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A stock and a hard place: SoftBank's $150 billion Alibaba warchest...

TOKYO (Reuters) - SoftBank (9984.T) CEO Masayoshi Son threw cold water on Wednesday on the idea of cutting his firm’s $150 billion stake in...

EU to invest 200 million euros into space industry

WASHINGTON — The European Union will provide 200 million euros ($222 million) to support Europe’s space industry, in the form of a loan to...

Power Line: Introducing a new clean-energy newsletter from Business Insider, and...

Wind turbine renewable energy power lineAlexander Koerner/GettyHello, and welcome to Power Line, a weekly clean-energy newsletter from Business Insider.I'm Benji Jones, a science-turned-energy reporter...

SpinLaunch raises $35 million

WASHINGTON — SpinLaunch, a startup pursuing an alternative approach for placing payloads into orbit, has raised $35 million in a new funding round disclosed...

Space startups warming to U.S. government as investor, customer

WASHINGTON — Space startups are becoming more acquainted with the U.S. government as a customer and an investor, though the pathways to both remain...

Investment in Britain's tech sector jumped 44% in 2019: report

LONDON (Reuters) - Investment in Britain’s tech sector surged 44% to a record $13.2 billion pounds in 2019, accounting for a third of all...

Alphabet's legal head David Drummond, under scrutiny, to retire

(Reuters) - Google parent Alphabet Inc on Friday announced the retirement of Chief Legal Officer David Drummond, who has been under scrutiny as the...

Lidar laser-sensing technology: from self-driving cars to dance contests

DETROIT/LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Self-driving cars employ lidar, a remote sensing technology using pulsed laser light the way radar uses radio waves, and lidar...

Air Force rolls out red carpet, credit card to attract small...

Many small companies are wary of government work. Executives have heard stories of red tape and slow payments. David Shahady, who directs the Air...

China's e-cigarette industry cuts 10% of staff, slows production as regulation...

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China’s e-cigarette industry has laid off around 50,000 people since October, roughly 10% of its workforce, trade association estimates showed, as...

China's e-cigarette industry cuts 10% of staff, slows production as regulation...

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China’s e-cigarette industry has laid off around 50,000 people since October, roughly 10% of its workforce, trade association estimates showed, as...

Seraphim Capital, Noosphere Ventures invest in D-Orbit

SAN FRANCISCO – Seraphim Capital and Noosphere Ventures announced investments in Italian space company D-Orbit. Jonathan Firth, D-Orbit chief operating officer declined to say how...

German launch startup raises $17 million with help from Airbus Ventures...

WASHINGTON — Isar Aerospace, a German startup developing a small launch vehicle, has raised $17 million in a Series A round led by Airbus...

Chinese space launch firm Landspace raises $71 million

Chinese launch provider Landspace raises new funding while satellite firms see successful missions and Galaxy Space set for 5G satellite launch. HELSINKI — Private Chinese...

Luxembourg expands its space resources vision

Étienne Schneider, deputy prime minister of Luxembourg, frequently tells the story of how he got interested in building a space resources industry in the...

Factbox: Alphabet's 'Other bets' in focus as Google's Pichai takes helm

(Reuters) - Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai will replace Larry Page as CEO of parent Alphabet Inc, heralding a new chapter for the...

Types of Crowdfunding

There are at least five types of crowdfunding to choose from, with each type possessing different benefits for investors and borrowers. As an investor...

Green's in fashion as Lithuanian used clothes site joins $1 billion...

VILNIUS (Reuters) - Vinted, an online marketplace for second-hand clothes, has surfed a sustainable fashion wave to become Lithuania’s first technology startup to reach...

The torture of CFIUS: A 2018 law is changing the way...

The U.S. Treasury Department hasn’t issued final regulations implementing the 2018 Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA), but space industry entrepreneurs already feel...

Exclusive: China's ByteDance moves to ringfence its TikTok app amid U.S....

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - ByteDance has stepped up efforts to separate its social media app TikTok from much of its Chinese operations, amid a...

Man cleaning gun fatally shoots best friend in apparent accident

A man playing a video game in a mobile home in the Oklahoma City suburb of Midwest City was fatally shot Sunday, apparently in...
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