Google faces $400m fine over Fitbit takeover if it doesn’t wait for competition watchdog’s approval | Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)

Google faces a fine of up to $400m if it takes over Fitbit before the Australian competition regulator completes an investigation into the transaction. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) on Tuesday rejected an offer from Google to enter into a court-enforceable undertaking limiting the way it would use Continue Reading

Foxconn gets approval to begin manufacturing at Andhra plant: Xiaomi- Tempemail

Read Article Amid uncertainties over letting mobile and original equipment manufacturers (OEM) reopening factories, Xiaomi India has confirmed Foxconn that manufactures its phones has received necessary approval to reopen its plant in Andhra Pradesh. “Foxconn has received the necessary approval to begin its operations. We expect production to start in Continue Reading

Facebook, three Indonesian firms in early talks for mobile payment approval – regulator – Finance – Software – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

Three Indonesian digital fintech firms are working with Facebook Inc to apply for regulatory approval to launch mobile payments in the country, an official at the financial regulator said. The plan, if approved, could be among the first such service under the social media firm’s unified payment service Facebook Pay Continue Reading

Poland’s CD Projekt seeks age approval for cyberpunk game – Security – Software- Tempemail

Poland’s biggest video game producer CD Projekt is seeking age recommendations from the industry’s rating boards for its flagship product “Cyberpunk 2077” ahead of the game’s launch in September, it said on Tuesday. The first-person futuristic adventure game features the voice of Hollywood actor Keanu Reeves and some violence. “We Continue Reading

Vodafone and TPG $15bn merger gets court approval – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

Vodafone and TPG have been granted permission by the Federal Court to merge, paving the way for the stalled $15 billion deal to proceed. The Federal Court on Thursday overturned a bid by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to block the merger from proceeding. Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) Continue Reading

T-Mobile / Sprint merger gets judge’s approval, could be finalized as early as April 1

What just happened? A federal judge on Tuesday approved the proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint, paving the way for a new path in the wireless industry that’ll see three major players – and newcomer Dish Network – compete for subscribers. Attorneys general from several states filed a lawsuit to Continue Reading

San Francisco is set to restrict e-cigarette sales in 2020, devices will require FDA approval

San Francisco-based e-cigarette users will likely be disappointed to hear that the city’s residents have voted to place heavier restrictions on the devices beginning next year. E-cigarette makers will be required to receive FDA approval before they can sell their products in the city, which could effectively ban the sale Continue Reading

Amazon blocks third-parties from selling ‘Nintendo products’ without approval

If all or a portion of your income comes through the sale of used video games or video game consoles on Amazon, we might have some bad news for you today. According to reports within the Amazon Seller Forums, the retail giant is now requiring approval before “Nintendo products” can Continue Reading