TCL carries flickering BlackBerry flame with new phone launch

BARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) – Blackberry Ltd may have exited the device business, but fans of the pioneering email machine need not despair as Chinese smartphone maker TCL Communication has introduced its first Blackberry-licensed phone with the physical keyboard that was long its key allure.

Berkshire Hathaway gains $1.6 billion from its huge bite of Apple

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc is sitting on more than $1.6 billion of gains in its investment in Apple Inc. after shares of the iPhone maker surged.

Alphabet’s self-driving car unit sues Uber with trade theft charge

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Waymo self-driving car unit sued Uber Technologies [UBER.UL] and its autonomous trucking subsidiary Otto on Thursday over allegations of theft of its confidential and proprietary sensor technology.

ADM brokerage arm shifts more trades onto computer screens

CHICAGO (Reuters) – ADM Investor Services (ADMIS), a futures commission merchant owned by global grain trader Archer Daniels Midland Co, will begin executing more of its orders electronically beginning on March 1, the company said on Friday.

Ghosts of past tech IPOs could haunt Snap’s performance

(Reuters) – Snap Inc appears set to make a splash next week with the biggest tech stock debut since Facebook Inc, but history suggests investors shut out of the initial public offering would be better off waiting a bit to chase this unicorn on the open market.

Electronics retailer hhgregg could file for bankruptcy next month: Bloomberg

(Reuters) – Appliances and electronics retailer hhgregg Inc is preparing to file for bankruptcy as soon as next month, Bloomberg reported on Friday.

Samsung Display gets license to invest $2.5 billion more in Vietnam: state TV

HANOI (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Co Ltd’s display panel subsidiary has received a license to invest another $2.5 billion in Vietnam to boost capacity, Vietnam’s State Television (VTV)reported.

Beyond phones and 5G, mobile world seeks to reinvent itself

FRANKFURT/LONDON (Reuters) – Seeking to escape a cycle of falling prices and tight regulation, big telecom operators from Vimpelcom to Telefonica are set to reinvent themselves as internet players to escape the industry’s straight-jacket of low growth.