Google’s contemplated mega deal would prompt new fight with regulators

GOOGLE parent Alphabet’s contemplated acquisition of marketing software company HubSpot would likely spark opposition from regulators even as many experts agree it would not...

EU’s new tech laws are working – small browsers gain market share

STOCKHOLM/BRUSSELS - Independent browser companies in the European Union are seeing a spike in users in the first month after EU legislation forced Alphabet's Google, Microsoft...

Samsung Electronics shares priced for $326 mln block sale, sources say

SEOUL - About 5.25 million shares in Samsung Electronics were priced in a block sale worth about 441 billion won ($326 million), according to two sources with knowledge of...

US to award Samsung up to $6.6 billion chip subsidy for Texas expansion, sources...

WASHINGTON - The Biden administration plans to announce it is awarding more than $6 billion to South Korea's Samsung next week to expand its chip output in Taylor,...

Senate Republican leader backs legislation to force Chinese divestment of TikTok

WASHINGTON - US Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday called for legislation to force TikTok's parent company, China's ByteDance, to divest the short video app...

Brazil judge opens inquiry into Musk after refusal to block accounts on X

BRASILIA - A standoff between Elon Musk and Brazil escalated on Sunday when a Supreme Court judge opened an inquiry into the billionaire after Musk said...

US lawmakers strike deal on data privacy legislation

WASHINGTON - Two key US lawmakers said on Sunday they struck a deal on draft bipartisan data privacy legislation that would restrict consumer data that technology...

Apple services restored after brief outages globally

Issues with Apple services including its App Store, video and music streaming platforms Apple TV+ and Apple Music, were resolved after outages that affected users...

Meta’s WhatsApp back up after global outage

Meta Platforms-owned WhatsApp was back up on Wednesday after an hours-long outage at the smartphone messaging app disrupted services for thousands of people globally. WhatsApp said in a post on the...

Google plans to charge for AI-powered search engine, FT reports

Alphabet's Google is considering charging for premium features on its generative AI-powered search engine, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the...

PHL PC shipments down 24.2% in 2023, to rebound this year

THE Philippine personal computer (PC) market saw a decline of 24.2% to 1.89 million units in 2023 from 2.5 million a year prior, but...

Mylo Speech Buddy app to expand language support

SPEECH DEVELOPMENT platform Mylo Speech Buddy will add more languages to its educational videos for children with speech delays and those diagnosed with autism...
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