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Huawei Technologies

Huawei Technologies ramps up investment in its home country

Huawei Technologies has built up stakes in various Chinese semiconductor companies and other tech businesses as the world’s biggest telecoms equipment manufacturer bolsters i...

Uber Technologies

Judge to rule whether Uber deserves new London licence

A British judge is set to inform Uber today if it has won back its London operating licence after it was eliminated over security concerns, the most recent period of a long-running...

State backed hackers

Hungarian banks and telecoms providers briefly hit by cyber attack

Some Hungarian banking and telecommunication services were briefly disrupted by a powerful cyber attack on Thursday launched from computer servers in Russia, China and Vietnam, tel...

Singapore

Singapore considers electric harbour boats to cut carbon emissions

Singapore is looking for proposals about the electrification of vessels called harbour craft since the business transitions towards a low-carbon near future, the Maritime and Port ...

Intel

Intel gets US licences to supply some products to Huawei Technologies

Intel Corp has received licences from US government to continue supplying certain products to Huawei Technologies, a company spokesman has said.

Didi V2X

Didi and BYD to launch co-designed ride-hailing EV in China

BYD received approval from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology to market an electrical sedan version known as D1 last month, based on government records. ...

Facebook

Facebook chief scientist says ‘true AR glasses’ at least five years away

Facebook is 5-10 years away from being able to bring to bring to market “true” augmented reality glasses, its chief scientist told journalists, since the company releas...

Cyborg

Kaspersky study finds support for human augmentation

Nearly two thirds of individuals in leading Western European countries would consider augmenting the human body together with technologies to enhance their lives, mostly to improve...

US China Relations

US charges seven in wide-ranging Chinese hacking effort

The US Justice Department has stated that it has charged five Chinese residents and two Malaysian businessmen in an extensive hacking effort which encompassed targets from video ga...

nvidia chipmaker

China state media outlet calls Nvidia’s Arm purchase ‘disturbing’

An op-ed in China’s state-backed Global Times news outlet has said US chipmaker Nvidia’s proposed acquisition of Arm Ltd from Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp was R...

European Commission

Upgrade for EU antitrust rules, more funds for digital projects

The European Commission will revise its own antitrust principles to keep up with global changes and invest a fifth of its 750-billion-euro (approximately $890 billion) coronavirus ...

Wall Street

M&A: Tech leads crisis-driven boom with $350 billion deal rush

Global M&A volumes are exceeding $2 trillion for 2020, with technology making up almost a fifth of the total after mammoth deals such as SoftBank’s $40 billion purchase o...

Google Energy

Google aims to run on carbon-free energy by 2030

Google intends to power its data centres and offices using only carbon-free power by 2030, its chief executive told Reuters, building on its previous aim of matching its energy use...

nvidia chip

Nvidia’s deal for Arm sparks quick backlash in chip industry

Nvidia’s $40 billion agreement to acquire Arm Ltd from SoftBank Group is likely to meet strong resistance from Nvidia’s chip industry rivals, analysts say, with murmurs...