Today tech news headlines

    Latest tech news headlines for June 18, 2023
  • Japan to open up Apple- and Google-dominated phone apps to competition. The Japanese government is planning to introduce new rules that would allow app developers to use alternative payment systems in their apps, breaking Apple and Google's duopoly on in-app payments.
  • Elon Musk says Twitter video app for smart TVs is 'coming.' Musk has confirmed that Twitter is working on a video app for smart TVs, which would allow users to watch live and pre-recorded videos on their TVs without having to use a smartphone or computer.
  • Microsoft says early June service outages were cyberattacks. Microsoft has said that the early June service outages that affected its Azure cloud platform and other services were the result of cyberattacks. The company has not said who was responsible for the attacks.
  • Xi Jinping tells Bill Gates he welcomes U.S. AI tech in China. Chinese President Xi Jinping has told Bill Gates that he welcomes the United States to share its artificial intelligence (AI) technology with China. Gates met with Xi in Beijing on Monday to discuss a range of issues, including AI.
  • Taiwan seeks closer EU ties in return for chip investment. Taiwan is seeking closer ties with the European Union in return for investment in its chip industry. The island is a major producer of chips, and the EU is looking to reduce its reliance on China for semiconductors.

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