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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo speaks during a high speed internet event at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building’s South Court Auditorium at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 3, 2021. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein WASHINGTON, June 15 (Reuters) – A group of 10 Republican U.S. senators on Tuesday urged Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo to direct …

For the past several years, economists, and government leaders have regularly sounded alarms about the dangers of big tech monopolies. On her 2020 campaign website, for example, Senator Elizabeth Warren said “big tech companies have too much power, too much power over our economy, our society, our democracy.” In the months since the election, politicians …

In a year of lockdowns, each one of us experienced the power of technology at a fundamental level. With the world shifting enmasse to virtual, technology helped us take care of loved ones, get healthcare, access essential services, get work done and keep our businesses running. It took a pandemic to bring home the power …

The U.S. Capitol is seen at sunrise. Washington, U.S. January 11, 2021. REUTERS/Erin Scott A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced four bills on Friday aimed at reining in the power of the tech giants, with one potentially leading to their break-up. Two of the bills address the issue of …

A view shows a Huawei logo at Huawei Technologies France headquarters in Boulogne-Billancourt near Paris, France, February 17, 2021. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/File Photo China’s Huawei Technologies (HWT.UL) aims to develop driverless passenger car technology by 2025, an executive said on Thursday, as the world’s largest telecommunications equipment maker diversifies its business in the face of U.S. …

Intel Corp (INTC.O) is debating a possible offer to buy SiFive Inc, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters, a company closely associated with open-source technology that is challenging the rise of Intel’s rival, Arm Ltd. SiFive, a San Mateo, California-based startup, employs several of the creators of RISC-V, an open-source chip technology that …

The awards program included an independent judging panel of industry analysts and experts. Judges this year were specifically evaluating how technology providers supported clients through one of the most challenging and dynamic years on record as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The HR Tech Awards program, powered by HR industry analyst and advisory firm Lighthouse Research & …

Shares of technology companies edged higher. The Senate on Tuesday approved a bipartisan, $250 billion bill boosting government spending on technology research and development amid rising competition from China and other nations. The biggest American-owned solar-panel maker announced plans to invest $680 million in a new Ohio factory, in one of the largest bets on …

Apple Inc (AAPL.O) is in early-stage talks with China’s CATL (300750.SZ) and BYD (002594.SZ), about the supply of batteries for its planned electric vehicle, four people with knowledge of the matter said. The discussions are subject to change and it is not clear if agreements with either CATL or BYD will be reached, said the …

Visitors check their phones behind the screens advertising facial recognition software during Global Mobile Internet Conference at the National Convention in Beijing, China April 27, 2018. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj A group of 50 investors managing more than $4.5 trillion in assets is calling on companies involved in the development and use of facial recognition technology, such …