BRICS S&T News

Reuters, 05 January 2021
Alibaba Group will close its music streaming platform Xiami Music next month, in a move that marks a step back from its ambitions to push into China’s entertainment industry. Read more...
Hindustan Times, 31 December 2020
US investigators originally thought that the attack on government agencies and private industry targets began in March or April, including breaches of Treasury, State, Commerce and Energy Departments. Read more...
Hindustan Times, 31 December 2020
Including the 39,000 games, Apple removed more than 46,000 apps in total from its store in China. Read more...
Moscow Times, 01 January 2021
The world’s largest country faces an accelerating emergency as warming weather sparks more environmental disasters with ever more damaging consequences. Read more...
Reuters, 20 December 2020
China’s former finance minister Lou Jiwei suggested that China could restrict the number of banks a single fintech platform can partner with, to prevent any platform from gaining too much market share, state media reported on Sunday. Read more...
Reuters, 20 December 2020
U.S. lawmakers will back $1.9 billion to fund a program to remove telecom network equipment that the U.S. government says poses national security risks as part of a $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill, two sources briefed on the matter said on Sunday. Read more...
Reuters, 21 December 2020
The U.S. unit of SoftBank-backed robotics startup CloudMinds has changed its name to distance itself from the blacklisted China-based firm, two people with knowledge of the matter said, and is selling face-scanning temperature monitors through T-Mobile US Read more...
Reuters, 21 December 2020
Russia’s federal anti-monopoly service (FAS) has accused hotel reservation website Booking.com of violating anti-monopoly law, the regulator said on Monday. Read more...
Reuters, 22 December 2020
The Indian parent of a TikTok copycat has raised more than $100 million from investors including Alphabet Inc’s Google and Microsoft, months after the Chinese-owned short-video app was banned in the country, Read more...
Reuters, 22 December 2020
China’s ByteDance is in talks to buy into mobile games publisher CMGE Technology Group Ltd, four people with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters, as the owner of short video app TikTok moves to strengthen its next pillar of growth. Read more...
Reuters, 22 December 2020
Chinese mobile gaming company CMGE Technology Group Ltd on Tuesday said it is not in talks to sell a stake to China’s ByteDance, refuting an earlier Reuters report citing four unnamed sources Read more...
Reuters, 23 December 2020
China’s Ant Group is lowering borrowing limits for some young users of its Huabei virtual credit card product, the company said on Wednesday, a month after China suspended the fintech giant’s $37 billion public listing plan. Read more...
Reuters, 23 December 2020
Prominent U.S. lawmakers warned a Pacific ally that China risked undermining the security of a sensitive undersea cable project if a cut-price, state-backed bid wins a tender process overseen by development agencies, a letter reviewed by Reuters shows. Read more...
Reuters, 23 December 2020
WeRide, a Chinese startup developing autonomous vehicles, said on Wednesday it had raised $200 million from Yutong Group, the parent of bus maker Zhengzhou Yutong Bus Co Ltd, and the two companies would develop self-driving buses together. Read more...
Reuters, 24 December 2020
China has launched an investigation into Alibaba Group for suspected monopolistic behaviour and will summon its Ant Group to meet in coming days, regulators said, in the latest blow for Jack Ma’s e-commerce and fintech empire. Read more...
Reuters, 24 December 2020
The suspected Russian agents behind the biggest breach of U.S. government agencies in years leveraged access to a Microsoft cloud services reseller in a failed attempt to hack CrowdStrike, the cybersecurity firm said on Thursday. Read more...
Reuters, 28 December 2020
Alibaba shares slumped 9% to their lowest since June on Monday, as the firm’s upsized $10 billion buyback programme failed to ease concerns about a regulatory crackdown on co-founder Jack Ma’s e-commerce and financial empire. Read more...
Xinhua, 06 December 2020
The SpaceX's upgraded Dragon cargo spacecraft docked to the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday in its first mission. Read more...
Xinhua, 08 December 2020
The SpaceX's upgraded Dragon cargo spacecraft docked to the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday in its first mission. Read more...
Xinhua, 06 December 2020
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