Apple pushes launch of HomePod smart speaker to early 2018

(Reuters) – Apple Inc has pushed the launch of its HomePod smart speaker to early next year from December, the company said on Friday.

Google buys plot near Apple’s planned Danish data center

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google said it has bought a plot of land in southern Denmark adjacent to a planned Apple Inc data center to make sure it has the option of building one there too.

Exclusive: Toshiba set to OK $5 billion injection Monday to stay listed-sources

TOKYO (Reuters) – Toshiba Corp will decide on Monday to raise some $5 billion from overseas investors, allowing the troubled conglomerate to remain a publicly traded company even if the sale of a key business is delayed, two people with direct knowledge of the process said.

Exclusive: Toshiba set to OK $5 billion injection on Monday to stay listed – sources

TOKYO (Reuters) – Toshiba Corp will decide on Monday to raise some $5 billion from overseas investors, allowing the troubled conglomerate remain a publicly traded company even if the sale of a key business is delayed, two people with direct knowledge of the process said.

Broadcom closes $5.5 billion Brocade deal

(Reuters) – Broadcom Ltd said on Friday it closed its acquisition of network gear maker Brocade Communications Systems Inc, giving it a larger share of the data center products market.

Spotify buys online recording studio Soundtrap

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Music streaming company Spotify has bought online music and audio recording studio Soundtrap, it said on Friday, declining to give financial details of the deal.

Toyota and Suzuki in tie-up to sell electric vehicles in India

TOKYO (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp and Suzuki Motor Corp have agreed to cooperate in selling electric vehicles in India from around 2020, they said on Friday, aiming to give each other a leg up in emerging markets and low-emission technology.

Metal recyclers prepare for electric car revolution

LONDON (Reuters) – Recycling companies are honing processes to extract metals from old batteries more cheaply and efficiently so they can capitalize on an expected shortfall in materials such as cobalt and lithium when sales of electric cars take off.