Google, Apple said to block new downloads of TikTok in India
21 April 2019 | 4:35 pm
Google and Apple Inc. complied with an Indian court order to block downloads of the popular app TikTok over government concerns with illicit content, according to people familiar with the decision.
14 Sep 2021
Apple has urged users to update the software on their iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches and Macs to plug a security weakness that allowed for spyware infections. The vulnerability was discovered by researchers at the University of Toronto, who said it was the first "zero click" attack, where users don't have to click on a link or a file to be affected. Also today, we look at the French central bank's latest forecast, in which it warns a labour shortage could derail the economic recovery.
7 Oct 2021
Google CEO Sundar Pichai announces that the tech giant will invest $1 billion over the next five years to allow for faster and more affordable internet access and support entrepreneurship in Africa. Internet reliability is a problem in Africa where less than a third of the continent's 1.3 billion people are connected to broadband, according to the World Bank. But the continent, where nearly half the population is under 18, is a promising market.
24 Oct 2021
Taiwanese tech giant Foxconn unveils three electric vehicles, boosting its bid to be a major player in the rapidly expanding EV market as it seeks companies to partner with.
21 Oct 2021
Experts question whether Google's planned $1 billion investment in Africa stands to benefit the continent in the long term. Instead, some see it as another avenue for big tech companies to acquire budding start-ups.
27 Oct 2021
Benefitting from soaring demand for online ads, Google's parent company Alphabet reported nearly $19 billion in profits between July and September, up 68 percent from the same period last year. Microsoft's earnings also beat expectations, while French consumers are gearing up for some price hikes at the bakery.
10 Nov 2021
A Moscow court ordered Google's parent company Alphabet Inc. to pay a new fine for not deleting content Russia considers illegal. The move comes as state officials seek to rein in tech giants.
10 Nov 2021
A leading EU court has rejected an appeal by Google over a fine for demoting rival shopping services. The penalty was the first of three antitrust penalties.
14 Nov 2021
Google suffered a resounding defeat in its appeal of a €2.4bn European Union competition fine in a judgment that bolsters the bloc's crackdown on the growing power of Silicon Valley.
17 Nov 2021
Google will spend A$1 billion ($736 million) in Australia over five years, the internet giant said on Tuesday, resetting ties months after a threat to pull its services to avoid tougher government regulation.
23 Nov 2021
Italy's antitrust authority has fined U.S. tech giants Amazon and Apple a total of more than 200 million euros ($225 million) for alleged anti-competitive cooperation in the sale of Apple and Beats products.
Apple on Monday became the first company to hit a $3 trillion (roughly Rs. 2,23,75,950 crore) stock market value, before ending the day a hair below that milestone, as investors bet the iPhone maker will keep launching best-selling products as it explores new markets such as automated cars and virtual reality.
Google guesses users' age, gender, marital status, income bracket, and personal interests. Using the tool shows that many of Google's predictions can be off-base, but the majority of them are scarily accurate. It's also possible to stop Google from tracking your information or predicting your profile going forward.
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The euro is performing better than expected with annual inflation dropping to 10% in November this year, partly due to energy prices. But experts are not overly optimistic.
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In Germany, there has been much criticism of World Cup host Qatar for discriminating against the LGBTQ community. But when it comes to soccer, is Germany a good role model?
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The trial opens in Ivory Coast over the 2016 jihadist attack at the Grand Bassam beach resort outside Abidjan.
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Two trains collided near Barcelona in the northeastern Spanish region of Catalonia, injuring 155 people but none seriously.
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Reports on current world affairs. The people behind the news, the feelings along with the facts. The week’s key stories – that’s what World Stories is all about.
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One important ingredient used in cosmetics is palm oil. But the production of palm oil is harmful to the environment. What are the ecological disadvantages of palm oil - and how can it be produced more sustainably?