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: Google

Lawsuit: Google failed to honour ‘don’t be evil’ pledge in firing engineers

A group of former Google employees are suing the Alphabet Inc unit alleging that it breached their employment contracts by not honouring its famous motto “don’t be evil...

European Union

EU countries agree on common stance on new rules for US tech giants

EU countries have now agreed on a common position on new rules to curb the power of US tech giants and force them to do more to police their platforms for illegal content.

Platform News: Apple logo on the side of a building

Apple tells workers they have right to discuss wages, working conditions

Apple delivered a message to employees on Friday that was striking given its reputation for secrecy: a reminder that workers may discuss wages, hours and working conditions.

Platform Industry: Amazon corporate logo on a wall

A look at the intimate details Amazon knows about us

As a Virginia lawmaker, Ibraheem Samirah has studied internet privacy issues and debated how to regulate tech firms’ collection of personal data. Still, he was stunned to learn the...

Platform News: Big Tech

US warns against IP, trade secret risks in draft EU tech rules

Draft landmark EU rules requiring US tech giants to share information with rivals could put at risk companies’ intellectual property and trade secrets, the United States gove...

Platform News: Social Media businesses

Social media users could disable algorithms in new US proposal

A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the US House of Representatives has introduced a bill that would require internet platforms like Facebook and Google to allow users to see conten...

European Commission

EU Commission to be sole enforcer of tech rules, EU countries agree

Representatives from EU countries have agreed that the European Commission will be the sole enforcer of new tech rules, with a limited role for national antitrust watchdogs instead...

Apple App Store

Apple’s software boss warns against draft EU policy on App Store

Apple software leader Craig Federighi took the stage at the Web Summit in Lisbon to voice the iPhone maker’s objections to EU draft guidelines that could allow customers to i...

Platform Industry: Microsoft operating system users

Microsoft president says tech must compromise, downplays metaverse ‘hype’

The tech sector needs to compromise with regulators and take governments and people’s concerns seriously, Microsoft president Brad Smith has said in an interview.

Faang

After Facebook change, Big Tech’s FAANG considers toothless MAANG

Facebook’s rebranding to Meta Platforms has launched a search for a new name for the high-flying FAANG group that also includes the likes of Apple, Amazon.com, Netflix and Al...

Platform News: European Union flags

EU countries aiming for common position on tech rules this month

EU countries aim to agree on a common negotiating position on two sets of draft rules to curb the powers of US tech giants on November the 25th, people involved in the discussions ...

Platform News: Apple logo on a retail store window

Apple results hit by supply chain woes

Supply chain woes cost Apple Inc $6 billion in sales during the company’s fiscal fourth quarter, which missed Wall Street expectations, and CEO Tim Cook said that the impact ...

Facebook is Meta

Facebook rebrands itself as ‘Meta’

Facebook Inc is now called Meta, the company has said, in a rebrand that focuses on building the “metaverse,” a shared virtual environment that it bets will be the succ...

Platform News: Software titan Microsoft building

Microsoft nearly overtakes Apple as most valuable company

A surge in Microsoft Corp’s shares nearly unseated Apple Inc as the world’s most valuable company yesterday, a day before the iPhone maker reports its quarterly results...

Platform News: Alphabet and Google search engine

Alphabet earns record profit on Google ad surge

Alphabet has reported higher than expected third-quarter ad sales, a sign that the business is overcoming new limits on tracking mobile users and that online shopping is as popular...