Groceries delivery startup Instacart launches pickup service across the United States

This new service deepens Instacart’s relationship with existing partnerships including Germany’s Aldi. Groceries delivery startup Instacart stated it is in the process of launching a new service, Instacart Pickup, across the United States; the service will enable customers to order groceries and choose either delivery or store pickup options. The nation-wide rollout of the new…

Nokia signs $2.3 billion deal with China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom

The development comes midst efforts by China to merge two of the nation’s top wireless carriers to speed up the development of 5G mobile services. 5G will play a strategic and significant role in the coming years. On Wednesday, Finland’s mobile telecom network maker Nokia stated, it has signed a $2.3 billion (2 billion euros)…

Google and Facebook databases reveal ad spending strategy

Political intelligence gathered from the databases of social media giants are the new tools for campaign strategists. In a first public view of how U.S. technology companies, including Google and Facebook, are yanking advertisements that break their online political ads rules. The duo also provided unprecedented insight into opponents’ online marketing, enabling them to capitalize…

Semiconductor ties between Taiwan and China comes under scrutiny

The development is likely to make a significant dent in China’s ambition to become a global player in the semiconductor industry. The decision by the United States to cut off U.S. supplies to a Chinese chip-maker underscores growing tensions between the two countries over China’s ambition to become a global player in the computer chip…