It is becoming easier for plaintiffs to choose where to sue internet retailers

(Reuters) – If you’re an online retailer delivering products to the US West Coast, now would be a good time to find yourself a regular local consultant. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday in Herbal Brands Inc. v. Photoplaza, Inc. that Arizona courts have specific personal jurisdiction to hear Herbal Brands trademark … Read more

China lures billionaires in race to catch US in AI

China is a landscape held back by US tech sanctions, data from regulators and calls for censorship China’s tech sector has a new obsession: competing with US titans like Google and Microsoft Corp. in the breakneck race of global artificial intelligence. Billionaire entrepreneurs, mid-level engineers and foreign firm veterans alike now nurture a remarkably consistent … Read more

Alphabet bets on lasers to provide Internet in remote areas

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 26 (Reuters) – Google’s parent Alphabet (GOOGL.O) has already tried unsuccessfully to bring Internet access to rural and remote areas using high-altitude balloons into the stratosphere. But now, the company is providing Internet services to remote areas using beams of light. The project known as Taara is part of Alphabet’s innovation … Read more

The United States will spend $42 billion to make Internet access universal by 2030

WASHINGTON, June 26 (Reuters) – The White House on Monday split $42 billion among the nation’s 50 U.S. states and territories to make access to high-speed broadband universal by 2030, launching a new ad campaign for economic policies of President Joe Biden. Funding under the Broadband Equity Access and Deployment program was authorized under the … Read more