ZTE stock rises

Can ZTE bounce back? China tech-firm ZTE saw its stock rise 25% on Thursday following a government announcement that the US ban will soon be removed. The US Commerce Department first created the ban on the tech firm because of its trade with North Korea and Iran – despite the sanctions the US placed on […]
  • 7 Days ago

Australian retailers ban plastic bags

Australia follows plastic ban trend Specific retail chains and Australian chains have announced that they will ban single-use plastic bags starting July 1. Queensland and Western Australia will ban single-use plastic bags in the entirety of the states, and retail stores Coles and Big W will ban them in all locations. Tasmania, South Australia, and […]
  • 17 Days ago

Google invests in Chinese e-commerce firm JD.com

Google hoping to gain an edge in the e-commerce industry In an attempt to grow its e-commerce arm and combat giants like Amazon and Alibaba, Google and JD.com announced that they will create a partnership. Google announced that it will invest $550 million in the Chinese e-commerce firm. The partnership will combine Google’s technological advancements […]
  • 30 Days ago

ZTE stock tumbles after settlement

ZTE takes 1-2 punch in last week On Wednesday, tech firm ZTE resumed trading for the first time in eight weeks after the US Commerce Department issued a ban on all domestic exports to the company. Moreover, the US government banned American companies from trading their supplies to the Chinese tech company because ZTE ignored […]
  • 1 month ago

Qualcomm to meet with China regulators for hopeful NXP acquisition

Can Qualcomm-NXP get past China-US trade disputes? Eight of nine global antitrust regulators have given the nod of approval for Qualcomm’s acquisition of NXP Semiconductors NV. The only one that Qualcomm still needs to win over is China, with which it plans to meet this week. Qualcomm hopes to acquire the company for $44 billion […]
  • 2 Months ago

China bans Facebook messaging service WhatsApp

The Chinese government has disabled Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp, the New York Times reports. Nadim Kobeissi, an applied cryptographer at Paris-based research firm Symbolic Software, told the Times his company began noticing slowdowns in the service Wednesday. By Monday, the block had become comprehensive. Authorities blocked video-chat and file-sharing functions within WhatsApp in mid-July, but […]
  • 10 Months ago

Continued Apple-Qualcomm Legal Battle Leads to iPhone Ban Request

Qualcomm has requested the U.S. International Trade Commission to ban the import of certain iPhones that do not use Qualcomm chips, as well as ban Apple from selling any devices that have already been imported. The complaint accuses Apple’s iPhone of infringing six of Qualcomm’s mobile patents. If successful, the ban would affect the importing […]
  • 1 year ago

Germany Bans Doll Over Suspicions of Espionage

Dolls have been used by children for centuries. They’re good companions and even pose as a good listener. However, this doll might be a little too good at listening. Good enough to ban her from Germany under suspicion of being a device of espionage. German regulators have found suspicion in the seemingly harmless doll called […]
  • 1 year ago

Lithuania Bans Energy Drink Sales to Minors

The country of Lithuania has just voted on the ban of selling energy drinks to minors. It is the first country to have made such a move to protect its youth. It is a move that will likely have governments around the world contemplating their own legislature concerning highly caffeinated beverages. Almantas Kranauskas, a Lithuanian […]
  • 4 Years ago