News highlights – 4 September

Written by on September 5, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

nexus2cee_104_thumbNews highlights – 4 September

Google will announce new smartphones, hardware roadmap on October 4

According to a reliable source, Google plans to hold a major event focusing on hardware October 4th. It will use the event to announce its new Pixel-branded smartphones Pixel and Pixel XL. Read more…

AT&T has a go at Google, an amateur in the comms world. Really?

In what could turn out to be a bit of a PR own goal, AT&T’s Joan Marsh (VP of Federal Regulation), felt the need to release a blog post slamming Google’s ambition, while emphasising its own expertise in everything and anything to do with comms. Read more…

Is your IT department a partner in your business? If so, you are quite special.

The research highlighted only 20% of the respondents viewed the IT department as a partner in the business, with the majority seeing the team more as a supplier. IT being viewed as a disjointed part of the business is by no-means a new challenge. Read more…

Smartphone sales almost static compared to last year

Worldwide smartphone shipments are expected to reach 1.46 billion units with a year-over-year growth rate of 1.6% in 2016 according to the latest forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. Read more…

China will phase out customs duties for IT products

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China will gradually eliminate customs duties for 201 information technology products covered by a $1.3 trillion World Trade Organization (WTO) deal, under a bill passed on Saturday. Read more…

Clearly, the EU decision to chase Apple for back tax was based on facts – Juncker

HANGZHOU, China (Reuters) – An EU ruling that Apple Inc must pay a huge tax bill to Ireland was clearly based on facts and existing rules and was not a decision aimed against the United States. Read more…

LG piles into robots and artificial intelligence

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s LG Electronics Inc said on Sunday it will aggressively invest in robots, seeking to capitalize on advancing artificial intelligence. Read more…


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