Galaxy Note8 to launch in late September priced at €999, 6GB of RAM and dual camera in tow

One of the highest anticipated devices of this year might be launching later than expected. No, we’re not talking about the iPhone 8 this time around, but Samsung’s Galaxy Note8. A new report from Evan Blass (a.k.a @evleaks) claims the handset will only be unveiled in the second half of September, contradicting earlier rumors that […]

ECB pushes to gain control of euro clearing business after Brexit

The European Central Bank has made its strongest push yet to gain control of oversight of the lucrative business of euro clearing post-Brexit, with its top ranking governing council calling for a change to the bank’s statute to give it more legal powers to take on the role. Oversight of clearing has emerged as an […]

Japan Govt-led Bid For Toshiba Chip Business to Include SK Hynix

  A woman walks behind the logo of Toshiba Corp in Tokyo September 30, 2015. (Reuters/Toru Hanai) Japanese government-led consortium bidding for Toshiba Corp’s chip business will include South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix Inc, sources familiar with the matter said – a move likely to add firepower to the group’s bid in the hotly contested […]

Paul Ryan says “death tax” hurts Wisconsin small businesses. IRS data shows otherwise

Does the estate tax really hurt small businesses? House Speaker Paul Ryan thinks so. He revived this longstanding debate in a May 17 column in the Kenosha News, in which he defended the Republican plan to abolish the levy on inherited wealth. Ryan wrote that the “death tax” can “result in double, and potentially even […]

Computex 2017: Microsoft showcases Windows Mixed Reality headsets

Microsoft on Wednesday showcased an innovative Windows Mixed Reality headsets designed with the help from partners like Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP and Lenovo at the information and communication technology (ICT) show ‘Computex 2017’.   Available later this year, these affordable headsets will utilise the Windows Mixed Reality platform to enable new video, entertainment, social and […]

WannaCry ransomware attack: Your ATM is safe for now, say experts

Bank ATMs across India might escape the WannaCry worm global attack that locks computers and demands a ransom, cyber security experts said on Monday. At least 80% of Indian ATMs operate on Windows XP and uses a firmware that limits the machine’s activities to bare basics such as dispensing cash on request and checking the […]

Spotlight: Next Trucking Uses Online Marketplace to Connect Shippers and Truckers

Trucking is an evolving industry. But it’s not one that has kept up with new technology quite as much as others. Next Trucking is one business that’s looking to change that. The online trucking marketplace puts more tools in the hands of truckers and also makes it easier for companies to connect with carriers. You […]

Temasek and Jack Ma-Backed Fund Invest in Genomics Business

Jack Ma. Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg A fund backed by Chinese billionaire Jack Ma and Singapore’s state-owned investment firm Temasek Holdings Pte made new investments in contract genomics organization WuXi NextCODE, which is expanding in China as the country pushes into the emerging field of precision medicine. Yunfeng Capital and Temasek co-led a $75 million Series B […]

Why is Microsoft trying to turn its Surface business into the next Nokia?

At first glance, it’s easy to mistake the Surface Pro 4 for the Surface Pro 3. Microsoft’s third-quarter financial results were published yesterday, and they had many high points: cloud revenue is growing well (though we have some misgivings about how the numbers are reported), Windows outperformed the PC market, and Office 365 passed 100 […]