TSMC starts volume production of most advanced chips in Taiwan

TSMC starts volume production of most advanced chips in Taiwan

TAINAN, Taiwan, Dec 29 (Reuters) – Chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd (TSMC)(2330.TW), began mass production of its most advanced chips in southern Taiwan on Thursday and the company’s chairman said it would continue to expand capacity on the island. The long-awaited mass production of chips with 3-nanometre technology comes as attention focuses on the … Read more

Twitter back online after global outage hits thousands

Twitter back online after global outage hits thousands

Dec 28 (Reuters) – Twitter Inc suffered a major outage on Wednesday, leaving tens of thousands of users globally unable to access the popular social media platform or use its key features for several hours before services appeared to come back online. The incident is the social media site’s first apparent widespread service disruption since … Read more

U.S. stocks drop on recession fears, Nasdaq closes at new bear market low

U.S. stocks drop on recession fears, Nasdaq closes at new bear market low

Tesla gains 3.3% in choppy trade Southwest Airlines slips 5.2% on government scrutiny Indexes down: Dow 1.1%, S&P 500 1.20%, Nasdaq 1.35% Dec 28 (Reuters) – Wall Street’s main indexes ended weaker on Wednesday, with the Nasdaq hitting a 2022 closing low, as investors grappled with mixed economic data, rising COVID cases in China, and … Read more

Hong Kong scraps most COVID rules, though masks still mandated

Hong Kong scraps most COVID rules, though masks still mandated

HONG KONG, Dec 28 (Reuters) – Hong Kong will cancel its stringent COVID-19 rules from Thursday, city leader John Lee said, meaning that arrivals will no longer need to do mandatory PCR tests while the city’s vaccine pass would also be scrapped. All measures would be cancelled on Thursday, apart from the wearing of masks … Read more

Elon Musk says around 100 Starlinks now active in Iran

Elon Musk says around 100 Starlinks now active in Iran

Dec 26 (Reuters) – SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Monday that the company is now close to having 100 active Starlinks, the firm’s satellite internet service, in Iran, three months after he tweeted he would activate the service there amid protests around the Islamic country. Musk said, “approaching 100 starlinks active in Iran”, … Read more

Tesla, megacap growth stocks pull Nasdaq lower; Dow rises

Tesla, megacap growth stocks pull Nasdaq lower; Dow rises

Tesla slumps on report of reduced output plan China ADRs rise on reopening optimism Indexes mixed: Dow up 0.40%, S&P down 0.11%, Nasdaq down 0.80% Dec 27 (Reuters) – The tech-heavy Nasdaq came under pressure on Tuesday following declines in some megacap growth stocks and Tesla, while optimism around an economic recovery in China after … Read more

Ringleader in Michigan governor kidnapping plot sentenced to 16 years

Ringleader in Michigan governor kidnapping plot sentenced to 16 years

Dec 27 (Reuters) – The leader of a foiled plot by members of right-wing militia groups to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer was sentenced to 16 years in prison on Tuesday in a U.S. District Court, prosecutors said. Adam Fox was found guilty in August by a federal court jury in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on … Read more

Apple Japan hit with $98 mln in back taxes- Nikkei

Apple Japan hit with $98 mln in back taxes- Nikkei

TOKYO, Dec 27 (Reuters) – Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) Japan unit is being charged 13 billion yen ($98 million) in additional taxes for bulk sales of iPhones and other Apple devices to foreign tourists that were incorrectly exempted from the consumption tax, the Nikkei newspaper said. Citing unidentified sources, the Nikkei reported on Tuesday that bulk … Read more

Iran reroutes plane carrying soccer star’s wife, blames UK over unrest

Iran reroutes plane carrying soccer star’s wife, blames UK over unrest

DUBAI, Dec 26 (Reuters) – Iranian authorities rerouted a flight bound for Dubai on Monday and prevented the wife and daughter of former national soccer team captain Ali Daei, who has supported anti-government protests, from leaving the country, state media reported. Amid a concerted clampdown, Tehran also said the arrests in Iran of citizens linked … Read more

Twitter restores suicide prevention feature after Reuters report

Twitter restores suicide prevention feature after Reuters report

NEW YORK, Dec 24 (Reuters) – Twitter Inc restored a feature that promoted suicide prevention hotlines and other safety resources to users looking up certain content, after coming under pressure from some users and consumer safety groups over its removal. Reuters reported on Friday that the feature was taken down a few days ago, citing … Read more