J&J to buy remaining stake in Verb Surgical to strengthen digital surgery portfolio

(Reuters) – Johnson & Johnson said on Friday it would acquire the remaining stake in Verb…

Exclusive: Huawei and Deutsche Telekom held advanced talks over 5G network deal – sources

By Douglas Busvine BERLIN (Reuters) – Deutsche Telekom was in advanced talks to retain China’s Huawei…

Japan partially reverses curbs on tech materials exports to South Korea

TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) – The Japanese government has reversed curbs on exports of photoresists to South Korea,…

Mahjong, cartoons coming to Tesla car screens in China next year

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Tesla Inc <TSLA.O> said on Friday it will offer its Chinese customers more…

China’s e-cigarette industry cuts 10% of staff, slows production as regulation tightens

By Josh HORWITZ SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s e-cigarette industry has laid off around 50,000 people since…

Philippine raid nabs 342 illegal Chinese gaming workers

MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine authorities said on Friday they arrested 342 Chinese workers in a raid…

Airbnb wins fight to remain exempt from European property rules

By Michele Sinner and Foo Yun Chee LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) – U.S. homesharing site Airbnb on Thursday…

Italy security committee urges tougher government stance on Huawei, ZTE

ROME (Reuters) – Italy should consider preventing Chinese telecoms firms Huawei and ZTE from taking part…

Apple held talks to add James Bond, live sports to streaming service: WSJ

(Reuters) – Apple Inc <AAPL.O> executives met James Bond franchise-owner MGM Holdings Inc and the collegiate…

Takeaway pulls ahead in Just Eat bidding war endgame

By Paul Sandle and Toby Sterling LONDON/AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Takeaway.com was poised to win the battle…

Facebook EU user data transfer contracts are legal, but risks ahead: EU court adviser

By Foo Yun Chee and Michele Sinner LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) – Agreements that let Facebook and other…

Facebook bans all ads that aim to limit U.S. census participation

By Elizabeth Culliford and Nick Brown NEW YORK (Reuters) – Facebook Inc <FB.O>, which has come…