Russian antitrust authorities investigating Apple Inc over abusing its market dominance

The development revolves around a highly invasive technology called Mobile Device Management. On Thursday, antitrust authorities in Russia disclosed, they have begun investigating Apple Inc following a complaint from cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab that Cupertino may be abusing its dominant market position. Russia’s FAS stated it was investigating why a new version of Kaspersky Lab’s…

BlackBerry files patent infringement lawsuit against Twitter

The lawsuit is in the same line as those it filed against Facebook and Snap last year. BlackBerry Ltd has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Twitter alleging that it illegally used technology that it developed on its mobile messaging applications. The lawsuit states, Twitter wrongly sought to compensate for being a “relative latecomer” to…

VW purchases 75.1% stake in Volvo’s WirelessCar platform

The forward-looking purchase of the stake is of strategic significance as it revolves around the future of mobility. In a strategic move, Volkswagen has purchased a controlling stake in Volvo’s WirelessCar, a digital service developer which specializes in connected driving, for $122 million (1.1 billion Swedish crowns). In a statement Volkswagen stated, WirelessCar’s technology would…

Uber plans on integrating bus and Tube timetables in its app

The strategic move places Uber in direct competition with venture-capital backed startup Citymapper. On Tuesday, as per a report from the Financial Times which cites source familiar with the matter at hand, Uber Technologies Inc plans on integrating the bus and Tube timetables of Transport for London. The development will place Uber in direct competition…

Employees want more oversight and transparency over Google’s Dragonfly project

In 2006, Google had entered China only to leave in 2010 over an escalating dispute with regulators that was capped by what security researchers identified as state-sponsored cyberattacks against Google and other large U.S. firms. According to a transcript of a meeting between Google’s CEO and its employees, the search engine giant is not close…

Investment platform brings Britain’s Revolut into established financial services groups territory

Although many app-only banks have sprung up across Britain, Revolut outshines the crowd since it is the digital bank to integrate an investment platform into its app alongside everyday banking services. On Thursday, Britain’s digital-only bank, Revolut, stated as part of an efforts to further bring innovation and competition into the financial services sector, it…