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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: Apple logo on a window

Apple users may spend more on non-gaming mobile apps by 2024

Apple’s customers may end up spending more on non-gaming mobile apps by 2024, as lockdown lifestyles result in users looking beyond games to apps that help with more essentia...

Platform Industry: Google News

Google phone cameras will read heart, breathing rates with AI

Cameras on Google’s smartphones will be able to measure heart and breathing rates starting from next month, in one of the first applications of the groups artificial intellig...

Platform News: Huawei Technologies

Huawei to pack less of a punch in the new year after bruising 2020

Huawei this year will probably see slower 5G business and push farther into software, while trusting its smartphones get a reprieve from US sanctions which last year broke the chip...

Platform Industry: Tencent logo at an event

Tencent’s Honor of Kings reports 100 million daily users

Honor of Kings, Tencent’s flagship video game, declared a record 100 million daily active users globally and said it was expanding into other genres and forming a tie-up with...

Platform News: Google

South Korean antitrust chief says Google has undermined competition

South Korea’s antitrust chief has said the agency considers US search engine Google has undermined competition, including that the bureau intends to present an instance to it...

Platform News: Google

US says Google breakup may be needed to end violations of antitrust law

Even the US Justice Department filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google, declared the $1 billion company of illegally using its market power to fend off competitors and said nothi...

Platform Industry News: People looking at an iPhone 11

Chinese app allows small glimpse beyond the ‘Great Firewall’

An app established this week at China allows access to a content on Western social media sites long prohibited domestically for example YouTube, signalling the first item with a si...

Paytm

Paytm targets a million apps on its mini app store to take on Google

Alibaba-backed Indian FinTech firm Paytm is aiming to get a million apps onto its own “mini app store” by the first quarter of 2021, it said on Thursday, seeking to cha...

Platform News: Google search engine

Google faces new antitrust case in India over abuse in smart TVs market

Google is facing a new antitrust case in India where the US tech giant is alleged to have abused its Android functioning system’s position from the wise television marketplac...

Paytm

Paytm and other Indian start-ups vow to fight ‘big daddy’ Google

Dozens of India’s leading tech start-ups, chafing at Google’s local dominance of key apps, are banding together to consider strategies to challenge the US tech giant, s...

Platform Industry Executive: Google CEO

Google to pay publishers $1 billion over three years for news content

Google intends to pay $1 billion to publishers globally for their news over the next 3 years, its Chief Executive has said, a measure that could allow it to win over a powerful gro...

Platform News: Google

China preparing an antitrust investigation into Google

China is preparing to launch an antitrust probe to Google, considering allegations it’s leveraged the dominance of its Android cellular working platform to stifle competition...

Platform News: Google

Bing, along with smaller firms, win Google’s Android search auction in Europe

Microsoft’s Bing, PrivacyWall and Info.com were among the search engines which won a penny auction by Alphabet’s Google to show up as search choices on new Android appa...