Tech Market

DOE’s SunShot Awards $46M for Solar Tech-to-Market Research

SunPower, Stion, SolarReserve, UtilityAPI, EnergySage and others win funds to advance solar innovation, as agency faces cuts under Trump budget. The Department of Energy may be facing potentially massive budget cuts and interference in how it gives out green technology research grants, but it’s still getting the money out there. The latest installment is $46.2 million from DOE’s SunShot Initiative, aimed at bringing a host ... Read More »

Slumping U.S. tech-market has high growth expectation for second half of 201

Technology shares surrendered their leadership in the U.S. stock market over the past month, but the fast-expanding group may soon resume its outperformance and manoeuvre back into pole position. Approaching earnings reports for the technology sector, for which profits are expected to outpace the overall S&P 500 for the 11th consecutive quarter, could lure back investors who have been concerned ... Read More »

Israel is getting serious about opening up the high-tech market to domestic investors

Ariel Jerozolimski | Bloomberg | Getty Images Inside the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange Israeli pension funds are expected to get a waiver that will allow them to invest in four new high-tech funds for which the government issued new tenders this week. The new mutual funds, meant for both private and institutional investors, are to be traded on the Tel ... Read More »

Asus ZenBook Flip UX360CA Review

HIGHLIGHTS The ZenBook Flip UX360CA is 13.9mm thin and weighs 1.3kg Performance is at par with similarly priced ultrabooks Laptop-style usage is more comfortable than tablet-style usage Asus has been pumping out new laptop models at a prolific pace, and is slowly but steadily climbing up into the top tier of manufacturers. It has one of the most diverse portfolios ... Read More »

Nasdaq, S&P 500 close higher as tech stocks rally while Dow dips

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen The Nasdaq and S&P 500 finished higher while the Dow industrials closed fractionally lower Wednesday as Federal Reserve policy meeting minutes indicated a reduction in the central bank’s economy-boosting balance sheet could begin soon, and technology stocks rallied amid a disappointing manufacturing report and a tumble in crude futures. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.01% finished down ... Read More »

UK Government Tech Market ‘To Be Worth £20bn By 2025’

The UK is in a position to lead the world’s public sector IT market due to government reforms and broad public acceptance of digital, argues a new study The market for government technology in the UK could be worth £20 billion by 2025, creating opportunities for startups and smaller firms, according to a new report. Rapid advancements in technology, along with the ... Read More »

Dow, S&P 500 book worst fall in a month as tech selloff flares up

Figures on weekly jobless claims rose slightly in the latest week. U.S. stocks tumbled Thursday, with the S&P 500 and Dow industrials logging their worst one-day declines since May as the technology sector resumed its selloff, overshadowing advances in financials. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.29%  fell 167.58 points, or 0.8%, to 21,287.03, its biggest percentage decline since May 17. The S&P ... Read More »

Amazon’s Fire TV Stick is here, but the Indian Apps Just Don’t Seem Ready

HIGHLIGHTS Amazon has finally launched the Fire TV Stick in India The launch was accompanied by a large number of Indian apps Most of these offer a poor experience on the television screen On Wednesday, Amazon launched its Fire TV Stick in India, priced at Rs. 3,999 (there’s a Rs. 499 cashback for Prime members), which means that for the first time since ... Read More »

NTT Docomo Launches ‘Japan Welcome SIM’ Offering Free Data to Foreign Visitors

HIGHLIGHTS The Japan Welcome SIM is valid for 15 days It will be available form July 1 You can earn free data by watching video ads and filling surveys Japanese telecom operator NTT Docomo is launching a new prepaid SIM for foreign travellers, called ‘Japan Welcome SIM’, which will offer users free Internet service that is valid for 15 days ... Read More »

Facebook Video Creation App Launch Announced

HIGHLIGHTS Facebook has announced it is planning to launch a new app for creators It’ll essentially be first made for just celebrities & star broadcasters Facebook is also reportedly running a small video tab test in India With an aim to empower its creator community, Facebook has announced that it is planning to launch a new app just for them ... Read More »