• Sky News

    UK set to phase out Huawei from 5G network in major U-turn - reports

    The UK is poised to end the use of Huawei technology in its 5G network as soon as this year over security concerns, according to reports. Boris Johnson is set for a major policy change after GCHQ is believed to have reassessed the risks posed by the Chinese company, The Sunday Telegraph said. The prime minister decided in January to allow Huawei to play a limited role in the UK's 5G network as he defied security concerns, particularly from the US, about the firm.

  • UK set to ‘end use’ of Huawei technology in 5G network
    The Independent

    UK set to ‘end use’ of Huawei technology in 5G network

    The UK is set to end the use of Huawei technology in its 5G network as soon as this year amid security concerns, according to reports.Boris Johnson is poised to strike a major policy change after GCHQ is believed to have reassessed the risks posed by the Chinese tech company, newspapers have stated.

  • Globe Newswire

    The Global Automotive Audio Speakers Market is expected to grow by USD 3.65 bn during 2020-2024 progressing at a CAGR of 4% during the forecast period

    Global Automotive Audio Speakers Market 2020-2024 The analyst has been monitoring the automotive audio speakers market and it is poised to grow by USD 3. 65 bn during 2020-2024 progressing at a CAGR of 4% during the forecast period.New York, July 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "Global Automotive Audio Speakers Market 2020-2024" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p05251458/?utm_source=GNW Our reports on automotive audio speakers market provides a holistic analysis, market size and forecast, trends, growth drivers, and challenges, as well as vendor analysis covering around 25 vendors. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current global market scenario, the latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. The market is driven by the availability of cost-effective aftermarket speakers. The automotive audio speakers market analysis includes application segment and geographic landscape. The automotive audio speakers market is segmented as below: By Application • Passenger vehicles • Commercial vehicles By Geographic Landscapes • APAC • Europe • North America • South America • MEA This study identifies the emergence of IoT-enabled smart speakers as one of the prime reasons driving the automotive audio speakers market growth during the next few years. The analyst presents a detailed picture of the market by the way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources by an analysis of key parameters. Our automotive audio speakers market covers the following areas: • Automotive audio speakers market sizing • Automotive audio speakers market forecast • Automotive audio speakers market industry analysis Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p05251458/?utm_source=GNW About Reportlinker ReportLinker is an award-winning market research solution. Reportlinker finds and organizes the latest industry data so you get all the market research you need - instantly, in one place. __________________________ CONTACT: Clare: clare@reportlinker.com US: (339)-368-6001 Intl: +1 339-368-6001

  • Struggling for shut-eye in lockdown? Sleep-tracking devices may help
    The Guardian

    Struggling for shut-eye in lockdown? Sleep-tracking devices may help

    Struggling for shut-eye in lockdown? Sleep-tracking devices may helpThe lowdown on free apps, sensors you wear and a mat you slip under your mattress

  • Should you buy… the Surface Go 2?
    PA Media: Tech

    Should you buy… the Surface Go 2?

    Microsoft makes a fresh attempt at the lower end of the tablet-laptop hybrid market.

  • Victoria contact tracers access Covidsafe data 99 times but no identified close contacts reported
    The Guardian

    Victoria contact tracers access Covidsafe data 99 times but no identified close contacts reported

    Victoria contact tracers access Covidsafe data 99 times but no identified close contacts reported. Downloads of coronavirus app data have more than tripled amid state’s recent outbreak

  • Globe Newswire

    The Global Digital Photo Frame Market is expected to grow by USD 9.40 mn during 2020-2024 progressing at a CAGR of 1% during the forecast period

    Global Digital Photo Frame Market 2020-2024 The analyst has been monitoring the digital photo frame market and it is poised to grow by USD 9. 40 mn during 2020-2024 progressing at a CAGR of 1% during the forecast period.New York, July 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "Global Digital Photo Frame Market 2020-2024" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p05445255/?utm_source=GNW Our reports on the digital photo frame market provides a holistic analysis, market size and forecast, trends, growth drivers, and challenges, as well as vendor analysis covering around 25 vendors. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current global market scenario, the latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. The market is driven by product innovations and premiumization. The digital photo frame market analysis includes distribution channel segment and geographic landscape. The digital photo frame market is segmented as below: By Distribution Channel • Offline • Online • By Power Source • Electricity-Powered • Battery-Powered By Geographic Landscapes • North America • Europe • APAC • South America • MEA This study identifies the rising popularity of interior design as one of the prime reasons driving the digital photo frame market growth during the next few years. The analyst presents a detailed picture of the market by the way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources by an analysis of key parameters. Our digital photo frame market covers the following areas: • Digital photo frame market sizing • Digital photo frame market forecast • Digital photo frame market industry analysis Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p05445255/?utm_source=GNW About Reportlinker ReportLinker is an award-winning market research solution. Reportlinker finds and organizes the latest industry data so you get all the market research you need - instantly, in one place. __________________________ CONTACT: Clare: clare@reportlinker.com US: (339)-368-6001 Intl: +1 339-368-6001

  • UK can't stop China's 'misuse of data' if Huawei 5G deal goes ahead, US ambassador to London warns
    The Telegraph

    UK can't stop China's 'misuse of data' if Huawei 5G deal goes ahead, US ambassador to London warns

