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Apple says iPhones remain on sale in China following court injunction  TechCrunch · 3 hours
Apple has filed an appeal to overturn a court decision that could ban iPhone sales in China, the company said on Monday, adding that all of... more
Amazon Sees Antitrust Complaint Filed Against It by Austrian Retailers  Gadgets 360 · 5 hours
In a statement outlining its complaint, the Retail Association said the "main problem" was Amazon's dual role as retailer and marketplace. more
How Uber will become an ad company, starting with Eats Pool  TechCrunch · 18 hours
Where there is discovery in an app, there is paid discovery. Google helped you choose between links, then sold ads that promote a few. Facebook helped... more
Verve, the word-of-mouth selling platform, acquires Campus Vacations for $7M  TechCrunch · 20 hours
Verve, the word-of-mouth selling platform, has acquired Campus Vacations, a provider of “unforgettable” travel experiences to students across North America. The thinking behind the acquisition is to increase... more
Facebook's hidden battle against ad-blockers  BBC · 20 hours
The methods Facebook uses to thwart ad-blocking technology have been criticised by web developers. more
Slack Said to Tap Goldman Sachs to Lead IPO  Gadgets 360 · 21 hours
Slack is among a string of Silicon Valley unicorns expected to debut in the stock market in 2019. more
Huawei Arrest Stokes Fears of China Reprisals Among America Inc Executives  Gadgets 360 · 1 day
The arrest has roiled global markets amid fears that it could further inflame the Sino-US trade row. more
China Sets Up Online Games Review Panel, Raises Approval Resumption Hopes  Gadgets 360 · 1 day
China, the world's biggest gaming market, stopped approving new titles from March amid a regulatory overhaul. more
Cowin HE5A Wireless In-ear Headphone Review  ATechReview · 2 days
Are you in the market for wireless headphones? If so then you should consider the Bluetooth headphones in this Cowin HE5A Review. You can find a myriad of wireless headphones on the market including the HE5A with... more
Huawei: The rapid growth of a Chinese champion in five charts  BBC · 3 days
China's tech giant leads the market for telecoms infrastructure, and is second only to Samsung in smartphone sales. more
Apple acquires artist development startup Platoon  THE VERGE · 4 days
Apple has acquired artist development startup Platoon, reports TechCrunch. Platoon works with creators to produce and distribute their work, and it uses analytics to... more
Google warns app developers of three malicious SDKs being used for ad fraud  TechCrunch · 4 days
A few days ago, Google removed popular Cheetah Mobile and Kika Tech apps from its Play Store following a BuzzFeed investigation, which discovered... more
4K and HDR TVs have never been cheaper  Windows Central · 4 days
4K is the way of the future. Despite its slow consumer-level growth over the last five or so years, we're starting to see more and more 4K HDR content, and therefore, more... more
'Ashen' ditches Xbox Play Anywhere and Steam for Epic Games exclusivity  Windows Central · 4 days
The PC game store wars are heating up, with Epic Games firing off major salvos at last night's Game Awards. Xbox Play Anywhere seems to be... more
2019 Elections: Facebook to Check Indian Political Ads in Build-Up to Vote  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
Facebook said it would start verifying ads from Thursday and, from next year, show a disclaimer on all political ads giving more information on... more
The 13 biggest announcements from The Game Awards 2018  THE VERGE · 4 days
The Game Awards is ostensibly the equivalent of the Oscars for the video game industry, but the biggest... more
Epic’s PC game store is live now  THE VERGE · 4 days
Epic Games announced earlier this week that it was entering the digital game store business, and just a few days later the... more
Journey headed to PC via Epic’s new Steam store rival  THE VERGE · 4 days
Journey, thatgamecompany’s critically adored 2012 open-world game, is headed to PC in 2019. The game will... more
Qualcomm expands its PC bet with its new 7nm 8cx platform  TechCrunch · 5 days
Qualcomm wants to become a major player in the PC/laptop market. Now that there is Windows 10 on ARM, that’s more than a pipe dream, but... more
YouTube Rewind hides its community’s biggest moments to appease advertisers  THE VERGE · 4 days
