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Samsung could become one of Orange's providers for French 5G license

PARIS (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics could become one of Orange’s providers for a possible 5G telecoms frequency in France, said Orange’s head Stephane Richard on Thursday. France’s 5G telecoms frequencies auction should start later this year. France’s four main telecoms operators - leader Orange, Bouygues Telecom, Altice Europe’s SFR and Iliad - regularly compete in costly spectrum auctions, which allow w...

18 Apr 10:04 AM 0 Read More...

China approves Tencent to distribute Nintendo Switch video game

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China’s Guangdong provincial authority has given the green light to Tencent Holdings to distribute the Nintendo Switch “New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe” game, according to a statement published on the local government’s website on Thursday. Nintendo’s Switch console has to date not been officially released in the country. Reporting by Brenda Goh, Pei Li and Beijing Monitoring Desk; Edit...

18 Apr 9:30 AM 0 Read More...

China EV maker Byton says business as usual despite management upheaval

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese electric vehicle (EV) maker Byton, which is facing a management shake-up and questions about funding an expansion, said it has received over 50,000 orders globally for its new SUV model and plans to start production at the end of this year. “We plan to launch our first production car this July,” Daniel Kirchert, Byton’s co-founder and CEO told Reuters in an interview on Thursday, ad...

18 Apr 8:56 AM 0 Read More...

Facebook says it uploaded email contacts of up to 1.5 million users

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it may have “unintentionally uploaded” email contacts of 1.5 million new users since May 2016, in what seems to be the latest privacy-related issue faced by the social media company. In March, Facebook had stopped offering email password verification as an option for people who signed up for the first time, the company said. There were cases in which email contacts of pe...

18 Apr 8:44 AM 0 Read More...

May the shopping be with you: French supermarket tests robot delivery

PARIS (Reuters) - Four decades after R2-D2 delivered a vital message from Princess Leia in the hit movie “Star Wars”, a French supermarket group plans to use robots inspired by the drum-shaped droid to transport food to customers in Paris. Stepping up the race for automated deliveries with online retailers such as Amazon, Casino’s Franprix chain will test the delivery robots on the streets of Paris’s 13th ar...

18 Apr 7:48 AM 0 Read More...

TSMC books steepest quarterly profit drop in over seven years

TAIPEI (Reuters) - TSMC, the world’s largest contract chipmaker, posted on Thursday its steepest profit decline in over seven years in the first quarter of the year, amid fears about the impact that slowing electronics demand could have on its business. TSMC, formally Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd, posted net profit of T$61.4 billion ($1.99 billion) for January-March, 31.6 percent less than a year earli...

18 Apr 7:00 AM 0 Read More...

Big corporates back crypto 'plumbing' despite currency caution

LONDON (Reuters) - Major finance and tech firms are pouring money into startups building technology to develop the crypto market, even though they’re steering clear of the volatile currencies themselves. Venture capital investments in crypto and blockchain startups that included funds from corporates have raced to $850 million so far this year, data compiled by PitchBook for Reuters shows. The 13 deals put the flo...

18 Apr 6:18 AM 0 Read More...

Amazon, facing entrenched rivals, says to shut China online store

SAN FRANCISCO/BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc said it will shut its China online store by July 18, as the U.S. e-commerce giant focuses on the lucrative businesses of selling overseas goods and cloud services in the world’s most populous nation. The move underscores how entrenched, home-grown e-commerce rivals have made it difficult for Amazon’s marketplace to gain traction in China. Consumer researc...

18 Apr 5:50 AM 0 Read More...

Samsung Electronics says will inspect damaged Galaxy Fold samples

SEOUL (Reuters) - The world’s biggest smartphone maker, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, on Thursday said it had received “a few” reports of damage to the main display of samples of its upcoming foldable handset. “We will thoroughly inspect these units in person to determine the cause of the matter,” Samsung said in a statement, noting that a limited number of early Galaxy Fold samples were provided to media for...

18 Apr 3:21 AM 0 Read More...

Samsung receives reports of Galaxy Fold screen problems, says to investigate

NEW YORK/SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said it has received “a few” reports of damage to the main display of samples of its upcoming foldable smartphone and that it will investigate. Some tech reviewers of the Galaxy Fold, a splashy $1,980 phone that opens into a tablet and that goes on sale in the United States on April 26, said the phone malfunctioned after only a day or two of us...

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