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.

Fitbit

US and EU advocacy groups warn against Google’s purchase of Fitbit

Twenty advocacy groups from across the globe have signed a statement urging regulators to be wary of Google’s $2.1 billion bid for fitness tracker company Fitbit Inc because ...

India China

Start-ups in India downplay Chinese links amid wave of anti-China sentiment

Indian start-ups with Chinese funding and Chinese smartphone makers are actively touting their Indian-ness to users as they seek to address a growing wave of nationalism following ...

Didi V2X

Didi installs V2X equipment in Shanghai

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing, launched a test robotaxi service in a Shanghai suburb on Saturday after installing Vehicle to Everything (V2X) hardware throughout the area...

Chipmakers Chip Semiconductors

US lawmakers unveil bid to boost domestic chipmaking industry

A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced a measure aimed at strengthening chip manufacturing in the US, adding to efforts to champion the sector and lure high tech supply chains ...

Donald Trump

Trump administration says Huawei and Hikvision are backed by Chinese military

The Trump administration has determined that top Chinese firms, including telecoms equipment giant Huawei Technologies and video surveillance company Hikvision, are owned or contro...

Apple

Apple, other US goods from China held up at Indian ports

Apple, Cisco and Dell products are among the goods from US companies being caught up in India’s border tensions with China, as Indian ports hold up imports from China.

Autonomous driving vehicles

VW seeks open-source approach to refine car operating system

German automotive titan, Volkswagen wants to use an open-source approach to refine elements of a software-based car operating system being developed by the carmaker, Christian Seng...

Apple and Google Alliance COVID-19

UK ditches homegrown COVID-19 tracing app to use Google-Apple model

The UK government will switch to the Apple and Google model for its COVID-19 test-and-trace app, ditching an attempt to develop an app by itself after the homegrown system did not ...

Fitbit

Australian regulator says Google’s $2.1 billion Fitbit deal could harm competition

Australia’s antitrust regulator, the ACCC warned Google’s planned $2.1 billion acquisition of fitness tracker maker Fitbit may give it too much of people’s data, ...

Amazon Warehouse

Amazon to use AI tech in its warehouses to enforce social distancing

Amazon.com has launched an artificial intelligence-based tracking system to enforce social distancing at its offices and warehouses to help reduce any risk of contracting the new c...

China

Anti-China group urges Trump to block Chinese companies from US markets

An anti-China advocacy group that includes former White House adviser Steve Bannon is calling on the Trump administration to exclude Chinese companies from US financial markets, as...

IBM office in Australia

IBM exits facial recognition business, calls for police reform

IBM disclosed Monday it will no longer offer facial recognition or analysis software in a letter to Congress calling for new efforts to pursue justice and racial equity, new CEO Ar...

Wall Street

Tech drives Nasdaq index to all-time high as signs of recovery emerge

The heavyweight tech and growth stocks that drove Wall Street higher in recent years are again fuelling a surge that has taken the Nasdaq from a brutal selloff to an intraday recor...

Spain Digital Tax

Spain’s lower house to draft new 3% digital tax on internet giants

Spain’s lower house has voted to begin drafting a 3% tax on revenues of internet giants, the latest of such moves by US trading partners that has spurred a US investigation a...