Category: Tech

Germany is trying to stop China from gobbling up its companies — but there may be a downside

Oliver Berg | AFP | Getty Images The headquarters of chip equipment maker Aixtron is pictured in Herzogenrath, western Germany on October 25, 2016. For many firms, however, tighter regulations are an infringement of the state of the free market and simply block much-needed investment. “I’m wondering how many companies need protection,” Kim Schindelhauer, chief…

Google and Walmart Partner With Eye on Amazon

“We are trying to help customers shop in ways that they may have never imagined,” said Marc Lore, who is leading Walmart’s efforts to bolster its e-commerce business. He came to Walmart last year after the retailer bought the company he founded, Jet.com. Google is a laggard in e-commerce. Since starting a shopping service in…