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Vietnam reports supply chain issues from virus, says may hit Samsung output  11h50 22 février
Vietnam’s manufacturing sector is suffering supply chain problems caused by the coronavirus epidemic, which may delay production of Samsung Electronics’ new phones, the Ministry of Industry and Trade told Reuters on Friday.
Let’s come together to tax tech giants, say G20 officials eyeing 100 billion boost  11h07 22 février
Leading world economies must show unity in dealing with aggressive tax optimization by global digital giants like Google , Amazon and Facebook , G20 officials said on Saturday.
Samsung Electronics confirms coronavirus case at phone factory complex in South Korea  10h42 22 février
Samsung Electronics said on Saturday that one coronavirus case had been confirmed at its mobile device factory complex in the southeastern city of Gumi, causing a shutdown of its entire facility there until Monday morning.
France ready to hear U.S. proposal on digital tax  10h11 22 février
France is ready to listen to the U.S. administration’s proposal of offering U.S. companies a safe harbor from a new, international digital tax, its finance minister said on Saturday, while admitting that he still didn’t know what that meant in practice.
EBay in discussions with multiple parties for sale of classified business  00h32 22 février
EBay Inc is in discussions with multiple candidates regarding a potential transaction for its classified-ads business, the company said on Friday.
Big tech cos pull out of San Francisco conferences on coronavirus concerns  21h36 21 février
Verizon Communications Inc has pulled out of the RSA cyber security conference due to coronavirus-related concerns, the organizer said https: novel-coronavirus-update on Friday.
Elon Musk’s SpaceX to raise 250 million, valuing it at 36 billion: CNBC  21h08 21 février
Elon Musk’s SpaceX is looking to raise about 250 million, taking the private rocket company’s valuation to about 36 billion, CNBC reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the financing.
Lyft buys digital car-top advertising startup Halo Cars  19h48 21 février
Lyft Inc has bought U.S.-based startup Halo Cars, which allows drivers to make money through digital advertisements displayed on top of their vehicles.
Encryption on Facebook, Google, others threatened by planned new bill  19h38 21 février
U.S. legislation will be introduced in the coming weeks that could hurt technology companies’ ability to offer end-to-end encryption, two sources with knowledge of the matter said, and it aims to curb the distribution of child sexual abuse material on such platforms.
Samsung Electronics names non-executive director as board chairman in company first  19h35 21 février
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Friday it has named a non-executive director as board chairman for the first time, to increase transparency and independence.
After Amazon, Walmart’s Flipkart challenges India antitrust probe  19h33 21 février
Walmart’s Flipkart has filed a legal challenge against an antitrust investigation ordered against the company in India, a court filing seen by Reuters showed, following a similar petition by its rival Inc.
Facial recognition company Clearview AI probed by Canada privacy agencies  18h09 21 février
Canadian privacy authorities have launched an investigation into New York-based Clearview AI to determine whether the firm’s use of facial recognition technology complies with the country’s privacy laws, the agencies said on Friday.
Companies in pharmaceutical supply chain develop system to track counterfeit drugs  17h41 21 février
Some of the industry’s largest pharmaceutical companies, including Pfizer Inc and Eli Lilly and Co , have developed a blockchain-based system to track prescription drugs across the supply chain to better halt the flow of counterfeit medicines, company officials said on Friday.
Self-driving car companies complain California test data may mislead  17h28 21 février
Developers of self-driving cars are amping up criticism of a California reporting requirement on test data, saying the data could mislead, as the state prepares to release the latest results for 2019.
Shopify to join Facebook-led Libra currency group  17h01 21 février
Canadian e-commerce company Shopify Inc said on Friday it would join Libra Association, a group that manages Facebook Inc led efforts to launch a global digital currency, Libra.