Five must-read stories from the intersection of tech, business and politics

17 September 2020 (Last Updated November 9th, 2020 16:30)

From 'Europe's digital decade', to the $40bn sale of ARM, here are the key developments so far this week. NS Tech reports.

Five must-read stories from the intersection of tech, business and politics
The Berlaymont building, home to the European Commission in Brussels. Credit: Shutterstock.

From ‘Europe’s digital decade’, to the $40bn sale of ARM, here are the key developments so far this week. NS Tech reports.

Nvidia’s $40bn Arm acquisition ‘undermines UK’s economic sovereignty’

The US chip giant Nvidia’s $40bn (£31bn) acquisition of Arm, the Cambridge-based silicon designer, poses a threat to Britain’s economic sovereignty, Arm co-founder Hermann Hauser has warned.

The sale of Arm is a test case for silicon nationalism in the UK

Dominic Cummings wants to create a British tech company that could rival the Silicon Valley giants. So why is the government turning downing the chance to rehome a company that does just that?

New national data strategy ‘threatens’ UK data adequacy resolution

The government’s new national data strategy could jeopardise Britain’s chances of securing an adequacy decision after Brexit, policy and legal experts have told NS Tech.

‘Europe’s Digital Decade’: How the EU is pitching tech as the driving force behind its recovery

In a state of the union address on Wednesday (16 September), the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, unveiled plans to position tech at the centre of the continent’s pandemic recovery. Here’s our rundown of what happens next.

Drone delivery: Accelerated by Covid-19 but not yet taking off

The pandemic has unleashed a swarm of new technologies, especially within the logistics industry. While drones have benefited in particular, the fleet of flying takeaways face numerous headwinds, as Sebastian Shehadi reports.