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Apple's New Phone Will Be Called iPhone X

Apple's New Phone Will Be Called iPhone X

11 Sep 2017 comment

Apple’s most important new phone for years will be called the iPhone X, according to Bloomberg, citing a leak of the company’s latest mobile operating system.

Dell Benefits in First Year After EMC Merger With Sales Up

Dell Benefits in First Year After EMC Merger With Sales Up

11 Sep 2017 comment

On the one-year anniversary of its historic tie-up with EMC, Dell is showing that bigger can be better, according to Bloomberg.

Apple and LG Said to Discuss OLED Deal For Supplies Starting 2019

Apple and LG Said to Discuss OLED Deal For Supplies Starting 2019

11 Sep 2017 comment

Apple will have to wait until at least 2019 to be able to move beyond Samsung for significant alternative supplies of next-generation, organic light-emitting diode screens for iPhones, according to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter.

Banks Look to Step Up Employee Surveillance After Latest Scandal

Banks Look to Step Up Employee Surveillance After Latest Scandal

10 Sep 2017 comment

Banks already using algorithms to monitor traders are looking to expand surveillance to cover more employees in the wake of the Wells Fargo scandal, according to Bloomberg.

Facebook Said to Offer Hundreds of Millions for Music Rights

Facebook Said to Offer Hundreds of Millions for Music Rights

10 Sep 2017 comment

Facebook is offering major record labels and music publishers hundreds of millions of dollars so the users of its social network can legally include songs in videos they upload, according to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter.

Apple to Sell $5 Billion of Debt to Fund Buybacks and Dividends

Apple to Sell $5 Billion of Debt to Fund Buybacks and Dividends

9 Sep 2017 comment

Apple is selling bonds again to finance its current round of share buybacks and dividends, according to Bloomberg.

Uber Is Said to Face FBI Investigation as Compliance Chief Exits

Uber Is Said to Face FBI Investigation as Compliance Chief Exits

9 Sep 2017 comment

Uber is under investigation by federal authorities in New York for its alleged use of a spyware program designed to undermine competition for its digital ride-hailing service, according to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter.

Pokemon CEO Hints at Big Plans for Games on Smartphone and Switch

Pokemon CEO Hints at Big Plans for Games on Smartphone and Switch

9 Sep 2017 comment

It’s been more than a year since Pokémon Go took the world by storm, getting people to wander outside and look for virtual monsters with their smartphones. According to Bloomberg, the game became a social phenomenon, with adults and children gathering in parks and public areas to train their Pokémon.

Apple Is Said to Reach Music Deal With Warner; Sony Pact Next

Apple Is Said to Reach Music Deal With Warner; Sony Pact Next

8 Sep 2017 comment

Apple has secured a deal for songs from Warner Music Group, their first agreement with a major label since introducing its on-demand music service two years ago, according to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter.

Foxconn Details Plan to Buy Toshiba Arm With Apple and SoftBank

Foxconn Details Plan to Buy Toshiba Arm With Apple and SoftBank

8 Sep 2017 comment

Foxconn is pressing its case to acquire Toshiba’s memory chips unit, as the Japanese conglomerate struggles to complete the sale, according to Bloomberg.

Huawei Surpasses Apple to be the Second Largest Smartphone Brand

Huawei Surpasses Apple to be the Second Largest Smartphone Brand

8 Sep 2017 comment

According to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Pulse for July, Huawei has surpassed Apple in global smartphone sales consistently for June and July. With August sales looking strong for the Chinese vendor, a hat-trick for Huawei could be on the cards.

Google Delivers an Answer to Apple on Augmented Reality

Google Delivers an Answer to Apple on Augmented Reality

8 Sep 2017 comment

Google has had impressive augmented reality technology for years, but few ways to get millions of people using it. The company thinks it has software to fix that now, according to Bloomberg.

Angry Birds Maker Plans IPO That May Value It at $2 Billion

Angry Birds Maker Plans IPO That May Value It at $2 Billion

7 Sep 2017 comment

Angry Birds maker Rovio plans to sell shares in a Helsinki initial public offering, seeking funds to support its resurgence seven years after releasing its best-selling mobile-game title, according to Bloomberg.

HPE Surprises With Revenue Gain After Slimming Down

HPE Surprises With Revenue Gain After Slimming Down

7 Sep 2017 comment

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is emerging from an aggressive effort to slim down, reporting stronger-than-projected quarterly sales on healthier demand for servers and storage gear that help run data centers, according to Bloomberg.

Intel Wins Round in Fight Over 1.06 Billion Euro Antitrust Fine

Intel Wins Round in Fight Over 1.06 Billion Euro Antitrust Fine

7 Sep 2017 comment

Intel won a round in its eight-year fight with the European Union over a 1.06 billion-euro fine in a case that could have ramifications for a list of disputes involving U.S. tech giants including Google and Qualcomm, according to Bloomberg.

IFA 2017: Order Volume of 4.7 Billion Euro Achieved

IFA 2017: Order Volume of 4.7 Billion Euro Achieved

7 Sep 2017 comment

IFA 2017 has attracted more than 253,000 visitors to Berlin, as the power of innovation and brands yet again turned the event into the world’s most important tradeshow for consumer electronics and home appliances. With more than half of all trade visitors coming from abroad, IFA Berlin provided a huge boost for both manufacturers and retailers in the crucial run-up to the holiday period, which runs from Thanksgiving in the United States all the way to Christmas and the New Year.

