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After Apple banned HK protest app, Tim Cook met Chinese regulator

October 18, 2019

Via: 9to5Mac

In the wake of Apple’s indecisiveness over a Hong Kong protest app, Tim Cook met a Chinese regulator to discuss, among other things, “fulfilling corporate social responsibility.” China had earlier made vague threats against Apple unless it complied with government […]


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Huawei Reports Healthy Sales Growth Despite U.S. Export Ban

October 16, 2019

Via: Gizmodo

Huawei is reporting healthy sales growth, despite U.S. bans against the Chinese-based tech giant, according to a company statement released on Wednesday. Huawei saw revenue increase 24.4 percent for the last three quarters of the fiscal year, a financial success […]


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Apple again bans Hong Kong protest app after threats from China

October 10, 2019

Via: 9to5Mac

Apple has made a second U-turn on a Hong Kong protest app. The company initially banned it from the App Store, then changed its mind and allowed it, and has now reversed course again, banning it once more. We yesterday […]


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Why Facebook doesn’t follow the First Amendment

October 10, 2019

Via: The Verge

Yesterday here we talked about whether politicians should be able to lie in their Facebook ads. I argued that they should be: Facebook ads are public and searchable, and if a politician or political party is out there telling lies, […]


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Apple and other tech giants to pay tax in each country they operate – OECD

October 9, 2019

Via: 9to5Mac

Apple and other tech giants will in future be required to pay tax in each country in which they sell products and services, under new global plans. Apple, for example, will no longer be able to funnel profits from all […]


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HTC surprisingly stops the financial bleeding with solid September revenue score

October 7, 2019

Via: Phone Arena

For a company that hasn’t been relevant in the global smartphone space for a number of years now, HTC is sure in the news a lot lately, somewhat surprisingly gunning for a high-end hardware return in the near future under […]


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Microsoft’s new hardware strategy should worry Apple and Intel

October 3, 2019

Via: ZDnet

There was a lot to digest at yesterday’s Microsoft Surface event. Some stuff was predictable, such as the updates to the existing Surface line, while others, such as Microsoft’s new dual-screen Android smartphone and Arm-powered Surface Pro X, came as […]


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Google is making it easier to check if your passwords have been compromised in a data breach

October 2, 2019

Via: The Verge

Google has a password manager that syncs across Chrome and Android, and now the company is adding a “password checkup” feature that will analyze your logins to ensure they haven’t been part of a massive security breach — and there […]


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Trump crowed about Apple making the Mac Pro in the US but still slapped a 25% China tariff on some parts

October 1, 2019

Via: Business Insider

President Trump appears to be thrilled about Apple’s declaration that it will build the Mac Pro in the US and not China, but that hasn’t stopped his administration slapping the Cupertino firm with tariffs on some components. Apple announced last […]


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Huawei opens flagship store in Shenzhen

September 30, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Huawei has opened its flagship store in Shenzhen where it sits in the Chinese city’s MixC World shopping mall, touting the area as a place where “fashion, technology, and liberal art” meld. Spanning 1,300 square meters, the three-storey store has […]