Foxconn predicts a 15 percent rise in second-quarter revenue
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Work from home spin-off

Taiwan's Foxconn forecast a 15 percent rise in second-quarter revenue as the work-from-home boom spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic extends, boosting demand for consumer devices.

TSMC turns to US for expansion
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Talks with the EU appear to have broken down

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing is weighing plans to pump tens of billions of dollars more into cutting-edge chip factories in the US state of Arizona than it had previously disclosed but appears to have dropped plans for an advanced European plant.

South Korea pouring billions into chip development
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$450 billion

It is starting to look like a chip race is looming, now that South Korea unveiled ambitious plans to spend roughly $450 billion to build the world's biggest chipmaking base over the next decade.

US republicans wants legal curbs on "fact-checkers"
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Want them to be registered and very rich

US Republican politicians are so terrified of "fact-checkers" calling them out on their conspiracy theories and fake science, they want them to be registered as if they were sex offenders.

Disney looks to blockchain to defeat pirates
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Chains didn't do the British much good against the Dutch navy

Disney added a new anti-piracy patent to its arsenal: a blockchain-based distribution system that aims to make it harder for pirates to intercept films being distributed to movie theatres.

Microsoft shuts down Azure Blockchain Service
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We didn't do much with it

Microsoft is shutting down its Azure Blockchain Service on September 10, 2021.

Germans produce an EV motor with no magnet
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Reducing Chinese dependence

An EV motor has been developed that uses no magnets, thus lessening the United States' reliance on Chinese magnets which make up 97 percent of the world's supply.

Chaos Monkey writer leaves Apple
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Staff wanted him out for sexist and racist views

Fruity cargo cult Apple said Antonio García Martínez, a former Facebook product manager who joined Apple to work in its advertising business, is no longer with the company.

UK braces itself for internet censorship
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Ofcom to be given the power to remove “lawful but harmful” content

Free speech campaigners are worried about a new law which is arriving in the UK which will allow the government to censor "legal but harmful" material on the internet. 

Judge hints at Apple Epic Games compromise
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Depends on Apple admitting that there are better and cheaper products out there

The judge overseeing the high-stakes trial between Epic Games and Apple hinted at a compromise that turns on the iPhone maker allowing developers to inform users through their mobile apps that they can buy virtual goods on the web at a cheaper cost.