Alibaba in talks to swallow China food delivery app Ele.me

Louise Lucas in Shenzhen and Emily Feng in Beijing February 27, 2018Alibaba is in talks to acquire Ele.me in a deal that could value the online food...

Japan Inc loosens grip on once-sacred noncore assets

Leo Lewis and Kana Inagaki in Tokyo February 27, 2018Toshiba’s $18bn sale of its prized reminiscence chip enterprise because it struggles to outlive a financial crisis has shattered...

The need for a fair means of digital taxation increases

Rana Foroohar February 27, 2018Tax “optimisation”, as the offshoring of assets by multinational companies is euphemistically known, has long been one of the sore points of globalisation....

Fully driverless cars given green light to operate in California

Tim Bradshaw in Los Angeles February 27, 2018California has approved broad new rules allowing driverless cars that don't require a human operator to take a seat behind...

Qualcomm open to Broadcom bid but seeks $160bn price tag

Eric Platt in New York, James Fontanella-Khan in London and Tim Bradshaw in Los Angeles February 26, 2018Qualcomm has dropped its objections to being acquired by Singapore’s Broadcom...

Lucara Diamond replaces chief and acquires blockchain platform

Henry Sanderson February 26, 2018Canada’s Lucara Diamond has appointed Eira Thomas, a co-founder of the corporate, as chief government because it seems to be to modernise the...

Smart homes: dumb forecasts

Ever because the first internet-controlled gadget — a toaster — was demonstrated in 1990, futurists have talked up the potential of sensible houses. Vodafone has added...

The backlash against Big Tech is gathering speed

In 1829, the good Scottish historian and essayist Thomas Carlyle wrote: “Have been we required to characterise this age of ours by any single epithet, we...

Airbnb chief says tech backlash helped prompt revamp

Leslie Hook in San Francisco February 26, 2018The public backlash against tech that has swept through Washington is starting to change Silicon Valley, according to Brian Chesky,...