Mobile

Platform News: Vodafone plc

Vodafone ramps up investment to capture growth opportunity

Vodafone said it would accelerate investment in its network again this year after spending more to meet the demands of COVID-19, resulting in free cash flow growth falling short of...

Platform News: Discord

Messaging app Discord ties up with Sony’s PlayStation

A unit of Sony Corp has made a minority investment in Discord Inc as part of a deal to tie in the messaging platform with the consumer electronics company’s PlayStation gamin...

Platform Industry: ByteDance China company building

ByteDance says it will acquire Mooton Technology

China’s ByteDance has said its video games unit Nuverse has agreed to acquire Shanghai-based Mooton Technology, as it seeks to further expand into the video games sector.

Apple Google

Russian lawmaker tries to curb mobile app payouts for Apple and Google

A Russian lawmaker submitted draft legislation on Tuesday that would cut and cap the commission on the sale of mobile applications by tech giants Apple and Google.

Platform News: SoftBank Group CEO

Shares in telecom business SoftBank Corp fall 3% as parent slashes stake

Shares in wireless carrier SoftBank Corp dropped 3% on Monday after parent SoftBank Group Corp said it would sell up to 22 percent of the telco’s shares, which could slash it...

Angry Birds Rovio

Angry Birds maker happy as stay-at-home gaming boosts profit

Rovio Entertainment, the Finnish maker of the 10-year-old “Angry Birds” smartphone app, has reported a 160% leap in second-quarter adjusted operating profit, helped by ...

FCC - Federal Communications Commission

US court upholds FCC cap on 5G small cell fees

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco largely upheld the three orders that the FCC adopted in 2018 to speed 5G deployments, despite objections from dozens of US cities.

Grab

Grab expands finance business with consumer loans services and wealth management

Asian ride-hailing business Grab has deepened its financial services push by announcing that it will offer consumer loans services in Singapore and roll-out wealth management produ...

European Commission

European Union sets out rules for 5G small antennas in boost for data capacity

The European Commission has taken another step towards accelerating up the rollout of high speed 5G across the European Union by adopting rules for small antennas, which are key to...

Platform News: Apple logo

Apple switches to its own chips for Mac computers as it adds features, privacy controls

Apple has said it will switch to its own chips for its Mac computers, saying the first machines will ship this year and ending a nearly 15-year reliance on Intel Corp to supply pro...

European Commission

European Commission seeks feedback to extending rules ending roaming fees

The European Commission has sought feedback to its planned extension of rules which ended mobile roaming charges across the bloc three years ago, with the move likely to trigger ba...

5G

Denmark wants 5G suppliers from allied countries only, says defence minister

Denmark wants to be able to exclude 5G technology suppliers from providing critical infrastructure in Denmark if they are not from countries considered security allies, online news...

Vodacom

Vodacom reports 8.9% jump in full-year earnings, postpones outlook

South African mobile operator Vodacom Group reported an 8.9% rise in annual earnings on Monday and postponed issuing medium-term forecasts due to the uncertain economic outlook as ...

Nokia

Nokia shares surge on report of takeover bid

Nokia has declined to comment on a media report saying it was working with an investment bank to defend itself from a hostile takeover, news which sent its shares sharply higher. 

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