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Social media, tech firms use sites to urge U.S. citizens to vote
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Criticized by lawmakers and others for being unable or unwilling to stop false and inflammatory information about divisive political issues, social media and tech companies say they are doing more to boost voter turnout for next Tuesday’s U.S. congressional elections. A 3D printed Facebook logo is seen in front of a […]

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Father of Web says tech giants may have to be split up
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LONDON (Reuters) – Silicon Valley technology giants such as Facebook and Google have grown so dominant they may need to be broken up, unless challengers or changes in taste reduce their clout, the inventor of the World Wide Web told Reuters. World Wide Web founder Tim Berners-Lee attends a news conference in London December 11, […]

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Shares in Chinese tech firms tumble, Lenovo plunges over 20 percent
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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Shares in Lenovo Group Ltd and ZTE Corp plunged on Friday, hurt by concerns their sales could suffer in the wake of a Bloomberg report that U.S. companies’ systems had been infiltrated by malicious computer chips inserted by Chinese spies. The Lenovo logo is seen in this illustration photo January 22, […]

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Tech giants allied against proposed Australia law seeking encrypted data
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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Four global tech giants – Facebook, Apple, Alphabet and Amazon – will oppose an Australian law that would require them to provide access to private encrypted data linked to suspected illegal activities, an industry lobby group said on Wednesday. Australia in August proposed fines of up to A$10 million ($7.2 million) for […]

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Toyota says in talks with Geely on cooperation in hybrid vehicle tech
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BEIJING (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp said on Thursday it is in talks with Chinese automaker Geely about cooperation in gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle technology, but nothing has been decided on the matter. The Toyota logo is shown at the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S., November 30, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake The move […]

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Google Is Taking Down Tech Support Scammers
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Google is taking action against the tech support scams that advertise on its platform. The tech giant is making a commitment to removing misleading ads. Google told the Wall Street Journal it removed more than 100 ads every second for violating some part of its policies. Now, it’s also implementing a verification program to further […]

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Soros Fund Management adds popular tech names, BlackRock in second-quarter
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Soros Fund Management LLC added Facebook Inc (FB.O), Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and Twitter Inc (TWTR.N), but trimmed stakes in Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) and Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) in the quarter through June, according to a regulatory filing on Tuesday. Billionaire hedge fund manager George Soros speaks during a discussion at the Clinton […]

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U.S. Congress passes bill forcing tech companies to disclose foreign software probes
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Congress is sending President Donald Trump legislation that would force technology companies to disclose if they allowed countries like China and Russia to examine the inner workings of software sold to the U.S. military. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) speaks about U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision not to impose sanctions on […]

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Fox spirits and demons: China's tech giants splash out in cartoon arms race
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HANGZHOU, China (Reuters) – Growing up in the Chinese port city of Dalian in the 1990s, Zhang Hongchang spent hours immersed in Japanese cartoons like Dragon Ball and Naruto. People walk past a booth of NetEase Comics at the China International Cartoon and Game (CCG) Expo in Shanghai, China July 6, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer China’s home-grown […]

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