Technology News
Under pressure, Western tech firms bow to Russian demands to share cyber secrets6/23/2017 2:00:13 PMWASHINGTON/MOSCOW - Western technology companies, including Cisco, IBM and SAP, are acceding to demands by Moscow for access to closely guarded product security secrets, at a time when Russia has been accused of a growing number of cyber attacks on the West, a Reuters investigation has found.Tesla, others seek ways to ensure drivers keep their hands on the wheel6/23/2017 9:38:23 PMWASHINGTON - Automakers are using tiny cameras, sensors to track drooping heads, steering wheel monitors and audible alerts to ensure drivers pay attention when using advanced driver assistance systems, like Tesla’s Autopilot, that allow drivers to take their hands off the wheel.Honda engineer debunks own claim about cause of Takata air bag failures6/23/2017 11:17:36 PMDETROIT - Honda Motor Co on Friday released a 2013 email in which one of its engineers suggested that he knew some hidden truth about "the root cause" of Takata Corp air bag failures, but the engineer later said he was mistaken.Toshiba willing to talk with spurned Western Digital about chip unit sale6/23/2017 4:25:49 PMTOKYO - Toshiba Corp said it was open to talks with Western Digital Corp in their dispute over the sale of the Japanese conglomerate's prized chip unit - an apparent olive branch after it chose another suitor as preferred bidder.Facebook launches UK initiative to counter online extremist material6/23/2017 12:26:18 PM - Facebook Inc is launching a UK program to train and fund local organizations to combat extremist material online, as internet companies attempt to clamp down on hate speech and violent content on their services.Canada's Supreme Court clears way for Facebook privacy lawsuit6/23/2017 9:49:59 PMOTTAWA - Canada's top court cleared the way on Friday for a lawsuit against Facebook Inc over privacy rights to be heard in the province of British Columbia instead of California where the social media site is based.BlackBerry misses sales forecasts, shares tumble6/23/2017 10:52:24 PMWATERLOO, Ontario - BlackBerry Ltd posted quarterly revenue that missed analysts' forecasts due to an unexpected sales decline, pushing shares down as much as 13 percent, which would be their biggest one-day drop in more than two years.China's authorities tighten noose around online video content6/23/2017 7:49:47 PMBEIJING - Beijing has shut down online video services of three popular Chinese media sites in a swift action that unleashed financial shockwaves and posed a firm warning to the country's online video industry: clean up, or close down.Axel Springer hopeful Facebook will make news pay6/23/2017 6:27:29 PMBERLIN - The chief executive of German publisher Axel Springer is confident that internet companies like Facebook, Snapchat and Google will help news providers make more money from their content.Leveraging big data, Mercado Libre offers loans in Brazil and Mexico6/23/2017 10:40:02 PMMEXICO CITY - Argentine online marketplace Mercado Libre Inc plans to provide working-capital loans to entrepreneurs in Brazil and Mexico this year, expanding on a program the company launched in its homeland last month.