Biden Administration approves Huawei to buy auto chips

According to two sources familiar with the matter at hand, the Biden Administration has approved license applications worth hundreds of millions of dollars for blacklisted telecom company Huawei to buy chips for its growing auto component business. While the Trump Administration had imposed trade restrictions on the Chinese company following non-compliance of US sanctions, the…

White House applying pressure on companies and foreign adversaries to fight cyber criminals

In a statement US officials said, they are applying more pressure on foreign adversaries and on domestic companies to fight cybercriminals; the Biden Administration is considering all options, including a military ones, to counter the growing threat. The U.S. administration is looking at “all of the options,” to defend the United States against ransomware cyber…

Department of Energy launches $100 million tech funding in push towards clean energy

In a statement the Biden Administration announced that the U.S. Department of Energy will “offer $100 million in funding to support low-carbon energy technologies”; it will also create a working group to aid their development and sale. The announcement was made by National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy at the White House’s first meeting of the…

Automakers urge incoming Biden Administration for tax credit, incentives to boost R&D into self driving cars, EVs

On Tuesday, Alliance for Automotive Innovation, a major automotive trade association urged U.S. policymakers to back support for electric vehicles (EV), including new incentives to boost up consumer purchases, as well as research and development. U.S. President-elect Joe Biden has made boosting electric vehicles a top priority and has pledged to build 550,000 new EV…

France issues digital service tax notices to big tech

In a statement, France’s Finance Ministry said, it has sent out notices to big tech companies to pay digital service tax as planned earlier. Earlier France had suspended collection of the digital service tax, since negotiations were underway at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on an overhaul of international tax rules. The…