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: Apple logo

‘Chaos Monkeys’ author calls Apple’s statement on his departure defamatory

An engineer at Apple who left the company this week after thousands of co-workers signed a petition calling for him to be sacked has said on Twitter he was fired “in a snap d...

Platform News: Google

US judge dismisses advertisers’ antitrust claims against Google

A US judge has dismissed antitrust claims against Google brought by a group of advertisers, though offered them a chance to try again after addressing her “serious concerns.&...

Platform News: Discord

Chat app Discord to test ticketing, make audio events easier to find

Chat platform Discord has said it will start to test paid tickets for audio events, the first feature where creators can make money from the site, and will launch a tool next month...

Platform News: Russia and Twitter

Russia: IT firms must open offices in the country under new draft law

Foreign technology companies will be forced to open offices in Russia or face penalties such as advertising bans under draft legislation, a senior lawmaker has said, in a fresh mov...

Platform News: Xiaomi

US will remove Xiaomi from blacklist, reversing Trump decision

The US Defense Department will remove China’s Xiaomi Corp from a government blacklist, a court filing showed, marking a reversal by the Biden-Harris White House of one of Pre...

Bill to ban TikTok on US government devices passes committee

Bill to ban TikTok on US government devices passes committee

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee unanimously passed a bill that would ban federal workers from downloading the popular app TikTok onto US government ...

Platform News: Wall Street in New York

Tech selloff in focus as Nasdaq falls away from record highs

Wall Street’s main indexes tumbled on Tuesday, with the Nasdaq opening down 2% before steadying a bit, as technology-related stocks with lofty valuations extended losses amid...

Platform Industry: The Capitol Building and Senate in Washington DC

The coming storm: US state AG’s ask Congress for antitrust funding

On Monday, dozens of state attorneys general wrote to US lawmakers to urge Congress to fund their antitrust probes, which have resulted in big lawsuits filed against Google and Fac...

Platform News: China

China to restrict mobile app news notifications in internet clampdown

China’s internet watchdog has said that it will ban some mobile app notifications and tighten regulations as the CCP ramps up a campaign to rein in tech companies.

Federal Communications Commission

US broadband industry accused in ‘fake’ net neutrality comments

The broadband industry in 2017 funded a campaign that generated millions of fake comments to create the impression of grassroots opposition to net neutrality rules while the US Fed...

Platform News: Zynga

Zynga to buy mobile ad focused Chartboost, raises bookings forecast

Zynga has said it would buy mobile game ad network Chartboost and raised its full-year bookings forecast, counting on robust performance of titles such as “Harry Potter: Puzz...

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

Judge presses Epic CEO during second day of Apple antitrust trial

A U.S. judge on Tuesday pressed the chief executive of “Fortnite” creator Epic Games on how the fundamental changes the game maker is asking her to force on Apple Inc&#...

Platform Economy: Verizon wireless in the US

Verizon to offload Yahoo, AOL for $5 billion

Verizon Communications is getting rid of its media businesses that include iconic brands Yahoo and AOL for $5 billion, ending an expensive and unsuccessful run in the media and adv...

Platform Economy: Home office and the future of work

Sticking with remote work? Businesses are betting on it

US businesses have been spending more on technology than on bricks and mortar for more than a decade now, but the trend has accelerated during the pandemic, one more sign that work...