Samsung Display working to exempt engineers from Vietnam’s 14-day quarantine program

South Korea’s Samsung Display, a supplier for Samsung Electronics and Apple Inc, has requested Vietnam to exempt 700 South Korean engineers from its mandatory quarantine requirement saying they are needed to prepare for the production of screens for new smartphones. South Korea is Vietnam’s biggest foreign investor. In an effort to contain the outbreak of…

Amazon’s cloud business facing antitrust scrutiny from FTC

As per a Bloomberg report citing sources familiar with the matter at hand the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has broadened its scrutiny of Amazon.com Inc beyond its retail operations and now includes its cloud-computing business as well. As per the report, U.S. antitrust enforcers have been asking software companies questions pertaining to Amazon Web…

U.S. buyout firm KKR and China Tencent Music Entertainment Group eyeing to purchase 50% stake in UMG

Tech-savvy KKR has prior experience in the music industry given its earlier deal with Bertelsmann; however negotiations with Vincent Bollore are expected to be tough, especially if KKR and Tencent push for a controlling stake. According to sources familiar with the matter at hand, China’s Tencent Music Entertainment Group and U.S. buyout fund KKR are…

Alphabet’s Google in advanced talks to purchase Nokia Oyj’s airplane boradband business

Once the deal comes through, it could provide much faster alternatives to existing Wi-Fi connectivity on airplanes. As per a Bloomberg report, citing sources familiar with the matter at hand, Alphabet Inc’s Google is negotiating with Nokia Oyj to purchase its airplane broadband business. The purchase could enable Google to provide faster alternatives to existing…

Fujitsu in talks with Polaris Capital Group for sale of its mobile phone unit

The effort is in line with Fujitsu’s intent on offloading its non-core businesses. On Friday, Fujitsu Ltd stated it is holding talks with Polaris Capital Group to sell its mobile phone business to the investment fund, a deal which could fetch as much as $456 million (50 billion yen). Japan’s Nikkei news agency stated that…