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Over the weekend, Google announced it would cease all business with Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei.After Google’s announcement of this Huawei ban, other companies followed suit in one way or another, including Qualcomm, Intel, Microsoft, and even Arm.The Huawei ban is a result of multiple factors all coming to a head when United States President Donald Trump issued an executive order effectively forbidding Huawei from buying or selling products from U.S. companies.To catch up on how this all came to be, consult our roundup here.Project Dragonfly — Google’s supposedly shelved ambition to bring Search back to China — is at the very least proof that the company has its sights set on the country.While these companies losing revenue doesn’t directly affect the world of Android, it certainly does indirectly.
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En anledning är att Riksbanken lade kontanthanteringen i de privata bankernas händer år 2006, förmodligen utan att inse konsekvenserna.Det är bra, men de har helt glömt bort integritetsfrågan i sitt förslag.Det låter kanske harmlöst för vissa, men vem vet vilka som sitter vid makten om femton år.Ställ dig själv frågan hur mycket svårare det skulle vara för en demokratisk opposition att utvecklas om en despot kunde se exakt vem som bidrog till vad genom att följa ekonomiska transaktioner.Köp som var för sig verkar harmlösa kan tillsammans bilda detaljerade profiler av var och en av oss.Banker i Kina använder kundernas alla transaktioner i en algoritm för att avgöra om deras kunder får låna eller vilken försäkringspremie de ska ha.
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Former Mic Publisher Cory Haik has been named Vice Media’s new chief digital officer and will prioritize audience growth, platform partnerships and “digital product innovation” for the media company, Vice said today.Haik will report to CEO Nancy Dubuc and work out of Vice’s Brooklyn office.She will oversee the updated vice.com, where the site’s distinct channels, which previously had their own websites, now redirect to vertical pages on the main site.“Having been on the frontlines of digital for the last 20 years, Cory is the total package and a perfect fit for Vice as we build our executive team,” Dubuc said in a statement.Haik has been on Pulitzer-prize winning teams for The Times-Picayune’s Hurricane Katrina coverage and at The Seattle Times’ coverage of a police officer shooting.She also worked at The Washington Post developing new digital tools and, most recently, served as publisher of Mic.
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Honor - the Chinese sub-brand of Huawei - has had a turbulent few days after restrictions were placed on the company's use of Android, but it's still going ahead with its next big phone launch.Today we're expecting to hear all about both the Honor 20 Pro and Honor 20.We'll be live at the company's launch event that's happening in Battersea Park in London and will be kicking off at 2PM BST.It's today, Tuesday May 21.If you're excited to see what Honor unveils, be sure to head back to this piece as we update it throughout the day and during the launch itself.At the same time, check out our feature on how Google's Android restrictions on Huawei may impact you.
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Tencent Holdings said it has acquired Swedish game developer Sharkmob for an undisclosed price.The team includes veterans from games such as The Division and Hitman.Sharkmob was founded two years ago in Malmö, Sweden.The studio continues working with its unannounced online game as well as several new projects together with Tencent.“We view the future of online gaming the same way and Tencent being a leading internet and games platform gives Sharkmob the reach and resources to be a part of that future.Support from Tencent’s incredible group of game teams will allow us to fully pursue our passion of bringing great gaming experiences to as many players as possible.”, said Fredrik Rundqvist, CEO of Sharkmob, in a statement.
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Microsoft may believe it has made augmented reality's killer app: the just-announced Minecraft Earth for iOS and Android.AR on mobile devices may carry tremendous potential, but it's easy enough to argue that the mainstream value proposition hasn't arrived yet.Pokémon Go is probably the most oft-cited "killer app" for AR, but it's only barely a true AR app.And there are some neat shopping apps and educational tools (from Warby Parker and Ikea, for example) but none of them have made a big dent in the mainstream consciousness.At first glance, Minecraft Earth seems a bit like Pokémon Go, given that it seems to be location aware in some ways.Players will be able to construct builds on their living room tables either alone or in collaboration with others, then go and place them full-size in the outside world when they're ready.
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Earlier this month, Canalys used the word “freefall” to describe its latest reporting.Global shipments fell 6.8% year over year.At 313.9 million, they were at their lowest level in nearly half a decade.Of the major players, Apple was easily the hardest hit, falling 23.2% year over year.The firm says that’s the “largest single-quarter decline in the history of the iPhone.” And it’s not an anomaly, either.It’s part of a continued slide for the company, seen most recently in its Q1 earnings, which found the handset once again missing Wall Street expectations.
