Beijing city targets raising $1.5 billion fund in tech push – sources

HONG KONG (Reuters) – An investment firm backed by the Beijing city government is in talks with prospective investors to raise over 10 billion yuan ($1.5 billion) in its first fund aimed mainly at cutting-edge tech investments, said two people with direct knowledge. Beijing Innovation Industry Investment Co’s fundraising move underscores the Chinese capital city’s […]

Meet The Taiwanese Tech Giant That’s Due To Make The Next iPad Mini

If you follow Apple’s supply chain, you would already be aware that contract assemblers Foxconn Technology and Pegatron put together a lot of mobile devices at their considerable factories in China. But a third contractor, Compal Electronics, has also made iPads since at least 2017. Now, the 35-year-old company that usually churns out PCs, monitors […]

GCHQ: Chinese tech ‘threats’ must be understood

In a rare speech, GCHQ director Jeremy Fleming emphasised the need for better cyber-security practices in the telecoms industry. “It’s a hugely complex strategic challenge,” he said. The US is pressuring its allies to not use Chinese firm Huawei’s technology to build new 5G networks. Its officials are concerned that China could be using Huawei […]

Bright young scientists uncovered in science and tech fair

For the Department of Education (DepEd), the future looks bright for the country’s young scientists and researchers. Education Secretary Leonor Briones said that DepEd “continuously advocates the cultivation of curiosity, creativity, critical thinking, and innovation among our youth—to enable and nurture the country’s generation of globally competitive innovators.” Among the initiatives undertaken by the department […]

Silicon Valley tech boom continues, but residents are exiting costly region

SAN JOSE — The technology boom still fuels the Silicon Valley economy, and at a pace that tops or equals all of the innovation region’s rivals — but more people continue to exit the costly and traffic-choked region every month than arrive, according to an economic report released Monday. “It’s really remarkable that the tech […]

The US government just made clear it’s going after more types of Chinese tech than we thought

A letter from top U.S. officials and senators calling for a ban on Huawei-made solar equipment inject yet another complicated wrinkle in an ongoing and fierce series of tech disputes between the U.S. and China. Technology issues surrounding everything from alleged violations of Iran sanctions to trade-secrets theft and tech-transfer laws have hampered trade talks […]

A Computer Scientist’s Guide To Dumping the Needless Tech In Your Life

CN: The way we think about new technology like social media or smartphones is different from any other tool. Those technologies are presented as, “It might be of some use, so why not try it?” But if you’re a woodworker, you don’t go to Home Depot and think, “Look at this shiny new thing! I’m […]

Five Tech Trends That Will Redefine Commerce The Most In 2019

Technology continues to play a critical role in the evolution of society, including the upheaval of consumer-facing industries. The internet, in particular, has been one of the modern era’s most transformative innovations. Connectivity is now the new normal. In 2009, only 24% of the global population had access to the internet, according to Euromonitor International. […]

Tech industry titans suddenly love internet privacy rules. Wanna know why? We’ll tell you

Analysis After years of fighting to prevent any form of legislation that would safeguard Americans’ online privacy, this week Congress will have two hearings on the topic during which the tech industry will outline its newfound love for laws covering its business. But, experts warn, there is one big goal behind the sudden willingness to […]