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  • Tillerson cuts high-profile cyberdiplomacy office in State Dept. reorg Move demotes US cyber diplomats as part of department overhaul. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Apple Reportedly Working With Chinese Manufacturer of Electric Vehicle Batteries Apple is quietly working with Chinese battery manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology Limited on automotive battery research and development, according to Shanghai-based Yicai Global. The report, citing unnamed sources, claims the two companies have signed a confidentiality agreement to work together on a “scheme” related to the field of batteries, but no specific details were provided. CATL was ...
  • WhatsApp Video and Photo Messages Reportedly Blocked in China China has reportedly started blocking some features of the WhatsApp messaging service, as authorities continue to tighten controls over the country’s internet. WhatsApp users began reporting problems with sharing content on the chat platform yesterday, with many unable to send video and pictures. Despite initial fears of a communications-wide ban of the Facebook-owned service, text-based messages ...
  • Apple Names Isabel Ge Mahe as New Managing Director of Greater China Apple today announced that Isabel Ge Mahe, the current vice president of wireless technologies, has been made the vice president and managing director of Greater China. In her new role, Mahe will report directly to Apple CEO Tim Cook and COO Jeff Williams. According to Apple, Mahe, who has led Apple’s wireless technologies software engineering teams ...
  • California approves cap-and-trade scheme until 2030 State will tighten restrictions on carbon by 40 percent over the next 13 years. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in ...
  • Uber rides into more trouble in Asia as it halts its service in Macau  Uber has bowed to regulators in Asia once again after the U.S. ride-sharing giant halted its service in Macau, the gambling mecca that is a special administrative region of China. The company said it will “pause” its services in Macau from July 22 following a prolonged disagreement with local regulators. Uber aborted previous plans to exit the ...
  • Apple Launches Large-Scale Apple Pay Promotional Campaign in China Apple today launched a large-scale promotion in China offering special discounts for consumers who use Apple Pay, in the company’s latest bid to counter the dominance of rival digital wallets in the country. Between July 18 and 24, Apple device owne… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook ...
  • Stock markets hit record highs as Chinese GDP beats forecasts – business live All the day’s economic and financial news, including reaction to China’s latest growth figures Introduction: China beats forecast with 6.9% growth MSCI World Markets index hits new peak 8.42am BST European stock markets have opened higher, thanks to China’s growth figures. Overnight there was a quartet of important Chinese figures, led by a better than expected 6.9% GDP ...
  • Globalisation: the rise and fall of an idea that swept the world It’s not just a populist backlash – many economists who once swore by free trade have changed their minds, too. How had they got it so wrong? By Nikil Saval The annual January gathering of the World Economic Forum in Davos is usually a placid affair: a place for well-heeled participants to exchange notes on global ...
  • Tightening Its Grip On Hong Kong, China Could Kill Its Golden Goose Recently a potent symbol of China’s hold over Hong Kong sailed into the former British colony: China’s first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, made its maiden port call. The event came just a few short days after Chinese President Xi Jinping made his fir… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Meet Mobike, a billion-dollar bike-sharing startup from China  Bike-sharing is the year’s hottest tech trend in China. The two biggest startups in the space have pulled in more than $1 billion cumulatively from VCs this year alone, and at valuations that exceed $1 billion — yet their businesses, and the bikes themselves, are not well known in the U.S. and other parts of the ...
  • Apple Announces China Data Center Will Comply With New Cybersecurity Law Apple has announced it is setting up its first China data center in partnership with a local internet services company, in accordance with the country’s new cybersecurity laws introduced last month. Apple told Reuters on Wednesday that the data center would be built in the southern province of Guizhou with data management firm Guizhou-Cloud Big ...
  • Four volunteers will live in a sealed lab for 200 days as China preps for its first manned moon mission  Four volunteers at China’s top aeronautics university will live in a sealed laboratory for 200 days without any outside interaction as the country prepares to send its first manned mission to the moon. According to the People’s Daily (one of the Chinese Communist Party’s official newspapers), the group started their stint on Sunday in the ...
  • Hear about China’s growing influence on startups at Disrupt SF 2017  The tech communities in China and the U.S. are now talking to each other more than ever. Some of the most ambitious deals involve both American and Chinese founders and investors. TechCrunch has noticed this cross-pollination effect, and we feel Disrupt should reflect this trend. That’s why we’re so excited to host some of the ...
