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.

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...

Platform Industry: Apple and Google Alliance COVID-19 apps

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, ...

Platform News: Worker at an automated 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...

Platform News: 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...

Platform Industry: 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...

Platform News: Wall Street in New York

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...

Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman

Samsung Group heir questioned by prosecutors over contentious 2015 deal

Samsung Group heir Jay Y. Lee on Tuesday was summoned and questioned by prosecutors over a controversial 2015 merger of two of the group’s affiliates, Yonhap News Agency said...

Platform News: Alibaba online marketplace

Alibaba to invest $1.4 billion in AI system for smart speakers

Alibaba Group will invest 10 billion yuan ($1.41 billion) into an AI (artificial intelligence) and IoT (Internet of Things) system centred around its Tmall Genie smart speaker, the...

Platform News: President Donald Trump in talks with Apple CEO Tim Cook

White House panel: Build new tech infrastructure for future jobs

A White House advisory panel will call for the government and private industry to work together to build new technological infrastructure to support future jobs and provide the und...

Jio

Reliance in $870 million General Atlantic deal as Jio Platforms funding tops $8 billion

Reliance Industries have announced US fund General Atlantic will invest 65.98 billion rupees (approximately $870 million) in Jio Platforms, a fourth deal that takes investment in i...

Fitbit

EU consumer group warns against ‘game-changer’ Google-Fitbit deal

Google’s planned $2.1 billion buy of fitness trackers company Fitbit may harm consumers and hinder innovation, European consumer group BEUC has said, calling it a game-change...

Platform Industry News: Sony Corp logo on building

Sony Corp reports 57% drop in fourth-quarter profit, declines to give outlook

Sony Corp has reported a 57% drop in fourth-quarter operating profit and refrained from providing an outlook for the current year due to uncertainty related to the coronavirus outb...