In the business world, you will often hear owners live by the phrase, "If it is not broken, do not fix it." It is either they have zero ideas of how beneficial upgrading their company's system is, or perhaps they just want to save when money.
GoPro launched its developer program, calling for companies and manufacturers to integrate their own products or services with GoPro. Under the program, third-party companies can now create apps, accessories, and mounts for GoPro’s products.
WP29 on Wednesday was calling for changes in the commercial data transfer agreement between US and EU. The agency said it does not provide enough protection for privacy for European users.
As a response to China’s new anti-terror law, 25 tech companies in the country have signed a pledge to help the government combat online terror activities. Under the law, tech companies are required to decrypt information for Beijing and provide assistance to keep the internet from terror-related contents.
European privacy watchdogs is now assessing the Privacy Shield framework that would regulate the EU-U.S. relations in privacy protection. It’s likely that the EU watchdogs will ask for another review to be conducted in 2018, when a new a new EU data protection law comes into force.
Microsoft has became the first major U.S. tech company to endorse the Privacy Shield agreement between EU and the U.S. The company agreed to discuss the framework of data protection further with the EU officials soon.
Dell is mulling over an initial public offer (IPO) for its recently acquired SecureWorks. Dell is also planning to spin off SecureWorks after the IPO which is expected to enhance the valuation of SecureWorks from $154.9 million $1.4 billion.
Global food delivery service Deliveroo is expanding further in Australia and will soon launch in Brisbane as its third city the country. The expansion came after experiencing a sustained growth in its first two cities since it launched in Australia on November last year.
Google Fiber is now phasing out its free internet option in Kansas City. For existing customers, they may continue usign the service. For subscribers to take advantage of the free internet option, they have to pay an installation fee of $300.
Verizon Communications Inc will bid for Yahoo's web business, while Alphabet Inc's Google unit is also exploring options on bidding for it. Additionally, Verizon may also make an offer for stake in Yahoo's Japan subsidiary.
Alipay is working on a plan to launch services in Europe this summer. The service will make it easier Chinese tourists to make transactions with European merchants using the app.
Samsung is establishing itself as India’s number one smartphone manufacturer. The company credits strong sales for its new series of mid-tier products with new special features.
Goldman Sachs-backed consumer finance startup CompareAsiaGroup got its new CEO Sam Allen. In 2015, CompareAsiaGroup closed a Series A round of funding led by Goldman Sachs and is planning to go for a Series B round funding soon.
Ntel is seeking $1 billion loan investment for its 4G mobile broadband expansion for 2020 to take advantage of the increasing number of smartphone users in Africa. It will start its 4G LTE service to Abuja and Lagos by April 8 competing with other Nigerian four company internet and broadband providers.
The Taliban-developed app was called Alemarah that enables viewing and reading in Pashto. It was deleted from Google’s Play Store within a short time after a report from SITE Intel Group. The app was available in five different languages including Arabic and English.
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