The U.S. Justice Department has secured an agreement with Apple to resolve allegations that Apple illegally discriminated in hiring and recruitment against U.S. citizens
bp has signed a deal in which bp pulse, bp’s EV charging business, will acquire ultra-fast charging hardware units from Tesla for $100 million.
A U.S. judge sentenced a former product manager at OpenSea to three months in prison on Tuesday for buying NFTs he knew would soon be featured on the site’s home page.
A federal judge in the U.S. has denied the Federal Trade Commission’s motion for a preliminary injunction to stop Microsoft's acquisition of Activision.
A federal judge in the U.S. has issued a temporary restraining order blocking Microsoft's acquisition of Activision, pending hearings on the preliminary injunction being sought by the Federal Trade Commission in the case.
Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has been sued by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the U.S, accused of mishandling customer funds and lying to regulators and investors.
Apple has signed a new multiyear, multibillion-dollar agreement with Broadcom, where Broadcom will develop 5G radio frequency components
A U.S. appeals court on Monday sided mostly with Apple over its App Store rules in a suit with Epic Games, siding with Apple in none out of ten matters.
Apple has launched its first savings account, allowing Apple Card owners to open a high-yield savings account through the company.
Apple smartwatches could face an import ban after a U.S. judge ruled that the company infringed on one of Masimo's pulse oximeter patents.
The New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) has reached a $100 million settlement with Coinbase over issues regarding the company’s compliance programs.
Starbucks has launched an NFT Loyalty program - Starbucks Odyssey - in beta to the first Starbucks Rewards members and partners (employees) in the U.S.
American Fintech company ZELF has launched an anonymous and instant Visa debit card that can be replenished with cryptocurrency, as well as other methods of funding the account.
A professor at Morehouse College in Atlanta is to guide students through a course in which Black history is taught entirely through the metaverse.
Bump, an all-in-one financial services platform with tools that help creators better track and manage their money, is working with Highnote, a fully cloud-native modern card issuance and program management platform, and Mastercard to launch the Bump Creator Card.
ImmutableX has officially launched the GameStop NFT Marketplace which unlocks access to web3 games and millions of world-class, NFT gaming assets to tens of millions of GameStop players and GameStop Powerup Pro loyalty customers across the United States.
Apple has partnered with Goldman Sachs to launch a new savings account feature for its Apple Card credit cardholders.
Kiley Grombacher of Bradley/Grombacher LLP have filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of Apple users who allege Facebook and Instagram parent company Meta still tracks their activity on their iPhones even though they "opted out" of tracking.
N!CK'S, Swedish-style better-for-you snacks and treats brand, has launched a limited-edition collection of light ice creams in collaboration with video gaming platform, Minecraft.
YML has launched FIREWATCH, a first-of-its-kind NFT project designed to prevent wildfires and promote reforestation in California.
In the U.S, BBB National Programs' Children's Advertising Review Unit (CARU) has issued a new compliance warning regarding the application of CARU's Self-Regulatory Guidelines for Children's Advertising to advertising practices directed to children in the metaverse.
Samsung and iFixit have launched a self-repair program for Galaxy devices, coming as a response to Apple’s Self Service Repair program.
The city of Miami has partnered with Time, Mastercard, and Salesforce to launch a collection of 5000 NFTs created by local artists.
A class-action lawsuit was filed Monday against Apple accusing the company of profiting illegally from payment card issuers, according to attorneys at the law firm Hagens Berman in Seattle, California.
Workers at Apple’s Townson Mall retail store near Baltimore, Maryland, on Saturday voted in favour of joining a union, becoming the first U.S. locations to unionize.
The European Union has agreed to mandate USB-C as a common charging standard, and now it looks like at least some U.S. lawmakers want the U.S. to follow suit.
Dashible is to launch an NFT marketplace specifically designed for local businesses. The NFT marketplace will allow local businesses of all sizes to create and sell NFTs.
Square is working with Apple to enable Tap to Pay on iPhone, Apple’s contactless payment acceptance capability, within the Square Point of Sale app.
