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China Targets AI, Chips Among Seven Battlefronts in Tech Race With U.S.

China Targets AI, Chips Among Seven Battlefronts in Tech Race With U.S.

Premier Li Keqiang said China will revise regulation and policies to encourage research and development. SINGAPORE—China upped the stakes in its tech race with the U.S. as leaders laid out plans to speed up development of advanced technologies from chips to artificial intelligence and quantum computing over five years. In a draft economic blueprint unveiled ...
How global tech executives view U.S.-China tech competition

How global tech executives view U.S.-China tech competition

Signboards showing the flags of the United States and China are seen on a street in Qingdao, China. Oriental Image via Reuters Connect The global technology industry is hedging its bets. As the United States and China compete for technological supremacy in advanced semiconductor design and manufacturing, software, and other core technologies, global high-tech companies ...
LinkedIn Is Building A Gig Marketplace, And Other Small Business Tech News

LinkedIn Is Building A Gig Marketplace, And Other Small Business Tech News

1 —LinkedIn is building a gig marketplace.  Professional networking site, LinkedIn has announced plans to launch their own gig marketplace called Marketplace. Similar to Upwork and Fiverr, Marketplace will post freelance projects and work from home jobs while taking 13%-27%. The new platform will primarily focus on jobs such as writing, marketing, and consulting. Microsoft—the ...
The year the world gave up waiting for Big Tech to fix itself

The year the world gave up waiting for Big Tech to fix itself

Hong Kong (CNN Business)The world’s biggest tech companies faced a global reckoning in 2020 as the United States, the European Union and even China took dramatic steps to curb their dominance. That pressure won’t be going away in the new year. Dozens of US states and the federal government sued Facebook (FB) and Google (GOOGL) over claims that the companies engaged in anticompetitive behavior that ...
Three Reasons Why The COVID-19 Pandemic Offers A Good Time To Start A Tech

Three Reasons Why The COVID-19 Pandemic Offers A Good Time To Start A Tech

The global coronavirus pandemic of 2020 has caused a lot of upset and change in the world. Businesses have suffered, people have lost jobs, and there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight. Many people are taking a break and waiting for the pandemic to be over, and many have had to hit the ...
Amazon Web Service Explains Its Major Outage…And Other Small Business Tech

Amazon Web Service Explains Its Major Outage…And Other Small Business Tech

1 — Amazon Web Services revealed what caused the major outage last week.     Many AWS operations were impacted last week from an outage that happened in the Northern Virginia region after additions were being made to the capacity of its Kinesis servers, which are used by additional AWS platforms such as Cognito and CloudWatch ...
When Should Health Systems Invest in New Tech?

When Should Health Systems Invest in New Tech?

In my long tenure as CIO at a large academic health system, I was often accosted by senior members of the medical, nursing, or administrative staff, just back from a meeting: “I saw a demo of this next-generation electronic-health-records system. Unbelievable! It saves lives, reduces costs, improves the patient experience, and mows lawns! We need ...
3 Employee Traits That Help Scale a Tech Business

3 Employee Traits That Help Scale a Tech Business

An IT firm is only as good as its people. The U.S. had one million vacant IT jobs last year, but employers are challenged with a talent shortage in fields such as programming, blockchain, artificial intelligence, robotics and engineering. Workers must possess relevant technical expertise, as well as soft skills to positively impact product and service quality. Therefore, business owners should seek job candidates who take ownership ...
Is Your Culture a ‘Good Fit’ for New Technology?

Is Your Culture a ‘Good Fit’ for New Technology?

Technology advances promise to help manufacturers thrive in an increasingly competitive and turbulent world. Readers of the articles on this website are likely to be very familiar with the digital and technical advances that promise to provide a broad range of advantages to manufacturers. Industry 4.0, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics ...
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