Australia’s competition regulator flags legal cases against tech companies over ads | Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)

Competition regulator Rod Sims has foreshadowed possible further legal cases against tech groups as a result of inquiries into mobile phone app stores and how ads are sold online. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, which Sims chairs, has been investigating so-called “ad tech”, where search engine Google is a Continue Reading

How we are changing the way we rate sustainability of consumer electronics | Gadgets

When we first started looking at the sustainability of consumer electronics at the beginning of 2019, we soon discovered that reliable information was very hard to find. It was difficult to establish which smartphones, tablets, headphones and other items were even capable of being repaired, let alone how long they Continue Reading

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

Google Maps postcode error leads delivery drivers on wild pizza chase | Consumer affairs

If Simon Borghs wanted to eat a takeaway pizza fresh out of the box, he would have to sit in the local park. Taking a taxi meant lengthy discussions with the driver to ensure that he got to his flat. Getting a delivery meant walking down the road with his Continue Reading

The Truth About Amazon review – slick consumer show avoids the unpalatable | Television

Even the gentlest programme about Amazon cannot help but function as a reminder that Jeff Bezos originally planned to called his creation Relentless.com – presumably until a brave and/or heavily stock-optioned colleague took him aside and murmured in his ear: “You’re not supposed to say the quiet part out loud, Continue Reading

5G Consumer Market to Reach $31 trillion by 2030 – Tempemail

The 5G consumer market is expected to grow to $31 trillion by 2030, according to the Harnessing the 5G Consumer Potential report from Ericsson ConsumerLab. The report estimates that communications service providers (CSPs) could earn $3.7 trillion of that total – a figure that could increase further as new adjacent Continue Reading

Vodacom Just4You Platform Doubles Consumer Data – Tempemail

Vodacom has announced that it will give customers who buy selected bundles using the Just4You platform, a 100% bonus on daily, weekly and monthly bundles. This comes at a time when South Africans are under increased economic pressure. “As a brand that connects people for a better tomorrow by creating an Continue Reading