Wednesday , 18 September 2019

Technology

Aptoide, a Play Store rival, cries antitrust foul over Google hiding its app

As US regulators gear up to launch another antitrust probe of Google’s business, an alternative Android app store is dialling up its long time complaint of anti-competitive behavior against the search and smartphone OS giant. Portugal-based Aptoide is launching a campaign website to press its case and call for Google to “Play Fair” — accusing Mountain View of squeezing consumer ... Read More »

The nuts and bolts of a customer-centric AI strategy

Lately it seems that AI is our knight in shining armor, the missing link between our past and our future. AI is now being used to steer the direction of hedge funds and drive much needed efficiency upgrades to our supply chains, for example. The machine learning society introduced a face recognition algorithm that is able to distinguish gender with ... Read More »

OnePlus 7 is now available in the UK

When OnePlus announced the new OnePlus 7 series, its launch event focused on the high-end OnePlus 7 Pro with a 90Hz refresh rate and pop-up camera, and the ‘basic’ OnePlus 7 was forgotten a little – but now you can discover this second phone for yourself, as it has been released in the UK. Available from the OnePlus website, and soon ... Read More »

Amazfit Verge 2 is coming soon and will work without your smartphone

The Amazfit Verge proved itself to be one of the most affordable running watches of last year, and a new teaser from the manufacturer Huami suggests there may be a second generation coming very soon.The teaser, spotted by GizmoChina, has suggested the new watch will be launching in China on June 11, and we’ve also had a clear glimpse at ... Read More »

Georges raises $11.2 million for its accounting automation tool

Meet Georges, a French startup that wants to help freelancers, doctors and lawyers when it comes to accounting. With Georges, you can get rid of your accountant altogether and switch to a software-as-a-service product. Alven is leading today’s round with other investors also participating. Automated accounting is an interesting space. For instance, Roger just raised $7.35 million last week. But ... Read More »

China blocks CNN’s website and Reuters stories about Tiananmen Square

CNN’s website is currently blocked in mainland China, after it published a story about today’s 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre as one of its top headlines. The site is usually accessible in China, according to historical data from GreatFire.org. Matt Rivers, a Beijing-based reporter, noted the blocking of the site on Twitter, writing that “the government here is ... Read More »

Google Maps now allows users in India to check live status of trains, bus travel times, and more

Apple unveiled a range of India-specific features in iOS 13 at WWDC this week as it begins to adapt its software for the world’s second largest internet market. But if you want to see how far an international service can be customized for the Indian market, look to Google Maps. The app, which is used by hundreds of millions of ... Read More »

Sleek lets companies incorporate and operate in Singapore — without the pain of paperwork

Singapore is keen to exert itself as an epicenter for startups and tech worldwide. But beyond the government-backed startup programs, which include grants, investment checks and more, a key point is simply making it easy for companies to set up shop in the country. Southeast Asia is highly-touted as a growth region for startups, with its ‘internet economy’ forecast to ... Read More »

Tink, the European open banking platform, announces PayPal as a strategic investor

Tink, the European open banking platform that recently raised €56 million in new funding, is disclosing that PayPal has become a strategic investor. The online payments giant joins a long list of existing backers that includes U.S.-based Insight Venture Partners, Sunstone, SEB, Nordea Ventures and ABN AMRO Digital Impact Fund. Individuals such as Christian Clausen, former chairman of the European ... Read More »

Dual OLED screens and 5G, oh my! LG’s V50 ThinQ lands in Australia next week

Revealed at MWC 2019 back in February, LG’s most advanced flagship phone to date, the LG V50 ThinQ, will be available to purchase in Australia from Tuesday June 11, 2019.Boasting the latest Snapdragon 855 chipset (7nm) and an X50 5G modem, the V50 ThinQ also sports an Adreno 640 GPU, 128GB of onboard storage (a microSD slot allows for up ... Read More »