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

Microsoft

Microsoft and Cigna form coalition for digital records of COVID-19 vaccination

Microsoft Corp, health insurance Cigna Corp and Mayo Clinic are part of a coalition pushing for digital records of people who get vaccinated from COVID-19.

UK

London resilient at top of European tech investment table despite COVID

London retained its position as the top European destination for tech venture capital in 2020, with levels near the record sum of the year before despite the impact of COVID-19, ac...

Bitcoin

Bitcoin falls 19% to face biggest one-day drop since March

Bitcoin dropped more than 19% to a one-week low on Monday, putting the cryptocurrency on course for its greatest one-way drop as March as its recent red-hot rally hit the buffers.

SolarWinds

Investigators say SolarWinds hackers are linked to Russian spying tools

The group behind a international cyber-espionage campaign found last month deployed malicious computer code with hyperlinks to spying tools formerly used by suspected Russian hacke...

FBI

FBI probe of major hack includes project-management software from JetBrains

The FBI is investigating if the hackers supporting a series of intrusions in US national agencies and businesses also broke into project-management applications generated by the Cz...

SolarWinds

US Justice Department says its emails were breached by SolarWinds hackers

The US Department of Justice has said its email systems were obtained by the hackers who broke into software company SolarWinds, another sign of the gravity of the breach which has...

nvidia chipmaker

UK competition watchdog to probe Nvidia’s Arm takeover

The UK’s competition regulator said on Wednesday it would start an investigation into Nvidia Corp’s $40 billion agreement to buy UK-based chip designer Arm Holdings.

Bitcoin

Bitcoin emergence as ‘digital gold’ could lift price to $146,000, says JPM

Digital currency bitcoin has emerged as a rival into gold and could trade as large as $146,000 if it becomes established as a safe-haven asset, investment bank JPMorgan (JPM) has s...

Bitcoin

Bitcoin slumps, slamming the brakes on its New Year rally

Bitcoin fell sharply on Monday, losing earth by a record high of $34,800 touched a day before, with traders citing volatility in highly regulated futures markets.

Crypto

Bitcoin trades near $34,800 record following an 800% surge

Bitcoin traded 33,365 in Asia today, after soaring to a record high of $34,800 on Sunday as traders continue to bet that the electronic money is on its way to becoming a mainstream...

Bitcoin

Bitcoin rallies above $30,000 for first time

Digital currency Bitcoin expanded its record-smashing rally over the weekend, starting the year with a surge over $30,000 for the first time, together with more investors and trade...

SolarWinds

SolarWinds hackers accessed Microsoft source code, the company says

The hacking group behind the SolarWinds compromise managed to split Microsoft and access a number of its source code, Microsoft said on Thursday, something specialists said deliver...

Hedge fund Third Point urges Intel to explore deal options

Hedge fund Third Point urges Intel to explore deal options

Activist hedge fund Third Point LLC is compelling Intel Corp to explore strategic options, such as whether it should keep chip layout and production under one roof, according to a ...

Google

Google told its scientists to ‘strike a positive tone’ in AI research

Google this year moved to tighten control over its scientists’ papers by launching a “sensitive topics” review, and in at least three cases requested authors refr...