The surprise visit of regulators to Microsoft’s offices across China on Monday has marked a dangerous turn for the US tech giant’s operations in China, once the hottest growth market for companies making iPhones, Xboxes, or running search engines.
HP has unveiled its revolutionary supercomputer, The Machine. The all-in-one device – a server, workstation, PC and phone – uses photonic memory and is portable, potentially opening doors to a more powerful, energy-efficient global computer industry.
EU ministers have agreed to 7% cap on the use of food-based biofuels in transport fuel. The agreement comes after a long-standing controversy, with biofuels being criticized for adding to environmental problems.
Google, already the world’s most popular search engine and dominant player in retail, entertainment, education, and even self-driving cars, now wants to revamp the US energy industry. It is looking to make the delivery of electricity more efficient.
Facebook wants to become the biggest media source for the football World Cup in Brazil. The biggest social network says it’ll outperform Twitter, because its 500 million users interested in football is twice the size of Twitter’s monthly user base.
Pavel Durov, ex-CEO of Vkontakte (VK), Russian Facebook, has filed a case against former business partners at United Capital Partners (UCP) in a New York court. Durov accused them of conspiring to obtain shares in his new WhatsApp spin-off Telegram.
Microsoft has officially stopped supporting its technologically obsolete Windows XP operating system, after almost 13 years. From Tuesday around a third of all computers in the world will become more vulnerable to hacking and viruses.
China is developing its first national single mobile payment platform. It's been created to lift domestic information consumption and boost economic growth, and could replace cash, credit and debit cards.
The United Arab Emirates has announced it is embarking on a drone project, which, if successful, will see government documents delivered to citizens by unmanned aerial vehicles. This will follow six months of testing.
Oxford University and Amlin, one of the biggest independent insurers at Lloyd’s of London , are to jointly study the reliability of the existing models that predict natural disasters. Improved prediction could reduce huge insurance company losses.