    The UK cannot stop China's "misuse of data" if it continues to allow Huawei into its nascent 5G mobile network, Donald Trump's ambassador to London has warned. Mr Johnson is understood to be planning an about-turn on his decision to allow the Chinese infrastructure firm's involvement in Britain’s 5G network in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, after strong criticism from the US, Australia and other countries, as well as senior Tory MPs. Robert Wood Johnson, the US ambassador in the UK, warned that "trust, especially in something as important as a 5G network, cannot exist with a company such as Huawei that answers to an authoritarian government like China’s". Writing on July 4 - America's Independence Day in Saturday's Telegraph - Mr Johnson added: "There is simply no way to prevent China’s misuse of data. "The Chinese Communist Party acquires technology and intellectual property through licit and illicit means, through collaboration and deception, by state-subsidised investment and joint research, but also through outright theft." He added: "The United States, therefore, is deeply concerned about the serious risk companies like Huawei pose to US national security and the security of advanced technology producing countries like the United Kingdom. It is far better to strengthen ties to trusted vendors and countries who believe in free, fair, and balanced trade." Mr Johnson also paid tribute to the Special Relationship between the UK and US, describing it as "an enduring friendship built on the ideals that define both our countries -- freedom, democracy, the rule of law, and human dignity. These values guarantee our shared prosperity and security, and make the Special Relationship a global force for good". Victor Zhang, a Vice President at Huawei, said: "These accusations are categorically untrue and we note that, yet again, the US has failed to provide any evidence to support its claims against Huawei. We will invest £20 billion this year in R&D;, that’s where our tech leadership comes from. “We have worked closely with the National Cyber Security Centre here in the UK for the past ten years to ensure the highest level of transparency and security. “Our sole focus remains the roll out of secure and reliable 5G across the UK”. In January, Mr Johnson allowed Huawei in future 5G networks, as long as the Chinese company was declared a “high-risk vendor” and therefore subject to a 35 per cent cap on its share of the market. However critics argue that a Chinese company poses an unacceptable long-term security risk to western phone network.

  • Teenage entrepreneur develops wearable technology to combat spread of Covid-19
    PA Media: Tech

    Teenage entrepreneur develops wearable technology to combat spread of Covid-19

    Max Melia, 15, created the device after his parents fell ill with Covid-19.

  • Planning committee was 'censored' during debate over £1bn Huawei lab, local councillor claims
    The Telegraph

    Planning committee was 'censored' during debate over £1bn Huawei lab, local councillor claims

    The controversial Chinese technology giant Huawei won approval for a £1bn research lab near Cambridge after the local authority “censored” discussion of national security, a member of the planning committee has claimed. Deborah Roberts, the only councillor who voted against Huawei’s plans, said South Cambridgeshire District Council’s refusal to allow the planning committee to discuss national security concerns was a form of censorship. Members of the planning committee were told that there was “considerable local, national and international interest” in the application, and were told not to base their decision on political or security concerns. Ms Roberts said: “We were absolutely censored.” US politicians, including secretary of state Mike Pompeo and Woody Johnson, its the US ambassador to the UK, Woody Johnson, were reported to have raised concerns about Huawei’s plans for the 550-acre site, which it will turn into a 400-person research lab. Ms Roberts said she was “horrified” that the decision on Huawei’s plans “was given to the butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker” rather than considered by security officials. The approval of the Huawei’s plans was made despite campaigning against the application. Neil O’Brien, a Conservative MP who co-founded the China Research Group, urged the Government to delay the decision until after the publication of a review by the National Cyber Security Centre into the effects of US sanctions on Huawei. A spokesman for South Cambridgeshire District Council said: “It was important that members focused solely on national and local planning rules, and their decision was based upon these considerations alone.”

  • Two-thirds want tighter regulation around AI, figures show
    PA Media: Tech

    Two-thirds want tighter regulation around AI, figures show

    Research into public trust around artificial intelligence found many want decisions made by the technology to still be checked by humans.

  • Globe Newswire

    The robotic lawn mower market by revenue is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 12% during the period 2019–2025