  • Li Ka-Shing deepens NexGen Energy ties with new financing Canadian uranium explorer NexGen Energy entered into an agreement with Hong Kong-based CEF Holdings that will allow it to receive US$110 million Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens ...
  • The drive to go electric gives Tesla more competition As Volvo, BMW and General Motors do more in the electric vehicle space, their resources and reach are starting to challenge Tesla’s position Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens ...
  • China’s crazy car-straddling elevated bus is just a giant scam, police say After first trial, the bus has collected dust. Beijing police have arrested 30 people. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in ...
  • How two countries helped drive the recent rise in cryptocurrency prices The acceptance of virtual currencies by both the Chinese and Japanese governments are driving cryptocurrency growth, with China on the cusp of establishing its own currency, and Japan regulating bitcoin as true legal payment. Read More Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Chinese co-working unicorn URWork raises $30M from healthcare firm Aikang  Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on TechNode, an editorial partner of TechCrunch based in China. URWork, a billion-dollar-valued co-working in China, announced today that it has closed a RMB 200 million ($30 million) investment from Beijing’s Aikang Group. The deal is a strategic one that both sides said will grow the selection of services for ...
  • Popular Mobile VPN Services Shut Down in China A popular virtual private network service has been forced to close in China on orders from the government, it emerged on Monday. Bloomberg reported that GreenVPN sent a notice to its customers saying it would end the service from July 1 after “receivin… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Markets rally after Chinese factories return to growth – business live All the day’s economic and financial news, including new manufacturing reports from around the world Latest: Spanish factory growth slows Chinese PMI has beaten expectations Russia slows, but Norway sparkles Any PMI over 50 shows growth The agenda: Tracking the world’s factories Will UK be hit by political drama? 8.55am BST France’s factories have posted another month of solid growth too, as ...
  • Need jobs? Get robots, and education right.  How engineers and regulators can accelerate robots and create amazing jobs in the process Read More Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ ...
  • GoEuro to plug its data into Chinese travel booking platform, Qunar  Berlin-based GoEuro, the well-funded European travel planner platform, is looking to the Far East for business growth, announcing today that it’s inked a distribution partnership with Chinese travel booking platform, Qunar. Its hope: to capture some of the spending power of Chinese tourists wanting to take less well traveled routes around Europe. Read More ...
  • LinkedIn’s head of China is leaving the company  LinkedIn’s head of China, a key figure in the launch of its business in the country in 2014, is leaving at the end of the month, the company has confirmed. Derek Shen, LinkedIn President of China who led the company’s controversial entry into China, will leave at the end of this month, according to a spokesperson. ...
  • Espionage suspect totally thought messages to Chinese intel were deleted “Mallory expressed surprise at seeing some secure message history.” Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • China clamps down on live-streaming services  The Chinese government has cracked down on three of the country’s top live-streaming services over their apparent broadcast of unsuitable political content. Weibo, the Nasdaq-listed microblogging site, disclosed that it had received a notice from The State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the People’s Republic of China (‘SAPPRFT’)… Read More Share this:Click to ...
  • JD.com invests $397M into luxury marketplace Farfetch as part of a new strategic partnership  JD.com, China’s second-largest e-commerce company after Alibaba, is pumping $397 million into Farfetch, a marketplace for luxury brands, as part of a new strategic partnership. JD.com founder and CEO Richard Liu will take a seat on Farfetch’s board as part of the deal, which makes JD.com one of its largest shareholders. Read More ...
  • Regulation could stifle growing China-US venture activity  Let’s step back from politics and look at some cold, hard numbers to assess the current state of cross-border investment and other transactional activity between the U.S. and China. We’ll look at one type of transaction that could be affected: venture capital investments. We’ll show the “big picture,” as well as analysis of transactions in ...
  • Banking the unbanked in emerging markets  As countries progress, citizens migrate from remote villages to large cities and foreign countries. Their economic power rises and they participate in the global economy. People need to purchase food, pay electricity bills, top up transportation … Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new ...
  • China hopes fourth time is the charm for MSCI inclusion China’s fourth attempt at cracking into MSCI Inc.’s benchmark share indexes comes with its best chance of success — and the least at stake. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter ...
  • Crunch Report | Amazon Bids to Buy Whole Foods for $13.7 Billion Amazon bids to buy Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, Walmart buys Bonobos for $310 million, Mobike, a ride-sharing company in China, raises $600 million. All this on Crunch Report. Read More Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens ...
