Axiata, Telenor win approval to form Malaysia’s top mobile operator

A general view of the Axiata headquarters building in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 1, 2019. REUTERS / Lim Huey Teng / Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KUALA LUMPUR, June 29 (Reuters) – Malaysia’s communications regulator on Wednesday approved a merger between the mobile operations of Axiata Group Bhd (AXIA.KL) and Norway’s … Read more

Amazon has a plan to make Alexa mimic anyone’s voice

Amazon’s DOT Alexa device is shown inside a house in this picture illustration taken October 1, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Blake/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LAS VEGAS, June 22 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) wants to give customers the chance to make Alexa, the company’s voice assistant, sound just like their grandmother … Read more

Meta and other tech giants form metaverse standards body, without Apple

The logo of Meta Platforms is seen in Davos, Switzerland, May 22, 2022. Picture taken May 22, 2022. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 21 (Reuters) – Meta (META.O), Microsoft (MSFT.O) and other tech giants racing to build the emerging metaverse concept have formed a group to foster development … Read more

Rogers-Shaw deal approval bets rise after mobile unit sale, shares rally

TORONTO, June 20 (Reuters) – Shares in Shaw Communications (SJRb.TO) and Rogers Communications (RCIb.TO) rallied on Monday on expectations that the sale of Shaw’s mobile unit will eventually pave the way for regulatory approval of Canadian telecom operators ‘C $ 20 billion ($ 15.4 billion) purchase deal. Late on Friday, Rogers and Shaw agreed to … Read more

Internet Explorer gravestone goes viral in South Korea

SEOUL, June 17 (Reuters)-For Jung Ki-young, a South Korean software engineer, Microsoft Corp’s (MSFT.O) decision to retire its Internet Explorer web browser marked the end of a quarter-century love-hate relationship with the technology . To commemorate its demise, he spent a month and 430,000 won ($ 330) designing and ordering a headstone with Explorer’s “e” … Read more

Wall St jumps with tech, energy; Target news weighs on retailers

Target’s margin cut hits some retail stocks Kohl’s climbs on sale talks with Franchise Group Indexes: Dow up 0.8%, S&P 500 up 1%, Nasdaq up 0.9% NEW YORK, June 7 (Reuters) – US stocks rallied late on Tuesday to end higher for a second straight day as technology and energy shares gained, while Target Corp’s … Read more

EU agrees single mobile charging port in blow to Apple

BRUSSELS, June 7 (Reuters) – Apple (AAPL.O) will have to change the connector on iPhones sold in Europe by 2024 after EU countries and lawmakers agreed on Tuesday to a single mobile charging port for mobile phones, tablets and cameras in a world first. The political intervention, which the European Commission said would make life … Read more

Euronext seeks to create European tech profile

The Euronext logo is seen at the financial and business district of La Defense, amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Paris, France, November 10, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, June 7 (Reuters) – Euronext set out on Tuesday a new technology leaders segment … Read more

Indian shares inch lower as tech stocks drag

A man walks out of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai, India, January 3 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BENGALURU, June 6 (Reuters) – Indian shares edged down on Monday dragged by technology stocks, while global investor mood turned cautious ahead of key US economic growth … Read more

Tech firms say India cyber rules risk creating ‘environment of fear’

Broken Ethernet cable is seen in front of binary code and words “cyber security” in this illustration taken March 8, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register IAMAI says penalties for violation creates ‘environment of fear’ Demands extension for the 6-hour window to report breaches Govt says norms needed … Read more