder of China’s smartphone maker Smartisan barred from planes, trains

Founder of China’s smartphone maker Smartisan barred from planes, trains

Published 03/11/2019

BEIJING (Reuters) - The founder of China’s smartphone maker Smartisan Technology has been barred from taking flights and high-speed railway trains due to the company’s [more…]

Waymo tests ‘rider only’ service and looks beyond robo-taxis

Waymo tests ‘rider only’ service and looks beyond robo-taxis

Published 01/11/2019

(This October 28 story corrects to remove erroneous reference in paragraph 6 to regulations preventing the use of autonomous trucks) DETROIT (Reuters) - Waymo Chief [more…]

Desjardins Group data breach hit all 4.2 million members: Quebec finance minister

Desjardins Group data breach hit all 4.2 million members: Quebec finance minister

Published 01/11/2019

MONTREAL (Reuters) - A June data breach that hit Canada’s Desjardins Group has affected all of the financial cooperative’s 4.2 million members, prompting government reforms [more…]

UniCredit identifies data breach in Italian client records

UniCredit identifies data breach in Italian client records

Published 28/10/2019

MILAN (Reuters) - UniCredit (CRDI.MI) said on Monday its cyber security team had identified a data breach involving a file created in 2015 and containing [more…]

China central bank official says commercial banks should step up blockchain application

China central bank official says commercial banks should step up blockchain application

Published 28/10/2019

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Commercial banks should step up their application of blockchain technology to embrace digital finance, a Chinese central bank official said on Monday. [more…]

UK lawmakers call for action on banks, Big Tech to avoid IT failures

UK lawmakers call for action on banks, Big Tech to avoid IT failures

Published 28/10/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - British regulators should impose higher levies on banks if they need more resources to stop big IT glitches and should consider regulating [more…]