Poland faces 5G slowdown without regulatory change: Ericsson

WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland will fall behind the rest of Europe on 5G unless it makes regulatory changes, an Ericsson executive told Reuters, raising fresh concerns over the country’s plans as it considers excluding China’s Huawei from its 5G rollout. Swedish telecoms equipment maker Ericsson is among the companies that could benefit should Poland bar Huawei from its 5G plans […]

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EU antitrust watchdog considering Apple probe: Vestager

BERLIN (Reuters) – The European Union’s competition watchdog is considering opening a probe of Apple over allegations that it uses its app store to gain an advantage on its own services over rivals’, the authority’s chief said on Thursday. Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, told German newspaper Tagesspiegel her watchdog would examine if there were parallels with Google, which in 2017 […]

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Smartphone shipments to China hit six-year low in February: market data

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Smartphone shipments to China in February fell to their lowest in six years, market data indicated, as consumers continued to put off handset purchases amid a slowing economy. Shipments to the world’s biggest smartphone market totaled 14.5 million units, down 19.9 percent from a year ago, according to data from the China Academy of Information and Communications […]

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Trump tweets on airplanes, speaks to Boeing CEO in wake of 737 MAX crash

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump, concerned about the deadly crash of a Boeing 737 MAX passenger plane in Ethiopia, spoke to Boeing Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg on Tuesday and received assurances that the aircraft was safe, two people briefed on the call said. Trump was expected to hold an additional meeting on the issue later on Tuesday, according to […]

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The Week in Tech: Facebook’s Privacy Pivot (Business Model Not Included)

Each week, technology reporters and columnists from The New York Times review the week’s news, offering analysis and maybe a joke or two about the most important developments in the tech industry. Want this newsletter in your inbox? Sign up here. Hi. I’m Jamie Condliffe; greetings from London. Here’s a look at the week’s tech news. Can Facebook profit from […]

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Chinese e-commerce company JD.Com launches store on Google shopping site

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Chinese e-commerce company JD.Com Inc has launched a store on Google Express, the online shopping site owned by the search engine of Alphabet Inc. The quiet launch marks the latest development in an ongoing tie-up between Alphabet and JD.Com, as each aims to take on respective rivals Amazon Inc and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. The site, called […]

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Net Neutrality Repeal at Stake as Key Court Case Starts

Oral arguments are set to begin Friday in the most prominent lawsuit challenging the federal government’s repeal of broadband access rules known as net neutrality. The Federal Communications Commission approved the rules in 2015 to ensure internet users equal and open access to all websites and services. The commission, under new leadership, rolled the rules back in 2017. The plaintiffs […]

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Wirecard denies FT report alleging financial wrongdoing

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German payments company Wirecard denied a report in the Financial Times on Wednesday that alleged financial wrongdoing and sent shares in the member of the blue-chip DAX sharply lower. Wirecard, in a statement, called the report “false, inaccurate, misleading and defamatory. This article lacks any substance and is completely meaningless.” The FT alleged in its investigation that […]

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Google Is Fined $57 Million Under Europe’s Data Privacy Law

LONDON — After European policymakers adopted a sweeping new data privacy law last year, the big question has been how regulators would use their new powers against the world’s most powerful technology companies. The first major example came on Monday, when the French data protection authority announced that it had fined Google 50 million euros, or about $57 million, for […]

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Salesforce to double presence in Ireland with 1,500 new jobs

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Salesforce.Com will more than double its workforce in Ireland by adding 1,500 jobs in what the state’s foreign investment agency said was one of the largest single job announcements in its 70-year history. The San Francisco-based cloud software maker currently employs 1,400 people in Dublin, the European hub for a number of major technology firms, and will […]

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