COMPANY NEWS by NEC/Telefonica: Telecommunications service provider Telefonica and NEC Corporation have entered an agreement to conduct Open Radio Access Network (Open RAN) pre-commercial trials in Telefonica's four core global markets of Spain, Germany, the UK and Brazil.
The United States is going ahead with a plan to impose tariffs of about US$880 million (A$1.2 billion) annually on goods from six countries that have levied taxes on digital companies.
Polish video game developer CD Projekt, a company that is known for its game series The Witcher and the CyberPunk 2077 project, says it has suffered an attack from unspecified ransomware, but claims that users' personal data has not been affected.
Global smartphone sales to end-users fell by 5.7% year-on-year to 366 million units in the third quarter, the technology analyst firm Gartner says, adding that the Chinese vendor Xiaomi moved ahead of Apple during the quarter to become the third-ranked smartphone vendor globally.
Russian security firm Kaspersky is on its Linux propaganda blitz again, this time with a claim that there is a Linux port of a trojan known as RansomEXX. However the company has conspicuously left out one much-needed fact from its post about this malware: the infection vector.
Officials from Brazilian telecommunications companies have snubbed a visiting US official who has been making the rounds and pushing various countries to exclude Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies from their 5G rollouts.
Online automotive, motorcycle and marine classifieds vendor carsales says it will soon launch a beta of Placie, its digital mobility platform. The new app is claimed to help combine, compare and book multiple modes of transport.
Google has held out a nice, juicy carrot overnight, hoping that Australia will bite and agree to the terms that it wants for the media code that is being negotiated with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
Sundar Pichai, the head of Alphabet, the parent company of Google, has announced that the company will put up US$1 billion (A$1.39 billion) for an initiative called the Google News Showcase, which would "pay publishers to create and curate high-quality content for a different kind of online news experience".
After what seems like an eternity, a security company has dared to mention the unmentionable: the US does have advanced persistent threats or nation-state attack groups which are active.
Brisbane-based payment solutions provider Cohort Go has incorporated in Brazil and partnered with local Brazilian bank, Itau, to provide what it claims is an “easier, more cost-effective money transfer solution” for Brazilian students studying internationally.
Software behemoth Microsoft has slipped under the radar while other companies like Facebook have been criticised for hate speech, but the Redmond firm is up to its neck in providing services to law enforcement based on its cloud and other platforms.
Payment provider Mastercard has begun technical preparations for global expansion of the Click to Play online checkout, along with American Express, Discover and Visa.
The British Government will reportedly set a deadline of 2025 for the removal of gear made by Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies from its 5G networks, a newspaper claims as reported by Reuters.
Search behemoth Google has announced a licensing program to pay publishers in Germany, Brazil and Australia for what it describes as a "new news experience launching later this year".
Global fintech as a service Rapyd has undertaken a major expansion of its Disburse mass-payment platform.
Australian-listed space technology operator Kleos Space has signed its first South American order, with an order by a Brazillian-based integrator.
Brazil-based fraud prevention and management company ClearSale has announced the commencement of operations in Australia, driven by the need to counter issues commonly faced by e-commerce practitioners.
Organisations in Australia achieve more than double what they expect when they invest in data management, but still want more, the enterprise data management company Veritas says, based on a study that was carried out across 15 countries.
The Facebook-owned messaging application WhatsApp has started limiting to five the number of times a user can forward a message, with the change coming in on Monday.
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