The United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York and the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the FBI, announced today the unsealing of an Indictment charging Nathaniel Chastain with wire fraud and money laundering
Ericsson and Intel have launched a tech hub in California, USA, focusing on the benefits that Ericsson Cloud RAN and Intel technology can bring to: improving energy efficiency and network performance, reducing time to market, and monetizing new business opportunities
Nokia has launched its Advanced Security Testing and Research (ASTaR) lab, located in Dallas, Texas. It is the first end-to-end 5G testing lab in the U.S. focused solely on cybersecurity.
Samsung are to deploy 5G Open Radio Access Network solutions across DISH Wireless SMART 5G network, in a multi-year deal worth over $1 billion.
Apple has entered the water bottle industry and launched a new water bottle called HidrateSpark, which can be synced to Apple Health via Bluetooth.
Yesterday, we reported how BlackBerry wanted to settle a long-running lawsuit that claimed BlackBerry committed fraud by pumping up the profitability of its defunct BlackBerry 10 line of phones.
BlackBerry wants to settle a long-running lawsuit that claimed BlackBerry committed fraud by pumping up the profitability of its defunct BlackBerry 10 line of phones.
The US Department of Defense (DoD), in collaboration with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) Institute for Telecommunication Sciences (ITS), has launched the 5G Challenge Preliminary Event: RAN Subsystem Interoperability.
BlackBerry has become a member of the Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative (JCDC), led by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the US's cyber defence agency.
Apple Business Essentials is now available to all small businesses in the US, along with new AppleCare+ for Business Essentials options that can be added to any plan.
BlackBerry is offering BlackBerry Protect for free to U.S. government and financial institutions in the United States, which are chief among the organizations most likely to be impacted first by cyberattacks against institutions in the United States.
BMW and T-Mobile have created the first-ever 5G connected cars in the US, debuting the 2022 BMW iX and i4 models which now work with the company's 5G network
The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has awarded Verizon Public Sector three Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) task order awards worth $966.5 million.
CityFibre and BAI Communications (BAI) are to support the delivery of a new 5G small cell network that will provide a platform for business growth and innovation across the city.
The US Senate Judiciary Committee marked up the “Open App Markets Act.” The bill, introduced by Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), passed out of the committee with a landslide vote.
A US federal judge has dismissed a class-action lawsuit that accused Apple of misleading customers about the iPhone’s level of resistance to water exposure.
Samsung and Amdocs will collaborate to deliver end-to-end 4G and 5G private network solutions to U.S. enterprises to help businesses across key industries leverage next-generation communications applications and services.
Viral word game, ‘Wordle’, has been acquired by The New York Times. Wordle was acquired from its creator, Josh Wardle, a software engineer in Brooklyn, for a price “in the low seven figures,” The Times said. The company said the game would initially remain free to new and existing players.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has voted unanimously to revoke China Unicom's operator’s licence to do business in the US, citing concerns over national security.
Verizon Business and Atos are teaming up to power intelligent IoT solutions with private 5G multi-access edge computing for businesses, government and communities worldwide.
US federal safety officials are directing operators of some Boeing planes to adopt extra procedures when landing on wet or snowy runways near impending 5G service
Verizon’s 5G millimeter wave (mmWave) network is now being used by Arizona State University (ASU) at a 5G Innovation Hub located at the university’s Learning Futures Collaboratory, Studios and Emporium.
CTIA has launched its 5G Security Test Bed (STB), a security testing and validation initiative dedicated to commercial 5G networks.
The National Security Agency (NSA), Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) have teamed up to combat cyber threats
BlackBerry is introducing a new feature to BlackBerry Jarvis, the company's software composition analysis tool, that enables those doing business with the U.S. Federal Government
AT&T and Verizon have said they will briefly delay a planned deployment of 5G services, reversing course in an ongoing fight with the aviation industry.
A U.S. judge has thrown out BlackBerry's bid to dismiss a long-running lawsuit claiming it defrauded shareholders
Verizon has announced a 5G Edge computing partnership with Google Cloud and Ericsson.
With the help of Visa and touchless payments company tiptap, the Salvation Army is rolling out a contactless donation program at 2,000 kettle locations around the US.
