Rovio Entertainment is planning an initial public offering as early as next month that could value the maker of the Angry Birds mobile games and movie at about $2 billion, according to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter.
DPIA is the heart of GDPR. At its core, GDPR wants to restore control of personal information to owners through a change of thinking about them, and responsible behavior towards personal data at the social level can only be achieved by educating generations that are conscious of risks of irresponsible or malicious use of personal data.
Microsoft and Kaspersky have settled a dispute that led to antitrust complaints in Europe and an investigation in Russia, according to Bloomberg. As part of the agreement, Microsoft will make changes to the next update of Windows this fall.
Toshiba’s talks to sell its chips business to a consortium led by Bain Capital hit an impasse over the timing of payments for the business and governance issues, according to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter.
Facebook introduced a new video hub on the world’s largest social network, offering some U.S. users short episodic series from content partners including A&E, Major League Baseball and National Geographic, according to Bloomberg.
SoftBank Group is nearing a $1 billion investment in Fanatics, an online retailer of licensed sports apparel, as the Japanese firm ramps up deal-making with its mega technology fund, according to Bloomberg.
Amazon has joined Tencent and the main assembler of iPhones in backing Essential, the startup co-founded by Android-creator Andy Rubin that’s getting ready to sell a new smartphone, according to Bloomberg.
Ex-Uber CEO Travis Kalanick duped investor Benchmark into allowing him to fill three of the ride-hailing company’s board seats, according to Bloomberg, citing a lawsuit calling for his ouster as a company director.
China’s online watchdog has launched an investigation into reports of multiple violations at news services run by Tencent, Baidu and Weibo, as the government continues to tighten scrutiny over internet content, according to Bloomberg.
Technology investment firm Francisco Partners has completed its investment in iconectiv, an independent subsidiary owned by Ericsson. As part of the investment, Francisco Partners invests USD 200 million to acquire a 16.7% ownership in iconectiv. The partnership between Ericsson and Francisco Partners will enable iconectiv to accelerate growth and deliver shareholder value.
Consumer Reports is withdrawing its recommendation for four new Microsoft laptops and tablets after a survey showed that a quarter of older Surface devices posed problems for their owners after only two years, a black mark against the company during the key back-to-school buying season, according to Bloomberg.
Sprint’s resumed talks about a potential merger with T-Mobile, being held at the same time as discussions with cable companies, shows the lengths billionaire Masayoshi Son is taking to build scale for a wireless carrier facing increasing competition in the U.S., according to Bloomberg.
Walt Disney, once again shaking up the media industry, said it will stop selling movies to Netflix and begin offering ESPN sports programming and family films directly to consumers via two new streaming services, according to Bloomberg.
Toshiba’s auditors signed off on its full-year earnings, offering some temporary relief as the Japanese company struggles to stabilize after an accounting scandal, massive writedowns and a legal spat that threatens to delay the sale of its chips business, according to Bloomberg.
Uber is trying to unload its costly U.S. subprime car-leasing program, according to Bloomberg. The ride-hailing company’s board determined Xchange Leasing, a wholly owned subsidiary, is unsustainable and should be sold or consolidated into a smaller unit within Uber, according to a person familiar with the plans.
France is working with Germany and other partners to plug loopholes that have allowed U.S. tech giants like Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon to minimize taxes and grab market share in Europe at the expense of the continent’s own companies, according to Bloomberg.
GoPro is keeping its promise to Wall Street. According to Bloomberg, second-quarter results beat analysts’ expectations, proving that cost cuts are stemming losses and software updates are reinvigorating demand for action cameras.
Croatian company Hangar 18 will present its NOA smartphones at the IFA exhibition in Berlin. The exhibition will feature the latest NOA H10le smartphone, along with the announcement of new models with a 18:9 screen size ratio.
Bill Joy, the Silicon Valley guru and Sun Microsystems co-founder, envisions that the world will soon be reliant on batteries. He thinks alkaline is a smarter way to go than lithium-ion, according to Bloomberg.
You've launched a whole range of activities to align with GDPR requirements. You have appointed the DPO, established a structure of authority and responsibility for managing the personal information. You have analyzed the readiness of the organization and the IT system to fulfill the rights of the owner of personal data.
Prosecutors demanded a 12-year jail term for Jay Y. Lee, accusing the billionaire vice chairman of Samsung of bribing a presidential confidante to increase his control over the world’s biggest maker of smartphones and memory chips, according to Bloomberg.