Date
18 January 2018

BUSINESS

  • Aerospace technology has become an integral part of global telecommunications, and many companies and countries are competing for a slice of the market. The downside of this development is the growing amount of litter circling our planet....
  • Ant Financial, an affiliate of Jack Ma’s Alibaba Group, has announced a strategic partnership with OpenRice, Hong Kong’s most popular online restaurant database and review service. With the partnership, Ant Financial will become a minority shareholder...
  • The “Hey Google” slogan could be seen everywhere during the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week, as the internet giant tried to make a big statement about its Google Assistant smart speaker. Back...
  • Alibaba Group’s digital payments unit Ant Financial has been aggressively expanding its business outside mainland China. It recently suffered a setback in the United States, where regulators shot down its US$1.2 billion bid to acquire MoneyGram...
  • Bitcoin’s price slumped 15 percent within one hour on Tuesday, after Reuters reported that China’s central bank vice governor Pan Gongsheng said in an internal meeting that authorities should ban centralized trading of virtual currencies and...
  • Respected economists have long pointed out that gross domestic product is an inadequate measure of economic development and social well-being, and thus should not be policymakers’ sole fixation. Yet we have not gotten any closer to...
  • Facebook has agreed to conduct a new, comprehensive search of its records for possible propaganda that Russian operatives may have spread during the run-up to Britain’s 2016 referendum on EU membership. The social media giant’s UK...
  • The Federal Trade Commission is investigating whether chipmaker Broadcom Ltd. engaged in anticompetitive tactics in negotiations with customers, the company said. The US regulator has stepped up its investigation of the company with subpoenas that seek...
  • The US economy is likely to grow more than 2.5 percent this year, boosted by tax cuts, two Federal Reserve officials said on Wednesday. The growth would be fast enough to push the unemployment rate, already at...
  • Apple Inc. plans to make a one-time tax payment of US$38 billion on profits overseas and boost spending in the United States, the Wall Street Journal reports, amid criticism that it is outsourcing manufacturing and stashing cash...

WORLD

  • Aerospace technology has become an integral part of global telecommunications, and many companies and countries are competing for a slice of the market. The downside of this development is the growing amount of litter circling our planet....
  • The world is experiencing a data-driven revolution. Data has been generated from every move you make – about 1.7 megabytes of new information will be created every second by each human being on the earth by...
  • Facebook has agreed to conduct a new, comprehensive search of its records for possible propaganda that Russian operatives may have spread during the run-up to Britain’s 2016 referendum on EU membership. The social media giant’s UK...
  • Residents of the American state of Hawaii were thrown into complete panic on the morning last Saturday after they received alert of an incoming ballistic missile on their cellphones. However, it later turned out that it...
  • A group of 21 state attorneys general in the United States filed a lawsuit on Tuesday to challenge the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to do away with net neutrality, Reuters reports. The state attorneys, including those...

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