Amazon Is Closing Its Appstore In China

Amazon is the latest Big Tech company to reduce its presence in China, opting to discontinue its Amazon Appstore in China.

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China Pressures Netherlands for Access to Restricted Chip Tech

China is pushing back against Dutch restrictions limiting its access to advanced semiconductor tech.

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Micron Products Fail China Security Review, Barred From Use

Micron Technology’s memory chips have reportedly failed China’s security review, resulting in the chips being barred from use in critical infrastructure.

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Montana Bans TikTok

Montana is the first US state to institute a full ban on TikTok, prohibiting app stores from offering it to the state’s residents.

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EU Proposes Strict Rules for Non-EU Cloud Providers

Non-EU cloud providers looking to gain the EU’s cybersecurity label for sensitive data may be in for a tough go.

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LinkedIn Is Shuttering Its China App, Laying Off 716 Employees

LinkedIn CEO Ryan Roslansky has written a message to employees, laying out a new strategy regarding China, its global presence, and a round of layoffs.

Alibaba Faces Uncertain Future; Cloud Growth Alone Is Not Enough

A new report indicates Alibaba faces an uncertain future and must turn to other growth drivers rather than rely on its cloud business alone.

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Mercedes-Benz CEO: ‘Decoupling From China Makes No Sense’

Mercedes-Benz CEO Ola Kaellenius is not a fan of trying to reduce economic ties with China, saying it makes no sense for Germany.

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Tencent Cloud Is Rolling Out Deepfakes-as-a-Service

Tencent is taking deepfakes to a new level, rolling out deepfakes-as-a-service, and creating virtual humans for $145.

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China Hopes to Use Lunar 3D Printing to Build Moon Bases

China is hoping to substantially reduce the raw materials it needs to build lunar bases by relying on 3D printing.