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Budweiser APAC declined to comment on the initial public offering details. Photograph: EPA

The world’s largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev, which shelved a Hong Kong IPO of its Asia Pacific unit in July, is planning to raise about $5 billio(...)

China’s richest man and  founder of Alibaba  Jack Ma. Photograph: AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File

Alibaba, China’s most valuable public tech company, will mark its 20th birthday on Tuesday with a rite of succession: its founder Jack Ma will retire (...)

Offering to take place despite mounting concerns surfacing  about facial recognition in the protests rocking Hong Kong. File photograph: Getty

Megvii Technology, backed by Alibaba, is testing investors’ appetite for security powered by artificial intelligence just as concerns about facial rec(...)

Cloud revenues were up strongly at Alibaba. Photograph: Reuters

China’s Alibaba trumped analysts’ expectations with a strong rise in sales, contrasting with its rival Tencent which one day earlier disappointed the (...)

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SoftBank has said it plans to launch a second Vision Fund, and will raise $108 billion (€97 billion) from investors including Microsoft, Apple and the(...)

At its crudest, most reductive, we could sum up the future of artificial intelligence as being about robot butlers v killer robots.

Fifty years after the moon landing, a new Irish Times series looks on what the future holds for us and the next generations. Here, part 1 explores h(...)

IBM said it has closed its acquisition of software company Red Hat. Photograph: EPA

IBM said on Tuesday it has closed its $34 billion (€30.33 billion) acquisition of software company Red Hat as it looks to ramp up its cloud-computing (...)

‘Real tension’ between privacy and safety: Adam Mosseri, chief executive officer of Instagram. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, has laid out his long-term vision to ramp up retail and tap the desire of the photo app’s 1 billion users to indu(...)

 Alibaba:  The Tmall Genie Auto smart speaker will allow drivers to use voice commands. Photograph: iStock

China’s Alibaba Group on Tuesday said its voice-controlled assistant will feature in local vehicles from Audi, Renault and Honda, as the tech giant ex(...)

Aldi has become the latest overseas supermarket operator to open stores in China but the German company faces a battle to win over customers in a fragmented market in which foreign operators have traditionally struggled

Aldi has become the latest overseas supermarket operator to open stores in China but the German company faces a battle to win over customers in a frag(...)

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