    In-depth Analysis and Data-driven Insights on the Impact of COVID-19 Included in this Global Robotic Lawn Mower Market Report. The robotic lawn mower market by revenue is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 12% during the period 2019–2025.New York, July 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "Robotic Lawn Mowers Market - Global Outlook and Forecast 2020-2025" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p05779102/?utm_source=GNW The global robotic lawn mower market size is expected to reach revenue of $1.3 billion in 2020, growing at a CAGR of over 12% during the period 2019–2025. The YOY growth of robotic lawnmowers will be in the double-digit due to the high demand from Europe, North America, and APAC, coupled with the rise in awareness of these devices in developing countries. The market demand will be fueled by the growth of the residential sector in these regions. The US and the UK incline to improve an aesthetic appeal through landscaping. Therefore, the demand for professional landscaping services is growing. As robotic lawnmowers appropriately appeal to a more niche target audience, the market has witnessed growth to pre-recessionary levels. In developed countries, the increase in the construction industry will contribute to the demand for robotic lawnmowers. The global supply chain of garden products, finished goods, parts, and accessories has been facing disruptions owing to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. OEMs depend on a complex global supply chain, which is mostly centered around China. Although garden product manufacturers keep sufficient inventories of lawnmowers and related accessories, and markets such as the US are witnessing stable demand in garden machinery despite the pandemic, the overall impact of COVID-19 on the robotic lawn mower market remains low. The following factors are likely to contribute to the growth of the robotic lawn mower market during the forecast period: • Growing Convergence of Consumer Electronics & IoT • Increased Adoption of Green Spaces & Green Roofs • Resolution of Safety Hazards of Traditional Lawn Mowers • Growing Marketing Efforts and Promotional Activities The study considers the present scenario of the robotic lawn mower market and its market dynamics for the period 2019?2025. It covers a detailed overview of several market growth enablers, restraints, and trends. The report offers both the demand and supply aspect of the market. It profiles and examines leading companies and other prominent ones operating in the market. ROBOTIC LAWN MOWER MARKET SEGMENTATION This research report includes a detailed segmentation by lawn area, end-user, technology, distribution, and geography. Robotic lawnmowers suitable for small-sized lawns are popular in North America and Europe. In Europe, the demand for small-sized garden equipment is high, as most European lawns and gardens tend to be smaller than the US. The market demand for medium-sized mowers is growing slowly across the world. The market landscape has been changing with vendors launching robotic lawn mower models specifically designed for lawn maintenance. Hence, several medium-sized mowers in stadiums in Europe and North America have adopted commercial robotic mowers in a bid to reduce dependence on manual labor and traditional lawnmowers. The non-smart segment is expected to reach over $2 billion in 2025 during the period 2019?2025 on account of the low costs of basic models among consumers. The non-smart robotic lawn mower market share is expected to decline owing to the increasing popularity of smart models. The smart segment is expected to reach 344.22 thousand units by 2025. In the era of Industry 4.0, the garden equipment industry is increasingly heading toward a world of machine learning and artificial intelligence. Robotic lawnmowers can leverage the benefits of machine learning to achieve greater efficiency, enhance product quality, and optimize workflows. The distribution environment is rapidly evolving, with systems and processes being upgraded at a rapid pace. Changes are being spurred by expanding competition, accelerating digitization, constant disintermediation, and consumerization of expectations. B2B commerce is witnessing the increase in expectations that are associated mainly with B2C, such as transparent pricing and communities and social connections. This is expected to continue further with a focus on lowering costs, improving efficiencies, and opening to new opportunities. With the robotic lawn mower market being highly time-sensitive, distributors are increasingly focusing on extending their reach to improve the speed to market maintenance parts and services. The professional segment is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12% during the period 2019–2025. Key factors driving the growth of the segment include innovations, legislation, technological advances, and consumer behaviors. Increasing innovations such as mobile-based services enable landscapers to perform operations effectively. North America is one of the most urbanized landscapes in the world, specifically in the US and Canada. Rapid urbanization in the region drives the focus on maintaining biodiversity and the fragile ecosystem. Thus, the popularity of landscaping fuels the growth of the lawnmower market. By Lawn Area • Small-sized (Below 3,000 sqm/ 32,300 sq.ft.) • Medium-sized (3,001¬–10,000sqm/32,301–107,400 sq.ft.) • Large-sized (Over 10,000 sqm/ 107,400 sq.ft.) By Technology • Smart • Non-smart By End-user • Residential Users • Professional Landscaping Services • Golf Courses & Others By Distribution • Retail o Dealers & Distributors o Specialty Stores o Mass Market Players • Online INSIGHTS BY GEOGRAPHY The European robotic lawn mower market is expected to reach $1.7 billion by 2025. The presence of several large and small-sized companies in the landscaping industry for construction and the design of landscaping maintenance equipment will offer stronger competition among the players. Europe, which is considered as one of the largest and leading in the gardening equipment segment, is mainly expected to be driven by commercial end-users that are profoundly increasing the usage of these machines in their respective businesses. Companies are expected to use robust ground management equipment, increasing the need for landscaping services in the area. A growing number of commercial spaces, with the number of public parks and lawn areas, is also boosting the demand for robotic lawn equipment in the region. Segmentation by Geography • North America o US o Canada • Europe o UK o Germany o France o Italy o Spain o Belgium o Netherlands o Switzerland o Sweden o Austria • APAC o China o Japan o South Korea o Australia • Latin America o Brazil o Mexico • Middle East & Africa o South Africa o Saudi Arabia o UAE INSIGHTS BY VENDORS The global robotic lawn mower market share is moderately fragmented with many local and international players. The competition among these players is intense. The rapidly changing technological environment could adversely affect vendors as customers expect continual innovations and upgrades in technical garden equipment such as robotic lawnmowers. The present scenario is forcing vendors to alter and refine their unique value proposition to achieve a strong market presence. Husqvarna, MTD Products, Robert Bosch, STIGA, and ZCS are the key leading vendors. The competition among these key players is intense, with the leading 50 companies account for 90% of the share. Prominent Vendors • Honda Motor Company • Husqvarna • MTD Products • Robert Bosch • STIGA • ZCS Other Prominent Vendors • AL-KO • Alfred Kärcher • Deere & Co. • ZICOM • Future Gen Robotics • Hangzhou Favor Robot Technology • Hitachi • iRobot • Linea Tielle • LG • Milagrow HumanTech • Mamibot • Ningbo NGP Industry • Positec Tool (WORX) • STIHL • The SUMEC Corp. (Yard Force) • The Kobi Company • Turflynx • Wiper Ecorobt (NIKO) • Yamabiko Europe (Belrobotics) • Zhejiang Tianchen Intelligence & Technology • ZIPPER Maschinen • Volta Key Questions Answered 1\. What is the robotic lawn mower market size and growth rate during the forecast period? 2\. What are the factors impacting the growth of the residential robotic lawn mower market? 3\. What is a smart robotic lawn mower? How is it impacting the market in the European region? 4\. Who are the leading vendors in the robotic lawn mower market, and what are their market shares? 5\. What is the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the robotic lawn mower market? Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p05779102/?utm_source=GNW About Reportlinker ReportLinker is an award-winning market research solution. Reportlinker finds and organizes the latest industry data so you get all the market research you need - instantly, in one place. __________________________ CONTACT: Clare: clare@reportlinker.com US: (339)-368-6001 Intl: +1 339-368-6001

  • Technology which 'sucks' excess CO2 from the air could hurt UK's green ambitions
    The Telegraph

    Technology which 'sucks' excess CO2 from the air could hurt UK's green ambitions

    Plans to pump £100m of taxpayer cash into technology designed to "suck" carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere risks starving more immediate and commercially viable energy projects of cash, environmental groups have warned. A project which has the backing of Dominic Cummings, one of the Prime Minister's special advisers, is said to have received £100m from the Treasury to develop new carbon capture technology. It would work by using metal "air scrubbers", which would chemically strip carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The excess carbon could then be stored safely underground. However, environmental groups have warned against awarding the project the funds. They say there is a danger such long-term schemes could divert investment away from more realistic near-term solutions, such as improving energy efficiency in the UK. Mike Childs, head of science at Friends of the Earth, said it was a "large amount of money going on a speculative approach at dealing with a problem decades away while immediate things are being starved of cash". "It's a bit like sailing a ship towards an iceberg and the captain on the ship telling you not to worry about the iceberg as he would soon invent a machine that will help you fly. It's ridiculous. We shouldn't hope some magical solution will come in the future." Mr Childs' concerns were echoed by Fatima Ibrahim, the co-executive director of group Green New Deal UK, who warned that the technology was "unproven at the scale required to dent global emissions". She said it "could be a potential distraction and diversion of vital funds away from proven technologies that can bring emissions down overnight, in the here and now". "It’s a sign of a government that’s either not serious about climate change or does not understand the scale of action needed, likely both." Currently, it is extremely expensive to use carbon capture technology, due to the enormous amounts of energy needed to power it. The cost of removing a single tonne of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere stands at about £500. There are hopes the cost could be reduced with more investment into the field.

