<Business Innovation Daily>Probe into Microsoft acquisition of Nuance Communications launched by UK antitrust watchdog

Jan 13, 2022


Probe into Microsoft acquisition of Nuance Communications launched by UK antitrust watchdog

The U.K. Competition and Markets Authority said Wednesday that it has started a formal investigation into Microsoft Corp.'s planned acquisition of Nuance Communications Inc. to determine whether the merger would lessen competition within U.K. markets. The regulator said it has set a deadline of March 9 for its phase one decision into the deal. It launched an initial review in December.


Apple surveying South Korean suppliers for Apple Car parts

The main manufacturer of the forthcoming "Apple Car" is expected to be chosen by the end of 2022, and firms in South Korea are vying to provide parts. Backing up a recent claim by Wedbush, a new industry report claims that Apple will select its chief partner for the "Apple Car" by the end of the year. The Wedbush claim said that Apple will announce the partnership in 2022, but the new report says only that selection will be completed. 


Tencent's Pony Ma vows to serve the country amid government's tech crackdown

Low-profile tech billionaire Pony Ma has issued another pledge to support China's development in a recent address to Tencent's employees that touched upon the future of his gaming and social media giant. He said Tencent knows its place and won't neglect or shy away from serving its duties of serving the country and society.


Samsung and JD.com signed a 2022 strategic cooperation agreement to develop in the Chinese market!

On January 12, according to Samsung's official blog, Samsung and JD.com signed a 2022 strategic cooperation agreement. The two parties will accelerate the promotion of fifteen key projects in five categories in terms of products, marketing, user operations, omni-channel, and services; Complement each other and enhance Samsung's sales, sales and market influence in the domestic mobile phone market in an all-round way.


Huawei Petal Search Engine opened in China

The Huawei Petal Search engine ( https://petalsearch.com) has been opened to domestic users. Overall, the search engine design is relatively clean and has no ads. In terms of functions, it supports pictures, news, videos, and academic searches. Options are provided: display language, search language, search area, safe search, incognito mode, historical search, etc.