EU’s competition chief Margrethe Vestager said this week that they are studying if regulators a need to push for a common mobile phone charger which the European Commission had been suggesting for more than a decade. It was long pointed out that having different chargers for various phone models contributed to...

A number of companies including YouTube, Apple, Facebook and Spotify have decided to take down all content by Alex Jones, saying that the conspiracy theorist had breached community standards. Jones, who has built a following after founding Infowars in 1999, had his Facebook page removed for uploading content that glorified violence...

Facebook revealed this week that it is cultivating ties with banks which it says can benefit from the social network’s Messenger chat. The tech firm says that financial institutions can improve their customer service by linking financial accounts to the platform’s messaging app. However, it was reported that Facebook is seeking...

New York-based startup Recycle Track Systems was reported to have closed a series A financing round with Volition Capital worth $11.7 million last June. The company focuses on environment-friendly waste removal and recycling which uses ride-sharing technology to connect businesses with haulers and to track the route of garbage cargo from...

Chipmaker TSMC recently disclosed that it had been hit a computer virus last Friday due to a misoperation during a software installation process for a new tool. The semiconductor company, which manufactures processors for the iPhone, says that it has already recovered 80% of its affected equipment. While the company says...

Huawei Technologies is expected to encounter heightened scrutiny in the UK as lawmakers have expressed their concerns on the company’s use of aging software that could facilitate Chinese spying. According to the report of a British government oversight board, the Chinese manufacturer’s use of the VxWorks operating system had technical and...