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 […]

 Microsoft Corp on Tuesday launched a tool to help cybersecurity professionals identify breaches, threat signals and better analyze data, using OpenAI’s latest GPT-4 generative artificial intelligence model. The tool, named ‘Security Copilot’, is a simple prompt box that will help security analysts with tasks like summarizing incidents, analyzing vulnerabilities and sharing information with co-workers on […]

Activity at Binance was a pretty clear case of evasion and U.S. authorities needed to step in aggressively and as quickly as possible, the chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission said on Tuesday. The U.S. agency sued Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange, on Monday. “This seemed to be a pretty clear case of […]

Microsoft Corp has offered to change its cloud computing practices to settle antitrust complaints filed by smaller rivals, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday, a move that will stave off an EU investigation. French cloud computing services provider OVHcloud, Italian cloud service provider Aruba and a Danish association of cloud […]

The U.S. dollar fell against a basket of currencies for a second straight day on Tuesday as easing worries about a banking crisis revived investors’ appetite for riskier currencies. Investors took solace from First Citizens BancShares’ agreement to buy all of failed lender Silicon Valley Bank’s deposits and loans, and the fact that no further […]

 EU antitrust regulators gave unconditional approval for Alphabet unit Google’s acquisition of Croatian maths app Photomath, the European Commission said in a statement on Tuesday. The EU Commission said the deal would not reduce competition in the markets for “online homework and study help tools that include maths as a subject offering and general search […]

EU Antitrust

U.S. tech giant Microsoft Corp is close to a settlement with a trio of cloud providers to suspend their antitrust complaints to the European Commission, Bloomberg news reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter. French cloud computing services OVHcloud, Italy’s Aruba SpA and the Danish Cloud Community are the parties involved in the […]

Germany’s antitrust regulator is reviewing Microsoft’s market power in a move that could lead to an investigation of the U.S. tech giant’s business practices and potential bans if they are found to damage competition. The Bundeskartellamt said it would decide whether Microsoft should be designated as a company “of paramount significance for competition across markets”. […]