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Chinese chip giant calls on US tech to help out with Trump tariffs – not a quid pro quo, obviously

Tsinghua Unigroup chairman says American firms could do more to ease trade tensions One of China’s largest chipmakers is calling on corporations in the United States to bring more pressure to bear on President Trump to end his trade row with the Middle Kingdom. Tsinghua Unigroup chairman Zhao Weiguo said US businesses should “relax and...

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Antarctic researchers send an SOS to the world: Who wrote this message in a bottle?

Mostly illegible missive claims to come from tiny uninhabited island with its own TLD An Antarctic research station is asking for help after finding a message in a bottle with an indecipherable email address. The researchers are part of the Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition based at the country’s longest-running research station on Macquarie Island....

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Samsung sadly sings of memory, all alone in the moonlight, as downturn slashes profits by 56%

Yes, the chips are still down Samsung Electronics profits shrivelled up in the third quarter of 2019 thanks to the ongoing memory market downturn. For the three months ended 30 September 2019, Samsung revenues dipped 5.3 per cent year-on-year to ₩62 trillion (£41bn), but operating profit plummeted 56 per cent to ₩7.78 trillion (£5.14bn). Business...

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UKFast boss steps downs amid internal probe into sexual misconduct allegs

Wife takes the reins pending investigation Lawrence Jones, founder and boss of Manchester hosting provider UKFast, has stepped down while an internal investigation probes allegations of sexual assault, harassment and bullying made against him. UKFast sent us the following: UKFast confirms that Lawrence Jones has stepped down as CEO and is taking a leave of...

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Infosys confirms SEC probe, says India’s SEBI also wants a word

Plus a class action sueball – it’s been a busy 24 hours for Indian outsourcer India-based outsourcer Infosys has confirmed it is being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Washington, which will probe recent allegations of fiscal impropriety made by employees. The business said it will cooperate with the US regulator and...

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Infosys confirms SEC probe, says India’s SEBI also wants a word

Plus a class action sueball – it’s been a busy 24 hours for Indian outsourcer India-based outsourcer Infosys has confirmed it is being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Washington, which will probe recent allegations of fiscal impropriety made by employees. The business said it will cooperate with the US regulator and...

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