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Will debt and nationalism drive the future of tech?

Author Evgeny Morozov makes an interesting observation in The Guardian about the use of debt by Softbank and the Sovereign funds of several Middle East and Asian countries, to raise tens of billions of dollars that are used to acquire large tech companies and invest in key startups in AI and robotics. It [Softbank] got Apple, the chip-maker Qualcomm and ...

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Tech M&As continue to rise in Brazil

The information technology (IT) sector was the busiest in January in mergers and acquisitions activity in January 2018, according to a report by PwC Brazil. Some 11 transactions involving IT businesses took place during that month, up 83 percent on the same month a year earlier. The IT sector represents 23 percent of all transactions registered during the month. The ...

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MWC 2018: NTT DoCoMo and NEC trial 5G tech

NEC has announced ahead of Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 that it will be undertaking verification experiments alongside NTT DoCoMo on 5G wireless technologies at the Yokosuka Research Park and NEC’s Tamagawa Plant. According to NEC, this will involve coordinated control between distribution units (DUs) by using its low super-high frequency band — between 3GHz and 6GHz — massive-element active ...

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Singapore designates area for drone tests, explores new tech for air traffic management

The Singapore government has set aside a designated area on the island in which drones can be tested and signed several partnerships to explore the use of new technologies to improve air traffic management. The One-North district, which served as an R&D hub, was unveiled as the country’s first drone estate to provide an area where organisations and research institutions ...

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Digital transformation to drive tech spending in China, India

Technology spending in India is projected to climb 12 percent this year to hit US$70 billion, while China will see its tech expenditure grow 8 percent to US$234 billion. The government and business digital transformation efforts were expected to continue to fuel industry spending in the two Asian markets, according to Forrester. The Indian economy would recover from its lost ...

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​Korean tech minister seeks to quell blockchain fears amid bitcoin crackdown

South Korea’s science and technology minister has stressed that the government will support the fostering of blockchain to quell fears that the recent crackdown on virtual currency will spill over to other emerging technologies. Minister of Science and IT Yoo Young-min told reporters Monday that blockchain and virtual currency should be seen separately, and that the ministry will do its ...

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I built the ultimate tech travel-kit for cheap

ZDNet’s Business Bargain Hunter scours the web for great deals on computers, phones, services and much more. Prices and availability are accurate at the time deals are shared. Some products and services may not be available outside the U.S. Follow BBH on Facebook and Twitter, where he’s known as The Cheapskate. These days I don’t travel much for business, but ...

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