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SoftBank

Arm to transfer two software businesses to SoftBank and focus on chips

British-based Arm Ltd plans to transfer two software businesses to its Japan-based parent, SoftBank Group Corp, in a strategic shift to focus on growing its core chip businesses, t...

Google

Deutsche Bank and Google agree a multi-year strategic partnership

Deutsche Bank has said it has agreed a strategic, multi-year partnership with Google to give the German lender access to cloud services and drive innovation in technology-based fin...

Nokia

Nokia to add open interfaces to its telecom equipment

Finland’s Nokia became the first major telecom equipment maker to commit to adding open interfaces in its products that will allow mobile operators to build networks that are...

TikTok

TikTok says it will exit Hong Kong market within days

TikTok will exit the Hong Kong market within days, a spokesman has informed the news agency Reuters, as other technology companies including Facebook have suspended processing gove...

SoftBank

SoftBank-backed start-ups among those approved for US paycheck loan program

Four tech start-ups backed by SoftBank Group Corp’s $100 billion Vision Fund were among the small companies approved for a US COVID-19 pandemic aid program, according to data...

Tech Titans

US platform chiefs to testify before House antitrust panel later this month

The Chief Executive Officers of some of the worlds leading platform businesses,  Amazon.com, Apple Inc, Google and Facebook will appear before a US House of Representatives panel o...

Huawei Technologies

UK decision on Huawei not set in stone, minister says

The UK’s decision to grant Huawei a limited role in building its 5G network is not “fixed in stone” and a government update on the Chinese company will be publish...

Uber

Uber scoops up Postmates for $2.65 billion in diversification move

Uber Technologies has said it would acquire Postmates for $2.65 billion to expand its food delivery market share and significantly increase the business of supplying everyday goods...

WhatsApp

WhatsApp to pause processing law-enforcement requests for data in Hong Kong

Facebook Inc’s messaging service WhatsApp has said it had “paused” processing law enforcement requests for user data in Hong Kong.

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...

Registered Agent Services Texas

The benefits of using a Texas registered agent service

If you are starting a business in Texas, a Texas registered agent service offers many advantages. In Texas, they are also called commercial registered agents and their services off...

Start an LLC

How easy is it to operate an LLC in New York?

Starting an LLC in New York can be a relatively easy process – just like in any other state, but with a few add-ons, like publishing in a newspaper and already having a defau...

Huawei

France won’t ban Huawei, but encouraging 5G telcoms businesses to avoid it

French cybersecurity agency ANSSI has said there would not be a complete ban on using equipment from Huawei in the rollout of the French 5G telecoms network, but that it was pushin...

Samsung

Samsung’s chip sales unlikely made up for smartphone weakness

At Samsung Electronics, demand for its chips from data centres bulking up to meet a surge in work-from-home traffic was not likely enough to offset muted sales of its smartphones i...