US President Joe Biden has signed legislation to prevent companies like Huawei or ZTE, deemed security threats, from receiving new equipment licences from US regulators.
Ericsson and AT&T today announced a five-year agreement to accelerate the expansion of AT&T 5G, in a deal that helps support deployment of AT&T’s recently acquired C-band spectrum and the launch of 5G Standalone.
Nokia is working with non-profit organization, DigitalC, to deliver much needed high-speed internet connectivity to underserved homes in Cleveland, Ohio, using its Digital Automation Cloud (DAC) end-to-end private wireless solution.
AT&T has entered into a three-year Collaborative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) to develop 5G and edge computing maritime technologies.
A judge in California has issued a permanent injunction in the antitrust case involving Apple's mobile app payment policies and Epic Games. U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez-Rogers ruled that Apple must let developers direct customers to payment methods outside of the company's App Store.
Apple has lined up the first U.S. states to allow drivers to store their licenses within Apple Wallet, with Arizona and Georgia the first states to offer Apple Wallet functionality.
Verizon has launched its private edge computing solution as an on-premises option for business, tapping into Microsoft's Azure Stack Edge.
Infinera and South Reach Networks announced today that SRN’s southeast U.S. long-haul and metro networks are now live.
Back in January, Apple launched its Racial Equity and Justice Initiative in the United States with the goal of "building a more just, more equitable world " and an initial commitment of $100 million. Today, the company is recommitting an extra $30 million to the initiative.
Ericsson has expanded its portfolio of 5G radios with three new offerings geared toward urban environments.
A number of changes coming to the Apple App Store, pending court approval, will resolve a class-action suit from US developers.
Nokia has been selected by Union Wireless to swap out its existing RAN equipment with Nokia’s AirScale 4G/5G radio portfolio to modernize its network while supporting the Secure and Trusted Telecommunications Act.
Apple Card ranked highest among the Midsize Credit Card segment in the J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Credit Card Satisfaction Study and received a chart-topping score of 864.
HSBC Bank USA and Microsoft will provide grants and resources to support Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization.
IBM and Verizon are expanding the capabilities at IBM’s Industry Solution Lab in Coppell, Texas, to include a testbed environment for developing and testing innovative 5G-enabled use cases for Industry 4.0 applications.
The National Security Agency (NSA) has awarded a contract worth up to $10 billion to Amazon , setting off another fight between Amazon and Microsoft over national security contracts
This year, Apple is bringing Student IDs on iPhone and Apple Watch to Canada and more US universities. For the first time, mobile student IDs can be added to the Wallet app in Canada
Verizon and Samsung have completed an end-to-end fully virtualized 5G data session over C-band spectrum in a live network environment. The new milestone was reached in preparation for its upcoming 5G Ultra Wideband expansion using its newly acquired C Band spectrum.
In the U.S., the Biden administration and Western allies have formally blamed China for a massive hack of Microsoft Exchange email server software and asserted that criminal hackers associated with the Chinese government have carried out ransomware and other illicit cyber operations.
Ericsson and Verizon have announced a landmark $8.3 billion, multi-year agreement, where Ericsson will deliver 5G solutions, including Massive MIMO, Ericsson Cloud RAN and software to strengthen and expand Verizon 5G network in the US.
Apple is accelerating its support for affordable housing initiatives and over the past 18 months the company says it has deployed more than $1 billion for projects across California. Apple’s financial commitment has already helped thousands of people in the state become homeowners for the first time.
Verizon Business and Mastercard have announced a strategic partnership expected to drive transformational solutions for the global payments and commerce ecosystem. From contactless shopping and autonomous checkout technology to Cloud Point of Sale (POS) solutions....
Verizon and Huawei have reached a settlement in a patent litigation lawsuit. dating back to 2019 when Huawei said it approached Verizon about licensing some of its technologies. After nearly a year of negotiations, talks between the two companies broke down on January 21st, 2020, and Huawei went on to file multiple lawsuits....
Vodafone has teamed up with Cisco to launch ‘Complete Connectivity’, a new broadband and WiFi solution powered by Cisco Meraki. Designed for small and medium businesses (10 – 250 employees), it offers reliable and secure broadband connectivity across sites, with advanced security features to ensure SMEs have everything required to stay connected, secure and in complete control.
