AT&T CEO Randall Stevenson said Congress should determine U.S. policies regarding encryption rather than tech companies, The Wall Street Journal reported. Stevenson, speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, broke stride with Apple CEO Tim Cook, who has repeatedly objected to criticism of the encryption being used in iPhones.
Google forked over $1 billion to Apple in 2014 in payments likely related to keeping its search bar on the iPhone and iPad, according to a transcript of court proceedings reported by Bloomberg.
Apple CEO Tim Cook met Margrethe Vestager, the European Commission's (EC's) competition commissioner, to discuss an ongoing probe into the U.S. company's tax arrangements in the region.
Both Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal reported that Foxconn has bid more than $5 billion to take over the struggling Japanese electronics vendor Sharp Corp. Sharp, which makes TV sets and LCD panels, has struggled financially and is reportedly due to pay back several billion in borrowings in March.
If Apple is contemplating the use of Li-Fi in future iPhones, as many outlets reported this week, it most likely would need to incorporate it into a range of devices – and probably create an entire new ecosystem to support it.
An industry analyst warned that the television industry is in for "a big, big shock" this year as Apple and Netflix transition into game-changing "superpowers" and break down international entertainment barriers and other traditional ways of providing media and entertainment.
Apple could be developing a new technology that's 100 times faster than Wi-Fi. The speculation centers around a code within the iOS 9.1 operating system. The code hints at the development of Li-Fi, a technology first created by researcher Harald Haas at the University of Edinburgh.
Samsung suffered a symbolic loss in its ongoing patent fight with Apple, but the company is gaining some heavyweight allies as it hopes to take on the iPhone vendor in the U.S. Supreme Court.
The European Commission's (EC) competition commissioner said investigations into the tax arrangements of companies including Google and Apple is warranted to ensure fair levels of competition in the region's digital market.
Huawei cemented its position as the world's third-largest smartphone vendor in 2015, registering 49 per cent growth in shipments year-on-year and breaking the 100 million unit mark for the first time, China-based market research company TrendForce said.