Siemens CEO says not interested in robot maker Kuka

"If we are interested, we would have some time ago acted on that," Joe Kaeser at the German broadcaster NTV in an interview. Offer Midea have spa...

 

Siemens CEO says not interested in robot maker Kuka

“If we are interested, we would have some time ago acted on that,” Joe Kaeser at the German broadcaster NTV in an interview.

Offer Midea have sparked a furious debate about Chinese acquisitions in Europe, politicians such as German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel calling for tighter restrictions. This also resulted in Berlin to consider whether KUKA’s technology is critical for the digitization of the German industry, an economic priority.

Kaeser, talk to the broadcaster on the sidelines of the trading visited Chancellor Angela Merkel Beijing, he believes Gabriel, who also said Vice Chancellor, were relaxing on KUKA’s situation.

“I do not believe that Mr. Gabriel has a concern,” has Kaeser.

“As economy minister, he has to find his country … in the sense that it is quite natural that he should look for alternatives,” Kaeser added.

Gabriel earlier this month, there was an effort underway to develop an alternative offer for KUKA.

Germany Sueddeutsche Zeitung daily reported that Gabriel to German automakers and Siemens discussed the confirmation of a potential anti-bid for KUKA. But sources close to the government and Siemens Reuters not come across the idea with little enthusiasm.

Andy Gu, deputy CEO of Midea, Handelsblatt newspaper says Germany’s bid for his company KUKA is motivated by business interests and is aimed at the German company, the objective of the large Chinese market. It was not a political venture, he said.

“We are a private company. It is not important to us that claims the Chinese government,” said the newspaper quoted Gu.

Gu said KUKA will remain independent, and adds that he expects Chinese authorities to approve the takeover, according to the newspaper.

($ 1 = € 0.8890)

(Reporting by Andreas Rinke in Beijing, Writing by Jonathan Gould; Editing by Clelia Oziel)

Top auto regulator: Nimble rules needed for self-driving cars

 

Top auto regulator: Nimble rules needed for self-driving cars

(Reuters) – The top US vehicle safety regulator said yesterday the government needs to be more agile in the design rules for self-drive vehicles to be

The industry “is version 238.32 against the time we. have rules of “National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) administrator Mark Rosekind said during an appearance at an industry conference in suburban Detroit.

US Ministry of Transport guidelines is expected in July will offer different approaches to the control of self-management, or autonomous vehicle technology, says Rose Child.

Regulations which remain static for years “will not work for this area,” said Rose Child. “We’ll have something else in July.”

autonomous management technology does not have to be perfectly acceptable, proposed Rosekind.

“I will begin by saying that two times” better than conventional vehicles, he said. Current US highway deaths is “a 747 crashing every week for a year … This is unacceptable.”

Rose Child said he is aware of a proposal by Tesla Motors Inc. was to make available to the public data of vehicles equipped with an autopilot function for self-driving highway.

“We are looking to see what can offer, â ???? Rosekind said. Â ?? ?? If the supply is there, we go for it.”

In March, the NHTSA has significant legal obstacles need to be cleaned before self-drive cars without steering wiele and gas pedals can be sold, but there was relatively little legal obstacles in the implementation of self-drive cars with human control.

alphabet Inc’s Google wants NHTSA to take to encourage federal self-drive guidelines “states instead of imposing multiple, conflicting state rules. We saw 15 states for such laws over the past 12 months. “

Google said it continues to explore other potential methods to improve communication with pedestrians and cyclists, and urges the NHTSA tell states of America to innovations bar.

The industry should have “flexibility to develop their approach to communicate with other road users to explore and innovate with different techniques,” Google says.

many countries have banned automakers from the use of “innovative light or sound techniques to communicate with other road users”, such as the use of a “light information sign on a selfâ drive vehicle to communicate with pedestrians.”

(reporting by Joseph White in Detroit, additional reporting by David Shepardson in Washington, Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)

Key player in Silk Road successor site gets eight years in U.S. prison

 

Key player in Silk Road successor site gets eight years in U.S. prison

(Reuters) -. A Washington state man was sentenced Friday to eight years in prison for his role in helping to manage the successor website Silk Road, an online swart mark which sold illegal drugs and other goods

Brian Farrell, who prosecutors say was a staff for Silk Road 2.0, was sentenced by US District Judge Richard Jones in Seattle to plead guilty in March to charges of conspiracy to distributed heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine.

Farrell, 27, was arrested in January 2015 as a pilot under way in the case of Ross Ulbricht, the creator of the original Silk Road, which authorities say Ulbricht has under the alias “Dread Pirate Roberts.”

