Huawei releases first phones after the Google ban – how are they affected?

Huawei’s latest smartphone, the P40, is out. With an OLED quad curve display, sleek design, stunning camera, and powerful battery, it is an excellent piece of hardware – only one thing, it is missing access to Google Play services. Last year, rising tensions between the US and Huawei led to the decision to force GoogleContinue reading “Huawei releases first phones after the Google ban – how are they affected?”

Will COVID-19 create an e-commerce spurt in India?

Some are looking to SARS for answers to a post-pandemic world. SARS opened up e-commerce for China after the 2002-2003 pandemic with the emergence of Alibaba and Taobao, but the global economy left that pandemic in one piece. The internet was also at a nascent stage. Despite Prime Minister Modi’s controversial demonetisation policies and havingContinue reading “Will COVID-19 create an e-commerce spurt in India?”

The Apple-Google tracking system is being dubbed the “American Health Code” in China. Here’s why that comparison is misleading

On April 10, Apple and Google announced a partnership on a COVID-19 contact tracing technology. Their engineering teams have grouped to create a decentralized contact tracing tool that will help individuals determine whether they have been near someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19. Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android operating systems together have around threeContinue reading “The Apple-Google tracking system is being dubbed the “American Health Code” in China. Here’s why that comparison is misleading”