Chilean telecoms firm GTD to install undersea fiber optic cable

Chilean telecommunications company GTD said on Wednesday it will install an undersea cable along more than 2,174 miles (3,500 km) of Pacific coastline to improve connectivity with its operations in Colombia and Peru.

more..

Owning Tesla shares about the riskiest it has ever been: options data

Owning electric carmaker Tesla Inc's shares is close to the riskiest it has ever been, data by options database and analytics firm OptionMetrics showed on Wednesday.

more..

Apple iPhones get bigger and pricier, Watch turns to health

Apple Inc introduced its largest-ever iPhone and a watch that detects heart problems on Wednesday in an attempt to get customers to upgrade to more expensive devices in the face of stagnant global demand for smartphones.

more..

Volvo shows off self-driving, electric truck with no cab

Sweden's Volvo, the world's second-biggest truck maker, presented a new self-driving electric truck on Wednesday, which it said should help respond to the boom in ecommerce and a shortage of freight drivers.

more..

Tesla investor says SEC asked it about 'funding secured' tweet

Tesla Inc's biggest institutional investor said on Wednesday it was questioned by U.S. securities regulators about Elon Musk's now-abandoned plans to take the electric carmaker private and that the chief executive needed help running the company.

more..

Usain Bolt toasts zero-gravity with champagne

Usain Bolt on Wednesday sprinted through thin air and sipped champagne floating on his back as he enjoyed near zero-gravity conditions in the back of an aircraft performing stomach-lurching parabola dives.

more..

Google to invest $140 million to expand data center in Chile

Google will invest $140 million to expand the tech giant's sole data center in Latin America, a development Chile's president hailed on Wednesday as proof of the country's enthusiastic participation in "the fourth industrial revolution."

more..

Fitbit falls, Garmin shed gains on new Apple watch

Fitbit shares fall sharply, while Garmin sheds gains after Apple launches Apple Watch Series 4.

more..

Online firms to risk EU fine if extremist posts linger

The European Union's chief executive on Wednesday proposed hefty fines on Google, Facebook, Twitter and other online platforms if they fail to remove extremist content within one hour.

more..

Amazon, Apple, others to testify before U.S. Senate on data privacy September 26

Six major Web companies and internet-service providers, including AT&T Inc, Twitter Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google, will detail their consumer data privacy practices to a U.S. Senate panel on Sept. 26, according to a congressional statement on Wednesday.

more..

Mozilla co-founder's Brave files adtech complaint against Google

Brave, a privacy-focused web browser set up by Silicon Valley engineering guru Brendan Eich, filed privacy complaints in Britain and Ireland that could become a test case against search company Google and other digital advertising firms.

more..

EU lawmakers back publishers over tech giants on copyright

European Union lawmakers voted on Wednesday to force Google, Facebook and other technology firms to share more revenues with European media, publishers and other content creators in a shake-up of copyright rules.

more..

EU lawmakers call for global ban on 'killer robots'

The European Union took a stance against "killer robots" on Wednesday when the European Parliament passed a resolution calling for an international ban on the development, production and use of weapons that kill without a human deciding to fire.

more..

Data analytics firm Sisense raises $80 million, to accelerate hiring

Business intelligence software provider Sisense said on Wednesday it raised $80 million, bringing the total amount invested in the Israeli company to about $200 million.

more..

Samsung doubles down in India, opens its biggest store world-wide

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd opened its biggest mobile store in the world in India on Tuesday as it tries to take pole position in the world's second-biggest smartphone market amid fierce competition from Chinese brands.

more..

British air taxi firm takes flight, inspired by F1 racing advances

A British energy entrepreneur and one-time Formula 1 racing team owner is entering the race to build new inter-city "flying taxi" services that tap recent aerospace advances while steering clear of more fanciful blue-sky visions touted by tech-focused rivals.

more..

Go-Jek launches services in Hanoi amid $500 million overseas expansion drive

Indonesian ride-hailing firm Go-Jek on Wednesday launched its services in Vietnam's capital of Hanoi under the brand Go-Viet, as part of its $500-million international expansion.

more..

LG Display struggles for footing after LCD forecasting error leads to crisis

The chief executive of South Korea's LG Display , Han Sang-beom, was determined to deliver a strong message when he appeared before 1,000 employees at the firm's main manufacturing plant last spring.

more..

Tencent under pressure to step up its game as regulatory restrictions bite

Tencent Holdings, which has lost some $200 billion in market value this year, is facing fresh criticism from analysts and investors unnerved by regulatory roadblocks, a fuzzy overseas strategy and growing debt.

more..

U.S. securities law can cover cryptocurrencies, judge rules

U.S. securities law can be used to prosecute fraud cases over cryptocurrency offerings, a New York federal judge ruled on Tuesday in what appeared to be the first court decision to address the issue.

more..

Source: Reuters