The chances of Chinese telecommunications equipment vendors Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corporation playing a role in India's 5G networks have been dealt a sharp blow following border clashes between troops from the two countries.

Australia’s competition watchdog, the ACCC, has raised serious concerns over Google’s proposed acquisition of American digital health and fitness company Fitbit, and the potential for the deal to adversely affect market competition.

The peak industry representative body for innovation technology in Australia has underlined the need to look beyond traditional infrastructure investment by the government after the COVID-19 pandemic passes, adding that there should, instead, be more focus on technology infrastructure.

Social media behemoth Facebook has told the Australian competition watchdog that its community metrics or revenue would not be affected in any way if no Australian news content was available on its web site.

American companies have been given permission to work with Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies when it comes to setting standards for the telecommunications sector.

South Korea's Samsung Electronics is considering a deal with Chinese telecommunications equipment maker Huawei Technologies whereby the former would help the Chinese firm obtain its requirement of advanced semiconductors in exchange for Huawei ceding a part of its smartphone market share to Samsung.

The Federal Government has rejected what it says are “misleading and baseless claims” from the Labor Party that temporary regulatory relief for Australia Post will force job losses and reduce rates of pay.

Two American politicians are championing a bill that will attempt to bring manufacturing of semiconductors back to the country, by upping the incentives to "stimulate advanced chip manufacturing, enable cutting-edge research and development, secure the supply chain and bring greater transparency to the microelectronics ecosystem, create American jobs, and ensure long-term national security".

Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies is continuing to try and lobby the Australian Government to reconsider the ban on the company, with a letter sent to the parliamentary Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts detailing the adverse effect that poor connectivity would have on rural and regional areas.

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