  • China’s Mobike raises $600M to expand its bikes on-demand service worldwide  Mobike, one of two fast-emerging on-demand bike rental services, has landed $600 million in new funding as it seeks to expand its business outside of China. Bike rentals are shaping up to be the first global tech industry that was born in China. The principle is simple: bikes are fitted with GPS trackers which allows them ...
  • Anbang chairman’s mysterious absence caps months of intrigue After more than a decade transforming Beijing-based Anbang Insurance Group into a global juggernaut chairman Wu Xiaohui has suddenly stepped down Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new ...
  • The five most striking trends in the seismic shifts transforming global energy Data out today reveal the accelerating shifts in energy production and consumption as economies move away from fossil fuels Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Apple Officially Allows Users to Tip Content Creators With In-App Purchases Apple updated its App Store Review Guidelines this week to indicate that developers may now sell virtual currencies in the form of in-app purchases to enable customers to “tip” content creators within apps. Like all other in-app purchases, Apple w… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens ...
  • Federal government’s ‘minds are open’ for Chinese investment in oilsands, Jim Carr says The Natural Resources Minister didn’t give details on what sort of investment Canada would welcome from China, but said his government is interested Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens ...
  • California gov to work with China on clean energy tech, defying US reversal Comes as California legislature debates ambitious renewables goal. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest ...
  • Join Didi and bike-sharing pioneers Ofo and Mobike at our Shenzhen event this month  TechCrunch is excited to announce that representatives from China’s top on-demand startups will be speaking at our inaugural event in Shenzhen. Didi Chuxing, the company that beat Uber out of China, and red-hot bike-sharing startups Ofo and Mobike — which have pioneered a new kind of point-to-point transportation in China — are among the speakers confirmed for ...
  • Saturday’s SpaceX launch carried a secret payload—a Chinese experiment US company has ensured that Chinese experiment cannot transfer tech from station. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Markets await European manufacturing PMIs after China factories contract – business live All the day’s economic and financial news, including a new health check on the world’s factories Chinese PMI hits 11-month low Coming up: UK and eurozone PMIs Nationwide: UK house prices fall again 8.25am BST We have fresh evidence that Britain’s housing market is cooling. House prices fell by 0.2% in May, reports Nationwide, which is the third monthly fall ...
  • Markets await European manufacturing PMIs after China factories contract – business live All the day’s economic and financial news, including a new health check on the world’s factories Chinese PMI hits 11-month low Coming up: UK and eurozone PMIs Nationwide: UK house prices fall again 8.25am BST We have fresh evidence that Britain’s housing market is cooling. House prices fell by 0.2% in May, reports Nationwide, which is the third monthly fall ...
  • Xiaomi’s second bezel-less Mi Max smartphone claims a two-day battery  Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi made a big splash when it announced the the Mi Max, its much-heralded device with a near bezel-less display, last year — now we have a follow-up phone. The Mi Max 2, unveiled today at an event in Beijing, will be available in China from June 1 priced upwards from RMB 1699, that’s around $247. Xiaomi claims ...
  • Moody’s just downgraded China’s credit rating for the first time in nearly 30 years The financial strength of what was once the economic engine of the world is expected to erode in coming years as growth slows and debt continues to rise Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • China’s credit rating downgraded amid fears over slowing economy Moody’s lowers country’s rating for first time since 1989 to reflect concerns over rising debt China’s credit rating has been downgraded for the first time in more than 30 years over fears that slowing growth and rising debts will weaken the world’s second largest economy. Moody’s lowered China’s sovereign credit rating by one notch to A1 ...
  • China downgraded by Moody’s for first time since 1989 – business live Beijing has hit back after being downgraded by Moody’s for the first time since the Tiananmen Square protests Moody’s: China’s financial strength is fading China: No it’s not First downgrade in almost 30 years Shares fall in Shanghai Coming up: Mario Draghi speech; Fed minutes 8.30am BST Christopher Balding, an associate professor at the HSBC School of Business at Peking University ...
  • Chinese trio carve up a quarter of global smartphone sales in Q1: Gartner  The global smartphone market grew 9.1 per cent in the first quarter of this year, according to Gartner’s latest stats, and growth is being driven by a trio of Chinese device makers. Read More Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share ...
