South Korea’s 5G leadership threatened by Wuhan Coronavirus

As a result of the Wuhan Coronavirus, South Korea is slipping from its lead in the global next-generation 5G telecom services, with the pandemic cooling consumer sentiments for costs and quality. Earlier this year, South Korea’s telecom operators led by SK Telecom and KT Corp had launched the world’s first 5G services with South Korea’s…

Google release location data for 131 countries to assess effectiveness of lockdowns

In a statement, Alphabet Inc said, Google has published reports for 131 countries which show whether stay-at-home measures, to stem the footprint of the Wuhan Coronavirus, adopted by government are working. Google analyzed location data of billions of phone users to create a dataset which health authorities can use to assess if people are abiding…

SpaceX bans Zoom video conferencing app citing significant security threats

SpaceX, Elon Musk’s rocket company, has banned its employees from using Zoom, a video conferencing app, following “significant privacy and security concerns”, according to an internal memo. The development comes days after U.S. law enforcement agencies warned users about security concerns regarding the popular app. With many Americans quarrantined in their homes because of the…

Apple tweaks App Store revenue policy, stops taking cut from Amazon Prime Video

In a statement, Apple Inc said, it will stop taking a cut of some sales for “qualifying” streaming video services on iPhones and other Apple devices, including Amazon.com’s Prime Video. So as to make a cut from online purchases from apps that are there on its App Store, Apple requires developers to use Apple’s own…

Zoom’s usage jumps by 151%, takes lead over Microsoft Teams

With the Wuhan Coronavirus forcing people to work from home, a report by research firm Apptopia says, the number of people using Zoom Video Communications Inc’s app has nearly trippled that of its nearest rival Microsoft Corp’s Teams. The COVID-19 driven work from home call has boosted demand for video conferencing platforms. According to the…