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China calls for Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Macau integration

China's State Council wants greater development between Shenzhen and neighbouring Hong Kong and Macau.

Miami, the next big tech hub?

The city of 'Scarface' and 'Miami Vice' is vying to become a new powerhouse of tech startups that some in the business hope will spawn a novel phenomenon – the 'iguanacorn.'

Peter Thiel urges US probe of Google’s ‘seemingly treasonous’ acts

The billionaire wants Google to be investigated by the FBI for ‘putting aside US interests’.

How 2 college dropouts made a US$860 mil fortune by the...

Brex Inc's Henrique Dubugras and Pedro Franceschi – both under 25 – have a veteran’s share of Silicon Valley experience and the net worth to match.

Facebook campus given all-clear after sarin scare

Facebook receives an all-clear over a potential nerve agent sarin attack at its Silicon Valley campus in California. 

Singapore chases tech ‘Jedi Masters’ for Silicon Valley ambitions

Singapore is likely to become Asia's Silicon Valley.

Huawei executive accused of starting a spy mission against rival

CNEX claims the architect visited its headquarters in 2016 and pretended that Huawei was interested in becoming a client, only to try and obtain CNEX’s proprietary technology.

China to tie up Hong Kong, Macau closer to mainland

Beijing wants to create a 'Greater Bay Area' to compete with California's Silicon Valley.

Amazon’s pullout is a blow to New York City’s tech momentum

Amazon abruptly pulled the plug, giving in to fierce opposition from local politicians and community organizers, and taking its pledge of 25,000 high-paying tech jobs off the table.

CrowdStrike hires Goldman Sachs to lead IPO

CrowdStrike is aiming to be valued more than the US$3 billion funding round assigned to it earlier this year.

Cyberjaya has strayed from original aim, says Azmin

The economic affairs minister says Cyberjaya was intended to be an IT hub, but has instead become a hub for property development.

Apple-1 computer fetches US$375,000 at auction

The computer sold this week was restored to original running condition in June and included the original Apple-1 board, a cassette interface, keyboard and other equipment.

China’s Silicon Valley dream needs reality check

President Xi Jinping’s grand plan to bind Hong Kong and Macau with the southern tip of China using the world’s longest bridge and a cross-border bullet train faces some large roadblocks.

Apple discloses minor crash involving self-driving test vehicle

This is the first time a collision involving an Apple autonomous vehicle has been reported by the California DMV.

China’s former internet head charged with taking bribes

Lu allegedly used his position to benefit himself and other unnamed persons during his tenure at Xinhua, the Beijing government and the Cyber Administration of China, among others.

French luxury giants dive into Silicon Valley

Sensing an opportunity, French luxury titan Hermes has launched its 34th US store in Palo Alto, the ultra-rich beating heart of the world's technological behemoths.

Cyberjaya’s failure diagnosed

Entrepreneurs say the tech hub has been let down by bad planning and the wrong work culture.

US$15 billion Silicon Valley upstart takes on big tobacco in UK

Silicon Valley startup Juul Labs Inc. will begin selling its e-cigarettes in the UK this week seeking to replicate its runaway US success.

Cyberjaya a failure, think tank study finds

In its report on Cyberjaya, IDEAS, which compared it with Silicon Valley and other hubs and looked at its stated objectives and the role of government, says failure may have been built into its design.

California lawmakers approve data-privacy bill opposed by Silicon Valley

Brown signed the measure hours after it unanimously passed the two houses of the legislature as part of an effort to stop a similar measure from reaching the state's November election ballot.

Tech CEOs call for gun control following YouTube shooting

Several Silicon Valley leaders called for increased gun control on Tuesday afternoon after a woman at the headquarters of YouTube shot and wounded three people before taking her own life.

Facebook overhauls privacy settings amid data breach outcry

Facebook on Wednesday launched a fresh effort to quell the firestorm over the hijacking of personal data, unveiling new privacy tools and settings to give users more control over how their information is shared.

India’s Silicon Valley faces man-made water crisis

Many rely entirely on supplies shipped in by tankers filled from giant borewells that have caused groundwater levels to plummet, sparking predictions Bangalore could be the first Indian city to run out of water.

Land beneath Silicon Valley is sinking, study says

The sinking of the land below Silicon Valley, as well as other parts of the San Francisco Bay Area, will make it more vulnerable to flooding.

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