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How This U.S. Tech Giant Is Backing China’s Tech Ambitions

As the Chinese government develops drones, the American technology giant Qualcomm is helping. The same goes for artificial intelligence, mobile technology and supercomputers. Qualcomm is also working to help Chinese companies like Huawei break into overseas markets in support of China’s “go global” campaign to develop big multinational brands. Qualcomm ...

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Hot Spot for Tech Outsourcing: The United States

For years, American companies have been saving money by “offshoring” jobs — hiring people in India and other distant cubicle farms. Today, some of those jobs are being outsourced again — in the United States. Nexient, a software outsourcing company, reflects the evolving geography of technology work. It holds daily ...

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Women in Tech Speak Frankly on Culture of Harassment

Their stories came out slowly, even hesitantly, at first. Then in a rush. One female entrepreneur recounted how she had been propositioned by a Silicon Valley venture capitalist while seeking a job with him, which she did not land after rebuffing him. Another showed the increasingly suggestive messages she had ...

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China Tech Investment Flying Under the Radar, Pentagon Warns

HONG KONG — China is investing in Silicon Valley start-ups with military applications at such a rapid rate that the United States government needs tougher controls to stem the transfer of some of America’s most promising technologies, a Pentagon report says. There are few restrictions on investing in American start-ups ...

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Asian Tech Titans Take a Page From Trump’s Book

By PAUL MOZUR February 12, 2017 HONG KONG — In his book on deal making, President Trump offered a key piece of advice on getting what you want: Promise big. “I play to people’s fantasies,” he said in 1987’s “The Art of the Deal.” “People want to believe that something is the ...

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Not Everyone in Tech Cheers Visa Program for Foreign Workers

SAN FRANCISCO — The “knowledge transfer sessions” started a few months after Jeff Tan received notice last summer that he and about 80 co-workers would be laid off by the University of California, San Francisco, at the end of February. At daily two-hour meetings with employees from HCL Technologies, an ...

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Clean Tech Rises Again, Retooling Nature for Industrial Use

BERKELEY, Calif. — A decade ago, a group of biologists, venture capitalists and computer whizzes gathered under the name “clean tech.” They hoped to overturn polluting industries with microorganisms cheerily excreting industrial chemicals through the miracle of reprogramming nature’s genetic code. The idea lost billions of dollars. Genes may indeed ...

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