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Ongoing news coverage and industry commentary for technology platforms, ranging from cyber-security through to cryptocurrency and beyond.

Crypto

Analysis: Cryptocurrency ethereum is flourishing but risks linger

Ethereum has outperformed major digital currency rivals this year, bolstered by the surge in decentralized finance (DeFi) and the anticipation of a technical adjustment this summer...

Platform Industry: Hackers and cyber security

Ransom group linked to Colonial Pipeline hack is new but experienced

The ransomware group linked to the extortion attempt that has snared fuel deliveries across the east coast of America may be new, but that doesn’t mean its hackers are amateu...

Chipmakers

US chip startups, long shunned, stir excitement again

Silicon Valley venture capitalists, long focused on software and internet companies, are again pouring money into the semiconductor industry, lured by the promise of a new generati...

Platform Economy: Home office and the future of work

Sticking with remote work? Businesses are betting on it

US businesses have been spending more on technology than on bricks and mortar for more than a decade now, but the trend has accelerated during the pandemic, one more sign that work...

Platform News: Chipmakers Chip Semiconductors from Intel

Intel seeks $10 billion in subsidies for European chip plant

Intel wants 8 billion euros (approximately $9.7 billion) in public subsidies towards building a semiconductor factory in Europe, its CEO was cited as saying, as the region seeks to...

Why Apple has chips for iPhones while Ford got caught short

Why Apple has chips for iPhones while Ford got caught short

On the same day that automotive giant Ford said it would be able to produce only half as many cars as planned due to a global chip shortage, Apple announced blowout quarterly earni...

Platform News: Apple retail store

Apple soars past sales, profit targets with strong iPhone demand

Apple Inc has posted sales and profits far ahead of expectations and announced a $90 billion share buyback as customers continued to upgrade to 5G iPhones but warned that supply co...

Platform News: Taiwan

Taiwan says China waging economic warfare against tech sector

Taiwan’s government has accused China of waging economic warfare against the Chinese-claimed island’s tech sector by stealing technology and enticing away engineers, as...

Ethereum news

Ethereum jumps to record high on report of EIB digital bond issuance

Ethereum, the number two cryptocurrency in terms of market capitalization, rose to an all-time peak, with market participants citing media reports about the European Investment Ban...

Huawei Technologies CFO

Huawei in US court after being accused of improperly helping its CFO

Lawyers for China’s Huawei will appear in a New York court to defend the indicted telecoms equipment giant against accusations it is improperly helping its chief financial of...

Platform News: Chipmakers Chip Semiconductors from Intel

Wall Street sees long road ahead as Intel seeks to regain market share

Intel Corp’s shares fell 7% on Friday as Wall Street analysts raised concerns about how soon the chipmaker can close the gap with rivals as it spends billions of dollars to i...

GCHQ Director Jeremy Fleming

UK Cyber Spy Chief suggests China could rule world’s technology

The West must urgently act to ensure China does not dominate emerging technologies and gain control of the “global operating system”, the UK’s top cyber spy has s...

Platform News: KKR investments

KKR-backed KnowBe4 valued at over $3.5 billion in strong Nasdaq debut

Cybersecurity vendor KnowBe4 Inc has joined a string of technology-focused companies that saw strong market debuts in the US this year, after its shares opened nearly 25% above the...

Amy Klobachur

US senators question Apple and Google on app store dominance

A panel of US Senators questioned officials from Apple and Google about the dominance of their mobile app stores and whether the companies abuse their power at the expense of small...