European Commission scrutinizing how FB and Google monetizes data, leverages it to expand, block competitors

In a statement, the European Commission said, it is investigating how Facebook collects and monetizes its data. The development signals the opening of a second front, on top of an existing investigation, into Facebook’s marketplace. As part of preliminary investigations into both Facebook and Google, the EU executive said, it had sent out questionnaires to…

These two rules will further tighten the screws on Huawei

According to two sources, the U.S. government is likely to fine tune and expand laws that govern sale of U.S. technology and technological products to foreign companies, midst efforts to further tighten the blacklisting of China Huawei. In May 2019, the U.S. Commerce Department had placed Huawei Technologies on an Entity List citing national security…

Indian digital payments giant Paytm valued at $16 billion in latest funding round

On Monday, Paytm, an Indian digital payments company stated it has raised fresh funds totaling to $1 billion from a group of investors which includes existing backers such as SoftBank’s Vision Fund and China’s Ant Financial Services. The funding round saw Paytm being valued at $16 billion. A fresh investment in Paytm by Japan’s SoftBank’s…

Tesla signs preliminary battery sourcing agreement with China’s Tianjin Lishen

Tesla is placing its supply chain in order as it gears up for production at its Shanghai Gigafactory. According to two sources with direct knowledge of the matter at hand, Tesla Inc has signed a preliminary agreement with Tianjin Lishen for supplying batteries for its Shanghai Gigafactory, as it plans to expand its battery sourcing…