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Platform News: Huawei Technologies

Huawei unveils P40 smartphones online as coronavirus thwarts launch event

China’s Huawei Technologies unveiled its new flagship photography-focused P40 smartphones in an online presentation after the coronavirus scuppered the event it had planned. 

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India lays out $6 billion roadmap to boost electronics manufacturing

India’s cabinet has approved a 480 billion rupees (approximately $6.37 billion) plan to boost electronics manufacturing and woo large investment to a country which, following...

Platform News: Coronavirus smartphone app in the European Union EU

EU privacy rules no obstacle to coronavirus fight; smartphone tracking a no-no

Europe’s privacy rule book does not create obstacles to taking action to curb the coronavirus epidemic but mass tracking of people’s movements and contacts using smartp...

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The coronavirus domino effect: South Korean tech firms reel as Vietnam links curbed

For one South Korean multinational company that makes smartphone components used by Apple and LG Electronics, the coronavirus epidemic is dealing blow after blow.

Platform Industry: iPhone unboxed at home

Apple hits back at the European Union over universal charger proposal

Apple has hit back against European Union lawmakers renewed call for a common smartphone charger, warning the move could hamper innovation across the industry.

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Huawei to roll out itds Harmony OS to more products next year

Huawei Technologies, the Shenzhen, China-based tech titan plans to equip more of its products with its Harmony operating system next year, and will promote them at home and abroad....

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Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra and digital wallet Calibra

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Facebook Inc revealed lofty plans to establish a cryptocurrency called Libra in June, but the project quickly ran into trouble with sceptic...