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

Apple

Chinese AI company files $1.4 billion lawsuit against Apple

Chinese artificial intelligence firm Shanghai Zhizhen Intelligent Network Technology, also known as Xiao-i, has filed a lawsuit against Apple, alleging it has infringed on its pate...

Toshiba Corp

Support for Toshiba CEO tumbles in shareholder vote

Toshiba CEO Nobuaki Kurumatani might have held on his occupation but a breakdown of results in last week’s shareholder meeting revealed a slide to only 58 percent from 99 per...

Google

Google to buy a stake in ADT in home security push for $450 million

Google is picking up a 6.6% stake in ADT Inc for $450 million, gambling on the house security company’s strong customer base and an army of technicians to induce sales of its...

State backed hackers

EU sanctions Russian intelligence, North Korean, Chinese firms over alleged cyberattacks

The EU has imposed travel and financial sanctions on a section of Russia’s military intelligence service and on business entities from North Korea and China over their involv...

Google Fitbit Wearables

Google’s $2.1 billion Fitbit deal faces EU antitrust investigation

Google’s $2.1 billion bid for fitness tracker manufacturer Fitbit will face a comprehensive EU antitrust investigation next week, people knowledgeable about the matter has sa...

Qualcomm

Qualcomm forecasts sales above estimates and settles Huawei dispute

Qualcomm has forecast fourth-quarter earnings that were above Wall Street expectations, driven by sales of its processors used in 5G apparatus and attaining a settlement with Huawe...

Tech Titans

US lawmakers accuse Big Tech of crushing rivals to boost profits

Google and Facebook took the sharpest jabs from politicians at a much-anticipated congressional hearing that put four of America’s most notable tech Chief Executives in the p...

Waymo

Waymo expands its autonomous vehicle partnership with Fiat Chrysler

Alphabet Inc’s self-driving car unit, Waymo and automotive titan Fiat Chrysler are expanding their autonomous vehicle partnership to commercial vehicles, and Fiat Chrysler wi...

State backed hackers

US accuses two Chinese nationals of hacking spree

The US Justice Department has indicted two Chinese nationals over their role in what the agency called a decade-long cyber espionage campaign that targeted defence contractors, cor...

Bitcoin

UK to beef up City watchdog powers over crypto-assets

The UK’s finance ministry has proposed giving the City’s watchdog new powers to regulate crypto assets like bitcoin, and also outlined a crackdown on misleading sales l...

UK Huawei Technologies 5G

UK asks Japan for Huawei alternatives in 5G networks

The UK government asked Japan to help build its 5G wireless networks without Huawei Technologies, the Nikkei has said, a further step in a global technology and security war betwee...

European Commission

Top EU court ditches transatlantic data transfer deal

Europe’s highest court has ruled that a transatlantic data transfer deal is invalid because of concerns about US surveillance in a decision that could disrupt thousands of co...

Bitcoin

Focus falls on bitcoin trail in race to identify Twitter hackers

Hackers who targeted some of Twitter’s top users to reap bitcoin worth $120,000 have likely left digital footprints that could offer clues for law enforcement agencies invest...

tsmc

TSMC posts record quarterly profit on demand for advanced chips

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing said quarterly net profit surged 81% to a record level and predicted hefty revenue gains for the third-quarter on robust orders for advanced chip...