Mobile and Infrastructure News

From government licensing through to ISP and infrastructure, this is our global news and commentary of all things 5G, mobile and telecommunications related.

Platform News: Google search engine

How brands will target ads to you after the death of browser cookies

Next year, Google plans to phase out technology in its Chrome browser that lets other companies track users’ web browsing. But that does not mean you will see irrelevant ads,...

Platform News: Search engine Google's New York office

Google won’t use other web tracking tools after it removes cookies

Google will not build or use alternate tools to track web browsing traffic once it begins phasing out existing technology from its Chrome browser next year, it said in a blog post ...

Jio

Reliance Jio splashes out $8 billion in Indian airwaves auction

Reliance Jio Infocomm, the telecoms company backed by Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani and platform giants Facebook and Google, won airwaves worth about $8 billion in a $10.6 billi...

Platform Industry News: Huawei Technologies CFO

Huawei CFO’s lawyer disputes what HSBC knew as extradition case resumes

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou’s US extradition hearing resumed in a Canadian court with defence countering prosecutors’ claims that Meng misled HSBC about the Chinese telecom...

Platform News: Apple logo on a retail store window

Apple’s 270 US-based stores open for first time since pandemic began

Apple has said all its 270 stores in the US have been opened for the first time in almost a year after it was forced to shutter several outlets because of the ongoing COVID-19 pand...

South Korea, Japan, Manga Publishing

South Korean tech firms shake up Japan’s storied manga industry

Two South Korean platforms are borrowing from mobile gaming to shake up – and dominate – Japan’s manga industry, a plot twist that has expanded the comics’ ...

Platform Industry News: Facebook India

India tightens regulatory grip on Facebook and WhatsApp with new rules

India has announced new rules to regulate content on social media, making the likes of Facebook, WhatsApp and others more accountable to legal requests for removal of posts and sha...

Platform News: FinTech trading app Robinhood

Robinhood added 6 million crypto users in last two months

Controversial online brokerage Robinhood has said it has garnered 6 million new users for its cryptocurrency services in the first two months of 2021 amid higher retail trading vol...

Platform News: Google

French antitrust investigators say Google breached its orders on talks with publishers

French antitrust investigators have accused Google of failing to comply with the state competition authority’s orders on how to conduct negotiations with news publishers over...

Platform News: the Tech Titans

BofA: Big tech-led equity inflows fuelling ‘mother-of-all asset bubbles’

A record rush to ‘big tech’ stocks saw equity funds bagging $27.8 billion inflows last week with the ongoing ultra-easy monetary policy creating the “mother-of-al...

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

Big Tech’s Democratic critics discuss ways to strike back with White House

Congressional Democrats have begun discussions with the Biden regime on ways to crack down on Big Tech. These include making social media companies accountable for the spread of di...

Platform News: Epic Games, the maker of the Fortnite game

Epic Games takes Apple fight to European Union antitrust regulators

Epic Games has taken its fight against Apple to European Union antitrust regulators after failing to make significant headway in a US court in a dispute over the Apple’s paym...

Platform Economy: Goldman Sachs investment app, Marcus is launched

Goldman Sachs unveils Marcus Invest robo-adviser in consumer push

Goldman Sachs is launching an automated wealth-management platform to invest customer funds across managed portfolios made up of exchange trade funds for stocks and bonds, the lead...

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

Zuckerberg and Dorsey in talks to testify at House hearing as early as March

The CEOs of Facebook and Twitter are said to be in talks with House of Representatives lawmakers to testify at a hearing as early as next month, the Politico website has reported c...