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Baidu's platform for Chinese metaverse could take 6 years to complete

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At a recent event in Beijing, Baidu Vice President Ma Jie (馬傑) admitted it will likely take six years for the Chinese tech giant to build its metaverse platform, "Xir...

EXPLAINER: Why Facebook is holding off on kids' Instagram

Bowing — perhaps only for a moment — to pressure from lawmakers, critics, the media and child development experts, Facebook said Monday it will “pause” its work on a kids' version of its photo and vid...

China's Xi sets sights on 'common prosperity' after top-level meeting

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) has called for tougher “regulation of high incomes” in a sign the country’s extended campaign targeting its tech giant...

Taiwan's TSMC squeezes out Tencent to become Asia's most valuable company

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp (TSMC) reached US$552 billion at market close on Tuesday (Aug. 3), overtaking China’s tech giant Tencent to become the most v...

Florida House overwhelmingly approves consumer privacy bill

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida House resoundingly approved a consumer privacy bill on Wednesday, giving the public an opportunity to regain ownership of the personal data collected by companies ...

For Big Tech, Biden brings a new era but no ease in scrutiny

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama-Biden administration was a charmed era for America's tech companies — a moment when they were lionized as innovators, hailed as job creators and largely left alone. ...