YouTube’s most impactful moments of 2018 differ depending on who you ask. Most creators would probably... more
World stock markets tumble following arrest of Huawei executive in Canada  Global News · 5 days
The arrest of smartphone maker Huawei Technologies Co.'s Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver for extradition to the United States came as Washington and Beijing... more
Microsoft is bringing its Edge browser to Windows 7 and macOS  Windows Central · 5 days
Edge is going truly cross-platform, as Microsoft announces plans to bring it to Windows 7, Windows 8, and macOS. As Microsoft announces plans to rebuild Edge... more
Rideshare advertising startup Firefly launches with $21.5M in funding  TechCrunch · 5 days
Firefly, a startup that allows rideshare drivers to make money through digital advertising, is officially launching today. It’s also announced that it has raised $21.5 million in seed funding. The... more
Mogu’s long journey: From rejecting Alibaba’s advances to US IPO  TechCrunch · 5 days
Mogu, a Tencent-backed service that offers fashion content and products to young women, has joined a string of Chinese tech companies pressing ahead to sell their shares through... more
Asian streaming startup M17, still recovering from a failed IPO, raises another $25M  TechCrunch · 5 days
M17, the Taiwanese streaming company that controversially priced on the NYSE but didn’t list, has returned to the private markets after it raised a... more
Xiaomi Leads India Wearables Market in Q3 2018: IDC  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
Goqii continues to hold the second position with a healthy 47 per cent year-over-year growth and 19 per cent market share in Q3 in 2018, showed the report. more
Putting the band back together, ExactTarget execs reunite to launch MetaCX  TechCrunch · 5 days
Scott McCorkle has spent most of his professional career thinking about business to business software and how to improve it for a company’s customers. The former... more
Magic Leap loses two women from top executive positions  TechCrunch · 5 days
Magic Leap’s executive team is pretty heavy on the dudes these days. The augmented reality startup’s two female C-suite executives, Chief Marketing Officer Brenda Freeman and Chief Business Officer Rachna... more
Revcontent names Omar Nicola as its new CEO  TechCrunch · 6 days
Content recommendation company Revcontent has a new chief executive: Omar Nicola, formerly the CEO of mobile advertising company Kixer. Revcontent’s founder and outgoing CEO John Lemp will remain involved as chairman of... more
Nokia 8.1 launches in Dubai, costs around $450 - CNET  CNET · 6 days
Nokia unveils the next version of its flagship phone for the "affordable premium" market. more
App Stores to pass $122B in 2019, with gaming and subscriptions driving growth  TechCrunch · 6 days
Mobile intelligence and data firm App Annie is today releasing its 2019 predictions for the worldwide app economy, including its forecast around... more
Apple Resorts to Promo Deals, Trade-Ins to Boost iPhone Sales  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
Company executives moved some marketing staff from other projects to work on bolstering sales of the latest handsets in October. more
Next-Gen AirPods to Spark Intense Competition in Smart Earbuds Market Next Year  MacRumors · 6 days
Continuing improvements to Apple's popular AirPods wireless earphones will trigger an intense round of ear-device innovation and competition in 2019 as tech companies look... more
Britain's Competition Watchdog Refers Paypal-iZettle Deal for In-Depth Review  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said Paypal had refused to offer proposals to address its concerns on how the deal could hurt competition and could lead to higher prices... more
Xiaomi-Backed Huami Ties Up With Timex to Develop Smart Wearables  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
The deal aims to help both the companies strengethen their presence in mature markets like the US and Europe as well as emerging markets like India and China,... more
Meizu M6T, Meizu C9, Meizu M16th Launched in India: Price, Specifications  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
Meizu has announced its re-entry into the Indian market with the launch of three new smartphones - Meizu 16th, Meizu M6T, and Meizu C9. more
