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China may see Tesla Model S Plaid come March

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said the company’s Model S Plaid vehicle may be launched in China early next spring.Responding to a question on Twitter late on Sunday night about when the electric sedan will come to China, Musk said “probably around March.”Tesla did not immediately respond to a CNBC...

Apple expected to unveil new Macs with more powerful chips

Oct 18 (Reuters) - Analysts expect Apple Inc (AAPL.O) to unveil new Mac laptop computers with more powerful processor chips at an event that will be streamed later Monday.Bloomberg has previously reported that Apple plans to release two new MacBook Pro models with 14-inch and 16-inch screens. The Cupertino, California-based company introduced some new laptop...

Foxconn bullish on electric vehicle prospects as it shows off three prototypes

TAIPEI, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Taiwan's Foxconn (2317.TW) unveiled its first three electric vehicle prototypes on Monday, underscoring ambitious plans to diversify away from its role of building consumer electronics for Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and other tech firms.The vehicles - an SUV, a sedan and a bus - were made by Foxtron, a venture between Foxconn and...

Uber expands higher-margin U.S. transit software business with three new agencies

(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc on Wednesday said it had signed deals with three new transit agencies to provide routing and matching technology for their public transportation fleets, the company’s latest foray into the transit space.Denver’s Regional Transportation District, Cecil County Transit in Maryland and the transit agency of Central California’s Porterville will...

Analysis: Carmakers wake up to new pecking order as chip crunch intensifies

BERLIN (Reuters) - The semiconductor crunch that has battered the auto sector leaves carmakers with a stark choice: pay up, stock up or risk getting stuck on the sidelines as chipmakers focus on more lucrative business elsewhere.Car manufacturers including Volkswagen, Ford and General Motors have cut output as the chip market was swept...

U.S. House intel chair wants briefing on recent hacking campaign

U.S. House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff on Tuesday asked for a briefing from U.S. agencies about a widespread hack of U.S. government networks and potential vulnerabilities.Schiff said news “about FireEye is especially concerning because reportedly a nation-state actor made off with advanced tools that could help them mount future attacks.”

U.S. not extending TikTok divestiture deadline, but talks will continue: sources

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Friday opted not to grant ByteDance a new extension of an order requiring the Chinese company to divest TikTok’s U.S. assets, but talks will continue over the short video-sharing app’s fate, two sources briefed on the matter said.FILE PHOTO: A 3D printed TikTok logo is placed on a keyboard...

Bezos says Blue Origin will take the first woman to moon’s surface

(Reuters) - Jeff Bezos’ space company Blue Origin will take the first woman to the moon’s surface, the billionaire said on Friday as NASA nears a decision to pick its first privately built lunar landers capable of sending astronauts to the moon by 2024.“This (BE-7) is the engine that will take the first...

U.S. Senate Judiciary committee plans to subpoena Twitter CEO over blocking New York Post articles

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee is moving to subpoena Twitter’s Chief Executive Jack Dorsey after the social media platform decided to block stories from the New York Post that made claims about Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son.Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham and Republican senators Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley said...

YouTube cracks down on QAnon, banning conspiracy content targeting individuals

(Reuters) - YouTube, the video service of Google parent Alphabet Inc, said on Thursday it was banning content that targets an individual or a group using conspiracy theories such as QAnon or pizzagate that have “been used to justify real-world violence.”The company said in a blog post it would begin enforcing these expanded...

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