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Apple's App Store draws developer ire and legal challenge
Apple's App Store, the only way software apps can get onto iPhones or other Apple mobile devices, is at the heart of a trial with Epic Games opening in a federal court across the bay from San Francisco. SAN FRANCISCO: While Apple chief Tim Cook touts the brand's App Store as an economic miracle, Fortnite-maker Epic Games says developers suff...
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‘It’s just the beginning’: Covid push to digital boosts big tech profits
Big tech is on a roll. In every minute of the first three months of 2021, Apple, Google owner Alphabet, Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft sold products and services worth about $2.5m (£1.8m) combined. Profits before tax for the period came in at $88bn – more than $1bn of profit for every working day.After a year of shifting to online work and leisure ...
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Tech firms unite to help battle virus
A screen capture of a virtual conference as 36 tech organisations pledge to provide digital solutions to Bangkok's field hospitals. Some 36 tech organisations, in coordination with the Digital Council of Thailand (DCT) and the Medical Council of Thailand (TMC), have vowed to provide digital solutions and infrastructure for three pilot field ...
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Spending on cloud computing hits $42bn worldwide
Spending on "cloud infrastructure services" is up nearly $11 billion from the first three months of 2020 SAN FRANCISCO: A record-high $41.8 billion was spent on cloud computing in the recently ended quarter as businesses leaned heavily on the internet to survive the pandemic, market tracker Canalys said on Thursday.Spending on "cloud infrast...
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Speedy, not pricey
Speedy, not pricey The Samsung Galaxy A52 is affordable yet delivers on performance and speed Buying a phone on a budget usually means having to set your expectations low. After all, you can't expect to get the same features as the latest high-end release on a mid-tier phone. Though the new Samsung Galaxy A52 doesn't match the superior qua...
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Amazon to raise pay for 500,000 workers after failed unionization drive
Amazon will increase pay between 50 cents to $3 an hour for more than half a million workers SAN FRANCISCO - Amazon will increase pay between 50 cents to $3 an hour for more than half a million workers on its fulfillment, delivery and sorting teams, the US tech giant announced Wednesday.The raises, which will take effect between May and June...
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Domestic retail e-commerce set to surge
A woman looks at items sold online. (Photo by Varuth Hirunyatheb) E-commerce penetration in the retail sector could triple in the next few years as the pandemic pushes brands to go online and cross-border sales increase, says JD Central, an e-commerce joint venture between Central Group and Chinese internet giant JD.com. "Thailand's online r...
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Think twice before going with Huawei
The Chinese firm Huawei is in the limelight again for allegedly snooping on the Dutch prime minister's phone calls, with the information used to track down Chinese dissidents. This was a while back and it only came to light now because back then the Dutch were worried about exposure. Huawei was able to do this because they have core components...
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‘Digital gold’: Visa bets big on cryptocurrency
Visa CEO Al Kelly detailed the card brand's push to take advantage of trends such as central bank digital currencies and financial inclusion.Visa is working with central banks on CBDC policy, and is advocating for public-private partnerships to support CBDCs, a model that many digital currency experts believe will be the prevailing model, particula...
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Japan warns Line over insufficient data protection
The logo of free messaging app Line is pictured on a smartphone and the company's stuffed toy in this photo illustration taken in Tokyo in 2014. (Reuters photo) The Japanese government on Monday ordered messaging app provider Line Corp to take measures to properly protect customers' information after such data were found accessible by a Chin...
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