Global Technology 2013

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'Sharing economy' companies go mainstream

SAN FRANCISCO - A few years ago, renting out a spare room via the lodging website Airbnb bordered on daring. Now, in thousands of cities around the world, it seems almost conventional.

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Yahoo's Mayer shines spotlight on video

SAN FRANCISCO - As Marissa Mayer approaches her one-year anniversary as chief executive of Yahoo, she's hewing closely to the struggling Web portal's traditional advertising model--and eyeing more video programming of every stripe as central to the strategy.

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Box's sales model evolves as 'inevitable' IPO nears: CEO

SAN FRANCISCO - Box, the closely watched data storage company, is shifting its growth strategy ahead of an initial public offering that could come in 2014, Chief Executive Aaron Levie told the Reuters Global Technology Summit.

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Facebook has never been stronger since IPO, Sandberg says

SAN FRANCISCO - A year after Facebook Inc's fumbled IPO, Wall Street remains slow to recognize what Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg argues has been an across-the-board improvement in its business.

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Data mining puts cloud security back on agenda

SAN FRANCISCO - Concerns about security in the cloud are flaring anew after recent revelations about government data-mining, likely spurring new technology to protect corporate and consumer information, according to a panel of cloud experts.

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Nvidia's stock jumps on license plan; Wall Street eyes Apple

- Shares of chipmaker Nvidia surged nearly 6 percent on Wednesday after the company said it plans to license its graphics technology, opening the door to new business with Apple, Samsung Electronics and other mobile device makers.

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ARM sees strength in numbers against Intel, Nvidia

SAN FRANCISCO - Chip designer ARM said the size and depth of its partner network across hardware and software gave it an edge in mobile technology that top chipmaker Intel Corp and new graphics rival Nvidia Corp would struggle to match.

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Tesla to deploy local lawyers to challenge U.S. dealer laws

SAN FRANCISCO - Tesla Motor Inc is marshalling lawyers across the country to prepare for a "multi-front war" against local laws that risk stalling the electric vehicle maker's plan to bypass dealerships and sell directly to consumers. | Video

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Race is on for Southeast Asia's tech breakthrough

SINGAPORE - Technology start-up companies in Southeast Asia are building momentum but need more funding and success stories to really take off, three entrepreneurs told the Reuters Global Technology Summit on Wednesday.

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IPO? No thanks, say Silicon Valley CEOs

SAN FRANCISCO - The Silicon Valley IPO has lost its cachet, and big investors need to pay attention.

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Tesla's Musk gears up for 'tough' battle over direct sales

SAN FRANCISCO - Tesla Motor Inc is marshalling lawyers across the country to battle local interests such as auto dealers intent on outlawing its direct-to-consumer sales model, co-founder and CEO Elon Musk told Reuters on Tuesday.

Speakers

Summit Date Category
Aerospace and Defense 2014 Sep 8 - 11 Aerospace/Defense
Russia Investment 2014 Sep 22 - 24 Financial Services/Exchanges
Eastern Europe Investment 2014 Sep 29 - Oct 1 Financial Services / Exchanges
Global Climate Change 2014 Oct 13 - 16 Energy
Middle East Investment 2014 Oct 20 - 23 Financial Services/Exchanges
China 2014 Oct 27 - 29 Financial Services / Exchanges
Global Commodities and Resources 2014 Nov 3 - 5 Financial Services/Exchanges
Global Investment Outlook 2014 Nov 17 - 20 Financial Services/Exchanges

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