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Straits Herald January 4, 2020

Apple chief Tim Cook saw his annual pay slip to $11.6 million in 2019 after the company registered a weaker financial performance compared with the previous year, according to documents filed Friday. Cook, who took home $15.7 million in 2018, is paid a base salary of $3 million, in addition to a bonus and various […]

Straits Herald November 28, 2019

by Olga Shylenko with Anna Malpas in Moscow Ukraine has lashed out at Apple for showing the annexed Crimea peninsula as part of Russia, saying the US tech giant did not “give a damn” about the pain of the Ukrainian people. Russian lawmakers said on Wednesday that Apple had complied with a demand from Moscow […]

Straits Herald November 17, 2019

by Erwan Lucas Gamers were counting down to Tuesday’s launch of Google’s feature-rich, on-demand offering Stadia. But is its bang as big as its much-advertised buck? AFP had a chance to gain a first impression at the web behemoth’s Paris office in advance of the launch as Google bids to raise the bar to new […]

Straits Herald November 14, 2019

Walt Disney Co. said Wednesday it signed up 10 million subscribers for Disney+ within a day of launching its new streaming television service. The company said in a statement it has seen “extraordinary consumer demand” and “has already reached a major milestone, achieving a remarkable 10 million sign-ups since launching.” The news comes despite a launch […]

Straits Herald October 16, 2019

Chinese tech giant Huawei said on Wednesday that its revenue for the first nine months of the year grew by almost a quarter despite a US campaign to isolate the company globally. Huawei’s revenues jumped 24.4 percent on-year to 610.8 billion yuan ($86.2 billion) and its profit margin increased 8.7 percent, it announced. Huawei, based […]

Straits Herald September 19, 2019

Chinese tech giant Huawei launches its latest high-end smartphone in Munich on Thursday, the first that could be void of popular Google apps because of US sanctions. Observers are asking whether a phone without the Silicon Valley software that users have come to depend on can succeed, or whether Huawei will have found a way […]

Straits Herald September 19, 2019

by Catherine KURZAWA / AFP Apple went on the offensive against Brussels in an EU court on Tuesday, fighting the European Commission’s landmark order that the iPhone-maker reimburse Ireland 13 billion euros ($14 billion) in back taxes. The EU’s tax demand, made three years ago, “defies reality and common sense,” Apple’s lawyer Daniel Beard told […]

Straits Herald September 17, 2019

Google on Monday sent out invitations to an October 15 event starring “things Made by Google,” with a new Pixel smartphone expected in the line-up. The unveiling in New York City is likely to spotlight Google’s Android-powered challenge to the latest generation of iPhones recently unveiled by Apple. The smartphone rivals typically introduce new hardware […]

Straits Herald September 14, 2019

Disney chief Bob Iger resigned from Apple’s board of directors as the companies are poised to launch rival online streaming services, according to a filing Friday with US regulators. Iger’s departure came the same day that the iPhone maker announced that its Apple TV+ subscription service with a budding library of original content will go […]

Straits Herald September 11, 2019

by Glenn CHAPMAN / AFP Apple unveiled its iPhone 11 models Tuesday with a price cut for the most basic models while also laying out plans for streaming and gaming services as it bids to weather the slump in the global smartphone market. Price appeared to be a key consideration as the tech giant reduced […]

Straits Herald September 10, 2019

Apple and its supplier Foxconn admitted they have been using too many temporary workers to staff an iPhone factory in central China, as a labour rights group accused them Monday of a number of workers rights violations. China Labor Watch said it had its investigators working inside the factory in the central Chinese city of […]

Straits Herald September 3, 2019

Beleaguered Chinese telecom giant Huawei on Tuesday denied accusations reported in the Wall Street Journal that it stole technology from a Portuguese inventor, accusing him of “taking advantage of the current geopolitical situation.”  The US Department of Justice is looking into the claim, potentially adding to existing criminal cases against Huawei, the WSJ reported last […]

Straits Herald August 27, 2019

Huawei launched the latest addition to the nova smartphone series, the Huawei nova 5T, globally. The timing of this launch is critical, as Huawei and Apple are planning a massive mega-launch on their high-end offerings, the Mate series and the latest iPhones respectively. The high-end offering is expected to be done in September/October window, in […]

Straits Herald August 22, 2019

by Glenn CHAPMAN / AFP Apple on Tuesday launched a smartphone-generation credit card in the US and moved closer to hitting the hot streaming television market with a new subscription service. The moves come as Apple shifts to emphasize digital content and other services to offset a pullback in the once-sizzling smartphone market. Arrival of […]