It’s happening: NVIDIA to acquire Arm for $40 billion
SoftBank bought Arm for $31 billion in 2016.
HUAWEI details HMS Core’s gaming potential
AppGallery has over 12,000 games available.
HDC 2020
HUAWEI HMS Core boosts its e-commerce capabilities using AR and ML
The Reality Studio is available to download from the Huawei Developer Hub.
TikTok
Chinese government could now block TikToK sale to US companies
Take a look and find out how the Chinese government may now be looking to block a possible TikTok deal with US companies
Apple Spaces
Apple has acquired VR startup Spaces
Spaces’ website states that the company is “heading in a new direction.”
iPhone se
Apple plans to open its online store in India next month: Report [Update: Apple India statement]
Apple could open its offline stores in Mumbai and Bengaluru soon.
Epic Games claims Google forced OnePlus, LG to scrap Fortnite deals
Epic ended up releasing Fortnite on Play Store because the deals were blocked.
TikTok
Bytedance is reportedly engaging with Reliance for investment in TikTok’s India business
ByteDance has told its employees that it is in conversation with the Indian government to resolve privacy concerns.
HMD Global raises $230 million investment from strategic partners
It will accelerate the company’s mission to make 5G smartphones accessible to consumers across the world.
TikTok
Twitter purportedly expresses interest in acquiring TikTok US operations
Twitter has reportedly approached TikTok’s Chinese owner ByteDance to express interest in acquiring the US operations of the video-sharing app.
Qualcomm and BOE
Qualcomm reportedly seeks US government’s permission to sell chips to HUAWEI
There could be a “rapid shift in 5G chipset market share” if Qualcomm is restricted while its foreign rivals aren’t, Qualcomm said.
Toshiba completely exits PC market
Goodbye, Toshiba laptops.
Microsoft could buy TikTok’s entire global business including India and Europe (Update)
Microsoft is chasing a deal to buy all of TikTok’s global business: Report.
Microsoft
Confirmed: Microsoft could acquire US arm of TikTok by September 15
These discussions are preliminary and there can be no assurance that a transaction that involves Microsoft will proceed.
HUAWEI overtakes Samsung in global smartphone shipments in Q2 2020
It was the first quarter in nine years that a brand other than Apple or Samsung has led the global market.
Samsung is considering to drop Bixby & Galaxy Apps Store as Google offers new mobile apps deal
The companies are aiming to finalize terms by Friday, according to the report.
Amazon
Amazon UK to deliver groceries faster
Prime members in the UK can order meat, produce, snacks, and other household essentials from the company’s Fresh service.
Flipkart logo
Flipkart Quick launched; Promises 90-minute hyperlocal delivery
Flipkart Quick will first go live in Bengaluru.
Amazon
Amazon forays into financial services with the launch of auto insurance in India
The auto insurance is available to customers through Amazon Pay on the company’s website and app.
Flipkart buys Walmart India Business to launch Flipkart Wholesale in India
Flipkart Wholesale is said to begin its operations in August.
Amazon Prime Day
Amazon delays Prime Day in the U.S., will run it in India on Aug 6-7
This year, Amazon will be holding Prime Day later than usual
Reliance Jio
Google to invest $4.5 billion in Reliance Jio
The company became debt-free after getting 11 back-to-back investments in Jio Platforms.
Amazon
Amazon India eliminates single-use plastic in packaging
The company is also using “100% plastic-free biodegradable” paper tapes.
Microsoft is permanently shutting down its retail stores
Only the stores in London, New York City, Sydney and Redmond campus will remain open, but they will be ‘reimagined’ by the company.
Amazon
Amazon forms a Counterfeit Crimes Unit to combat the menace of fake products
The team consists of former federal prosecutors, experienced investigators, and data analysts.