US picks team to oversee $52.7 billion in funding for building chip capacity

WASHINGTON -— The Biden administration on Tuesday named a team of senior advisers to oversee $52.7 billion in government funding to boost semiconductor manufacturing and research.

Elon Musk faces skeptics as Tesla gets ready to unveil ‘Optimus’ robot

SAN FRANCISCO — Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk blamed overreliance on factory robots for sending the electric carmaker to “production hell” four years ago, saying humans were better at certain jobs.

What crisis? High-stakes crypto lending looks here to stay

LONDON/WASHINGTON - On May 11, Scott Odell, an analyst at British crypto lender Blockchain.com, instant messaged Edward Zhao of Three Arrows Capital asking that the Singapore...

Uber says responding to ‘cybersecurity incident’ after report of network breach

Uber Technologies Inc. said on Thursday it is responding to a cybersecurity incident, after a media report that its network was breached with the...

PHL digital quality of life worsens

THE Philippines’ ranking in index measuring digital wellbeing went down seven places amid lower scores in Internet connection affordability, quality, and stability, as well as cybersecurity.

Leading local merchants get boost during Shopee’s 9.9 sale event

E-COMMERCE platform Shopee on Tuesday said its top local merchants in the Philippines sold six times more items during its September sale period.

Canva launches new suite of workplace products, features

VISUAL communications company Canva released on Wednesday a suite of new workplace products and features that can be accessed on any device as it aims to streamline design work systems for organizations of all sizes.

US Senate panel presses Twitter CEO on whistleblower claims

WASHINGTON - The chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the panel's top Republican on Monday asked Twitter Inc. Chief Executive Parag Agrawal to answer questions about a former company executive turned whistleblower who is set to testify. Peiter...

Amazon, Apple and Google pledge training for women in Indo-Pacific

Fourteen US companies including Amazon.com Inc. and Visa Inc. each pledged to provide at least 500,000 digital training and education opportunities for women and...

Apple launches iPhone 14 with emergency satellite messaging, adventure watch

Apple Inc. on Wednesday launched its latest iPhone series with an improved camera and satellite messaging for emergencies, while also unveiling a rugged watch...

Apple offers adventure watch, satellite SOS iPhone — and steady prices

Apple Inc. on Wednesday avoided price hikes of its best-selling iPhones during its biggest product launch of the year, focusing on safety upgrades rather...

Filipinos aware of cyberthreats but don’t protect themselves

PHUKET, THAILAND — Filipinos are largely aware of cybersecurity threats while paying for stuff online, but rarely protect themselves by installing anti-virus software on their phones, according to Kaspersky.
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