Internet of Things (IoT) News

Our ongoing coverage of smart technologies, internet connected devices and objects able to collect and exchange data and the platforms that support them.

Platform News: the Tech Titans

BofA: Big tech-led equity inflows fuelling ‘mother-of-all asset bubbles’

A record rush to ‘big tech’ stocks saw equity funds bagging $27.8 billion inflows last week with the ongoing ultra-easy monetary policy creating the “mother-of-al...

Platform News: Tech Titans including Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple

Big Tech’s Democratic critics discuss ways to strike back with White House

Congressional Democrats have begun discussions with the Biden regime on ways to crack down on Big Tech. These include making social media companies accountable for the spread of di...

Platform News: SpaceX's Elon Musk

Elon Musk’s Bitcoin investment follows months of tweeting

Tesla’s $1.5 billion Bitcoin investment may not surprise close followers of Elon Musk’s Twitter account, where he has shown himself as a major proponent of the soaring ...

Platform Industry: Google News

Google phone cameras will read heart, breathing rates with AI

Cameras on Google’s smartphones will be able to measure heart and breathing rates starting from next month, in one of the first applications of the groups artificial intellig...

Platform Industry: Google search engine

Alphabet to offer first-ever disclosure of Google Cloud profit

Alphabet will report some key financials for its Google Cloud business for the first time, disclosures that are expected to overshadow record overall quarterly sales for the worlds...

Platform News: Search engine Google's New York office

Google to spend $3.8 million to settle accusations of bias

Google will spend $3.8 million to settle allegations that it underpaid women and unfairly passed over women and Asians for open roles within the organisation, the US Department of ...

Virtual Reality

German cartel office extends probe of ties between Facebook and Oculus

Germany’s antitrust regulator said on Thursday that it was expanding the scope of its abuse proceedings against Facebook related to the links between its Oculus virtual reali...

Platform News: Samsung Electronics logo

Samsung sees solid chip demand and stronger phone sales in first-quarter

Samsung Electronics forecast solid demand for its chips in the present quarter and stronger cellular sales after bringing forward the launch of its flagship smartphone to grab mark...

Platform News: Google search engine team

Google’s global workforce to form a union alliance

Google employees from throughout the world are forming a marriage alliance, weeks after employees at the search engine giant along with other units of parent firm Alphabet formed a...

Platform Industry: Google News

Opinion: Why Google now needs to be broken up

Since it’s inception some 22 years ago out of a garage in Menlo Park, Google has been on an unparalleled journey towards multi-sector dominance.

Platform News: Tech Titans including Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple

EU wants Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google CEOs at February hearing

EU lawmakers have invited the CEO’s of Amazon.com, Apple, Facebook and Alphabet into a 1st of February hearing in Brussels as they attempt to crack down on the forces of US t...

Google Fitbit Wearables

Google closes deal to buy Fitbit as US Justice Dept probe continues

Search and advertising giant Google has closed its deal to purchase gym tracking company Fitbit, the companies said, even as the US Justice Department said that it was continuing i...

UK

London resilient at top of European tech investment table despite COVID

London retained its position as the top European destination for tech venture capital in 2020, with levels near the record sum of the year before despite the impact of COVID-19, ac...

Platform Economy: The technology sector in Paris, France

US suspends French tariffs over digital services tax

The United States has said it might hold off slapping tariffs on French cosmetics, handbags and other imports in retaliation for a digital services tax Washington says will damage ...