SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Energy startups have been using blockchain to power electricity sharing in microgrid trials from Texas to Tasmania for a year or so. But now companies are moving beyond trials to commercial projects, leveraging the distributed ledger technology for payments and trading on a...
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) said on Thursday its Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt will step down in January, ending a 17-year-run in which he played a central role in building a promising startup called Google into a global technology powerhouse. He will continue to serve on...
(This version of December 21’s story refiles to add dropped words ‘for couples’ in paragraph 8.) By Paresh Dave, Heather Somerville and Jeffrey Dastin SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. tax overhaul is a boon to Silicon Valley technology companies like Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and Alphabet Inc...
A virtual reality gamer was found dead in his apartment Thursday after he slipped and fell on a glass table, cutting himself and bleeding to death. "According to preliminary information, while moving around the apartment in virtual reality glasses, the man tripped and crashed into a glass table, suffered wounds...
(Reuters) - Time Warner Inc’s CNN will stop producing its daily show on Snap Inc’s Snapchat app, called the “The Update”, from 2018, the two companies said on Friday. CNN began streaming the daily show on Snapchat in August, featuring at least five news...
After unveiling their self-lacing HyperAdapt 1.0 sneakers in 2017, Nike is finally bringing their most ambitious footwear technology development to the sports world with the Nike Adapt BB, the first basketball performance sneaker with the Beaverton-based footwear giant’s automatically-cinching power laces. Much like in the popular 1985 film Back to...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks that surged in recent weeks because of the cryptocurrency mania have managed to hold onto most of their gains despite the recent retreat in the price of bitcoin and scepticism from market participants. A Reuters analysis of 17 stocks of companies that...
COLUMBUS, Ind. (Reuters) - When Sandy Vierling took a job at a new robot-packed factory her company built just a few miles from an older plant where she made automotive exhaust systems, she crossed into the future of manufacturing in the United States. She didn’t like it at...
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg under fire; United Airlines hopes new venture will take off Morning Business Outlook: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is being slammed by critics for what they call a 'tone deaf' message wrapping up a tumultuous year for the social media giant; United Airlines is selling a cookbook...
The new Xbox Series X console went on sale across the globe today – and the £449 gaming machine sold out within minutes. Boasting 8K graphics and a powerful processor that almost eliminates loading times, it's no surprise the console flew off the shelves – but you may still be...