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Arm CEO says Nvidia merger better than going public

Nvidia Corp’s proposed $40 billion acquisition of Arm Ltd would better support the creation of UK technology jobs than the SoftBank Group unit becoming a standalone public co...

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Deloitte: Smart devices get pandemic boost in US household

The pandemic has bolstered the use of gadgets in an average US household to 25 connected devices, up from 11 in 2019, including laptops, smartphones, streaming devices, smart TVs, ...

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Silicon Catalyst targets British innovation with UK launch

Silicon Catalyst, an incubator of start-up companies, has chosen the UK as the site of its first European operation, saying it hoped to capitalise on the UK’s record of innov...

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Amazon adds spherical Echo speakers to its line-up of voice-controlled gadgets

Amazon.com has announced the newest additions to the line-up of voice-controlled gadgets, such as Echo and Echo scatter speakers with a new spherical design.

Platform Industry: Google search engine

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...

Google Fitbit Wearables

Could your Fitbit or Apple Watch detect early COVID-19 symptoms

Fitbit and other wearable devices typically linked to exercise are being studied as ways to identify people who are potentially infected with COVID-19 before symptoms appear, when ...

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EU regulators to probe Alexa, Siri and other voice assistants

EU competition regulators are seeking info from 400 companies to establish if there are problems in the market for voice assistants such as Alexa and Siri and other internet-connec...

Google Fitbit Wearables

Google can ward off EU antitrust probe into Fitbit deal with data pledge

Google may be able to stave off a full-scale EU antitrust investigation into its planned $2.1 billion bid for fitness tracker Fitbit by pledging not to use Fitbit’s health da...

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Arm to transfer two software businesses to SoftBank and focus on chips

British-based Arm Ltd plans to transfer two software businesses to its Japan-based parent, SoftBank Group Corp, in a strategic shift to focus on growing its core chip businesses, t...

Google Fitbit Wearables

European Union regulators checking if Fitbit deal will increase Google’s clout

European Union regulators are checking whether Google’s purchase of Fitbit might allow it to drive rival makers of wearable devices, app developers and other online service p...

Fitbit

US and EU advocacy groups warn against Google’s purchase of Fitbit

Twenty advocacy groups from across the globe have signed a statement urging regulators to be wary of Google’s $2.1 billion bid for fitness tracker company Fitbit Inc because ...

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Samsung commences building its $220 million R&D centre in Vietnam

HANOI – Samsung Electronics has started building a $220 million research and development centre in Vietnam, the South Korean tech giant’s local unit said on Monday.