TeamViewer aims to revolutionize the world of work. The software from the start-up in southwest Germany provides access to remote computers and smart devices. That can help service technicians and customers network and solve problems at a distance.
The US tech giant has reached a deal to buy the open source software company for $34 billion. The merger is said to be the biggest in the sector ever, and will consolidate IBM's position among leading cloud services.
A leading software industry association has warned that the use of unlicensed software increases the likelihood of cyberattacks by a third. Pirated software is particularly hard to combat in emerging countries.
Germany is often criticized for sluggish levels of digital investment, particularly in AI. The government wants to invest €3 billion before 2025 to try and close the knowledge gap with world leaders in the field.
Shares of Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE have plummeted after the US Senate voted to overrule Donald Trump's deal with the company. A ban on high-tech chip sales to ZTE now looks likely to be reimposed.
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