  • John Lewis sale includes 30% off electricals: Shop our 13 must haves
    Yahoo Style UK

    John Lewis sale includes 30% off electricals: Shop our 13 must haves

    Sony, Panasonic, Bosch, GHD and many more brands have been reduced.

  • YouTube to let creators use Google AI to automatically reply to comments
    The Independent

    YouTube to let creators use Google AI to automatically reply to comments

    YouTube is rolling out its "SmartReply" technology to YouTube, meaning that comments you see on the site might not actually have been written by a human.The technology analyses messages and then uses artificial intelligence to guess what a person might want to say in response to them. Users can then select that response and post it, without ever having to write anything out for themselves.

  • Britain wins bidding war for satellite company OneWeb
    PA Media: Money

    Britain wins bidding war for satellite company OneWeb

    The UK is part of a consortium with India's Bharti Global.

  • Artist recreates lifelike AI renderings of famous historical figures and monuments
    Yahoo News UK

    Artist recreates lifelike AI renderings of famous historical figures and monuments

    Amsterdam-based artist Bas Uterwijk combines photography, AI technology and design techniques to bring some of history's most enigmatic characters to life.

  • Globe Newswire

    $15.6 Billion Worldwide Smart Speaker Industry to 2025 - Featuring Amazon, Alphabet & Baidu Among Others

    Dublin, July 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Smart Speaker Market with COVID-19 Impact Analysis by IVA (Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, DuerOS, Ali Genie), Component (Hardware (Speaker Driver, Connectivity IC, Processor, Audio IC, Memory, Power IC, Microphone) and Software), Application, and Region - Global Forecast to 2025" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering The global smart speaker market size is expected to grow from USD 7.1 billion in 2020 to USD 15.6 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 17.1%. The growth of the market can be attributed to the growing demand for smart speaker display, increasing number of smart homes, rising disposable income, and rapid proliferation of multifunctional devices. However, high-security risk and availability of substitutes could pose challenges for the smart speaker market growth.DuerOS to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period.Baidu's current smart devices and new additions all use the company's DuerOS assistant. DuerOS can support a wide range of hardware devices, such as mobile phones, televisions, speakers, household appliances, automobiles, and robots. The DuerOS smart speaker solution is a customized voice solution for audio output devices with or without a screen.Hardware to hold the largest share of the smart speaker market throughout the forecast periodHardware constitutes a major portion of the smart speaker. Currently, smart speakers process a small volume of data, which requires a hardware platform with computing capabilities to support basic functions, such as streaming music, surfing for information, making phone calls, and controlling smart devices.The smart speaker market in APAC expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast periodThe increasing penetration of smart devices in APAC countries, along with the growing market share of Chinese players such as Baidu, Alibaba, and Xiaomi, who have launched smart speakers with local language support, is expected to fuel the demand for smart speakers in the region.Key Topics Covered: 1 Introduction2 Research Methodology 3 Executive Summary4 Premium Insights 4.1 Brief Overview of the Smart Speaker Market during the Forecast Period 4.2 Smart Speaker Market for Alexa, by Application 4.3 Market for Consumer Application, by Region 4.4 Market for Smart Home Application, by Intelligent Virtual Assistant 4.5 Market for Hardware, by Component 4.6 Apac Market, by Country and Application5 Market Overview 5.1 Introduction 5.2 Market Dynamics 5.2.1 Drivers 5.2.1.1 Increasing Number of Smart Homes 5.2.1.2 Growing Trend of Smart Speakers with Display 5.2.1.3 Rising Disposable Income 5.2.1.4 Rapid Proliferation of Multifunctional Devices 5.2.1.5 Growing Trend of Personalization 5.2.2 Restraints 5.2.2.1 Issues Related to Connectivity Range, Compatibility, and Power 5.2.3 Opportunities 5.2.3.1 Increasing Consumer Preference for Technologically Advanced Products 5.2.3.2 Increasing Focus of Companies on Enhancing Customer Experience 5.2.4 Challenges 5.2.4.1 High-Security Risk 5.2.4.2 Availability of Substitutes 5.3 Value Chain Analysis 5.4 Impact of COVID-19 on the Smart Speaker Market6 Smart Speaker Market, by Intelligent Virtual Assistant 6.1 Introduction 6.2 Alexa 6.2.1 Offers more Features than Other Iva Platforms 6.3 Google Assistant 6.3.1 Google Assistant is Supported by the Data Generated from Its Web Search Engine 6.4 Siri 6.4.1 Increasing Demand for the Homekit Platform in Home Automation Products Creates a Demand for Siri-Enabled Smart Speakers 6.5 DuerOS 6.5.1 Dueros' Installation Base Passed 400 Million As Voice Queries Topped 3.6 Billion 6.6 Aligenie 6.6.1 Aligenie is Integrated with more than 660 IoT Platforms 6.7 Xiao Ai 6.7.1 Xiao Ai Powering Xiaomi Smart Speakers, Smartphones, and Smart Home Products for the Chinese Market 6.8 Others7 Smart Speaker Market, by Component 7.1 Introduction 7.2 Hardware 7.2.1 Hardware Constitutes a Major Portion of a Smart Speaker 7.2.2 Processor 7.2.3 Memory 7.2.4 Power Ic 7.2.5 Connectivity Ic 7.2.6 Microphone 7.2.7 Speaker Driver 7.2.8 Audio Ic 7.2.9 Others 7.3 Software 7.3.1 Software Expected to Grow at a Higher CAGR during the Forecast Period8 Smart Speaker Market, by Application 8.1 Introduction 8.2 Smart Home 8.2.1 Smart Speaker Market for Smart Home will Continue to Hold the Largest Market Size during the Forecast Period 8.3 Consumer 8.3.1 Technology Companies are Collaborating with Third-Party Voice App Developers to Increase the Adoption of Voice-Enabled Smart Devices in Consumer Applications 8.4 Smart Office 8.4.1 Convenience is the Key Factor for the Increasing Demand for Smart Speakers in Office Automation 8.5 Others9 Geographic Analysis 9.1 Introduction 9.2 North America 9.2.1 US 9.2.1.1 High Adoption of Smart Devices with Advanced Technologies, Such As Iot and Ai, Has Pushed Sales Figures for Smart Speakers in the Us 9.2.2 Canada 9.2.2.1 Smart Office Application Presents Opportunities for Smart Speakers 9.2.3 Mexico 9.2.3.1 Smart Home and Automotive Applications Present Opportunities for the Growth of the Smart Speaker Market 9.3 Europe 9.3.1 UK 9.3.1.1 Smart Home Applications Drive the Demand for Smart Speakers 9.3.2 Germany 9.3.2.1 High Penetration of Smart Devices in the Residential Market 9.3.3 France 9.3.3.1 Increasing Demand for Smart Audio Products Driving the Smart Speaker Market 9.3.4 Rest of Europe 9.4 APAC 9.4.1 China 9.4.1.1 Increasing Penetration of Chinese Players in the Smart Speaker Industry 9.4.2 Japan 9.4.2.1 Huge Demand for Consumer Electronics Has Boosted the Demand for Smart Speakers 9.4.3 South Korea 9.4.3.1 Continued Innovation Across Different Korean Ai Assistant Platforms 9.4.4 India 9.4.4.1 Increasing Internet Penetration and Consumer Spending Power will Likely Drive the Market 9.4.5 Rest of APAC 9.5 Rest of the World 9.5.1 Middle East & Africa 9.5.1.1 Increasing Penetration of Smart Devices in the Middle Eastern Countries is Expected to Fuel the Demand for Smart Speakers in the Region 9.5.2 South America 9.5.2.1 Smart Home and Consumer Applications will Propel the Growth of Smart Speakers in South America10 Competitive Landscape 10.1 Introduction 10.2 Smart Speaker Market Ranking Analysis 10.3 Competitive Scenario 10.3.1 Product Launches and New Product Developments 10.3.2 Partnerships, Agreements, and Collaborations 10.3.3 Expansions 10.4 Competitive Leadership Mapping 10.4.1 Visionary Leaders 10.4.2 Innovators 10.4.3 Dynamic Differentiators 10.4.4 Emerging Companies11 Company Profiles 11.1 Key Players 11.1.1 Amazon 11.1.2 Alphabet 11.1.3 Baidu 11.1.4 Alibaba 11.1.5 Xiaomi 11.1.6 Harman International 11.1.7 Apple 11.1.8 Sonos 11.1.9 Bose 11.1.10 Lenovo 11.2 Other Key Players 11.2.1 Facebook 11.2.2 Samsung 11.2.3 Sony 11.2.4 Onkyo Corporation 11.2.5 SK Telecom 11.2.6 LG Electronics 11.2.7 Panasonic 11.2.8 Altec Lansing 11.2.9 Libratone 11.2.10 MobvoiFor more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/w9wkkzResearch and Markets also offers Custom Research services providing focused, comprehensive and tailored research. 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  • Globe Newswire

