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Today โ€” December 17th 2018Your RSS feeds

German regional state to sue VW over diesel scandal: FAZ

The German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg plans to sue Volkswagen over the carmaker's cheating of emissions tests, newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) reported on Monday.

Costs for early retirement of workers to slash Bezeq's 2018 profit

Bezeq Israel Telecom said on Monday its expected 2018 annual profit would fall by almost half after approving a cost cutting plan to retire 337 workers early at an expense of 512 million shekels ($136 million).

German union calls strike at Amazon warehouses

German trade union Verdi called on workers at two Amazon logistic centers to strike on Monday, part of a long-running campaign for better pay and conditions.

Canada gets consular access to second man detained in China

Canadian diplomats gained consular access on Sunday to the second of two men detained by China over the past week, Canada's foreign ministry said in a statement that gave few details, as China said it was ensuring their rights were protected.

Early retirement of workers to slash Bezeq's 2018 profit

Bezeq Israel Telecom said on Monday its board approved an expense of 512 million shekels ($136 million) for a cost-cutting plan that will include the early retirement of 337 workers.

Careem launches delivery service, expects to close funding round soon

Careem launched a delivery service covering everything from takeaway food to pharmaceuticals on Monday, diversifying from its core Middle East ride-hailing business and increasing competition with rival Uber Technologies.

Foxconn not in settlement talks with Qualcomm in Apple battle: attorney

The lead attorney for the group of Apple Inc device assemblers seeking at least $9 billion in damages from Qualcomm Inc said on Sunday the contract manufacturers are not in settlement talks with the mobile chip supplier and are "gearing up and heading toward the trial" in April.

Japanese electronics firms look to re-engineer their design mojo

Akihiro Adachi, a 31-year-old audiovisual equipment designer at Panasonic Corp, longed for some personal space during his lengthy train rides from Osaka to Tokyo. So when his company set out to encourage innovation, he joined with some colleagues and came up with "Wear Space," a headset that limits noise and peripheral vision.

Uber welcomes, unions criticize UK plan to maintain flexible gig economy

Uber Technologies Inc welcomed on Monday the British government's response to a review into workplace rights, which looks set to preserve the business models of gig economy companies, but unions rubbished the business ministry's plans.

Canada says China has granted consular access to second detainee

Canadian diplomats received consular access on Sunday to the second of two men detained by China over the past week, Canada's foreign ministry said in a statement that gave few details.

Yesterday โ€” December 16th 2018Your RSS feeds

Israel's tech sector faces challenge from shortage of workers

Israel is struggling to recruit enough workers to its technology sector, a report showed on Sunday, creating a challenge for an industry seen as the country's main potential driver of economic growth over the next decade.

Saudi telecom operators agree annual royalty fees

Telecommunications operators Saudi Telecom Co (STC), Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) and Zain Saudi Arabia said on Sunday that they had agreed with the government to a change in the calculation of their annual royalty fees.

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Exclusive: T-Mobile, Sprint see Huawei shun clinching U.S. deal - sources

(This story corrects paragraph 8 to show Wanzhou was arrested in Canada, not China)

Intel, TPG in early talks to sell McAfee to Thoma Bravo: source

Private equity firm Thoma Bravo LLC is in early talks to buy security software company McAfee from TPG Capital and Intel Corp, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday.

Intel, TPG in talks to sell McAfee to Thoma Bravo for over $4.2 billion: CNBC

Private equity firm Thoma Bravo LLC is in early talks to buy security software company McAfee from TPG Capital and Intel Corp for more than $4.2 billion, CNBC reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Exclusive: T-Mobile, Sprint see U.S. security approval for deal after Huawei concessions - sources

T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp expect their merger to be approved by a U.S. national security panel as early as next week, after their respective parent companies said they would consider curbing their use of equipment from China's Huawei Technologies, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Irish regulator investigates Facebook over private photo glitch

An Irish regulator said on Friday it was investigating Facebook Inc following the company's disclosure that a bug may have exposed private photos of up to 6.8 million users, the latest in a series of Facebook privacy glitches.

Exclusive: T-Mobile, Sprint parents consider dropping Huawei, see U.S. security clearance for deal - sources

T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp expect their merger to be approved by a U.S. national security panel as early as next week, after their respective parent companies said they would consider curbing their use of equipment from China's Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL], people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Exclusive: T-Mobile, Sprint consider dropping Huawei, see U.S. security clearance for deal - sources

T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp expect their merger to be approved by a U.S. national security panel as early as next week, after their respective parent companies said they would consider curbing their use of equipment from China's Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL], people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Irish regulator probes Facebook after it discloses bug

An Irish regulator said on Friday it had launched an investigation into Facebook Inc after the company disclosed a bug that may have exposed private photos of up to 6.8 million users, the latest in a series of Facebook privacy glitches.

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