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Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg, seen in a 2016 file picture with an Oculus headset, has unveiled new virtual reality gear which does not need to be tethered to a phone or computer
Mario Queiroz, vice president of product management at Google, introduces the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones at a product launch event in San Francisco
It’s not clear whether it was Albert Einstein, Mark Twain, Benjamin Franklin or even an unknown Chinese philosopher who was the first to say that the definition of insanity was doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Because it seems like only yesterday - in fact, it was in 2011 - that Google was spending $12.5bn for Motorola Mobility. Well, in a word, renewing its efforts to take on Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL - news) .
Google has bought part of Taiwanese technology company HTC (Shenzhen: 200771.SZ - news) in an effort to further expand its smartphone business. The Silicon Valley tech giant announced that it is spending $1.1bn (£820m) to acquire the team that developed its Pixel smartphone, released in 2016. About 2,000 employees, which represent half of HTC's existing smartphone development workforce, will move to Google as a result of the acquisition.
A report says Google is close to buying a stake in Taiwan-based smartphone maker HTC, whose logo is displayed at the 2017 Mobile World Congress
Smartphone manufacturer HTC (Shenzhen: 200771.SZ - news) is halting trading of its shares from Thursday as rumours suggest it is about to be acquired by Google. The Taiwanese company, which is traded on the Taiwanese Stock Exchange (TWSE), once dominated the smartphone market but now retains only a 2% market share. Reports suggest that an acquisition by Google's parent company Alphabet (Xetra: ABEA.DE - news) could be on the cards for HTC.
Google chief executive Sundar Pichai delivers the keynote address at the 2017 Google I/O Conference, where he stressed the importance of artificial intelligence
If you are a Santander customer, you will soon be able to check your bank account and authorise payments using just your voice. While other banks have used voice biometrics as a logging-in tool, Santander's recent update to its iPhone SmartBank app means it is the first UK high street bank to let customers use speech to carry out actions on their account. Biometric authentication relies on the measurement of some intrinsic characteristic of the user, including fingerprints, eyes, face and voice.