IFA 2017 in Photos: Fair that has something for everyone

IFA 2017 in Photos: Fair that has something for everyone

6 Sep 2017 comment

This year IFA is finished, it’s closed the doors this evening. When we look back in these almost eight crazy journalistic days at Berlin’s fairgrounds, it is the fair for everybody. You have here the consumer electronics like refrigerators, washing machines, coffee maker but also traditional gadgets like smart watches, smart bands, smartphones and of course TV sets from small to really extra-large.

Just look and see our special IFA Photo Gallery.

Huawei Braces for Board Revamp as Western Markets Beckon

Huawei Braces for Board Revamp as Western Markets Beckon

6 Sep 2017 comment

Huawei will shake up its board for the first time in six years as the Chinese company prepares to push deeper into developed markets such as the U.S. for growth, according to Bloomberg.

Spying on Worker Emails Gets New Hurdle in EU Court Ruling

Spying on Worker Emails Gets New Hurdle in EU Court Ruling

6 Sep 2017 comment

Prying into workers’ emails just became a bit harder following a European Court of Human Rights ruling that a company violated a Romanian man’s privacy rights by firing him after spying on his personal Yahoo chats, according to Bloomberg.

Dell Says EMC Merger Pays Off as Customers Seek Fewer Partners

Dell Says EMC Merger Pays Off as Customers Seek Fewer Partners

6 Sep 2017 comment

Michael Dell, whose namesake company merged with EMC almost a year ago to create one of the biggest providers of computers, storage and software, said the deal is paying off as corporate customers seek to buy more of their gear from a smaller number of vendors, according to Bloomberg.

IFA 2017 Heithecker: Exhibitors are very satisfied at IFA in Berlin

IFA 2017 Heithecker: Exhibitors are very satisfied at IFA in Berlin

5 Sep 2017 comment

The biggest trade show in consumer electronics IFA will tomorrow close its doors for this year. More exhibitors, trade visitors from all around the world, journalists have been in Berlin for more than six days. Berlin was again this year the center of consumer electronics industry.

PayPal Debuts Credit Card Targeting Brick-and-Mortar Stores

PayPal Debuts Credit Card Targeting Brick-and-Mortar Stores

5 Sep 2017 comment

PayPal is turning to its old nemesis, plastic, to help it expand beyond the digital realm, according to Bloomberg.

Intel's Billion-Euro Fight Puts EU's Winning Streak in Jeopardy

Intel's Billion-Euro Fight Puts EU's Winning Streak in Jeopardy

5 Sep 2017 comment

Intel’s eight-year clash with the European Union over chip pricing has dragged on so long that the 1.06 billion-euro antitrust fine, a record at the time, now seems like a distant memory, according to Bloomberg.

Bitcoin Tumbles as PBOC Declares Initial Coin Offerings Illegal

Bitcoin Tumbles as PBOC Declares Initial Coin Offerings Illegal

5 Sep 2017 comment

Bitcoin tumbled the most since July after China’s central bank said initial coin offerings are illegal and asked all related fundraising activity to be halted immediately, according to Bloomberg.

IFA 2017: New Zipato partnership with Conrad Connect

IFA 2017: New Zipato partnership with Conrad Connect

4 Sep 2017 comment

On the biggest consumer electronics show, IFA in Berlin, Sebastian Popović, CEO of Zipato, exclusively confirmed for ICTbusiness.biz that Zipato has made a partnership with one of the biggest German retailers Conrad Connect. Zipato is a complete control and automation platform, Popović explained.

Alcatel Unveils New Smartphones in Berlin

Alcatel Unveils New Smartphones in Berlin

4 Sep 2017 comment

At the IFA 2017 show in Berlin Alcatel announced new smartphones. IDOL 5, IDOL 5S, A7 and A7XL bring very good performance and design in a lower and medium price range.

IFA 2017: New Smartphones From Wiko

IFA 2017: New Smartphones From Wiko

4 Sep 2017 comment

French company Wiko presented new smartphones at this years IFA show in Berlin. The View series brings premium design and lots of features from higher segments at affordable price.

IFA 2017: Lenovo Showcases New Interesting Devices

IFA 2017: Lenovo Showcases New Interesting Devices

3 Sep 2017 comment

At the biggest consumer electronics show, IFA 2017 in Berlin, Lenovo announced five new smart devices that unlock the power and potential of intelligent technology today – using artificial intelligence (AI), unleashing smart features and deploying augmented (AR) and virtual reality (VR).

Micro Focus Has No Size Limit for Software M&A After HPE Deal

Micro Focus Has No Size Limit for Software M&A After HPE Deal

3 Sep 2017 comment

The U.K. software company just completed a $8.8 billion deal for Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co.’s software assets and wants to keep growing, according to the news report from Bloomberg. “Our funding ability has increased now that we are bigger” Kevin Loosemore, executive chairman of Micro Focus International Plc, said in an interview. “There is no practical cap in terms of size of future deals.”

IFA 2017: Hangar18 awarded the EISA Best Buy Smartphone award for NOA H10le

IFA 2017: Hangar18 awarded the EISA Best Buy Smartphone award for NOA H10le

3 Sep 2017 comment

During the IFA fair held at Berlin, Hangar18 was awarded the EISA Best Buy Smartphone 2017 -2018 award at the gala evening in Hotel Kempinski Bristol. Mario Kralj, CEO, and owner of Hangar 18 recieved the award. In competition with other smartphone manufacturers such as Samsung, Huawei, Sony, Honor and LG, the Croatian firm situated in the town od Koprivnica has recieved a prestigious EISA Best Buy Smartphone 2017 - 2018 award for the NOA H10le smartphone. This smartphone offers the best value for money regarding price, design, components, performance, and functionality.