30 Dec 2021

Alibaba Suffers Government Crackdown Over Log4j

Alibaba, a Chinese tech giant, has reportedly been criticized by China’s top tech regulator for failing to report the infamous Log4j vulnerability quick enough. The firm’s Alibaba Cloud business did not report the flaw to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) in a timely manner as required by

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16 Nov 2021

Cybercriminals Target Alibaba Cloud for Cryptomining, Malware

According to Trend Micro researchers, threat groups have been disabling features in Alibaba Cloud ECS to plant malware and perform crypto mining or jacking. Cybercriminals are allegedly targeting Alibaba Elastic Computing Search instances and disabling certain security features that prevent them from achieving their goals when it comes to cryptomining.

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16 Mar 2021

China’s tech giants fall under regulator’s pressure

China’s tech giants are allegedly experiencing increased pressure from regulators within the country who are worried about growing influence, causing Tencent to drop more than $60 billion from its market value as of Monday. The decrease in market value is largely due to concerns over greater regulator scrutiny. Chinese media

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08 Jan 2021

China CCP to Nationalize Jack Ma’s Alibaba and Ant Group

Recent reports from China seemingly indicate that the Chinese government is planning to nationalize Alibaba and the Ant Group, founded by mogul Jack Ma. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has forged ahead with the antitrust investigation into the e-commerce giant. The administration is investigating the company for suspected monopolistic activities,

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16 Dec 2019

Cisco Wins Legal Challenge in Battle Against Chinese Counterfeits

Cisco Systems has secured an injunction that requires marketplaces like Amazon and Alibaba to stop selling certain knockoffs of key networking equipment. Cisco argues that counterfeit items could threaten US national security and health systems because the items were more prone to failure and issues. The suit, which was filed

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15 Nov 2019

Tencent vs. Alibaba: Why one Chinese titan is slumping while the other soars

Tencent’s stock dropped 2.3% amid the Hong Kong protests on Thursday, making it the worst performer on the Hang Seng Index (HSI), while Alibaba celebrates massive earnings from China’s “singles day.”  While Alibaba and Tencent remain two of China’s most valuable tech companies, Tencent is suffering while Alibaba stock has

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12 Sep 2019

The Executive’s Guide To Quantum Computing: What you need to know for your strategy today

This guide captures key concepts and the status of major quantum computing research initiatives in a way meant to serve the needs of operational decision-makers. Our goal, inform you about the near future so you can make the right changes to your strategy today. After a review of some key quantum computing concepts we will provide an update on some of the most promising research initiatives and key use cases being explored. We then conclude with insights you can use for your strategic approach and a list of resources for further research.

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23 Jan 2019

The future of China’s AI industry is in the hands of just three companies

How is A.I. developing differently in the U.S. and in China? One aspect is the investment landscape. In a new MIT Technology Review article, the massive concentration of Chinese A.I. development in the hands of the three largest companies is emphasized and explored. While the country boasts 190 major A.I.

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20 Sep 2018

Alibaba’s Jack Ma cancels promise of 1 million US jobs, says people should prepare for 20 years of China-U.S. trade war

Alibaba’s co-founder Jack Ma has cancelled his promise of establishing 1 million jobs in the US due to the ongoing trade war. This trade war, he stated, will last for decades and prevent significant partnership growth between the countries. Given the trade war, he has argued that China should instead

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