• Twitter co-founder steps down from board

      Twitter co-founder steps down from board

      Twitter Inc. co-founder and former Chief Executive Evan Williams is to step down from the company’s board, closing a 13-year run that started with a simple idea to use up some leftover money. The news was revealed in a new filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. According to documents Williams, who is currently CEO of publishing platform Medium, will officially depart at the end of the month. Yet, no explanation for his departure has been given.

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    • Honda closes its only British factory as Brexit looms

      Honda closes its only British factory as Brexit looms

      The Japanese automaker Honda has become the latest business to announce plans to leave Britain as global forces reshape the car industry and the country prepares to exit the European Union. On Tuesday the carmaker confirmed it will shut down its only manufacturing plant in the EU, which lies in the English town of Swindon and currently employs 3,500 people. Thousands more jobs will be also put at risk at suppliers and other businesses.

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    • Coca-Cola HBC acquires Serbian company Bambi

      Coca-Cola HBC acquires Serbian company Bambi

      Soft drink bottler Coca-Cola HBC announced its acquisition of  Serbian biscuit, confectionery and snack maker Bambi for an enterprise value of €260m from private equity investor Mid Europa Partners. The deal is expected to close in the second quarter of 2019, a company statement reads.

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    • Intel builds a $8bn new manufacturing facility in Ireland

      Intel builds a $8bn new manufacturing facility in Ireland

      If there’s one thing Intel has been struggling with in the last years, it’s pumping out their CPUs. Not only has the 10nm fabrication process been delayed three years so far with no guarantee it will make it this year, but lately Intel’s 8th gen and 9th gen parts have suffered from low yields that have increased prices, reduced availability, and even forced them to return to 22nm in some cases. To change that, the multinational micro-chip producer Intel has reportedly filed a request for a huge expansion to its Irish manufacturing campus Leixlip.

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    • EU debates banning Huawei from 5G networks

      EU debates banning Huawei from 5G networks

      The European Union is reportedly considering to ban Huawei from participating in the trading bloc’s next-generation mobile networks in a move that might both worsen company's troubles in a vital market and prevent Europe from remaining competitive with other regions when it comes to 5G networks. 

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    • WhatsApp, Instagram, Messenger to become one platform

      WhatsApp, Instagram, Messenger to become one platform

      Facebook's founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, is currently considering a change in the online messaging game by combining WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger into one unified platform. Until now, the three biggest messaging networks have been run as separate and competing products and after their integration the services will still continue to function as stand-alone apps. There is however one big “but” in the whole situation - at a much deeper level, their technical infrastructure will be one.

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    • Audi in drive to cut costs by $17bn

      Audi in drive to cut costs by $17bn

      Volkswagen's premium brand Audi wants to cut costs by $17bn by 2022, a German business magazine reported on Thursday, citing Audi executives. According to the information, the cost cuts are aimed at help helping finance projects such as a shift to electromobility at Audi, but they will as well result in a 3 percent decrease in Audi's staff per year, or around 14,000 jobs by 2024.

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    • Toyota, Panasonic team up to make EV batteries

      Toyota, Panasonic team up to make EV batteries

      Panasonic, Tesla’s battery cell partner, has reportedly agreed to set up a joint-venture company with Toyota to manufacture electric car-batteries and eventually solid-state batteries, too. According to a report from Japan’s Nikkei, In the EV battery cell venture Toyota would hold a controlling 51 percent stake, while Panasonic would transition five of its car battery production plants in China and Japan to the new spinoff company. More details deal are expected to be unveiled "as soon as this week" by the Japanese manufacturers.

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    • Finnish Nightingale Health receives €20m EIB loan

      Finnish Nightingale Health receives €20m EIB loan

      The Investment Plan for Europe, or Juncker Plan, is reportedly backing a €20m European Investment Bank (EIB) loan to Finnish company Nightingale Health. The company will use the financing to further develop its blood analysis technology, which facilitates the detection and prevention of chronic diseases.

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