U.S. lawmakers back $1.9 billion program to rip and replace Huawei & ZTE telecom gear

According to two sources briefed on the matter at hand, U.S. lawmakers will back $1.9 billion program to fund a removal of Chinese communication gear that it deems as a threat to national security risks. Lawmakers will also back a $3.2 billion program for an emergency broadband which will benefit low-income Americans, confirmed senior congressional…

Property technology startup Opendoor aims to go public, in advanced talks with Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp

According to a report from Bloomberg citing sources with knowledge of the matter at hand, property technology startup Opendoor, is holding advanced talks to go public through a merger with blank-check company Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp. The report states, Social Capital is negotiating with prospective investors to raise fresh equity to help fund its…

Volkswagen not interested in acquiring stake in Tesla: Herbert Diess

Potential headwinds include getting the consent of Volkswagen’s controlling Piech and Porsche families to fund the purchase of the stake. Denying a media report, which stated Volkswagen’s CEO Herbert Diess as wanting to purchase a stake in Tesla, the German carmaker stated, it was not interested in doing so. “The speculation about buying a stake…

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China-Russia Investment Fund to sink in $1.28 billion in Russia’s Tushino Project Technology Park

The joint venture is aimed at coming up with solutions and implementing breakthroughs in advanced technologies. On Tuesday, in a joint announcement China’s Tus-Holdings along with Russia-China Investment Fund (RCIF) stated they plan on a joint tech collaboration which will see them investing $1.28 billion in Russia’s Tushino Project Technology Park. In its statement, RCIF…

Golden Gate Ventures launches $10 million fund for investments in blockchain and cryptocurrency technology startups

Backed by financial firms and wealthy individuals, venture capital funds have already partially replaced the role played by retail investors, thus cementing the role played by blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies in the coming future. On Friday, Singapore-based Golden Gate Ventures, a venture capital firm, stated it will launch a $10 million fund, called LuneX Ventures,…

China’s Tianjin plans on setting up a $16 billion fund for the AI industry

By 2025, China aims to displace U.S. dominance in the artificial intelligence industry. On Thursday, China’s news agency Xinhua stated, Tianjin plans on setting up funds worth $16 billion (100 billion yuan) to support the artificial intelligence industry. By 2025, China wants to become the world leader in artificial intelligence and displace the United States…