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Huawei Mate 30 phones launch without Google apps

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Huawei has launched its latest smartphones without many of the apps typically pre-installed on Android handsets. The Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro both lack YouTube, Google Maps and Gmail among other software. They also do not feature Google’s Play Store, which is the normal way users outside China install third-party software on to Android Read More

Tech entrepreneurs call for more government regulation

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The tech community, once known for being insular and resistant to outside interference, is facing an existential crisis as its members have begun to break ranks and call for fundamental changes at global companies like Google and Facebook. Roger McNamee has been a Silicon Valley insider since Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg was in nappies. The venture Read More

Facebook’s Zuckerberg pledges cooperation with U.S. antitrust probe: congressman

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FILE PHOTO: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing regarding the company’s use and protection of user data on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., April 11, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congressman David Cicilline, chair of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust panel, said on Friday that Read More

‘Save our future’: Striking students demand global climate action

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SYDNEY/BANGKOK/BERLIN (Reuters) – Hundreds of thousands of students, office workers and other protesters took to the streets around the world on Friday to demand global leaders gathering for a U.N. climate summit take urgent action to avert an environmental catastrophe. The global climate strike kicked off in the Pacific islands – some of the nations Read More

Cloud and clear: Tencent draws on gaming tech to lift B2B cloud ambitions

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SHENZHEN, China/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Tech giant Tencent Holdings Ltd (0700.HK) plans to leverage its strengths in video games and social media to grab market share in China’s burgeoning cloud computing sector from incumbent Alibaba, the head of its cloud unit told Reuters. Dowson Tong, head of Tencent’s Cloud and Smart Industries Group, poses at Tencent Read More

Google to invest 3 billion euros in European data centers

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FILE PHOTO: A Google sign is seen during the WAIC (World Artificial Intelligence Conference) in Shanghai, China, September 17, 2018. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo (Reuters) – Google will make an additional investment of 3 billion euros ($3.32 billion) to expand its European data centers, Chief Executive Sundar Pichai told a news conference in Finland. The investment Read More

Huawei rolls out new flagship phones without Google apps amid US trade war with China

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Chinese tech titan Huawei has launched a new flagship smartphone, but without popular Google apps such as Chrome or YouTube, a result of sanctions levied on the firm as part of the trade war between Washington and Beijing. Rolling out its Mate 30 phone series at an event in Munich on Thursday, the company was Read More

‘Why does YouTube do dumb things?’: Checkmark overhaul leaves creators FURIOUS

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YouTube has stripped all of its channels of automatic verification. From now on the platform will decide who to verify with a checkmark – and who to ignore. The move has content creators livid. Unlike Twitter’s policy of assigning the coveted blue checkmark to users who prove their identity, YouTube has automatically verified any channel Read More

Huawei takes on Apple’s new iPhone 11 with Mate 30 range

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MUNICH (Reuters) – Huawei launched its Mate 30 smartphone range on Thursday in a challenge to Apple’s (AAPL.O) new iPhone 11, saying the Chinese firm’s new devices were more compact, their cameras superior and wraparound screens brighter. Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s consumer business group, launches the Mate 30 smartphone range at the Convention Read More

India tells tech firms to protect user privacy, prevent abuse

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A man walks past the sign of “Google for India”, the company’s annual technology event in New Delhi, September 19, 2019. REUTERS/Sankalp Phartiyal NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Technology firms must protect user privacy and prevent abuse of their platforms, India’s IT minister said on Thursday, speaking as the government draws up a data privacy law Read More