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Office Depot Staples merger facing heat from Amazon

The court proceedings could drag on for two more weeks. The proposed merger of Office Depot Inc. with Staples Inc. got a little more complicated with an executive from Amazon providing testimony which bolstered the existing wariness of U.S. regulators a propos this deal.   Last year the U.S....

Third party provides possible way out of the iPhone encryption imbroglio

Government prosecutors have now said a third party will help the FBI gain access to the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone. On its part Apple said it hoped the government would share the new discovery. However, if the government were to drop the case against Apple, it will be under no compulsion to...

Foxconn’s deal with Sharp does not materially impact Samsung’s business

Samsung does not see any material impact in its business arising out of concerns from Foxconn’s takeover of Sharp Corp, a manufacturer of display boards. As per a senior Samsung executive, the electronic manufacturing giant does not perceive any significant threat to its television business in the...

ZTE secures temporary export control relief from U.S. Dept. of Commerce

Having spent $5.1 million over a period of 4 years in lobbying expenses, ZTE has managed to secure a temporary relief from Iran specific export curbs. As per a senior official from the Department of Commerce, the U.S. government plans on proving ZTE Corp with temporary relief measures, lifting the...

Apple refuses to budge despite threat of handing over source code

Apple has once again refused to comply with the DOJ’s demand. This interesting case could be rather important, pregnant with enough complexities and with no clear right or wrong, it wouldn’t be surprising if it becomes historically important. In the latest Apple has once again said it would be...

German court rules that customer has no right to return rigged VW car

A German court has dismissed a customer’s plea to return his VW sports utility vehicle. The plaintiff will appeal to a higher court. In a significant ruling in favor of German auto manufacturer Volkswagen, a German court has dismissed a customer’s plea who wanted to cancel the purchase of his...

VW now facing class action lawsuit in Germany

Ironically the suit has been filed in its home town of Lower Saxony, which is its second biggest shareholder. A law firm representing 300 institutional investors who have filed a multi-billion euro lawsuit against German car manufacturing giant Volkswagen has said its clients have done so since VW...

Cainiao – Alibaba’s logistics department completes first funding round

Cainiao, Alibaba’s logistics arm crunches large reams of big data to improve its operational efficiency of its logistics network. China’s equivalent to America’s Amazon, the Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has disclosed that it has completed a funding round.   As per its statement, investors who...

2013 agreement allows for opening future dealerships says Tesla

The Virginia Automobile Dealers Association (VADA) has filed a lawsuit in Fairfax County stating that the 2013 agreement does not allow for opening another dealership in the state. Tesla disagrees. Despite existing franchise laws that do not permit an auto manufacturer to own and operate a...

Duff & Phelps carries the ball in valuation services

When it comes to corporate finance, gliding between regulations, calculations and strategy is not a small matter. Admittedly, numbers are a fate, they never lie. But what really matters is to make them reveal secrets and solutions as much as they can. That’s how Duff & Phelps, one of the...

Honda Motors to compensate its U.S. dealers over Takata airbags

Citing an internal notice by Honda to its dealers, Automotive News has said, depreciation cost of unsold vehicles will be reimbursed by Honda. As per a news report which appeared in Automotive News, Honda Motor Co. will be compensating U.S. dealers the depreciation cost of vehicles they cannot sell...

Michael Horn steps down from VW AG

His immediate replacement is Hinrich J. Woebcken. Volkswagen has disclosed yesterday, that its top executive in the U.S. will be leaving the company. This news comes in the wake of the diesel emission cheating scandal that is haunting the company for the last six months. Michael Horn has been the...
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