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.

Google Fitbit Wearables

Google’s Fitbit deal set to win okay from EU regulators after fresh concessions

Google is set to win EU antitrust approval for its $2.1 billion purchase of fitness tracker maker Fitbit to carry on Apple and Samsung from the wearable technology market, people f...

Huawei Technologies

Huawei Technologies ramps up investment in its home country

Huawei Technologies has built up stakes in various Chinese semiconductor companies and other tech businesses as the world’s biggest telecoms equipment manufacturer bolsters i...

Amazon

Amazon adds spherical Echo speakers to its line-up of voice-controlled gadgets

Amazon.com has announced the newest additions to the line-up of voice-controlled gadgets, such as Echo and Echo scatter speakers with a new spherical design.

coronavirus tracing uk

Brits get cycling as data from fitness app shows pandemic boom

Active travel is booming in the United Kingdom as millions of commuters, shoppers and schoolchildren get on their bicycles to prevent confined spaces on public transport during the...

Didi V2X

Didi and BYD to launch co-designed ride-hailing EV in China

BYD received approval from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology to market an electrical sedan version known as D1 last month, based on government records. ...

Facebook

Facebook chief scientist says ‘true AR glasses’ at least five years away

Facebook is 5-10 years away from being able to bring to bring to market “true” augmented reality glasses, its chief scientist told journalists, since the company releas...

European Commission

Upgrade for EU antitrust rules, more funds for digital projects

The European Commission will revise its own antitrust principles to keep up with global changes and invest a fifth of its 750-billion-euro (approximately $890 billion) coronavirus ...

Apple

Apple rolls out virtual fitness service, subscription bundle, catering to pandemic work-from-home

Apple rolled out a brand new virtual fitness service and a bundle of all its subscribers, Apple One, focusing a holiday-season product launch on solutions that are the backbone of ...

Wall Street

M&A: Tech leads crisis-driven boom with $350 billion deal rush

Global M&A volumes are exceeding $2 trillion for 2020, with technology making up almost a fifth of the total after mammoth deals such as SoftBank’s $40 billion purchase o...

Tim Cook

Apple expected to unveil updates to Watches and iPads

Apple will broadcast an event from its Cupertino, California campus on Tuesday where analysts expect it to show updated Apple Watches, iPads and other apparatus while booking an iP...

European Union

France wants the EU to continue with a digital tax if global efforts fail

The EU should push ahead with its own digital taxation in the first quarter of 2021 if wider efforts to find an international solution don’t bring a breakthrough this season,...

Wall Street

Wall Street sees a bright side in ‘healthy’ tech stock selloff

Some of Wall Street’s biggest players are seeing the stock market’s recent tech-led selloff as a bout of turbulence as opposed to the beginning of a longer slide —...

Walmart

News short: Walmart to test drone delivery of groceries and household items

Walmart Inc said on Wednesday it might run a pilot project for delivery of grocery and home goods through automated drones, together with finishing shipping firm Flytrex, as the U....

Tesla Factory

Crafty Etsy gets into S&P 500, Tesla misses out

Stocks of Tesla tumbled 7% in extended trade on Friday after the electric car and battery manufacturer was excluded from a group of businesses being added into the S&P 500, amo...