Key electronics brands such as Apple and Samsung have been identified by Amnesty International as not doing the necessary checks to prevent cobalt mined by children from getting into their products through lithium-ion batteries.
Pakistan has lifted a ban on YouTube in the country after Google offered a localized version, which the government claims will allow it to ask for the removal of material considered offensive from the website.
Qualcomm is setting up a server chipset design and sales unit with a provincial government in China, a move that could help boost the company's bid to diversify from mobile chips into the server chips market.
Xiaomi said Friday it shipped over 70 million smartphones in 2015, short of an ambitious target it had announced last year.
Amazon's China subsidiary has registered to provide ocean freight services, a move that could help cut costs for Chinese companies looking to move products to U.S. markets, as well as give the retailer greater control over end-to-end delivery.
Samsung Electronics will be making Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon 820 chips for smartphones and other devices, refueling speculation that the chips could find their way into the South Korean giant's premium smartphones.
Microsoft has rolled out on its Windows store a new "Cellular Data" app that allows users of specific Windows 10 devices with a Microsoft SIM card to buy and connect to a nationwide mobile data network using only their Microsoft account.
Mozilla's login system Persona will be shut down on Nov. 30 as its usage is low and has not grown over the last two years.
A workers' group finds the deal insufficient
Samsung Electronics said Friday that its operating profit in the fourth quarter of last year was likely to be 6.1 trillion won (US$5 billion), up by 15 percent from the same quarter a year ago.
Uber has agreed to pay a penalty of US$20,000 in a settlement with New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman for delaying in reporting to drivers the data breach of their personal information in 2014.
Apple's component suppliers are bracing for cuts in sales as the iPhone maker has apparently pared down its forecast for production.
Ford Motor is teaming with drone maker DJI to focus on vehicle-to-drone communications that can be used in emergency zones that are not accessible to ground vehicles, while also exploring technology that will link vehicles with smart home platforms like the Amazon Echo and Wink.
Google has released on Dec. 24 new versions of its Android platform that are licensed for use under a free, open source license provided by Oracle as part of its OpenJDK project, according to its filing in a federal court in California.
Ford is increasing the number of smartphone functions that can be controlled from car interfaces by adding support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and introducing more apps for its Sync in-vehicle connectivity system.