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Uber ‘not liable’ for self-driving death

Uber will not face criminal charges for a fatal crash involving one of its self-driving cars. Prosecutors have ruled that the company is not criminally liable for the death of Elaine Herzberg, 49, who was struck as she crossed a road in Tempe, Arizona. The car’s back-up driver could still face criminal charges. A police […]

Verizon reorganizes structure under new CEO to prep for 5G

Verizon is undergoing a significant restructuring under new CEO Hans Vestberg, including its dominant wireless division, as it prepares to roll out its 5G technology. Three months after Vestberg took control, Verizon said Monday that the New York company will be organized into four groups at the start of the year: Consumer, Business, Media, and […]

Court ‘bars Ghosn from attending’ Nissan board meeting

A Japanese court on Monday barred Carlos Ghosn from attending a Nissan board meeting, according to local media, as the bailed former chairman prepares his defence against charges of financial misconduct. Nissan removed Ghosn as chief shortly after his shock arrest in November, but he cannot be officially removed from his seat on the board […]

British PM approves Huawei role in 5G network

British Prime Minister Theresa May has given the go-ahead for China’s Huawei to help build a 5G network, shrugging off security warnings from senior ministers and Washington, the Daily Telegraph reported Wednesday. The country’s National Security Council, which is chaired by May, agreed Tuesday to allow the Chinese technology giant limited access to building “non-core” […]

U.S. OPIC signs $100 million loan deal with Africell

African telecoms firm Africell on Friday signed a $100 million loan agreement with U.S. development financier the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), both entities said. The loan will help fund Africell’s expansion of communications infrastructure. The deal was signed on the sidelines of the African Development Bank’s Africa Investment Forum in Johannesburg, and forms part […]

Google’s first urban development raises data concerns

Heated streets will melt ice and snow on contact. Sensors will monitor traffic and protect pedestrians. Driverless shuttles will carry people to their doors. A unit of Google’s parent company Alphabet is proposing to turn a rundown part of Toronto’s waterfront into what may be the most wired community in history — to “fundamentally refine […]