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Global carmakers to invest $90bn in electric vehicles

Ford's plan to double its electrified vehicle spending is part of an investment tsunami in batteries and electric cars by global automakers.

Samsung aims to double African revenue share

South Korea's Samsung Electronics plans to double the annual revenue contribution from its African markets to 20% in the next five years.

BlackBerry unveils security software for self-driving cars


The Canadian software maker's new Jarvis software identifies vulnerabilities in programs used in self-driving cars.

Any rule on Bitcoin must be global


Effective regulation of virtual currencies would only be achievable through the greatest possible international cooperation, says Germany's central bank.

Fears of end of chip boom as prices drop

A sudden decrease in some memory chip prices as well as a low profit forecast cause jitters among investors.

SoftBank considers IPO for Japan wireless unit


The conglomerate seeks to raise a reported $18 billion as the telecoms company considers listing its Japanese wireless business.

Ford plans $11bn electric car investment by 2022

Ford will significantly increase its investment in electric vehicles, and will have 40 hybrid and fully electric vehicles in its line-up by 2022.

Facebook changes News Feed, investors click on 'sad'


A warning from CEO Mark Zuckerberg that people could spend less time on Facebook in the short term hits shares.

Google removes gaming apps with pop-up porn malware


The search engine giant took down 60 gaming applications aimed at children that showed porn ad malware.

Corporations may dodge billions in US taxes via loophole

A loophole in the new US tax law could allow multinationals like Apple to avoid paying billions of dollars in taxes on profits stashed overseas.

Facebook to emphasise friends, not news


The social media firm says it will change the filter for the News Feed to prioritise what friends and family share.

Google 'security patches not slowing down systems'


The Alphabet firm says it deployed patches against the Spectre and Meltdown flaws last year, without slowing down its cloud services.

Intel says patches can cause reboot problems in old chips


The company may need to issue updates to fix the buggy patches and is working directly with data centre customers to "discuss" the issue.