Launch of Huawei’s 5G compatible flagship Mate 30 smartphone clouded by lack of Android as its OS

In recent years, Huawei has shot up surprising fast into the global smartphone business. A U.S. ban citing theft of intellectual property and being a threat to U.S. national security has however crippled its sales outside China. On September 18 Huawei Technologies plans to launch its new Mate 30 line of smartphones in Munich, said…

Third party contractors transcribed Facebook’s audio data

Tech companies are coming under increasing scrutiny over data privacy issues revolving around their voice assistants. According to a report from Bloomberg which cites sources familiar with the matter at hand, Facebook Inc has been paying outside contractors to transcribe audio clips from subscribers of its services. In a statement, Facebook confirmed that it had…

Qualcomm & Tencent collaborates on creating optimized gaming devices & 5G

The agreement potentially also includes tweaking game titles for U.S. laptops powered by Qualcomm’s processors which will connect to the internet vide 5G rather than use Wi-Fi. Qualcomm Inc, the largest supplier of mobile phone chips stated, it will collaborate with China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd on projects that could include making Tencent’s video games run…

Online platforms should be held responsible for social media content: IBM

IBM has proposed changes to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA 230). If its proposals are incorporated into law, they will materially impact social media companies including Facebook, Facebook’s WhatsApp and Instagram as well as Alphabet Inc’s YouTube, to name a few. In a significant development, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp has proposed…

5 Japanese automakers join SoftBank-Toyota’s self-driving car JV

The development is significant since it marks an acceleration in the banding of automakers in an industry which is placing growing emphasis on offering vehicle services rather than selling cars to individual drivers. On Friday, five Japanese automakers including Mazda Motor Corp and Suzuki Motor Corp, stated they would be investing 2% of their revenues…