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Yahoo Japan will pay for staff flights to the office under new remote working policy
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flexible working

Yahoo Japan will pay for staff flights to the office under new remote working policy

Yahoo's 8,000 employees are allowed to work remotely from anywhere in a bid to improve well-being across the company
14 Jan 2022
Singapore to resume construction on new data centres following energy efficiency review
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data centres

Singapore to resume construction on new data centres following energy efficiency review

New data centres will need to be more resource efficient and existing ones may need to be retrofitted
14 Jan 2022
China to accelerate construction of national integrated big data centre system
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Policy & legislation

China to accelerate construction of national integrated big data centre system

This comes as part of its next five-year plan which underlines the importance of developing the digital economy
12 Jan 2022
IBM ramps up sustainability efforts with Envizi acquisition
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Business strategy

IBM ramps up sustainability efforts with Envizi acquisition

The company is aiming to help customers better measure their environmental impact
12 Jan 2022
Chinese laboratory hails 6G breakthrough with record speed test
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Network & Internet

Chinese laboratory hails 6G breakthrough with record speed test

Lab claims results could be used to make existing 5G transfers up to 20 times faster
7 Jan 2022
China to introduce cyber security reviews for companies listing overseas
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Security

China to introduce cyber security reviews for companies listing overseas

The country continues to gain oversight of its tech sector as it begins to implement laws proposed last year
4 Jan 2022
China Mobile aims to raise up to £6.6 billion in Shanghai listing
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Network & Internet

China Mobile aims to raise up to £6.6 billion in Shanghai listing

The moves comes after it was removed from the New York Stock Exchange amid escalating US-China tensions
21 Dec 2021
Australia doubles down on digital economy with $252.5 million investment
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Policy & legislation

Australia doubles down on digital economy with $252.5 million investment

The government is spending more money to transform the country into a modern and leading digital economy by 2030
20 Dec 2021
US pushes for Google and Meta to operate US-APAC undersea cable
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Network & Internet

US pushes for Google and Meta to operate US-APAC undersea cable

The government cited concerns around the Chinese government’s efforts to acquire US citizen personal data when making the recommendation
20 Dec 2021
AWS launches new region in Jakarta
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Amazon Web Services (AWS)

AWS launches new region in Jakarta

There are now ten active AWS regions in the Asia Pacific
14 Dec 2021
Six nations partner to build undersea cable in Pacific
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Network & Internet

Six nations partner to build undersea cable in Pacific

This comes after the US warned the island nations about a bid from a Chinese company last year to build an undersea cable
13 Dec 2021
HCL Technologies accused of underpaying H-1B workers by $95 million per year
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Careers & training

HCL Technologies accused of underpaying H-1B workers by $95 million per year

Report claims the Indian IT outsourcing firm has committed wage theft and called on the federal government to curb abuses of the visa programme
13 Dec 2021
South Australia government data breached in ransomware attack
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ransomware

South Australia government data breached in ransomware attack

Between 38,000 to 80,000 government employees might have been affected and potentially have had their data posted on the dark web
10 Dec 2021
NSW to pilot digital tech institute with Microsoft
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Careers & training

NSW to pilot digital tech institute with Microsoft

Australia continues to invest in initiatives that aim to counteract its skill shortage
9 Dec 2021
Australia plans reforms to tackle digital wallets and cryptocurrency regulations
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digital currency

Australia plans reforms to tackle digital wallets and cryptocurrency regulations

The treasurer has warned that if the country doesn’t introduce reforms, it will be Silicon Valley that determines the future of the sector
8 Dec 2021
Apple CEO reportedly signed $275 billion deal with China
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Business strategy

Apple CEO reportedly signed $275 billion deal with China

Tim Cook is said to have signed the agreement in 2016 to avoid regulatory pressure and gain greater access to the Chinese market
8 Dec 2021
Australia to invest $10 million in data tool to tackle skills shortage
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Careers & training

Australia to invest $10 million in data tool to tackle skills shortage

The tool will provide a comprehensive, near real-time view of the country's workforce
7 Dec 2021
Australia film archive gets $41.9 million to digitise audiovisual heritage
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digitisation

Australia film archive gets $41.9 million to digitise audiovisual heritage

The funding will be used to boost the archive’s cyber security and expand its digital storage capacity too
6 Dec 2021
New South Wales plans to create a digital twin of the entire state
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digital transformation

New South Wales plans to create a digital twin of the entire state

Existing Spatial Digital Twin project set to expand following successful trial across eight councils
3 Dec 2021
HPE to build new supercomputer for Thailand science agency
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high-performance computing (HPC)

HPE to build new supercomputer for Thailand science agency

It will be 30 times faster than the agency’s existing system and is set to be operational in 2022
1 Dec 2021
UK and Singapore align closer on digital trade
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Policy & legislation

UK and Singapore align closer on digital trade

Three agreements have been signed which focus on facilitating digital trade, cyber security, and digital identities between the two nations
1 Dec 2021
Australian government-owned energy company hit by ransomware attack
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ransomware

Australian government-owned energy company hit by ransomware attack

CS Energy confirmed hackers infiltrated its corporate network but says the incident has not impacted electricity generation
30 Nov 2021
Sydney government-funded innovation hub launches quantum arm
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Policy & legislation

Sydney government-funded innovation hub launches quantum arm

This comes after Australia designated quantum technology as a critical technology for the country’s future
29 Nov 2021