Intel acquires Israeli transit app maker Moovit in $900million deal

Chipmaker Intel Corp has bought Israeli public transit app maker Moovit for about $900 million to help it develop self-driving ‘robotaxis’ that could take to the streets in early 2022, the company said on Monday. Moovit will remain independent while its technology and the data it collects from more than 800 million users in 102… Read More Intel acquires Israeli transit app maker Moovit in $900million deal

Apple, Google ban use of location tracking in contact tracing apps

Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google on Monday said they would ban the use of location tracking in apps that use a new contact tracing system the two are building to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. Apple and Google, whose operating systems power 99% of smart phones, said last month they would work… Read More Apple, Google ban use of location tracking in contact tracing apps

Vodacom launches 5G mobile network services in South Africa

Mobile operator Vodacom Group said on Monday it had switched on Africa’s first live 5G mobile network in three cities in South Africa, with further rollouts planned in other parts of the country. Vodacom was recently assigned temporary additional spectrum by South Africa’s telecoms regulator for the duration of a national state of disaster to… Read More Vodacom launches 5G mobile network services in South Africa