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Xiaomi designated a "Communist Chinese military company" by U.S. government

As noted by Reuters, a 1999 law requires the Defense Department to compile a catalog of companies owned or controlled by the People's Liberation Army. The Pentagon has added 35 companies so far, including chipmaker SMIC......»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekJan 15th, 2021

India Threatens Jail for Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter Employees

India's government has threatened to jail employees of Facebook, its WhatsApp unit and Twitter as it seeks to quash political protests and gain far-reaching powers over discourse on foreign-owned tech platforms, WSJ reported Friday, citing people fam.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News54 min. ago

China"s "Sharp Eyes" Program Aims To Surveil 100% of Public Space

schwit1 shares a report: One of China's largest and most pervasive surveillance networks got its start in a small county about seven hours north of Shanghai. In 2013, the local government in Pingyi County began installing tens of thousands of securit.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News54 min. ago

US Blacklisted China"s Xiaomi Because of Award Given To Its Founder

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Wall Street Journal: U.S. officials blacklisted Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi Corp. as a company with military ties partly due to an award given to the company's founder for his service to the state, the.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News54 min. ago

Twitter Is Testing An "Undo" Option After Sending Tweets

Twitter is working on a feature that could offer users a short window of time to rethink posting a tweet even after they hit send. CNN reports: The company confirmed to CNN Business on Friday it is testing an undo option that would potentially let us.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News54 min. ago

Tesla Share Price Plunge Knocks $267 Billion Off Market Value

A sharp decline in Tesla's share price has wiped more than $250 billion off the value of the electric car company, and dragged down the value of an Edinburgh-based investment fund that is one of Tesla's biggest backers. The Guardian reports: The shar.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News54 min. ago

Virgin Galactic stock tanks as chairman cashes out $200 million personal stake

Shares of Virgin Galactic, the suborbital space tourism venture founded by British billionaire Richard Branson, plummeted Friday after the company's chairman dumped his personal stake in the company......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated News54 min. ago

Man-made rock pools at San Diego Bay waterfront double as coastal defences

A group of geometric concrete blocks that mimic rock pools have been installed at San Diego Bay in California by eco-engineering company Econcrete to prevent flooding while providing habitats for marine life. Read more A group of geometric c.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News4 hr. 25 min. ago

Molteni&C, Anglepoise and Diabla showcase products on Dezeen Showroom

Italian design company Molteni&C, British lighting brand Anglepoise and Spanish outdoor furniture brand Diabla are among brands showcasing products on Dezeen Showroom this week. Read more Italian design company Molteni&C, British lighting br.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News4 hr. 25 min. ago

A first look at Coursera’s S-1 filing

After TechCrunch broke the news yesterday that Coursera was planning to file its S-1 today, the edtech company officially dropped the document Friday evening. Coursera was last valued at $2.4 billion by the private markets, when it most recently rais.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News4 hr. 25 min. ago

LMP Automotive closes on first franchised dealerships

LMP Automotive Holdings Inc. has purchased its first five franchised dealerships — two Kia stores in Florida, and Kia, Buick-GMC and Chevrolet stores in West Virginia. The company, which went public in December 2019, has aspirations to roll up doze.....»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News4 hr. 25 min. ago

The owner of Anki’s assets plans to relaunch Cozmo and Vector this year

Good robots don’t die — they just have their assets sold off to the highest bidder. Digital Dream Labs was there to sweep up IP in the wake of Anki’s premature implosion, back in 2019. The Pittsburgh-based edtech company had initially plann.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News5 hr. 25 min. ago

Snowflake latest enterprise company to feel Wall Street’s wrath after good quarter

Snowflake reported earnings this week, and the results look strong with revenue more than doubling year-over-year. However while the company’s fourth quarter revenue rose 117% to $190.5 million, it apparently wasn’t good enough for invest.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News5 hr. 25 min. ago

SMART Global Holdings Reports Inducement Grants under Nasdaq Listing Rule 5635(c)(4) in Connection with Cree LED Acquisition

NEWARK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$SGH #CreeLED—SMART Global Holdings, Inc. (“SGH”, “SMART” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: SGH), today announced that the independent Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of SGH has a.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News6 hr. 24 min. ago

Microsoft"s $10 Billion Pentagon Deal at Risk Amid Amazon Fight

Microsoft is in danger of losing a contract to provide $10 billion of cloud computing services to the Pentagon, a deal the government has threatened to scrap altogether after years of legal squabbling. From a report: The U.S. Defense Department said.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News10 hr. 25 min. ago

Google is moving to a faster release cycle for Chrome later this year

Google's milestone updates for Chrome on the stable channel arrive every six weeks, but the company says it's now able to shorten that period to just four weeks, thanks to internal improvements and the need for quickly pushing out critical security a.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News13 hr. 25 min. ago

Researchers propose novel dichroic laser mirror design with mixture layers and sandwich-like-structure interfaces

Recently, a research team from the Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) proposed a new design with mixture layers and novel sandwich-like-structure interfaces to meet the challenging requirements of.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News13 hr. 25 min. ago

Hertz lenders push alternate plan for bankruptcy exit, report says

Unsecured lenders want to convert their holdings into shares of the reorganized company, which could be traded publicly, Bloomberg reported. That would counter a plan to sell the car rental giant to two investment funds for as much as $4.2 billion......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News13 hr. 53 min. ago

YouTube removes channels run by Myanmar"s military as violence escalates

YouTube and TikTok are taking down problematic content in Myanmar amid a disturbing escalation of violence in the country after a military coup......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated News14 hr. 25 min. ago

Virgin Galactic Chairman Chamath Palihapitiya sells off remaining personal stake in the space company

Virgin Galactic Chairman Chamath Palihapitiya sells off remaining personal stake in the space company.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News14 hr. 53 min. ago

Stellantis to distribute its stake in Faurecia to shareholders

Company shareholders will decide on the distribution of the 39 percent stake and the $368 million raised from a previous equity sale in the supplier......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News14 hr. 53 min. ago