  • Japan, China have extracted methane hydrate from the seafloor Gas hydrates difficult to extract but estimated abundance makes mining attractive. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Apple Takes Risk By Telling Chinese Chat Apps to Disable ‘Tip’ Functions Apple has told several Chinese social networking apps to disable their “tip” functions to comply with App Store rules, according to executives at WeChat and other companies. The tip functions in Chinese messaging platforms are free to use and allow people to send authors and other content creators monetary tips through transfers to mobile wallet accounts. ...
  • Global stock markets: what’s driving the record rises – and will they continue? From China’s investment boost to Trump trade, we explain why investors are shaking off concerns and snapping up shares Global stock markets are hitting new peaks, with the FTSE 100, Germany’s Dax, the S&P 500 in the US and MSCI’s World Index, which tracks equities across the globe, all at record highs. Investors are shrugging off worries ...
  • Report: Hackers ‘aligned’ with Vietnam government attacked international firms and media  A hacker group “aligned with Vietnamese government interests” carried out attacks on corporate companies, journalists and overseas governments over the past three years, according to a report from cyber security firm FireEye. FireEye, which works with large companies to secure their assets from cyber threats, said it has tracked at least 10 separate attacks from the group… ...
  • Philip Hammond calls China a ‘natural partner’ as he seeks post-Brexit trade deals Chancellor tells summit Beijing’s vast $990bn infrastructure plan is an ‘opportunity to strengthen ties’ with China China lays out $900bn Silk Road vision amid empire-building claims The chancellor, Philip Hammond, has called for closer economic ties with China as Britain enters a new, post-Brexit era. Speaking at the start of a summit in Beijing celebrating President Xi ...
  • China’s Xi lays out $900bn Silk Road vision amid claims of empire-building Global leaders attend ‘Belt and Road’ infrastructure summit to praise plan Xi Jinping says will bring a new ‘golden age’ of globalisation World’s biggest project aims to make China great again Chinese president Xi Jinping has kicked off a two-day showcase of what some call the most ambitious development project ever by comparing his country to a ...
  • Alipay, China’s top mobile payment service, expands to the U.S.  China’s dominant mobile payment service is making its move in the U.S.. Ant Financial, the Alibaba spin-off that operates Alipay, has inked a deal with payment processor firm First Data that will allow its service to be used at point-of-sale with more than four million retail partners in the U.S.. The deal is the first of its ...
  • China’s bike rental startups are learning a lot about how people spend their free time  Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on TechNode, an editorial partner of TechCrunch based in China. China’s bike rental startups have hogged the startup limelight and investor dollars this year. The trend has been impossible to ignore, both on the ground and in reporting. Ofo became the industry’s first unicorn, while Mobike has pulled in over ...
  • Ride-hailing giant Didi finally offers an English language option for foreigners in China  There’s good news for foreigners living in, or visiting, China after Didi Chuxing — the local ride-sharing leader — added support for English language and overseas credit cards to its service for the first time. Didi, which processes more 20 million rides a day across its various services, has always been a tricky one for non-Mandarin speakers ...
  • 20,000 Chinese writers will create their own Wikipedia competitor “Our goal is not to catch up, but overtake.” Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Chinese economy cools as key sectors dip Manufacturing and services fall as Bejing tries to rein in property and credit boom China’s economy has shown more signs of cooling after key barometers from its manufacturing and services sectors dipped in April. The latest data comes as Beijing attempts to rein in a booming property market and rapid credit growth. Two surveys on Sunday suggested ...
  • Netflix is playing down the significance of its first major distribution deal in China  Netflix has played down the significance of its first major licensing deal in China, news of which was announced this week. The company’s share price surged nearly six percent after it announced that it had agreed to a distribution deal with iQiyi, one of China’s largest video portals which was started by internet giant Baidu. The ...
  • China launches second (and first homegrown) aircraft carrier While it still requires outfitting, the new ship will be China’s first fully combat-ready aircraft carrier. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ ...
  • China’s Didi Chuxing is raising up to $6 billion at a valuation of over $50 billion  Didi Chuxing, the on-demand giant that drove Uber out of China, is set to become the world’s second-highest valued tech startup. Beijing-based Didi is in the process of raising a round that could reach as high as $6 billion at a valuation that would exceed $50 billion, a source with knowledge of discussions told TechCrunch. That’s not far from ...
  • China to Get Netflix Originals in Content Deal With Local Streaming Service Netflix has signed a licensing deal with a Beijing-based video platform in order to avoid regulatory restrictions and get its content into China’s huge entertainment market (via The Hollywood Reporter). The streaming giant announced the news of its content agreement with iQiyi on Tuesday at the APOS industry conference in Bali, Indonesia. “China is an ...