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Hedgefonden T. Rowe Price Associates sålde 81 procent av sitt innehav i Tesla under första kvartal.Det rapporterar Wall Street Journal.Därmed har en av bolagets största investerare drastiskt minskat sitt innehav i elbilstillverkaren.T. Rowe sålde under perioden 7,2 miljoner aktier, enligt handlingar registrerade hos amerikanska myndigheten SEC.Det motsvarar enligt Teslas stängningskurs på onsdagen 1,7 miljarder dollar, eller drygt 16 miljarder kronor.Summan är sannolikt större än så eftersom Teslas aktiekurs tenderade att ligga högre än så under årets första tre månader.
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The us aircraft manufacturer Boeing problems with flygplansmodellen 737 Max 8-plan looks to be more lengthy than estimated.Previously, the forecast was that the aircraft would be in service for the summer.Now it seems to take until the end of August, reports The Wall Street Journal.It has imposed war against the aircraft two 737 Max 8 planes in a short time was involved in the two rice markets in portugal, in which a total of the next 350 people were killed.Since the launch in 2017 will have over 5,000 copies of the aircraft have been ordered and about 370 have been delivered around the world.the Problems with the aircraft associated with the digitized emergency system, referred to as Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS).
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”Jag vill vara med och bygga ett gig-bolag som är skalbart, hållbart och schyst”, säger hon.Ishtar Touailat lämnar rollen som innovationschef på konsultjätten Tieto efter två år.Startupbolaget grundades av Tahero Nori och beskrivs ofta som ett slags ”Uber för techsupport”.”Jag har känt Tahero i flera år och följt hans resa med Techbuddy.Han kom till Sverige som flykting, jag tog hand om mig själv som tonåring.Vi vill driva företag där mångfald, jämställdhet och inkludering genomsyrar allt vi gör.”
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Any smidgen of mystery that once surrounded Google's upcoming Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL has now vanished.Droid Life yesterday posted an extensive detailing of the phones, giving us a look at model colours (black, white and purple if you were wondering), features and even promo materials that will accompany the phone's launch.As for features, the leak lists an "extraordinary" camera, Google's Night sight tech on board, fast charging, and unlimited Google Photos storage.We can apparently expect 5.6" and 6.0" displays for the 3a and XL respectively, 12.2MP Dual Pixel cameras, 8MP front cameras, 3,000mAh (3a) and 3,700mAh (XL) batteries, squeeze sensors, rear fingerprint readers and Android 9.0 Pie as standard.Is it just us or is all this starting to sound a little expensive?Well, apparently it won't be.
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Sedan årsskiftet har Spotify köpt tre amerikanska podcastföretag för att bredda sitt utbud och bli ”audio first”, som vd:n Daniel Ek uttrycker det.Förvärven har kostat 3,6 miljarder kronor och streamingjätten väntas gå back ungefär lika mycket i sitt bokslut för 2019.Spotify-veteranen Ross Adams hade då nyligen tillträtt som vd för Acast och bolaget hade tagit in bland andra Swedbank Robur som storägare.Investmentbanken ABG Sundal Collier var anlitad som rådgivare för att ta bolaget till börsen senast tidigt 2019, enligt källorna.För Spotifys del ska samtalen ha letts av Johan Bergqvist, koncernens kassör, som enligt två källor tilltalades av Acasts tekniska plattform.”Han var imponerad av tekniken”, säger en uppgiftslämnare.
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Its European footprint covers some 115,000 homes, and some 300,000 rooms globallyIt operates through various sub-brands, including Belvilla, DanCenter, Danland and Traum-Ferienwohnungen, and last year it posted Ebitda of more than €24 million, Axel Springer said.The German media company, which acquired @Leisure four years ago for an undisclosed sum, also said the divestment is expected to close in June 2019, and will see it focusing more on its jobs and classifieds business as a result.The deal is the latest big move for OYO, which is now valued at $5 billion, as it continues to expand its footprint outside of its home market, after launches in Japan in recent weeks and China last year.While companies like Airbnb have expanded into higher end homes and business services, what its investment OYO brings is diversification into another segment of the market.OYO says it is now the world’s sixth-largest chain of hotels, a place it hopes to advance on the back of raising more than $1 billion in funding since September last year, first in a tranche of $1 billion that included SoftBank’s Vision Fund, and later through a strategic investment from Airbnb, which sources tell us was between $150 million and $200 million.
