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: Big Tech

States rally around proposed US laws to rein in Big Tech

A bipartisan group of US state attorneys general sent a letter to lawmakers urging them to pass a series of bills that tighten antitrust laws aimed at Big Tech companies like Faceb...

UK Trade Secretary

UK Trade Minister is seeking to break down digital trade barriers

The UK will look to break down digital trade barriers to help its businesses export their services, the country’s newly appointed trade minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan will say...

Platform News: Google search engine

India antitrust probe finds Google abused Android dominance

Google abused the dominant position of its Android operating system in India, using its “huge financial muscle” to illegally hurt competitors, the country’s antit...

Platform News: Facebook

Ireland raises privacy question over Facebook smart glasses

Ireland’s data privacy regulator on Friday said it had asked Facebook to demonstrate that an LED indicator light on the social media giant’s newly launched smart glasse...

Platform News: Big Tech

Big Tech’s little mergers draw more US antitrust scrutiny

US Federal Trade Commission staff presented data on small acquisitions by five big technology companies, and the agency scrapped guidelines on vertical mergers which combine a comp...

Microsoft

Microsoft shares edge higher on $60 billion buyback program

Microsoft Corp shares rose 1% in early trading after the company announced a $60 billion share repurchase plan, its biggest ever.

Platform News: Snap Inc

Snap Inc hires first global head of platform safety

Snapchat’s owner has hired a longtime online safety advocate as its first global head of platform safety, Snap Inc told journalists, as the company continues to ramp up effor...

Tim Cook: Apple CEO

Here are the top announcements from Apple event

Apple Inc has launched a new series of iPhones and iPads, featuring a faster processor and better cameras.

FTC: Federal Trade Commission

US panel votes to approve $1 billion for FTC privacy probes

The US House Energy and Commerce Committee voted to give the Federal Trade Commission $1 billion to set up a bureau dedicated to improving data security and privacy and fighting id...

Platform News: Tencent conference and exhibition in China

China tells Alibaba, Tencent to open platforms up to each other

China’s industry ministry has told technology companies including Alibaba and Tencent to stop blocking each other’s website links from their platforms, the 21st Century...

Facebook

Italy data authority asks Facebook for clarifications on smart glasses

Italy’s data protection authority has said it has asked Facebook to provide clarifications over the social media giant’s newly launched smart glasses to assess whether ...

Platform News: Facebook on a smartphone

Facebook unveils its first smart glasses

Facebook Inc launched its first smart glasses on Thursday in a step toward its aim of offering true augmented-reality spectacles.

Platform News: Software titan Microsoft building

Microsoft to take site-by-site approach to US office reopening

Microsoft Corp has said it will no longer target a specific date for reopening all of its US offices and instead will reopen each site based on whether it meets a set of company cr...

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

Federal Trade Commission meeting will investigate Big Tech’s small deals

The US FTC will hold its next open meeting on the 15th of September to hear staff findings on deals that Big Tech businesses such as Facebook and Apple make which are sometimes too...