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Alibaba

Explainer: Why is Alibaba listing in Hong Kong?

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is set to price its first share sale in Hong Kong next week, raising up to $13.4 billion in what will be the largest de...

ByteDance sign

China orders ByteDance’s Toutiao to fix search, saying national hero smeared

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s internet regulator ordered ByteDance news app Jinri Toutiao to clean up its search engine, saying the search function threw up “slande...

Poor left behind

‘Digital revolution’ excluding the most vulnerable, world leaders told

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – From tackling diseases to improving transport, technology like data and artificial intelligence has unleashed a wave of opportunities, b...

ZTE

Huawei, ZTE ‘cannot be trusted’ and pose security threat – U.S. attorney general

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Huawei Technologies Co and ZTE Corp “cannot be trusted,” U.S. Attorney General William Barr said, labelling the Chinese firms a security th...

Amazon Gov Contract

Amazon challenges Pentagon’s $10-billion cloud award to Microsoft

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc on Thursday said it is contesting the Pentagon’s award of an up to $10 billion cloud computing deal to Microsoft Corp, expressing ...

Google Anti-trust

Google antitrust probe to expand into Android – CNBC

(Reuters) – The several dozen attorneys general investigating advertising practices at Alphabet Inc’s Google are planning to expand their antitrust probe into the unit&...

Dont just concentrate on profit

Focus on people as well as profit, business leaders told

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Consumers have the power to make companies behave better and look beyond the bottom line, business leaders and activists said on Wednesd...

Big Tech

Where U.S. presidential candidates stand on breaking up Big Tech

(Reuters) – In the run-up to the 2020 presidential election, America’s big tech companies are being challenged on many fronts from across the political spectrum, from a...

TikTok

Exclusive: U.S. opens national security investigation into TikTok – sources

NEW YORK/BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government has launched a national security review of TikTok owner Beijing ByteDance Technology Co’s $1 billion acquisi...

Revolut

Revolut plans to raise $500 million next year to fund global expansion

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – British-based digital banking app Revolut is in talks with investors to raise at least $500 million next year to fund a global hiring spree as it expand...

Quantum Computing

Samsung, UAE funds lead $55 million investment in quantum computing startup

(Reuters) – U.S. quantum computing startup IonQ said on Tuesday it raised $55 million in a funding round that was led by venture funds backed by Samsung Electronics and the g...

Women in Tech

Getting better? More women in tech but not at the top

LISBON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Technology firms are hiring more women and narrowing the gender gap, a poll by Europe’s largest technology conference found on Wed...

Twitter Deep Fake Policy

Twitter wants your feedback on its deepfake policy plans

(Reuters) – Social media platform Twitter on Monday unveiled its plan for handling deepfake videos and other manipulated media, and called for feedback from the public.

Algorithm

Be more transparent about algorithms, Berners-Lee tells tech giants

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Tech companies should be more transparent about how computer algorithms make decisions that affect people’s lives, the inventor of...