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Google's Pixel 3a might have been good news for fans of mid-range phones, butit marked the death knell for one of the company's signature phone features:its customizable cases
“Some interesting opportunities are beginning to present themselves in some spots of the EM universe, but over the coming weeks it feels like caution is warranted,” said Paul Greer, a London-based money manager at Fidelity International, whose emerging-market debt fund has outperformed 98% of peers this year after reducing risk in recent months. Developing-nation currencies relinquished all of their 2019 gains amid growing pessimism over the prospect of a trade deal between the world’s two largest economies, while stocks and local-currency bonds fell to the lowest level since January.
Chipmakers including Intel Corp., Qualcomm Inc., Xilinx Inc. and Broadcom Inc. have told their employees they will not supply Huawei till further notice, according to people familiar with their actions.
Google is assuring users of Huawei smartphones the American company's services still will work on them following U.S. government restrictions on doing business with the Chinese tech giant. Google said Monday it is complying with and "reviewing the implications" of an order that requires export licenses for technology sales to Huawei Technologies Ltd. Last week's order follows U.S. government accusations that Huawei is a security risk and might help Beijing spy abroad.
Google has suspended business activity with Huawei that involves the transfer or hardware, software and key technical services. Google's GOOGL move to stop licensing its Android mobile operating system to Huawei could deal a huge blow to the Chinese tech giant's ambitions to become the top player in smartphones globally. The U.S. tech conglomerate has suspended business activity with Huawei that involves the transfer of hardware, software and key technical services.
Alphabet Inc's Google has suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware, software and technical services except those publicly available via open source licensing, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Sunday, in a blow to the Chinese technology company that the U.S. government has sought to blacklist around the world. Holders of current Huawei smartphones with Google apps, however, will continue to be able to use and download app updates provided by Google, a Google spokesperson said, confirming earlier reporting by Reuters. "For users of our services, Google Play and the security protections from Google Play Protect will continue to function on existing Huawei devices," the spokesperson said, without giving further details.
last week to add Huawei to its entity list, meaning US companies will need to secure government approval before selling parts or components to Huawei. While the Android operating system is open source and publicly available, Huawei will no longer be able to access proprietary apps and services from Google, according to one person familiar with the move.
Alphabet Inc.'s Google has revoked Huawei Technologies Inc.'s Android license, Reuters reported Sunday, in a move that could cripple the Chinese tech giant's smartphone business. The move was later confirmed by The Verge. Huawei will be restricted to using only the public, open-source version of Android, Reuters said. Effectively, it means that Huawei will be immediately cut off from receiving Android system updates, including security updates, and future versions of Huawei smartphones will not be able to use YouTube, Gmail and the Google Play store, among other features. Later Sunday night, Bloomberg News reported other U.S. tech companies, such as chip makers Intel Corp. , Qualcomm Corp. , Broadcom Inc. and Xilinx Inc. have frozen the supply of critical software and hardware components to Huawei. Last week, the Trump administration moved to restrict U.S. technology sales to Huawei and certain other foreign-owned companies. The U.S. has long claimed that telecom equipment from Huawei poses a national security risk.
As Europeans prepare to elect a new EU parliament next week, the world’s biggest tech companies say they have yet to see any mass campaign to subvert or suppress the vote. There were fears that the poll, in which 427m citizens, would be a particular target because of the difficulty in policing content posted in dozens of languages across 28 EU countries. With EU politicians pressing them to take action, Facebook, Twitter and Google all set up specialist teams to search for evidence of malicious propaganda.
Investing.com - Shares of the Hong Kong-listed Tencent Holdings Ltd (HK:0700) fell 2.5% on Monday in Asia, after plunging about 7% last week following the release of a weak quarterly earnings report.
The ASX 200 in Australia rose in afternoon trade, with the country's incumbent government headed for a surprise win at the polls. Over in India, the Nifty 50 jumped after early exit polls showed Prime Minister Narendra Modi likely to return to power following the country's general election. The Nikkei 225 in Japan added 0.35% in afternoon trade, as shares of index heavyweights such as Fast Retailing 9983.T-JP and Softbank Group 9984.T-JP advanced.
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Out of nowhere in July 2016 Pokémon Go became a global gaming sensation and brought in $2 billion in revenue. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, a new augmented reality venture is poised to be another megahit for gaming start-up Niantic, which emerged from within Google and has Nintendo funding.
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Mona Keijzer, the Dutch state secretary for economic affairs and climate policy, has proposed implementing three measures on a European level to prevent large technology companies from becoming too dominant, she wrote in a letter to the national parliament on Saturday. The state secretary said she is already in talks with other member states on the policy. The European Commission has sought tougher scrutiny of acquisitions in the past.
It's been a rough two years for consumer IPOs, from Snap in 2017 to Uber and Lyft this year. Private market investors are generating all the returns, which is exactly what the experts have predicted for years. Nobody in Silicon Valley should be surprised by Uber's UBER disappointing IPO.