APRNEWS - US internet giant Google, whose Android mobile operating system powers most of the world’s smartphones, said it was beginning to cut ties with China’s Huawei, which Washington considers a national security threat.
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APRNEWS - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in London on Wednesday on a delicate mission aimed at convincing Washington’s crucial European ally to back its tough stances on Iran and China.
The former CIA chief flew into London after briefly aborting his tour of Europe — he was meant to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Tuesday — and paying an unannounced visit to Iraq.
APRNEWS - South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics is "facing its biggest test ever", analysts said Tuesday after it delayed the release of its $2,000 foldable phone over screen problems.
APRNEWS - Huawei released its 2018 Annual Report today. According to the report, the company maintained strong business growth in 2018. Its sales revenue rounded off at CNY721.2 billion, up 19.5% year-on-year; its net profit reached CNY59.3 billion, up 25.1% year-on-year.
APRNEWS - Vodafone, the world’s second largest mobile operator, said it was “pausing” the deployment of Huawei equipment in its core networks until Western governments resolve concerns about the Chinese firm’s activities.
Huawei faces increasing scrutiny over its ties with the Chinese government and has denied allegations that its technology could be used by Beijing for spying.
APRNEWS - Apple stores in China continued with business as usual Tuesday despite a court-ordered ban on iPhone sales, but the US tech giant faces a growing nationalist backlash over the US-sought arrest of a Huawei executive.
APRNEWS - Russian internet giant Yandex disappointed tech enthusiasts on Monday by failing to unveil what many hoped would be a highly anticipated Russian-made smartphone.
Speculation has been mounting for years that Yandex -- which dominates internet services in Russia -- will put forward its own mobile device to rival giants like Apple, Samsung and Huawei.
APRNEWS - US computer chip giant Qualcomm dropped a $43 billion bid to acquire Dutch rival NXP on Thursday after failing to win approval from antitrust authorities in China.
REUTERS - Cisco Systems (CSCO.O) said on Sunday it aims to disrupt the wireless radio access market led by Huawei HWT.UL, Ericsson (ERICb.ST) and Nokia (NOKIA.HE) by backing challengers who make more flexible software versions of traditional mobile gear.
REUTERS - Europe does not have the catalysts for rapid, large-scale rollouts for next-generation 5G networks, Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri said on Sunday.
“Far and away, the U.S. and China activity will dwarf Europe... It is just lower than the rest of the markets,” Suri told the Mobile World Congress.