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Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
OnePlus CEO talks about a second 5G phone coming in Q4, international expansion, and plans to launch a TV set   —  OnePlus, China's upstart smartphone maker, is preparing a global rollout of its new 5G device this year, as it looks to expand in the US and win more customers from Huawei, Apple and Samsung.
Aug 14, 2019, 6:40 PMIn context
Gethin Chamberlain / The Guardian:
Amazon says it is investigating after leaked documents show Foxconn is requiring school children to illegally work overtime as interns to make Alexa devices   —  Leaked documents show children as young as 16 recruited by Amazon supplier Foxconn work gruelling and illegal hours
Aug 9, 2019, 8:25 AMIn context
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Google was never really serious about tablets, with years of scattershot reboots; its decision to stop making tablets was rational but could be shortsighted   —  Google's getting out of the tablet hardware business, canceling two different tablets it was building and reassigning those employees to other projects.
Jun 22, 2019, 2:00 AMIn context
Sarah Dai / South China Morning Post:
Waterdrop, a Tencent-backed Chinese online health care platform, raises a Series C of over $145M led by private equity firm Boyu Capital   —  Funding will go toward building a professional team in health care insurance and adopting AI in its products China is home to the world's third largest insurance market …
Jun 16, 2019, 12:20 AMIn context
South China Morning Post:
Inside Huawei's seven-year quest to build its own OS, which, sources say, started in 2012 as a precaution against the possibility of US ban   —  The OS issue took an extra urgency after the US government in mid-May placed Huawei and its affiliates on a trade blacklist One of the biggest technical challenges …
Jun 11, 2019, 9:50 AMIn context
Benedict Evans:
As an estimated 4B of world's 5.3B adults now have smartphones, tech industry analysis shifts from tracking adoption to analyzing use trends and emerging tech   —  I've been making charts of internet use, mobile phones and smartphones since the early 2000s.  At one point, they were confounding …
Jun 1, 2019, 2:35 PMIn context
Megha Rajagopalan / BuzzFeed News:
Investigation finds IBM, Hikvision, and Huawei are helping the UAE government implement a biometric surveillance system in Dubai, raising privacy concerns   —  Face recognition has been banned in San Francisco and linked by AOC to a rise in global fascism.  But it's being marketed in Dubai …
May 29, 2019, 11:45 AMIn context
Rani Molla / Vox:
Experts say apps like Nextdoor and Ring's Neighbors give people a false sense that the US crime rate is worsening even as violent crime reaches record lows   —  Why people are socializing more about crime even as it becomes rarer.  —  Violent crime in the US is at its lowest rate in decades.
May 8, 2019, 9:50 AMIn context
New York Times:
At Google I/O, Sundar Pichai pitched privacy for everyone, going against the company's history of data collection, one week after a similar push from Facebook   —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google, the company that may know the most about our digital lives, is now preaching the gospel of privacy.
May 7, 2019, 7:35 PMIn context
Jeffrey Van Camp / Wired:
Google Pixel 3a XL review: it has the same shortcomings and great features as the Pixel 3a, but you'll pay $80 extra for a 6" instead of 5.6" screen   —  Google put everything that matters in these phones—for just $400.  —  Half the price of a high-end phone.  Looks, works, and feels like plenty premium.
May 7, 2019, 5:25 PMIn context

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