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Facebook hires State Department lawyer as general counsel

Facebook Inc on Monday named the legal adviser to the U.S. State Department as its general counsel, as the social media giant faces growing regulatory hurdles and privacy concerns.

Posted on 22 April 2019 | 7:12 pm

Tesla says robotaxis coming to U.S. roads next year, slams rivals' use of Lidar

Chief Executive Elon Musk said Tesla Inc robotaxis with no human drivers would be available in some U.S. markets next year, continuing a habit of bold pronouncements that have excited many investors while often missing deadlines.

Posted on 22 April 2019 | 7:07 pm

China's Didi recruits Colombian drivers ahead of Bogota launch

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing said on Monday it is beginning to recruit drivers ahead of its launch in Colombia's capital Bogota in the coming months.

Posted on 22 April 2019 | 6:53 pm

Samsung delays Galaxy Fold phone launch over screen problems

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Monday it would delay the retail launch of its Galaxy Fold smartphone for an unspecified period of time after reviewers discovered problems with the display, a hit to the reputation of the world's largest handset maker.

Posted on 22 April 2019 | 6:30 pm

T-Mobile, Sprint lobby regulators to win U.S. approval for tie-up

Senior executives at T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp made the case to U.S. officials in Washington last week that they should approve a planned tie-up between the two wireless companies, arguing a combined firm would have incentives to "aggressively lower prices."

Posted on 22 April 2019 | 6:30 pm

Model S fire video adds to Tesla woes pre-results

Video of a parked Tesla Inc Model S exploding and a Wall Street downgrade of the electric carmaker's stock pushed shares down 4 percent on Monday, as it prepared to issue results for a troubled first quarter.

Posted on 22 April 2019 | 12:37 pm

Samsung Electronics delays Galaxy Fold media events in China

Smartphone maker Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has postponed media events for its Galaxy Fold planned for this week in Hong Kong and Shanghai, a company official said, days after reviewers of the foldable handset reported defective samples.

Posted on 22 April 2019 | 11:11 am

Huawei says launches 'world's first' 5G communications hardware for autos

China's Huawei Technologies launched on Monday what it said was the world's first 5G communications hardware for the automotive industry, in a sign of its growing ambitions to become a key supplier to the sector for self-driving technology.

Posted on 22 April 2019 | 5:28 am

Toyota establishes research institute in China to study hydrogen, green technologies

Japan's Toyota Motor Corp said on Sunday it was setting up a research institute in Beijing in partnership with Tsinghua University to study car technology using hydrogen power and other green technologies that could ease environmental problems in China.

Posted on 22 April 2019 | 3:46 am

Huawei first-quarter revenue grows 39 percent to $27 billion amid heightened U.S. pressure

Huawei Technologies said on Monday its first-quarter revenue jumped 39 percent to 179.7 billion yuan ($26.81 billion), in the Chinese technology firm's first-ever quarterly results.

Posted on 22 April 2019 | 12:24 am