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Platform News: Huawei Technologies

US strikes at a Huawei prize: chip juggernaut HiSilicon

The latest US action against Huawei Technologies takes direct aim the Chinese giants HiSilicon chip division, a business that in a few short years has become central to China’...

Platform Industry News: Huawei Technologies retail shop in China

US regulators open door to possible tightening of Huawei chip curb

US regulators are open to making changes to close what some see as a loophole in a new rule aimed at curbing global chip sales to blacklisted Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawe...

Platform News: Google movements

US state attorneys general likely to bring antitrust lawsuits against Google

A group of state attorneys general led by Texas are likely to file an antitrust lawsuit against Google and are working on potential litigation for later this year, a person familia...

FCC - Federal Communications Commission

32 US senators urge FCC to reconsider Ligado spectrum order

A bipartisan group of 32 US senators has urged the Federal Communications Commission to reconsider a decision to allow Ligado Networks to deploy a low-power nationwide mobile broad...

Platform News: Apple logo on a retail store window

Apple reopening 25 more stores in America, will soon top 100 worldwide

Apple will this week reopen more than 25 of its branded stores in the US, the company has said, continuing a gradual process that has unlocked doors at nearly a fifth of its worldw...

Jeff Bezos

Amazon says ‘appropriate’ executive to be available, as US panel calls on Bezos to testify

Amazon.com Inc has it would make an “appropriate” executive available to the US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee to testify about allegations related to how...

tsmc

Taiwan’s TSMC announces $12 billion US chip factory

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, which is a major supplier to Apple Inc, has announced it will build a $12 billion chip factory in Arizona, in what the company called a ̶...

Platform Economy: TikTok and US politics

Advocacy group says TikTok violated FTC consent decree and children’s privacy rules

A group of privacy advocacy organisations is filing a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission alleging that the popular app TikTok violated a consent decree and a law protectin...

Platform News: Amazon building

Amazon.com asks for federal law against price gouging during national emergencies

E-commerce titan Amazon.com, criticised for not acting quickly enough to curb sellers who charged hundreds of dollars for high-demand hand sanitiser during the early phase of the n...

Platform News: COVID-19 and coronavirus

US accuses China-linked hackers of stealing coronavirus research

China-linked hackers are breaking into American organisations carrying out research into COVID-19, US officials said, warning both scientists and public health officials to be on t...

Platform News: Intel logo on a retail window in the US

Intel Capital invests in Chinese semi-conductor start-ups amid tech tensions

Intel Capital, the venture arm of chipmaker Intel Corp, has invested in two Chinese start-ups in the semiconductor sector, the company has announced, as part of its latest batch of...

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: Facebook on a smartphone

Facebook says it dismantles disinformation network tied to Iran

Iran’s state broadcaster has used hundreds of fake social media accounts to covertly spread pro-Iranian messaging online since at least 2011, targeting voters in countries in...

Activision, Call of Duty

Activision raises 2020 forecast as ‘Call of Duty’ gets lockdown boost

Millions of people stuck indoors turned to video games such as Activision Blizzard Inc’s “Call of Duty” to shake off lockdown boredom in the past two months, enco...