AT&T’s Sorry Retreat From Digital Media

The AT&T news underscored how the newer Big Tech firms play by their own rules.

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Verizon Sells AOL and Yahoo to Apollo for $5 Billion

Verizon offloaded its media business to Apollo Global Management in a deal valued at $5 billion as the mobile phone giant focuses on building out its 5G network.

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Verizon Near Deal to Sell Yahoo and AOL

In making the deal with the private equity firm Apollo, Verizon is acknowledging that it couldn’t compete with Google and Facebook for digital ads. Instead, it will concentrate on building a 5G network.

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Brazil Needs Vaccines. China Is Benefiting.

China is a major supplier of coronavirus vaccine, giving it enormous leverage in pandemic-ravaged nations. Brazil, recently hostile to the Chinese company Huawei, has suddenly changed its stance.

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Biden Readies Executive Order to Bolster Critical Supply Chains

The order is intended to start an effort to insulate the American economy from future shortages of critical imported components.

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Senate Intelligence Committee to Examine Antigovernment Extremists

Senator Mark Warner, the committee’s new chairman, said he hoped to lead a bipartisan investigation of the groups, their overseas ties and amplification of their message by foreign powers.

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Inside a Pro-Huawei Influence Campaign

A covert online push to sway telecommunications policy in favor of the Chinese company may presage a new twist in social manipulation.

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Why Should China Make Everything?

The United States can bring manufacturing back — which will bring back good jobs and protect national interests.

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The Tech That Was Fixed in 2020 and the Tech That Still Needs Fixing

From videoconferencing to fitness apps, the best tech helped us endure a hard year. But there were also low points.

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Why the 5G Pushiness? Because $$$.

Selling 5G capability is a huge opportunity for phone companies. Be careful.

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Trump’s Tech Clampdown Could Hurt Huawei’s New Phones

The battered Chinese giant won’t say how many of its new handsets it can produce. U.S. restrictions may have curtailed access to essential components.

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Apple iPhone 12 Review: Superfast Speed, if You Can Find It

The new iPhone has an improved design, but it’s undermined by the wireless industry’s messy rollout of ultrafast 5G networks.

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Ignore Phone Companies About 5G

The cellular networks might be life-changing in the future. Not today.

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The Tech Cold War Between the U.S. and China Is Heating Up

A conversation with The Times’s David Sanger on how Washington and Beijing are battling over the future of technology.

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In U.S.-China Tech Feud, Taiwan Feels Heat From Both Sides

The island’s biggest chip maker has been a coveted partner to both battling giants. But rising nationalism is making it harder to keep the middle ground.

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Trump Is Wrong about TikTok. China’s Plans Are Much More Sinister.

The West still doesn’t understand the scale of Beijing’s soft-power ambitions.

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America Is Going to Decapitate Huawei

The United States’ technological dominance gives it an immense power. But how long will that last?

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TikTok Was a Wasted Opportunity

The TikTok battle was a chance to debate big questions about technology and government. We missed it.

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Is TikTok More of a Parenting Problem Than a Security Threat?

Even as the White House moves against the Chinese social media app, the intelligence agencies do not see it as a major issue along the lines of Huawei.

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In Showdown Between China and the West, HSBC Gets Caught in the Middle

Global businesses are increasingly being asked to pick political and legal sides in the confrontation between the world’s two biggest economies.

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Pompeo Praises Britain for Getting Tough on China

The secretary of state praised the British government for recent actions on China as the Trump administration tries to build a global coalition against Beijing.

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U.K. Bars Huawei From 5G Network, Raising Tensions With China

Banning the use of the Chinese tech giant’s equipment in high-speed wireless infrastructure is a major reversal by Prime Minister Boris Johnson — and a big victory for the Trump administration.

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U.K. Bans Huawei From 5G Network, Raising Tensions With China

Banning the use of the Chinese tech giant’s equipment in high-speed wireless infrastructure is a major reversal by Prime Minister Boris Johnson — and a big victory for the Trump administration.

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F.C.C. Designates Huawei and ZTE as National Security Threats

American cellular businesses will no longer be able to spend federal money on equipment from the two Chinese companies.

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Some Trump Officials Take Harder Actions on China During Pandemic

Since the coronavirus spread from a metropolis on the Yangtze River across the globe, hard-liners in both Washington and Beijing have accelerated efforts to decouple elements of the relationship.

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How a 5G Coronavirus Conspiracy Theory Fueled Arson and Harassment in Britain

A conspiracy theory linking the spread of the coronavirus to 5G wireless technology has spurred more than 100 incidents this month, British officials said.

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