Crypto change CrossTower enters India despite uncertainty

In a significant development U.S.-headquartered digital currency exchange CrossTower has set up a local unit in India and has launched a trading platform to increase its traction in the burgeoning domestic crypto market. The development comes at a time when the fate of cryptocurrency is still unclear in India. CrossTower India has hired 35 people…

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SMIC to invest $8.87 billion in chipmaking plant in Shanghai

On Friday, China’s Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp said, it will invest $8.87 billion to build a chip plant in Shanghai. The development underscores Beijing’s efforts to boost its independence in the chip manufacturing sector. The development comes at a time when global chipmakers are struggling to fulfill orders from the electronics and automotive industries triggering new…

Royal Dutch Shell to install 50k charging points in Britain by 2025

On Wednesday, in a statement Royal Dutch Shell announced its plans to significantly expand its network of electric vehicle charging points in Britain. Shell plans on installing 50,000 on-street charging stations by 2025; it plans on implementing its plan through ubitricity, an on-street charging point company that it acquired earlier this year in February. Incidentally,…

Robinhood’s shares tumble after news of PayPal’s online brokerage services

Share of Robinhood Markets Inc fell by nearly 7% on Monday following a news that PayPal Holdings Inc may start an online brokerage service. Reports have also emerged saying, regulators were looking at imposing a potential ban on a practice that accounts for the bulk of the company’s revenue. Shares of Robinhood extended an early…

Nvidia Corp’s acquisition of Arm will harm competition: Elon Musk

Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk has been quoted by the Telegraph as saying, he is concerned over Nvidia Corp’s planned acquisition of British chip designer Arm since it could impact competition. Telegraph’s report also mentions that Amazon.com Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd have also raised opposition to the deal with U.S. authorities. Earlier this year, the US FTC…

Western Digital in advanced merger talks with Japanese chipmaker Kioxia Holdings Corp

According to a source familiar with the matter at hand, Western Digital Corp is in advanced talks for a potential $20 billion stock merger with Japanese chipmaker and partner Kioxia Holdings Corp. The talks could potentially conclude in an agreement as early as mid-September in the event of which David Goeckeler, Western Digital’s CEO would…