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.

Google Android

New Google Messages functionality and features announced

Google has just announced a slew of new features that are either coming to coming to Google Messages, or already launched and available to some users.

Ukraine

More platform players reject Russian aggression, stop sales there

Game publishers such as Epic Games, Ubisoft, Take-Two and Activision-Blizzard are joining the boycott of Russia by pausing the sale of games in the country.

Google Chrome

Google’s Pixel smartphones get Fast Emergency Dialler

Google is rolling out the new fast emergency dialler to its Pixel smartphone models. With the feature, you’ll be able to access local contact information for police, fire, and medi...

Apple App Store

Advocacy group to challenge the iOS browser status quo

Apple is being challenged by a group of developers to end WebKit’s dominance and allow other browser engines on the tech titans iPhone and iPad devices, following accusations...

Platform News: Huawei Technologies

Huawei commits to consumer markets with ‘Smart Office’ launch

China’s Huawei launched seven new “Smart Office” products, including a top-end laptop and its first printer and e-ink tablet, on Sunday, underlining its commitmen...

Meta Platforms - systems in the metaverse

Meta’s Zuckerberg unveils AI projects aimed at building metaverse future

Facebook-owner Meta is working on artificial intelligence research to generate worlds through speech, improve how people chat to voice assistants and translate between languages, C...

Activision-Blizzard

Activision’s mobile gaming unit to see leadership changes ahead of Microsoft deal

Video game maker Activision Blizzard Inc’s mobile gaming unit, King, said on Wednesday two of its senior executives, including a co-founder, would leave the company before it...

Platform News: EU European Commission antitrust regulators

Vestager says tech giants may prefer EU fines to compliance, cites Apple

Some US tech giants may prefer to pay a fine rather than comply with antitrust rules, the European Union’s antitrust chief said, and cited Apple’s fight with the Nether...

Chinese Flag

Fresh fears over Beijing regulatory crackdown drive China tech rout

Investor worries over the potential for a fresh wave of regulatory crackdowns by Beijing set off steep drops in Chinese tech shares.

Platform News: SoftBank Group CEO

Storm clouds gather at SoftBank Group as valuations slide

Storm clouds hang over SoftBank Group Corp as it prepares to report third-quarter earnings, with the valuations of top portfolio companies slipping and heavyweights departing the J...

Platform News: Tim Cook CEO of Apple

ISS urges Apple shareholders to vote against CEO Cook’s bonus

Proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) urged Apple Inc investors to vote against Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook’s remuneration, citing concerns around...

Platform News: Google

Top Apple executives likely to be deposed in US fight with Google

The Justice Department wants to depose some of Apple’s top executives as it prepares for a trial to determine if Alphabet’s Google broke antitrust law in how it runs it...

Platform News: SoftBank Group CEO

SoftBank’s choice of New York for Arm listing deals a blow to London

SoftBank’s decision to list famed UK chip designer Arm is good news for New York, bad news for London and perhaps the best option left for the Japanese group after the collap...

Platform News: European Union flags

EU and tech giants boost cooperation on fighting online hate

European justice ministers and tech giants Google’s and Meta have agreed that a clear legal framework was needed to step up cooperation against online hate, France’s ju...

Platform News: Amazon

Amazon trots out YouTube-sized advertising business

Amazon pulled the veil off its sprawling advertising business for the first time, revealing a business larger than that of Google’s YouTube.