Smartphone shipments to rebound in 2019

KUCHING: According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, worldwide smartphone shipments are expected to decline by three per cent in 2018 before returning to low single-digit growth in 2019 and through 2022. It stated: “While the on-going US-China trade war has the industry on edge, IDC still believes that continued […]

T-Mobile, Sprint see Huawei shun clinching US deal, sources say

WASHINGTON, Dec 15 ― T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp believe their foreign owners' offer to stop using Huawei Technologies equipment will help with the United States clearing their US$26 billion (RM108 billion) merger deal, sources said,…

Canadian court grants bail to CFO of China's Huawei

VANCOUVER, Dec 12 — A Canadian court yesterday granted bail to a top executive of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd while she awaits a hearing for extradition to the United States, a move that could help placate Chinese officials…

Huawei exec seeks Canada bail, proposes electronic monitoring

VANCOUVER: A top executive of Chinese telecom giant Huawei sought release from Canadian detention, offering to submit to strict electronic monitoring, as Beijing escalates its protests over her arrest on a US warrant. Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s chief financial officer, faces US fraud charges related to alleged sanctions-breaking dealings with Iran, and has been awaiting a Canadian […]

Apple phones still sold in China despite ban

BEIJING, Dec 11 — Apple stores in China continued with business as usual today despite a court-ordered ban on iPhone sales, but the US tech giant faces a growing nationalist backlash over the US-sought arrest of a Huawei executive. According to US…

Huawei CFO back in Canada court as bail hearing set to wrap

VANCOUVER, Dec 11 — A top executive at Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies is set to return to a Vancouver courtroom today, as the judge weighs final issues in determining whether she should be freed on bail while awaiting extradition…

Shopback: Desktop remains effective channel to drive high-value orders

KUCHING: Shopback’s analysis has determined that while mobile continues to overtake desktop on the browsing and purchasing rates, desktop remains an effective channel to drive high-value orders. To answer the question of whether mobile has usurped desktop as the leading platform in driving online purchases, Shopback presented its findings in terms of usage, transaction numbers, […]

Who is China’s Huawei Technologies and why is it controversial?

BEIJING, Dec 6 — The arrest in Canada of Meng Wanzhou, a top executive at China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and daughter of the founder and CEO, jolted the global business community on Thursday and raised fears that a truce in the US-China…

Attack of the small screens: Africa eyes mobile gaming boom

CAPE TOWN: An army of humans laid waste to an alien colony as South African video game maker Simon Spreckley enthusiastically controlled the action using his phone’s touch screen. “The penetration of mobile devices in Africa is huge. People often have two or three phones, which is pretty crazy,” said Spreckley, 40, who wore a […]

The empire strikes back, Microsoft returns to the top of the world

  WASHINGTON: Microsoft is back at the top of the technology world following an extraordinary comeback to close the gap with Apple, some three years into a transformation of the one-time leader by chief executive Satya Nadella. Microsoft regained its title as the world’s most valuable company when it closed Friday at a higher market […]