- Sony lifts annual profit estimate on lower amortization costs April 21, 2017TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Sony Corp raised its operating profit estimate for the year ended March 31 thanks to lower amortization costs for its financial services segment.
- China's TCL chairman complains of US protectionism over pending tech deal April 21, 2017HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's TCL Group on Friday said U.S. protectionism is the biggest hurdle to Chinese firms going global, and that the electronics maker had been told it may not win approval in its bid to buy a U.S. technology firm.
- Uber could face higher license fees in London under new proposals April 21, 2017LONDON (Reuters) - Taxi app Uber could face an increase in operator license fees in London under proposed changes by the city's transport authority, the latest in a series of moves by regulators to rein in a firm that has disrupted the traditional taxi industry.
- Uber extends sexual harassment probe; expects report by end-May April 21, 2017(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc said it has extended its internal investigation into sexual harassment claims in its own organization, and a report is expected by the end of May.
- Elon Musk on mission to link human brains with computers in four years: report April 21, 2017(Reuters) - Tesla Inc founder and Chief Executive Elon Musk said his latest company Neuralink Corp is working to link the human brain with a machine interface by creating micron-sized devices.
- Japan's trade minister says INCJ could invest in Toshiba chip unit if it made sense April 21, 2017TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese government-backed fund, the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ), can invest in Toshiba Corp's chip unit if it makes sense, the country's industry and trade minister said on Thursday.
- Spotify ensures independent artists are on board with fresh deal April 20, 2017STOCKHOLM/LONDON (Reuters) - Music streaming service Spotify said on Thursday it has renewed a nine-year-old licensing deal with independent digital agency Merlin that has proven essential to its enduring appeal to dedicated music fans even as it has become more mainstream.
- Flying car costing more than $1 million goes on show in Monaco April 20, 2017MONACO (Reuters) - A Slovakia-based company unveiled the commercial design for a flying car priced at more than $1 million on Thursday, saying it was ready for pre-orders with first deliveries expected by 2020.
- Germany's Lilium says successfully tests 'flying taxi' prototype April 20, 2017FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A Bavarian start-up is developing a five-seat "flying taxi" after successful test flights over Germany of a smaller version of the electric jet, the company said on Thursday.
- China's LeEco plans sale of $420 million Beijing real estate: sources April 20, 2017TAIPEI/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese tech conglomerate LeEco is in talks to sell a prized property asset in the heart of Beijing it acquired in a $420 million deal last year, the latest effort by the electric car-to-smartphone behemoth to raise funds amid a severe cash crunch.