Dinner is servoed – TechCrunch

I’ve been up to my neck in CES planning — and, I suppose, unplanning this week. There’s a strange disconnect getting pitches for the one millionth UV light sanitizing robot while you’re weighing the pros and cons of attending a show in-person, amid the latest variant surge. Ultimately, we’ve decided not to go to Vegas…

China suspends deal with Alibaba for not sharing Log4j 0-day first with the government

China’s internet regulator, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), has temporarily suspended a partnership with Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing subsidiary of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, for six months on account of the fact that it failed to promptly inform the government about a critical security vulnerability affecting the broadly used Log4j logging…

US government must embrace stablecoins to maintain dollar dominance – TechCrunch

Connor Spelliscy Contributor Connor Spelliscy is a blockchain researcher focused on policy and governance. He founded the DAO Research Collective and co-founded blockchain advocacy organizations in the U.S. and Canada. More posts by this contributor Demonstrating 15 contact tracing and other tools built to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 The TechCrunch Global Affairs Project examines the increasingly…

SK Hynix gets China approval to take over Intel’s NAND business  – TechCrunch

South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix said on Wednesday it has received merger clearance from the Chinese antitrust authority for its $9 billion acquisition of Intel Corp’s NAND and SSD (solid-state drive) business, clearing the final hurdle to completion of securing regulatory approval in eight jurisdictions.  Last October, the U.S. chip giant and SK Hynix reached the…