South Korea fines Facebook for sharing private information

South Korea’s information watchdog on Wednesday fined Facebook Inc. 6.7 billion won (US$6 million) for passing information of at least 3.3 million South Koreans to other companies in its first crackdown on the U.S. tech giant. The Personal Information Protection Commission (PIPC) said Facebook violated the country’s personal information law by providing personal information of

Modi Seeks Global Solutions From Indian Techies

Lauding the Indian IT sector for adapting to the new norm of working from home or for that matter from anywhere amid the Covid pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday urged the techies to build tech solutions to benefit the entire world. “The Indian IT industry should design and develop technology solutions that can

Chromebooks, tablets lead global PC market: Report

Google Chrome OS-based Chromebooks were the best performing PC product in the third quarter of 2020, as shipments grew 122 per cent to a total of a record high of 9.4 million. HP led the Chromebook market, more than doubling volumes from a year ago to hit 3.2 million units, with the majority of shipments

Whatsapp launches Shopping Button Globally

Facebook on Tuesday made a new shopping button in WhatsApp live globally, including in India, to help people check out available products and make purchases right from a chat. The tool will make it easier for people to discover a business’ catalog so they know what goods or services it offers. Previously, people had to

Samsung pips Apple in US smartphone sales

In a significant achievement, Samsung Electronics sold largest number of smartphones in the US in the third quarter of the year, beating its rival Apple for the first time in three years. According to market researcher Strategy Analytics, Samsung accounted for 33.7 per cent in the US smartphone market in the July-September period, up 6.7

Chinese smartphone market falls 14.3% in Q3

The China smartphone market witnessed a 14.3 per cent drop in the third quarter this year with 84.8 million units shipment, according to an IDC report, as the country faced soft demand, Huawei’s supply constraints and delayed flagship launches from both Huawei and Apple. At the top of the table with 41.4 per cent share,

Early 5G rollout boosts Qualcomm revenues

Bullish on the early success of its 5G rollout, chip-maker Qualcomm has posted strong results for its fourth quarter, logging $6.5 billion in revenue which is up 35 per cent (year-over-year). The net income was $1.6 billion as shares of Qualcomm went up over 6 per cent in the after-hour trading on Wednesday. “Our fiscal

India’s data centre market to reach $5bn value by 2025: Crisil

As digital adoption grows amid the pandemic across the spectrum, the data centre industry in India is likely to touch $1.2 billion in the fiscal 2020 and is expected to log a rapid 25-30 per cent compound annual growth rate CAGR to reach $4.5-$5 billion by fiscal 2025, a new report said on Monday. The

Huawei revenues grow by 9.9%

Huawei on Friday said that it generated a revenue of 671.3 billion yuan ($98.57 billion) in the first three quarters of this year, an increase of 9.9 per cent over the same period last year. The results showed that restrictions imposed by the US slowed down growth of the Chinese technology giant as duriing the

Xiaomi leads as India’s smartphone shipments hit record high

Smartphone shipments in India hit an all-time high of 50 million units in the third quarter of this year, registering eight per cent year-over-year growth, said a Canalys report on Thursday. Xiaomi remained the market leader, growing nine per cent to ship 13.1 million units and capturing 26.1 per cent market share in the July-September