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Tencent WeChat

WeChat makes content searchable on Google and Bing

WeChat has made its content searchable on some foreign search engines such as Google and Bing, checks have showed, in the latest tearing down of “walled gardens” in Chi...

Platform News: Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba

Jack Ma spotted in Mallorca in rare trip abroad after China scrutiny

Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma was on the Spanish island of Mallorca where his luxury yacht is anchored, two Spanish newspapers have said, on his first known trip abroad since he fe...

Tencent WeChat

Newspaper: China regulators should act further to free up apps’ access to rivals’ links

Chinese internet platforms have not gone far enough in unblocking external links, as instructed by authorities, and relevant government bodies should take further action to interve...

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China to keep up scrutiny of internet sector – Xinhua

China will continue its scrutiny of the internet sector, rooting out practices including the blocking of site links by rival platforms and ensuring smaller players have room to dev...

Jack Dorsey

Square CEO Dorsey says looking to build a bitcoin mining system – tweet

Square Inc CEO Jack Dorsey has said that the leading FinTech player is looking to build a bitcoin mining system based on custom silicon and open source for individuals as well as b...

Huawei Technologies

Rubio calls on Biden administration to blacklist Huawei spin-off Honor

Republican Senators led by Marco Rubio called on the Biden administration to blacklist Honor, a former unit of embattled Chinese giant Huawei, describing the firm as a threat to na...

Platform News: Microsoft-owned professional networking giant LinkedIn

Microsoft to shut down LinkedIn in China

Microsoft Corp is pulling the plug on LinkedIn in China nearly seven years after its launch and will replace it with a stripped-down version of the platform that would focus only o...

Joe Biden

US agency submits initial recommendations on app data security to White House

The US Commerce Department has said it submitted an initial set of recommendations on data security under an executive order signed by Joe Biden.

Platform News: Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba

Billionaire Alibaba founder Jack Ma in Hong Kong?

Jack Ma, largely out of public view since a regulatory clampdown started on his business empire late last year, is currently in Hong Kong and has met business associates in recent ...

Platform Industry: US and China Relations and Politics

China has won AI battle with US, Pentagon’s ex-software chief says

China has won the artificial intelligence battle with the US and is heading towards global dominance because of its technological advances, the Pentagon’s former software chi...

Platform News: Games and gaming controllers

China state media says gaming time limit loopholes should be closed

Chinese state media said loopholes allowing minors to bypass new rules aimed at curbing gaming play time to three hours per week should be removed to “prevent addiction.̶...

Platform Industry: Zoom meetings

Analysis: Zoom’s abandoned Five9 deal shows hurdles to expansion

Zoom Video Communications Inc’s aborted $14.7 billion acquisition of call center software firm Five9 Inc has spotlighted issues that will weigh on the virtual meeting giant&#...

Crypto Coins

New money: Central banks lay out operating manual for digital cash

A group of central banks sketched out a potential operating manual for digital cash on Thursday as they aim to strike a balance between keeping up with cryptocurrencies and concern...

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China drafts new data measures, defines “core data”

Communist China published new draft measures aimed at bolstering its new data security law, including definitions of what it considered “core” and “important̶...