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VW could build up to 50 million electric cars: Automotive News

Volkswagen could build up to 50 million electric cars on its new electric vehicle platform and is looking at expanding its manufacturing footprint in the United States, Chief Executive Herbert Diess told Automotive News.


France to ’embed’ regulators at Facebook to combat hate speech

Facebook will allow French regulators to “embed” inside the company to examine how it combats online hate speech, the first time the wary tech giant has opened its doors in such a way, President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday.


Volkswagen open to joining German battery cell consortium: source

Volkswagen is open to joining a German consortium exploring production of electric car battery cells and will discuss the matter at a supervisory board meeting on Friday, a person familiar with the matter said on Monday.


Japan’s SoftBank steps closer to transformation with mammoth mobile IPO

SoftBank Group Corp has won approval to conduct a 2.4 trillion yen ($21.04 billion) initial public offering (IPO) of its domestic telecoms business, in a deal that will seal the group’s transformation into a top global technology investor.


Icahn says VMWare should be worth $300 per share, cites Red Hat deal

Carl Icahn said on Monday VMWare should be worth $300 per share, the activist investor’s latest bid to scuttle Dell’s plan to go public by buying back shares tied to its interest in the software company.


SoftBank seeks Deutsche’s advice on Saudi power investments: sources

SoftBank has hired Deutsche Bank to advise on its power investment plans in Saudi Arabia, two sources familiar with the matter said.