Samsung Display to end all LCD production by end 2020

South Korean panel maker Samsung Display has decided to end all of its production of liquid crystal display (LCD) panels in South Korea and China by the end of this year, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday.  Samsung Display, a unit of South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS), said in October that it…

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UK broadband providers lift data caps during coronavirus crisis

Britain’s big telecoms providers have agreed to remove all data caps on fixed-line broadband services that have become a lifeline for people isolated at home during the coronavirus crisis, the government said on Sunday.  The companies, which include BT (BT.L), Virgin Media (LBTYA.O), Sky (CMCSA.O) and TalkTalk (TALK.L), committed to support and protect vulnerable customers…

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Vodafone to offer unlimited data to the vulnerable for free

Mobile operator Vodafone said on Friday it would introduce 30-days free access to unlimited mobile data for half a million of its Pay Monthly customers and upgrade the contracts for those who are flagged as vulnerable.  Vulnerable customers eligible for the upgrade will receive a text message informing them. Those wishing to access the free…

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Tencent to develop cloud game platform with Huawei

China’s Tencent Holdings launched a co-innovation lab with Huawei to develop a cloud game platform, the world’s biggest game company said in a statement Friday.  The collaboration will tap the computing power of Huawei’s Kunpeng processor to build Tencent’s GameMatrix cloud game platform, and the two sides will explore more possibilities in areas such as…

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Singapore’s Vickers Venture raises $200 mln for new fund

Singapore-based Vickers Venture Partners said on Friday it has received commitments totalling $200 million so far for its latest fund, which has a target to raise $500 million.  Chairman Finian Tan told Reuters that it expects the fund, which hit its first close in October and has a portfolio of 11 companies, to perform as…

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Huawei unveils P40 smartphones online as coronavirus thwarts launch event

China’s Huawei Technologies unveiled its new flagship photography-focused P40 smartphones on Wednesday in an online presentation after the coronavirus scuppered the event it had planned. Richard Yu, chief executive of Huawei’s Consumer Business Group, showed three smartphones in an online broadcast: the P40, P40 Pro and P40 Pro+, which have triple, quad and penta-camera configurations…

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Netflix says it has fixed outage that hit some in U.S., UK

Streaming service Netflix Inc has fixed a temporary outage that affected some users in the United States and United Kingdom on Wednesday, the company said.  “Some of our members in the U.S. and Europe were unable to use Netflix via our website for around an hour this morning. The issue is now fixed and we’re…

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Spotify launches music relief project to help artists

Spotify Technology SA said on Wednesday it had launched a COVID-19 music relief project to raise funds for musicians as the coronavirus pandemic grounds life to a halt in most countries, while taking a toll on the economy.  The music streaming platform, which had about 124 million paid subscribers, also partnered with non-profit organizations such…

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