Apple Revises Vintage-Obsolete Date of 2012 15-Inch MacBook Pro With Retina Display to End of 2018

July 18, 2018 Editor 0

A few months ago, in an internal document obtained by MacRumors, Apple indicated the Mid 2012 model 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display would be classified as vintage or obsolete as of June 30, 2018, marking the end of hardware service from Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers. In a notice distributed to Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers this week, however, Apple says it “incorrectly classified” the notebook as vintage or obsolete on June 30, and revised […]

The Ken raises $1.5M to grow its subscription journalism business in India

July 18, 2018 Editor 0

The Ken, a subscription news startup from India, is moving through the gears after it raised $1.5 million in fresh funding to build out its media business. We first profiled the company in March 2017 and now, nearly 18 months later, the startup has raised its Series A round led by Omidyar Networks, which has invested in new media companies such as Rappler in the Philippines. Other investors included Yuj Kutumb, the Family Foundation headed by Xander Group founder Sid Yog, and […]

Google fined a record $5B for breaking EU antitrust laws

July 18, 2018 Editor 0

It’s been confirmed: the EU has fined Google a record €4.34 billion ($5 billion). This is in response to the technology giant’s mobile operating software, Android, breaking European antitrust laws. Announced at 1pm in Brussels by the EU’s Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, she declared that Google must “put an effective end to this conduct in 90 days” or face penalties. Vestager stated in the press conference that “Google has used Android as a vehicle to cement its dominance as a search engine,” something […]

Google confirms it will appeal $5 billion EU antitrust fine

July 18, 2018 Editor 0

Google has confirmed the expected, that it will indeed appeal the record $5 billion fine that it was handed today by European antitrust regulators for abusing the dominance of its Android operating system. The European Commission announced that it is fining the U.S. firm for “three types of restrictions that [it] has imposed on Android device manufacturers and network operators to ensure that traffic on Android devices goes to the Google search engine.” The press conference announcing the investigation, which has been […]

Netflix and streaming service UK subscriber numbers overtake pay-TV

July 18, 2018 Editor 0

The rise and rise of subscription streaming services continues, with UK media regulator Ofcom revealing that memberships to the top three web-based video distributors (Netflix, Sky’s Now TV and Amazon Prime) now outnumber legacy pay-TV subscribers in Britain. Netflix, NOW TV and Amazon Prime amassed 15.4 million paying account holders, while pay-TV services including Sky’s legacy satellite service only hit 15.1 million subscriptions. Showing the gigantic rise of Netflix, it accounted for 9.1 million of that 15.4 million  figure – […]

European Commission fines Google $5.1 billion for Android anti-trust issues

July 18, 2018 Editor 0

The European Commission has fined Google a record breaking $5.1 billion. The EU is accusing the company of severe anti-trust issues related to the search engine giant’s handling of the Android ecosystem. The post European Commission fines Google $5.1 billion for Android anti-trust issues appeared first on Digital Trends.

Meet the implant giving hearing loss patients access to their iPhone

July 18, 2018 Editor 0

Given people with Cochlear implants represent a small market opportunity for a technology giant like Apple how did this technology come about?  Cochlear and Apple have been working together for more than eight years to bring the first Made for iPhone implantable hearing solutions to market.  In 2015, Cochlear released the Baha 5 sound processor – the first ever Made for iPhone bone conduction sound processor, available to people with moderate to severe hearing loss.  In 2017, Cochlear introduced the […]

EU fines Google a record €4.3B (~$5B) in antitrust case for illegal practices regarding Android mobile devices to strengthen dominance of Google’s search engine (Tom Warren/The Verge)

July 18, 2018 Editor 0

Tom Warren / The Verge: EU fines Google a record €4.3B (~$5B) in antitrust case for illegal practices regarding Android mobile devices to strengthen dominance of Google’s search engine  —  Google has been hit with a record-breaking €4.3 billion ($5 billion) fine by EU regulators for breaking antitrust laws.