    Saudi Arabia Telecom ICT Infrastructure Market By Component, By Deployment Mode, By Network Type, By End User, By Region, Forecast & Opportunities, 2025

    This report is 80% complete and can be delivered within three working days post order confirmation and will include the latest impact analysis of Covid-19 in 2020 and forecast. Saudi Arabia Telecom ICT Infrastructure Market By Component (Hardware, Software, Services), By Deployment Mode (Cloud v/s On-Premises), By Network Type (Fixed v/s Wireless), By End User (Telecom Service Providers, Enterprises, Government, Ohers), By Region, Forecast & Opportunities, 2025New York, July 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "Saudi Arabia Telecom ICT Infrastructure Market By Component, By Deployment Mode, By Network Type, By End User, By Region, Forecast & Opportunities, 2025" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p05916814/?utm_source=GNW Saudi Arabia telecom ICT infrastructure market is expected to grow at a steady rate during the forecast period.The Saudi Arabia telecom ICT infrastructure market is driven by the launch of launch of 5G services in the kingdom. Additionally, supportive government policies and schemes are further expected to propel the market during forecast years.For instance, the Communications and Information Technology Commission entered into an agreement with the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications to make collaborations related to telecommunication sector. Both the countries have collaborated for the development of telecom infrastructure. Furthermore, technological advancements, new product launches and increasing expenditure by major players in the country is expected to fuel the growth of market until 2025. The Saudi Arabia telecom ICT infrastructure market is segmented based on component, deployment mode, network type, end user, company and region.Based on component, the market can be categorized into hardware, software and service. The service component can be further bifurcated into professional and managed. The professional services component segment is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period since these are the most preferred type of services which form the backbone of the telecom infrastructure. Major players operating in the Saudi Arabia telecom ICT infrastructure market include ZTE Corporation, Ciena Corporation, Cisco Systems, Inc, CommScope, Inc, Fortinet, Inc, Fujitsu Ltd, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd, Juniper Networks and others. The companies are developing advanced technologies and launching new services in order to stay competitive in the market. Other competitive strategies include mergers & acquisitions and new service developments. Years considered for this report: Historical Years: 2015-2018 Base Year: 2019 Estimated Year: 2020 Forecast Period: 2021–2025 Objective of the Study: • To analyze and forecast the market size of Saudi Arabia telecom ICT infrastructure market. • To classify and forecast Saudi Arabia telecom ICT infrastructure market based on component, deployment mode, network type, end user, company and regional distribution. • To identify drivers and challenges for Saudi Arabia telecom ICT infrastructure market. • To examine competitive developments such as expansions, new product launches, mergers & acquisitions, etc., in Saudi Arabia telecom ICT infrastructure market. • To identify and analyze the profile of leading players operating in Saudi Arabia telecom ICT infrastructure market. The analyst performed both primary as well as exhaustive secondary research for this study.Initially, the analyst sourced a list of service providers across the globe. Subsequently, the analyst conducted primary research surveys with the identified companies.While interviewing, the respondents were also enquired about their competitors. Through this technique, the analyst could include the service providers which could not be identified due to the limitations of secondary research. The analyst examined the services, distribution channels and presence of all major players across the globe. The analyst calculated the market size of Saudi Arabia telecom ICT infrastructure market using a bottom-up approach, wherein data for various end-user segments was recorded and forecast for the future years. The analyst sourced these values from the industry experts and company representatives and externally validated through analyzing historical data of these product types and applications for getting an appropriate, overall market size. Various secondary sources such as company websites, news articles, press releases, company annual reports, investor presentations and financial reports were also studied by the analyst. Key Target Audience: • Telecom ICT infrastructure service providers, vendors and other stakeholders • Government bodies such as regulating authorities and policy makers • Organizations, forums and alliances related to telecom ICT infrastructure • Market research and consulting firms The study is useful in providing answers to several critical questions that are important for the industry stakeholders such as service providers and partners, end users, etc., besides allowing them in strategizing investments and capitalizing on market opportunities. Report Scope: In this report, Saudi Arabia telecom ICT infrastructure market has been segmented into following categories, in addition to the industry trends which have also been detailed below: • Market, By Component: o Hardware \- Networking Equipment \- Transmitting Device \- End Point Device o Software \- Operations Support Software \- Business Support Software \- Network Management Software \- Others o Service \- Professional \- Managed • Market, By Deployment Mode: o Cloud o On-Premises • Market, By Network Type: o Fixed o Wireless • Market, By End User: o Telecom Service Providers o Enterprises o Government o Others • Market, By Region: o Western Region o Central Region o Eastern Region o Rest of Saudi Arabia Competitive Landscape Company Profiles: Detailed analysis of the major companies present in Saudi Arabia telecom ICT infrastructure market. Available Customizations: With the given market data, we offers customizations according to a company’s specific needs. The following customization options are available for the report: Company Information • Detailed analysis and profiling of additional market players (up to five). Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p05916814/?utm_source=GNW About Reportlinker ReportLinker is an award-winning market research solution. Reportlinker finds and organizes the latest industry data so you get all the market research you need - instantly, in one place. __________________________ CONTACT: Clare: clare@reportlinker.com US: (339)-368-6001 Intl: +1 339-368-6001

