Tech

Platform News: Dreamers

US tech companies disappointed with DACA ruling, urge Congress to act

Some US tech companies expressed disappointment with a ruling by a federal judge that blocked new applications to a program that protects immigrants who were brought to the United ...

Platform News: Tech Titans including Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple

Industry group warns law changes may force tech firms to quit Hong Kong

An Asian industry group that includes Google, Facebook and Twitter has warned that tech companies could stop offering their services in Hong Kong if the Chinese territory proceeds ...

Platform News: Tech Titans including Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple

Germans, French and Dutch want more say over tech giants’ start-up deals

Draft rules targeted at Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple should be beefed up to allow regulators to vet their acquisitions of start-up rivals, Germany, France and the Netherlands...

Platform Industry: US and China Relations and Politics

US Senate advances sweeping tech bill taking aim at China

The US Senate has advanced a sweeping package of legislation intended to boost the country’s ability to compete with Chinese tech, as Congress increasingly seeks to take a to...

Platform News: Wall Street in New York

Tech selloff in focus as Nasdaq falls away from record highs

Wall Street’s main indexes tumbled on Tuesday, with the Nasdaq opening down 2% before steadying a bit, as technology-related stocks with lofty valuations extended losses amid...

Platform News: Ant Group and Alipay

China’s Ant Group says it’s a tech business not a bank

Ant Group, about to make the largest public sale of shares ever, introduces a basic conundrum: what kind of business is it – a financial colossus or a tech giant?

Platform News: Wall Street in New York

Wall Street sees a bright side in ‘healthy’ tech stock selloff

Some of Wall Street’s biggest players are seeing the stock market’s recent tech-led selloff as a bout of turbulence as opposed to the beginning of a longer slide —...

Platform News: SoftBank Group CEO

SoftBank shares slide 7% as tech stock options bets unnerve investors

SoftBank Group closed some 7% down as the Japanese conglomerate’s bets on equity derivatives tied to listed platform businesses made investors uneasy amid a decline in market...

US China relations

In US-China tech rivalry, investors bet on China’s localisation push

Since the US-China “tech war” rages on, investors are betting on China’s attempts to substitute and/or clone US technologies with native applications to operate n...

Platform News: Wall Street in New York

Tech fuelled ‘everything’s awesome’ rally looking unstoppable

Today’s $72 trillion question for investors: To buy or not to buy into the international equities rally? Notwithstanding inflated share prices, politics and the pandemic, the...

Tencent WeChat

Trump issues bans on China’s Tencent and ByteDance

President Donald Trump has unveiled sweeping bans on US transactions with China’s ByteDance, owner of video-sharing app TikTok, and Tencent, the operator of messenger program...

Platform News: Amazon building

Amazon plans at least $100 million to keep Zoox talent

Amazon plans to create at least $100 million in stock awards to retain the 900-plus employees of Zoox, the self-driving car startup it offered to buy last month, and can walk away ...

US China relations

US – China tech rivalry boosts Chinese chip investments

American curbs on Chinese tech firms amid the intensifying Sino-US battle for tech supremacy are feeding an investment boom across China’s semiconductor industry, driving pri...

Web Summit

Organiser of Europe’s largest technology event says it will go ahead, as planned

Europe’s biggest technology conference, the Web Summit, will take place in Lisbon in November as planned, its organiser said on Tuesday.

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