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2020 device shipments to grow 0.9% to 2.16B thanks to 5G, before 2 further years of decline – TechCrunch

2020 device shipments to grow 0.9% to 2.16B thanks to 5G, before 2 further years of decline – News

The analysts at Gartner have published their annual global device forecast, and while 2020 looks like it may be partly sunny, get ready for more showers and poor weather ahead. The analysts predict that a bump from new 5G technology will lead to total shipments of 2.16 billion units — devices that include PCs, mobile handsets, …

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TechCrunch’s Top 10 investigative reports from 2019 – TechCrunch

TechCrunch’s Top 10 investigative reports from 2019 – News

Facebook spying on teens, Twitter accounts hijacked by terrorists, and sexual abuse imagery found on Bing and Giphy were amongst the ugly truths revealed by TechCrunch’s investigating reporting in 2019. The tech industry needs more watchdogs than ever as its size enlargens the impact of safety failures and the abuse of power. Whether through malice, …

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Foxconn and Fiat Chrysler partner to develop EVs and an ‘internet of vehicles’ business – TechCrunch

Foxconn and Fiat Chrysler partner to develop EVs and an ‘internet of vehicles’ business – News

Foxconn Technology Group, the Taiwanese electronics giant best known for its iPhone manufacturing contract, is forming a joint venture with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to build electric vehicles in China. The joint venture was disclosed in a regulatory filing. Nikkei was first to report the joint venture. According to the filing, each party will own 50% …

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Apple buys edge-based AI startup Xnor.ai for a reported $200M – TechCrunch

Apple buys edge-based AI startup Xnor.ai for a reported $200M – News

Xnor.ai, spun off in 2017 from the nonprofit Allen Institute for AI (AI2), has been acquired by Apple for about $200 million. A source close to the company corroborated a report this morning from GeekWire to that effect. Apple confirmed the reports with its standard statement for this sort of quiet acquisition: “Apple buys smaller …

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MicroEJ is taking over IoT on Earth and beyond – TechCrunch

MicroEJ is taking over IoT on Earth and beyond – News

The internet of things (IoT) market is expanding at a rate where distinguishing it as a separate category is beginning to seem a bit absurd. Increasingly, new products — and updates of existing ones — are smart and/or connected. One company is changing the fundamental calculus behind this shift by lowering the barrier considerably when …

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Dating and fertility apps among those snitching to ‘out of control’ ad tech, report finds – TechCrunch

Dating and fertility apps among those snitching to ‘out of control’ ad tech, report finds – News

The latest report to warn that surveillance capitalism is out of control — and “free” digital services can in fact be very costly to people’s privacy and rights — comes courtesy of the Norwegian Consumer Council, which has published an analysis of how popular apps are sharing user data with the behavioral ad industry. It suggests …

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