China's electric car sales slump, squeezing automakers

BEIJING (AP) — Looking for a new car, Yang Zhibo considered an electric but balked at prices that are thousands of dollars higher after Beijing wound down multibillion-dollar subsidies that made China...

APEC Automotive Dialogue opens in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Asia-Pacific dialogue about the automobile industry opened on Wednesday (Dec. 4) in Taipei, with more than 100 officials and business representatives from across the re...

Google co-founders step aside as antitrust scrutiny heats up

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google’s co-founders are relinquishing their executive positions just as state and federal regulators, not to mention the Department of Justice and Congress, are taking a keen int...

Taiwan seeks smart tech partnerships with Saudi Arabia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Representatives from the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) arrived in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday (Dec. 3) to pursue business collaborations in smart technolo...

A biographical snapshot of Google co-founder Sergey Brin

NAME: Sergey Brin AGE: 46 EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland in math and computer science. Master's degree from Stanford University, on le...

Taiwan's vice president greets third largest semiconductor producer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) welcomed representatives from Lam Research Corporation to the Presidential Office Building on Tuesday (Dec. 3) and encouraged the semic...

Taiwan to spend NT$6 billion in smart transportation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will invest NT$6 billion (US$197 million) in a five-year plan to implement smart transportation infrastructure, according to the Ministry of Transportation and Comm...

Business Highlights

___ Charles Schwab buys TD Ameritrade in brokerage blockbuster NEW YORK (AP) — Charles Schwab is buying rival TD Ameritrade in an approximately $26 billion all-stoc...

Business Highlights

___ Despite free-flowing kombucha, WeWork tenants feel unease NEW YORK (AP) — WeWork's stock market fiasco has yet to reverberate much for its more than 600,000 ten...

Official: Safety lacking before Uber self-driving car crash

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board says Uber had an ineffective safety culture when one of its autonomous test vehicles ran down and killed a pedestrian last ye...

Huawei giving employees bonus for coping with US sanctions

BEIJING (AP) — Huawei is paying its employees bonuses totaling more than $285 million as thanks for helping the Chinese tech giant cope with U.S. sanctions that threaten its smartphone and other busin...

AP Interview: Huawei founder says US woes not hardest crisis

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — For decades, Huawei's founder stayed out of sight as it grew to become the biggest maker of network gear for phone carriers and passed Apple as the No. 2 smartphone brand. ...

Huawei founder says US sanctions not his toughest crisis

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — For decades, Huawei's founder stayed out of sight as it grew to become the biggest maker of network gear for phone carriers and passed Apple as the No. 2 smartphone brand. ...

Report raises questions about autonomous vehicle road tests

DETROIT (AP) — Documents released this week by a federal agency raise questions about whether a self-driving Uber SUV that ran down a pedestrian last year should have been allowed on public roads for ...

Uber shareholder asks Delaware court to revive lawsuit

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Attorneys for an Uber shareholder are asking Delaware's Supreme Court to overturn a judge's dismissal of a lawsuit against the ride-hailing company and its former CEO. ...