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It's that time of year in New York, when digital media companies put on "Newfronts," splashy presentations for video advertisers.Usually, it's a chance for services like Hulu and YouTube to impress marketers with their buzzy new shows and trot out their highest-wattage talent.Verizon, which bought digital media properties through its acquisition of AOL in 2015 and Yahoo in 2017, has been a staple of the Newfronts in past years via those media-focused units.But under its new banner of Verizon Media, the company put a 5G-heavy spin on its announcements Tuesday, emphasizing how the next-generation mobile network could be transformative for video advertising.Tuesday, Verizon unveiled Hypezilla, a motion-capture animated purple gorilla creature that can pitch products for people to virtually "try" in augmented reality.Hypezilla will be the emcee of this interactive video series that'll be available on the Yahoo Play app.
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Sky Broadband has rolled out a firmware update which is bricking users’ broadband hubs if they are not set to use the ISP's default choice of domain name server.Sky customer support has been offering contradictory information to users and offering either a roll-back or a firmware fix but this is expected to up to a week.The company's own support forums have threads from exasperated users struggling to get their service back.There is frustration at the lack of clear information as well as the lack of testing before the firmware was rolled out.The Reg was contacted by a Sky subscriber who wants to remain anonymous.They lost internet access on Friday morning and were told it was due to a firmware update which went out overnight on Thursday.
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Spotify beats its own forecasts for the first quarter of the year.at the same time screws it down förlustprognosen for the full year 2019 slightly, to between eur 180 million to eur 340 million.the Loss in the second quarter is expected to be between eur 50 million and eur 120 million.the Share was at 12:20-time has risen by 4.3 per cent in förhandeln to 144,25 dollars.An important explanation for Spotify's losses is the purchase of three poddbolag earlier in the year.Spotify's latest poddförvärv, the production company Parcast, cost about 50 million euros, or 530 million.
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Department store chain JCPenney said in a statement that it will no longer support Apple Pay in its stores or mobile app.Many customers are now saying they will take their business elsewhere.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.JCPenney, the American department store chain that's been around for 117 years, announced on Twitter that it will no longer support Apple Pay in its stores or online.JCPenney acknowledged this move for the first time on Saturday, in a response to a customer on Twitter.While the company did respond to the complaint on Twitter, it didn't answer the customer's actual question, which was "Why would you remove a very secure form of payment?"
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The last few times I've written about smart-plug deals, they've sold out very rapidly.For a limited time, and while supplies last, Amysen (via Amazon) has a four-pack of Wi-Fi smart plugs for $18.39 when you clip on the on-page $2-off coupon and apply promo code 94G4Q4ZR at checkout.(Note: In my recent experience, those coupons often disappear when a vendor shares a promo code.Thankfully, $20.39 is still a very good price for this.)Also, if you click through and see something other than that four-pack, it means Amysen's inventory (of that particular item) is gone.These round plugs are among the most compact I've seen; plugging one into a standard 2-socket outlet won't block the other socket.
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Over half a year after OnePlus announced that the OnePlus 3 and 3T would get Android 9 Pie, the company finally made good on that promise earlier today.According to the announcement, Android 9 Pie is now available as a Community Beta build.Those on the latest Open Beta version can download the appropriate file and update their devices through Recovery Update.Those on the latest stable version can download the file and either go through Local or Recovery Update.Along with Android 9 Pie and all of its features, the new Community Beta build for the OnePlus 3 and 3T includes the April 2019 Android security patch.The update also includes a new Do Not Disturb mode with adjustable settings, Gaming Mode 3.0 with a text notification mode and notification for calls, Google Duo integration in the Phone app, and Google Lens integration in the Camera app.
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En penicillinkur som ges mot halsfluss i fem dagar i stället för den vanligtvis rekommenderade 10-dagarskuren ger likvärdig effekt.Det visar en studie som gjorts av Folkhälsomyndigheten på uppdrag av regeringen, i syfte att hitta nya vägar för att minska överdriven eller felaktig antibiotikaanvändning.– Studien bidrar med ökad kunskap som är viktig, och som kan användas när nya behandlingsrekommendationer ska tas fram, säger Gunilla Skoog Ståhlgren, utredare på Folkhälsomyndigheten, i ett pressmeddelande.Studien pågick mellan september 2015 och juni 2018, och genomfördes på 433 patienter i olika åldrar vid 17 olika vårdcentraler i Skåne, Kronoberg, Västra Götaland och Sörmland.Samtliga patienter i studien hade tydliga symtom på halsfluss och streptokocker i halsen, och fördelades slumpvis till att antingen ta penicillin fyra gånger om dagen i fem dagar eller den vanliga kuren på tre gånger om dagen i tio dagar.Resultatet presenterades nyligen vid en vetenskapskonferens i Amsterdam, och "visar att 5-dagarskuren inte hade en sämre effekt mot halsfluss jämfört med 10-dagarskuren", skriver Folkhälsomyndigheten.
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