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Apple has started legal proceedings against Russia’s anti-monopoly regulator in a dispute concerning alternative payment options on its App Store platform, the RIA news agency reported on Sunday citing court filings. Russia opened an antitrust case against Apple in late October, accusing it of failing to allow app developers to tell customers about alternative payment
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Smartphone production around the world took a hit due to the COVID-19 pandemic followed by a debilitating global semiconductor shortage. But a new report from a market research firm shows that production could rebound as soon as 2022. Thanks to the usual smartphone replacement cycle and increased demand from developing markets, the smartphone industry is expected
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Apple’s AirPods have had a huge role to play in the personal audio segment, both technologically and culturally. While true wireless earphones did exist before the launch of the first-generation AirPods in late 2016, Apple’s product undeniably popularised the form factor the world over. The success of Airpods inspired many brands to dive into the
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Taiwan’s Foxconn, which assembles iPhones for Apple, reported a better-than-expected third-quarter profit on Friday, helped by strong smartphone demand as people continue to work remotely through the coronavirus pandemic. But Foxconn, the world’s largest contract electronics maker, said it expects fourth-quarter revenue in its key consumer electronics business, which includes smartphones, to slump more than
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The UK Supreme Court has blocked a planned GBP 3.2 billion (roughly Rs. 31,929 crore) British class action against Google over allegations the internet giant unlawfully tracked the personal information of millions of iPhone users. Britain’s top judges unanimously granted a Google appeal against the country’s first such data privacy case on Wednesday, a move
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US tech giants Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft — collectively dubbed GAFAM — have been accused of not paying enough taxes, stifling competition, stealing media content and threatening democracy by spreading fake news. As a European Union court rules Wednesday on a EUR 2.4-billion (roughly Rs. 20,666 crore) anti-trust fine on Google, we look
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