A man rides an electric bike past the Tencent headquarters in Nanshan district of Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China September 2, 2022. REUTERS/David Kirton Tencent Holdings Ltd (0700.HK) is raising its stake in Ubisoft Entertainment SA (UBIP.PA) in a deal that values France’s biggest games developer at almost $10 billion, as deep-pocketed Chinese firms continueContinue Reading

Signage at the Netflix booth is seen on the convention floor at Comic-Con International in San Diego, California, U.S., July 21, 2022. REUTERS/Bing Guan/File Photo Gulf Arab states have demanded that U.S. streaming giant Netflix (NFLX.O) remove content deemed offensive to “Islamic and societal values” in the region, Saudi Arabia’s media regulatorContinue Reading

IMAGE SOURCE, SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARYImage caption,  Neodymium-iron-boron is the strongest permanent magnet material in wide-scale use today Name a technology that is all around us, underpins our modern way of living but is hardly recognised for its contribution. How about the magnet?The Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering hopes our awareness and appreciation willContinue Reading

Toshiba Corp on Wednesday said it had partially restarted production at a semiconductor plant in Oita, southern Japan, that was halted after a strong earthquake hit the area at the weekend. One of the two production lines at the factory was restarted on Wednesday, Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corp saidContinue Reading

Intel Corp on Friday is set to announce it will invest $20 billion in a massive new manufacturing site near Columbus, Ohio to develop and manufacture advanced semiconductor chips, sources briefed on the matter told Reuters. The planned investment includes 3,000 permanent jobs on the 1,000-acre site in New Albany,Continue Reading

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) on Monday issued guidelines that limit cryptocurrency trading service providers from promoting their services to the general public, as part of a bid to shield retail investors from potential risks. Singapore is a popular location for cryptocurrency companies due to a comparatively clear regulatoryContinue Reading

The Information Commissioners’ Office (ICO) is to talk to Meta about how its virtual reality (VR) business Oculus complies with the regulator’s “children’s code”. The code aims to ensure that online services likely to be accessed by children are appropriate for their use.  A campaign group recently found evidence ofContinue Reading

People are spending an average of 4.8 hours a day on their mobile phones, according to app monitoring firm App Annie. In 2020, UK regulator Ofcom found similar amounts of time spent, although its research included watching TV. App Annie’s report indicates that apps were downloaded 230 billion times in 2021, whileContinue Reading