IBM, TATA join Hedera Hashgraph’s governing council

Hedera Hashgraph is a distributed public ledger platform that aims to be faster and runs at a larger scale than current blockchain technologies. According to a top official from Hedera Hashgraph, a distributed public ledger platform that aims to be faster and runs at a larger scale than current blockchain technologies, India’s Tata Communications along…

Does “Amazon’s Choice” badge deceive consumers: U.S. Senators

Amazon is being pressured into being more transparent with its system of awarding the “Amazon’s Choice” badge onto certain products. In a development pregnant with multiple outcomes the sum of which may not favor Amazon.com Inc, two U.S. senators have questioned Amazon.com Inc’s Chief Executive Jeff Bezos on how it awards the “Amazon’s Choice” badge…

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Salesforce acquires Israeli software developer ClickSoftware for $1.35 billion

Salesforce sees synergy in the deal as it would help it accelerate the growth of its Service Cloud platform. On Thursday, U.S. cloud-based service provider Salesforce stated, it has signed an agreement to acquire ClickSoftware, an Israeli software developer, for $1.35 billion in cash and shares. The acquisition of ClickSoftware, which makes cloud-based field service…

HSBC Holdings Plc backs Hong Kong-based tech startup Serai

Serai aims to be the LinkedIn for global trade which links manufacturers to component suppliers. In a significant development, HSBC Holdings Plc is backing the launch of Serai, a Hong Kong-based technology startup that aims to “connect small-and-medium-sized manufacturers with component suppliers in different parts of the world as part of its trade banking push”.…

U.S. places China’s third biggest e-commerce platform on its notorious markets blacklist

The United States has continued to keep Alibaba’s taobao.com, China’s biggest e-commerce platform on this blacklist. Continuing its crackdown on Chinese companies which exploit and steal U.S. intellectual property, the United States added Pinduoduo.com, China’s third-largest e-commerce platform to its list of “notorious markets” for violations of intellectual property rights. The United States also kept…