Displaying items by tag: Trade war

The global refurbished smartphone market saw a drop of 9% year-on-year in 2020, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research says, adding that the first half of the year saw a 16% fall before a rebound occurred in the latter half.

Published in Mobility

The US smartphone market saw a 5% year-on-year decline in shipments for the second quarter of 2020, the technology analyst firm Canalys says, adding that 31.9 million units were shipped in toto.

Published in Mobility

In what is one more indicator of the growing rift between the US and China, a report claims moves are being made by the Trump administration to ask semiconductor giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, the world's biggest contract chip maker, to set up a factory in the US.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Global ratings agency S&P Global Ratings has forecast that IT spending will grow between 2% and 3% in the year ahead, an improvement from 2019.

Published in Business Intelligence

Huawei's newest flagship, the Mate 30 Pro, is its most powerful smartphone yet, and while the full Android 10 experience isn't (officially) available, this is still arguably the most powerful smartphone thus far on Planet Earth and can still pack a tech-laden punch.

Published in Home Tech

Bitcoin’s new normal bottom is US$10,000, according to the chief of one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations, deVere Group.

Published in Market

An official in the Trump administration has given a strong hint that the strictures placed on the Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies by Washington are all part of a gambit to help the US strike a trade deal with China.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Apple chief executive Tim Cook says he does not anticipate that China will target Apple as a means of retaliating for US actions in the ongoing trade war.

Published in Strategy

The US ban on Huawei is preventing rural wireless operators in the country from upgrading their gear, with many companies that provide service in such areas having used the cheaper equipment that the Chinese company sells.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Google has shocked the world by banning Huawei from future OS versions and security updates, but existing Huawei handsets will continue getting Google Play app updates, while Huawei promises it will issue security updates instead.

Published in Development
Thursday, 13 September 2018 11:51

Apple counting on fear and greed to sell new products

Given that Apple has decided to hike the prices of its iPhones — which were announced overnight — it would be reasonable to assume that the company is gearing up for the trade spat between China and the US to intensify.

Published in Open Sauce

Politicians in the US are up in arms over President Donald Trump's move to ease the seven-year export ban imposed on Chinese telecommunications company ZTE, characterising the company as a security threat and insisting they will not take a backward step on legislation putting curbs on the company.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Chinese telecommunications firm ZTE has halted its main business activities in the US after a seven-year ban was imposed on American companies supplying it with components.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Facing a seven-year ban on buying components from US companies, the Chinese telecommunications firm ZTE has asked the US Government for a stay of the ban.

Published in Government Tech Policy

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