Trump

Platform Industry: President Donald J Trump comments

Trump’s social media deal ignites 350% gain in SPAC’s shares

Former US President Donald J Trump’s deal to create a social media app after Twitter and Facebook barred him won an exuberant endorsement from investors, with shares in a she...

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

US consumer watchdog to query tech giants over financial data

The US consumer watchdog is expected this week to query tech giants including Facebook, Amazon and Google on how they handle consumer financial data as part of a broader effort to ...

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...

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 Industry News: President Donald J Trump

Trump asks US judge to force Twitter to restart his account

Former US President Donald Trump asked a federal judge in Florida on Friday to ask Twitter to restore his account, which the company removed in January citing a risk of incitement ...

EU and US

US and EU agree to work on chip supplies, tech rules, China trade

The United States and European Union agreed on Wednesday to deepen transatlantic cooperation to strengthen semiconductor supply chains, curb China’s non-market trade practice...

Huawei Technologies

US Commerce chief: more action to be taken on Huawei if needed

US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo has said the Biden administration will take further action against Chinese telecoms firm Huawei if necessary, after some Republican lawmakers ha...

Microsoft

Microsoft shares edge higher on $60 billion buyback program

Microsoft Corp shares rose 1% in early trading after the company announced a $60 billion share repurchase plan, its biggest ever.

Platform News: Facebook

New York Times: Facebook considers forming an election commission

Facebook Inc has approached academics and policy experts about forming a commission to advise it on issues relating to global elections, the New York Times reported has reported, c...

Huawei Technologies CFO

What happens next in Huawei CFO Meng’s Canada extradition case?

Judicial hearings in Huawei Technologies CFO Meng Wanzhou’s extradition case wrapped up on Wednesday and British Columbia Associate Chief Justice Heather Holmes said she woul...

Huawei Technologies

US warned Brazil that Huawei would leave it ‘high and dry’ on 5G

US national security adviser Jake Sullivan raised concerns about Huawei equipment in Brazil’s 5G telecoms network during his visit to the country last week, a Biden-Harris ad...

Platform Industry: Sleepy Joe Biden talking to a small room of activists

President Biden: If US has ‘real shooting war’ it could be result of cyber attacks

Joe Biden has warned that if the US ended up in a “real shooting war” with a “major power” it could be the result of a significant cyber attack on the count...

Platform news: TikTok app based in China, US politics

US appeals courts dismiss government’s appeals of TikTok rulings

Two US appeals courts dismissed the Justice’s Department’s legal challenges to court rulings that barred a Trump-era effort to ban new downloads of Chinese-owned video-...

Platform Industry: US and China Relations and Politics

Biden taps ex-Pentagon official for key China tech position

Joe Biden has nominated Alan Estevez, a former Pentagon official and Washington insider to be the US Commerce Department’s undersecretary for industry and security, a key pos...