DOJ vs. Apple: The US justice department is considering a challenge to Apple’s market dominance. Developer restrictions, payments ecosystems, and anticompetitive business practices could be key areas of conflict.

COVID-19 shuts down Chinese cities: Millions of residents are locked down under zero-COVID policies in Shenzhen, Hebei, Dalian, and Tianjin, shutting down factories and compounding economic uncertainty.

The FTC is cracking down on location data: Regulators are suing an adtech firm for practices that are common across the industry.

Intel leans on outside investment for new factories: Still reeling from poor Q2 performance, Intel is courting private equity investors to back its trillion-dollar factory ambitions. Will other semiconductor companies follow suit?

Apple’s MacBooks are first to get self-service repairs: M1-powered MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models can now be more easily repaired by owners. How will notebook competitors respond to Apple’s right-to-repair services?

Twitter takes further steps to authenticate user profiles: Plans to label verified phone numbers follows Elon Musk's claims of rampant bots on the platform.

China blasts $52B CHIPS Act: Beijing is calling out the US’ efforts to boost chipmaking, citing violation of fair market practices. Manufacturers are caught in the middle of an intensifying conflict.

The state of public EV charging leaves much to be desired: Why would consumers invest in EVs when there’s a dearth of working public chargers? A study shows reliable charging could be the biggest hurdle to future EV adoption.

Apple’s return to office could kickstart industry mandates: Companies are heading into their busiest quarter, requiring all hands on deck. Job uncertainty could complicate employees’ shift from remote to office work.

It’s TikTok’s turn to be the misinformation platform: Algorithmically recommended content has once again led to the viral spread of harmful info ahead of an election.

The cost of China’s COVID shutdowns: Quanta’s “closed loop” resulted in riots and its Q2 profits cut in half. Earnings will likely take a hit in Q3, but worker dissatisfaction could be the bigger problem.

TikTok’s growth could be stifled by ties to China: Intense demand and repeated scandals have the company twisted in a knot.

The great disconnection: Google is imploring Apple to enable cross-platform messaging between iPhones and Android devices. But the blue bubble is the crown jewel of its walled garden.

Retailers in Latin America will face a slew of macroeconomic challenges this year as rapidly changing market conditions weigh heavily on consumers’ minds—and wallets.

CHIPS Act draws a line in the sand: The $52 billion CHIPS Act will go a long way to help chipmakers fire up chip fabs in the US, with the proviso that they avoid chipmaking in China for 10 years.

There’s a new chip sheriff in town: The semiconductor industry undergoes a seismic shift as AMD excels in earnings, innovation, and its future diversification plans.

Europe’s Silicon Valley outpost: The EU’s San Francisco office could spark vital dialogue about cybersecurity and digital privacy, but don’t expect Big Tech to welcome EU policies with open arms.

More repairable Samsung Galaxies: The company will ship kits, parts, and step-by-step instructions for end-user and technician fixes of recent S20, S21, and Tab S7+ devices, indicating that right-to-repair pressure is working.

FTC sues to stop another Meta acquisition: Meta is looking to own a popular VR fitness app, but the FTC says this will kill competition in the metaverse. Is Meta’s innovation by acquisition strategy over?

$52B CHIPS Act closer to becoming law: A convergence of economic and national security policy, the infusion of capital could reduce reliance on foreign technology while paving the way for American innovation.