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  • Amazon's Alexa steals the show at CES

    With its voice assistant, the ecommerce giant is attempting to become an operating system for the so-called Internet of Things.

  • Jan 5- Alphabet Inc's Google quickened the pace of its push into virtual and augmented reality this week as its hardware partners announced new devices featuring the company's technology at the CES electronics show in Las Vegas. While the announcements expand the line-up of participating phones, Google still has much to do to take its technology to the masses,...

  • Jan 5- A senior Verizon Communications Inc executive said on Thursday that the company was unsure about its planned acquisition of Yahoo Inc's internet business. "I can't sit here today and say with confidence one way or another because we still don't know," Marni Walden, president of product innovation and new businesses at Verizon, said at the Citi 2017 Internet,...

  • Jan 5- A senior executive of Verizon Communications Inc said on Thursday the company was unsure about its planned acquisition of Yahoo Inc's internet business. "I can't sit here today and say with confidence one way or another because we still don't know," Marni Walden, president of product innovation and new businesses, said at the Citi 2017 Internet, Media&...

  • Sony sold 6.2 million units of its PlayStation 4 console during the holiday season, the company said.

  • LAS VEGAS, Jan 4- Ford Motor Co is expanding the use of Amazon.com Inc's Alexa personal assistant in its vehicles to allow drivers to talk to their cars- demanding anything from a nearby cheeseburger to a weather forecast- marking a leap by the Detroit automaker to incorporate a technology initially targeted for home use. The expanding alliance between Ford and...

  • LAS VEGAS, Jan 4- At one of the year's top technology conventions where "mobility" is the buzzword, it is a real pain to get around. Over 165,000 people from 150 countries descend on Las Vegas this week for CES, the annual show where exhibitors are boasting of ways to ease commuting. "Las Vegas is the poster child for dysfunctional traffic," said Gartner Research Director...

  • LAS VEGAS, Jan 3- Electric vehicle start-up Faraday Future showed off in Las Vegas on Tuesday a prototype of a vehicle set for production next year as the China- backed company strives to win credibility in the crowded sector and weather its funding challenges. Advance reservations for the car- which insiders say will retail for about $180,000- are being taken for...

  • LAS VEGAS, Jan 3- Electric vehicle start-up Faraday Future showed off its first production vehicle prototype in Las Vegas on Tuesday as the China- backed company strives to win credibility in the crowded sector and weather its funding challenges. Advance reservations for the car- which insiders say will retail for about $180,000- are being taken for $5,000.

  • CHICAGO, Dec 23- Caesars Entertainment Corp's bankrupt operating unit resolved a dispute with its lenders on Friday, paving the way for a consensual plan to push the casino group out of its $18 billion Chapter 11.. In filings with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Chicago, bank lenders said they had reached an agreement over their recovery terms and were withdrawing a...

  • Dec 21- Hotels in Las Vegas and Washington owned by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump reached agreements with their workers' unions that will end a series of cases alleging the hotels violated federal labor law, the Trump Organization and unions said on Wednesday. More than 500 food and beverage and housekeeping employees at the Trump International Hotel Las...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 21- The U.S. Justice Department's internal watchdog has opened a criminal probe of an FBI agent's leaks to journalists about an insider trading probe involving a Las Vegas sports gambler and professional golfer Phil Mickelson, a prosecutor said on Wednesday. Joan Loughnane, chief counsel for Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, disclosed the...

  • Dec 21- Hotels in Las Vegas and Washington owned by U.S. National Labor Relations Board against the Las Vegas hotel, union spokeswoman Bethany Khan said. Eric Danziger, the chief executive of Trump Hotels, called Unite Here Local 25, the union representing workers at the hotel, which is down Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House, an "important partner" in a...

  • Dec 21- Hotels in Las Vegas and Washington D.C. owned by U.S. The four-year contracts effective Jan. 1 will provide employees of Trump International hotels in those cities with annual raises and pension and health care benefits, Trump Hotels and four unions said in a joint statement. National Labor Relations Board against the Las Vegas hotel, union spokeswoman...

  • Macau's big bet on gaming

    Lawrence Ho, Melco Crown Entertainment, talks about the impact of China's policies and growing middle class on the company's growth.

  • DETROIT/ SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 14- Three electric-car startups funded by Chinese billionaire Jia Yueting will display vehicles at the giant CES 2017 trade show in Las Vegas next month, and two former executives told Reuters that one of the companies plans to roll out a dozen models through 2026.. They described it as a large, luxury flagship sedan designed to sell for...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 14- SkyBridge Capital, the hedge fund investment firm founded by outspoken industry defender Anthony Scaramucci, is for sale, according to a person familiar with the situation. Scaramucci, a fundraiser and adviser to President-elect Donald Trump, recently began an auction process for the New York- based firm as he considers potential roles in the...

  • DETROIT/ SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 14- Three electric-vehicle startups funded by Chinese billionaire Jia Yueting will show off new prototype vehicles at the giant CES 2017 trade show in Las Vegas next month, with one of the companies privately mapping out an ambitious 10- year, 12- vehicle rollout, according to two former executives. On Wednesday, another of the...

  • The plan includes $350 million in public money for the new football stadium to keep the team in Oakland.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 12- Private jet startup JetSmarter said on Monday it had raised $105 million in financing from a range of investors including the Saudi Royal Family and rapper and businessman Jay Z. The service costs $15,000 in membership fees for the first year and $11,000 after that, according to the company website. Still, JetSmarter has caught the...