Technology

WhatsApp’s reputation as a secure messaging platform came crashing down earlier this year, when a new data-sharing policy not only drew the ire of its users, but broke their trust as well.

The connected TV giant’s focus on ad revenue and interoperability could give it an advantage over competitors like Amazon and Google in the smart home space.

Google gets health data deal with a top dog provider: The Big Tech co linked up with HCA Healthcare to boost its health records—though this cracks open another chance for Google to lock in its hold in healthcare, it’ll still contend with patient privacy concerns.

The new IoT specialized 5G modem will improve IoT functionality in mission critical applications and may ultimately accelerate IoT device adoption among various industries.

A new Nest update will make Google’s smart home devices compatible with the Matter smart home standard. The move could add momentum towards a push for a unified smart home ecosystem and presents Google with access to a quickly growing supply of smart devices.

Taking the witness stand, Tim “Not a Gamer” Cook showed off his evasive moves dodging questions about App Store profitability. Apple’s Epic battle may wrap up soon, but Big Tech’s antitrust wars have just begun.

Google I/O Day One: Wear OS, quantum computing, and 3D video conferencing were highlighted on the first day of Google’s annual developer conference.

When Blink Fitness had to temporarily close its doors at the height of the pandemic, the company quickly shifted its focus to where consumers were: online.

South Korea sees a semiconductor opportunity: South Korea’s recent $450 billion semiconductor spending plan—the latest global government-backed chipmaking move—may signal a move away from a chip industry once dominated by a small handful of countries

Facebook’s consumer VR advantage: Recent VR headset announcements show device-makers are increasingly pivoting toward enterprise customers as a result of Oculus’ unbeatable price point.

Instagram for Kids: Eroded user trust and heightened regulatory scrutiny are threatening to bury Facebook’s plan for a version of Instagram geared towards children. That could prove disastrous for Facebook’s future growth.

China eyes the ‘next stage of the internet’: The country hopes its two-pronged approach to early blockchain and 5G adoption will help establish itself as a global leader in the internet’s next generation.

To track or not to track? New data on iOS app tracking opt-in rates contradicts earlier estimates, but may ultimately offer a clearer glimpse into consumers’ real behavior.

In-store shopping will remain a crucial part of the retail sales funnel in China, even as ecommerce players continue to rack up record gross merchandise value (GMV). Pre-pandemic, ecommerce was already disrupting brick-and-mortar retail, but over the past year, retailers began to innovate more offline, leveraging new and existing technology.

Oversight Board punts on Facebook's Trump Ban: Following months of deliberation, the Facebook Oversight Board has decided to let Facebook make the final decision on how to enforce President Trump’s account.

Telecoms vs New York: Organizations representing the US’ major telecoms have challenged a New York state law requiring ISPs to provide affordable broadband. The lawsuit could definitively determine whether states can regulate broadband pricing.