All articles by Lara Williams

Lara Williams is editor of Verdict technology. An experienced writer, Lara previously worked as deputy editor of the Financial Times’s fDi Magazine. Lara has a background in technology journalism writing for the UK’s Computing magazine and has spent much of the past decade living in Silicon Valley.

Lara Williams

Meta to test limiting news content in Canada

The US technology giant is conducting the test in response to Canada’s proposed Online News Act.

UK government cuts tech start-up support as venture funding drops to decade low

UK start-ups are facing the double headwinds of challenging economic times and shrinking global venture funding.

Coinbase SEC warning shows regulators are coming for crypto

Calls for greater regulation of the crypto industry have been going unanswered for some time – but regulators appear to be taking action.

Banking volatility causes crypto rally but won’t end crypto winter

Investors are looking for a safe haven as volatility hits the banking sector, but is crypto the answer?

India to build first semiconductor plant but still some way off securing domestic supply

Reports have emerged of a joint venture between India’s Vedanta and Taiwan’s Foxconn to build a semiconductor plant in Ahmedabad.

Beijing becomes first global capital to legally operate robotaxis

Chinese Big Tech giant Baidu has received a permit to operate its fleet of fully robotaxis across Beijing, a world first for a capital city.

Commercial-scale quantum computing unlikely before 2027

The race to provide commercial-scale quantum computing is unlikely to be decided before 2027, according to industry experts.

Samsung launches precision strike in global chip wars with South Korea mega-investment

Samsung aims to become the world’s leading semiconductor supplier with its South Korea investment, a major offensive in the global chip wars.

‘Crypto winter’ advances as Silvergate crypto bank collapses

The collapse of US-based Silvergate bank has added to the problems facing the beleaguered crypto industry.

Silicon Valley Bank collapse: what could the wider impact be on Big Tech and the US?

The Silicon Valley Bank collapse could wipe out future Big Tech companies and have a negative impact upon the US economy.