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.

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 ...

TikTok

Exclusive: US opens national security investigation into TikTok – sources

NEW YORK/BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government has launched a national security review of TikTok owner Beijing ByteDance Technology Co’s $1 billion acquisi...

China Platform Economy

China seeks to leverage the platform economy

The Chinese government is to take a series of measures to support the ongoing development of businesses operating within the platform economy.