Canada on Tuesday sought to close competitive gaps with United States with a budget aimed at attracting investment in the low-carbon economy, including tax incentives for electric-vehicle (EV) manufacturers and expanding the electricity grid. The 2023-2024 fiscal document, delivered to the House of Commons, also has a “grocery rebate” for 11 million low-income Canadians, an […]

data security

China has urged Apple to strengthen its data security and personal privacy protection, the country’s state planner said in a statement on Tuesday. Chairman of National Development and Reform Commission Zheng Shanjie made the comments when he met Apple CEO Tim Cook on Monday, the statement said. HONG KONG (Reuters) Inside Telecom provides you with […]

Xi and Putin Meet

Chinese President Xi Jinping met his “dear friend” Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Monday, seeking both to deepen economic ties with an ally he sees as a useful counterweight to the West and to promote Beijing’s role as a potential peacemaker in Ukraine. Xi was the first leader to meet the Russian president since the […]

Consumer Electronics Demand

Apple Inc supplier Foxconn on Wednesday said it plans to ramp up investment outside of China and efforts to attract automakers to its contract manufacturing business, as the company reported weaker demand for consumer electronics. Foxconn, which assembles around 70% of iPhones, has been diversifying production away from China, whose strict COVID restrictions disrupted its […]

data pact

A new pact to facilitate the safe transfer of EU citizens’ personal data to the United States might not come into force in time to avoid a suspension of Facebook’s transatlantic data flows, the U.S. firm’s lead European regulator said on Tuesday. Facebook owner Meta, which has warned a stoppage could force it to suspend […]

Casio teams

Japanese watchmaker Casio Computer has partnered with Finnish heart rate monitoring pioneer Polar Electro for its latest fitness smartwatch, the two companies said on Tuesday. Casio launched what it called its first smartwatch in 2021 using Google’s Wear operating system, entering the wearables market dominated by Apple and Samsung. Casio will add Polar’s technology to […]

Eu EYes Big Tech

The European Commission on Thursday launched a consultation on the future of Europe’s telecoms sector, starting a process that could lead to requiring Alphabet’s Google, Apple, Meta Platform and Netflix to pay some network costs. The move by the EU executive followed more than two decades of lobbying by Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefonica, Telecom Italia […]

Over 2022, the tech sector saw highly high volatility. Taking the brunt of changes in Fed tightening predictions and the outlook for the USD. The Nasdaq and the XLK (SPDR Tech fund), two major tech indexes, are down on the year by 27% and 23%, respectively. As we transition into the first quarter of 2023, […]