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Exclusive: Qualcomm set to win conditional Japanese antitrust okay for NXP deal - source

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm is set to win “imminent” Japanese antitrust clearance for its $38-billion bid for NXP Semiconductors and gain Europe’s approval by the end of the year with slight tweaks to its concessions, a person familiar with the matter said. Read More

 

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Tesla's unfettered ambition will drain finances: analysts

(Reuters) - Tesla Inc may have to ask creditors and shareholders for more capital to fund development of an electric semi truck, a new roadster and accelerated production of a high-volume electric sedan, analysts said on Friday. More »

 

Verizon close to announcing digital streaming deal with NFL: Bloomberg

(Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc, no. 1 U.S. wireless carrier, is close to a new deal with the National Football League for digital streaming rights, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. More »

 

Driverless cars set for UK budget boost: finance ministry

LONDON (Reuters) - British finance minister Philip Hammond's budget statement this week will include measures to encourage the development of driverless and electric cars, artificial intelligence and telecommunications, the finance ministry said on Sunday. More »

 

China Citic, Baidu launch direct bank in fintech push

BEIJING (Reuters) - China Citic Bank Corp <601998.SS> and search engine giant Baidu Inc launched on Saturday a direct banking joint venture, dubbed AiBank, to capitalize on China's rapidly growing fintech sector. More »

 

Volkswagen accelerates push into electric cars with $40 billion spending plan

WOLFSBURG/HAMBURG (Reuters) - Volkswagen approved a 34 billion euro ($40 bln) spending plan on Friday that accelerates its efforts to become a global leader in electric cars. More »

 

Apple pushes launch of HomePod smart speaker to early 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc has pushed the launch of its HomePod smart speaker to early next year from December, the company said on Friday, missing the holiday shopping season as the market for such devices becomes increasingly competitive. More »

 

Exclusive: Toshiba set to OK $5 billion injection Monday to stay listed-sources

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp <6502.T> will decide on Monday to raise some $5 billion from overseas investors, allowing the troubled conglomerate to remain a publicly traded company even if the sale of a key business is delayed, two people with direct knowledge of the process said. More »

 

Fork talk lifts bitcoin to all-time high near $8,000

LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin hit an all-time high just below $8,000 on Friday, on talk that a software upgrade whose suspension sent the cryptocurrency into a tailspin at the end of last week was, after all, going ahead within hours. More »

 

Brazil speaker wants city rules for Uber, other car-hailing apps

BRASILIA (Reuters) - The head of Brazil's lower house of Congress said on Friday he hopes that the chamber will approve the Senate version of a bill regulating ride-hailing apps such as Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL]. More »

 

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