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TikTok US

Pompeo says US looking at banning Chinese social media apps

In ongoing news relating to US-China relations, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that the United States is “certainly looking at” banning Chinese social media ap...

Tech Titans

EU throws new rule book at tech giants in competition search

Frustrated by its continuing failure to loosen Google’s grip on search, despite more than $8 billion in fines, the European Union is lining up new rules to level the playing ...

Sony Corp

Sony sees software subscription as future for data-analysing image sensors

Sony Corp’s image sensor business aims to replicate PlayStation’s success to address its reliance on a handful of manufacturers in the fickle smartphone market: It plan...


Nintendo and Tencent team up on Pokemon battler

Nintendo-backed The Pokemon Company on Wednesday announced a cross-platform Pokemon team battling game developed with Tencent’s Timi Studio as the two gaming heavyweights dee...


Microsoft to close Mixer live streaming service, tie up with Facebook Gaming

Microsoft is closing down Mixer, its live streaming service for games, and shifting users to Facebook Gaming, the technology giant’s Xbox division has said.


Tencent aims to become biggest shareholder of video streaming rival iQIYI

Tencent Holdings aims to become the biggest shareholder in video streaming rival iQIYI, said two people familiar with the matter, to lower costs and counter competition in a sector...

Mobile Gaming

NetEase develops new ‘Lord of the Rings’ mobile game with Warner Bros

Chinese gaming giant NetEase has announced a strategic partnership with Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment to develop a new “Lord of the Rings” mobile game, bolsteri...


Anti-China group urges Trump to block Chinese companies from US markets

An anti-China advocacy group that includes former White House adviser Steve Bannon is calling on the Trump administration to exclude Chinese companies from US financial markets, as...


Sony calls on Spider-Man for its PS5 launch

Sony Corp has unveiled more than two dozen titles for its upcoming PlayStation 5 console, including a sequel to its hit “Spider-Man” title and the latest “Gran Tu...

Small Town Murders game from Rovio

Angry Birds maker Rovio looks to women to solve growth puzzle

Finland’s Rovio Entertainment launched “Small Town Murders”, a new puzzle game aimed at women over 35 in its latest attempt to reduce its reliance on “Angry...

Wall Street

Tech drives Nasdaq index to all-time high as signs of recovery emerge

The heavyweight tech and growth stocks that drove Wall Street higher in recent years are again fuelling a surge that has taken the Nasdaq from a brutal selloff to an intraday recor...


Australia fines Sony $2.4 million for refusing refunds on faulty PlayStation games

A court has ruled that a unit of Japan’s Sony Corp broke the consumer law by denying customers refunds for faulty PlayStation games and ordered the company to pay a A$3.5 mil...


Ukrainian computer game featuring Nazi’s in Moscow angers Kremlin

The Kremlin has accused a Ukrainian computer game developer of glorifying Nazism by producing a game which features Adolf Hitler overseeing a fictional World War Two victory parade...


Nexon shares hit record high after strong start for Nintendo karting rival

Shares in game maker Nexon Co Ltd hit a record high on Tuesday following the strong start for a mobile version of its hit karting franchise.