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HONG KONG (Reuters) - A U.S. ban on sales of American components to ZTE Corp has unleashed a patriotic backlash in China's cyberspace, highlighting the growing tension between the world's two largest economies. [...]
2018-Apr-19
Source: Reuters: Technology
BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm will have to do more to complete its proposed takeover of NXP Semiconductors , a commerce ministry spokesman said on Thursday. [...]
2018-Apr-19
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BANGKOK (Reuters) - Alibaba is investing $320 million in Thailand as the e-commerce giant aims to tap Chinese consumers' appetite for the Southeast nation's agricultural goods and for its tourism market amid growing competition from rivals. [...]
2018-Apr-19
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PARIS (Reuters) - Vivendi's chairman and top investor Vincent Bollore brushed off criticism over the media group's investments in Telecom Italia (TIM) on Thursday. [...]
2018-Apr-19
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PARIS, LONDON (Reuters) - Activist investor Elliott Advisors lambasted Vivendi on Thursday after the French media group defended its strategy as the main shareholder of Telecom Italia (TIM). [...]
2018-Apr-19
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HONG KONG (Reuters) - ZTE Corp's chief compliance and chief legal officer was removed from his posts more than a month before the Chinese telecom equipment maker was slapped with U.S. sanctions this week, a company source with direct knowledge of the situation told Reuters. [...]
2018-Apr-19
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PARIS (Reuters) - Activist Elliott Advisors issued on Thursday a fresh attack on French media group Vivendi as the hedge fund's battle with Vivendi over Telecom Italia intensifies. [...]
2018-Apr-19
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(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc has picked VMware Inc's Zane Rowe as the top candidate for chief financial officer to lead preparations for the ride-hailing company's initial public offering in 2019, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday. [...]
2018-Apr-19
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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - America Movil's fixed-line unit Telmex said on Wednesday that the nation's supreme court has sided with it and ruled the firm should not be barred from charging rivals for calls to its network. [...]
2018-Apr-18
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - If a new European law restricting what companies can do with people's online data went into effect tomorrow, almost 1.9 billion Facebook Inc users around the world would be protected by it. The online social network is making changes that ensure the number will be much [...]
2018-Apr-18
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Alex Reid: From a national perspective, the number of people earning communications degrees (which was negligible in the heyday of English majors 50-60 years ago), surpassed the number getting English degrees around 20 years ago. Since then Communications has held a fairly steady share of graduates as the college population [...]
2018-Apr-18
Source: New Atlantis: Technology
I've just been teaching Horace's Epistles, and it strikes me that Horace ought to be the man of our social-media moment — the man who shows us another and better way. In the first of those Epistles, Horace writes to his patron Maecenas — the one who bought him his Sabine [...]
2018-Apr-17
Source: New Atlantis: Technology
Reading Ellul on the massive and pervasive consequences of propaganda in the twentieth century, I found myself over and over again thinking: This is how social media work on us. For instance, that passage I quoted in my earlier post — "to the same extent that he lives on the [...]
2018-Apr-16
Source: New Atlantis: Technology
Tim Adams on the media in Putin's Russia: In this culture war, disinformation was critical. Russian TV and social media would create a climate in which news became entertainment, and nothing would quite seem factual. This surreal shift is well documented, but Snyder's forensic examination of, for example, the news cycle [...]
2018-Apr-16
Source: New Atlantis: Technology
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I have just re-read, for the first time in decades, Edmund Wilson's To the Finland Station — which, it appears, NYRB Classics has allowed to go out of print, which is nearly a tragedy. It is a truly remarkable book — it is difficult to imagine anyone of our own [...]
2018-Apr-13
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I think I first came across the music of Austin Cairns (AKA r beny) on Soundcloud, where he has a page you should check out, but he also posts some things just to YouTube, of which the piece above is a superb example. It has a quality that I especially [...]
2018-Apr-12
Source: New Atlantis: Technology
Many years ago I wrote an essay on the great Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe in which I looked at what I believed to be a neglected element of his novels: their critique of the Igbo society they describe. One of the most-quoted passages in his work comes from his autobiographical [...]
2018-Apr-10
Source: New Atlantis: Technology
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I'm quite late to this party, but I recently started using Freedom and I really like it. What led me to it was my realization that, while I have deleted my social-media apps from my phone, I could still access those accounts via the phone's browser. And once I realized [...]
2018-Apr-09
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Sohrab Amari writes in Commentary about two kinds of Christian response to the dominant liberal order, the compatibilists and the non-compatibilists: The “compatibilists” (like yours truly) argued that liberalism's foundational guarantees of freedom of speech, conscience, and association sufficed to protect Christianity from contemporary liberalism's censorious, repressive streak. The [...]
2018-Apr-06
Source: New Atlantis: Technology
Dan Chiasson on Emily Wilson's Twitter feed: The conversation spiralled out to other words in the passage, other choices, with Wilson returning to a line she's used before: “Homeric Greek is a mix of dialects from different ages.” It was a striking invocation of an earlier era's most resplendent verbal technology, [...]
2018-Apr-06
Source: New Atlantis: Technology