• Ubisoft says unaware of Vivendi board seat request: CFO

    PARIS (Reuters) - French video games maker Ubisoft is not aware of media giant Vivendi requesting a seat on the company's board, Chief Financial Officer Alain Martinez said on Thursday. "Nobody is forbidden from proposing management figures be it Vivendi or another shareholder," Martinez

  • Scientists bid farewell to comet probe, eye more discoveries

    BERLIN (AP) — Scientists are saying their final farewells to the Rosetta space probe ahead of its planned crash-landing on a comet.

    Associated Press
  • World's first 4-seater fuel-cell plane takes off in Germany

    BERLIN (AP) — Aircraft engineers in Germany have successfully tested the world's first four-seater plane that uses emission-free hybrid fuel cells to fly.

    Associated Press
  • Redstone push is on to reunite CBS and Viacom

    Media mogul Sumner Redstone's firm is calling for CBS and Viacom to combine again, more than a decade after they went their separate ways. National Amusements, which owns most of the voting shares of the ...

    Associated Press
  • Safran in exclusive talks to sell Morpho to Advent

    Safran has entered exclusive talks about the sale of its Morpho identity and security business to Advent International, which owns smartcard maker Oberthur Technologies, the French aerospace and defense firm said on Thursday. The potential sale of Morpho to Advent would value the business at 2.425 billion

  • Twitter opens 'Moments' feature to the public

    Twitter has released a new feature that allows all Twitter users to create their own "Moments," made up of collections of Tweets connected by common subject matter. The feature was first introduced to the social platform in October 2015, originally curated solely by Twitter employees and certain

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  • Toyota drops diesel from new model, signals likely phase-out

    By Laurence Frost PARIS (Reuters) - Toyota has decided to drop diesel engines from its new C-HR compact in the wake of Volkswagen's emissions scandal and will probably do the same for future model renewals, the carmaker's second-ranking global executive said on Thursday. The Japanese automaker

  • Daimler to make more than 10 electric cars by 2025

    Daimler's Mercedes-Benz and Smart brands will launch more than 10 electric cars by 2025, and zero-emission vehicles will make up between 15 percent and 25 percent of overall Mercedes sales by then, Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche said. Speaking to journalists at the Paris Motor Show on Thursday,

  • Hopper Adds Flight Filters to Personalize Airfare Predictions

    Now the app will tell you the best time to buy exactly the flight you want.

  • HTC launches new smartphone in India for Rs 15,990

    New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Taiwan-based company HTC Corporation on Thursday launched a new smartphone "HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle" in India at Rs 15,990.

    IANS India Private Limited
  • Sony unveils flagship Xperia XZ with triple sensor camera

    New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Sony on Thursday launched another premium flagship smartphone in its Xperia range that comes packed with triple image sensing technology.

    IANS India Private Limited
  • Electrics touted at Paris car show, but await their moment

    When will electric-powered cars become a practical choice for ordinary people? The question hangs in the air at the Paris auto show, where Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz and General Motors are showing off electrics ...

    Associated Press
  • Samsung says in talks with U.S. watchdog on washing machine safety issues

    Samsung Electronics, which is already reeling from a global recall of its Note 7 smartphones, said on Thursday it is in talks with a U.S. watchdog to address potential safety problems related to some of its washing machines. The South Korean tech company's comments came as the U.S. Consumer Product

  • Growth in demand for industrial robots halves as China, carmakers cut back

    Growth in sales of industrial robots has halved from levels seen two years ago and is unlikely to recover those levels over the next few years because demand in China, the biggest market, has slowed. Carmakers, the top buyers, have also cut back on investments, affecting demand for robots, although

  • Push to digital helps Accenture beat revenue estimate

    Consulting and outsourcing services provider Accenture Plc reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit as its investments to boost digital and cloud services pay off. Increasing demand for digital services from businesses has forced IT service providers to beef up their security, cloud

  • EDBI invests in Shape Security to defend enterprises against sophisticated ‘human-like bots’

    Shape enables large enterprises and government customers to defend against advanced automated bot attacks on their web and mobile apps Automated threats are responsible for millions in fraud losses per day, targeting web and mobile applications of retailers, banks, airlines, healthcare organisations

  • Schedule of Nobel Prize 2016 announcements

    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden's annual crop of Nobel Prizes for achievements in science, literature and peace is announced in the coming days, beginning with the medicine prize. Oct. 3 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (announced in Stockholm at 0930 GMT at the earliest) Oct. 4 Nobel Prize in

  • Car industry shows off cooperation as way to rival technology firms

    By Edward Taylor and Eric Auchard PARIS/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Alarmed by the threat posed by Silicon Valley firms developing autonomous driving systems, carmakers at this week's Paris Motor Show showed signs they are ready to hit back by cooperating in areas where they might have been expected to

  • 'Game of Thrones' books getting a digital enhancement

    NEW YORK (AP) — The books that gave us "Game of Thrones" are getting an enhancement for the digital age.

    Associated Press
  • Beijing's latest answer to pollution: the Smog Free Tower

    BEIJING (AP) — In a city where smog routinely blankets the streets, a Dutch artist has offered an eccentric solution: a 7-meter (23-foot) metal structure that takes in smog and expels cleaner air.

    Associated Press
  • Samsung says over 1 million people globally using Note 7 with safe battery

    Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, the world's biggest smartphone maker, said on Thursday more than 1 million people globally are now using Galaxy Note 7 smartphones with batteries that are not vulnerable to overheating and catching fire. Samsung on Sept. 2 initiated a voluntary global recall of at least

  • EU looks to remove national barriers to data flows

    By Julia Fioretti BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - The European Commission wants to reduce national restrictions on where some types of commercial and health data can be stored, Vice-President Andrus Ansip said on Thursday. Ansip is in charge of creating a digital single market in the European Union to boost

  • From robots to websites, British firms curb spending due to Brexit

    By Helen Reid READING, England (Reuters) - Heavy machinery whirrs and clanks on the factory floor of precision metalworking firm Robert Bion & Co, where a planned three-meter robotic arm would have been speeding up output by now, if Britain had not voted to leave the European Union. "We're

  • BRIEF-Shanghai 2345 Network plans to sell software unit for 453.4 mln yuan

    Sept 29 (Reuters) - Shanghai 2345 Network Holding Group CoLtd * Says it plans to sell software unit for 453.4 million yuan ($68.05 million) Source text in Chinese: http://bit.ly/2dG7kQG Further company coverage: ($1 = 6.6628 Chinese yuan renminbi) (Reporting by Hong Kong newsroom)

  • BRIEF-NNK Group enters agreement with Zhongda Wangshi (Beijing) Technology Co

    Sept 29 (Reuters) - * NNK-voluntary Announcement-mobile Top-up ServicesCooperation Agreement With Zhongda Wangshi (Beijing) TechnologyCo., Ltd. * Subsidiary has entered into a mobile top-up servicescooperation agreement with Zhongda Wangshi (Beijing) TechnologyCo * Deal to manage activities of daily



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