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TSMC to spend $40bn to address chip shortages

  Bloomberg Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) raised its growth projections and unveiled record spending plans for 2022, signalling that the voracious demand for chips that has fuelled a months-long supply chain squeeze will persist for years. Apple Inc’s most important chipmaker is now projecting average sales growth of 15% to 20% annually — as much as double its previous ...

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App store developers made $60bn in 2021, says Apple

  Bloomberg Apple Inc said that developers have generated more than $260 billion in revenue since the App Store launched in 2008, up about $60 billion from the figure it reported a year ago. The iPhone maker made the announcement as part of a summary of the performance of its digital services across 2021. The company said the App Store ...

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Nigeria ends Twitter ban after 7 months

  Bloomberg Nigeria lifted a seven-month ban on Twitter Inc. in the West African country, after the social network agreed to various conditions. Twitter will establish a legal entity in Nigeria and appoint a country representative to engage with the government when required, the National Information Technology Development Agency, or NITDA, said in a statement announcing the imminent end of ...

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Apple pays $180,000 bonuses to retain engineering talent

  Bloomberg Apple Inc has issued unusual and significant stock bonuses to some engineers in an effort to retain talent, looking to stave off defections to tech rivals such as Facebook owner Meta Platforms Inc. The company informed some engineers in silicon design, hardware, and select software and operations groups of the out-of-cycle bonuses, which are being issued as restricted ...

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Sony reveals PlayStation VR2 and a new Horizon game

  Bloomberg Sony Group Corp announced an exclusive game for its next-generation virtual reality (VR) headset, dubbed PSVR2, charging up the platform’s appeal just as metaverse hype intensifies. The Japanese entertainment and electronics giant introduced a teaser video for the title, from hit in-house franchise Horizon, while unveiling PlayStation VR2 with an upgraded headset and VR2 Sense controllers. Promising increased ...

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Samsung’s profit climbs by 50%

  Bloomberg Samsung Electronics Co’s quarterly profit climbed more than 50% after chip prices stabilised and sales of smartphones surged, reinforcing hopes the memory industry will emerge from its downturn this year. South Korea’s biggest company posted operating income of $11.5 billion for the three months ended December, missing estimates after it distributed special bonuses to employees. But revenue jumped ...

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Facebook pushes ahead with NYC project in bet on offices

  Bloomberg It’s been a bright spot for a New York office market that has been hit hard by the pandemic: Technology companies have continued to sign leases in Manhattan even as employees work remotely. That includes Meta Platforms Inc, formerly known as Facebook, which is betting on offices despite the disruptions caused by the pandemic. While many companies have ...

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Apple shuts eight stores amid Covid surge

  Bloomberg Apple Inc temporarily shuttered at least eight retail stores in US and Canada over the past day as Covid-19 cases surged among the public and employees. Apple, based in Cupertino, California, typically shuts down a retail store when around 10% of staff members test positive for Covid-19. Such closures have become increasingly routine in recent weeks. Before the ...

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Intel to build $7 billion chip facility in Malaysia

  Bloomberg Intel Corp is spending $7.1 billion on new chip packaging facilities in Malaysia, a major investment to ramp up its global footprint and address a crippling global chip shortage it expects to persist until 2023. The company is earmarking more than 30 billion ringgit towards expanding its capacity in the country, Chief Executive Officer Pat Gelsinger told reporters. ...

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Oppo’s foldable phone is $500 cheaper than Samsung Z Fold

  Bloomberg Oppo took the wraps off a foldable smartphone that’s more than $500 cheaper than Samsung Electronics Co’s Galaxy Fold, launching its maiden attempt to stake out a spot in the nascent category. The Oppo Find N sports a 7.1-inch inner display co-developed with its Korean rival and an exterior 5.5-inch screen. It will start at $1,250 in China ...

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