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honor 30 pro plus review rear in hand

  • Huawei is reportedly in talks to sell off parts of its Honor unit.
  • It’s believed that Digital China, TCL, and Xiaomi are interested in the deal.

US sanctions against Huawei mean that the company’s smartphone business has suffered in a big way. Between its crippled in-house chipset division and the lack of Google support, it’s becoming increasingly tough for the firm to keep producing phones.

These troubles extend to its Honor sub-brand too, but Reuters now reports that Huawei is in talks to sell off parts of the Honor business in a deal potentially worth up to 25 billion yuan (~$3.7 billion).

The report, citing “people with knowledge of the matter,” alleges that Honor’s brand, research and development infrastructure, and associated supply chain management business could be sold under the deal. However, the newswire’s sources caution that this hasn’t been finalized yet.

It’s believed that Huawei will focus on higher-end

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By Julie Zhu

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Huawei Technologies Co Ltd is in talks with Digital China Group Co Ltd <000034.SZ> and other suitors to sell parts of its Honor smartphone unit in a deal that could fetch up to 25 billion yuan ($3.7 billion), people with knowledge of the matter said.

Embattled Huawei is resetting its priorities in the face of U.S. sanctions and will focus on its higher-end Huawei phones rather than the Honor brand which is aimed at young people and the budget conscious, they said.

The assets to be sold have yet to be finalised but could include Honor’s brand, research & development capabilities and related supply chain management business, two of the people said.

The deal may be an all-cash sale and could end up smaller, worth somewhere between 15 billion yuan and 25 billion yuan, one of the people said.

Digital China, the main

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TikTok rival Triller Inc. is in talks with blank-check acquisition companies about a merger that could take the company public, a media report said.

The video-production-focused social-media company is negotiating a possible deal with special purpose acquisition companies, Reuters reported. 

Triller is working with investment bank Farvahar Partners, sources told Reuters.

SPACs, or blank-check companies, are publicly traded entities formed specifically to find and merge with operating companies.

Triller is also in talks with investors to privately raise as much as $250 million, Reuters reported. That effort, led by UBS, has so far secured $100 million at a $1.25 billion valuation, sources told Reuters.

Triller has said it seeks to capitalize on TikTok’s uncertain situation in the U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has ordered TikTok’s Chinese parent, ByteDance, to shed the app due to concern that U.S. citizens’ personal data might be accessible to China’s communist government.

A federal judge

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Lee Soo Hyuk may be reuniting with Seo In Guk in an upcoming drama!

On October 8, Korean news outlet Ilgan Sports reported that Lee Soo Hyuk had been cast in a leading role in the upcoming drama “Ruin” (working title), the latest project by “Beauty Inside” writer Im Me-ari.

Lee Soo Hyuk’s agency YG Entertainment has since confirmed that the actor has been offered a role in the drama, but clarified that he is still in talks and that nothing has yet been decided.

A representative of YG Entertainment stated, “He has received a casting offer and is currently reviewing the offer with a favorable outlook.”

“Ruin” is a drama that will tell the story of characters who only truly begin to live their lives once they are faced with death. Seo In Guk was confirmed to be in talks for the titular role earlier this year, while Park

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Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is in late-stage talks geared toward acquiring rival processor giant Xilinx, reports suggest.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the discussion, now in “advanced” stages, could be valued at over $30 billion. 

The publication reported on Thursday that an agreement could be finalized as early as next week. 

However, sources close to the matter added that discussions had previously “stalled” before restarting, and so there is no concrete guarantee that an acquisition bid would be accepted or go ahead at all. 

See also: AMD unveils Ryzen 5000 processors, including ‘the world’s best gaming CPU’

Over this year, AMD has launched a variety of new processors including the AMD Radeon Pro 5000 gaming processors, Ryzen & Ryzen Pro 4000G, and the enterprise Epyc 7Fx2 series. 

The company has enjoyed a surge in share price over the past 12 months, rising from roughly $28 in October 2019 to

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(Bloomberg) — Advanced Micro Devices Inc. is in advanced discussions to buy Xilinx Inc. in a takeover that could be valued at $30 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.

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The deal could come together as early as next week, though things remain in flux, the people said, asking not to be identified discussing a private deal. The Wall Street Journal first reported on the negotiations.

A combination with Xilinx would give AMD Chief Executive Officer Lisa Su more of the pieces needed to break Intel Corp.’s stranglehold on the profitable market for data-center computer components. It would follow moves by rival Nvidia Corp., which bought Mellanox Technologies Ltd. and aims to use its pending acquisition of Arm Ltd. to grab more of that business.

Acquiring Xilinx, which makes programmable chips for wireless networks, would also help AMD expand into a new market just as telecommunications carriers

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Paris court to rule on talks

October 8, 2020 | technology | No Comments

A Paris appeals court is to rule Thursday on whether France’s competition authority overstepped its jurisdiction in ordering Google to negotiate with media groups in a dispute about digital copyright.

The ruling comes as it was announced the US firm had made progress in those talks, and that it could be on the verge of making EU digital copyright payments to some media groups for the first time.

The keenly awaited ruling is the latest chapter in a long-running fight with European news companies demanding payment for content displayed in Google search results.

The US internet giant has refused to comply with an EU law requiring it to compensate the press for content displayed on its search engine.

Google has said that articles, pictures and videos will be shown in search results only if media groups consent to let it use them for free.

The company argues that news companies

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  • Ellie-Jean Coffey opened up about the horrific abuse she endured in the surfing industry
  • The former pro surfer said she had to undergo “extensive, intensive therapy” to cope with the trauma
  • Coffey launched an X-rated personal website, charging subscribers $10 a month for adult content 

Former professional surfer Ellie-Jean Coffey shocked sports fans when she launched a personal X-rated website. Recently, she also opened up about the terrifying abuse she suffered in the surfing industry.

In an interview with News.com.au, the Australian adult star spoke up about what she endured before her career switch. Coffey initially thought she was “the luckiest girl in the world” after her dream of becoming a pro surfer came true, but this excitement vanished when she discovered the “darker side” of the industry.

“The abuse, both mentally and physically, I endured during my teenage years far away from home with adults in positions

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(Bloomberg) — A lawyer for TikTok told a federal judge that President Donald Trump’s impending ban on the video-sharing app is irrational given that its Chinese owner is in talks to strike a deal the president himself has demanded.



a close up of a screen: The TikTok logo is displayed on a smartphone in this arranged photograph in London, U.K., on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. TikTok has become a flash point among rising U.S.-China tensions in recent months as U.S. politicians raised concerns that parent company ByteDance Ltd. could be compelled to hand over American users data to Beijing or use the app to influence the 165 million Americans, and more than 2 billion users globally, who have downloaded it.


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The TikTok logo is displayed on a smartphone in this arranged photograph in London, U.K., on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. TikTok has become a flash point among rising U.S.-China tensions in recent months as U.S. politicians raised concerns that parent company ByteDance Ltd. could be compelled to hand over American users data to Beijing or use the app to influence the 165 million Americans, and more than 2 billion users globally, who have downloaded it.

“How does it make sense to impose this app-store ban tonight when there are negotiations underway that might make it unnecessary?” attorney John Hall asked at an unusual Sunday morning hearing on TikTok’s

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