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

Dell Technologies

Dell sees sales above estimates on booming demand for remote-work tools

Dell Technologies forecast current-quarter sales above market expectations because of pandemic-driven shift to remote work and learning powered demand for its desktops and laptops,...

Virtual Reality

Suited avatars and digital offices: bankers embrace Virtual Reality

After the preserve of players, virtual reality was seized on by the financial industry as a means of enlivening home functioning for lonely traders or isolated executives and repli...

Bitcoin

Will Bitcoin hit $100,000 in 2021? Outrageous, or a no-brainer

Bitcoin investors, which include top hedge funds and money managers, are gambling the digital money could more than quintuple to as large as $100,000 in a year.

Crypto

Smaller digital coins soar as bitcoin powers on towards record high

Digital currencies Ethereum and XRP jumped on Monday, gaining momentum because bitcoin powered on towards its all-time large.

Huawei Technologies

German draft IT security law strives for consensus on telecoms vendor risks

Germany would have to reach a consensus in government that a telecoms seller poses a national security threat so as to exclude its equipment from federal 5G networks, according to ...

Bitcoin

Bitcoin climbs to three-year peak, all-time high in focus

Bitcoin rose to a nearly three-year high at the end of last week, as investors continued to scoop the digital currency on expectations it might well surpass its all-time peak of ju...

Bitcoin

Bitcoin hits nearly three-year peak, approaches new record

Bitcoin jumped to its highest level since December 2017 as the asset’s perceived value as a hedge against inflation and expectations of mainstream acceptance lured retail and...

Hackers

Cybersecurity is top business worry in ‘age of risk’: Marsh & McLennan CEO

Cybersecurity has emerged as the most pressing vulnerability for business facing a new “age of risk,” topping the coronavirus pandemic and climate change, in part becau...

Apple

Privacy activist files complaints against Apple’s tracking tool

A group led by privacy activist Max Schrems has filed complaints with German and Spanish data protection authorities over Apple’s internet tracking tool, alleging that it all...

Google

Google at odds with US over protective order for firms tied to lawsuit

Google along with the US Justice Department have failed to reach agreement on a protective arrangement for third parties such as Microsoft that supplied information to the authorit...

SK Hynix Chipmakers

SK Hynix expects soft server demand after third-quarter profit surge

SK Hynix, the world’s second biggest memory chip maker, said it anticipated inventory build-up by Huawei’s rivals in China to improve mobile demand in the current quart...

Security

Spy agency ducks questions about ‘back doors’ in tech products

The US National Security Agency has been rebuffing efforts by a leading Congressional critic to ascertain whether it is continuing to place so-called back doors to commercial techn...

Facebook

Facebook says suspected hackers behind US election threats operated in 2019

Iranian hackers suspected of exposing threatening messages to US voters weekly and spreading false information regarding compromised election systems conducted a disinformation cam...

Samsung

How Samsung’s ownership may change as heirs take over

South Korea’s strong Lee household faces a struggle to keep control of Samsung Group, the nation’s largest conglomerate, after the death of patriarch and group Chairman...