Silicon Valley


Beijing's 'Silicon Hutong' becomes a free-trade zone

Beijing’s 'Silicon Hutong' becomes a free-trade zone

(ATF) Officials in Beijing’s Haidian District – often referred to as ‘Silicon Hutong’ like the US’ Silicon Valley, as it is home to many top universities and hi-tech firms – have issued a raft of policies aimed at boosting the area's IT sector.City officials have agreed on 38 policies in …

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Former UK and Canada central bank chief joins board of Stripe

Former UK and Canada central bank chief joins board of Stripe

(ATF) Mark Carney, the "rockstar banker" who ran both the UK and Canadian central banks, has joined the board of Stripe, adding to the US digital payments company's distinguished board as it prepares for a round funding that could value it at $100 billion.A former Goldman Sachs executive who also …

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Security concerns over Clubhouse chat app

Security concerns over Clubhouse chat app

(ATF) For a few weeks, Clubhouse, an audio chat app developed in Silicon Valley, was a popular forum for conversations deemed contentious in China. However, last Monday evening, the inevitable happened – when users logged in from the mainland, they were met with a blank page displaying an error.Though this …

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