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What Is Tencent?

August 08 2020 | TW News Correspondent

Based in Shenzhen and founded in 1998, the Chinese company Tencent enjoys huge popularity - and profits - in China.

Its cute penguin symbol is as familiar to Chinese children as the McDonalds "golden arches" logo is to children in the West, says the BBC's China media analyst Kerry Allen.


Samsung Unveils Galaxy Z Fold 2 And Note 20 Smartphones

August 06 2020 | TW News Correspondent

Samsung has tackled one of the biggest criticisms of its original folding-screen smartphone by giving the new version a much bigger external display for use when it is closed.

The original Galaxy Fold's "cover screen" was a relatively small 4.6in, leading to claims...

Google-Fitbit Takeover: EU Launches Full-Scale Probe

August 05 2020 | TW News Correspondent

The European Commission will carry out a full-scale probe into Google's takeover of Fitbit.

The announcement follows a preliminary review, and threatens to derail the purchas...

TikTok Launches $200 Mn 'Creator Fund'

July 30 2020 | TW News Correspondent

TikTok unveiled plans for a $200 million "creator fund" to add content from emerging social media personalities to the fast-growing video-sharing app.

The new US fund will "help support ambitious creators who are seeking opportunities to foster a livelihood through their innov...

Coronavirus: Kodak Pivots Itself To Become Strategic Drug Maker

July 29 2020 | TW News Correspondent

Better known for making cameras, Kodak has moved into drug making and has just secured a $765m (£592m) loan from the US government.

The fallen giant of the photography industry will make ingredients used in generic drugs to help fight the coronavirus.

Announcing the loan, the US government said it wanted to reduce dependency on foreign co...

Big Tech And Antitrust: Where Things Stand

July 28 2020 | TW News Correspondent

The four major tech firms whose chief executives are testifying at a congressional antitrust hearing face a variety of complaints about their dominance in the US and elsewhere.

Investigations are being led by antitrust enforcers at the Justice Department, Federal Trade Commission and by authorities in US states.

Here is a summary of the main issues:


The largest unit...

Twitter Says Hackers Saw Messages From 36 Accounts, Including Netherlands Official

July 27 2020 | TW News Correspondent

Twitter said on Wednesday that the hackers who breached its systems last week likely read the direct messages of 36 accounts, including one belonging to an elected official in the Netherlands.

In tweets from its support account and an updated blog post, Twitter said it had no indication that the private messages of any other elected officials were obtai...

Intel's Next-Generation 7nm Chips Delayed Until 2022

July 27 2020 | TW News Correspondent

Intel says the production of its next-generation chips will be set back until 2022, following years of delays getting its current-generation chips on sale.

The company said it was exploring "contingency plans" such as having third-party manufacturers pro...

Xbox Cloud Gaming Service To Debut In September

July 26 2020 | TW News Correspondent

Microsoft said Thursday its cloud video game service will debut in September as a feature available to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers

"We're bringing Xbox Game Pass and Project xCloud together at no additional cost for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members," Xbox team head Phil Spencer said in a post.

"With cloud gaming in Game Pass Ultimate, you will be able to play over 100 Xbox Game...