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.

San Francisco

California bars forced non-disclosure clauses in severance agreements

California will bar companies from requiring non-disclosure agreements in settlements with employees over workplace harassment claims under a bill signed into law in a win for tech...

Platform News: Apple retail store

Dutch watchdog finds Apple app store payment rules anti-competitive

The Dutch antitrust authority has found that Apple’s rules requiring software developers to use its in-app payment system are anti-competitive and ordered it to make changes, four ...

Platform News: European Union flags

EU mulls changes that could bring European companies under EU tech rules

European Union lawmakers may lower a threshold that determines which companies will be subject to new tech rules, a top EU lawmaker has said.

Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram

Facebook blames ‘faulty configuration change’ for nearly six-hour outage

Facebook Inc blamed a “faulty configuration change for a nearly six-hour outage on Monday that prevented the company’s 3.5 billion users from accessing its social media...

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

EU lawmaker says US tech giants should be regulated where they are based

US tech giants such as Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon should be regulated by the EU country where they are based under proposed EU rules, a top lawmaker said on Tuesday, knocki...

Platform Industry: Wall Street, IPO's and stock performance

Investors eye Big Tech as stock market wobbles

Technology stocks are bearing the brunt of a recent market selloff, putting a spotlight on how an extended downturn in the sector could weigh on broader equity indexes.

Platform News: Google

‘Consumers aren’t stupid’: Google lawyer rejects EU market abuse ruling

Billions of people use Google because it’s the best, not because of deals the company made to stay competitive, Google’s lawyer has said, wrapping up a week of testimon...

Platform News: Google

Google tells court ‘staggering’ $5 billion EU antitrust fine flawed

A $5 billion antitrust fine by the EU was based on flawed calculations, Google has said, urging Europe’s second-highest court to scrap or reduce what it said was not an appro...

Facebook's Instagram

Senators: Facebook research shows company knew of Instagram harm to teens

US senators have grilled Facebook on its plans to better protect young users on its apps, drawing on leaked internal research that showed the social media giant was aware of how it...

Platform Industry News: People looking at an iPhone 11

China drafts new data measures, defines “core data”

Communist China published new draft measures aimed at bolstering its new data security law, including definitions of what it considered “core” and “important̶...

Platform Industry: Google News

Google adds visual search features in shopping, video push

Google users can soon combine images and text in search queries, a feature that could help the Alphabet Inc unit expand its role in e-commerce and dominance in online video.

AT&T

AT&T mandates COVID-19 vaccination for union-represented employees

AT&T Inc has said it would require its union-represented employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before entering their work location, following a similar mandate for its ma...

Huawei Technologies

Canada’s decision on Huawei 5G gear due in ‘coming weeks

Canada’s decision on whether to ban Huawei 5G gear, as all the other members of the so-called Five Eyes intelligence-sharing network have done, is likely to be made in “...

Microsoft

Microsoft to allow Epic Games, Amazon storefronts on its app store

Microsoft Corp have said it will allow Epic Games Inc, Amazon.com Inc and other firms to integrate their app stores into the technology giant’s marketplace, giving more optio...