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Waiting for Peter Thiel: big tech directors miss shareholder meetings

BOSTON (Reuters) - Some small investors who want to give a piece of their minds to big tech company directors are losing their only chance: many board members are skipping annual shareholder meetings. Companies that hold meetings online have some of the worst records for attendance. Read More

 

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Fox spirits and demons: China's tech giants splash out in cartoon arms race

HANGZHOU, China (Reuters) - Growing up in the Chinese port city of Dalian in the 1990s, Zhang Hongchang spent hours immersed in Japanese cartoons like Dragon Ball and Naruto. More »

 

Xiaomi puts indefinite delay on CDRs in blow to China's plans for tech listings

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp said on Saturday there is no time frame for a mainland share offering, casting doubt on Beijing's efforts to lure foreign-listed Chinese tech giants back home. More »

 

Supreme Court restricts police on cellphone location data

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday imposed limits on the ability of police to obtain cellphone data pinpointing the past location of criminal suspects in a major victory for digital privacy advocates and a setback for law enforcement authorities. More »

 

China's ZTE expected to take last step to lift ban: U.S. official

(Reuters) - ZTE Corp <000063.SZ> is expected to deposit $400 million in an escrow account in a U.S. bank in the "next couple of days," the last step the Chinese company must take before a ban on U.S. suppliers can be lifted, a U.S. Department of Commerce official told Reuters on Friday. More »

 

Tesla recycling machine catches fire at Fremont, California campus

(Reuters) - A machine used for paper recycling caught fire Thursday night at Tesla Inc's Fremont, California, campus, outside the company's car production factory, but manufacturing was not affected, the company said. More »

 

Bitfinex chief strategy officer departs

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitfinex Chief Strategy Officer Phil Potter is leaving the cryptocurrency trading platform, the executive and the exchange told Reuters on Friday. More »

 

Uber car's 'safety' driver streamed TV show before fatal crash: police

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The safety driver behind the wheel of a self-driving Uber car in Tempe, Arizona, was streaming a television show on her phone until about the time of a fatal crash, according to a police report that deemed the March 18 incident "entirely avoidable." More »

 

Japan watchdog orders improvements at cryptocurrency exchanges

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's financial regulator said on Friday it has ordered cryptocurrency exchanges including bitFlyer, Inc., one of the country's biggest, to make improvements to lax measures on money laundering. More »

 

Taiwan's Foxconn calls Sino-U.S. trade spat a 'tech war'

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Foxconn, the world's largest electronics contract manufacturer, on Friday said the U.S. and Chinese governments are engaged in a technology war, not a trade war, describing the spat as the biggest challenge the Taiwanese company is facing. More »

 

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