Nokia 3.1 Plus, Nokia 5.1 Plus Price Revealed by Retailer, Nokia 8.1 Promo Video Leaks  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
Nokia 3.1 Plus and Nokia 5.1 Plus appear set to be unveiled for European markets, alongside the anticipated... more
All the Xbox One games you need to watch for in 2019  Windows Central · 7 days
It's time for another look at the biggest and brightest Xbox One games on the horizon. Microsoft launched the Xbox One X over a... more
Learn more from your body temperature with the $69 Nokia Thermo Thermometer  Windows Central · 7 days
This app-enabled thermometer gives health advice and more. These days, thermometers can accomplish much more than just telling you your body's temperature. Right now,... more
Learn more from your body temperature with the $70 Nokia Thermo Thermometer  Windows Central · 7 days
This app-enabled thermometer gives health advice and more. These days, thermometers can accomplish much more than just telling you your body's temperature. Right now,... more
Uber Eats test lets restaurants trade discounts for ranking boost  TechCrunch · 7 days
Uber Eats has effectively invented its own native ad unit. Uber confirmed to TechCrunch that a test quietly running in markets around India allows restaurants to bundle several... more
Microsoft pokes fun at iPads in Surface Go holiday ad  Windows Central · 7 days
Silly grandma, iPads are for (little) kids. Ah, the holidays. A season of gifts, time with loved ones, and a little ribbing between tech industry rivals. ... more
AT&T says it’s getting that 5G Samsung phone, too  TechCrunch · 7 days
Samsung announced yesterday that it’s set to bring a 5G phone to market in the first half of next year, name-checking Verizon in the promise. This morning, however, AT&T was... more
Bose is dabbling in ‘audio AR’ with a pair of sunglasses  TechCrunch · 7 days
Back in March we first caught wind that Bose is dabbling in augmented reality, with the launch of a new wearable SDK. Seems the headphone maker... more
Madrid authorities order Lime, Wind, and Voi to halt e-scooter sharing in the Spanish city  TechCrunch · 7 days
More evidence has emerged that the e-scooter sharing market faces a bumpy ride, as news circulates that authorities... more
TeamViewer Opens First India Office, Eyes Strong Growth  Gadgets 360 · 7 days
TeamViewer said its Mumbai office will act as a sales, marketing, and support centre to provide its remote connectivity solutions for the local user base on the subcontinent. more
Facebook’s collections are becoming shareable, just in time for the holidays  TechCrunch · 7 days
This holiday season, Facebook is hoping you’ll use a relatively little-known feature to share your gift ideas. With collections, users can already save Facebook content —... more
Oath agrees to pay $5M to settle charges it violated children’s privacy  TechCrunch · 7 days
TechCrunch’s Verizon-owned parent, Oath, an ad tech division made from the merging of AOL and Yahoo, has agreed to pay around $5 million to... more
'Nobody likes him': Historian says Arctic explorer Robert M'Clure overlooked  CBC · 7 days
Robert M'Clure, who advertised himself as the first to get through the Northwest Passage, is not... more
Uber announces new minibus service in traffic-mad Egypt  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Ride-sharing Uber launches new minibus service in traffic-mad Cairo, US tech giant's fastest-growing market more
Tencent Music moving ahead with its $1.2B U.S. stock market debut  TechCrunch · 1 week
Tencent Music Entertainment’s initial public offering is back in motion, two months after the company reportedly postponed it amid a global selloff. In a regulatory filing... more
Can a brand create a 'sonic identity' from light bulbs?  BBC · 1 week
Sound is enjoying a renaissance in marketing circles, but do firms understand how to use it? more
GameStop posts $488 million loss for last quarter  Windows Central · 1 week
GameStop is in trouble. Every year, publishers reveal figures on physical and digital game sales. While in 2013 physical sales were going strong, digital sales have slowly taken over and now account... more
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The 13 biggest announcements from The Game Awards 2018
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YouTube Rewind hides its community’s biggest moments to appease advertisers
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