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Apple on April 21 unveiled its biggest expansion of services in a decade, launching streaming music in 52 new countries while adding new markets for some of its other services. With the rollout, Apple Music will be available in 167 countries, including 25 new ones in Africa.

Apple Music expands to 52 new countries in global services push

The move, part of the biggest expansion of Apple services in a decade, brings Apple Music to a total of 167 markets, including 25 new African countries added Tuesday.
FThe Facebook logo is displayed on a mobile phone in this picture illustration taken December 2, 2019.

Facebook cancels F8 developers conference due to coronavirus, will host online presentations

Facebook’s F8 conference in the Silicon Valley city of San Jose -- which had been set for early May -- typically draws thousands of software makers from around the world who collaborate with the tech giant on its platform.
Screenshots of Facebook Dating, a mobile-only matchmaking service which just launched in the US.

Facebook Dating is now available in the US

Facebook Dating lets users create a separate dating profile not visible to their contacts on the platform. Facebook’s dating service had already been launched in 19 countries.
The logo of Amazon is seen at their new warehouse during its opening announcement on the outskirts of Mexico City, Mexico July 30, 2019.

Amazon fined 4 million euros over marketplace clauses in France

TheDGCCRF filed its lawsuit in 2017 after a two-year investigation into third-party vendor platforms, which found several clauses potentially unfair to the 10,000 small and midsize French companies selling on Amazon.
Representations of virtual currency are displayed in front of the Libra logo in this illustration picture, June 21, 2019.

Privacy watchdogs warn Facebook over Libra cryptocurrency

Privacy watchdogs from countries like Australia, the US, EU, Britain, and Canada issued an open letter calling on Facebook to respond to more than a dozen concerns over how it will handle sensitive personal information of users of the digital currency.
Employees wait for a shuttle bus at a 5G testing park at Huawei's headquarters in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China May 29, 2019.

France begins process for 5G connectivity, commercial rollout in 2020

France has started allocating 5G networks to telecom operators. Commercial rollout of 5G is expected by the end of 2020.
Analysts voice doubts that Facebook will fully enter the Chinese market any time soon. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Facebook tests ‘China potential’ with sneaky app

Facebook has acknolwedged it was behind the Colorful Balloons application, which is quite similar to its Moments app but doesn’t come with Facebook-branding.
A woman takes a selfie with a Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone.

Samsung investigating Galaxy S8 ‘iris hack’

The launch of the Galaxy S8 was a key step for the world’s largest smartphone maker as it sought to move on from last year’s humiliating withdrawal of the fire-prone Galaxy Note 7s, which hammered the firm’s once-stellar reputation.
The world’s biggest smartphone maker Samsung blamed faulty batteries on Monday for the fires that led to last year’s humiliating recall of its flagship Galaxy Note 7 device.

Samsung blames Galaxy Note 7 fires on faulty batteries

The world’s biggest smartphone maker Samsung blamed faulty batteries on Monday for the fires that led to last year’s humiliating recall of its flagship Galaxy Note 7 device.
WhatsApp is vulnerable to interception, the Guardian newspaper reported on Friday, sparking concern over an app advertised as putting an emphasis on privacy

WhatsApp not safe: Report claims messages exchanged susceptible to snooping

The Facebook-owned mobile messaging service WhatsApp is vulnerable to interception, the Guardian newspaper reported on Friday, sparking concern over an app advertised as putting an emphasis on privacy

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