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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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US patents hit record 333,530 granted in 2019; IBM, Samsung (not the FAANGs) lead the pack – TechCrunch

US patents hit record 333,530 granted in 2019; IBM, Samsung (not the FAANGs) lead the pack – News

We may have moved on from a nearly-daily cycle of news involving tech giants sparring in courts over intellectual property infringement, but patents continue to be a major cornerstone of how companies and people measure their progress and create moats around the work that they have done in hopes of building that into profitable enterprises …

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DuckDuckGo still critical of Google’s EU Android choice screen auction, after wining a universal slot – TechCrunch

DuckDuckGo still critical of Google’s EU Android choice screen auction, after wining a universal slot – News

Google has announced which search engines have won an auction process it has devised for an Android ‘choice screen’ — as its response to an antitrust intervention by the region’s competition regulator. The prompt is shown to users of Android smartphones in the European Union as they set up a device, asking them to choose …

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Paytm targets merchants to fight back Google and Walmart in India’s crowded payments field – TechCrunch

Paytm targets merchants to fight back Google and Walmart in India’s crowded payments field – News

Paytm today announced two new features for businesses as the financial services firm looks to expand its reach in the nation that has quickly become one of the world’s most crowded and competitive payments markets. The Noida-headquartered firm, which raised $1 billion in late November, said its app for businesses now features an “all-in-one” QR …

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