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T-Mobile and Sprint Plan Concessions to Get Their $26.5 Billion Merger Cleared Click Here to Open in a New Window

T-Mobile and Sprint Plan Concessions to Get Their $26.5 Billion Merger ClearedThe promises include the sale of one of their prepaid brands, a three-year buildout of their 5G network, and a reiterated pledge not to raise prices while the network is being constructed, said the people, who asked not to be identified as the matter is private. The new pledges follow talks with the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC and the U.S. Department of Justice both have to sign off on the transaction.



China's tech transfer problem is growing, EU business group says Click Here to Open in a New Window

China's tech transfer problem is growing, EU business group saysCases of European firms forced to transfer technology in China are increasing despite Beijing saying the problem does not exist, a European business lobby said, adding that its outlook on the country's regulatory environment is "bleak". China's trading partners have long complained that their companies are often compelled to hand over prized technology in exchange for access to the world's second-largest economy. Demands by the United States that China address the problem are central to the two countries' ongoing trade war, which has seen both sides pile tariffs on billions of dollars of each other's goods.



Top U.S. Tech Companies Begin to Cut Off Vital Huawei Supplies Click Here to Open in a New Window

Top U.S. Tech Companies Begin to Cut Off Vital Huawei SuppliesChipmakers including Intel Corp., Qualcomm Inc., Xilinx Inc. and Broadcom Inc. have told their employees they will not supply Huawei till further notice, according to people familiar with their actions.



Sony's Deal With Microsoft Blindsided Its Own PlayStation Team Click Here to Open in a New Window

Sony's Deal With Microsoft Blindsided Its Own PlayStation TeamPerhaps no one was more shocked than employees of Sony’s PlayStation division, who have spent almost two decades fighting the U.S. software giant in the $38 billion video game console market. Last week, the companies announced a strategic partnership to co-develop game streaming technology and host some of PlayStation’s online services on the Redmond-based company’s Azure cloud platform. It comes after PlayStation spent seven years developing its own cloud gaming offering, with limited success.



Burning Cash Is Strategy of Choice for China's Starbucks Rival Click Here to Open in a New Window

Burning Cash Is Strategy of Choice for China's Starbucks RivalFor now, American investors seem impressed enough by Luckin’s aggressive expansion plan for the Xiamen-based company to raise a higher-than-expected $561 million in its initial public offering Thursday. Reinout Schakel, the company’s chief financial officer, said he was pleased with the trading debut. The Chinese startup is seeking to overtake Starbucks, opening more stores in two years than the industry giant has in 20 years.



The Tech Cold War Has Begun Click Here to Open in a New Window

The Tech Cold War Has BegunChipmakers including Qualcomm Inc., Xilinx Inc. and Broadcom Inc. have told employees they won’t supply to the Chinese electronics giant until further notice, Bloomberg News reported late Sunday in the U.S. Those companies will need clarification from the Trump administration on whether they can ship to Huawei, so for now it seems they’re erring on the side of caution. The prospect that the U.S. government would cut off the supply of components to Huawei was precisely what management had been anticipating for close to a year, Bloomberg News reported Friday.



The Tech Cold War Has Begun Click Here to Open in a New Window

The Tech Cold War Has BegunChipmakers including Qualcomm Inc., Xilinx Inc. and Broadcom Inc. have told employees they won’t supply to the Chinese electronics giant until further notice, Bloomberg News reported late Sunday in the U.S. Those companies will need clarification from the Trump administration on whether they can ship to Huawei, so for now it seems they’re erring on the side of caution. The prospect that the U.S. government would cut off the supply of components to Huawei was precisely what management had been anticipating for close to a year, Bloomberg News reported Friday.



Australia's Climate Wars Set to Heat Up After Coal Champion Wins Click Here to Open in a New Window

Australia's Climate Wars Set to Heat Up After Coal Champion WinsRather than backing the opposition Labor party’s plans for sweeping cuts to greenhouse gas emissions, voters fell in behind a conservative government that has refused to legislate its Paris Agreement commitments. Morrison once brandished a lump of coal in parliament as a mark of his support for the industry, and in focusing his energy policy on lowering electricity prices has derided the reliability of wind and solar.



Australia's Climate Wars Set to Heat Up After Coal Champion Wins Click Here to Open in a New Window

Australia's Climate Wars Set to Heat Up After Coal Champion WinsRather than backing the opposition Labor party’s plans for sweeping cuts to greenhouse gas emissions, voters fell in behind a conservative government that has refused to legislate its Paris Agreement commitments. Morrison once brandished a lump of coal in parliament as a mark of his support for the industry, and in focusing his energy policy on lowering electricity prices has derided the reliability of wind and solar.



Australia's conservative coalition secures parliamentary majority Click Here to Open in a New Window

Australia's conservative coalition secures parliamentary majorityThe Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) on Monday said Morrison's coalition has won 76 seats in Australia's parliament, which is comprised of 151 elected lawmakers. Respected Australian Broadcasting Corporation election analyst Antony Green said the Morrison's coalition will retain its lead in at least one more seat, allowing it to select a parliamentary speaker and still retain a majority. After a long and bitter election campaign, Morrison said Australians have had enough of politics.



Germany's far-right AfD warms to climate change denial Click Here to Open in a New Window

Germany's far-right AfD warms to climate change denialThey deny global warming, oppose wind farms, defend diesel engines and coal mines, and mock teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg as a green "cult" leader. Politicians of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) have discovered climate change denial in their campaign for European Parliamentary elections. In times of bitter social polarisation, the AfD has trained its sights on those voters who see ecological issues as an elitist concern that kills jobs and hurts industry.



Traumatised by conflict, animals find haven in Jordan Click Here to Open in a New Window

Traumatised by conflict, animals find haven in JordanFor more than a year after being moved to a Jordanian wildlife reserve from war-hit Syria, two bears, Loz and Sukkar, would cower whenever planes flew by, traumatised by past bombardments. The sanctuary located in Jerash province north of Amman was set up by the Princess Alia Foundation, named after the king's sister, in cooperation with the international animal welfare organisation Four Paws.





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