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: Samsung Electronics logo

Solid chip sales are unlikely to cushion Samsung’s first-quarter profit

The sudden global shift to working from home has boosted demand for Samsung Electronics’ memory chips from laptop makers and data centres, but first quarter profitability is ...

Factory

How one Silicon Valley factory keeps running in the age of coronavirus

Managers at a small Silicon Valley electronics factory thought they would have to close when the San Francisco Bay Area directed non-essential businesses to temporarily shut down a...

Platform News: Tencent conference and exhibition in China

Tencent to develop cloud game platform with Huawei

China’s Tencent Holdings launched a co-innovation lab with Huawei Technologies to develop a cloud game platform, the world’s biggest game company said in a statement Fr...

SoftBank

Brief examination of SoftBank’s key assets

SoftBank Group Corp plans to raise up to 4.5 trillion yen (approximately $41 billion) by selling or monetising assets to buy back 2 trillion yen of its shares and reduce overall de...

Children Demonstrating Climate Change

Coronavirus sends climate strikers back to school – this time, online

They walked out of class to fight climate change. Now, as coronavirus shuts schools around the world, they’re starting their own. 

Platform News: Apple logo

French antitrust regulator fines Apple $1.2 billion

France’s competition watchdog on Monday fined iPhone maker Apple approximately $1.23 billion, saying it was guilty of anti-competitive behaviour towards its distribution and ...

Platform Industry: Samsung

Samsung urges shareholders to use electronic voting for AGM

South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics is using a form of electronic voting for the first time for this year’s annual general meeting on the 18th of March, urging shareh...

Hong Kong

Hong Kong regulator considers easing strict data storage rules – sources

Hong Kong is considering softening new data storage rules, amid concerns of conflict with confidentiality laws elsewhere as authorities globally look to balance regulatory requirem...

Nokia

Nokia draws $560 million research and development loan for 5G

Finnish telecoms equipment maker Nokia drew a 500 million euro ($561 million) loan last month to help it to accelerate development of 5G technology, its annual report shows.

TIM, Vodafone Tower

Vodafone, TIM to win conditional EU approval for tower deal – sources

Vodafone and Telecom Italia (TIM) are set to secure conditional European Union antitrust approval to create Europe’s biggest mobile towers company, part of a strategy to roll...

Platform News: Samsung Electronics logo

Samsung commences building its $220 million R&D centre in Vietnam

HANOI (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics has started building a $220 million research and development centre in Vietnam, the South Korean tech giant’s local unit said on M...

London

Diversity-focused UK Venture Capital firm closes inaugural fund with high-profile backers

Reuters – A new London-based venture capital aimed at funding tech companies whose founders come from traditionally under-represented groups said on Tuesday it closed its ina...

ByteDance sign

Exclusive: China’s ByteDance moves to ringfence its TikTok app amid U.S. probe – sources

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – ByteDance has stepped up efforts to separate its social media app TikTok from much of its Chinese operations, amid a U.S. national sec...

Platform Industry: Ebay app and online marketplaces

EBay to sell ticketing unit StubHub for $4.05 billion

Reuters – EBay Inc will sell its ticketing unit, StubHub, in an all-cash $4.05 billion deal to ticket reseller Viagogo Ltd, the companies said on Monday, nearly a year after ...