Apple to require licenses for games in China App Store
Apple is requiring game makers worldwide to submit their license numbers gained from a Chinese content regulator if they want to monetize their products in mainland China.Why it matters: Apple is adhering more strictly to a Chinese government rule that requires all paid games or games that use in-app purchases to obtain a publication license before they can be uploaded to app stores.Foreign companies are not allowed to apply for the license. They have to partner with local companies to legally launch their paid games in China.Details: Apple has sent a notice to developers requiring them to sub...
Foxconn offers $1,000 to new workers in bid to resume production
A factory of iPhone assembler Foxconn in central China is reportedly offering bonuses of up to RMB 7,000 (around $996) to each new recruit in an effort to lure workers back to plants and restore normal production levels.Why it matters: The Taiwanese contract manufacturer is struggling to resume production in China after the deadly Covid-19 virus stopped millions of migrant workers from returning to work after the Spring Festival holiday.Officials have also urged factories to restart operations. Local governments and enterprises have been sendingtrains, buses, and planes to help workers travel ...
Warren Buffett says Apple is probably the 'best business' in the world
Warren Buffett, the legendary investor known for his no-nonsense approach to putting his money into stocks and businesses, has some high praise for what is arguably the most-iconic of all Bay Area companies, Apple.On Monday, Buffett, the chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway, called Apple “probably the best business I know in the world,” and said the iPhone maker is the third-largest holding in his Berkshire investment portfolio. In an interview on CNBC, Buffett said he “should have appreciated it earlier” and bought stock in Apple years before he began investing in the company.“I don’t think ...
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Apple takes a hit as supply chains not fully restored amid coronavirus outbreak
File photoThe smartphone industry has been hit hard, as the COVID-19 outbreak continues. Industry analysts forecasted Apple's iPhone sales in China may fall by at least 40 percent to 50 percent in February and March compared with the same period last year.Liang Zhenpeng, a senior industry expert, told the Global Times on Thursday the COVID-19 outbreak has dealt a heavy blow to the sales of all mobile phone suppliers in China, including Apple."The iPhone's sales in the first quarter of this year are likely to be less than half of the same quarter in 2019," he said. "Mobile phone sales, both onl...
The problems, solutions and tax aspects of AI smart assistants
Tech giants Apple, Amazonand Google have changed the world with their creation of “smart assistants,” summoned by phrases such as “Hey Siri,” “Alexa” and “OK Google.” But we also read horror stories of Alexabeing activated and recording conversations without having been summoned. We don’t like the idea of robots listening to our private conversations, but what if it materialized that human analysts are doing just that?ProblemsA few months ago, it emerged that these companies, as well as Facebook, have humans listening to (and leaking) snippets of our voice recordings and messages.The purpose, ...
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Apple's iPhone Sales May Fall up to 50% in China: Industry Expert
Investing.com -By Yasin EbrahimInvesting.com – Apple's iPhone sales in China may fall sharply in the first quarter of the year, as its supply chain comes under siege from the coronavirus outbreak, an industry expert warned, casting doubt on Wall Street's bullish calls on the iPhone maker.Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares fell 1%.Apple's iPhone sales in China may fall by 40 % to 50% in February and March, compared with the same period last year, as the Covid-19 outbreak has hurt sales of all mobile phone suppliers in China, Liang Zhenpeng, a senior industry expert, told the Global Times on Thursday.Th...