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

Three US states, DC sue Google over location-tracking

Texas, Indiana, Washington State and the District of Columbia sued Alphabet Inc’s Google on Monday over what they called deceptive location-tracking practices that invade use...

Joe Biden

White House to hold second Competition Council meet today

The White House is set to hold the second meeting of its Competition Council on Monday, federal agencies said over the weekend.

Platform Industry: Google search engine

Google asks judge to dismiss most of Texas antitrust lawsuit

Google has asked a federal judge to dismiss the majority of an antitrust lawsuit filed by Texas and other states that accused the search giant of abusing its dominance of the onlin...

Amy Klobachur

US bill targeting Big Tech approved by Senate panel despite hefty lobbying

The US Senate Judiciary Committee has approved a bill that would bar tech giants like Amazon.com from giving preference to their own businesses on their websites, despite hefty lob...

White House

White House meets SME’s to discuss competition in tech sector

White House officials met with small and mid-sized companies to discuss competition issues in the tech sector, as momentum grows in the US Congress to rein in large technology comp...

Platform Industry: Amazon corporate logo on a wall

Amazon shortens COVID isolation, paid leave for U.S. workers

Amazon.com Inc has told workers they only have to isolate for a week after testing positive for COVID-19, instead of 10 days, following updated US health guidance.

Platform Industry News: Sony Corp logo on building

Sony teases details of next-gen VR headset

Sony Group has teased details of its next-generation virtual reality headset for its PlayStation 5 console, as the Japanese conglomerate seeks to secure a lead in the nascent secto...

Platform News: Apple retail store

Apple becomes first company to hit $3 trillion market value, then slips

Apple Inc on Monday became the first company to hit a $3 trillion stock market value, before ending the day a hair below that milestone, as investors bet the iPhone maker will keep...

Platform News: Apple logo on the side of a building

Is Apple worth $3 trillion? Bulls, bears examine the case

Is Apple Inc really worth $3 trillion 16 months after becoming the first company valued at $2 trillion?

Platform News: Apple logo

Antitrust: India orders Apple probe over alleged abuse of app market

India’s competition watchdog on Friday ordered an investigation into Apple Inc’s business practices in the country, saying it was of the initial view that the iPhone ma...

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

Big Tech critics ask Raimondo for meeting after critique of European proposals

Critics of tech giants like Google pressed Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo for a January meeting after she expressed concern about proposed legislation in Europe aimed at reining ...

Platform News: Apple logo on the side of a building

US SEC rejects Apple bid to block shareholder proposal on forced labour

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has declined an effort by Apple Inc to skip a shareholder proposal asking tech titan to provide greater transparency in its efforts to kee...

Blackberry

BlackBerry revenue beats estimates as cybersecurity demand stays strong

BlackBerry Ltd has beaten Wall Street estimates for third-quarter revenue, helped by sustained demand for its cybersecurity and IoT products.

Platform News: Amazon building

Two US senators seek probe into Amazon.com labor practices

US Senators Marco Rubio and Sherrod Brown on Monday asked the Labor Department for a full investigation into Amazon.com Inc’s labor practices.

Canadian Dollar

US concerned by Canada’s pursuit of digital services tax

The office of the US Trade Representative will consider “all options” if Canada imposes a digital services tax, a USTR spokesperson has said in a statement.