Chip shortage and Covid weigh on China’s smartphone market even as it bounced back from pandemic lows

Customers buy iPhone13 phones at apple’s flagship smart products store in Shanghai, China, on Oct. 12, 2021. Xing Yun | Costfoto | Barcroft Media | Getty Images Chinese domestic smartphone shipments recovered from the hit they took during the pandemic but have still not recovered to pre-Covid levels, according to government data. The smartphone industry […]

AT&T, Verizon delay 5G rollout near some airports after airlines warned of flight cancellations

AT&T and Verizon on Tuesday said they would temporarily delay deployment of 5G service at towers near some U.S. airports after airlines warned the rollout would cause flight cancellations. The company’s statement came just hours after the Biden administration said it was in talks with telecom companies, government agencies and airlines about the dispute. The […]

Microsoft’s $68.7 billion deal for Activision once again shows big tech’s dominance over legacy media

Microsoft’s decision to buy video game company Activision Blizzard in a $68.7 billion deal shows big tech firms keep pushing the envelope, while legacy media companies, desperate to reposition themselves for younger audiences, sit on the sidelines. The largest technology companies, including Apple, Amazon and Alphabet, have drawn consistent scrutiny from regulators and U.S. lawmakers […]

Billionaire investor Chamath Palihapitiya says ‘nobody cares’ about Uyghur genocide in China

WASHINGTON – Billionaire investor Chamath Palihapitiya triggered a backlash on social media after saying during a recent episode of his podcast that “nobody cares” about the ongoing human rights abuses against the Uyghurs in China. During a 90-minute episode, Palihapitiya told co-host Jason Calacanis on their “All-In” podcast that he would be lying if he said […]

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