Uber to allow tipping for drivers, reversing long-standing policy

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Spread the loveTweet By Heather Somerville | SAN FRANCISCO SAN FRANCISCO Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] will, for the first time, allow drivers to collect tips through the Uber smartphone app,…


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Toshiba to pick government-led Japan-U.S.-Korea group to buy chips unit-source

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Spread the loveTweet By Taro Fuse and Kentaro Hamada | TOKYO TOKYO Embattled Toshiba Corp (6502.T) will pick a Japanese government-led group of Japanese, U.S. and South Korean firms and…


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American Express invests in insurance startup Next Insurance

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Spread the loveTweet By Anna Irrera | NEW YORK NEW YORK American Express Co has invested in Next Insurance, a Palo Alto-based technology startup that sells customized insurance for small…


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Italy investigates foreign ministry hacking attempt

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Spread the loveTweet ROME Italy’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday it was investigating a hacking attempt, after a group calling itself Anonymous published what it said was stolen ministry data.…


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Amazon launches ‘try-before-you-buy’ fashion service

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Spread the loveTweet Amazon.com Inc launched on Tuesday a subscription-based box shopping service, Prime Wardrobe, as the world’s largest online retailer steps up efforts to boost its apparel business. Prime…


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Apple tells court Qualcomm chip licenses are invalid

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Spread the loveTweet By Stephen Nellis Apple Inc broadened a legal attack on Qualcomm Inc, arguing to a U.S. federal court that license agreements that secure the chip maker a…


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Tesla driver in fatal ‘Autopilot’ crash got numerous warnings: U.S. government

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Spread the loveTweet By David Shepardson | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON A man killed in a crash last year while using the semi-autonomous driving system on his Tesla Model S sedan kept…


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Samsung Electronics plans Galaxy Note 8 launch event for August: source

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Spread the loveTweet By Se Young Lee | SEOUL SEOUL Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) plans to hold a launch event in New York City for its next…


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Continental joins BMW, Intel, Mobileye platform for self-driving cars

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Spread the loveTweet BERLIN Continental (CONG.DE) said on Tuesday it would join a self-driving platform developed by BMW (BMWG.DE), Intel (INTC.O) and Mobileye (MBLY.N) with the German auto parts and…


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Neighborhood social network Nextdoor expands into Germany

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Spread the loveTweet By Eric Auchard | LOS GATOS, Calif. LOS GATOS, Calif. U.S. local social networking phenomenon Nextdoor is entering Germany, Europe’s largest market, the company said on Monday,…


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