Nokia will deploy its 5G standalone (SA) Core for DISH on Amazon Web Services (AWS). While DISH previously announced agreements with both companies, this news marks the world’s first deployment of 5G in the public cloud, supporting DISH’s cloud-native, OpenRAN-based 5G network with high-level scale, performance and security.
A U.S. federal appeals court has Friday to hear Huawei's request to throw out a rule used to bar rural phone carriers on national security grounds from using government funds to purchase its equipment. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Federal Communications Commission was fully within its power and competence to issue the rule barring “Universal Service Fund” subsidies recipients from buying equipment or services from companies deemed national security risks.
Teampay has teamed up with Mastercard to launch ' Catalyst by Teampay', a new digital corporate card that combines the technology of Teampay’s platform with Mastercard’s industry-leading capabilities, ushering in a new era of a premium commercial card experience for executives.
Nokia has opened its first Open RAN (O-RAN) Collaboration and Testing Centre at its offices in Dallas, Texas. The centre is designed to support the development of partnerships among O-RAN vendors that will help with the verification, introduction, and launch of O-RAN compliant solutions to market.
Verizon Business has launched 'On Site 5G', which is the network’s first commercially available, private 5G network solution in the US. Custom-designed and managed by Verizon, On Site 5G networks will allow large enterprise and public sector customers to bring Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband capabilities to indoor or outdoor facilities where high 5G speed, high-capacity, low-latency connectivity is crucial, regardless of whether the premises is within a public 5G Ultra Wideband coverage area.
Amazon Music has launched DJ Mode, a new, on-demand listening experience that combines the personalization, control of streaming with the vibrancy and personality of DJ-hosted radio—all in one destination. Listeners in the U.S. can opt in today to check out new, DJ-hosted stations across hip-hop, country, and pop, featuring music insights from industry experts and tastemakers, and drop-ins from top artists, plus music facts and trivia from Alexa.
Nokia and AT&T have successfully completed the first call on AT&T’s network utilizing C-Band spectrum, which was awarded just three months ago. The call was made using a 5G smartphone form factor mobile test device powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 5G Modem-RF System using the Nokia AirScale baseband and 5G massive MIMO (mMIMO) 64T64R C-Band radio.
ManTech and Google Cloud are to provide cloud and analytics services to the U.S. federal government. The partnership represents a strategic focus to jointly serve the mission needs of the federal government.
At an age when high-speed internet has become the driving force behind education, healthcare, business and commerce, there are those who have been left stranded on the other side of the digital divide.
Samsung has expanded its Galaxy Upcycling programme with Galaxy Upcycling at Home. The initiative gives new life to older Galaxy smartphones by converting them into a variety of Smart Home devices through a simple software update
Nokia today announced an agreement with the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) to aid and expedite its member companies’ broadband service rollouts and expansions.
Varonis Data Security Platform now supports Microsoft's U.S. Government Community Cloud (GCC/Impact Level 2) and U.S. Government Community Cloud High (GCC-High/Impact Level 4) environments.
The US Supreme Court has sided with Google against Oracle in a long-running copyright dispute over some of the code used in Android.
A federal jury in Texas has directed that Apple must pay about $308.5 million to Personalized Media Communications LLC (PMC) for infringing a patent associated with digital rights management.
Nokia has signed a five-year deal with AT&T to deploy the mobile operator’s C-Band network in parts of the U.S. By deploying 5G in C-Band spectrum with Nokia
Kyocera has launched its first 5G ultra-rugged Android smartphone, DuraForce Ultra 5G UW, which delivers ultra-durability, ultra-fast speeds and ultra-low latency on the Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband (UW) network.
BlackBerry has brought new technology advancements to BlackBerry AtHoc that will improve how U.S. Federal agencies communicate and collaborate during times of crisis
Vodafone is donating 10,000 dongle devices to Business2Schools, which will distribute them to schools in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Heads can give them to children who still lack the connectivity they need
Amazon and Salvatore Ferragamo have jointly filed two lawsuits against four individuals and three entities for counterfeiting Ferragamo’s products.