U.S. officials have allowed Google to connect a new high-speed transpacific internet cable to Taiwan, but not Hong Kong, saying that linking to the Chinese territory posed a national security risk. The U.S. government’s decision that connecting to Hong Kong, which is part of China, posed a potential national security risk could threaten other big projects, such as a fiber-optic line connecting...
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Anthropic in Talks to Raise $2 Billion From Google and Others Just Days After Amazon Investment
Anthropic, one of the main rivals of OpenAI, is in talks with investors to raise at least $2 billion in new funding, following a commitment from Amazon last week to invest $1.25 billion in the company, according to three people with direct knowledge. Anthropic has told investors that Google, which bought a roughly 10% stake in the startup in 2022, is expected to invest in the round, two of the...
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