Broadcom’s bid for Qualcomm could become biggest technology acquisition; ever

SINGAPORE: Communications chipmaker Broadcom Ltd is planning to unveil a bid for smartphone chip supplier Qualcomm Inc by Monday, three sources familiar...

Bitcoin trading continues in China despite crackdown

SHANGHAI: Weeks after Beijing banned fundraising through token launches and ordered some bitcoin exchanges to shut, casting a chill over the cryptocurrency industry,...

Big corporates back crypto ‘plumbing’ despite currency caution

LONDON: Major finance and tech firms are pouring money into startups building technology to develop the crypto market, even though they’re steering...

US may scale back Huawei trade restrictions to help existing customers

The US Commerce Department has said it may soon scale back restrictions on Huawei Technologies after this week’s blacklisting would have made...

GDPR sets the benchmark for data protection – What can Pakistan learn?

Over the last couple of weeks, you may have received emails from organisations such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, TripAdvisor, Medium, Booking.com,...

Big IPOs eyeing a brittle Wall Street in 2019

The market is coming off an outstanding 2018 for stock offers, with 231 companies going public and raising $61 billion, the best year since 2014 when Alibaba entered Wall Street, according to Dealogic

In pursuit of growth, Netflix “debt hole” deepens

San Francisco: Netflix is sinking deeper into debt in its relentless pursuit of more viewers, leaving the company little margin for error...

Pakistan’s IT exports increase 4.3pc to $1bn

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan earned $1 billion by providing different information technology (IT) services to various countries during the first eleven months of the...

Audi’s electric SUV faces four-week delay owing to software bug

FRANKFURT: Audi’s first electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) will hit showrooms four weeks later than planned because of a software development issue, a...

Maria B’s international sales surge by 71pc thanks to Facebook

LAHORE: Maria B has officially become the second Pakistani brand, after Yayvo.com, to be studied by Facebook Business. In a case study...

Google launches ‘Files Go’ that can save around 1GB of space in a month

KARACHI: Google has launched ‘Files Go’, which can save one gigabyte of space of an average user in a month and also...

SBP reviews blockchain technology to protect electronic financial transactions from cyber crimes

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) is currently studying blockchain technology solution model to be adopted by central and commercial banks, as...

South Korean bitcoin platforms agree to more trading transparency

SEOUL: A South Korean blockchain association announced on Friday measures to boost transparency in trading of cryptocurrencies, agreed by 14 exchanges in...

Apple loses $1 trillion status after soft holiday forecast

The dip in Apple’s shares to $208.50 knocked around $67 billion off its value and put Amazon and Microsoft Corp back in the mix in the race among the United States’ big tech players to be the world’s most valuable company

Telecom sector contributed Rs53.76b during first two quarters of FY 2016-17

Islamabad: The telecom sector has contributed Rs582.95 billion to the national exchequer during the last three and a half years, making it...