Cyber security is an irritant to bilateral ties. On Wednesday the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation said hackers it believed were backed by the Chinese government had launched more attacks on U.S. companies, a charge China rejected as unfounded.
In May, the United States charged five Chinese military officers with hacking American firms, prompting China to shut down a bilateral working group on cyber security.
The world turned up to Apple’s launch event this week for news of the new iPhone 6, but CEO Tim Cook ended up showing them something that could turn out to be more important than another smartphone. “Payments are broken,” he said announcing the broad details of Apple Pay, the firm’s entry into the world of contactless payments.
A senior executive at Dell has been voted Woman of the Year by 1,000 IT voters.
Sarah Shields, executive director and general manager at Dell UK, picked up the award at an event organised by PCR in London today.
Shields said: “It’s an absolute honour, especially to be in a room full of such amazing women. I really am at a loss for words right now, but I think the best thing that I can do is to inspire all women to join IT.”
President Obama signed an executive order on Friday to strengthen security on federally issued credit cards and government payment systems, part of a push to protect Americans from identity theft and fraud after several large-scale data security breaches this year.
“You should be able to buy the things that you need without risking your identity, your credit score or your savings,” Mr. Obama said during an appearance at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau before signing the directive.
Under pressure to boost margins, IBM is set to make what it calls a "major business announcement" Monday morning, an indication that it has finalized a deal to transfer chip-making operations to GlobalFoundries.
IBM announced Sunday that it would be issuing its quarterly earnings statement early Monday, moving it up from its previous schedule, timed for after the close of markets. The company said it would also separately make a business announcement.