DawentsIT: All Things in Technology news you need to know this Monday-
1.Ericsson wins 5G radio contracts in China : Sweden’s Ericsson (ERICb.ST) won a 3% share in a joint 5G radio contract from China Telecom (0728.HK) and China Unicom (0762.HK), according to sources familiar with the matter.Nokia (NOKIA.HE), which was expected to take away Ericsson’s market share in China, did not receive any share, according to a tender document published by the Chinese companies.
2.Apple removes anti-vaxx dating app Rejected from the App Store.While the company is claiming the app violated Apple’s policies for COVID-19 content, the app’s owners are saying it’s censorship.
3.A robot is serving restaurant customers in California because there aren’t enough staff.A manager said the talking robot is filling in as she struggles to find employees amid the labor shortage.
4.Tesla will pay $1.5 million to settle Model S battery throttle claims.The company will pay $625 to car owners after complaints that a software update cut the maximum charge of some of its vehicles. Elon Musk spoke out on the settlement: “if we are wrong, we are wrong.
5.Zoom reaches $85 million settlement in lawsuit over user privacy and “Zoombombing.”The settlement comes in the wake of a lawsuit claiming it violated users’ privacy rights by sharing personal data with Facebook, Google, and LinkedIn.
6.Thousands of tech workers are flocking to Huntsville, Alabama.Look out, San Francisco, there’s a new tech hub on the horizon. Alabama’s unsung “rocket city” is luring employees with good jobs and Southern hospitality.
7.Automakers are exploring subscription services that would unlock premium features.Tesla isn’t the only company charging a monthly fee for specialty features — BMW, Mercedes, and Cadillac have also considered subscriptions that would enable things like heated seats or autopilot.
8.Space tourists fly at their own risk — nobody is regulating their safety.Because federal agencies don’t plan to regulate flights till at least 2023, experts say ticket-holders are accepting their role in an “experiment.”
9.A major iPhone trend that worried Wall Street for years has just reversed.In the past, iPhone users would hold onto their devices for years, crimping Apple’s growth and worrying analysts.But that trend has begun to reverse recently.
10.Chinese companies with fraudulent trademarks are wreaking havoc on Amazon.America’s trademark system is in disarray as cheats slip through the cracks — and the US government is getting overwhelmed.
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