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International investor concerns mount over China's tech rout

LONDON, July 27 (Reuters) - International investors were feeling bruised and uncertain on Tuesday as a third day of heavy selling hammered China's top tech stocks and began to seep into currency a...

IoT Pioneer Wiliot Secures $200 Million Investment Round Led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2

With Softbank’s Vision Fund 2 backing, Wiliot will accelerate its mission to create a new era of IoT where intelligence and connectivity are brought to trillions of products that move through global s...

Chinese communists are souring on capitalism

The Chinese Communist Party’s affair with capitalism is souring rapidly. Beijing is forcing the country’s $120 billion private tutoring industry to turn non-profit, an unprecedented move t...

Martinez helps US beat college all-stars 1-0 in Olympic prep

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Nick Martinez combined with three relievers on a five-hitter and Eddy Alvarez walked with the bases loaded in the sixth inning, giving the U.S. Olympic team a 1-...

Japanese firms agree to sell payment startup Pring to Google

TOKYO (Reuters) -Alphabet's Google has agreed to buy payments business Pring from backers including fintech firm Metaps Inc as the U.S. tech giant pushes into Japan's rapidly growing market fo...

China uses Didi as data law test dummy

Investors are watching anxiously as China tests out new data laws on Didi Global (DIDI.N). The $75 billion ride-hailing group's information trove and foreign backers mean it's a good candidate...

Bidding war talk surrounds UK supermarket chain Morrisons

LONDON (AP) — Shares in British supermarket chain Morrisons spiked by 11% on Monday as investors priced in the possibility of a bidding war for the company after a third U.S.-based investment company ...

China watchdog launches review of Didi Global days after IPO

HONG KONG (AP) — China’s internet watchdog said Friday that it has launched an investigation into ride-hailing company Didi Global Inc. to protect national security and public interest, days after the...

China's Didi touts tech spending ahead of Wall St debut

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese ride-hailing service Didi says it lost $5.5 billion over the past three years ahead of its U.S. stock market debut Wednesday but it's highlighting its global reach and investmen...

Japan's SoftBank says Pepper robot remains 'alive' and well

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese technology company SoftBank denies it’s pulling the plug on its friendly, talking, bubble-headed Pepper robot. “There is absolutely no change to our Pepper busi...

Is Japan's remarkable vaccine drive in time for Olympics?

TOKYO (AP) — After months of frustration and delay, Japan has hit the remarkable benchmark of 1 million vaccines a day. But with the Olympics set to start in less than a month, and only a small portio...

The Latest: Protests decry Brazil policies as toll tops 500K

RIO DE JANEIRO — Anti-government protesters have taken to the streets in cities across Brazil as the nation’s confirmed death toll from COVID-19 soared past half a million. It’s a t...

Vaccine laggard Japan steps up shots with company efforts

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese companies have joined the effort to speed up the country’s lagging coronavirus vaccine rollout before the Tokyo Olympics begin next month. Medical professionals...

Japan's SoftBank returns to profit on global stock boom

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank Group Corp. returned to profitability for the fiscal year that ended in March, it said Wednesday, boosted by the strong performance of its sprawl...

LINE message app to recruit 100 digital creatives for new Taiwan offices

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Communications app LINE presented its new Taiwan offices Wednesday (May 5), while announcing it would recruit up to 100 “digital creatives” for a total of more...