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The funding takes the total raised by KaiOS -- which has now shipped 100million devices across 100 countries -- to $72 million
Amazon investors are expected to vote on a measure calling for the company to halt sales of its facial recognition technology to police during its investors day on May 22.
Apple's step shows how increased public scrutiny is forcing greater transparency in Silicon Valley, particularly as its tech rivals Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google have struggled with data privacy scandals. At a launch event in March, Apple made privacy the core focus as it introduced Apple News+, a news app that it said would not report what users were reading to advertisers, as well as a credit card with Goldman Sachs that it said would not sell user data to marketers. Earlier this month, Google said it will roll out a dashboard-like function in its Chrome browser to offer users more control in fending off tracking cookies, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Europe's antitrust chief said on Wednesday she did not see any problems with the way Google was complying with her order to boost competition in online shopping, brushing aside complaints from some of the U.S. company's rivals. Hit with a 2.4-billion-euro ($2.7 billion) EU fine two years ago for unfairly promoting its own comparison shopping service, Google has since offered to allow competitors to bid for advertising space at the top of a search page, giving them the chance to compete on equal terms. European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said the measure appeared to be working.
A landmark European privacy law is making waves worldwide a year after it came into force, fundamentally changing the way data are handled as Facebook, Apple and Google face increasingly frequent complaints. Adopted on May 25 last year, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) aims to protect all EU citizens from privacy and data breaches, regardless of which part of the world the data handler is in. The new regulation has forced global companies to reconsider their own rules, inspiring territories from Brazil to China and India to California to develop their own privacy and security regulations based on a de facto GDPR benchmark.
Telecom operators fear that could affect the functioning of its newest handsets as Huawei won’t get access to the most popular version of the Android mobile operating system developed by Alphabet Inc.’s Google. Britain’s BT Group Plc decided not to include Huawei phones in Britain’s first 5G network because of uncertainty over whether they could use Android, a spokesman for the carrier said. Rival Vodafone Group Plc paused pre-orders for the Huawei Mate 20X (5G) in the U.K. as “a temporary measure while uncertainty exists regarding new Huawei 5G devices,” a spokesman said.
EE will put the launch of Huawei 5G devices on pause as the U.S. places renewed political pressure on the Chinese telecommunications giant.
EE says it's putting the launch of Huawei's 5G devices on pause until it receives the "information and confidence" needed to support its customers. Vodafone says it will not be accepting pre-orders for Huawei's 5G-enabled Huawei Mate 20 X in the U.K. The news comes as the U.S. places renewed political pressure on the Chinese telecommunications giant.
The tariff battle between China and U.S. has become more than just talk. After President Trump raised tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars worth of imports from China, Trump has now targeted Huawei adding it to a trade blacklist. Huawei is a big company with around $100 billion in revenue last year. The intelligence community […]
For better or worse, Google Glass is back. Parent company Alphabet (GOOG)(GOOGL) has announced a new version of its augmented reality glasses, priced at $999 per headset and targeting businesses instead of consumers.
The mobile operator Vodafone Group Plc followed suit. It’s telling too that of those five pioneering 5G countries – which include the U.S., China, Switzerland and South Korea – Britain is the one you’d expect to be most neutral about whether or not to sell Huawei handsets. Switzerland’s Swisscom AG has already started offering 5G phones from another Chinese company, Oppo.
Slack Technologies Inc. is looking for a better direct-listing fate than Spotify Technology SA. The music-streaming service reminded tech unicorns late last year that companies don’t have to issue new shares or raise money through a traditional offering if they wish to go public, and now Slack is following in its footsteps. The business-chat company filed direct-listing paperwork on Friday.
SINGAPORE/MANILA (Reuters) - Mobile phone retailers in some Asian countries are refusing to accept Huawei devices for trade-ins, as more consumers look to offload their device on worries Google suspending business with the Chinese firm will disrupt services. Google has said it will comply with an order by U.S. President Donald Trump to stop supplying Huawei, meaning current owners of Huawei phones face being cut off from updates of the Android operating system from late August. Against this backdrop, some customers in Singapore and the Philippines have rushed to sell their Huawei phones, according to retailers and online marketplace data.
EE, owned by former British telecoms monopoly BT, said it planned to launch the 5G network in six cities, including London, from May 30. Huawei handsets had been expected to be among the devices available on the new superfast networks. The world's second-biggest phone maker runs its devices on Google's Android platform outside China, but the U.S. Commerce Department blocked Huawei from buying U.S. goods last week, throwing future software updates into question.
Two of Britain’s largest mobile phone operator have pulled Huawei’s phones from their 5G networks, joining other global telecoms groups in dropping launch plans after the Chinese group was hit by a US export ban that could stop it using Google’s Android operating system. EE, part of BT, had planned to offer Huawei phones as part of its launch on Tuesday of the UK’s first 5G network, but decided to “pause” this due to uncertainty after the Chinese group was included on a blacklist that forbids US companies to supply it with technology over the weekend. This could stop Google from providing future versions of its Android system to Huawei.