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Macron and Trump declare truce in digital tax dispute

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday he had a "great discussion" with U.S. President Donald Trump over a digital tax planned by Paris and said the two countries would work together to avoid a rise in tariffs.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 21 Jan 2020 | 12:20 pm

Trump, Macron agree important to complete digital services tax talks

U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron agreed on the importance of completing a successful negotiation on the digital services tax, the White House said on Monday.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 21 Jan 2020 | 12:19 pm

Tesla rebuffs U.S. safety recall petition, says no unintended acceleration in vehicles

Tesla Inc said on Monday there was no unintended acceleration in its vehicles, as it responded to a petition to a U.S. safety regulator to investigate and recall around 500,000 of the company's electric cars over the alleged defect.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 21 Jan 2020 | 12:06 pm

Huawei CFO Meng's lawyer says 'double criminality' at center of U.S. extradition case

A lawyer for Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou argued on Monday that "double criminality" was at the center of a trial to decide whether Meng can be extradited to the United States, a case that has strained relations between Ottawa and Beijing.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 21 Jan 2020 | 10:53 am

Alphabet CEO backs temporary ban on facial-recognition, Microsoft disagrees

The EU's proposal for a temporary ban on facial-recognition technology won backing from Alphabet Chief Executive Sundar Pichai on Monday but got a cool response from Microsoft President Brad Smith.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 21 Jan 2020 | 10:03 am

Key events in Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou's extradition case

Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, will appear in a Vancouver, Canada, courtroom on Monday for the first day of her extradition trial, a process expected to take months - possibly years - to decide whether she can be extradited from Canada to the United States.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 21 Jan 2020 | 5:40 am

We're getting better at protecting elections: Facebook's Clegg

Facebook will do a better job of preventing bad actors from abusing its platform to manipulate this year's U.S. presidential election than it did four years ago, its public affairs chief Nick Clegg said on Monday.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 21 Jan 2020 | 4:10 am

Belgian labor authority launches court case against Deliveroo

Belgium's labor authority launched the first stage of a court case against British food delivery group Deliveroo on Monday, challenging working conditions for the firm's 3,500 riders in Brussels.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 21 Jan 2020 | 3:39 am

Merkel seeks to delay German Huawei position until after March EU summit: sources

Chancellor Angela Merkel has asked her conservative lawmakers to wait until after a March EU summit before taking a position on whether China's Huawei can take part in the rollout of Germany's 5G network, sources involved in their talks said.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 21 Jan 2020 | 3:35 am

China repeats call on Canada to release Huawei CFO Meng

China repeated its call on Monday for Canada to release detained Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou as soon as possible, ahead of the executive's first extradition hearing later in the day.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 21 Jan 2020 | 1:22 am

Apple's Cook says global corporate tax system must be overhauled

Everyone knows that the global corporate tax system needs to be overhauled, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said on Monday, backing changes to global rules that are currently under consideration.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 21 Jan 2020 | 1:16 am

Austria to collaborate with EU partners on Huawei 5G decision

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz did not rule out deploying Huawei Technologies equipment in his country's future 5G networks on Monday but said the country would coordinate its decisions with European Union partners.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 20 Jan 2020 | 11:41 pm

EU industry chief: EU ready to act on digital tax, if OECD fails

European industrial policy chief Thierry Breton said on Monday that if discussions at the OECD level on taxation for digital companies such as Amazon or Google do not bear fruit, the European Union will take action.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 20 Jan 2020 | 10:09 pm

Israel securities regulator eyes rule changes for digital platforms

Israel's markets watchdog said on Monday the authority would make regulatory changes to adapt to technological innovations such as digital markets.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 20 Jan 2020 | 9:35 pm

Samsung says may invest $500 million to set up display factory in India

South Korean flat screen maker Samsung Display plans to set up a factory in India with a $500 million investment as parent Samsung Electronics Co Ltd seeks to expand smartphone production there, a regulatory filing showed.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 20 Jan 2020 | 9:23 pm

France hoping to resolve digital tax spat this week: Le Maire

French economy minister Bruno Le Maire said he hoped to resolve a row with the United States over a planned French digital tax by Wednesday evening of this week.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 20 Jan 2020 | 9:15 pm

Telecoms group Iliad formally launches 1.4 billion euro capital increase

French telecoms and media group Iliad formally launched on Monday its previously announced plan for a 1.4 billion euros ($1.6 billion) capital increase, which will be used to finance a share buyback offer.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 20 Jan 2020 | 7:57 pm

Tencent says to step up investment overseas and in smart retail

Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings said it will step up its investment overseas and in industries such as "smart retail", having already invested in more than 800 companies.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 20 Jan 2020 | 7:30 pm

Samsung appoints new mobile chief as Huawei chips away at market share

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Monday named its youngest president as its new smartphone chief as the firm seeks to defend its lead in the handset market from rising challenges from rivals such as Huawei Technologies Co Ltd.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 20 Jan 2020 | 4:53 pm

Fines for European privacy breaches reach 114 million euros: report

European regulators have imposed 114 million euros ($126 million) in fines for data breaches since tougher privacy rules came into force in mid-2018, with approaches varying widely from country to country.

Source: Reuters: Technology News | 20 Jan 2020 | 1:35 pm







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