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18 09, 2020

China’s largest e-cigarette brand Relx to study health effects of vaping amid regulatory crackdowns

By | 2020-09-18T08:30:09+00:00 September 18th, 2020|Technology|Comments Off on China’s largest e-cigarette brand Relx to study health effects of vaping amid regulatory crackdowns

Are electronic cigarettes a safe alternative to smoking?The World Health Organisation (WHO) says no, but China’s largest e-cigarette brand Relx Technology thinks more research could prove otherwise.“E-cigarettes are sometimes viewed with suspicion beca...

18 09, 2020

China has more reason to block Nvidia’s Arm deal than approve it, say analysts

By | 2020-09-18T04:11:43+00:00 September 18th, 2020|Technology|Comments Off on China has more reason to block Nvidia’s Arm deal than approve it, say analysts

The proposed marriage between US graphics chip giant Nvidia and UK-based chip design specialist Arm might face the same fate as Qualcomm’s failed bid for European chip maker NXP if Chinese regulators have their way, according to analysts.The US$40 bill...

18 09, 2020

ByteDance deal for US TikTok said to give Oracle access to source code, includes plan for IPO in a year

By | 2020-09-18T01:25:39+00:00 September 18th, 2020|Technology|Comments Off on ByteDance deal for US TikTok said to give Oracle access to source code, includes plan for IPO in a year

The new US company that TikTok’s owner Bytedance Ltd. plans to form with Oracle Corp. intends to hold an initial public offering in about a year, according to people familiar with the matter.The new company, which would be called TikTok Global, accordi...

16 09, 2020

The US-China tech cold war has turned hot – but would a Biden presidency change things for Huawei and others?

By | 2020-09-16T14:30:12+00:00 September 16th, 2020|Technology|Comments Off on The US-China tech cold war has turned hot – but would a Biden presidency change things for Huawei and others?

With the US presidential election fast approaching, experts are debating whether a victory for Democratic nominee Joe Biden in November will reverse a building tech war that threatens to split the global technology industry in half, from semiconductors...

16 09, 2020

Tencent to mitigate setbacks in US, India with new regional hub in Singapore, analysts say

By | 2020-09-16T11:52:19+00:00 September 16th, 2020|Technology|Comments Off on Tencent to mitigate setbacks in US, India with new regional hub in Singapore, analysts say

Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings is expected to mitigate its recent setbacks in the United States and India, according to analysts, with the opening of a new office in Singapore, a move designed to broaden its operations across Southeast Asia.Es...

16 09, 2020

Apple rolls out virtual fitness service and subscription bundle catering to work-from-home crowd

By | 2020-09-16T01:52:27+00:00 September 16th, 2020|Technology|Comments Off on Apple rolls out virtual fitness service and subscription bundle catering to work-from-home crowd

Apple rolled out a new virtual fitness service and a bundle of all its subscriptions, Apple One, focusing a holiday-season product launch on services that are the backbone of Apple’s growth strategy and that cater to customers working at home during th...

15 09, 2020

Chinese chip maker SMIC applies to renew licence to supply Huawei: state media

By | 2020-09-15T11:46:14+00:00 September 15th, 2020|Technology|Comments Off on Chinese chip maker SMIC applies to renew licence to supply Huawei: state media

China’s Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC) has asked for approval from the United States to continue supplying Huawei Technologies, state media outlet Beijing News reported on Tuesday, citing the company. SMIC told the newspaper tha...

15 09, 2020

YouTube to launch TikTok-like short-form video feature in India after ban of Chinese app

By | 2020-09-15T04:33:12+00:00 September 15th, 2020|Technology|Comments Off on YouTube to launch TikTok-like short-form video feature in India after ban of Chinese app

YouTube will be testing its new short-form video feature in India, where ByteDance-owned TikTok – often credited for popularising the format – has been banned since June.The new feature, called Shorts, will be part of YouTube’s existing app and allow c...

15 09, 2020

Nvidia’s acquisition of Arm throws company into tech spat between US and China, analysts say

By | 2020-09-15T02:14:00+00:00 September 15th, 2020|Technology|Comments Off on Nvidia’s acquisition of Arm throws company into tech spat between US and China, analysts say

Nvidia Corp’s US$40 billion acquisition of chip designer Arm is set to catapult it into the fray of geopolitical tensions between Beijing and Washington, analysts and lawyers say.Arm’s blueprints for powering chipsets are a critical component for many ...

14 09, 2020

Nvidia vows to invest in Britain as part of US$40 billion Arm deal

By | 2020-09-14T12:02:29+00:00 September 14th, 2020|Technology|Comments Off on Nvidia vows to invest in Britain as part of US$40 billion Arm deal

The head of Nvidia Corp vowed to step up investment in Britain and increase jobs there as part of its US$40 billion acquisition of chip designer Arm, following complaints from an Arm co-founder that the deal would destroy the company.Nvidia, the bigges...