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Apple reportedly plans an A13-based iPhone 8 as its 2020 small phone
April 18, 2019

Having discontinued its smallest and most affordable iPhone last year, Apple is reportedly planning a somewhat different strategy for its next small device: a refresh of the iPhone 8 with a next-generation A13 processor. That’s the latest word from Taiwan’s Economic Daily News, which claims Apple will use an “old bottle, new wine” strategy for the iPhone in a test of customers’ brand loyalty. As of today, the iPhone lineup consists...

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FCC plans December 37-47GHz 5G auction, $20 billion rural internet fund
April 14, 2019

Two long-anticipated 5G announcements are set to become official today, as FCC Chairman Ajit Pai plans to announce three new millimeter wave spectrum auctions for later this year, along with the creation of a government fund to improve broadband service in rural areas. The announcements, previewed by Pai in a statement to media, will be formalized at a White House event later today. The FCC’s “5G FAST Plan” to auction 37GHz, 39GHz, and...

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Samsung shirks early adopters' Galaxy S10 5G complaints
April 11, 2019

Samsung’s Galaxy S10 5G may have won bragging rights as the world’s first completely integrated 5G smartphone, but now it’s facing some serious performance complaints — problems switching between 5G and LTE networks, lower than expected speeds, and limited 5G coverage, Business Korea reports today. Compounding the problem, Samsung and three South Korean carriers are said to be “shirking their responsibilities” to early 5G...

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Huawei launches Huawei P30 lite with a 32MP AI Selfie Superstar Camera
April 11, 2019

Leading technology brand Huawei has launched the Huawei P30 lite, the latest photography-focused triple-camera smartphone. Combining an exquisite design with Huawei innovation, the latest Huawei P30 lite smartphone is equipped with three rear cameras with support for ultra-wide angle photography and artificial intelligence (AI) features. Making high quality photography accessible, it enables young photography enthusiasts to capture...

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Safaricom opens new retail outlet in Migori
April 10, 2019

Safaricom has opened its 53rd retail shop in Migori County as it seeks to expand its regional footprint and reach more customers in Western and Nyanza regions. The new outlet which is located along the Migori - Isebania road opposite Post Bank brings to seven the number of retail shops in Western and Nyanza. The new shop is expected to serve customers in the area who previously had to travel all the way to Kisii County.  “The need to open the...

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Roblox hits 90 million monthly users as European growth picks up
April 9, 2019

Roblox has hit more than 90 million monthly active users, up from 80 million a couple of months ago, as its presence in Europe takes off. And players are playing a billion hours a month in the user-generated virtual world and games. Roblox’s top 150 games — which its players make — are now available in French and German, along with localized community moderation, customer support, and parental resources, said Craig Donato, chief...

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Amazon plans network of satellites for high-speed broadband
April 7, 2019

(Reuters) — Amazon on Thursday confirmed its plan to build a network of over 3,000 satellites through “Project Kuiper” to provide high speed internet. The project will launch a constellation of low-Earth orbit satellites that will provide low-latency, high-speed broadband connectivity to people globally who lack basic access to broadband internet, the company said. Details of the project were filed with the United Nation’s...

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Restaurant management platform Toast raises $250 million at $2.7 billion valuation
April 1, 2019

Point-of-sale (POS) technology might not be the sexiest of sectors, but it is a vital cog in the commercial wheel for the restaurant and retail industries. And that is why venture capitalists (VCs) and Wall Street have a certain affinity for POS startups. After raising nearly $600 million in VC cash, Jack Dorsey’s Square went public in 2015 at an IPO price of $9, and today its shares are trading at more than 700 percent over that....

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Daimler acquires majority stake in Torc Robotics to accelerate autonomous truck development
April 1, 2019

Daimler is betting big on autonomous trucks, as the German automotive giant today announced that its trucking division is buying a majority stake in self-driving vehicle company Torc Robotics. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 2005 by a group of engineers from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Torc Robotics initially focused on automated technologies across industries such as military, agriculture, mining,...

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