US Tightens the Noose Around Huawei’s Phone Business

The Biden administration has tightened the noose around Huawei’s phone business, restricting access to older technology.

FAA Takes Steps to Prevent Database Errors That Grounded Flights

The US Federal Aviation Administration has implemented safeguards to prevent database errors that grounded flights in January.

Intel Loses $8 Billion Market Value in ‘Historic Collapse’

Intel’s recovery hit a major speedbump Friday as the company saw $8 billion of its market value wiped away, surprising analysts.

IBM Laying Off 3,900 Employees

Big Blue is joining the list of tech companies laying off employees, announcing it would cut 3,900 jobs.

Germany Investigating PayPal’s Market Dominance

PayPal is in the crosshairs of German regulators over concerns that it used its market dominance to stifle competition.

EU Poised to Give Microsoft Antitrust Warning Over Activision Deal

Microsoft’s troubles with its Activision Blizzard deal are about to get worse, with the EU poised to give the company an antitrust warning.

TikTok May Be Throwing in the Towel In Its Attempts to Appease the US

TikTok may be ready to give up its efforts to appease US officials in the wake of repeated privacy issues and violations.

Microsoft Leveraging ChatGPT to Help Bing Take On Google

Google may be hesitant to deploy a ChatGPT-like version of its search engine, but Microsoft sees it as a way to better compete.

South Korea Fines Tesla $2.2 Million for Short-Changing EV Ranges

Tesla has been fined $2.2 million for not disclosing conditions in which the range of Tesla EVs may be less than advertised.

Apple Japan Must Pay $98 Million in Back Taxes

Apple Japan must pay some $98 million in back taxes after tourists bought iPhones and were incorrectly exempted from paying taxes.

China Preparing a $143 Billion Boost for Its Semiconductor Industry

China is taking major steps to improve its semiconductor industry, preparing a $143 billion package to boost its self sufficiency.

Microsoft Trying to Head Off Slack’s EU Complaint Over Teams

Microsoft is working to preemptively address an EU antitrust complaint by Slack regarding its Microsoft Teams dominance.

China Cracking Down on Deepfakes Starting January

China has passed new rules to reign in deepfakes and the impact they can have on ordinary people.

Snap to Require Employees In-Office in February

Snap appears to be doing an about-face on remote work, requiring the majority of employees in-office in February.

Yandex’s Dutch Owner Wants to Divest Itself of Russian Company

Yandex N.V., the Dutch holding company behind Yandex, plans to divest itself of the Russian company as a result of the war in Ukraine.

Zoom Faces Pressures as Stock Crashes and Growth Slows

Zoom has come a long way since its heyday during the pandemic, with its stock down 90% and challenging growth prospects ahead.

MediaTek Opens the Door to a Move Away From Taiwan

MediaTek, one of the world’s leading smartphone chipmakers, is open to the possibility of moving away from Taiwan, at least ‘incrementally.’

Nvidia Designing Chips for China That Are Compliant With US Sanctions

Nvidia is designing an advanced chip for the Chinese market that are designed to be compliant with US restrictions.

Vietnam Cracks Down on ‘False’ Social Media Content

Vietnam is cracking down on “false” social media content, giving platforms 24 hours to remove such content.

Pegatron Assembling the iPhone 14 in India

Apple is ramping up its iPhone manufacturing in India, with Taiwanese firm Pegatron now assembling the devices in-country.