China apparently prohibits foreign hardware, software application from government workplaces – CNET

China’s policy is apparently nicknamed 3-5-2.  Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images The Chinese government is reportedly planning to remove foreign PCs and software from its government offices and public institutions. In a directive issued earlier this year, Beijing officials ordered that all hardware and software be replaced with Chinese alternatives within the next three years,…

Messaging app ToTok is reportedly a spying tool for the UAE

It’s no secret that some messaging apps are favored by authoritarians, but one app may be explicitly designed with spying in mind. Unnamed US officials speaking to the New York Times say that the chat app ToTok is believed to be a surveillance tool for the United Arab Emirates. According to a classified intelligence report,…

Taiwan’s Appier raises $80M for AI-based marketing technology

Artificial intelligence continues to be the theme of the moment in enterprise software, and today a company out of Asia that has built a suite of AI-powered marketing and ad tools is announcing a round of funding. Appier, a Taipei-based startup that provides an artificial intelligence engine to brands and retailers to help improve customer…

Jaguar is increasing its EV variety with a software update

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Transportation & Logistics Briefing subscribers earlier this morning. To check to see if you already have access to Business Insider Intelligence through your company, click here.Jaguar told I-Pace electric vehicle (EV) owners that it will release a software update that extends vehicle range by up to 8%, according…

Scooter maker Superpedestrian raises $20 million as it gears up to launch

Superpedestrian, the startup working with a handful of scooter operators to deploy vehicles that can perform self-diagnostics, just raised a $20 million round from Spark Capital, General Catalyst, Hanaco Ventures and Empire Angels. This brings Superpedestrian’s total funding to $64 million. Superpedestrian has yet to announce its operating partners, but is on track to launch…

A year of Microsoft Workplace 365 includes a $50 Amazon gift card for a minimal time

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Everything a working professional needs to succeed. Image: mashable photo composite By Dylan HaasMashable Shopping2019-12-04 15:41:16 UTC TL;DR: Microsoft Office 365 Home is the OG computer software, offering classics like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and more — a one-year…