Smartphone giant Xiaomi became the latest Chinese technology group to be targeted by the Trump administration, with its surprise addition to an investment blacklist sending its shares sharply lower.
Alibaba, Baidu, and Tencent were among a dozen companies being examined for inclusion in a Defense Department list of firms deemed to support Chinas military, intelligence and security services.
Amazon said it would stop providing cloud services to the platform and Apple suspended Parler from its App Store, sharply escalating a campaign by tech giants to regulate content they see as dangerous in the wake of the Capitol riot.
Big tech companies are getting into the custom chip-making game in the hunt for improved performance and lower costs, shifting the balance of power in the industry.
The legal action followed a monthslong investigation by attorneys general in Colorado and other states into whether the tech giant abuses the market power of its dominant search business.
Much of the value of the winners of the pandemic stock market like Apple, Alphabet and Twitter lies in the hope of earnings many years in the future. But that means they are more exposed to the unexpected threats that will emerge given more time.
The antitrust lawsuit filed against Google this week is focused mostly on the consumer business, but it also will have implications for the enterprise tech market where Google aspires to a greater role.
Unlike Standard Oil and U.S. Steel, its market share is beneficial to sellers and customers.
Retailers more than ever are leaning on cloud computing to capitalize on a surge in online shopping without overloading their information-technology systems.