Ulbricht, 32, was sentenced in May 2015 to life in prison after convicted a federal jury in Manhattan on charges of, inter alia, the distribution of drugs.

Silk Road 2.0 was launched late in 2013, weeks after authorities the original Silk Road website cruel and arrested Ulbricht.

Like the original site, Silk Road 2.0 users are allowed to buy and sell drugs anonymous, computer hacking tools and other illegal items, using the digital currency Bitcoin, the authorities said.

in November 2014 announced the federal authorities in Manhattan that she closed Silk Road 2.0 and arrested his alleged operator Blake Bent Hall, who prosecutors say active website called “Defcon”.

prosecutors said Farrell was a key aide Bent Hall, and was part of a small staff of online administrators and forum moderators, using the nickname “doctorclu.”

In court documents, prosecutors said that during a search of his residence in Bellevue, Washington, in January 2015, Farrell said he worked as Defcon right hand man.

A lawyer for Farrell did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

<. p> The case is US v Farrell, US District Court, Western District of Washington, No. 15-MJ-00016

(Reporting by Nate Raymond in New York. Editing by Cynthia Osterman)

Salesforce takes aim at e-commerce with $2.8 billion Demandware buy

 

Salesforce takes aim at e-commerce with .8 billion Demandware buy

(Reuters) – Cloud-based software maker Salesforce.com Inc. said yesterday that it will buy Demandware Inc., whose software is used by companies to run e-commerce sites, for about $ 2.8 billion

The transaction will help agents open a new front, as it attempts to take more market share from traditional software vendors like Oracle Corp. and SAP AG, both of which already offers cloud-based e-commerce services.

The e-commerce market is growing at a blistering pace as retailers expand their online presence, promoting the demand for software that helps management functions such as payment processing and inventory management.

Salesforce se cash offer of $ 75.00 per share represents a 56.3 percent premium to Tuesday’s closing Demandware.

The high premium that several bidders were probably on the table for Demandware, Stifel Nicolaus & amp; amp; Co. analyst Thomas Roderick said, Adobe Systems Inc. and Oracle cites other possible contenders.

“We are not winning any transaction, it is only the agreement that we can actually be done,” chief executive officer Marc Benioff told CNBC in an interview.

shares Demandware, which about 21 percent has fallen in recent years, has 55.9 percent to $ 74.81 on Wednesday. Shares of Salesforce, considered a barometer for the cloud computing industry, an edge down 0.3 percent.

Demandware, whose customers include Lands’ End Inc., L’Oreal SA and Marks & amp; amp; Spencer Group Plc, reported sales growth of over 30 percent for the last 10/4

“I think Salesforce CRM effectively won the war -. They need to be in terms of innovation and they should have the broadest, deepest portfolio … it was a blindekol for them, “has Wedbush Securities analyst Steve Koenig.

Global spending on digital marketing platforms is expected to grow annually more than 14 percent to about $ 8.5 billion in 2020, Salesforce said, referring to research firm Gartner.

The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter, Salesforce’s ended July is expected from the company in 2017 to increase sales by about $ 100 million- $ 120 million.

Salesforce fiscal 2017 sales forecast of $ 8.16 billion- $ 8.20 billion in May.

But agent said it now expects an adjusted profit of 93 cents-95 cents per share for the full year, compared with its previous estimate of $ 1 – $ 1.02

BofA Merrill Lynch financial advisor Salesforce is for the transaction, while Goldman Sachs is advising Demandware

(Reporting by Anya George Tharakan and Kshitiz Goliya in Bangalore; Editing by .. Saumyadeb Chakrabarty and Shounak Dasgupta)

Data analysis from Paris raid on Google will take months, possibly years: prosecutor

 

Data analysis from Paris raid on Google will take months, possibly years: prosecutor

Paris (Reuters) – Analysis of data seized by detectives last week could take possibly years raided Google’s Paris headquarters, French financial prosecutor Eliane houlette yesterday

Dozens of French police raid Google’s offices. Tuesday, rising an investigation into alleged tax evasion.

“We have a very collected computer data,” said crook in an interview with Europe 1 radio, iTele TV channel and newspaper Le Monde, adding that 96 people participated in the attack.

“We have analyzed (data) … (it will) months, I hope it will not be for a few years, but we have very limited resources.”

Google, which says it fully complies with French law, has been under pressure in Europe from public opinion and governments angry at the way multinationals operate to reduce burdens their global presence.

(Sign by Maya Nikolaeva; Editing by David Goodman)