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Starting next month, Google will enforce new policies for ads related toabortion in the United States, United Kingdom and Ireland
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.
AppLovin co-founder Adam Foroughi’s story is actually pretty darn singular, and even more than that, reflective and emblematic of much that is going on in business and society.
CNBC's Arjun Kharpal reports on the possible implications of Google's ban on Huawei and the impact of an escalated trade war on other Chinese smartphone makers.
Britain's biggest mobile operator EE aims to launch the country's first 5G service next week, but it will not offer Huawei handsets until the Chinese company's future becomes clear following its row with the United States. 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.
Google is complying with an EU order to boost competition in online shopping, Europe's antitrust chief said on Wednesday, brushing aside complaints from rivals demanding more regulatory action. Hit with a 2.4-billion-euro ($2.7 billion) 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.
This could stop Google from providing future versions of its Android system to Huawei. Vodafone also said it would suspend Huawei’s Mate X phone from its 5G line-up. Vodafone had planned to launch the handset in the summer on its 5G network, but a spokesman said on Wednesday that “Huawei’s 5G handset is yet to receive the necessary certifications”.
NTT Docomo Inc., Japan’s largest operator, said Wednesday it stopped taking pre-orders for Huawei’s new P30 handset, while its rival KDDI Corp. said it would indefinitely delay introduction of the phone, without elaborating. Taiwanese carrier Chunghwa Telecom Co. said it won’t procure new Huawei models. The moves are a fresh blow for Huawei Technologies Co., the company that’s been accused by the U.S. of aiding China in espionage.
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 closely fought contest pits the ruling Law and Justice Party, the nationalist force known by its Polish abbreviation PiS, against five major anti-authoritarian parties and a number of smaller groups calling themselves the European Coalition. “It’s a black-and-white situation,” said Kamila Gasiuk-Pihowicz, No. 3 on the Coalition’s list of candidates in Warsaw. “If the Coalition wins, Poland still has a chance to be a democratic country. If PiS wins, Poland will drift toward an eastern model of government.
Japanese telco SoftBank Corp's low-cost mobile brand Ymobile said on Wednesday it would delay the launch of Huawei P30 Lite smartphone, following the imposition of trade restrictions on the Chinese manufacturer by Washington. The smartphone from Huawei Technologies was due to go on sale on Friday but a SoftBank spokesman said the telco wanted to be confident it could sell the product in light of the U.S. restrictions.
Walmart Inc will meet large consumer goods companies and advertising firms for the first time in New York next week to pitch its advertising business, as the world's largest retailer aims to rev up its website and stores as a platform for other companies to reach customers. The event marks Walmart's first effort to grow its nascent advertising business and heralds the retailer's rising challenge to online ad leaders Alphabet Inc's Google, Facebook Inc and Amazon.com Inc. The event, called "5260," is named after a Walmart store near the retailer's hometown of Bentonville, Arkansas, which is known for being a test lab for retail innovation, Walmart told Reuters.
Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei called itself the victim of U.S. "bullying" on Tuesday and said it was working with Google to respond to trade restrictions imposed by Washington last week, a senior Huawei executive said. Google declined to comment. The U.S. government said it imposed the restrictions because of Huawei's involvement in activities contrary to national security or foreign policy interests.