Saudi Arabia

Platform News: 5G and data transfer

‘Fake it until you make it’: 5G marketing outpaces service reality

Mobile phone companies advertise high-speed 5G service with US maps splashed with pink or blue to suggest widespread coverage, but the latest generation wireless technology is actu...

Platform News: China

US and allies accuse China of global hacking spree

The US, UK and and various allies have accused China of a global cyberespionage campaign, mustering an unusually broad coalition of countries to publicly call out Beijing for hacki...

Platform Industry: Hackers and cyber security

Hacker group is running rampant across the Middle East

Saudi diplomats, Sikh separatists and Indian company executives are among those targeted by a group of hired hackers, according to research published by BlackBerry Corp.

Platform News: Twitter and tweets

Over 1,000 people at Twitter had ability to aid the hackers

More than 1,000 employees and contractors at Twitter, as of earlier this year, had access to tools that could change user account settings and hand control over others, two former ...

Jio

Reliance says Saudi’s PIF to invest $1.49 billion in Jio

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) will buy a 2.32% stake in Reliance Industries’ digital unit Jio Platforms for approximately $1.49 billion, the Indian conglo...

Platform News: Japan's SoftBank

SoftBank proposes three new board members as Alibaba’s Jack Ma resigns

SoftBank Group Corp have stated that Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma will resign from its board, in the latest departure by a high-profile ally of CEO Masayoshi Son. 

Jio Platforms

Saudi and US-based businesses eye stake in Reliance’s Jio – Bloomberg

More are eyeing a share of Reliance Industries Ltd’s $65-billion digital unit Jio Platforms, according to Bloomberg News, setting them up to be a part of a growing list of or...

Platform News: Japan's SoftBank

Fading Vision Fund to tip SoftBank into first loss in 15 years

SoftBank expects its $100 billion Vision Fund to make a loss of 1.8 trillion yen due to the worsening performance of its various tech sector bets, which will tip the group as a who...

Platform News: Twitter App

Former Twitter worker accused of spying for Saudi Arabia can be released on bond

SAN FRANCISCO – A former Twitter Inc employee accused of spying for Saudi Arabia may be freed pending trial, a US District Court judge ruled on Thursday.