  • Facebook admits thousands of apps accessed people's private data after they stopped using them
    Evening Standard

    Facebook admits thousands of apps accessed people's private data after they stopped using them

    Facebook has admitted that thousands of apps hoovered up people’s private data without permission months after they stopped using the services.The social media giant said around 5,000 developers were mistakenly granted unauthorised access to “non-public information” in breach of the company’s own rules.

  • Globe Newswire

    Blockchain IoT Markets 2020-2025: Assessment of the Impact of COVID-19 on the Industry

    Dublin, July 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Global Blockchain IoT Market: Growth, Trends and Forecast (2020-2025)" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The Global Blockchain IoT Market is expected to grow with a CAGR of 40% over the forecast period 2020-2025. With the rapid development of communication technologies, the Internet of Things is experiencing exponential growth both in research and industry and is getting out of its infancy to maturity phase with the volume of data generated, transmitted and processed but it still suffers from pitfalls such as privacy and security vulnerabilities that is leveraged by the asymmetric cryptography of the blockchain technology. Key Highlights * The traditional IoT systems are powered by centralized topology where data is transmitted from physical devices to cloud where the data is processed using analytics and output is received back to the IoT device, but with the increase of frequency of network devices limits the scalability of the IoT platforms and risk it with vulnerabilities that would eventually compromise users network security and privacy. * For instance, In 2017, the US FDA ( Food and Drug Administration) announced that St Jude Medical' implantable cardiac are vulnerable to hack due to vulnerabilities in the transmitter powered by IoT which were deployed to monitor the patient heart function and control heart attack, Also few of the infamous IoT attacks include Mirai Botnet DDoS attack affected internet service for the entire East Coast of America including Netflix, Reddit, and Twitter. * As with the Blockchain powered by decentralized architecture and cryptographic encryptions leverages the IoT platform by ensuring the privacy and security in a peer-to-peer network. However, it requires high computational power resulting in higher bandwidth overhead and delay * Furthermore, centralized architecture such as cloud model that powers traditional IoT result in latency, high cost and the risk of single point of failure. Blockchain technologies on other hand provide security protocols and infrastructure that enable billions of IoT devices to have trusted interoperability for both data and commerce. * The Financial institutions and other major companies are usually are inherently slow in adopting any new technology but Banks and Financial institutes such as HSBC, Deutsche Bank, ING that are exploring the potential of blockchain technology added with the flexibility IoT open up innumerable use cases to run smart operation leveraging the everyday devices equipped with sensors and thereby achieve more efficiency. * With the rapid growth of urbanization and government initiatives across the world foster the demand for smart cities. The smart cities are entitled to problems such as high operation cost of the data center, poor security of IoT, equipment maintenance among others. However, technologies such as blockchain IoT would provide the necessary infrastructure for transaction management, asset tracking, smart contracts while ensuring security and transparency and thereby increasing the operational efficiency * For instance, smart city developers such as Hancom Group announced that its 470 acres smart city project Gapyeong Malang Malang Smart Ecosystem will be incorporating blockchain as the basis for development.Market Trends Smart City End-users to Hold a Major Market Share * Over the last few decades, the world has experienced unparalleled urban growth majorly due to an increase in population, scarcity of resources and climate changes. According to the United Nations, about 54% of people dwell in cities and is expected to reach 66% by 20250. To cope up with urban growth government bodies are focusing on modern technologies such as IoT, wireless communication, blockchain aiming to reduce cost and use resources optimally * For instance, the Netherlands deployed IoT infrastructure in Amsterdam to regulate and monitor the city' energy usage, traffic flow and safety real-time * Data security is one of the vital constraints for devices and services deployed in a metropolitan city, which leveraged with the blockchain's decentralized platform ensures the trust of the public and hence, fosters the growth of the market. * Also, Government initiatives around the world are starting to appreciate the potential of blockchain as it provides the infrastructure necessary for transaction management while ensuring transparency and security which stands to be critical elements in smart city implementation. * For instance, In 2015, India has pioneered to openly enact smart city mission across 12 cities with Government approved tender amounting to INR 1,62,000 Cr under this programme. Additionally, Government recently announced will be reported report card for the 100 selected smart cities in June 2020Asia-Pacific to Witness the Highest Growth * The Asia-Pacific region is expected to grow at the highest rate over the forecast period owing to the rising influx of technology companies in the region coupled with the increasing investment in IoT technology, Smart City deployments, Government initiative and growth of urban population, the region is expected to boost the market growth rate. * For instance, In November 2019, Hyperchain, a blockchain firm announced that China' State Grid Corporation accepted its bid for a blockchain solution to leverage the Internet of things ( IoT) capabilities as a part of its procurement program. * Also, In February 2020 Chinese central government issued the CCP Central Committee and State Council Opinions Concerning Effectively Seizing Key Work in the Three Agricultures' Sphere featuring the application advance technologies such as IoT, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence to Chinese Agriculture. * In August 2019, Reliance, a leading Indian multinational conglomerate company announced its plan to introduce Blockchain network with emphasis on modernizing agriculture, supply chain at its annual general meeting, The plan is aimed to be delivered by August 2020 and is hoped to capable of fulfilling thousand of node operations added with smarty city initiatives by the government are expected to drive the growth of IoT market.Competitive Landscape The Blockchain IoT market is highly competitive owing to the presence of many large and small players in the market operating in the domestic as well as in the international market. The market appears to be fragmented due to the presence of many technological giants in the market. Key strategies adopted by the major players in the market are product innovation and mergers and acquisitions. Some of the major players in the market are Cisco Systems, Google, IBM Corporation, and Microsoft Corporation among others. Recent Developments * October 2019 - IBM announced a new supply chain service based on its blockchain platform and its recently acquired Red Hat open-source software, This service enables developers to integrate legacy data systems on to the distributed ledger with the help of open APIs. The end-users such as distributors, manufacturers, and retailers would seamlessly be able to integrate the data from sources such as IoT sensor systems onto Hyperledger so as to track products throughout the supply chain in realtime. * September 2019 - Linux Foundation announced that it seeks to closely integrate with IOTA Foundation to further leverage LF Edge table. This open colloboration leads the development of LF Edge framework which is an open-source stack of Cloud interoperability, IoT edge with distributed ledger technologies and help the company to leverage its stack of technologies to advance its development approach towards interoperable solution for IoT, Cloud and Edge integration.Key Topics Covered 1 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Study Deliverables 1.2 Study Assumptions 1.3 Scope of the Study 2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 4 MARKET DYNAMICS 4.1 Market Overview 4.2 Market Drivers 4.3 Market Restraints 4.4 Value Chain / Supply Chain Analysis 4.5 Porters 5 Force Analysis 4.6 Assessment of Impact of COVID-19 on the Industry 5 MARKET SEGMENTATION 5.1 Offering 5.1.1 Hardware 5.1.2 Software 5.1.3 Infrastructure 5.2 Application 5.2.1 Data security 5.2.2 Smart Contracts 5.2.3 Data Communication 5.2.4 Asset Tracking & Management 5.2.5 Other Application 5.3 End-user 5.3.1 Manufacturing 5.3.2 Energy-utility 5.3.3 Transportation & Logistics 5.3.4 Building Management 5.3.5 Retail 5.3.6 Smart City 5.4 Geography 5.4.1 North America 5.4.1.1 US 5.4.1.2 Canada 5.4.2 Europe 5.4.2.1 Germany 5.4.2.2 UK 5.4.2.3 France 5.4.2.4 Rest of Europe 5.4.3 Asia-Pacific 5.4.3.1 India 5.4.3.2 China 5.4.3.3 Japan 5.4.3.4 Rest of Asia-Pacific 5.4.4 Latin America 5.4.5 Middle East and Africa 6 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE 6.1 Vendor Market Share 6.2 Mergers & Acquisitions 6.3 Company Profiles 6.3.1 IBM Corporation 6.3.2 Intel Corporation 6.3.3 Microsoft Corporation 6.3.4 Cisco Systems Inc. 6.3.5 Amazon Inc. 6.3.6 Robert Bosch GmbH 6.3.7 The Linux Foundation 6.3.8 KrypC Technologies 6.3.9 Ethereum Foundation 6.3.10 R3 LLC 6.3.11 IoTA 6.3.12 Waltonchain 7 MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/79dxl4Research and Markets also offers Custom Research services providing focused, comprehensive and tailored research. CONTACT: CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager press@researchandmarkets.com For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900

  • BMW will charge drivers subscriptions for heated seats
    The Independent

    BMW will charge drivers subscriptions for heated seats

    BMW is adding another subscription service to its cars, which would make users sign up in order to access services already built into their cars.This could include heated seats, or advanced driver assistance systems such as adaptive cruise control.

  • The booming business of encrypted tech serving the criminal underworld
    The Telegraph

