Victorian startup agency LaunchVic has unveiled a free, open-source database for Victorian startups aimed at driving investment and to showcase the State’s talent.

A judge in the US has blocked the government from implementing a decision to make it mandatory for Apple and Google to remove the WeChat application from their respective app stores.

The United States has banned the downloading of TikTok and WeChat by residents, claiming this would be a threat to the country's national security.

The US will need to invest between US$20 billion (A$27.3 billion) and US$50 billion in new semiconductor fabrication plants if it wants to reverse the trend of the last 30 years which has seen semiconductor manufacturing decline, a study claims.

Australia’s peak body for science and technology, Science & Technolgy Australia (STA), fears the permanent loss of talent from the country’s research system and has called on the Federal Government to staunch the "hemorrhaging" of talent in the wake of thousands more job cuts just announced by universitities.

The Federal Government is investing $1.9 billion in new and emerging technologies as part of an investment package it says will support jobs, strengthen the economy and reduce energy emissions.

Australia’s telecommunications regulator the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has released its research program for the 2020 to 2021 financial year, with its primary focus on consideration of how current and future developments in the communications and media landscape will impact public interest outcomes and its regulatory role.

China plans to invest up to US$1.4 trillion (A$1.9 trillion) to build up its semiconductor industry so that it can achieve self-sufficiency and not be subject to the kind of sanctions that the US has imposed on Huawei, a report claims.

The American semiconductor industry will not survive a tech war with China, both US and Chinese tech industry sources have told the Asia Times, with the only party believing that Washington will prevail being the Trump administration.

The US is thinking of imposing restrictions on China's major semiconductor manufacturer, based on a report that says Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation is helping Beijing's defence establishment.

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