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Huawei launches UK advertising blitz ahead of security review

China’s Huawei Technologies has launched a British advertising blitz to highlight its role in building the country’s broadband and mobile networks ahead of a UK security review that could see further restrictions on its activities. Vice President Victor Zhang said Huawei had been in Britain for 20 years, during which time it had helped build…

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WhatsApp, PayPal invest in Indonesian super app Gojek

Facebook Inc (FB.O) messaging platform WhatsApp and PayPal Holdings Inc (PYPL.O) on Wednesday said they have invested in payment, food delivery and ride-hailing app operator Gojek as part of the Indonesian firm’s ongoing fundraising round. WhatsApp and PayPal did not disclose the size of the investment or the stakes they would receive. A Gojek investor…

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Square joins Twitter in letting employees work from home permanently

Jack Dorsey-led Square Inc said on Monday that most of its employees can continue to work from home permanently even after offices reopen, following a similar announcement from Twitter Inc, which is also headed by the billionaire.  The COVID-19 pandemic, which has so far infected more than 4.75 million people globally, has led to strict…

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Facebook buys GIF website Giphy to integrate with Instagram

Facebook Inc is acquiring Giphy, a popular website for making and sharing animated images, or GIFs, and will integrate it with its rapidly growing Instagram photo-sharing app, Facebook said in a blog post on Friday. The cost, which Facebook and Giphy declined to disclose, was placed at around $400 million by news website Axios.  The…

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Gaming firm Razer to roll out mask vending machines in Singapore

Gaming hardware maker Razer Inc plans to dispense its locally produced masks in Singapore through a network of vending machines across the city-state, where it has become compulsory to wear them in public. The company said it will initially deploy 20 machines at Frasers Property’s malls and JustCo co-working centres around the business district by…

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