    The booming business of encrypted tech serving the criminal underworld

    For the astonished detectives it was like "getting the keys to Aladdin's cave". Over the last few years, senior arms dealers and drug traffickers across Europe had come to rely on EncroChat, a shadowy tech company selling hyper-secure smartphones offering "guaranteed anonymity". Assured of their safety, crooks discussed products and prices in exhaustive detail, without the usual codewords. EncroChat's steep subscription fees, running to thousands of pounds every year, were an offer no self-respecting contraband logistics professional could afford to refuse. That is why EncroChat's systematic infiltration by British and European police forces, finally made public on Thursday after more than 740 arrests, was an intelligence coup equal to the Enigma breakthroughs of the Second World War. One underworld insider, speaking to Vice News, was eloquent in their brevity: "People are f-----." EncroChat is far from the only encrypted smartphone system Yet EncroChat was only the latest of many firms to profit from the patronage of rationally paranoid kingpins. Modern syndicates have far outgrown the pagers and payphones made famous by The Wire, feeding a thriving if high-turnover industry that blurs the line between legitimate privacy tech and criminal conspiracy. "Security hardened hardware has always existed in some form," says Dr Lukasz Olejnik, an independent cybersecurity researcher who has advised the European Union and the International Committee of the Red Cross. "You had laptops, and you had military-grade rugged laptops... "But recently, special boutique offers for hardened smartphones are also gaining popularity in some places, because a specialised system may be more difficult to hack using standardised tools. Finding a right and trusted vendor is still tricky. Only a few come to mind – and they are not necessarily cheap... "Such systems are not suspicious in themselves; they simply cater to users who demand and seek hardened system setups. It appears this one became very popular with a very specific user base." There was Phantom Secure, based in Vancouver, Canada, whose chief executive Vincent Ramos was jailed last year for supplying modified BlackBerries to customers with email addresses such as "the.killa@freedomsecure.me" and "trigger-happy@lockedpgp.com", as well as the Mexican Sinaloa Cartel. There was also MPC, allegedly controlled by gang lords who had decided to skip the middleman and hire their own tech team. Savvy move: their reported previous vendor, Ennetcom, was busted by Dutch police in 2016. Governments around the world want to break encryption The problem is that secured smartphones also have very legitimate uses. Mainstream tech companies such as Apple and Facebook happily trumpet their security features, while encrypted chat apps such as WhatsApp and Signal have become essential tools for politicians and officials around the world. Although both the British and US governments want to curb strong encryption in consumer services by inserting controversial mandatory "backdoors", it remains legal and widely used. Many parts of the global tech industry would fall to pieces without it. Properly hardened phones do have some unusual features. EncroChat's website proudly boasted of its handsets' tamper-proof design, live customer support, remote message destruction, rapid "panic wipe" and ability to masquerade as a normal Android phone. Cameras, microphones, GPS functions and data ports were all removed. Live customer support was naturally available.

  • Why has the UK invested $500m in OneWeb’s satellites?
    The Telegraph

    Why has the UK invested $500m in OneWeb’s satellites?

    The collapse of low-earth-orbit satellite business OneWeb in March kickstarted a global bidding war for its assets as countries and businesses around the world scramble to get their hands on its valuable satellite technology. The UK bid won on Thursday night, sources told the Telegraph. Here’s everything you need to know about the deal: What is OneWeb, and who owns it? OneWeb, founded in 2012 as WorldVu, has raised $1.7bn (£1.3bn) in funding to develop a cluster of satellites around the world. In 2015, it raised $500m in funding from Virgin Galactic and Qualcomm. The company later raised $1bn in funding from Japanese conglomerate SoftBank in 2016. Previous investors then ploughed another $200m into the business. Who was bidding for OneWeb? The Government's $500m bid for 45pc of OneWeb was part of a consortium of investors which also included Indian telecoms billionaire Sunil Mittal’s Bharti Enterprises.

  • UK wins bidding war for satellite firm OneWeb
    The Telegraph

    UK wins bidding war for satellite firm OneWeb

    Britain has entered an international space race to develop next-generation satellite technology after winning the battle for collapsed operator OneWeb with a last-minute $500m (£400m) bid. The successful offer for 45pc of the company means the UK will go head-to-head with Brussels and billionaire tycoon Elon Musk in the scramble to design an alternative to the aging GPS navigation system. OneWeb's planned network of at least 650 satellites orbiting 750 miles above the earth could also unlock ultra-high speed broadband connections for 60,000 homes in isolated rural areas, as well as turbocharging the country's efforts to roll out 5G mobile internet. Britain's investment is believed to be one of the largest Government stakes taken in a private business for many years, and came after an intervention last week by Number 10. It is likely to be seen as a signal that Downing Street is prepared to pursue a much more interventionist strategy than under previous Prime Ministers. The UK made a joint offer with India’s Bharti Enterprises for OneWeb, which went bankrupt in March after investors pulled out of the company during the coronavirus pandemic. Bharti will invest another $500m. OneWeb had launched 74 satellites before it was forced to file for bankruptcy in March. The Satellite Applications Catapult - a group of businesses which lobbied ministers to make the offer - estimates that OneWeb’s technology could connect 60,000 homes which have been unable to access reliable broadband connections. Its low-earth-orbit satellites are able to provide high-speed internet because they are much closer to the planet than regular ones, which stay 22,000 miles above earth. Business Secretary Alok Sharma said: “This deal underlines the scale of Britain’s ambitions on the global stage. “Our access to a global fleet of satellites has the potential to connect millions of people worldwide to broadband, many for the first time, and the deal presents the opportunity to further develop our strong advanced manufacturing base right here in the UK.” The takeover must be signed off by US authorities, with a final decision expected on July 10. The Department of Justice warned last week that any foreign purchase of OneWeb is likely to be investigated and could be blocked by President Donald Trump due to national security concerns. The offer was entered at the last moment after being signed off by Prime Minister Boris Johnson and backed by Chancellor Rishi Sunak and aide Dominic Cummings, who has long championed the need to embrace new technology. Britain beat off rivals including Canadian firm Telesat as well as Chinese interest. It was last month reported that Amazon was in talks about buying 5pc of Bharti's telecoms business for $2bn - potentially meaning the Treasury could end up owning a joint venture with the US tech titan. The Government is currently seeking to raise further funding for OneWeb, and has met with United Arab Emirates sovereign wealth fund Mubadala and Japanese investor SoftBank. A deal with Mubadala may attract attention over the country’s human rights record. Abu Dhabi has been criticised for stifling freedom of speech, labour abuses suffered by migrant workers and the torture of prisoners. Supporters hope that OneWeb’s satellites could be used to create a rival version of GPS that serves as a back-up system to the US technology. The UK is no longer part of the European Union’s Galileo scheme following Brexit, and is understood to be keen to develop its own alternative. Mr Musk is also working on a broadband satellite constellation called Starlink. Officials at the UK Space Agency have warned the Government that low-earth-orbit satellites similar to OneWeb’s could fail to work as a GPS rival due to concerns about accuracy and potential vulnerability to jamming technology.

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