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Court suspends part of Slovakia's phone-tracking law to fight virus spread

Court suspends part of Slovakia's phone-tracking law to fight virus spread

"Part of the suspended law was not sufficiently clear and allowed personal data processing."
May 14 2020 6:46AM
Amazon.com asks for federal law against price gouging during national emergencies

Amazon.com asks for federal law against price gouging during national emergencies

After being criticized for not acting quickly enough to curb rapacious sellers.
May 14 2020 6:46AM
US attorneys general ask Amazon for data on COVID-19-linked worker deaths, infections

US attorneys general ask Amazon for data on COVID-19-linked worker deaths, infections

Along with evidence of the company's compliance with paid sick leave laws.
May 13 2020 6:23AM
Ericsson raises forecasts for 5G subscriptions

Ericsson raises forecasts for 5G subscriptions

As pandemic increases demand for connectivity.
May 12 2020 9:01AM
Google announces company holiday on May 22 to stem virus burnout

Google announces company holiday on May 22 to stem virus burnout

Asks employees to take a day off to address work-from-home-related overcook..
May 10 2020 8:52PM
Facebook's Libra appoints HSBC legal chief Stuart Levey as CEO

Facebook's Libra appoints HSBC legal chief Stuart Levey as CEO

After Mastercard, Visa and PayPal ditch the project.
May 7 2020 12:49PM
Zoom adds ex-Trump adviser, tech lobbyist to PR push

Zoom adds ex-Trump adviser, tech lobbyist to PR push

Attempts to fix security reputation.
May 7 2020 12:31PM
China's Alibaba launches 'outlet' platform to shift luxury overstock

China's Alibaba launches 'outlet' platform to shift luxury overstock

Targets younger consumers.
May 7 2020 12:27PM
Fitbit starts study to test if devices can detect irregular heart rhythms

Fitbit starts study to test if devices can detect irregular heart rhythms

As wearables firm is being acquired by Google-parent Alphabet Inc.
May 7 2020 6:49AM
Microsoft to invest US$1 billion in Polish cloud project

Microsoft to invest US$1 billion in Polish cloud project

As Poland seeks to become regional tech centre.
May 6 2020 1:00PM
Lebanese government to manage mobile networks ahead of new tender

Lebanese government to manage mobile networks ahead of new tender

After the latest contracts expired.
May 6 2020 6:54AM
WHO says apps can't replace 'boots-on-the-ground' in virus fight

WHO says apps can't replace 'boots-on-the-ground' in virus fight

"Shoe-leather epidemiology" still important.
May 5 2020 6:50AM
Intel buys Moovit transit app for $1.4bn

Intel buys Moovit transit app for $1.4bn

To help develop robotaxis.
May 5 2020 6:50AM
Apple updates its 13-inch MacBook Pro

Apple updates its 13-inch MacBook Pro

Updated keyboard, extra storage.
May 5 2020 6:04AM
Match-fixing corruption threat hits Australian online games

Match-fixing corruption threat hits Australian online games

Police reveal they had charged five men.
May 4 2020 2:02PM
Fax-loving Japan to introduce online system for reporting coronavirus

Fax-loving Japan to introduce online system for reporting coronavirus

Plans to go nation-wide within two weeks.
May 4 2020 1:32PM
Tencent buys 5 percent stake in Australian buy-now-pay-later firm Afterpay

Tencent buys 5 percent stake in Australian buy-now-pay-later firm Afterpay

Shareholding in the Australian firm was worth about $390 million.
May 4 2020 6:32AM
Intel in talks to buy Israel's Moovit public transit app for US$1bn

Intel in talks to buy Israel's Moovit public transit app for US$1bn

Financial news website Calcalist reported on Sunday.
May 4 2020 6:32AM
Orange in talks with Apple on French contact-tracing app

Orange in talks with Apple on French contact-tracing app

Say French company's CEO Stephane Richard.
May 1 2020 1:00PM
Global smartphone output to plunge by record 16.5 percent in June quarter - TrendForce

Global smartphone output to plunge by record 16.5 percent in June quarter - TrendForce

Despite supply chains resuming after weeks of shutdown.
May 1 2020 12:53PM

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