Nokia plays down compliance issues after shares drop Nokia sought to play down the risks of an investigation into compliance issues at its Alcatel-Lucent business after its shares fell sharply on Friday. Europe needs private A.I. champion, German minister tells paper Europe needs to think about creating an artificial intelligence company that is able to keep up with global rivals, German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier told Tagesspiegel newspaper. Europe must build world's best batteries to save jobs: German minister German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said Europe was under pressure in the race to set up production of battery cells for electric cars in order to keep up with China or the U.S., Tagesspiegel newspaper reported on Friday. Pinterest steps up planning for IPO, aims to list shares on NYSE in April: WSJ Image-search company Pinterest Inc has sped up the timing of its initial public offering, as it looks to tap into a red-hot market for new issues, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. German minister on Facebook password glitch: Didn't expect such frightening unprofessionalism Germany's Justice Minister on Friday said she would hardly have expected such "frightening unprofessionalism" from Facebook after the company acknowledged a glitch that exposed passwords of millions of users to its employees. China's Evergrande Health aims to build production capacity for up to 1 million EVs in 3 years China's Evergrande Health said on Friday it aims to build production capacity for 500,000 to 1 million electric vehicles in three years. Alibaba, Tencent, car makers set up $1.5 billion China ride-hailing venture Alibaba, Tencent, Suning, and car makers including Chongqing Changan Automobile have set up a $1.5 billion Chinese ride-hailing venture, a move that could test the dominance of ride-sharing giant Didi Chuxing. Facebook fixes glitch that exposed millions of user passwords to employees Facebook Inc said on Thursday it has resolved a glitch that exposed passwords of millions of users stored in readable format within its internal systems to its employees. Apple's iPhone struggles unravel ambitions of Japan Display When Japan Display Inc broke ground on a new factory in central Japan in 2015, the future looked bright for one of the world's top vendors of liquid crystal display (LCD) panels. Chinese smartphone firms jazz up products, seize turf in home market from Apple Smartphone retailers in China say it's a tough sell of late with consumers reluctant to upgrade, put off by chill economic winds. NYSE wins Uber, Pinterest listings: sources Uber Technologies Inc and Pinterest, two of the highest profile internet companies planning to go public this year, have picked the New York Stock Exchange as the venue for their stock listings, according to sources familiar with the matter. FDA says cybersecurity vulnerabilities found in some Medtronic devices The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday said cybersecurity vulnerabilities were identified in Medtronic Plc's implantable cardiac devices, clinic programmers, and home monitors. New York Times CEO warns publishers ahead of Apple news launch Apple Inc is expected to launch an ambitious new entertainment and paid digital news service on Monday, as the iPhone maker pushes back against streaming video leader Netflix Inc. But it likely will not feature the New York Times Co. Trump announces pick for U.S. chief technology officer U.S. President Donald Trump will nominate Michael Kratsios to be the country's chief technology officer, the White House said on Thursday, filling a role that had been vacant since the beginning of his administration. Oslo to become first city to charge electric taxis over the air Norway's capital Oslo will become the first city in the world to install wireless charging systems for electric taxis, hoping to make recharging quick and efficient enough to speed the takeup of non-polluting cabs. Tesla sues former employees for allegedly stealing data, Autopilot source code Tesla Inc filed a lawsuit on Thursday against a former engineer at the company, claiming he copied the source code for its Autopilot technology before joining a Chinese self-driving car startup in January. GM to announce $300 million investment in Orion EV/AV plant General Motors Co will announce on Friday plans to invest $300 million in a suburban Detroit plant that builds electric and self-driving vehicles for Chevrolet and the automaker's self-driving Cruise unit, two people familiar with the plans said on Thursday. Nokia says it is not taking on new business in Iran Finnish telecom equipment maker Nokia does not plan to take on any new business in Iran in 2019, it said in its annual report on Thursday, citing difficulties in dealing with conflicting U.S. and European trade policies. GameStop names George Sherman as CEO GameStop Corp, the world's largest video game retailer, on Thursday named George Sherman as chief executive officer and member of its board, effective April 15. EU lawmakers to vote on copyright overhaul next Tuesday EU lawmakers will vote next Tuesday on whether to endorse an overhaul of the bloc's two-decade old copyright rules as Google and internet activists stepped up their criticism of a requirement to install copyright filters.