Sixt CEO hints at car-sharing merger talks between BMW and Daimler

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German carmakers Daimler and BMW may be in talks to combine their car-sharing services Car2Go and DriveNow, the chief executive of car rental company and DriveNow partner...

China's Alibaba outstrips revenue estimates with online sales growth

(Reuters) - Alibaba, China's top e-commerce firm, beat analyst's estimates with a 56 percent rise in first-quarter revenue, driven by growth in online sales which make up most of its...

Wisconsin lawmakers debate billions in incentives for Foxconn plant

(Reuters) - The Wisconsin State Assembly on Thursday will consider a $3 billion incentive package for a proposed liquid-crystal display factory by Taiwan's Foxconn, the first vote on the deal...

Ericsson sues smartphone maker Wiko over patent infringement

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Swedish mobile infrastructure firm Ericsson is suing French-Chinese smartphone maker Wiko in two German regional courts over patent infringements, it said on Thursday. Ericsson said Wiko had...

Ericsson could shed 25,000 jobs in cost-cutting drive: report

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Mobile telecom gear maker Ericsson may lay off around 25,000 employees outside Sweden as part of its savings program, Swedish daily Svenska Dagbladet reported on Thursday, citing...

China targets Alibaba's Taobao, other e-commerce sites, in VPN crackdown

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese authorities have issued a warning to the country's top e-commerce platforms, including Alibaba Holding Group Ltd's Taobao.com, over the sale of illegal virtual private networks that...

Sonova plays catch up with Danish rivals on hearing-aid tech

ZURICH (Reuters) - Sonova on Thursday launched a new hearing aid that streams audio directly from wireless mobile devices as the Swiss company closes the gap to Danish competitors who...

NAFTA talks must include discussion on fintech: Mexican negotiator

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) must include a discussion of new financial services, a Mexican negotiator said on Wednesday, singling out so-called...

Slim's America Movil wins telecom battle in top Mexico court

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled billionaire Carlos Slim's telecommunications company America Movil should not be barred by law from charging competitors certain fees, prompting fears...

China's Tencent set to open 5.3 percent up after strong second-quarter

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Shares of China's Tencent Holdings are set to open 5.3 percent higher on Thursday after the world's largest gaming company reported a forecast-beating quarterly profit. The...

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INNOVATE2016: The dark confessions of a lifelong Republican entrepreneur

Sean Ammirati has many identities: serially successful start-up entrepreneur, Carnegie Mellon University professor, VC at Birchmere Ventures, best-selling writer and lifelong Republican.  He certainly...