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…

Saracen-linked FB accounts spreading hate & fake news taken down: Facebook

Three members of the Saracen group have so far been arrested in Indonesia. On Friday, in a significant development, Facebook Inc has removed hundreds of Indonesian accounts, groups and pages from its social network following the discovering that they were linked to an online group accused of spreading fake news and hate speech. In 2016,…

Qualcomm sees prospects of acquiring NXP as being closed

Qualcomm, the biggest smartphone chipmaker, fell victim to the U.S.-China trade war after it failed to gain approval from Chinese regulators in its $44 billion deal to acquire NXP Semiconductors. On Monday, U.S. chip maker Qualcomm Inc stated, it considers the prospects of acquiring NXP Semiconductors as closed. “While we were grateful to learn of…

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…

Switzerland working on regulatory framework for cryptocurrency projects

Of the 250 banks that earlier allowed companies to transact in cryptocurrencies, only two are active. While much of the business has gone to Liechtenstein, Swiss authorities are bent on taking back the crown. Regulators in Switzerland are stepping up their efforts to halt the exodus of cryptocurrency projects from the country. Currently only two…

Mexico to be battle ground between Uber Technologies and Didi Chuxing Technology

With China’s Didi Chuxing Technology Co, launching its operations in Mexico in April 2018, Uber is under pressure to consolidate and expand its footprint in the remaining 11 Mexican states where regulations are not exactly friendly to ride-hailing services. In a move that marks Uber Technologies’ commitments to Mexico, the ride services firm disclosed it…

China’s antitrust regulators give the go-ahead for Qualcomm’s acquisition of NXP Semiconductors

Qualcomm is set to use NXP’s assets to diversify its business. According to a South China Monitoring Post report, China’s regulators have approved U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm Inc’s $44 billion merger deal with NXP Semiconductors. According to sources familiar with the matter at hand, the decision by China’s Ministry of Commerce clears a multi-months roadblock which…