  • Netflix enters China via licensing deal with top video streaming service iQiyi  China has long eluded Netflix. The company officially gave up on its original plan to enter the country last October in favor of licensing deals, and now it has inked its first major deal to give its programming a presence on Chinese soil. Baidu’s iQiyi, a top video portal in China with nearly 500 million monthly viewers, ...
  • Alibaba’s Ant Financial invests in Chinese bike-sharing startup unicorn Ofo  Ofo, the Chinese bike-sharing startup that recently claimed unicorn status, announced this weekend that it has added Ant Financial as an investor. In a statement posted to its Weibo account, Ofo said that it will work with Ant Financial, an Aliba… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Why the Wikileaks CIA dump was the most damaging one yet  There are no hackers anymore — now it’s all about the spies we in the intelligence and security communities are trying to stop. The “insiders” have known this for some time, but it’s becoming more apparent to the business community and now individuals. Read More Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new ...
  • Whatever the IMF thinks, we are a long way from the boom time of 2007 | Larry Elliott Christine Lagarde may be optimistic about the global economy but there are good reasons why the heady growth seen before the financial crisis won’t come back When the International Monetary Fund met for its spring meeting in Washington 10 years ago the global economy was booming. The world was experiencing the strongest period of sustained growth ...
  • Researchers claim China trying to hack South Korea missile defense efforts Deployment of THAAD upsets China, seen as espionage tool. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • China summons Apple for talks following concern around live-streaming apps  Apple is coming under pressure from authorities in China after internet regulators asked the company to tighten standards for iOS apps in the country. A report from state news agency Xinhua said Apple had been summoned for questioning for allowing three streaming services — toutiao.com, huoshanzhibo.com and huajiao.com — to “violate four different regulations… Read More ...
  • Brexit’s unpredictable outcome poses risk to global stability, says IMF Organisation also says financial stability is threatened by US corporate debt, China’s credit bubble and weak EU banks The International Monetary Fund has warned that Brexit’s unpredictable outcome poses a risk to global financial stability at a time when it is already challenged by heavily-indebted US corporations, China’s credit bubble and weak European banks. Warning that banks ...
  • Xiaomi Unveils $360 Mi 6 Phone With Dual-Lens Camera, ‘Four-Sided 3D Glass’ Casing, No Headphone Jack Chinese mobile maker Xiaomi unveiled the Mi 6, its latest flagship smartphone, at a packed-out event in Beijing on Wednesday. The Mi 5’s successor features curved “four-sided 3D glass” and a front that isn’t bezel-free like the company’s Mi MIX, but the phone does boast a lot of tech for a device that starts at ...
  • Ivanka Trump’s Brand Flourishes as She Crafts a Career in the White House Her brand was awarded coveted Chinese trademarks as she dined with Xi Jinping Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new ...
  • Vancouver outreach ‘success stories’ suspect as Asian companies sputter or fall under scrutiny Critics say if the publicly funded HQ Vancouver is spending millions to woo Asian businesses to B.C., it needs to improve its due diligence Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter ...
  • Alibaba’s Ant Financial may have won the bidding war for MoneyGram after upping its offer to $1.2B  Ant Financial, the Alibaba affiliate company focused on financial services, appears to have finally won its battle with Euronet to acquire MoneyGram, the U.S.-based cross-border payments service, after it increased its bid to $1.2 billion. Read More Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new ...
  • Is this the beginning of the end for neoliberalism? | Letters Your editorial on the French elections (11 April), with its encouraging mention of the rise of the higher tax and spend candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon, failed to mention possibly his biggest electoral draw: the fact that he is a leftwing protectionist. Prior to the 2012 election, polls showed that over 80% of French across the political ...
  • iOS Drops to Lowest Share of China Smartphone Market in Nearly Three Years Apple’s iOS has dropped to its lowest share of the smartphone market in urban China since July 2014, according to new data collected and shared by Kantar Worldpanel. Today’s report specifically details smartphone shares around the world for the three months ending in February 2017. In total, devices running iOS dropped 8.9 percentage points from ...
  • The surprising rise of China as IP powerhouse  Given China’s determination to advance its IP systems and stature, China may well eclipse U.S. and Europe as the global center for intellectual property in just a few decades. This radical paradigm shift should be of utmost importance to Silicon Valley, particularly companies whose models and profits are based on proprietary intellectual property. Read More Share ...