Lewis Page

Lewis Page has been writing about technology across various industry sectors since the early noughties. He has a degree in engineering and is based in London.

Blacklist: US efforts to cripple Chinese surveillance and AI

Blacklist: US efforts to cripple Chinese surveillance and AI

A look at the most recent Chinese high-tech companies to have been blacklisted by Washington over alleged human-rights abuses.

Exit-ing times: Investors eye the Southeast Asian tech startup space

Exit-ing times: Investors eye the Southeast Asian tech startup space

There's widespread anticipation that Southeast Asian tech startups are set for a surge of exits in coming years. What's behind the optimism? Or is it actually pessimism?

Curbing Big Tech: Can Canberra do it, or should we all be helping?

Curbing Big Tech: Can Canberra do it, or should we all be helping?

The Australian government has received official recommendations to get tough on the world's digital giants. Ministers say they can and will bring the likes of Google and Facebook to heel: but a former Google Australia executive...

Will Chinese-style 'Super Apps' conquer Latin America?

Will Chinese-style 'Super Apps' conquer Latin America?

In recent years, Chinese "super apps" such as WeChat have become one-stop shops. Their billions of users have little need for any other platform or service. It's time to consider whether this could happen in other mobile-first regions...

Digital Eyes on Milan: More to see than J-Lo's New Dress

Digital Eyes on Milan: More to see than J-Lo's New Dress

Milan has recently been in the headlines thanks to Versace and Jennifer Lopez - but others are seeing Europe's third biggest city economy in a different light, as a fast growing digital infrastructure hub well placed to cope with...

Hong Kong: Where 'Made in China' and 'Made in America' overlap

Hong Kong: Where 'Made in China' and 'Made in America' overlap

Hong Kong is in a unique position as part of the People's Republic of China which still enjoys unhampered trade with the USA. Could the former British colony combine its status as Asian financial hub with the strengths of adjacent...

Rays of sunshine to be seen breaking through Australia's tech gloom

Rays of sunshine to be seen breaking through Australia's tech gloom

There are those who would say that Canberra's 'Ideas Boom' innovation strategy, intended to boost Australian tech, has been a failure. Recent and highly unpopular surveillance legislation has added fuel to this argument. But...

Doing business in Latin America under the Eye of the Dragon

Doing business in Latin America under the Eye of the Dragon

Chinese-operated surveillance networks are rolling out all across Latin America, possibly offering huge advantages to Chinese commercial interests. What do the changes mean for tech business in Latin America?

Tech manufacturing leaves China to escape Trump's tariffs

As Trump's tariffs prompt some companies to move out of China, we ask, might it have happened fairly soon anyway?

AI across Africa and the Middle East: The Microsoft view

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a hot topic around the world. A new report from Microsoft offers fresh insights into the way this new technology is seen, and is being deployed, by businesses in South Africa and across the region.

Trump's trade war in tech: What's China doing, and is it working?

The US has delivered some heavy blows in the ongoing trade war against China. What is Beijing doing to hit back - and what will the fallout be for global tech?

Broadband from space: Will it work this time?

Does the recent launch of early Starlink satellites by Elon Musk's revolutionary company SpaceX herald a new age of space-based broadband - or will the new low-orbit ventures fail like their predecessors?

Amazon Cloud looms over China: Bezos enters Alibaba home ground

As AWS enters in Hong Kong new figures show that Alibaba is streets ahead. Can Bezos wrestle control from China's own Alibaba?

Jumia's unicorn flotation: Harbinger of change, or lone outlier?

Africa's first 'unicorn' - a company valued at $1bn or more before acquisition or IPO - has just burst onto the world stage. But is Jumia a unique one-off, or merely the first of many?

South Pacific internet: How's it going to pan out?

With new undersea internet cables soon expected under the South Pacific, will China or the West set the agenda?

It's time to get Africa properly cabled up, says Facebook

Why is Facebook thinking of building a new telecoms cable under the sea around Africa? IDG Connect gets to the bottom of it.

Softbank names leaders for its new $5bn Latin tech fund

Japanese tech titan SoftBank has named the team heading up its new Latin American venture fund. Analysts are divided on the region's desirability as an investment, but Masayoshi Son is plainly confident.

Wild West Web: There's a new Australian sheriff in town

Canberra's probe into digital media could have major implications for the web giants - and for everyone else in the tech sector.

Can the Global Telco Cyber Security Alliance deliver on its hype?

AT&T has joined Singtel, Softbank and other global majors in cyber pact, but how successful can it really be?

Just don't call it 'Deep': AI in Latin American business

Latin American CEOs believe more strongly in the potential of AI technology than do those in North America and Western Europe, but they are less likely to have deployed it. But what exactly is AI, anyway - and what does its future...

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