Facebook’s data deals with Microsoft, Apple and Amazon under grand jury scrutiny

Facebook’s 150 personal information sharing contracts with tech companies is now under a grand jury scrutiny. Question is can you ever trust Facebook? As per a report by the New York Times, U.S. federal prosecutors are conducting a criminal probe into data deals that Facebook Inc entered into with some of the world’s largest tech…

Swiss-startup SEBA Crypto AG raises $103 million in latest funding round

SEBA Crypto AG aims to be the bridge between new age financial instruments and traditional institutions. It wants to build a bank that will offer cryptocurrency services to companies and investors while at the same time extend traditional banking services to firms. In an interesting development, SEBA Crypto AG, a Swiss startup, has raised $103…

Apple collaborates with Chinese telecoms to counter spam and fake calls

Unable to match tariff for tariff hikes with the United States, China is increasing its scrutiny of business dealings of U.S. entities in the country. On Thursday, China’s News Service stated, Apple Inc is collaborating with Chinese telecom companies in order to bring down the levels of spam it receives through its messaging service. The…

Silicon Valley proposes a more pragmatic approach to suitably modify China’s trade policies

Although tech companies are on the same page as the Trump Administration on it’s findings on the Section 301 investigation, it is of the view that the current strategy is not sustainable and results could be better achieved through an international coalition that challenges China at the World Trade Organization. On Monday, a trade group…

French government will defend its national champions against hostile takeovers

French Prime Minister made it amply clear that France will not tolerate any takeover which is deemed as hostile for its national industries. On Monday, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe made it clear that the French government will put its weight behind national companies and will not allow any takeover that are deemed as hostile.…